This event is for anyone who is new or fairly new to swing dancing.
Option 1 – Join Part 1 only (new to dancing and have only a couple of hours to spare)
Option 2 - Join Parts 1 and 2 (new or newish to dancing and have time to really get into the moves)
Option 3 – Join Part 2 only (You have attend regular beginner classes and your swing dance basics are strong)
Lindy Hop and Charleston are part of the same dance, commonly known as Swing Dance. When you go to swing dance events you will find that most experienced dancers mix both Lindy Hop and Charleston moves interchangeably within one song. Beginners tend to stick to either Lindy Hop or Charleston in one song but after this workshop you will be able to dance more effortlessly and with confidence as you start to make sense of this wonderfully joyful dance.
-- Part 1 BEGINNERS WORKSHOP 12:00 --14:00 ---
This workshop is perfect for complete beginners who want to learn the basics of the Lindy Hop & Charleston as well as dancers who want to refresh, revisit and refine their moves.
Starting with a lesson packed with brilliant basics and ending with a session on Social Dance etiquette to help you feel more confident about dancing at swing dance events.
Join our step-by-step class that will take you from 'Two Left Feet' to 'Comfortable And Confident' in just two hours. With everything being explained clearly and simply you’ll find it easy to understand and easy to do.
You do not need to book with a partner but it’s twice as much fun if you book with a friend!
-- Part 2 IMPROVERS WORKSHOP 14:30-16:30 ---
This workshop is perfect for you if you have attended a Beginners Lindy Hop workshop or weekly classes and you are ready to learn how to add Charleston and Lindy Hop moves into your swing dancing. Starting with a warm up to check that simple basics such as rhythm, direction and connection are in place, we will then move on quickly to learn some classic Lindy Hop & Charleston moves.
Join our step-by-step class that will take you from 'Beginner Plus' to 'Improver' in just two hours. With everything being explained clearly and simply you’ll find it easy to dance with more confidence and style.
-- BOTH WORKSHOPS --
For those of you who would like a longer session and really get to consolidate your moves, book for both workshops. We will take regular breaks for rest, refreshment and reflection!
Your Teacher Joo-Lee Stock specialises in helping beginners to become quickly confident through her warm, engaging and entertaining style of teaching. She holds regular Lindy Jazz classes in Newcastle and Durham.
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The legendary Dawn Hampton once said that if you want to improve your dancing, there is no better way than to dance all forms of dance. This, in many ways, has been Joo-Lee’s own philosophy and experience. Joo-Lee danced ballet as a child, was inspired and taught by the Jiving Lindy Hoppers since 1993 and has trained and gained social dance experience in Lindy Hop, Contemporary, Street, Salsa, Jive and Tap, all of which have influenced Joo-Lee’s own individual creative style.
Joo-Lee has a contagious enthusiasm for both dancing and teaching, ensuring an energy and buzz to any class or event she’s involved with. Highly qualified, Joo-Lee’s background is as a former director of performing arts, as well as having had formal training in music and, most recently, life coaching, all of which combine to produce a highly effective, ever inspiring talent and expertise for building dance confidence and improving skills, performance and techniques in dancers of all levels. Above all, Joo-Lee advocates that those who enjoy learning will in turn learn more and will learn more quickly. Given the thousands of people she has worked with, together with her warm, relaxed nature, it is no surprise that Joo-Lee has successfully demonstrated that this is very much the case!