Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, Jul 5th
7:00 pm New monthly session of Lindy Hop Classes starts at Cats Corner! (More info)

Reviews & Testimonials

Nathan was our wedding DJ and dance instructor for our very recent wedding in November and we still can't get over how fun the wedding and our first dance routine were!! Sachiko & Nate
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I hired Nathan (DJ NateDiggity) for my Move to the Groove party at Cafe Cocomo and he exceeded all my expectations. He was the perfect DJ for the party! Jeremy Sutton
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Nathan is awesome... I highly recommend taking his group classes, or hiring him for private lessons if you wish to swing dance at your wedding. Claudine & Danny
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Saturday, June 17, 2017: Cat is Back Workshop and Blue Moon Ball – Swing and Lindy Hop Dance Party at the Ukrainian Hall, SF!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cat is Back! Lindy Workshop & Blue Moon Ball

at the Ukrainian-American Hall, SF

 

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Jazz with Cat! – Sunday, December 5th

Sunday, December 6th from 4-6pm

Solo Jazz & Charleston Workshop
with Swedish Swing All-Star Catrine Ljunggren!

(Video: Jazz performance with Catrine & the Rhythm Hot Shots)

catrine_ljunggrenLearn the silly steps and styling that embodied the 1920s-1940s Swing Era while getting a great workout and improving your personal dance movement! Jazz is fun to dance individually…and great spice for your partner dancing!

Class Cost:

Cost for the 2-hour workshop is $25 in advance, $30 at the door (if space is available). 
Pre-registration is highly recommended. Class will be limited to 14 people.

Register online now!

Location

WestSide Art House
540 Balboa Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues.
In the Inner Richmond district of San Francisco, within walking distance of Lindy in the Park!

(Can’t make Sunday?…check out Cat & Nathan’s Saturday workshop)

About the Instructor

Catrine Ljunggren - International Lindy Hop Dance Teacher

Catrine “Cat” Ljunggren (Sweden & NYC)

Catrine has been a profesional dance performer and teacher since 1985.

She has a rich tradition to share based on her personal experinces learning from two of the founding fathers of lindy hop, Al Mins and Frank Manning. As a founder and member of the dance group ”The Rhythm Hot Shots” 1985 – 2002 (today The Harlem Hot Shots) she was part of the Lindy Hop revival. For 17 years she traveled together with the group around the world teaching and performing the Lindy Hop and other dances from that era like the Charleston, Authentic Jazz and Tap. She was a previous owner and organizer of Herrang dance camp from 89 – 02 and also the organizer of “Hop the Millenium” in Mexico 1999-2000.

During her last 10 years she has been teaching at international workshops together with dance partner Elliott Donnelley. While living in San Francisco she started Cat’s Corner Swing Club where she taught regular classes. The club is still going strong and offers weekly classes and dances featuring live bands. In spring 2010 she worked at the George Lucas movie ”Red Tails”. For two years she lived among palm trees, coconuts and warm beaches where she’s taught children to tap dance. She’s recently lived in Sweden, helping to keep Frankie Manning’s memory and legacy alive teaching with his son, Chazz Young, and is now based in New York City, where she teaches at Dance Manhattan studio.

 

Cat is Back! Lindy Workshop 2015 with Catrine Ljunggren and Nathan Dias

Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 11am to 4:30pm

Cat is Back! Intermediate Lindy Hop Workshop

with Catrine Ljunggren (Sweden) & Nathan Dias (SF, CA)

LEADERS NEEDED!

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. She is a storied dancer who performed with the world famous Rhythm Hot Shots dance team and trained extensively with Lindy legends Frankie Manning, Al Minns & Norma Miller.

On December 12th,  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!

Register online today and save $5!

Schedule

Saturday, December 12, 2015 Time Class
Morning Session 11am-12:20pm

Dance Like A Hot Shot

Tune up your basics and help your dancing flow, feel and look great using connection & style tips from Catrine’s dancing with the Rhythm Hot Shots performance team

12:30-1:50pm Power Lindy Hop

Big, bold, exciting and athletic Lindy Hop & Charleston movement that packs a punch!

