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Solo Vernacular Jazz Fundamentals Course

No partner is needed for these classes as the focus is on learning how to move your body as an individual dancer in a vernacular swing dance style. At least one full routine, maybe two, will be taught in each five-week session. Routines that may be taught in this class are the Jitterbug Stroll, Charleston Stroll, The Madison, Mama’s Stew, the Shim Sham, the first half of Al & Leon’s Shim Sham, the first half of the Big Apple, etc.

This class is for dancers of all skill and experience levels, including beginners. The teaching pace will not be rushed as the explanations given for each move, transition, timing, etc. will be quite detailed. Most of the routines in this course are one wall or four-wall repeating dances. Max 8 students per class.  *All participants will have to wear a mask during each class. 

Tuesdays 7:00PM-7:50PM

4/20-5/18

6/1-6/29

7/13-8/10

Solo Vernacular Jazz Intermediate Course

No partner is needed for these classes as the focus is on honing your vernacular swing dance movement as a solo dancer. At least one full routine, probably two, will be taught in each five-week session. Routines that may be taught in this class are the Tranky Doo, First Stops, Trickeration, Dean Collins Shim Sham, the second half of the Big Apple, Killer Boogie, etc;

This class is for dancers who are looking to develop their knowledge of vernacular jazz aesthetics, rhythms, moves, and routines. Students do NOT need to take Solo Fundamentals to enter this class but, they should feel okay about moving their body by themselves. Instruction will be provided at a pace that dancers with some experience will enjoy.  Max 8 students per class. *All participants will have to wear a mask during each class. 

 

Thursdays 7:00PM-7:50PM

4/22-5/20

6/3-7/1

7/15-8/12

 

Fees: Members $80, Residents $85, Non Residents $90