Savoy Jazz Jam!
Ultimate Solo Jazz Weekend
Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Clarendon Rd, WD17 1JJ
5th & 6th November 2022
Booking Lines open Monday 27th June 22
After a 2 year break we are so excited to announce the return of the ultimate Solo Jazz Weekend ‘Savoy Jazz Jam’, right here in Hertfordshire and we’re super excited to bring back the Legendary Lord of Jazz, Mr Chester Whitmore (USA).
The weekend will explore the history of African American dance, from the plantation, Tap to today’s Jazz, with an array of incredible, inspirational and innovative concepts to expand and improve your vocabulary of jazz movement. The evening will end with Harlem Nights Band Night to practice your solo jazz and incorporate it into your Lindy Hop.
1) Improver – Intermediate
2) Intermediate – Advanced.
Improver – Intermediate:
You have the basic routines under your belt such as the JiveSwing Stroll, Shim Sham & Charleston Stroll – you have knowledge of the classic basic Jazz steps & are ready to push further.
You have taken previous Jazz workshops and know routines at the level of those such as The Big Apple, Tranky Doo, Trickeration and more. You are ready to work hard, sweat and take your Jazz to the next level!
Chester Whitmore (USA)
Joseph Sewell (UK)
Charlotte Middlemiss (UK)
Chester Whitmore is an International Dancer, Orchestra Leader, Choreographer and a global master of Tap and Jazz, having been taught by the famous Nicholas Brothers (stormy weather). He’s choreographed for movies such as “La La Land’, “Boys to Men” and worked with MC Hammer, Michael and Janet Jackson, Jackie Chan, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Miles Davies, Savion Glover and many more greats.
Joseph & Charlotte have been teaching internationally for over 20 years, having taught and performed together across Europe, ASIA, USA and Africa. Having been taught and working alongside many of our legendary elders such as Norma Miller, Frankie Manning etc, adds an element of history to what they do.
Saturday 5th November
12pm – 4pm – Workshops
8pm – Midnight – Harlem Nights Band Night.
1pm – 5pm – Workshops
5pm – 6pm – Swingopedia Talk
2 days of Workshops & Saturday Night Social Dance:
Only £79.99 before 1st July 2022,
then £89.99 until 1st August 2022,
then £109.99 until 1st September 2022
£149.99 in October 2022 if any left.
Watford Junction – 5mins Walk
FREE Parking onsite
Town Centre NCP Carparks – 1min walk
Jurys Inn – Opposite the venue
Plenty of others within walking distance.
Please see our SAFE SPACES policy
Flyer photos from @PhotosbyOlgaBSP