DanceNL presents a mini-tour of workshops in Swing with Lindy Hop on the Rock
Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 7-9pm, Joe Batt’s Arm Town Hall, Fogo Island, AND
Sunday, November 8th, 4-6pm, Community Cultural House, Milton-George’s Brook
DanceNL is proud to partner with Fogo Island Arts and New Curtain Theatre Company to present an NL Moves workshop: Introduction to Swing with instructors from Lindy Hop on the Rock.
This introductory swing workshop covers the fundamentals of partner connection for swing dancing, bounce, and the basic 6-count rock-step (the essential ingredients for East Coast Swing). No partner or dance experience required. Participants will switch partners constantly throughout the lesson. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes, keeping in mind that they may wind up quite warm! The best shoes for swing are flat and smooth-soled.
Lindy Hop on the Rock began in 2012 as the Memorial University of Newfoundland Swing Club. The club grew as students caught the Lindy bug and began instructing as well. LHotR is a volunteer-based, co-operative club. All proceeds from classes go towards social dancing events, club promotion, and bringing highly experienced teachers in for weekend workshops. LHotR has been seen at MUN LBGT’s Queer Prom, Roller Derby, Relay for Life, and MUN Iranians new year celebration. They’re also known to “Lindy bomb” music shows and dance bars — swing dancing regardless of the type of music!
NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight some of the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province.
DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s sectoral dance association. Incorporated in 2010, DanceNL works to forge connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.
For more information, or to register, please contact:
Administrative Assistant, DanceNL