By exploring the variations, rhythms, and tools for improvisation that let us dance freely, Swing Patrol Leiden’s next workshop hopes to have you breaking the rules, playing with the music, and dancing up a storm! With musicians playing live for us to train, we aim at reestablishing the strong connection that original Lindy Hoppers had with musicians.
Swing dancing is tied closely to fabulous jazz tunes, and like a good jazz musician, we like to be able to improvise and share our unique voice with the band. Over the workshop, we’ll show you how to break the rules and make up your own steps while still honouring the leading and following that is so special about our dance.
You will learn how to embody the music as you discover it in the same setting you would have at a party with live music.
We encourage you to sign up with a partner to ensure the leads/follows balance, but we will rotate partners during the class.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
- You’ll need to be very comfortable with your basic footwork, so that we can play with it!
- 6-beat & 8-beat lindy hop (including swingouts)
The workshop will be anchored by Claire and Marcello, founders of Swing Patrol Leiden.
Saturday 17th of November 15:00-17:00.
The cost of the workshop is 24€ (single ticket) or 40€ (couple ticket).