Saturday, December 10, 2016:
Winter Workshop & Holiday Hop!
at the Ukrainian Hall, SOMA, San Francisco
- Afternoon Lindy Hop Workshops for Intermediate & Advanced dancers
with guest teachers Nathan, Alison, Dave & Charlie
- Evening Beginner Crash Courses in Lindy Hop & Swing
- Live Music Dance Party featuring the Fil Lorenz Big Band Orchestra
- Spacious wood dance floor plus Cash Bar serving Beer, Wine, Cheese & Treats
|Saturday, December 10th, 2016|
|Morning Cup of Jazz with Alison
Warm-up your body and learn a fun mini-routine of classic solo jazz steps!
|Intermediate Lindy: Rhythm & Flow
Smooth your transitions and spice up your basics with cool rhythm changes and syncopated footwork.
with Nathan & Alison
Improvisation & Creativity
Swing dancing can be more than just a series of moves. We will show you how to deconstruct Lindy Hop so you can add your voice and make your dances more exciting for you and your partner.
with Dave & Charlie
Lindy Hop Roller Coaster Of Death
We’ll start off with a suicide drop that begins our foray into the more dangerous side of Lindy momentum. How and where can we add more woosh (that’s a technical term) into our Lindy? Come to this class and find out!
with Dave & Charlie
|5-6:10PM||Int/Adv Lindy: Dips and Tricks
Jump Turns, Drop-spins, Slide-thru-the-legs and more!
with Nathan & Alison
|Live Music Dance Party
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra!
Saxophonist Fil Lorenz leads a tight horn ensemble that packs a bold punch, while channeling a sweet, classy and richly textured sound that brings to life music of Duke Ellington, New Testament Count Basie, Ray Charles and other jazz and blues legends. Backed by a driving rhythm section on piano/bass/drums, the band plays classic renditions of our favorite big band swing dance tunes…a dancer’s delight!
PLUS: Guest DJ Frank Lee During the Band Breaks!
Cash bar serving beer, wine and finger foods
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.
Morning Solo Jazz with Alison:
$10 with any class or dance ticket purchase. $15 class only.
Intermediate Track: $45 early / $50 online / $55 door.
Int/Adv Track: $45 early / $50 online / $55 door
All Afternoon Track: $55 early / $60 online / $65 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!
Evening Classes for Beginners & Newbies:
Lindy Hop & Charleston Foundations: $25 online / $35 door
East Coast Swing Crash Course: $10 online & door
About the Teachers
Dave & Charlie and Nathan & Alison perform an acrobatic Lindy Hop routine with the Cosmo Alleycats (solo couples 2 & 3 respectively) :
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), Le Hot Sauce (SF) and has taught internationally in Switzerland and Madrid as well!
Alice Sinclair (Alison)
Alison can hardly believe it’s been almost 8 years since she started swing dancing in Seattle, WA. Since then, dancing has taken her to Herräng, Sweden where she trained with world-renowned Lindy Hop instructors. She currently performs with The Sweet 16, a vintage chorus girl troupe, throughout the Bay Area. She is thrilled to be teaching in San Francisco and promises to bring insight and enthusiasm to every class!
Dave & Charlie Stellar
David Ljung Madison is an internationally respected Blues and Lindy Hop teacher who is an expert in cutting to the chase and conveying strong fundamentals. He’s joined by his teaching partner-in-crime and exquisite social dancer Charlie. Charlie and David met at a partner dance and the connection was instantaneous. Charlie has been a dancer and musician her entire life, initially starting with solo performance dance as a member of modern and contemporary troupes as well as hip hop. She discovered her love of partner dance coincidentally on the day she met David. Since then they have been building their partnership with his social dance background and her trained dancer background to create something much stronger.
David has been dancing Lindy and Blues for close to two decades and was one of the people responsible for the creation of the contemporary Blues Dance scene. He has been teaching Lindy and Blues workshops in dozens of countries across the world and teaches classes based on the beginning and advanced fundamentals that will make your dance come alive. Together, David & Charlie travel around the world bringing the joy of Blues Dancing and Lindy Hop to scenes everywhere they go, sharing their knowledge and focusing on the parts of dance they love: connection, musicality and momentum.