"Cool Switches in Swing" with The Conner Sisters
August 19, 11:00am - 11:45am
"Leading and following are roles, not genders!"
In this class, Ashley and Sydney will share various switch leads you can do in almost any type of swing dance. Some will include something as simple as a hand switch, while others will require only slightly more effort.
We hope you leave this class feeling the power of The Switch and empowered to try out these new moves on the dance floor with your friends!
"Solo Jazz" with Sydney
August 19, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Get ready to groove and swing with our Solo Jazz class! In this class, you will learn the classic dance moves that defined the Swing era, including the Charleston, Shorty George, Suzie Q, and more. This high-energy class is perfect for those who want to master the fundamentals of solo jazz and develop their own style.
Sydney will guide you through a quick solo jazz routine, starting with the basic steps and gradually building up to more complex combinations. You'll learn how to move your body with grace and fluidity, mastering the intricate footwork and syncopated rhythms that make solo jazz such an exciting and fun dance style.
Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a beginner, this class is suitable for all levels. You'll leave the session feeling energized, confident, and ready to take on the dance floor with your new skills. So join us and discover the joy of Solo Jazz dance today!
"Learning to Listen" with Cassie and Hughey
August 19, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The class will be all about learning to listen, as a lead and as a follow. Focusing less on control and more on empathy, Cassie and Hughey will explore the skill of listening. Between you, your partner, and the music, there is so much to listen to and react to; individually and together. The goal is to give you an idea to digest and assimilate, and leave with a new perspective on connection.
"Musicality and Shag" with Julie and Jacob
August 19, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
In this class, Julie and Jacob will break down some simple exercises and ideas that will allow you to break out of patterns and dance to the music.
Switch Philosophy Workshop with Michelle and Sami
August 20, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Drag Blues with The Lindy Hopkins
August 20, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
What is Drag Blues?
Drag Blues is a modern variation of Ballroomin' and Slow Drag, both close-embrace vintage dances, danced to the swinging rhythms found in Blues music. While based on vintage traveling Blues dances, Drag Blues has a more defined technique and incorporates swing moves and movements.
GET READY TO LEVEL UP YOUR PARTNER DANCING….and get ready to spice up your Blues dancing and become a master of the slower tempos. Karen and Dabney will help you incorporate Drag Blues into your dance repertoire with confidence and ease, unlocking the concepts of contra body movements and the importance of good posture and weight placement.
You will leave this class with a greater understanding of what it means to connect with a partner and you are guaranteed to have plenty of options for when the tempos slow down.
Balboa with Lila and Jacob
August 20, 2:30pm - 3:45pm
“Who the hell are you and who invited you to my class?" Those were Willie Desatoff's famous words to his then-future wife and dance partner, Lila. You will receive a much warmer Desatoff welcome to this class, but will still be in the presence of one of Balboa's living legends.”Lila will give you tips and pointers to improve or enhance your balboa regardless of your dance level. She will also demonstrate the 4 different styles of balboa according to her late husband Willie Desatoff. Jacob Spinney will be teaching alongside Lila. The Desatoff name is a big inspiration and motivation to Jacob, and you can definitely spot some "Willie-isms" in his dancing.