Saturday, June 17, 2017
Cat is Back! Lindy Workshop & Blue Moon Ball
at the Ukrainian-American Hall, SF
- Afternoon Lindy Hop Workshops for Intermediate & Advanced dancers featuring world-renowned dancer Catrine Ljungren – the original “Cat” of Cat’s Corner and Nathan Dias
- Evening Lindy Hop Essentials Class for Beginner-Intermediates and above
- Evening East Coast Swing Crash Course for Absolute Beginners!
- Live Music Dance Party with Kally Price singing with Si Perkoff’s Swingtime Band!
- Spacious wood dance floor plus Cash Bar serving Beer, Wine, Cheese & Treats
Who’s that Cat?!? Showcasing Catrine Ljunggren:
|Saturday, June 17, 2017|
|11AM-12:30PM||Early Afternoon Track||All Afternoon Track||Technique
Fine tune your basics and warm up for the day
|12:30-2PM||Crazy Fast Lindy
Kick your Swingouts and Charleston into high-gear and learn fun moves for blazing fast tempos…bring a towel!
|3-4:30PM||Late Afternoon Track||Crazy Fun Lindy
The best-of-the-best of Cat and Nathan’s favorite lead-and-follow variations, footwork and styling options, and rhythm play
|4:30-6PM||Crazy Kicking Charleston
Spice up your dancing with high-flying kicks, bouncy variations, and snappy transitions
| Live Music Dance Party
featuringKally Price sings
with Si Perkoff’s Fantastic Swingtime Band!Cash bar serving craft cocktails, beer, wine and finger food by Grant & Dorian
Featured Drink Menu on Facebook
Location: Ukrainian-American Hall, 345 Seventh Street, SF, CA 94110 (near Folsom)
Parking & Safety Note: The neighborhood is riskier toward Market & 6th Streets, so instead park on 7th & 8th Streets (and higher) and south of Market toward Harrison & Folsom. Leave unneeded valuables at home, bring essential valuables to the venue, and don’t leave anything in sight in your vehicle!
Dance Only Ticket: $15 online / $20 door
Dance Ticket with any class purchase(s): $10 online & door.
Early or Late Track Only: $30 early / $35 online / $40 door.
All Afternoon Track: $55 early / $65 online / $70 door
Afternoon Drop-ins: $20/class cash at the door. First come, first served depending on available space and class balance. We will limit the balance to maximum 3 extra leaders or followers. Recruit a drop-in partner for best chances to make it into class!
Afternoon Class Requirements
Requirements: you must be able to dance the swingout, lindy circle, 6- and 8-count turns & basic charleston. 3+ months of Intermediate classes and regular social dance experience is highly recommended.
About the Teachers
World-renowned Lindy Hopper, dancer and teacher Catrine Ljunggren is also the famous “Cat” of Cat’s Corner, who founded, taught and ran the weekly dance party with Nathan for nearly 5 years at Savanna Jazz Club before she moved away for other pursuits.
This June, Bay Area dancers have a chance to benefit from Catrine’s expert dance instruction as well as enjoy her quirky personality and one-of-a-kind charm!
Catrine Ljunggren is a dancer, teacher, performer & swing organizer specializing in dances of the Swing Era as well as Argentine Tango. Catrine teaches at dance camps and workshops all around the world.
Catrine is one of the original members of the legendary Rhythm Hot Shots and one of the founders of Herrang Dance Camp, the world’s largest dance camp which has been in existence since 1982. Catrine and her dance company are one of the main groups responsible for the resurgence of Lindy Hop today.
Catrine learned from Al Minns and Frankie Manning, both members of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers in the 1930’s. Catrine is known for her energy — she likes to dance fast and fly high and it is a joy to watch her dancing as she is an excellent performer and dancer. In her dance partner Elliott Donnelley she has found someone willing to attempt to keep up with her, and they are a joy to watch because they really have fun when they dance.
Nathan is an award-winning swing dancer, instructor, performer and DJ in San Francisco. Dancing since 1997, Nathan learned his chops on the social and competitive dance floor, at national and international dance camps, and as a performer with the SF Bounce and 3 Minute Maniacs swing dance troupes. Nathan started teaching dance in 2005 and is the regular dance instructor at Cat’s Corner – the Wednesday night swing dance at Balancoire Night Club, and also teaches weekly group classes at the SF Women’s Building in the Mission District.
Notable dance awards include:
- 1st Place Lindy Hop Jack & Jill, Boogie by the Bay 2011
- 2nd Place Strictly Lindy – Boogie by the Bay 2011