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.

Coming Up Next!

– Solo Jazz with Nancy Hitzig –

SATURDAY  9 NOVEMBER

An afternoon of Solo Jazz classes with the inspiring Nancy Hitzig! Read on for more info…

YOUR TEACHER

Lindy Hop has captured Nancy Hitzig‘s imagination for more than 13 years. Originally from Toronto Canada, Nancy has won numerous international titles in Lindy Hop and is a sought-after teacher and performer in North America, the UK and Europe.

Since moving to London in 2013, she has taught more than 20,000 people to dance in the UK! Nancy has a remarkable ability to create space where her students can be daring in their movement, take risks safely and dance with abandon! Genuinely, nothing brings her greater joy then bringing people together to celebrate swing dance, Lindy Hop, solo vernacular jazz and Charleston.

Check out Nancy performing with the Juxtaposers at the International Lindy Hop Championships 2017.

WORKSHOP CONTENT

Class 1: Drills & Thrills

Structured and playful ways to get your jazz, Charleston and solo movement up to scratch! Be prepared to sweat.

Class 2: Hits with Hitz

It’s her last name – forgive the pun. A class around cool breaks and hits in a fun fast routine.

Class 3: Bringing it all together

An all levels class where you’ll improvise and apply everything you’ve learned building your knowledge of song structure and your confidence improvising.

TICKETS & BOOKING

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.

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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 improvers to those intermediate/advanced dancers. 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!


Dates For Your Diary!

We’ve got some exciting special guest workshops planned for 2020, so keep the following dates free!
Saturday 8th February 2020
Saturday 9th May 2020