MNLindy Workshop Series XIII: Flourishing with Fanciness (Punctuating and Embellishing), October 2008


Monday, October 13th
900p-1000p Interactive Solo Jazz Routine, pt 1

Monday, October 20th
900p-1000p Interactive Solo Jazz Routine, pt 2

Monday, October 27th
900p-1000p Romeo & Juliet


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.

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


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 40$ 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, October 13th
Interactive Solo Jazz Routine, pt 1 Monday, October 13th, 900p-1000p

Monday, October 20th
Interactive Solo Jazz Routine, pt 2 Monday, October 20th, 900p-1000p
In these first two classes, we'll share with you a solo jazz routine that we choreographed. This is a twist on the more common solo routine, as it will be interactive, so you'll work with a partner (we'll rotate in the class, no need to bring a partner). This is something you can use to refine your jazz movement, and also a routine to have in your back pocket for jam circles or performances. Partners can be anyone, so lead/follow balance is not necessary.

Monday, October 27th
Romeo & Juliet Monday, October 27th, 900p-1000p
Ever found yourself ill-equipped for a slower song? Dancing to different tempos successfully involves using your body in new/different ways. Certain moves or styling don't always work or communicate the music when the tempo slows down. In this class, we'll help you hit the brakes and keep it slow and pretty.

Contact Information

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