Dec
27
10:45am10:45am

Social Dance Euphoria

(2 hours with Gaby and Nathan) One of the keys to making a great social dance is learning to sync with, be inspired by, and learn from your partner. Exercises in physical movement, connection, and mindfulness allow any two partners to look like a seasoned couple. All dance levels welcome. 

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Dec
27
10:45am10:45am

Blues: Intro to Solo Movement

(2 hours with Julie and Dan) If you want to embody all the nuance and expression that blues dance has to offer with a partner, there's nothing better you can do than to explore your own movement. Julie and Dan will help you develop the discipline to take control over your movement, and then use repertoire to sculpt that movement to give it meaning.

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Dec
27
10:45am10:45am

Balboa: Crash Course

(2 hours with Mia and Mickey) If you're an experienced dancer but have not yet delved deep into Balboa, this is the session for you. It will move at a brisk pace, but is designed to thoroughly expose you to the movements and concepts at the core of this dance, getting you ready to hit the Bal room at night during camp.

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Dec
27
1:45pm 1:45pm

Balboa: Common Social Patterns

(2 hours with Mia and Mickey) Once you've got the basics of Balboa in your head and body, it's time to add some building blocks, and get comfortable with all the stuff people commonly do on the social dance floor. This class will get you prepped to feel confident doing all the most important figures of the core repertoire.

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Dec
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Partner Charleston Crash Course

(2 hours with Gaby and Nathan) Charleston is forever connected to Lindy Hop both historically and culturally, but as a student you don't always get the chance to truly learn it as a dance, rather than in bits and peices attached to your Lindy Hop. Don't miss this opportunity to be one of the best educated Charleston dancers on the floor!

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Dec
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Master Focus: Blues Elements & Aesthetic

(6 hours with Mike, Dan, and Julie) This is a nearly full-length track created for those blues dancers who want to wholly immerse themselves in the style, and walk out a different dancer than you were when you walked in. (note: this is not "just for masters", it is an in-depth series created to bring you closer to mastering the dance!)

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Dec
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Master Focus: Competition Training

(6 hours with Jo) That's right, an all-out, hold-nothing-back, off the deep-end competition training sesh with one of the most successful Lindy Hop competitors ever. Jo will break up the time into different competition divisions, and the strategies and training methods she uses for each one. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or just getting into it, this would be a crazy series to miss!

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Dec
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Master Focus: Balboa & Bal-Swing

(6 hours with Kelly and Mickey) If you've begun to fall in love with this dance, and think you may even be turning into a "Balboa Person", this immersive series is your chance to put that passion to the test. All topics are fair game; Kelly and Mickey will use this extensive block of time to analyze the group and take you deep into the process of truly owning your Bal. (note: this is not "just for masters", it is an in-depth series created to bring you closer to mastering the dance!)

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Dec
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

St. Louis Shag Continues

(2 hours with Jenny and Christian) Now that you have a foundation in the basics of STL Shag, we'll work on growing your vocabulary, adding in some flair, and explore how to use St. Louis Shag to create your own unique rhythms and shapes. Prereq: Crash Course or equivalent experience.

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Dec
30
9:45am 9:45am

Solo Jazz: Mambo Swing

(2 hours with Evita) Did you know that there is vintage Latin-influenced swing music? How do you dance to it?? Evita will show you the way, introducing a style that takes you in different aesthetic directions from your typical jazz class, through figures that are somewhat familiar, but challenging in a whole new way!

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Dec
30
9:45am 9:45am

Blues History and Context

(2 hours with Mike) What Is Blues? This class will be a discussion of the history, aesthetics, and current state of blues dancing, and what blues really is (and isn't). We will talk about what some of the blues idiom dances are, what some of the families are, what exactly *is* an aesthetic, and then a positive compare-contrast with qualities that separate blues dances from other swing-related genres.

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Dec
30
9:45am 9:45am

St. Louis Shag Show Piece

(2 hours with Jenny and Christian) Learn an original St. Louis Shag routine by Jenny and Christian and with the option to perform with the class at a camp meeting during Lindy Focus! This class will move quickly--you should be comfortable social dancing Shag basics and variations at quick tempos and come ready for a challenge!

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Dec
30
12:15pm12:15pm

Blues Self Assessment

(2 hours with Julie and Dan) A common question with regular workshop-takers is how one retains the skills learned in class, and how to continue to grow outside of class. This session is all about developing your own methods of improvement that you can use to improve your dancing on your own!

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Dec
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Burlesque Teaser

(2 hours with Nikki) Burleqsue is a vintage form of entertainment whose roots of course pre-date the jazz age, but which experienced a very comfortable flowering of creativity and popularity during that time, and is enjoying a huge resurgence today. If you've ever seen a Burlesque show and thought "I couldn't do that...", it's time to prove yourself wrong.

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