WELCOME BACK WORKSHOPS
Time & Cost
Workshops: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Practice in the ballroom: 9:00 – 11:00 PM
Cost: $25 – pay at the door
Thursday, Nov 11, 2021
Balboa w/ Lian & Matt
Balboa is a type of Swing dance that developed in the 1920s and 1930s in Southern California. It is named after the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach where it was popular! Balboa is an 8-count dance characterized by its intricate footwork and rotational movements. It lends itself nicely to fast music, but you can dance it to any tempo, including slow tempos.
In this workshop, you will learn basic rhythms, footwork, connection, and core moves that comprise Pure Balboa (closed connection) and Bal-Swing (open connection). This workshop is for everyone! No prior experience required!
Collegiate Shag w/ Amanda & Zach
Collegiate Shag is a type of Swing dance that originated in the 1930s. It was popular with college kids during the Jazz and Swing era! There are many different styles of Shag, but this particular style is danced with a 6-count basic, quick and flashy footwork, and a chugging rhythm. It can be danced in closed position, open position, or side by side.
In this workshop, you will learn the basic rhythms, footwork, connection, and core moves of Collegiate Shag. This workshop is for everyone! No prior experience required!
Intermediate Lindy Hop w/ Joanna & Andrew
Lindy Hop is an American dance which was born in the African-American communities in Harlem, New York City, in 1928. It was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Lindy Hop is taught as an 8-count dance and is characterized by a move called the Swing Out. You may also spot Lindy Hoppers incorporating 6-count Swing, as well as other dances that preceded it, such as Charleston, Jazz, and Tap.
In this workshop, you will polish your basics and core Lindy Hop moves as well as learn some new, fun figures to add to your repertoire! This workshop is for those who are comfortable with closed and open connection, triple steps, basic passes, and swing outs.