Lunch Break
Afternoon Session 3-4:20pm Rhythm & Play

Fun lead & follow social dance moves, follower improvisations, surprising syncopations, and intricate innovations that riff off your partner and the music

Location

The Women’s Building, Auditorium

3543 18th Street, San Francisco, 94110

(between Guererro and Valencia)

Workshop Costs

Full Workshop (3 classes): $55 by December 11th / $60 at the door.
Drop-ins ($22/class) may be possible on the day of the workshop, depending on space.

Class Requirements

Classes are geared toward students with at least 3+ months of Intermediate Lindy Hop class AND social dance experience. You should be comfortable with dancing basic 6-count & 8-count patterns and should definitely be able to dance a whole song without stopping.

Sign up today and save your spot in class!

About the Instructors

Catrine Ljunggren - International Lindy Hop Dance Teacher

Catrine “Cat” Ljunggren (Sweden & NYC)

Catrine has been a profesional dance performer and teacher since 1985.

She has a rich tradition to share based on her personal experinces learning from two of the founding fathers of lindy hop, Al Mins and Frank Manning. As a founder and member of the dance group ”The Rhythm Hot Shots” 1985 – 2002 (today The Harlem Hot Shots) she was part of the Lindy Hop revival. For 17 years she traveled together with the group around the world teaching and performing the Lindy Hop and other dances from that era like the Charleston, Authentic Jazz and Tap. She was a previous owner and organizer of Herrang dance camp from 89 – 02 and also the organizer of “Hop the Millenium” in Mexico 1999-2000.

During her last 10 years she has been teaching at international workshops together with dance partner Elliott Donnelley. While living in San Francisco she started Cat’s Corner Swing Club where she taught regular classes. The club is still going strong and offers weekly classes and dances featuring live bands. In spring 2010 she worked at the George Lucas movie ”Red Tails”. For two years she lived among palm trees, coconuts and warm beaches where she’s taught children to tap dance. She’s recently lived in Sweden, helping to keep Frankie Manning’s memory and legacy alive teaching with his son, Chazz Young, and is now based in New York City, where she teaches at Dance Manhattan studio.

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Nathan Dias (SF, CA)

Award-winning dancer Nathan specializes in Lindy Hop, the high-energy swing dance from the 1930s and 40s, and has been teaching, performing and DJing since 2005. He started swing dancing in 1997 and lindy hopping in 2000. A regular dancer in San Francisco since 2001, Nathan enjoys the creativity and personal connection of social dancing as well as the challenge and satisfaction on working on and improving his dance.

He has taught at practically all of the local swing dance venues at one time or another, including the 9:20 Special, Lindy in the Park, Tuesday Night Jump, Rent Party and original Doghouse, and has been a featured instructor at regional workshops such as Swingin’ at the Savoy, California Swingin’, *Workshop (San Luis Obispo), Santa Swing (Santa Barbara), and Le Hot Sauce (SF).

 

Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop with Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh (NYC)

Saturday, November 28th from 11 AM to 4:30 PM

Work-That-Turkey-Off Lindy Workshop!

with Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh (NYC)

Spend a fun Saturday afternoon with Gaby and Nathan – two award-winning Lindy Hoppers and world class teachers – and get fresh inspiration for your dancing while practicing with other motivated students!

Gaby and Nathan will enchant you with their playful and musical dance style, while sharing fun exercises to improve your personal movement, partner dancing and leading and following skills!

Register today and save $10 plus your spot in class!

Schedule

Saturday, November 28th Time Class
Morning Session 11am-12:20pm

Fancy Footwork

Looking to change up the ‘ole kick ball change? Step step, triple step feeling a little tired. Revitalize your relationship with the music by finding new rhythm patterns and step replacements for your favorite vocabulary. This class will be rife with lead and follower variations.

12:30-1:50pm Off the BEAT’n Path

Widen your rhythmic palette. This workshop will teach dancers to use even count breaks and emphasize syncopated rhythms. These lead-and-follow moves with help students seek new rhythmic ideas in familiar songs and vocabulary.

