Saturday, December 6th from 12PM to 5:30PM
Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Workshop
with Gaby Cook (San Francisco) & Nathan Bugh (NYC)
|Saturday, December 6, 2014||Class Description|
|Morning Session||12:00 – 1:20 pm||
Technique & exercises to improve your basics
|Afternoon Session||2:30 – 3:50 pm||
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||
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.
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, December 4.
12 couples max. Drop-ins 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 should 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
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.
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.