Due to a lot of requests we have set up this afternoon and evening session of Balboa - 4 classes with a Tea Dance in the middle .
The first two classes are for total Beginners and will work as a pair of classes so will be suitable for anyone. More advanced Balboa dancers may like to use theses as a warm-up and reminder of the basics.
TEA DANCE - suitable for all FREE IF YOU’VE BOOKED IN FOR ANY CLASSES The 3rd and 4th Classes are definitely aimed at dancers who have some experience of Balboa and who would be totally comfortable with everything covered in the first two classes - i.e. The basics.


 

The

ODDBALL
HOPPIN' MAD EASTER SWING DANCE
FRIDAY 4th APRIL
8.00 - 11.45

ODDFELLOWS HALL - 20 WEST PARK - CLIFTON - BRISTOL
Travel north towards the Downs - West Park is a turning right at bottom of Whiteladies Rd - just after B.B.C building
3 TOP SWING DJs
featuring
'Swing' RAY
Big Vern's "V" discs
Fabian
giving you the best in swing

.*EASTER EGGS*
*VINTAGE RAFFLE*
*FRUIT.. (FRUIT ?) .. YES FRUIT*
*PRIZES FOR BEST DRESSED *
ANNUAL JACK n JILL COMPETITION
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PRICE
£7.50 at our classes (one ticket per person)
£8.50 in advance til March 20th
£9.50 from March 21st
£10.50 on the door if available

BOOK EARLY - LAST 9 YEARS SOLD OUT - pay with PayPal


 

FRANKIE MANNING'S

"WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOP

+

IMPROVERS LINDY HOP SPECIAL 2

SUNDAY APRIL 6th
SESSION 1 - 3.15 - 4.15 -Improvers Special MOVING ON UP - 1
Another intro class to higher level Lindy. We’ll be showing triple time rhythm and 8 beat
timing to enable you to move around with the dance & add more impressive & creative
moves to your repertoire. We will be looking at Lindy Turns as part of this session. Ideal if you’ve done a few weekly beginners classes & want to move into the second class.

SESSION 2 - 4.30 - 5.30 -Improvers Special MOVING ON UP - 2
A second class looking at how the 8 beat timing can open up more possibilities, extend moves & give a further chance to add some ‘flash’ to your Lindy. We’ll be looking at some more classic Lindy Hop shapes in this session. Another class to bridge the gap between beginners and improvers/intermediate.

SESSION 3 - 5.45 - 6.45 "WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOP - first part " These last two sessions will be spent learning this whole sequence - you will need to book in for both sessions. This classic sequence was choreographed by the legendary Frankie Manning. A great chance to learn some fabulous Lindy that you can either dip into or pull out as a whole impressive choreography. It is not a highly complex sequence but there are quite a lot of moves, some of which are standard Lindy Hop shapes.

SESSION 4 - 7.00 - 8.00 "WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOP -
2nd part "

SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH

PRICES
BOOKING IN ADVANCE . . .student
ONE CLASS -........£ 7.00 . . . . £ 5.50
TWO CLASSES - ...£ 12.00 . . £ 9.00
THREE CLASSES - £ 16.00 . ..£ 12.00
FOUR CLASSES - .£ 18.00 . . . £ 13.50

ON THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . student
ONE CLASS -.........£ 8.50 . . . . £ 6.50
TWO CLASSES - .. £ 14.00 . . .£ 10.50
THREE CLASSES - £ 18.50 . . . £ 13.50
FOUR CLASSES - ..£ 21.00 . . .£ 15.00

 

BOOK PLACES ~ COUPLES ONLY
i.e. 1 leader - 1 follower


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August Monday Specials


Fancy a Shag + 1920s Charlston + The Madison


NEW DVD Roms £6each ~ £55 WHOLE SET OF 11

11 x Lindy Hop sequences / routines on DVD rom - Each sequence is shown to music - in slow motion and broken down and explained with lead/follow & style pointers. ~ IMPROVERS LEVEL

IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT


SEQUENCE 1 - Charleston single time jockeys with 4 variations - swivel kicks and turn out - 7 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 2 - 6-beat triple & double time sequence - Charleston kick-step jockey with a swivel & a flash finish - 9 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 3 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a skating break & a flash basket - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 4 - 6-beat double time jockey with a skip-up - 6-beat triple time sequence - partnered twistwalks and Suzi Q - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 5 - 6-beat single time sequence into horse and cart with kick-ups - kick through & spin - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 6 - Charleston kick-step jockey into opposite Charleston into kick around break with knee slaps and pecks - 5 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 7 - 6-beat double time jockey into 2 jig kick variations - 6-beat sequence back in to jockey with shoot. - 8 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 8 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into kick throughs into a 3 move 6-beat sequence - kick break & throwout to freeze. - 7 MOVES - Running time 12 mins

SEQUENCE 9 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into Back Charleston ( a Frankie Manning sequence with 4 Back Charleson variations) - 7 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 10 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a 6-beat Lindy circle - includes partnered Shorty George - messaround break - 9 MOVES - Running time 17 mins

SEQUENCE 11 - Faster sequence. 8 moves mixing 6-beat single time, double time and Charleston kick steps with flash finish. - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins


 