Lunch Break
Afternoon Session 3-4:20pm Phrasing and Flow

Let’s get a good flow going. This class will help students find successful strategies to connect moves and steps that work together. Find lindy zen by understanding how the dynamics of lindy hop can follow the ebb and flow with common jazz structures.

Location

The Women’s Building, Auditorium

3543 18th Street, San Francisco, 94110

(between Guererro and Valencia)

Workshop Costs

Full Workshop (3 classes): $50 by November 24 / $55 by November 26 / $60 at the door.
30 couples max. Drop-ins may be possible on the day of the workshop, depending on space.

Class Requirements

Classes are geared toward students with at least 3+ months of Intermediate Lindy Hop class AND social dance experience. You should be comfortable with dancing basic 6-count & 8-count patterns and should definitely be able to dance a whole song without stopping.

Sign up today and save your spot in class!

About the Instructors

Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh

Nathan Bugh (NYC)

Swing Dance Teacher Nathan Bugh

Nathan “Soft Shoe” Bugh presents a unique, rhythmic style of jazz movement on stage, on screen, and in classrooms worldwide. He performed at Carnegie Hall, with the Josie Say and the New York Pops Orchestra. As a national competitor, Nathan has taken 1st place in Lindy, Slow Dancing, Solo Charleston, Team, and Cabaret divisions—he even holds one title as a follower: 1st 2002 ALHC “Jill and Jack.” He performs regularly with New-York companies: Swing FX and The Vanaver Caravan.

In the classroom, Nathan draws on over a decade of professional experience teaching dancers of all ages and skill levels. He has taught at specialized camps worldwide, like Swing Out New Hampshire, Lindy Focus, and Swing Brother Swing. He has been an artist in residence at P.S. 144, home of the champion dance program featured in “Mad Hot Ballroom.” And he has given “Horizons” seminars in jazz dance at The Juilliard School, his alma mater.

Learn more about Nathan Bugh

Gaby Cook (NYC)

Swing Dance Teacher Gaby Cook

Gaby is an internationally-renowned dancer and instructor who loves all things Swing. Her unique style of movement balances power and dynamism with clarity and razor sharp turns. She brings great care to lines, shapes and balance in her personal performance, as well as her choreographic work. She holds 1st place titles in lindy hop, balboa and solo jazz from events such as International Lindy Hop Championships (2012), Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (2011), Lindy Focus (2013), Lonestar Championships (2012) and Balboa Rendezvous (2009).

She is a strong supporter of female-dance traditions and has worked over the last 7 years to create and foster growth for Chorus Girl Troupes. She is passionate about lindy hop traditions and works to share the joy of swing with new audiences.

Learn more about Gaby

September 19: Mirjam & Johan Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop!

Saturday, September 19 from 11AM to 4:30PM

Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop

with Mirjam Johansson & Johan Umefjord (Sweden)!

More video: Mirjam & Johan social dancing….

One of our favorite visiting Lindy Hop teachers Mirjam Johansson (Stockholm, Sweden) is back in town along with her dance partner Johan Umefjord! They are both accomplished competitors and performers on the European lindy circuit, and are excited to help you rock your rock-step, turn your dancing on its head, and inject fresh inspiration, styling, ideas and movement into your swing repertoire!

Leaders: Johan is like a James Bond of Lindy Hop: his disarmingly cool-yet-powerful sensibility sets a perfect backdrop for unexpected sneak attacks of rhythm and flash.

Followers: Mirjam is a bouncy ball of flaming energy. Her dancing embodies playfulness and passion that will make you smile and inspire you to find your own inner dance joy!

Early bird special: register by Friday, September 18 and save $5!

Schedule

Saturday,

September 19, 2015

Class Description
Morning Session 11:00am –
12:20pm
The Fastest Feet Get the Best Kicks

Get creative and get sharp with your fast Charleston patterns

12:40-2pm The Power of the Power Moves

Learn powerful moves that combine advanced leading and following leaving room for individual possibilities of styling.

LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon Session 3-4:20pm Rhythms to Style Your Basics

Nice rhythms to spice up your social dancing and improve your musicality

Location

The Women’s Building, Auditorium
3543 18th Street, SF, 94110 (near Valencia)

Workshop Costs

Full Workshop (3 classes): $50 early registration by 9/13. $55  by 9/18. $65 at the door.
Drop-ins welcome ($20/class)…but we recommend bringing a drop-in partner to help keep the class balanced!
30 couples max.

Sign up today and save your spot in class!

About the Instructors

 

Mirjam and JohanMirjam started dancing Lindy Hop 2007. Her biggest passion is social dancing and you will notice her high energy and playfulness on the floor. Mirjam loves teaching, both lindy hop and authentic jazz and she specially wants to share and improve followers ability to express themselves musically while maintaining a great connection in partner dancing. Mirjam teaches regularly in Stockholm and also internationally. Iceland, San Francisco and Malaysia are some examples where she has taught. Mirjam as well enjoy to perform and compete and has placed in events like European Swing Dance Championships, Snowball and Lindy Shock.

Johan has taught swing dancing since 2006 at a variety of dance schools in Sweden and at international events around Europe and the US. With Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing as his favorites he also enjoys Balboa and Blues which he also teaches on occasion.

While his favorite thing to do is to swing out to live music on the social dance floor Johan can be seen competing in Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing with wins such as Spring Swing (Nordic WCS championships) and Herräng Lindy Hop Championships

 

Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop with Nathan Dias & Alyssa Glanville – Saturday, August 15th!

Saturday, August 15th from 11AM to 4:30PM

Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop

with Nathan Dias & Alyssa Glanville!

Nathan & Alyssa Workshop 8-15-2015

Join us for a fun afternoon with Nathan & Alyssa, two award-winning dancers and Cats Corner-favorite resident instructors! Get fresh inspiration for your dancing while practicing with other motivated students! Nathan & Alyssa will share elements of their athletic and playful style, with lots of structured exercises to improve your personal movement, partner dancing and leading and following skills!

Early bird special: register by Sunday, August 9 and save $20!

Schedule

Saturday,

August 15, 2015

Class Description
Morning Session

11:00am –
12:20pm

Turn, Turn, Turn (and more turns!)

Solidify your technique and precision to better dance the trickier turns: barrel rolls, complex tuck turns, pop turns and more!

12:40-2pm

All-You-Can-Dance Charleston!

Slick transitions and snappy rhythm changes between all the basic Charleston patterns: kick-through, airplane, tandem, face-to-face and more! 

LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon Session 3-4:30pm

Fast, Flash & Flow

Spicing it up & putting it all together at real Lindy Hop speeds!

After the workshop:
Dance the evening away to LIVE MUSIC by the Hot Baked Goods at the Bootlegger’s Ball, SF!
($15, separate ticket purchase)

Location

The Women’s Building, Auditorium
3543 18th Street, SF, 94110 (near Valencia)

Workshop Costs

Full Workshop (3 classes): $40 early registration by Friday, 8/7 Sunday, 8/9. $50 by 8/14. $60 at the door.
Drop-ins welcome ($20/class)…but we recommend bringing a drop-in partner to help keep the class balanced!
30 couples max.

Sign up today and save your spot in class!

About the Instructors

nathan & alyssa dipNathan & Alyssa have been teaching & performing together since 2013, and have over the years developed a friendly following of students at the Cats Corner dance party in San Francisco, their home venue. 

Nathan specializes in Lindy Hop, the high-energy swing dance from the 1930s and 40s, and has been teaching, performing and DJing since 2005. He started swing dancing in 1997 and lindy hopping in 2000. A regular dancer in San Francisco since 2001, Nathan enjoys the creativity and personal connection of social dancing as well as the challenge and satisfaction on working on and improving his dance.

