2) LONDON LAMINU WORKSHOP - 9th FEBRUARY
We will be running an afternoon Laminu workshop on Sunday 9th February 2014. It will be held at The Pilot pub in Chiswick. This is a lovely venue where we can relax and get some food and drinks after the workshop. We have the function room booked into the evening for some practice/social dance time.
Laminu is a swing dance that's done to very slow tempo music. Some people describe it as slow Balboa but it's really more than just that. It has its own particular quality of movement and structure that lend it a style and feeling all of its own. You can see a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OkNa_p8LPg. Learning Laminu will also help improve your Balboa because it requires a sophisticated connection and good lead & follow skills.
The workshop will be at beginner/improver level. You do not need to have done any Laminu before but if not it will help if you have some experience in Balboa - in particular, you should ideally be familiar with the basic "inwards" connection in Pure Balboa/Laminu. If you are not familiar with this then there is still time to attend some of our beginners' Balboa lessons at Bal Friday, which will really help you to get the most out of the workshop.
We plan to run further, higher level Laminu workshops in future if there is demand, so this will be a great opportunity to polish up your basics in readiness. It will also serve as a useful preparation for those of you going to the Vienna Laminu Experience event (see our schedule below).
Date: Sunday 9th February 2014
Workshop: 2pm - 6pm
Social dancing: 6pm - 9ish (or last couple dancing!)
Teachers: Dan Guest & Gemma Barson
Venue: The Pilot, 56 Wellesley Road, Chiswick, London, W4 4BZ
You need to book and pay in advance to attend this workshop. Please email us to book your place and we will send you the necesary payment details. You don't need to book with a partner - places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis whilst maintaining a good lead/follow ratio.
24-27th January 2014
The North East Swing & Blues Festival held in the vibrant city of Durham. Dan & Gemma will be teaching the Balboa track (8 hours), plus 5 hours of themed Balboa tasters too. http://www.dance-at-djam.co.uk/
LONDON LAMINU WORKSHOP
9th February 2014
Beginner/improver Laminu workshop in Chiswick. Laminu is a swing dance that's done to very slow tempo music. Some people describe it as slow Balboa but it's really more than just that. It has its own particular quality of movement and structure that lend it a style and feeling all of its own. http://www.lindycircle.com/
CAMBRIDGE BALBOA WORKSHOP
22-23rd February 2014
We’re excited to welcome Dan Guest and Gemma Barson back to Cambridge for two days of Balboa loveliness. Further details will follow soon, but put the date in your diaries! Bookings are now open. http://www.cambridgelindy.com/
VIENNA BALBOA & LAMINU EXPERIENCE
21-23rd March 2014
A weekend of workshops in Balboa and Laminu in the beautiful Austrian capital city of Vienna. http://www.balboa-baby.at/
28-30th March 2014
The revolution continues! Returning after a highly successful first year the Leeds University Swing Society are proud to bring you Swing Revolution 2014 - the largest LUU Swing Society event in our 12 year history. On Friday the 28th through to Sunday the 30th of March rise up and join the revolution. http://www.swingsocluu.co.uk/
THE MAYTIME MESSAROUND
9-11th May 2014
The Titchfield Lindy Weekender. 3 nights of social dancing and 3 Levels of Lindy Hop classes plus optional classes in Balboa, Charleston and Jazz. http://thelindyclub.co.uk/
BRIGHTON BALBOA FESTIVAL
19-21st September 2014
The Brighton Balboa weekender. Two days of workshops with social dancing and live bands. http://www.brightonbalboa.co.uk/