Friday, May 30, 2014

Lindy Hop Mini Workshop 5/25/14

Last week was all about knowing where you're going and being intentional about your directionality.  Is that a word?

This is all part of a greater concept about being intentional with your movement and learning to control additional aspects as you develop as a dancer. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lindy Hop Mini Workshop 5/18/14

More side passes!

We reviewed last week's side pass exercise and added in this new "sliding doors" move.  It's both fun to do socially and also a good way to practice connecting and changing directions.

Give it a try and join us next weekend for more fun stuff.

Every Sunday at the Zendah Grotto, 6pm. for more info.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Zendah Grotto Mini Workshop Recap 5/11/14

Hurray for working video again!

This week we did side pass drills and added in a reverse swingout.  We even tested out our follows by having them close their eyes to focus on trusting the connection and continuing through with their momentum during the drills.

See you next week at the Zendah Grotto - 6pm - Free with entry. for more info.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Zendah Grotto Mini Workshop Recap 5/4/14

And we're back!

Last week we didn't have a recap because it was review week.  We did add some Texas Tommy variants, but that was all of the new content.

This week you'll have noticed that I don't have a video at the top of this post.  We recorded a recap in which you would have seen Jennifer Lai, guest instructor extrodinaire, and myself showing the variety of connection drills we did and how these make sense inside your swingout.  But there was a malfunction and Jen's internet fame will just have to wait.

So, I've included some clips below from some other people who I don't know showing something similar to what we did.  It's the next best thing, plus there's also other content we didn't do.  Enjoy.