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Wednesday Shall We Dance Classes

Wednesdays @ Main Hall at St. Paul's Church, Hills Rd, Cambridge, CB2 1JP
 
Shall we dance? 

We are launching 3 or 4 week long courses of Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Lindy Intermediate+ (focussed on themes) and Solo Jazz! (Shall we shag? Shall we bal? Shall we solo jazz? Shall we lindy?)

 

Class size will be limited to 24 - sign up in advance for each 3 or 4 week course. We will ask you to sign up as a leader or follower. Please make sure in advance that you will be able to attend all dates of the course. The prerequisites for each course are published below, please make sure you read these before signing up, and if you have any questions get in touch with the teachers.

 

If you usually attend intermediate class at 9pm on wednesday, you will still be able to attend and receive the discount for doing two classes on one night - simply tell the door volunteer that you need to pay £4 for the class.

  • January 2023 - Shall we Lindy (int+)
    • Dorka and Immy will explore frame, turning and connection. This course will take place on the 11th, 18th and 25th January, starting promptly at 7.30pm, please arrive from 7.15pm. 

    • To attend this course, you will be comfortable with your 6 and 8 count footwork and charleston. You regularly attend social dances and can dance full songs at a variety of tempos without losing your footwork (or if you do, you recover in a musical way). You will likely have been attending intermediate classes for a year or so.

  • February 2023 - Shall we Shag
    • Immy and Lujo will teach a three week Collegiate Shag course covering the basic breaks and shapes, and moving into some more intermediate concepts. This course will take place on the 8th, 15th and 23rd February (note this final date is a thursday due to a venue clash). The classes will start promptly at 7.30pm, please arrive for 7.15pm.

    • The aim of this course will be to get you dancing shag comfortably and smoothly and allow you to feel more confident in your shag on the social dancefloor. We will also start pushing the tempo up to explore the pulse at higher speeds.

Shall we study? - first Wednesday of every month starting on Wednesday 4 Jan

 

A swing dance study group you say? That’s right, we are creating a space for dancers who are intermediate-advanced or above level to come together for a monthly practice session. The sessions will include various drills, exercises and steps to learn and explore, however it will not be a taught class. Instead, attendees will take turns to run sessions or parts of sessions, bringing training material they may have seen online or at a class they attended outside of Cambridge. Giving and receiving constructive feedback, and filming our dancing for personal review will form an integral part of the sessions.

 

This group is for you if:

  • you regularly social dance, explore musicality, play with rhythms and syncopation

  • you are serious about developing your dancing, want to learn, and be challenged

  • you know your basics inside-out, you enjoy playing with your own ideas, and now you realise it's time to go back to solidifying your basics

  • you enjoy dancing to music at a variety of tempos

  • you are looking for challenging material that might require further practice outside of the sessions

 

The group will be limited to 14 people per session but it does not have to be the same people each time. We will ask you to sign up as a leader or follower. You will need to book the session in advance on the website if you wish to attend. The session will cost £4 per person to cover the room hire, the practice will be guided, and feedback and thoughts shared between all attendees, but this is not a taught class.

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