Time to Shine
Make Your Own Choreo
Day & Time: Tuesday, 19:45 – 20:45
Dates: 20.02.2024 – 26.03.2024
Lindy Hop is not only a social dance. It started in the big ballrooms in Harlem, but quickly found its way onto the show stages and into the movie theatres. In this course you can get a sneak peek of how it must have felt to be part of a famous Show Troupe. You will create, choreograph, learn, rehearse and finally shine on stage. Time to shine and show what you've got!
You DO NOT need to be an expert dancer for this course! You should have at least a little bit of repertoire, but you'll be able to create the choreo to suit your own dance abilities.
No Partner Rotation
You DO need to choose who you'll be training with before the course starts… you can work with one partner, or you can work with a larger group (maximum 6 people per group). Your choreo can be partnered or solo or a mix. If you're feeling very independent you can even sign up alone to create a solo choreo just for you. But you should decide before the course starts.
In this course you will create your own Lindy Hop or Solo Jazz routine. We have a concrete goal: to perform the routine at the end of the course round 🙂 Nobody is forced on stage - but we are sure that it will be a ball!
- You'll learn what makes a good routine
- We'll coach you step-by-step through a process you can use to create your routine
- You learn important tools & tips not only to dance, but to perform
- You get the chance to perform in the end of the course round
You should have at least a little bit of repertoire (if you've only been dancing for a few weeks then this course will be too difficult), but this course is not only for the "fanciest" dancers, so…
If you want to do a partnered choreo: you should know at least a few moves in open and closed position, and feel comfortable with social dancing.
Or, if you want to do a solo jazz choreo, alone or with a group: you should know at least a few moves and feel comfortable dancing them in flow (maybe in choreographies you've learned, or maybe just improvising or jamming with friends).
If you have this, plus a willingness to experiment and try things out, then you have everything you need 🙂
You also don’t need prior show experience, and you will get guidance on what makes a good choreography, help with song choice and editing, and get plenty of feedback/coaching on your routine.
Want to Join Time to Shine?
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6-Class Package for a couple
If you want to take classes with us, but you don’t want to commit to a subscription yet, then this option is for you.
This package is intended for couples who want to sign up for classes together.
You can also purchase this package as a single person, to have even more tickets available for yourself 🙂
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Here’s where Time to Shine takes 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.