Alyssa Glanville is an award-winning West Coast Swing competitor and international dance teacher, but a lesser known fact is that she got her start dancing Lindy Hop, and still loves to cut a rug on the social dance floor! Her dancing blends technical prowess with an intricately playful sense of musicality and style. In between globe trotting and teaching with her main West Coast Swing dance partner John Kirkconnell, Alyssa has taken opportunities to train and perform with Nathan, including acrobatic Lindy Hop and Charleston showcases at the Richmond Homefront Festival.

Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop with Justin Hill & Olivia Taylor – Saturday, July 18th!

Saturday, July 18th from 11AM to 4:30PM

Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop

with Justin Hill & Olivia Taylor!

LEADERS NEEDED  – 3 more to balance the workshop! Followers who are thinking of dropping in should bring a leader partner to maintain the current balance.

More video: Justin & Olivia Demo Reel, Justin & Olivia ILHC 2012 Routine

Join us for a fun afternoon with Justin & Olivia, two fantastic performers, competitors and social dancers who recently moved to San Francisco via Seattle! Get fresh inspiration for your dancing while practicing with other motivated students! Justin & Olivia will share elements of their cute, playful & acrobatic approach to Lindy Hop to help you develop your own repertoire, technique and personal style!

Register by 2pm Friday, 7/17 and save $10 and your spot in class!

Schedule

Saturday, July 18, 2015 Class Description
Morning Session

11:00am –
12:20pm

Lindy Tune-up

Even the flashiest moved are built on basic movements. We’ll break them down and put them back together.

12:40-2pm

Kickin’ it Old School

Learn some of the signature moves and styling of the top dancers of 30s and 40s!

LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon Session 3-4:30pm

Fancy Pants

Stand out from the crowd and please your partner with some flashy moves and slick styling!

After the workshop:
Dance the evening away to LIVE MUSIC by the Rob Reich Quintet at the Bootlegger’s Ball, SF!
($15, separate ticket purchase)

Location

The Women’s Building, Auditorium
3543 18th Street, SF, 94110 (near Valencia)

Workshop Costs

Full Workshop (3 classes): $50 early registration by 2pm Friday, July 16. $60 full price.
Drop-ins welcome ($22/class)…but we recommend bringing a drop-in partner to help keep the class balanced!
30 couples max.

Sign up today and save your spot in class!

About the Instructors

justin and oliva tallJustin and Olivia have been dancing together since 2010. They were original members of the dance team Rainier Rhythm, and have since competed and performed together all over the country. Whether competing, teaching, or choreographing, they try to emphasize the passion and playfulness of the dance and are always looking to make their swing outs go a little faster. Their career highlights include a first place win in the team division at The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown 2010, and performing at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall as part of the Jump Session Show at Camp Jitterbug.

When teaching, Justin and Olivia focus on good technique to give students the tools to push the dance forward without losing its original spirit.

Intermediate Lindy Workshop with Chad Kubo & Daktari Shari

Saturday, April 25th  from 11AM – 4:30PM

Intermediate Lindy Hop Workshop: African Movement & Zen Dance with Chad Kubo & Daktari Shari

Intermediate Lindy Hop Workshop:
African Movement & Zen Dance

with Chad Kubo & Daktari Shari

Come spend a fun afternoon with Chad, Daktari Shari and other motivated Lindy Hoppers exploring how to blend African dance movements into your Lindy Hop, as well as using martial arts principles to make your dancing flow!

Register today and save up to $15!

Schedule

Saturday,
April 25th, 2015
Class Description
Morning Session 11:00am – 12:20pm

African Body Movement that Swings!
(led by Daktari Shari)

Lunch Break
Afternoon Session 1:30 – 2:50pm Lindy & Jazz Movement – Zen Dance
(led by Chad Kubo)
3:10 – 4:30pm Zen & Art of Lindy Hop:
The Art of Play + Partnered Jazz
(Chad & Daktari Shari)

Location

Metronome Dance Collective, Mezzanine
1830 17th Street, San Francisco, 94103 (near De Haro St., Potrero Hill)

Workshop Costs

Full Workshop (3 classes): $55 early / $65 full price registration by Thursday, April 23.
12 couples max. Drop-ins may be possible on the day of the workshop, depending on space.

Sign up today and save your spot in class!

