The Lindy Intensive
The Lindy Intensive
“Flow is being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. “
Swing intensive warm up’s are designed to prepare your body, Activating, lengthening and strengthening muscle groups that are needed to dance with correct form.
The warmup is more than just exercise. It is an opportunity to enter into a relationship with your own body, to develop your balance and coordination. The warm up activates the nervous system and allows access to the expressive energy within our bodies. Enabling us to dance with more control and to avoid injury.
This workshop will come with an online preparation course so that you can learn the footwork patterns at home. By practicing the drills at home, you will arrive ready to explore the micro variations within the exercise.
Our drills are designed to develop your control, posture, balance, rhythm and expression. Drills will always remain at the foundation of Swing Intensive training so expect to be doing plenty of drills together in the studio.
Drilling will give you more confidence and a more powerful attitude on the dance floor.
This Course is built around fundamental Lindy Hop Movements. A development from the weekend Flow course is that we will put the practice of flow into advanced and challenging combinations. With he aim to maintain the feeling of flow: ease, effortlessness and control. We will develop your understanding of both core Lindy mechanics, and vernacular movement.
" Jazz is a dance of sophistication and freedom. The perfect balance between artistry and craft. "
This course will develop your understanding of internal and external dance practice. We will explore how improvisation exists in all levels of dance, how can we create unique moment’s with our partner in all aspects of the dance. What allows us to have magical moments on the dance floor? How can we make those moments happen regularly?
All creatively comes from improvisation.
We will take you step by step along the training process of creating unique movements and sequences within the dance. This method is how I personally create as a performer and choreographer.
You will learn how to find space for creativity with your partner, regardless of style or experience.
Studio 1, Circomedia, Kingswood, Bristol
29th & 30th January 2022 - The Lindy Hop Weekend - Bristol
Price £140 per person.