Vintage Solo Jazz Intensive
May 15 : 1-3pm & 4-6pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm ~ Workshop A: Build solo jazz vocabulary while learning the Shim Sham dance routine
The Shim Sham is a line dance with roots in vaudeville and popularized by the late great Frankie Manning. If you've been to our social dances, you've seen everyone join in when the appointed song comes on. Now, Kelly will be breaking it down step by step. The Shim Sham is a practical place to start developing your repertoire of solo jazz moves.
4:00pm - 6:00pm ~ Workshop B: Expand on vintage solo jazz moves while exploring variations and improvisations
Incorporating the steps from Workshop A, make them your own by taking them out of the Shim Sham framework.* Discover some of the possibilities that come with each move by adding turns, traveling, and syncopating footwork. The freedom of creative expression that comes from connecting your movements with the music is what solo jazz is all about - and will have positive effects on your partnered swing dancing, too!
*It is still possible to participate in Workshop B even if you can't make it to Workshop A.
Pricing: $60 per person for one workshop; $100 per person for the full day
Participants of this workshop will be able to attend our social dance on May 21st for half off ($10 savings at the door)
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