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.
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
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
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!
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
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!