Bal Revival − Bal History/Film Talk
|Tuesday 23rd October 2018|
|NOTE: Tonight there will be a special "Bal History/Film Talk" in place of the usual Intermediates class.|
Dan does these kind of lecture sessions at various special events/workshops but rarely in London. Some recent requests have prompted him to do one of these at our regular weekly dance night.
He was instrumental in the revival of Balboa, having learned from many of the original "old timer" Balboa dancers. He is widely credited with bringing Balboa to the UK and helping to popularise swing dance both here and more widely in Europe.
In tonight's session he will share his knowledge of the history of Bal and show some key film clips where relevant.
The Beginners Class will happen as usual then this Bal History Talk in place of the Intermediates Class − all followed by the usual social dancing.
This is our weekly swing dance night. We offer classes in Balboa at two different levels, suitable for complete beginners through to intermediate/advanced dancers. We rotate people in the classes so you don't need to come with a partner. Comfortable, non-sticky soled shoes are recommended (ideally leather soled).
The beginners' classes run in a monthly cycle, with each week building on the material learnt in the previous weeks that month. Absolute beginners will therefore find it easier to start on the first Tuesday of the month, when we assume no prior knowledge at all. However, you are welcome to start at any time - it will just become more challenging as the month progresses! Once you have done a few classes you will find it easier to drop in at any point during the month. The classes are still run on a drop-in basis so you don't need to do all of the classes in one cycle, although your dancing will progress more quickly if you do.
Social dancing is free and is open to everyone - we play a wide range of styles and tempos of music suitable for Balboa, Lindy Hop, and many other original swing dance styles.
The night has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Crown and Anchor is a lovely venue where we can relax and get some food and drinks throughout the evening.
|Dan & Gemma Guest|
|Groove Juice Special|
|7.30 to 8.20pm|
Balboa Beginners (progresses in monthly cycles)
8.30 to 9.20pm
Bal History/Film Talk
Social dancing from 9:30pm till 11pm
|£8 for the classes / FREE entry for the social dancing after 9.30pm|
|The Crown and Anchor|
374 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 5TA (Map)
On the corner of Belmont Rd and Chiswick High Rd. Nearest tube is Chiswick Park on the District line (around 5 mins walk).
Tel: 01865 872010
Web Site: http://www.lindycircle.com
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