Swing Dance Series
July: 11,18, and 25 at Starline Social Club
NOTE: There is no class or dance venue on Tuesday, July 4th
Level 1 : Six-Count Swing
In this month’s Level I class, we’ll show you the basics of six-count lindy hop with a fun variety of moves, rhythms and shapes. We’ll share some of the ideas we use to cultivate a fun (and fun-ctional!) social dance, and arm you with the tools you need to feel confident on the dance floor. We’ll have you triple-stepping across the floor from day one, and from then on you’ll never want to stop!
Level 2: Choreography
Choreography is a great way to expand your dance vocabulary, explore musicality, and get consistent practice putting the pieces of a good social dance together. In this month’s level 2 class, we’ll teach you a short choreographed sequence, breaking down each movement individually and then connecting them together. We’ll show you how to add your own voice to the sequence and to connect the choreography to the music. You'll also have the possibility to perform your routine during our live band night in July!
Swing Series Instructors
Rachel Phillips & Kendall Lui
Rachel started dancing in Berkeley. She loves to go social dancing, to travel and dance, to DJ, and to choreograph. Rachel’s favorite part of swing dancing is that there’s always something new to explore! Recently, she’s discovered a love for solo jazz movement and rhythms. She also loves to talk about swing music!
Kendall is a dancer from Davis but goes to every Bay Area dance he can. Dancing did not come naturally for Kendall and he remembers doing the 6 count basic for an entire song off tempo. Since then, he now teaches regularly and choreographs for the Tranky Moo performance team. A social dancer at heart, Kendall loves the improvisational aspect of Lindy Hop and the unique voices that of each of people with whom he dances.
FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS: REGULAR OPEN PRACTICE
Every 3rd Friday of the month is going to be The Breakaway's regular Open Practice session. Next date: July 21st, 2017. Don't forget it's FREE for ALL students and it's at Bellevue Club in Oakland. More info here.