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!
SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY
Learn to fly this February with special guest teachers Michaela Delmonte & Rupert Sanford-Scutt from London. Aerials are an iconic part of Lindy Hop and this three hour workshop is the perfect introduction!
Michaela and Rupert have been dancing together since 2011, and started learning and practicing air steps that same year. They have attended many aerials workshops themselves over the years, some of the formative training being with the Harlem Hot Shots at Herrang Dance Camp. They have taught many aerials workshops and taster classes and have put together routines for students and peers featuring some of their favourites. They are excited to come and work with the Reading dancers and help everyone take to the skies!
Class 1: Getting Started!
We will get warmed up, work on some jumping technique and some simple air steps.
Class 2: Flying High!
We will work on some more complex air steps to add to our repertoire – don’t worry, all still very beginner friendly!
Class 3: Building It Up!
We will work on one more air step, and mostly consolidate what we’ve learnt. Each couple will build a mini jam featuring their favourite air step. Final stretch and warm down, and recap videos.
TICKETS & BOOKING
Due to the nature of this workshop tickets are only available in lead/follow pairs. Workshop tickets are £25 per person and include cake and refreshments + free entry to our Reading Swing Jam social in the evening! For notifications on updates please join our Facebook event.
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 improvers to those intermediate/advanced swing dancers. No previous aerial experience required. Not suitable for absolute beginner swing dancers.
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!
Dates For Your Diary!
We’ve got some exciting special guest workshops planned for 2020, so keep the following dates free!
Saturday 9th May 2020
Saturday 14th November 2020