MNLindy Workshop Series XI: Dynamic Lead and Follow , September 2008

Schedule


Monday, September 8th
800p-900p Leading and Following while Dancing, pt 1

Monday, September 15th
800p-900p Leading and Following while Dancing, pt 2

Monday, September 22nd
800p-900p Intro to Musicality

Monday, September 29th
800p-900p Versatility and Dynamics
900p-1000p So You Think You Can Lindy Hop?


Locations

All events are held at Jawaahir Dance Studio.

Jawaahir Dance Studio
1940 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Level

This is an Intermediate class.

Dancer should have a few months experience and be comfortable with the basics at medium tempos (up to 185bpm). Tuck turns, sugar pushes, basic charleston, footwork variations, and swingouts should all be familiar to you while you learn to integrate 6 and 8 count patterns. The trust relationship between partner's connection is dawning on you.

Stacia Martin

Stacia wants you to know that she is a dancer because it makes her heart sing. She began dancing in Tampa in 2001 and has been spellbound ever since. She has performed at various events in Florida, at the Oakland Swing Dance Festival and most recently at the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown. She has been known to compete on occasion, but is most passionate about the thrill of social dancing and sweating and the magical glittery joy that it produces. In her teaching, she'll admit that her first love is to focus on the intangible and elusive art of connection and plain ol' leading/following.

Jason Zabinski

Jason has performed and taught from Harlem to California. He began dancing Lindy Hop in 1998 and has been teaching since 1999. 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. Jason's style is based on using strong lead and follow technique to connect with his partner and the music. He has an extensive knowledge of the dance and its history that he uses to preserve the wild excitement and energy of Swing in his dancing.

Series Registrants
Leads Follows
  1. Jeremy Fischer
  2. Christopher Barnes
 

Registration

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).

Early payment is greatly appreciated.

The series is 50$ 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.


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Class Descriptions

Monday, September 8th
Leading and Following while Dancing, pt 1 Monday, September 8th, 800p-900p
These first two classes will focus on giving the necessary skills and knowledge to dancers to take their Lindy Hop to another level. The class will focus on leading and following with the dancer's whole body to allow them to dance faster, and be able to interact with greater ease with each other.

Monday, September 15th
Leading and Following while Dancing, pt 2 Monday, September 15th, 800p-900p
These first two classes will focus on giving the necessary skills and knowledge to dancers to take their Lindy Hop to another level. The class will focus on leading and following with the dancer's whole body to allow them to dance faster, and be able to interact with greater ease with each other.

Monday, September 22nd
Intro to Musicality Monday, September 22nd, 800p-900p
With this class we will give you a basic understanding of how the structure of Lindy Hop can fit into the structure of Jazz. We will show how you can use the music to make your dancing more dynamic.

Monday, September 29th
Versatility and Dynamics Monday, September 29th, 800p-900p
Is your Lindy Hop on auto pilot? Stacia and Niki will challenge you to think about your dancing from a variety of sty le-perspectives to help you infuse inspired movement and energy into your dancing. We'll explore elements of fluidity and tension, as we ll as rhythmic and directional variation. Join us in our pursuit to break routine and become more versatile and dynamic dancers.

So You Think You Can Lindy Hop? Monday, September 29th, 900p-1000p
Step on stage and do your thing in front of our "panel of experts". Niki and Stacia (and special peer guests) will p rovide valuable individual feedback on your basics. Bring your swing-out, a sense of humor, and check egos at the door. You'll walk away with more confidence and clarity in your dancing.
This 5th class outside our regular time is free when you sign up for the whole series! Otherwise it is 15$.


Contact Information

Shawn can be reached at:
7430 Oak Park Village Dr
St Louis Park, MN 55426

952.931.9024
azeroth@minnesotalindy.com