with Einar and Gaby

This workshop took place in November 2013.

When? Saturday 23 November 2013, 13.00-17.00 (including breaks)
Where? Ecole de Théâtre
Rue de Neudorf, 595L (opposite of Deloitte)
L- 2020 – Luxembourg-Neudorf
For whom? Absolute beginners as well as beginner-intermediate blues dancers
Price? 25 €
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ATTENTION: registration is unfortunately closed for single followers. There are still some places for single leaders or couples.

Description

We will be going through the fundamentals of Blues dancing, while focusing on the importance of musicality and good technique, which will enable us to try out some fun moves.

What is blues dancing?

Blues dancing evolved from Blues music (which preceded swing music). Originally it was not danced in public spaces, but rather in juke joints or at private house parties. It only rather recently has become a popular dance, practised in Blues dance scenes around the globe. The dance thrives on expressing feelings through dancing, moving to the music and improvising. It can help a dancer to appreciate dancing to slow music, with simple movements, how to stay connected to the partner and to the ground, how to lead and follow efficiently using the whole body rather than just the arms. Blues dancing is most frequently danced to slow to medium tempo Blues music, not exclusively though, things can get very fast and alternative as well, but it’s usually most fun and exciting when the music gets slow and bluesy.

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Note: Please don’t pay until we have confirmed your place in the workshop.

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Dancing and physical fitness

Dancing is a physical activity and the association, teachers and staff assume no liability for personal injuries or loss of, or damage to, personal property. If you have any doubts as to your physical abilities, please consult your physician before participating. Enjoy and dance at your own risk.