Workshops

 

Feb 21: Learn the Shim Sham

The Shim Sham is a line dance created by Frankie Manning and is enjoyed by swing dancers all over the world. Everyone is welcome to jump in! Come learn the moves and the routine in detail with a few fun variations to jazz it up with your own personal style. No previous experience required. If you have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for a time to jump in now is your chance!

Instructor: Lisa Semchuk

Time: 7-9PM
Cost: $25
Location: Sky Dragon Centre Studio (27 King William St., Hamilton)

 

 

 

Apr 4: Movement & Musicality Workshop

Come explore different ways you can move when grooving to your favourite tunes and express yourself while partner dancing. In a fun and open environment we will experiment with dancing to music in ways that can help spark ideas and enhance your Lindy Hop social dancing experience. Everyone welcome!

Instructor: Margot Smith

Time: 7-9PM
Cost: $25
Location: Sky Dragon Centre Studio (27 King William St., Hamilton)

 

 

 

Apr 11: A Blues Workshop

Slow things down and drag it out for a blues dance. This dance evolved with blues music in America and embraces free expressive movement in both solo and partnered forms to a variety of tempos. If you start to sway when a blues song comes on, this is the dance for you. Blues dance will help you to dance to all types of music, and helps improve connection, partnering, musicality, and improvisation. The content covered in this workshop will be different from the material in our January blues workshop.

7:00PM Level 1 – Learn how to blues dance!
8:00PM Level 2 – Blues that moves you

Guest Instructor: Eric Zhang

Time: 7-9PM
Cost: $15/lesson or $25 for both
Location: Sky Dragon Centre Studio (27 King William St., Hamilton)

 

 

 

Jun 1 – 3: The Flipside: Lindy Hop Workshop with Michael Jagger

We have a really amazing weekend planned for you and it keeps getting better all the time. Save the date!

– Two days of workshops
– Two tracks (4 hrs each)
– The Hamilton Vintage Ball

Guest Instructor: Michael Jagger (michaelandevita.com)

 

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
8:00 PM Dance Talk with Michael
9:00 PM DJ’d Social Dance

SATURDAY
10:00 AM Team Manning
1:00 PM Team Miller
8:00 PM The Hamilton Vintage Ball

SUNDAY
12:00 PM Team Manning
3:00 PM Team Miller

TRACK DESCRIPTIONS

Team Manning: To join Team Manning you will be familiar with basic 6-count and 8-count patterns and swing outs. This track will focus on building up those fundamental skills which are the foundation of fun, confident social dancing.

Team Miller: To join Team Miller you will be comfortable with 6-count, 8-count, and charleston patterns and you use them interchangeably while social dancing. Your swing outs feel smooth and solid. This track will focus on using those great fundamental skills to challenge yourself with more complex connections and patterns.

Track Size: 15 Followers, 15 Leaders

 

COST

One Track (4 hrs): $105
Both Tracks (8 hrs): $165

After March 30
One Track (4 hrs): $125
Both Tracks (8 hrs): $185

Workshop Only (2 hrs): $50
Observation Fee (2 hrs): $20

*Workshop registration includes The Hamilton Vintage Ball (Value: $35) and Friday social (Value: $10).
**Workshop Only registration will be based on availability closer to June 1.

 

LOCATIONS

Friday Social: The Ballroom on King (1043 King St. W., Hamilton, ON)
Saturday Social: The Scottish Rite Club (4 Queen St. S., Hamilton, ON)