When: Saturday, May 2, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Bennett Hall, 11 West Street, Corner Brook
Admission: $10 (1/2 price for DanceNL members)
DanceNL is proud to present an NL Moves workshop: Introduction to Swing with Lindy Hop on the Rock.
East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop are both joyful, carefree partner dances done to upbeat jazz music. The workshop will be in two parts. The first will cover the fundamentals of partner connection for swing dancing, bounce, and the basic 6-count rock-step (the essential ingredients for East Coast Swing). The second part will be an introduction to a well-known solo jazz line dance from the 1930s called The Shim Sham. No partner or dance experience is required. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing and smooth-soled shoes.
Lindy Hop on the Rock began in 2012 as a student club at Memorial University, and grew as students caught the Lindy bug and began instructing as well. A volunteer-based, co-operative club, its members learn new moves and techniques by watching the pros on Youtube, visiting other swing dance clubs while traveling, and taking advantage of the skills of Lindy hoppers who visit St. John’s. All proceeds from classes go towards social dancing events, club promotion, and bringing experienced teachers in for weekend workshops.
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 first sectoral dance association. DanceNL’s mandate is “to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province.” Formed in 2009, DanceNL is working towards forging connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating relevant 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:
Project Administrator, DanceNL