Beginner Solo Jazz Workshop
Solo is awesome!
Saturday February 10th
This workshop is a great starting point to explore Solo Jazz. Dancing to Swing Music just makes you happy, it gets you in contact with lots of great people and brightens your mood. It’s the perfect way to let go and have fun!
Jazz music has an incredible ability to make us want to move. Even after learning only a few simple jazz steps, you can tap into that feeling and flow with the music like a surfer catching a wave. This course is designed to do just that!
You don’t need any prior knowledge about jazz music, or any prior dance experience whatsoever; we’ll start from scratch and build up layers from there. You’ll get a great balance of easy step-by-step instructions and practice time, plus some cool challenges thrown in. In two and a half hours we’ll take you into the world of jazz, giving you everything you need to move and groove along to amazing swinging tunes!
You’ll learn some important jazz steps, as well as the fundamental techniques behind them. Vernacular jazz is a Black american art form, which emphasizes improvisation and creativity, and in this course you’ll even get a taste of the rich exploration you can do to create your own voice in the dance.
- Basic Rhythms
- Posture, Groove, Balance
- Classic Steps
- Simple tools for improvising and for developing your own style
You can take this workshop without any prior dance experience. If you’ve taken some swing courses before, you’ll have some experience that you can build on and this workshop will be easier for you, but the prior experience is absolutely not necessary.
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Here’s where the workshop will take place:
SwingStation Kurfürsten-Anlage 58
The entrance is on the eastern side of the building, reachable from the Kurfürsten-Anlage itself or from the Kirchstraße. Our studio is on the ground floor, at the end of the hall.
Public Transportation: many busses, streetcars, trains; stops “Hauptbahnhof” or “Stadtwerke”.
Parking: please do not park in the yard, the parking spaces don’t belong to us and you might get a ticket. It’s hard to find parking spots in our area, so you should plan in some extra time. You can try to find street parking in the Kirchstraße or Vangerowstraße, or you might need to go to a nearby Parkhaus (e.g. P1 in the Poststraße) and walk from there.