Saturday, April 25thÂ Â from 11AM – 4:30PM
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 exploringÂ how to blend African dance movements into your Lindy Hop, as well as using martial arts principles to make your dancing flow!
April 25th, 2015
|Morning Session||11:00am – 12:20pm||
African Body MovementÂ that Swings!
|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)
Metronome Dance Collective, Mezzanine
1830 17th Street, San Francisco, 94103 (near De Haro St., Potrero Hill)
Full Workshop (3 classes): $55 early / $65 full price registration by Thursday,Â April 23.
12 couples max. Drop-ins may be possible on the day of the workshop, depending on space.
About the Instructors
Chad 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 Franciscoâ€™s Lindy in the Park, and for many yearsÂ taught at and ranÂ The Doghouse, SFâ€™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.Â
Daktari 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.