Andrew Sutton is visiting the weekend of January 17-19! He is offering a base curriculum, but we also get to pick one class – each person gets to vote for one class on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Things that make your partner go Mmmm…
For the Follows, this class will teach several different “tricks” that follows can do to make the lead think she is incredibly creative and fun to dance with. For the Leads, this class will teach you how to be receptive to your partner and how to make up moves of your own on the spot by working with your follow and her movement. Plus, you will get loads of practice with your Non-Evil Arm Lead/Following.
This class covers some fundamental techniques to use in all of your aerials. We will discuss proper take-offs & landings, the reverse up/down principles for leads & follows, how to remain connected & grounded while in the air ?!?!?!?!, & what changes an aerial from average to amazing. Plus we will learn some fun aerials! No partner needed. All aerials will be safe enough to do with everyone.
Through Andrew’s facilitation, not only will you be creating your own moves but you will learn some great techniques to make it easy to create moves that both feel great and look great too!
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Creating a Story-Choreographing on the Fly
Are you just putting random moves together when you dance or are you telling a whole story? Even during a social dance you can use concepts from choreography to tell a story. In this class, you will learn how to choreograph & create your own story on the fly for every dance.
Creating Your Own Dance for Every Song
Lindy Hop is a dance. Blues is a dance. Balboa is a dance. Each of these dances evolved because of the music they were dancing to. During this class you will learn to create your own dance for each & every song you dance to. Whether you are recreating dances that already exist, &/or creating dances that have yet to be made, everything will come from the music just like the original dances were formed.
Improvising with a partner
Learn how to use jazz steps to improvise on the social dance floor. This class will also include information on how to learn new moves/movements faster than the average dancer. If you are a shy, timid, or conservative dancer, this class will start to break you out of your shell so smoothly you won’t even notice it.
The Balance Forum
We all have areas in our dancing where we lose our balance and it is not always easy to know where or how we started to go wrong. This class will give you some techniques and games that will help improve your balance during your dancing.
This class focuses on 3 different levels of musicality (phrasing, tension, and the details), and gives you some ideas as well as lots of practice in making your dancing interpret the music within each of the 3 levels.
Send us your votes, either via FB or e-mail; looking forward to hearing from you soon!