Monday, September 10
900p-1000p UpTempo Routine I
Monday, September 17
900p-1000p UpTempo Routine II
Monday, September 24
900p-1000p More Musicality
All events are held at Jawaahir Dance Studio.
Jawaahir Dance Studio
1940 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
This is an Intermediate/Advanced class.
Dancer should be familiar with traditional moves. Now is the time to begin to understand how the dance and the music relate and interact. Fast Tempos up to 220bpm should be accessible to the dancer. Concepts of movement and musicality should have dawned on the dancer as well as the ability to improvise, vary simple moves to create interesting movements as well as footwork flourishes. The concept of thinking in two's can be an interesting discussion topic. The dancer should also have an understanding of the importance of outside exposure, travel, and different stylings, perhaps having already travelled or at least attended a locally hosted regional or national event. Connection is important in your dance because it creates that trust between you and your partner. You also know that connection is not simple but complex, consisting of points of connection, strength of the connection, direction of the connection, and more.
Kelli has been dancing Lindy Hop, East coast swing, balboa and charleston since early 1998 and has been competing and teaching for 8 of those years. She has placed and won many national titles in many esteemed competitions such as The American Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Championships, Camp Hollywood/Nation Jitterbug Competition, Swing by the Sea, Jitterbug Jam, Triple Crown Los Angeles, Boston Tea Party and many more. She has also taught workshops and lessons at many of the above named competitions and also in places such as San Francisco CA, Los Angeles Ca, Denver Colo, Minneapolis Mn, Madison WI, Boston MA, Nashville TN, Portland OR, Stamford CN, Pasadena Ca, Davis and Sacramento CA. She is a masterful fast lindy and Charleston dancer with a knack for showmanship who encourages great basics and fundamentals so you can have fun dancing with anyone at any speed.
Jason has been dancing Lindy Hop since 1998, and teaching on and off since
1999. As a teacher he brings his enthusiasm and joy of movement to his
students. He has performed by himself and with Lindy Movement at various
events, including Frankie Manning's 88th Birthday Celebration and the Harlem
jazz Dance Festival. Jason has competed and placed at ULHS and other various
competitions, but his focus is social dance. Jason's style is based on
using strong lead and follow technique to connect with his partner and the
Registrations are your payment. The workshops vary in price, length, level,
and attendance. You may pay at the door for any event, but preregistration is
greatly appreciated. You may pay/register either by check, cash, or paypal (which
includes credit card).
The series is 35$ and each individual class is offered at 15$ per class at the door. Contact Shawn, information below, to purchase individual classes in advance or to mail a check as payment.
Early payment is greatly appreciated.
You may use the paypal button below to purchase a Series Pass, which includes a (1$) paypal service fee.
UpTempo Routine I Monday, September 10, 900p-1000p
A medium length routine to uptempo music
(200bpm to 280bpm). The routine will consist of
solo charleston, jazz and Lindy Hop. We will use the
routine to teach new movement and technique for
UpTempo Routine II Monday, September 17, 900p-1000p
Finish the routine we began in part one and if there is time left we will do a few short phrase long routines.
More Musicality Monday, September 24, 900p-1000p
This time around we will focus on dancing to rhythms in the music and call & response between partners.
Shawn can be reached at:
7430 Oak Park Village Dr
St Louis Park, MN 55426