Class Descriptions

About the Instructors

Chad Kubo

chad kubo headshotChad Kubo is the original Ambassador of Swing in San Francisco. He has been dancing lindy hop since 1994, and has performed and taught workshops in the United States and abroad, including SF Frankie Manning Workshops, and at events featuring jazz legends Lionel Hampton and Wynton Marsalis. He is the co-founder of San Francisco’s Lindy in the Park, and for many years taught at and ran The Doghouse, SF’s premier Saturday dance party. Drawing on his 30+ years of martial arts experience (black belts in aikido, judo, and karate), as well as a background in gymnastics, Chad emphasizes movement and body dynamics in his lindy classes, such as Zen and the Art of Lindy Hop, Creativity and Musicality, Aerials, Stealing and Switching Partners, Jazz Movement, and Floor Craft. 

 

Daktari Shari

daktari shari headshotDaktari Shari originally learned to swing and lindy hop in Washington, D.C. before her move to San Francisco. Bouncy, playful, powerful and always smiling on the dance floor, Daktari Shari is a joy to watch. She is particularly interested in teaching students how to use their own breathing to connect with the music and rhythm, as well as exploring African dance movement and its connection to the roots of Lindy Hop.

Intermediate Lindy Hop Workshop with Chad Kubo and Virginie Jensen

Saturday, January 10th

Chad Kubo & Virginie Jensen

Intermediate Lindy Hop

3 x 80 minute classes. 11am-4:30pm at the Women’s Building, SF

International Lindy legend Virginie Jensen and local Lindy hero and master martial artist Chad Kubo team up to offer a fun afternoon workshop that will tune-up your basics, offer you sassy and sensational styling options and help you master the Art & Zen of momentum and connection!

Register today and save your spot in class!

Schedule

Saturday, January 10th Class Description
Morning Session 11:00 – 12:20 pm

Sassy & Sensational Styling

Add flair and spice to your basics, while moving from your core for power and grace.

Lunch Break
Afternoon Session 1:30 – 2:50 pm

Art & Zen: Connection & Momentum

Use martial arts principles to make your partner dancing flow!

3:00 – 4:20 pm

Putting It All Together

Location

Women’s Building, Auditorium
3543 18th, San Francisco, 94110 (near Valencia St., Mission District)

Workshop Costs

Full Workshop (3 classes): $55 early registration by January 8th, 2014. $65 full price.

30 couples max. Drop-ins may be possible on the day of the workshop, depending on space.

NOTE: At the moment, we recommend signing up with a registration partner of the opposite dance role to help keep the workshop balanced. You will still rotate in class as usual. Drop-ins will be accepted as space and class balance permits.

Class Requirements

Classes are geared toward students with at least 2+ months of Intermediate Lindy Hop class AND social dance experience. You should be comfortable with dancing basic 6-count & 8-count patterns and should definitely be able to dance a whole song without stopping.

Sign up today and save your spot in class!

About the Instructors

Chad Kubo

chad-brandee2Chad Kubo is the original Ambassador of Swing in San Francisco. He has been dancing lindy hop since 1994, and has performed and taught workshops in the United States and abroad, including SF Frankie Manning Workshops, and at events featuring jazz legends Lionel Hampton and Wynton Marsalis. He is the co-founder of San Francisco’s Lindy in the Park, and for many years taught at and ran The Doghouse, SF’s premier Saturday dance party. Drawing on his 30+ years of martial arts experience (black belts in aikido, judo, and karate), as well as a background in gymnastics, Chad emphasizes movement and body dynamics in his lindy classes, such as Zen and the Art of Lindy Hop, Creativity and Musicality, Aerials, Stealing and Switching Partners, Jazz Movement, and Floor Craft. 

Virginie Jensen

virginie jensenSwing Dance Legend Virginie Jensen has taught and influenced countless Lindy Hoppers and Blues Dancers across the world. Her visually stunning style exemplifies physicality, graceful movement and playfulness, and all her students benefit from her deep dance knowledge and years of experience teaching innovative classes to the world’s top Lindy Hop competitors, teachers and performers.

