Swing or Nothing Workshop!
with Nathan Dias & Yon Richner
Saturday, April 7, 2-5pm. Santa Barbara, CA
Workshop Format: 2 classes, 1:15 minutes each
Fine-tune, challenge, and super-charge your Lindy Hop and Swing Dancing in this fun afternoon workshop with featured instructors Nathan & Yon!
|Class 1: Swingout Technique & Footwork Variations||Class 2: Spins That Will Make Your Head Spin (in a good way!)|
|Learn to stretch and open up your swingout in a way that gives both leaders AND followers more space to play, style and improvise with footwork.||Solidify your basic spinning and turning technique, improve your balance and precision, and learn some fun, head-turning spin combos!|
Location: Santa Barbara Dance Center, 127A West Canon Perdido Street/ Cross Street: De La Vina Street. Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Pre-Requisites: Intermediate Level. You must know the Lindy Hop fundamentals: swingout, lindy circle, Charleston, 6-count turns and passes.
Cost: $40 Full Workshop (cost includes admission to Saturday evening dance party)
No partner needed. 30 spots max.
About your Instructors
Nathan & Yon first started dancing together on the social dance floors of San Francisco venues such as the 9:20 Special and Lindy in the Park. Their great connection on the dance floor led them to partner frequently for performances, competitions, as well as teaching local group dance classes and workshops.
Nathan is a full-time swing dance teacher, DJ and organizer in San Francisco, where he hosts the weekly Cat’s Corner Swing Dance Party on Wednesday nights. He has been a featured guest instructor at the SLO* Workshop (San Luis Obispo), Swingin’ at the Savoy & California Swingin’ Workshops (Silicon Valley), and Santa Swing (Santa Barbara). His recent awards include 1st Place Jack & Jill & 2nd Place Strictly Lindy finishes at the 2011 Boogie by the Bay Dance Competition. Nathan performed with SF Bounce from 2003-2005, and with the 3 Minute Maniacs 2004-2005. Nathan’s mission as a swing dancer is to spread joy to people through dance and music.
Yon loves to social dance and feels fortunate to be able teach swing dancing over the years. Before her move to Santa Barbara, Yon frequently taught at San Francisco venues such as City College of SF, Swing Central, Wednesday Night Hop, Cat’s Corner and the 920 Special. Yon’s dance awards include 2009 1st Place Camp Hollywood Amateur Jack & Jill, and 2009 1st Place Boogie by the Bay Jack & Jill. Yon is grateful to Lindy Hop for giving her the opportunity to connect with many, many, many wonderful people from all over the world.