You would like to discover this dance and do your first steps on the dancefloor ? These sessions are made for you. You will be taught the base step and basic variations. Therefore you will have the necessary basics to start practicing this dance with serenity.
You are in the early stage of apprenticeship, meaning that you know the basics of the dance but would like to learn more variations.
You can dance on a full music without making a mistake, without setback and being able to lead your follower or to follow your leader.
You start to master your dance and manage dancing during the parties you go to, but you would like to gain preciseness and to learn new variations.
You are seeking THE variation, the one that you will use to star during the parties.
You are looking for technique, technique and technique, the one that will propel you as a pro of the dancefloor whilst doing social dancing or during Jack and Jill competitions. You manage a fair level of dance, but you are looking for more technique and preciseness without forgetting the fun or fancy variations.
You are a competitor or would like to become one or even just want to take up crazy challenges? This course is not preparing to competitions but to an equivalent level. Do consider taking some spare outfits as rhythm will be dense and difficulty level the highest.
As the swing dances, the blues comes from the African rhythms and moves. Originally danced by the black population of the Unites States during private parties where blues music was played, accentuating the intimate touch. The Blues dance is therefore linked to the Blues music and many aspects of this dance comes from the sensations given by the music: intensity, shades, emotions, sensuality, tension, looseness…
Today’s Blues dancing:
Nowadays, the Blues inspiration comes from the old-fashioned styles but also includes different modern concepts like the connexion between dancers, the music, the improvisations, the body moves… The Blues will however keep its emotional asset that remains its key: the dancer interprets the music.
The Jazz Roots word is used to distinguish the Jazz of the Swing period, also called Vernacular Jazz, from the modern jazz. Its main difference with the modern jazz is that the Jazz roots is originated from the African dances, from the lindy hop, the Charleston and the tap dancing.
Eric will unveil the mysteries of the interpretation. To emphasize his explanations and demonstrate the concrete use of its explained theory, what would be better than a swing band ?
The Good Evening Mr Jack will be supporting this lesson to confront the musician’s point of view with the dancer’s. While participating to this course, you will discover the key to music that you may not know till now !
The collegiate Shag is a dance that is practiced on swing music, born in the south of the United States, (around New Orleans), its apogee was around 1920 and 1940.
The “Shag” word, used as a reference to the American dances is quite broadly used and designates several dances arisen in the first part of the 20th century in the USA.
The famous Arthur Murray wrote in his book “Let’s Dance” in 1937, an article explaining that Shag was danced and known in the whole country but sometimes with a different name such as “Flea Hop”.
The Shag developed some years before Lindy Hop became popular. During the 1930’s, the Shag evolved towards different forms of dances (Arthur Murray Shag, Carolina Shag , Saint-Louis Shag).