Sun, 29 Jan|
The Grain & Hop Store
Jazz your Blues, Blues your Jazz - Dance Workshop & Social with Brenda Russell
In this 2 hour workshop we will look at walking based dances for slow Blues and Jazz, vernacular movement for improvisation, and shapes for creating nuanced partner dynamics. Followed by a social dance.
Time & Location
29 Jan, 14:00 – 18:00
The Grain & Hop Store, 69 Regent St, Cambridge, CB2 1AB, UK
About the Event
Jazz your Blues, Blues your Jazz - Dance workshop with Brenda Russell
Traditional music styles of the early 1900’s included One-Step, Two-Step, Polka, and the occasional Waltz. Later Rumbas and other Afro Caribbean rhythms were added as well. Music played in bars and clubs by musicians, as well as tracks from artists we love on albums can range in tempo and style.
In this workshop we will look at walking based dances for slow Blues and Jazz, vernacular movement for improvisation, and shapes for creating nuanced partner dynamics
There’s no need to bring a partner: we will rotate partners during the workshop, and during the social people ask each other to dance. However, if you bring a partner you want to stay with rather than rotating, that’s also fine.
Class: 2pm - 4pm
Social: 4pm - 6pm
Class will start promptly so please arrive with enough time to be signed in on the door and get your shoes on!
£19 for the class and social
£8 for just the social
Please note, we don't have exclusive use of the venue, which is a working pub, so the usual rules of a pub apply:
- You must not consume food or drink which wasn't bought from the pub. Doing so puts our continued use of the venue at risk, so you may be banned from future events if you're found to be doing this.
- Water is freely available on the upstairs bar. If you bring a water bottle for that, do not leave it in the venue.
- If you look under 18, you'll need ID to buy alcoholic drinks or to stay late into the evening (after 8.30 pm).
- If there are problems which only the bar staff can fix, please ask the door volunteer or any CSD committee or teachers who're there, so they can co-ordinate this. Please refrain from going directly to the bar staff yourself, as they otherwise have to cope with multiple people telling them the water's run out or the lights are too bright.
You can book for the class and tea dance or just the tea dance and we look forward to seeing you there. We recommend booking in advance for the class as tickets are limited, but it will also be possible to pay on the door.
Workshop and tea dance
Tea dance only