This fortnight’s variation is Truffle Step
A fast variation that needs be calm, grounded, and smooth. You’ve got your work cut out for you
Why have we called it the Truffle Step? Who knows. We’re open to suggestions…
Our last course of the year is a very special one–we’ll be teaching the California Routine! A classic lindy hop routine, choreographed by the legendary Frankie Manning, it draws on all of the fundamentals of lindy hop, including 6 beat, 8 beat and Charleston footwork. Once you know this routine, you will see it everywhere! Most lindy hoppers learn it at some point so it’s an easy impromptu performance piece. Whether you want to do more performing or you’re just looking to challenge yourself, this course is a great way to do it!
We will need to move quickly to get through the routine in four weeks so there are a few prerequisites. You will need to be familiar with basic 6 beat moves (tuck turn, passby, bring back), swingouts, and tandem Charleston. The version we do on the course will have some flashy moves but no big aerials so that we can focus on the dancing (for those that are interested we’re happy to help you add aerials in later!).
California Routine Course
Wednesdays, 20 November – 11 December
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£32 for the 4 week course
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place
Here’s a sneak peek of what the California Routine looks like (with aerials)
We’ve got an exciting course coming up in October. We’ll be tackling Tandem Charleston. This is a really fantastic set of moves lead from an unusual position. Great for fast music and for impressing your friends! If you’ve encountered Tandem Charleston in a drop in class before you’ll understand why we think it’s worth spending a whole four weeks on it so that you can really get it properly
23 Oct – 13 Nov 2019
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course
to book email: email@example.com
The course will focus on core Tandem Charleston repertoire including entries, exits and fun things to do while you’re there.
No prior knowledge of Tandem Charleston required you’ll just need to have a good grasp of the 30s Charleston basic, experience with partner dancing is helpful but not required.
Here’s an idea of what we’ll get up to in the class: