Saturday, 24 Feb, 11.00am - 4.00pm
One-day workshop - authentic jazz dance
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD : www.thebedford.co.uk
The Tranky Doo is a playful and stylish solo jazz routine from the '40s. If you're confident with some of the basic solo moves, picking up routines and/or with the Shim Sham, and want to try something a little more challenging, learning this workshop is a great next step. It's also a perfect opportunity for those of you who have learnt one half of the routine and want finally to nail it!
You will expand your repertoire of jazz moves, strengthen your solo dancing technique and improve your styling. All of which will give you an extra dimension to your partner dancing as well. Improver dancers and Intermediate dancers will all get something out of this workshop.
In the first half of the workshop, we will learn the routine; in the second half, once we have finished the choreography, we will work on variations, styling and performance. It's a really fun routine to learn and to break out at social dances.
With Oli Deans (Swingland Brixton, C Jam jazz classes)
11.00am - 4.00pm Tranky Doo
Learn the classic Tranky Doo jazz routine.
We break for lunch at 1pm. Lunch is not included but most people eat downstairs at The Bedford. Please don't bring your own food/drinks into the venue.
Good working knowledge of the basic solo swing jazz steps is required - or some previous dance experience involving rhythms and footwork (eg tap, ballet, contemporary).
The Bedford is at 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD.
By tube - Northern Line to Balham, 2 minutes walk. Turn right out of the station and walk up Balham Station Road. The Bedford is easily visible ahead of you.
By train - Balham (10 minutes to Waterloo or Victoria via Clapham Junction), 2 minutes walk as for tube.
By bus - Buses 315 (Bedford Hill), 355, 249 or 155
By car - Just off the South Circular (A205), Balham is easily accessible by car from all directions. There is some free parking - and plenty of metered parking - in local streets, but please do look at the signs as in some zones there is a time limit on how long you can park in one spot. You also get 2 hours free in the Sainsbury’s car park opposite the venue.
Venue website www.thebedford.co.uk
- This workshop will be predominantly solo steps but some might be partnered
- You must be prepared to rotate partners where needed
- We will endeavour to keep numbers of leads and follows as even as possible but cannot guarantee exactly equal numbers
Please ensure that you are available for the workshop and have read the above information before booking, as refunds cannot be given - thanks!
NB this workshop is being run by - and your PayPal transaction is with - Oli Deans trading as Swingland