Juan & Sara – Let’s Face The Music and Dance:
Understanding dancing language. Create a dialogue between you and your partner to react organically to the music. Concepts, technique and direct application of it in the context of Lindy Hop.
Damon & Kelsy – The Science of Blues Movement:
What techniques create and shape the aesthetic of Blues dances? This class will go over the four primary technical elements that when combined create the foundation of the Blues idiom dances.
Damon & Kelsy – The Art of Blues Movement:
In addition to the techniques, there are specific artistic choices each dancer makes which cements their movement solidly within the genre of Blues. This class will detail and then explore these choices.
Juan – Tap Fundamentals:
An introduction to the foundation of tap dancing. Developing a strong basic technique, keeping time, understanding the subdivison of rhythm and how to build your own practice routines to grow as a rhytmical dancer.
Damon & Kelsy – Howlin’ with the Wolf:
This class will be an exploration of the music of Chester Arthur Burnett, A.K.A. Howlin’ Wolf and the various ways of dancing to it mixing both blues idiom dancing and freestyle blues.
Damon & Kelsy – Ballrooming: The Savoy Walk:
This offshoot of the Savoy’s Swing Walk was danced to slower and more Bluesy music of the big bands. Based on Quickstep and Foxtrot rhythms and melodic improvisation it is flashy and classy while still grounded in the blues aesthetic.
Damon & Kelsy – Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Bubble Theory:
This class will focus on what leading and following really are in blues idiom dance once we strip away all the assumptions and carryover from other dances. We’ll talk concepts, exercises, and application.
Damon & Kelsy – The Juke:
This class is a Juke Joint Blues sampler. We’ll cover four country and urban blues dances: Slow Drag, Touch-step, and Fishtail, covering the elements which define the dances and how to improvise within each.