BEAUTY & DUTY of the SWING DANCE FOLLOW
WORKSHOP "for follows only" in BRUSSELS, BE
Sunday, 13.10.2013 // from 14 to 19 h
5 h (with breaks) workshop fee is 40 €
This workshop was created to give
ideas, exercises, tips, steps and moves
for the following topics:
1__Big or chique SWIVELS – these crazy hip-leg-foot-rotations us follows
do whenever feeling super sexy and/or super exuberant.
2__Razorsharp FOOTWORK – we do love rhythm! Feeding the music
by hitting the floor to the point.
3__Ex- and impressive IMPROVISATION – lost in music, but sooo there.
Keep looking for your freedom, and you'll enter whole new worlds!
4__Keeping BALANCE & FRAME – feet under weight, joints and muscles
attentive, yet flexible – don't fight the forces, let the physics work for you!
5__Master MOMENTUM – by receiving it and keeping it and being the
reliable partner you want to be. Find your centre and work with it!
6__A good CONNECTION – is when you dance your dance, but always
stay available and sensitive by mastering point 4 and 5.
7__DANCING – means to never stop listening to the music,
as the music is your partner no. 1 . pe-ri-od .
There will be concrete MOVES & STEPS to practice on.
But more than that there will be lots of EXERCISES and "self-experiments" about balance, body awareness (new trendword, I know, but it's nevertheless so damn important), sensitivity, musicality and how to eventually move as free as a bird. Or a cat. Or whatever animal you long to be like. :)
Concerning the LEVEL, that means that it's pretty open to every follow who feels teased by these topics. You should know the Lindy Hop basics to understand what we'll talk about. But apart from steps, I will try to draw a clear picture of the relationships between the various factors that shape and create your very own following, means: dancing.