1) Bal Friday 10th Anniversary Party - Tonight
2) Forthcoming Teaching Schedule
1) BAL FRIDAY 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY - TONIGHT
Tonight is our 10th Anniversary of Bal Fridays at St Michael's Hall. We'll be celebrating with: live music from the Shirt Tail Stompers, a Historical Film Clips Session, and plenty of of extra refreshments, cake, and celebratory fizz.
We've dropped the usual class format to make more time for social dancing and celebrations:
SWING DANCE HISTORICAL FILM CLIPS SESSION from 19:45 to 20:45
I have a large number of historical dance films that I've collected over the years. Many clips from these films are happily now available to all via YouTube etc. Other films are less well known and not widely distributed. I will be showing a selection of clips that are either: historically interesting, less well known, or just simply amusing! I will introduce each clip and give some relevant/interesting background info about them. Various types of dancing will be represented including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, Tap, Jazz, etc.
SOCIAL DANCE begins at 20:45
LIVE BAND, the SHIRT TAIL STOMPERS begins at 21:00
CLOSE at 23:30
Plus there will be plenty of extra refreshments, cake, and celebratory fizz. It should be a fittingly memorable evening to mark the 10 years...
Entry will be £10 for the evening (includes film session and live music).
5th April 2012
Club Savoy is the new weekly Lindy Hop night run by Ryan Francois and Jenny Thomas in Rayners Lane (near Harrow, London). Guest teachers for the 5th April will be Dan Guest & Gemma Barson. http://www.ryanandjenny.com/RJ/Club_Savoy.html
22nd April 2012
In this workshop we will work on refining the fundamental balboa and bal-swing techniques to make your dancing smooth and flowing. We will introduce some variations, and you will learn how to combine the core techniques to form more complicated patterns. http://swingpatrol.co.uk/
THE MAYTIME MESSAROUND
11-13th May 2012
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/
17th June 2012
In this workshop you will learn how to create and control momentum to make your dancing really start to flow. We will work on detailed refinement of lead/follow technique to enable you to dance competently at all tempos. We will combine the core techniques of balboa and bal-swing along with other techniques and variations to form more complex moves. http://swingpatrol.co.uk/
8th July 2012
In this workshop you will learn to refine your techniques to the level where you can lead/follow subtle differences in timing and direction. Dance elements such as dynamics, musicality and syncopated timing will form part of this workshop. You will learn how to combine all of these elements to make flashy moves seem easy. http://swingpatrol.co.uk/
BERLIN LAMINU WORKSHOP
28-29 July 2012