Vintage Solo Jazz
Solo jazz (also known as jazz roots, authentic jazz or vintage jazz) can be most simply defined as moves for dancing solo to music from the jazz and swing era. From 1920s charleston, through to the 1930s Shim Sham Shimmy and moves taken from lindy hop and tap dance, on to a more theatre dance-inspired style (think Gene Kelly), solo jazz can be danced in varying styles to suit a wide range of music. If you're not sure what kind of dancing this is, take a look at this short playlist of solo jazz videos to get inspired.
Whether you already dance swing or tap or are completely new to dance, learning solo jazz can help you to develop your posture, movement, confidence and rhythm. Each week in classes, we will:
add to our vocabulary of moves and focus on dance technique to create more precise style and movements
learn short choreographed sequences to develop confidence in linking moves together, but also practice linking them in different ways to allow you to make the dance your own
use a range of lovely music from the 20s-50s (and maybe the odd modern track if it's really good!) to experiment with how we can vary our styling and timing to match different rhythms and moods.
We'll be working on technique and you will get a good work out, but first and foremost we will be dancing for fun and the sheer enjoyment of the fabulous music!
Solo Jazz - 6 week course - 1920s Charleston and more!
Thursdays 8.00-9.00 pm, starting 9th January 2020
At Brighton Youth Centre, Brighton (Kemptown)
As we head into the 2020's, what dance style could be more appropriate to learn than 1920's Charleston?! On this course we will learn moves from the Charleston and other 1920's dances and put them together into a fun routine.
This is an open level class, suitable for all adults.
To book your place on this course please contact me.
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