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Juan and Katie Weekend

Juan and Katie Weekend

We’re happy to welcome back Katie Cobalt to Hong kong for this upcoming weekend workshop. And with her, she is bringing the fabulous Juan Villafane. Together they are promising an amazing weekend of learning and dancing as we bring you 8 hours of workshops and 2 socials with DJs and Live music.

TEACHERS

On their first ever tour together, Katie and Juan are excited to bring you a combination of their favourite moves and techniques.

Juan and Katie Weekend

Juan Villafane

Juan Villafañe is a world-renowned swing dancer, teacher, performer, and producer specialized in Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has dedicated over 20 years of his life to the world of dance, leaving an indelible mark through his captivating performances, exceptional teaching skills, visionary production work, and his commitment to building a vibrant dance culture and community.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Lindy Focus 2018 – Lindy Hop Couples 1st, Solo Jazz 1st
  • Diga Diga Doo 2016  – Performer and Artistic Director
  • Savoy Cup 2022/23 – Competition Judge
Juan and Katie Weekend

Katie Cobalt

Katie Cobalt is a international Lindy Hop instructor based in Madrid – originally from Hong Kong but via London. She is known for her classroom energy, dancefloor sass, and infectious enthusiasm for Lindy Hop. As a teacher, she focuses on individually helping her students on their own dance journeys.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • ILHC 2023 – All Star Classic 1st Place
  • ILHC 2019 – Solo Jazz Team 1st Place
  • Canadian Swing Championships 2023 – Competition Judge
 

WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY

27th October 8:30pm-10:30pm
Studio 9, 8th Floor, 9 Des Voeux Rd West, Sheung Wan

Dancer’s Don’t Need To Know More Steps: How to use your repetoire to “illustrate” any song with your movement.

Jam Session: Jams can be intimidating, so let’s break them down and make them approachable. How, when  & where to participate in this very important part of the tradition. Learn, share ideas, express yourself and enjoy the experience of dancing in a cypher.

Saturday

28th October 2:30pm-6pm
Studio 9, 8th Floor, 9 Des Voeux Rd West, Sheung Wan

The Lead Follow Matrix: A methodical approach to master “partnered dance moves”. This challenging but revealing class will help you make sense of the myriad of possibilities, expand your repertoire and refine your “lead-follow” technique.

Rhythm Is Our Business (Part 1): Mastering rhythm variations and applying it into your dancing to create your own footwork and/or swing out variations to match the melody, hit the breaks and add rhythm ideas.

SUNDAY

29th October 2:30pm-6pm
2001-2002, 20th Floor, 148 Electric Rd, Causeway Bay

Rhythm Is Our Business (Part 2): Mastering rhythm variations and applying it into your dancing to create your own footwork and/or swing out variations to match the melody, hit the breaks and add rhythm ideas.

Express Yourself: Dance is magic for giving us the opportunity to express ourselves. But what comes first, the moves or the feeling? Let’s explore how intention can make our dancing sparkle. And find our own personal style and way of moving.

LEVEL

All classes are OPEN LEVEL with a few minimum requirements.
For Swing Workshops, you should know how to Swingout and some basic Charleston.
There will be CHALLENGE material for the more experienced students in class.

SOCIALS

Two amazing socials included with your FULL PASS or buy separate party passes. Make sure to grab tickets early to secure your spot.

SATURDAY NIGHT SWING XL

Saturday 28th October 8pm-1am
Studio 9, 8th Floor, 9 Des Voeux Rd West, Sheung Wan

A mega social at the amazing Studio 9. Dress up for a night out with performances, LIVE MUSIC by NATE WONG’S SWING DYNASTY, and of course, lots of dancing. Come and enjoy the glamour of Hong Kong’s largest dance ballroom.

Even if you miss the workshops, this night is not to be missed, we promise you’ll have a good time.

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL  at DANCETRINITY

Sunday 29th October 8:00pm-11:30pm
8th Floor, Fung Woo Centre, 279-281 Des Voeux Rd Central, Sheung Wan

On Sunday, get ready for a fright as we get spooky. Take out your favorite outfits with a competition for the best costume! The best 2 will get a FREE COURSE CYCLE with RHYTHM STUDIO (Or free tickets to our next Party)!

This is a limited capacity venue, so make sure to buy tickets early if you want a spot.

Price and Payment

Full Pass includes admission to both Saturday and Sunday parties. Or you can register individually for the parties. Day pass workshops may be opened (at the beginning of October) if we have space available, but not guaranteed.

Early bird

FULL PASS – $1900 ($1600)

Saturday Party Only – $250

Sunday Party Only – $100

Regular (from 2nd October)

FULL PASS – $2200 ($1900)

Saturday Party Only – $340

Sunday Party Only – $150

DAY Passes

Day passes are now available and do not include party pass (purchase separately). To enjoy partner discount, make sure to sign up for same tickets as your partner. BUT REGISTRATION IS STILL SEPARATE.

Early bird

Friday WS – $500 ($420)

Saturday WS – $720 ($610)

Sunday WS – $730 ($620)

Regular (from 2nd October)

Friday WS – $650 ($550)

Saturday WS – $850 ($720)

Sunday WS – $830 ($700)

Payment to be made in advance via FPS or Credit (with service fee). Check email for payment information upon registration.
REGISTER WITH A PARTNER (OF THE OPPOSITE ROLE) TO RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT ON YOUR WORKSHOP PRICE.

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