Listed are the upcoming DSDS workshops. Note that these workshops are open only to DSDS members / people with some swing dance experience. If you are not sure if you can participate, please contact us, and we will answer all of your questions.
Geoff and Rebecca Workshop
The registration fee is only $25 for one day and $40 if you are attending both days for students/low income and $30/$50 for community members.
This workhop is a unique opportunity to significantly improve your dancing technique and lean fun new moves. We highly recomend you attend the workshop if you are able to. The prices for the workshop are unreasonably low: an equivalent workshop with instructors of this level would cost at least three times as much anywhere else. DSDS subsidises the workshop to make it more accessible for the students.
Please pre-register on PayPal to help us insure the proper attendance and guarantee the proper levels of attendance. If you are unable to register with PayPal you will be able to register at the door.
Greg and Laurie
Greg Avakian & Laurie Zimmerman are coming all the way from Philly to teach our spring weekend workshop! More info will be up soon as we work out the details. Meanwhile, clear your calendars for that weekend, and check out their website!
Beginner Workshop: Saturday March 19thLocation: TBA
Intermediate Workshop: Sunday March 20thLocation: TBA
Price: TBARegister Online
Saturday workshop is open for all members: both beginner and intermediate dancers are encouraged to attend. Sunday workshop is open to Level 2 and up.
Geoff and Andrea
Geoff & Andrea know how to love, instruct, laugh, & inspire you into a whole new realm of swing bliss. Don't miss these wonderful guest instructors. This is the biggest workshop of the year and you are guaranteed to improve your dancing over 9000%.
Beginner Workshop: Saturday November 27th (10am-5pm)Location: First Baptist Church
Beyond Basics Workshop: Sunday November 28th (9am-4pm)Location: Halifax Dance Studio
Basement of the Maritime Centre, 1505 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS
Price: $25/one day, $40 both daysRegister Online
Saturday workshop is open for all members: both beginner and intermediate dancers are encouraged to attend. Sunday workshop is open to Beyond Basics and up.
Greg and Laura
with special guest instructor Greg Martin from Vancouver, BC
Saturday, November 7, 2010
7:00-8:15 and 9:15-10:30 pm
The Cameron Room - Howe Hall
6230 Coburg Rd, Halifax, NS
Free for all DSDS students!
7:00-8:15: The Charleston is All the Rageintended for all dancers, from beginners on up
What's not to like about the Charleston? Its jazzy steps make it easier to dance to faster music; it provides a fun change of pace from the Lindy hop basic; and it comes with its own great variations and style. Come boost your repertoire with this Prohibition-era dance from which the Lindy hop descended-a dance whose steps are still intermixed with swing dancing today. We will be covering the basics for those new to Charleston, but those already familiar with the dance will find some fresh variations to try on the social floor!
8:15-9:15: Social dancing
9:15-10:30: Swingin' Out is Where It's Atintended for beyond-the-basics dancers and up
The swingout is the signature Lindy hop move, with a lifetime's worth of potential and possibility. The athletic change of direction is an instant roller coaster ride every time, while the stretched-out time apart allows for individual flourishes that complement the partner dance. Dance like the original Lindy hoppers with these sample swingout variations - for both leads and follows! - that look and feel fun and fantastic.
Instructors: Greg Martin and Laura Barton
Sari and Alec
Date: October 23 and 24, 2010
Saturday Night: FREE
Location: First Baptist Church
9 pm Sari and Alec's Performance! +Social Dance
10 pm Class: Lindy Technique 101 ALL LEVELS
Saturday Morning/Afternoon: $10
Location: Studley Gym Dance Studio
9:45-10:45 Rhythm and Flow ALL LEVELS
11:00-12:00 Kickin' It Old School ALL LEVELS
12:00-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45-1:45 Cool Moves BB/INT ONLY
2:00-3:00 Swing Dynamite BB/INT ONLY