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Lindy hop workshop with LindyJazz

  • Skelton Village Hall Skelton, Penrith CA11 9TE United Kingdom (map)

Dance with Confidence!

To dance with confidence, we need to have control over our basic movements i.e. that our body will do what we want it to do. To dance with confidence, we need some classic tools in our dance toolkit so we can pull them out without having to think. To dance with confidence, we need to know how to respond to the music and to our partners. 

This workshop is designed for improver/intermediate dancers. You already have some basics in place and we can’t wait to make the most of what you have and take it to the next level!

Here are the topics we plan to share with you.

How to make the most of Jazz Steps

How to make simple jazz steps look stylish in social dancing 

How to use jazz steps to jazz up our Lindy Hop

How to add jazz steps in musically appropriate parts of our social dancing

How to use our arms & other body parts

How to use our posture to help us to move with ease & improve our connection 

How to use our arms to lead/follow with better connection 

How to create movement & redirect or hijack our partner’s intentions

How to dance to music

How to dance to very slow or very fast music

How to know when the music is about to end & what to do about that

How to know when to do 6 or 8 counts triple step

How to know when to dance Charleston or Lindy Hop or Jazz steps or a combination in one swing track

How to dance to music that has no clear beat or structure

How to use swing phrasing to make your dancing feel and look good

How to dance with a better sense of rhythm

How to stop dancing to just the beat & start add more rhythm to your Lindy Hop

How to improvise with style & confidence

How to improvise without feeling lost or confusing our partner

How to improvise without disrupting the flow of the dance

How to improvise using simple rhythm combinations 

How to be free to dance without being stuck to certain footwork patterns

How to dance without having to think or concentrate on our moves

For information and booking, please contact Helen Parker of Swingdance Cumbria

07769 296529   swingdancecumbria@gmail.com

Earlier Event: June 20
Week 2 penrith
Later Event: June 27
Week 4 penrith