Workshops

Just as dancing with different partners is important for a swing dancers’ development so is learning from different teachers. They bring with them a wealth of new content, perspectives, style and ideas that help layer and enrich your dancing.

Similarly, our workshops aren’t always about partnered lindy hop either. We hope to also broaden your swing dancing experience with other dance styles, like Charleston, Collegiate  Shag, Balboa and Blues, and push your boundaries as individual dancers with solo workshops too.

Coming Up Next!

 

– Lindy Hop with Bic & Simone –

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

Bic & Simone were the first special guest teachers invited to teach for Reading Swing Jam back in 2013 and we’re thrilled to have them return five years on to share more of their precise technique and joyful flare!

TEACHERS: SIMONE BROWN & BIG GRAHAM

Simone met Bic on a crowded dance floor, they found a common passion for Lindy Hop and have never stopped dancing since. Their love for the dance has taken them to many places such as New York, China, Sweden, Barcelona and Bali to experience the various local scenes and the top teachers around the world. 2012 saw a succession of first place positions in competitions all over the UK and 1st and 2nd place at major french camps.

Bic and Simone run 3 weekly classes on the South Coast as well as many events in the UK and abroad. They are also invited to teach at various camps and workshops around the UK. They love sharing their passion for the dance and hope to encourage the lindy hop scene in the UK.

WORKSHOP CONTENT

Class 1: Connecting at the Core.

Exploring lead and follow technique using body movement to effect momentum.

Class 2: Musicality that moves!

Adding rhythms and musical movement to your dancing without interrupting flow or connection.

Class 3: Direction & Rotation.

Breaking down the mechanics of a travelling turn for both leads and follows.

TICKETS & BOOKING

* Tickets on sale Sunday 14th October 12noon – Click here to get yours! *

Workshop is £25 per person and includes cake and refreshments + free entry to our Reading Swing Jam social in the evening! For notifications on updates please join our Facebook event.

WORKSHOP VENUE

This workshop will be held at Watlington House Community Hall (accessed via South Street), the home of Reading Swing Jam.
Address: 44 Watlington Street, RG1 4 Reading, England

WORKSHOP LEVEL

This workshop will be are suitable for all level of dancers from Improvers to those Intermediate/Advanced. There’ll be something for everyone and a new perspective on the dance is always worth investing in!

CLASS SCHEDULE

1:30pm – 1:50pm   Event Registration
1:50pm – 2:00pm    Welcome & Teacher Introductions
2:00pm – 3:00pm   1st Class
3:00pm – 3:15pm   1st Break
3:15pm – 4:15pm   2nd Class
4:15pm – 4:30pm   2nd Break
4:30pm – 5:30pm   3rd Class

8:00pm – 12:00am   Reading Swing Jam Social

EVENING SOCIAL

Reading Swing Jam is our monthly social dance at the Community Hall at Watlington House (accessed via South Street), where we play DJed swing music and dance the night away. It’s a great place to practice, hang out, meet new people from near and afar as well as discover inspiration and new moves! If you come to this workshop you entry to the social is FREE! Visit our webpage for full details.

Check out our handy beginner’s guide to socials for more info on what to expect!