LINDY HOP with Sonia and Hector

LINDY HOP with Sonia and Hector
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From Sat 30 September 2017 to Sun 1 October 2017
From Saturday 30 September 2017 to Sunday 1 October 2017
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Bring your lindy hop to the next level with international instructors Sonia and Hector from Barcelona, Spain!

Sonia and Hector are dynamic, athletic, and demonstrate a beaultiful respect for each other in their partnership.

Not sure who they are? Check out these videos!


Overall Schedule

FRIDAY, 8-10pm = Fireside chat (free!) with our instructors at Ann & Adam's place.

SATURDAY, 12pm - 5pm = Lindy Hop 

SUNDAY, 12pm - 5pm = Lindy hop

Some topics the workshop will cover:

- Embrace your partner and dance in closed position: develop closed position techniques so that both dancers in the couple feel like they are contributing to the partnership and the music.

- Special moves using kicks: fancy moves that we created for fast music wit a focus on connection and technique.

- Solo jazz routine: short routine of 8/8 (or more if needed), followed by improvising on that routine.

- Special moves using triple steps: we focus a lot on how we connect, and even when we do moves, we always talk about both of us having the same importance in the dance. Explore these ideas with us!

LEVEL: This worshop will benefit dancers with solid foundations in lindy hop all the way to master level dancers. We expect most attendees to have 2-8 years of dance experience. The classes will blend revisiting fundamental teachniques and introducing brand new ideas. If you aren't sure if the workshop is the right level for you, please email us at info@shimmytown.com with a description of your dance history. 


Bios

Hector and Sonia work constantly on the development of their partnered dancing. Lindy Hop is the dance in which they can openly evolve all techniques that they have learned throughout their lives. Argentinian tango, Latin rhythms, classical dance, and contemporary dance are important disciplines that have their place in their learning of the dance. Lindy Hop is the dance where one can achieve continuous development. Swing is beautiful. Jazz culture inspires and serves as the engine for Hector and Sonia in their constant learning process.

Partner dancing is a language that they treat carefully, developing new ways of expression with respect and dedication. They critique certain attitudes that may disrespect a certain role in partnered dancing, and so they are open to new enriching expressions of their understanding of partner dancing.

Sonia has been dancing different styles of dance since the age of 5, but Lindy Hop is the one that has captured her heart. She has been teaching regular classes in Barcelona, Spain since 2000, and over Europe for the last 5 years. Being part of the Barswingona Dance Company and with a classical and jazz background, she is well known in her city as a fantastic social dancer and a dedicated traveling international instructor. As a teacher, she is known to be approachable, patient, and willing to dance with her students.

Beginning with the ballroom dances, Hector was at first more interested on  Latin rhythms, Afrocuban dances, and Argentinian Tango. It was not until 2005 that he started dancing Lindy Hop, but he was soon captured by the essence of the dance and he began teaching it in 2009. Nowadays, Hector dances and teaches Cuban Salsa, Argentinian Tango, and Lindy hop in different important schools of Barcelona. His teaching is known to be focused on the roots of each dance and he likes to develop one’s own body movements within the couple dance in order to improve both leaders' and followers' connection.

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