SEQUENCE 1 - Charleston single time jockeys with 4 variations - swivel kicks and turn out - 7 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 2 - 6-beat triple & double time sequence - Charleston kick-step jockey with a swivel & a flash finish - 9 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 3 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a skating break & a flash basket - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 4 - 6-beat double time jockey with a skip-up - 6-beat triple time sequence - partnered twistwalks and Suzi Q - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 5 - 6-beat single time sequence into horse and cart with kick-ups - kick through & spin - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 6 - Charleston kick-step jockey into opposite Charleston into kick around break with knee slaps and pecks - 5 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 7 - 6-beat double time jockey into 2 jig kick variations - 6-beat sequence back in to jockey with shoot. - 8 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 8 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into kick throughs into a 3 move 6-beat sequence - kick break & throwout to freeze. - 7 MOVES - Running time 12 mins

SEQUENCE 9 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into Back Charleston ( a Frankie Manning sequence with 4 Back Charleson variations) - 7 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 10 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a 6-beat Lindy circle - includes partnered Shorty George - messaround break - 9 MOVES - Running time 17 mins

SEQUENCE 11 - Faster sequence. 8 moves mixing 6-beat single time, double time and Charleston kick steps with flash finish. - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

BALBOA
4 CLASSES +
TEA DANCE
SUN MAY 11
3.00 - 8.00

SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH

3.00 - 3.55 BALBOA BEGINNERS 1
4.05 - 5.00 BALBOA BEGINNERS 2
5.00 - 6.00 TEA DANCE
6.00 - 6.55 BALBOA INTERMEDIATES 1
7.05 - 8.00 BALBOA INTERMEDIATES 2

TEA DANCE FREE IF YOU ATTEND A CLASS - OTHERWISE £3

PRICES
BOOKING IN ADVANCE student
ONE CLASS -........£ 7.00 £ 5.50
TWO CLASSES - ...£ 12.00 £ 9.00
THREE CLASSES - £ 16.00 £ 12.00
FOUR CLASSES - .£ 18.00 £ 13.50

ON THE DOOR student
ONE CLASS -.........£ 8.50 £ 6.50
TWO CLASSES - .. £ 14.00 £ 10.50
THREE CLASSES - £ 18.50 £ 13.50
FOUR CLASSES - ..£ 21.00 £ 15.00



 


ARE THESE WORKSHOPS SUITABLE FOR ME ?

SESSION 1 + SESSION 2 - Due to the tremendous success & feedback we had from the Jan workshops - we are running two follow-up sessions aimed at IMPROVERS. A lot of dancers get nervous about moving up to a higher level and worry that they might not know enough or will hold up the class etc. The aim of these workshops is to help prepare dancers for higher level classes and to give a total grounding in all the things you’d need to move up to the intermediate level .
SESSION 3 + SESSION 4 - “Wednesday Night Hop”
These last two sessions are aimed at dancers who have been regularly to our higher level second classes each week. As a further guide we would expect you to know 6- beat, 8-beat & Charleston rhythms - Lindy Turns & Circles & basic Charlestons. The emphasis is on putting together a complete routine not on learning lots of new moves and shapes.


SEE SOME OF OUR PAST EVENTS BELOW



NEW DVD Roms £6each ~ £55 WHOLE SET OF 11

11 x Lindy Hop sequences / routines on DVD rom - Each sequence is shown to music - in slow motion and broken down and explained with lead/follow & style pointers. ~ IMPROVERS LEVEL

DONE A BIT OF LINDY HOP ?

CAN'T REMEMBER A THING WHEN YOU GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR ?

THEN THESE ARE FOR YOU

We’ve put together these 11 MINI ROUTINES with you in mind. Each of these sequences is between 8 and 12 bars of 8 beats. The most common cry we hear is - “ I can cope with classes - but I can’t put a thing together when I get on the dance floor ” Each mini routine is shown to music - broken down and explained with lead / follow & style points and tips - and then shown in slow motion.

 

SEE A BRIEF CONTENT OF EACH SEQUENCE BELOW

SEQUENCE 1 - Charleston single time jockeys with 4 variations - swivel kicks and turn out - 7 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 2 - 6-beat triple & double time sequence - Charleston kick-step jockey with a swivel & a flash finish - 9 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 3 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a skating break & a flash basket - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 4 - 6-beat double time jockey with a skip-up - 6-beat triple time sequence - partnered twistwalks and Suzi Q - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 5 - 6-beat single time sequence into horse and cart with kick-ups - kick through & spin - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 6 - Charleston kick-step jockey into opposite Charleston into kick around break with knee slaps and pecks - 5 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 7 - 6-beat double time jockey into 2 jig kick variations - 6-beat sequence back in to jockey with shoot. - 8 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 8 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into kick throughs into a 3 move 6-beat sequence - kick break & throwout to freeze. - 7 MOVES - Running time 12 mins

SEQUENCE 9 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into Back Charleston ( a Frankie Manning sequence with 4 Back Charleson variations) - 7 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 10 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a 6-beat Lindy circle - includes partnered Shorty George - messaround break - 9 MOVES - Running time 17 mins

SEQUENCE 11 - Faster sequence. 8 moves mixing 6-beat single time, double time and Charleston kick steps with flash finish. - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

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