LINDY HOP and SOLO JAZZ
Our workshops will offer a majority of partner dancing but will also feature some SOLO JAZZ content. Not only can solo movement help with your partner dancing. But it’s also an important part of Swing Dance history and offers a great way to express yourself through dancing.
We are sure that you’ll enjoy the full workshop experience regardless of what level you are.
Our classes will focus on the musical aspects of the dance. Finding new ways to listen and react to the music. Going hand-in-hand with the three amazing nights of live-music we have on offer during our parties.
Laura started dancing in 2001 in San Antonio. It wasn’t a very large scene, and her teachers hadn’t been dancing very long, but she instantly fell in love with Lindy Hop, the music, the history and everything involved.
Currently, Laura is a dancer in the show Swing Out, which premiered at the Joyce theater in 2021. She also travels the world teaching, competing, judging, performing and learning, and has won championship titles in partnered and solo vernacular dance. She feels that honoring the history of the dance and its inventors is a crucial part of practicing the dance. She is madly in love with jazz music and movement and strives to convey that love to her students.
AJ is a NYC based Lindy Hop instructor and performer with nearly a decade of experience. His upbeat and energetic teaching style creates a fun and supportive environment for students to learn and grow.
In addition to teaching and social dancing, AJ loves to compete and has placed at local and international competitions. As a proud member of the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, he is committed to sharing his joy of the dance with all, and helping dancers of all levels develop their skills on their own individual dance journeys.
Fabien comes from France and has been teaching swing dancing since 2004, specializing in Lindy Hop and Blues. His love of choreography has led to him to choreograph a number of successful showcases performed at ILHC and other events, as well as the recent ‘French Connection’ Team that placed 2nd at ILHC and ESDC.
Lisa is a professional dancer from London, now living in France. Classically trained from the age of 6 she discovered her love for all styles of dance whilst studying for her degree in Theatre Dance at London Studio Centre.
After leaving college she worked professionally in the commercial dance world. She then discovered and fell in love with Lindy Hop and Blues and has immersed herself in all things swing ever since.
For those who are unsure about what class you should sign up for, here are some guidelines.
With the aid of some live music, we’ll talk about Swing Jazz Music. As we try to understand the building blocks of live music and answer questions like.
- What is AABA structure?
- What is the rhythm section?
- What is ‘swing rhythm’?
- How do musicians improvise?
- Why do we dance to swing music?
- And many more…
more coming soon…