Last night was week two of 2007′s BSD clases. If you weren’t there (or have forgotten what we did), here’s the synopsis:
We welcomed a few new students and spent the evening reviewing and polishing the Lindy Basic. That included reviewing the basic eight-count rhythm of Lindy Hop (one-two-triple-step-five-six-triple-step), the most basic concepts of partner connection, as well as the eight-count Lindy Hop Basic or “swing out.” We then moved on to the Lindy Hop Circle.
Dano and Heather covered tandem Charleston, push-aways, and Charleston turn variations.
John and Shana continued with last week’s theme of “adding energy” by teaching a modified swing out for faster Lindy Hop. They taught the class to use a frame elasticity to develop a “snap” around two, and for both lead and follow to use this snap create a relaxed but accelerated swing out.
Saturday Swing Dance
Don’t forget, this Saturday, January 20 is BSD’s twice-monthly dance, Pearl Street Swing and Blues (PSSB). A 90-minute beginner class is offerred from 7:00-8:30pm for $10 (includes admission to dance), and the dance begins at 8:30pm (admission: $5).
This week will feature guest DJs and a guest instructor.
Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend the beginner class–it’s a perfect opportunity to hone those skills and to gain confidence in a social-dance setting. “Practice is the best of all instructors.” –Publilius Syrus