Sat Oct 12 - Sat Nov 09, 2019
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $45 single to $240 package
A jitterbuggin’ 1950’s style swing dance workshop, for those who love both swing dancing AND rockabilly music!
This workshop will focus on that style of swing dancing that was featured in 1950’s teen-rock musicals such as “Don’t Knock The Rock!”, “Shake, Rattle, and Rock!”, and “The Girl Can’t Help It.”
Originally a Big Band era dance style, “Smooth Style Lindy,” as it’s technically called, was adapted during the Rock n’ Roll era for use in film….to spectacular results!
Bay Area dancer and performer Mike Quebec will put his 25 years of teaching experience of this rarely-seen-in-the-Bay-Area dance style at your service! (Check out his dance videos on You Tube at channel Esperanza Quebec!)
If you want to look flashy and fancy while dancing to fun, rockin’ tunes, then this is the workshop for you!
In addition, we will also be teaching Bal-Swing, a style of swing dancing that will teach you how to effortlessly dance to fast music!
This will be the first in a series of 1950’s style dance workshops that will eventually lead to a regular weekend venue for traditional Rockabilly style swing dancing in the Tri-City area.
* Class sizes will be limited to ensure quality of instruction. Discounts are for early registrations and couples.
This workshop is NOT for the casual dancer, but for serious-minded swing dance students and vintage lifestyle enthusiasts.
For casual, “easy-to-do” swing dance classes, please check out our Tuesday East Coast Swing classes “Swing Dancing For Beginners” at: https://fremontk12.asapconnected.com/#CourseGroupID=35253
5437 Central Avenue
Suite Number 3
Newark, CA 94560
OCTOBER 12, 2019 SMOOTH LINDY WORKSHOP 1:
* NO experience necessary. However, this is an involved and somewhat challenging dance style. Please arrive on time and be ready to work!
Check in 2:30 p.m.
Smooth Style Lindy Hop Basics 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bal-Swing Basics 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open Practice from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 19, 2019 SMOOTH LINDY WORKSHOP 2:
* Experience is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for this and the succeeding workshop. Finishing the previous “SMOOTH LINDY WORKSHOP 1” is highly recommended.
Check in 2:30 p.m.
Smooth Style Lindy Hop Basics 3 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Intermediate Smooth Style Lindy Hop 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Bal-Swing Basics 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Open Practice from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00/7:30 p.m. (end time approximate)
NOVEMBER 2, 2019 SMOOTH LINDY WORKSHOP 3:
* Must either have completed the previous two workshops or have at least one year experience in Dean Collins’s or Hollywood Style Lindy Hop (experience in West Coast Swing or Savoy Lindy Hop might actually not be enough for this workshop, as this workshop focuses on where Smooth Lindy diverges from those two styles.)
Check in 2:30 p.m.
Smooth Style Lindy Hop Advanced 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Footwork Fancy and Fast/Side By Side Non-Charleston Moves 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Musicality, Styling, and Hitting The Breaks 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Bal-Swing Review 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER 9, 2019 SMOOTH LINDY PRACTICA:
This will be a complimentary, open practice and dance for “graduates” of our workshops. This will NOT be open to the public, but only for participants who have attended all three workshops. Potluck will be encouraged and we will tutor and fine tune your dancing, if requested, in a casual atmosphere, or you can just come in and practice informally while we play music.
Check in at 2:30 p.m.
Open Practica and Dance/Potluck from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
DROP IN PRICE, SINGLE DANCER:
If doing ONE 3-hour workshop only, the drop in price per single dancer is $45.
PACKAGE DISCOUNT PRICE, SINGLE DANCER:
If doing the THREE WORKSHOP PACKAGE WITH THE ADDITIONAL OPEN PRACTICA/TUTORIAL DANCE DAY ON THE 4TH WEEK, $130 per single dancer (breaks down to $32.50 per day, for four days.)
DROP IN PRICE, COUPLES:
If doing ONE 3-hour workshop only, the drop in price per couple is $80 (breaks down to $40 per person for 3 hours of instruction.)
PACKAGE DISCOUNT PRICE, COUPLES:
If doing the THREE WORKSHOP PACKAGE, WITH THE ADDITIONAL OPEN PRACTICA/TUTORIAL DANCE DAY ON THE 4TH WEEK, $240 per couple (breaks down to $30 per person, per day, for four days.)
* If doing the PACKAGE WITH DISCOUNT, whether single or couples, registration/purchase must be done NO LATER than OCTOBER 11, 2019.
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite in the “Tickets” section at the following address link:
However, Eventbrite does charge a small service fee, which is added to the ticket cost. If you wish to avoid that service fee, tickets can also be purchased through Venmo by sending payment to Stacy Lim at Venmo@stacy_lim (please make sure that if using Venmo, payment is sent to the correct “Stacy Lim,” the owner of Slim Fitness in Newark, CA.)
* If using Venmo, please send a note as to what the purchase is for.
Slim Fitness also has a Mind-Body account, where tickets to this event under “workshops” can be purchased, without a service fee, at the address below:
* If using Mind-Body, you will need to create an account, and then navigate around to “workshops.” It can be involved, but there is no service fee charge.
For additional information, call or text Mike Quebec at (510)-240-2732.
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