This workshop is perfect for anyone who is new to the Swing Out, THE classic Lindy Hop move.
This workshop is in 2 parts: Part 1 at 12:00 then Part 2 at 14:30. To join Part 1, you do not need any previous dance experience. Part 2 is perfect for dancers who have attended Beginners' Workshops or regular evening classes.
--Swing Out Basics (Part 1) -- 12:00 -14:00
You will learn the essential rhythms & steps to add to your Lindy Hop toolkit so that the dance makes sense to you. You will also be shown what to listen for in the music so that you know how to start the dance and how to dance through a whole song. With everything being explained clearly and simply you’ll find it easy to understand and easy to do.
--Swing Out Variations (Part 2) -- 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 spice up your Swing Out with exciting variations including the Texas Tommy, fun footwork rhythms such as switches & syncopations.
With opportunities to practise with your teachers & receive feedback you can you will discover ways 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 everyone who loves learning to dance to become quickly confident through her warm, engaging and entertaining style of teaching. She holds regular Lindy Jazz classes in Newcastle and Durham.
Grab your Early Bird tickets now!
Early Bird (until 25 May £8) Advance (until 2 June £9) Standard (£10) On the door (£12 if places are available)
Book 2 workshops & save! Early Bird £12 Advance £14 Standard £15 On the door (£17 if places are available)
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!