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Swing It Sista, Move It Mista – WS with Trisha & Ben

November 25 @ 11:00 - November 26 @ 16:00

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The Details:

  • Date: 25th-26th of November
  • Time: 11.00-16.00
    (with a 1 hour lunch break)
  • Place: Happy Feet Studio 
    (Ørnevej 33, 2400 Kbh NV)
  • Price:
    290 kr - Saturday only
    (2h solo dance)
    530 kr - Saturday & Sunday
    (2h solo + 2h partner dance)
  • Level: 
    Saturday - Solo
    11.00-13.00: Intermediate
    14.00-16.00: Advanced
    Sunday - couples
    11.00-13.00: Intermediate

    14.00-16.00: Advanced
  • Teachers: Trisha Sewell & Ben Cook

 

 

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Description

 

Swing It Sista, Move It Mista - a weekend of workshops with Trisha Sewell and Benjamin Cook to help you develop Lead and Follow styling and technique respectively integrated into partner dancing.

This is a weekend of discovery, but we will help you to hone in on what you already know. You should come away from the workshop with ‘drills’ to take further and reflect upon and be excited at the prospect of further developing your ‘Unique edge’.

You don't need to have previous experience with solo dancing to join the workshop. However, knowing at least some basic solo jazz moves is an advantage.

 

SATURDAY 
On Saturday the emphasis is in exploring and redefining ‘Core’ solo/ movement, working through styling pointers and variations. There will be no partner dancing on Saturday, only solo.

Levels: 
11.00 - 13.00 - Intermediate
14.00 - 16.00 - Advanced

Solo sign up, no lead-follow balancing
(there will be two separate groups for each level: one for leaders and one for followers)

SUNDAY 
For Sunday the emphasis is on integrating our new found skills within our partner dancing. Refined lead and follow technique provides a whole added dimension, transforming the feel and excitement of our dance. We will focus on exactly how our movement looks and ensure that it is authentic and individual.

Levels: 
11.00 - 13.00 - Intermediate
14.00 - 16.00 - Advanced

Sign up solo or with a partner, there will be lead-follow balancing


Prices
290 kr - Saturday only (2h solo dance)
530 kr - Saturday & Sunday (2h solo + 2h partner dance)

 

More about Trisha and Ben:

Trisha hails from Hertfordshire, UK, and has been teaching since 1997 and on the international scene since 2003. For 10 years she contributed to establishing the first European swing dance brand and the biggest of its time. She is now thrilled to manage her own company SavoyHop.com creatively directed by her personal vision. Trisha has built up a reputation for being one of the most influential teachers within the European Swing Scene. Read more about Trisha here.

 

Benjamin originally hails from Melbourne, Australia, where he found swing dancing in 2006. He now lives in London; teaching, performing and travelling the world chasing Lindy Hop. Benjamin is a full time Lindy Hopper and currently runs two weekly swing venues in London, a performance troupe, and has taught in Australia, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, and Israel. Proud to have come from a background without professional dance training, he has placed in over 30 different competitions around the world, is a 2-time UK Lindy Hop Champion and also won the Advanced Strictly Lindy at ILHC in 2013. Benjamin’s ability to break down moves and ideas into surprisingly manageable pieces, and attention to personal detail of his students has earned him a reputation as one of the UK’s most prominent instructors. Ben loves to teach people all the things that he loves about swing, and his number one goal is always to show dancers the ways to exceed their own expectations without straying from having fun!