Jazz Thursdays! in April & May

with guest teacher Mirjam Johansson

Jazz Thursdays with Mirjam Johansson

5-week class session will run Thursdays, April 18 – May 16!

Learn to dance jazz with guest teacher and award-winning swing dancer Mirjam Johansson! Authentic jazz is a super fun way to express yourself to swing music. The steps are energetic, playful and zany with lots of room for your own styling. By exploring your personal body movement you will improve your own dancing as well as your skill as a Lindy Hopper!

7:30-8:30 Beginning Jazz & Shim Sham (Register)

Students will learn the famous Shim Sham Shimmy jazz routine (a must-know among Lindy Hoppers) and will also work with other basic jazz steps and short choreographies. The focus will be on getting the jazz into our bodies so we can feel relaxed and enjoy putting them into our dancing.

8:30-9:30pm Intermediate Jazz, Styling & Improvisation (Register)

Here we work with more improvisation and styling of our jazz steps. We will learn more challenging choreographies and also work at dancing higher tempos. Expect a workout!

Class Location:  Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 17th  Street near De Haro, SF (Potrero Hill)

Class Costs:

$45 early / $55 full registration price for the month.
$80 to take both classes for the month.
Weekly drop-in: $12 for 1 class, $20 for both

Mirjam Teaches the Jazz Step of the Week at Lindy in the Park:

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About Mirjam

Mirjam PosesMirjam is a fabulous, award-winning swing dancer and Lindy Hopper coming all the way from Sweden! Mirjam’s biggest passion is the happiness in social dancing and the follower’s ability to express their self to the music together with the great feeling of dancing together with the leader. This is her focus both as a teacher and as a dancer. A rising swing dance star in Sweden, Mirjam has been teaching Lindy Hop in Stockholm over the past year as well as collecting awards at recent European and International dance competitions, including:

  • ILHC 2012 – Finalist Jack & Jill Open Division
  • ESDC 2012 – 1st Place Lindy Hop Open Division
  • ESDC 2011 -1st Place Lindy Hop Jack & Jill Open Division
  • Snowball 2011 – 5th Place Strictly Lindy