Virginie  has over 20 years of dance experience that includes Jazz, Classical Ballroom, Swing, Ballet. She attended Laoust Ballet School, Franketti School of Dance, Harlem School of Classical Ballroom and Arcadance School where she worked on many dance performances. She began teaching Ballet and Ballroom at the age of 16, and has performed Ballroom and Jazz professionaly for several years. She is also the winner of numerous dancing awards in France. Virginie began teaching Lindy Hop in 1997, and in 1999 paired up with Steven Mitchell to teach full-time internationally. Known for her unique style, spinning and connection, Virginie draws from her extensive dance experience to teach grace, frame and flash to the followers.

Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop with Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh (NYC)

Saturday, December 6th from 12PM to 5:30PM

Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop

with Gaby Cook (San Francisco) & Nathan Bugh (NYC)

 

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Register today and save up to $15!

Schedule

Saturday, December 6, 2014 Class Description
Morning Session 12:00 – 1:20 pm

Lindy Tune-up

Technique & exercises to improve your basics

Lunch Break
Afternoon Session 2:30 – 3:50 pm

Lindy Legos

Disassemble your lindy hop down to the sub-move particle! We’ll examine the fundamental concepts in movement, connection and pulse so we can rebuild your dancing from the inside out. Mastering these concepts will make the dance effortless and full of movement and rhythmic possibilities

4:00 – 5:20 pm

Musicality

Build up a phrase (several phrases!) of moves to connect music and dance. This class will show students how to incorporate the structure, rhythm and texture of jazz music into their dancing.

Location

Metronome Dance Collective, Mezzanine
1830 17th Street, San Francisco, 94103 (near De Haro St., Potrero Hill)

Workshop Costs

Full Workshop (3 classes): $55 early / $65 full price registration by Thursday, December 4.
12 couples max. Drop-ins may be possible on the day of the workshop, depending on space.

Class Requirements

Classes are geared toward students with at least 3+ months of Intermediate Lindy Hop class AND social dance experience. You should be comfortable with dancing basic 6-count & 8-count patterns and should definitely be able to dance a whole song without stopping.

Sign up today and save your spot in class!

Class Descriptions

About the Instructors

Nathan Bugh (NYC)

Swing Dance Teacher Nathan Bugh

Nathan “Soft Shoe” Bugh presents a unique, rhythmic style of jazz movement on stage, on screen, and in classrooms worldwide. He performed at Carnegie Hall, with the Josie Say and the New York Pops Orchestra. As a national competitor, Nathan has taken 1st place in Lindy, Slow Dancing, Solo Charleston, Team, and Cabaret divisions—he even holds one title as a follower: 1st 2002 ALHC “Jill and Jack.” He performs regularly with New-York companies: Swing FX and The Vanaver Caravan.

In the classroom, Nathan draws on over a decade of professional experience teaching dancers of all ages and skill levels. He has taught at specialized camps worldwide, like Swing Out New Hampshire, Lindy Focus, and Swing Brother Swing. He has been an artist in residence at P.S. 144, home of the champion dance program featured in “Mad Hot Ballroom.” And he has given “Horizons” seminars in jazz dance at The Juilliard School, his alma mater.

Learn more about Nathan Bugh

Gaby Cook (San Francisco)

Swing Dance Teacher Gaby Cook

Gaby is a dancer, choreographer and teacher of jazz-era dances including swing, charleston, balboa and blues. She started dancing lindy hop in the summer of 2004. Since then, she has traveled all over the world to compete, perform and teach. She holds national titles in lindy hop, balboa and solo jazz. She holds national titles from around the world at events such as ILHC, ULHS, Lindy Focus, Lonestar Championships and Balboa Rendezvous.

Because of her strong background in dance performance, she brings great care to lines, shapes, balance and overall aesthetic to her dance. She works with students to find personal style, new rhythms and unique moves towards self-expression. Gaby teaches both in San Francisco and in workshops across the world. She is an passionate solo jazz dancer and the artistic lead for the all-female dance troupe Sweet 16.

Learn more about Gaby