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The California Routine – workshop

February 16 @ 19:30 - 21:30 | 230DKK | Happy Feet Studio | Ørnevej 33 st

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1) Click on the box with The California Routine workshop
2) Fill out the rest of the form below the schedule
- Please note: It's only possible to sign up with a partner. 
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Arms & Upper-body workshop 17:30 - 19:00 Cecilie
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The California Routine 19:30 - 21:30 Jan & Gosia


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  • Arms & Upper-body workshop Teacher: Cecilie 17:30 - 19:00


Savoy Room

  • The California Routine Teachers: Jan & Gosia 19:30 - 21:30
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Workshop description

In this workshop you will learn one of the most classic and most well-known lindy hop choreographies: The California Routine! This routine is a standard among skilled lindy hoppers, and is often used spontaneously in Jams or for putting together a quick show.
Please Note:
- It will only be possible to sign up with a partner. We will not facilitate partner rotation during the workshop, but if you want to switch partners with some of the other couples, you are welcome to do so. 
- In the workshop we will do a small, easy-to-learn version of the two aerials you can see on the video below (Frog Jump and A-Frame). 

Level Guidance:
To be able to join this workshop, you need to have completed min. Swing 5 (equivalent to min. 10 months of swing dance experience).
After the workshop:
Join a short film watching session

After the workshop in The California routine, Jan & Gosia would like to show you a few historical short films with The California Routine in focus. The film watching session will last approx. 20 - 30min. We will show it on a big screen in our café directly after the workshop, where you can buy a beer or a soda. We will also serve some popcorn on the house 🙂

Some of the films will feature Frankie Manning, who choreographed The California Routine for the movie Hellzapoppin’ back in the 1930s.

We have chosen several different short films from the period between the 1930s - 1940s and from the 1980s -1990s, with a specific film clip from 1995 (Radio City Music Hall NY).

In that clip, Frankie Manning talks about how Aerials originated in NY Harlem in the 1930s, and how the Lindy Hop dance and culture has continued into the 1980s. In this period in the 80’s, Frankie resumed teaching the Lindy Hop in collaboration with Erin Stevens - after a long break. During the same period, Lennart Westerlund and The Rhythm Hot Shots contacted Frankie in New York and had him teach at the Herrang Dance Camp.

The reason for choosing videos from both these two time periods is to show how Lindy Hop culture and tradition has prevailed and evolved over the decades and into our time.


Want more dancing? 
Join these two events the day before (February 15th): 


Not sure how The California Routine looks like? Watch it here:


Date: Thursday, February 16th
Time: 19.30-21.30 
Place: Happy Feet Studio
(Ørnevej 33, 2400 Kbh NV)
Teachers: Jan & Gosia
Price: 230kr per person
(partner registration only)