Class Descriptions

LEADING LADIES SWING FESTIVAL 2020

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Lindy Hop

Balboa

Collegiate Shag

Solo Jazz

Boogie Woogie

Aerials

St. Louis  Shag

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Lindy Hop MV (Saturday)

Moves & Variations

DecaVitas

2 years of  Lindy Hop

This track offers interesting moves and variations taught by the amazing DecaVita Sisters. They are known for their very specific style, including sweeps and exciting footwork variations.  Their dancing is heavily based on great connection, so you will also have a chance to improve your skills in this area. 

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Lindy Hop CM  (Sunday)

Connection & Musicality

Trisha Sewell

6-count & 8-count Lindy Hop footwork

This track offers an in-depth exploration of connection with a partner, as well as footwork variations and ways of exploring the music through your dance. Trisha Sewell has taught Solo Jazz and Lindy Hop for many years, and is famous especially for her styling choices, so you will have a chance to learn from the best.
It is recommended that you feel comfortable with your basic 6-count and 8-count Lindy Hop footwork. 

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Balboa CM (Saturday)

Connection & Musicality

Joy & Gio

Up-hold and
down-hold basic

This track will focus on connection, footwork and musicality, primarily in pure-bal, but also offering ways to interpret the music and exploring connection in more open positions. Both Joy and Gio are very experienced in exploring and expressing the music through footwork. 
It is recommended to feel confident in both up-hold and down-hold basics for this track. 

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Balboa MV  (Sunday)

Moves & Variations

Joy & Gio

2 years of Balboa

This Track will offer a variety of moves in mainly bal-swing, as well as tricks and styling. Joy is known for her smooth moves and footwork, and Gio is espcially famous for his flourishes and styling. 
It is recommended that you have a good understanding of the footwork as well as at least two years of balboa experience in the role you sign up as.  

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Collegiate MV (Saturday)

Moves & Variations

Sandy & Fancy

2 years of Collegiate Shag

This track offers interesting moves and variations in Collegiate Shag. Sandy and Fancy are especially know for their "LA-style" Shag, including awesome moves like the "Vomit Comet", "The Titanic" and "Harvey Wallbangers". They will guide you through many different moves and variations in the course of 4 hours. It is recommended that you have been dancing Collegiate Shag for at least two years, and feel secure in your footwork and flow. 

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Collegiate CM  (Sunday)

Connection & Musicality

Sandy & Fancy

6-count basic

This track  focuses on footwork, musicality and connection. You will surely break a nice sweat while learning or improving on many different forms of footwork to spice up your basics or make you stand out in a crowd. Sandy and Fancy will talk about different useful techniques, including spins, turns, slides and more, which will help you express the music.  
It is recommended that you feel comfortable with the 6-count Collegiate Shag Basic, which roughly equates to 6 months of dances. 

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Solo Jazz (Saturday)

Styling, swivells & improvisation

Trisha Sewell

None

One of the things Trisha is most famous for is her Follower Bootcamp "Sugabomb", where she teaches different stylings for follows and moves within solo jazz. This track expands on that concept, and invites both follows, leads, solo dancers and switchers to explore styling options for their variations while dancing solo or with a partner. 

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Boogie Woogie

(Saturday)

Introduction & moves

Nina & Maayke

None

This track offers a unique chance to learn the fun dance Boogie Woogie. Boogie Woogie is often danced to Rock'N'Roll music, both slower and faster. You will be guided by the amazing Nina & Maayke, who have been dancing Boogie for several years, and even competed in it on occasion, so get ready to boogie! 

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Aerials (Sunday)

Lifts & Airsteps

DecaVitas

Signing up with a partner

This track offers 4 intense hours of aerials, lifts & tricks. The DecaVitas are famous for their amazing aerials, check some out here if you haven't seen it already!  Expect to be challenged, as their repertoire spans from simple moves like the Frog Jump, to advanced moves with several steps. All skill levels welcome, as the class will start from scratch. but also cater to more advanced dancers by challenging them with timing, getting in & out of the aerial, and more. Partner sign-up necessary. 

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St. Louis Shag
(Sunday)

Moves & Variations

Niomi & Aï

Tripple-step basic & Step-stomp basic

This track will take you through both traditional St. Louis Shag Moves, how to style them and how to dance faster. There will also be a range of newer interpreted moves as well as moves inspired by other dances. Niomi & Aï have been dancing St. Louis for a few years, and competed as well as performed at international festivals. Come learn some of their fun moves and tricks.