Have you been to a few beginner swing dance classes? Do you want to improve your skills & take your dancing to the next level? Interested in joining the Intermediate Class soon? Then, read on!
Lindy Hop is great fun & looks good. But as with everything that requires skill, ‘practice makes perfect’. If ‘practice makes perfect’, you may wonder, “What is the best way to practise?” or “How do I even start to practise?”
The good news is, you don’t always need a partner to practise with. In fact, it can be distracting to practise with a partner, especially if you end up giving each other unwanted or confusing feedback.
Practising on your own for a few minutes a day will improve your dancing. However, without any feedback from your teacher or a more experienced dancer, how do you know where you’ve gone wrong? This is not always easy to figure out.
As you probably know already, dancing to a high level is not easy, & being able to come up with moves spontaneously to music you have not heard before can be a bit daunting.
This workshop is perfect for anyone who has been to a few beginner classes & who is committed to learning & becoming a better dancer. On the other hand, if you have started dancing sometime ago & feel out of practice, this workshop is also great for dancers who are looking for a refresher for the all-essential basics.
Discovering Joo-Lee & Andy’s practice methods will help you to accelerate your learning & reduce the time needed so you can truly dance with confidence.
If you want to improve your skills & take your dancing to the next level, then, join us on Saturday 22 April 12:00-14:00. Places will be limited to 20 to give you a more intimate learning environment with more opportunity to practise with the teachers.
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!
Andy is very much our music man! His overt passion for jazz, swing and blues has inevitably led to an extensive, ever growing music collection to be proud of and this, together with his innate musicality and dance knowledge has ensured Andy’s reputation as a highly acclaimed Swing and Blues DJ, invited to play at numerous events all over the world! Lindy Jazz are thrilled to claim Andy as our own resident DJ and it goes without saying that each event is guaranteed to offer the perfect soundtrack for an unforgettable dance experience, with a carefully managed atmosphere through music sensitive to the dancer’s every mood.
This instinctive understanding of music has leant itself to Andy’s trademark smooth, connected and highly musical dance style!
Andy’s dance background began in the world of ballroom in 1990, followed by a growing passion for Modern Jive and an increasing devotion to blues dance and Lindy Hop, further fuelling his enthusiasm for social dance. Andy can boast a most impressive foundation for his dance training, having studied with top teachers such as Frankie Manning, Steven Mitchell, Peter Loggins and Russell Sargeant. Other influences include Salsa, Ballroom and Argentine Tango and his extensive experience, combined with Andy’s friendly, easy-going attitude have resulted in an accessible, motivational and connection-based teaching style which encourages everyone to feel welcome and included, promotes a relaxed environment and delivers positive responses from all our Lindy Hoppers!