Saturday, December 12, 2015Â from 11am to 4:30pm
Cat is Back! Intermediate Lindy Hop Workshop
with Catrine Ljunggren (Sweden) & Nathan Dias (SF, CA)
World-renowned Lindy Hopper, dancer and teacher Catrine Ljunggren is also the famous “Cat” of Cat’s Corner, whoÂ 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, Â 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!
|Saturday,Â December 12, 2015||Time||Class|
Dance Like A Hot Shot
Tune up your basics and help yourÂ dancing flow, feel and look great using connection & style tips from Catrine’sÂ 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!
|Afternoon Session||3-4:20pm||Rhythm & Play
Fun lead & follow social danceÂ moves, follower improvisations, surprising syncopations, and intricate innovations that riff off your partner and the music
The Women’s Building, Auditorium
3543 18th Street,Â San Francisco, 94110
(between Guererro and Valencia)
Full Workshop (3 classes):Â $55 by December 11th / $60 at the door.
Drop-ins ($22/class) may be possible on the day of the workshop, depending on space.
Classes are geared toward students with at least 3+ months of Intermediate Lindy Hop class AND social dance experience. You shouldÂ be comfortable with dancing basic 6-count & 8-count patterns and should definitely be able to dance a whole song without stopping.
About the Instructors
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 â€The Rhythm Hot Shotsâ€ 1985 â€“ 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 â€“ 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 â€Red Tailsâ€. 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 Manningâ€™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.
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 Swinginâ€™ at the Savoy, California Swinginâ€™, *Workshop (San Luis Obispo), Santa Swing (Santa Barbara), and Le Hot Sauce (SF).