WE HOST THE LARGEST RANGE OF JAZZ WORKSHOPS
At JiveSwing we take pride in teaching many different styles of Jazz and popular strolls, inspired by the forefathers of the dance.
Our most popular workshops include:
Solo 20’s Charleston
CONCENTRATED WORKSHOPS JUST FOR FOLLOWERS
SISTA’S OF SWING
These workshops are dedicated to finding each follower’s inner Sista of Swing! They focus on Authentic Jazz, Blues and Body Movement, followers styling and technique. They also can include guest tutors, specialising in vintage hair and make-up.
These workshops cover a wide range of topics, such as Swivels, Swing Out variations, Authentic Jazz, Blues, Burlesque and more! Keeping followers looking flashy and feeling fancy on the dance floor!
WORKSHOPS TO SUIT ALL DANCE ABILITIES
We have a range of Lindy Hop workshops ranging from Absolute Beginners for people with 3 left feet, to Advanced or specialised topics for professionals.
FUNDAMENTALS I, II AND III
4 hour intense but fun workshops, focusing on the fundamentals of Lindy Hop steps, taking you from the very roots of Lindy to today’s perception of the dance.
Our Fundamentals workshops are suitable for those within their first year of learning Lindy Hop, those who have completed our Fundamentals cycle(s) and also the more advanced dancer, wishing to consolidate the basics.
Fundamentals covers 8 Count, 30s Charleston and (in Fundamentals III) how to mix them with 6 Count. You will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of lead/follow techniques and how the dance should look and feel.
INTERMEDIATE I, II AND III
Our Intermediate workshops are aimed at small groups of intermediate and above dancers, looking to challenge themselves and take their dancing to the next level.
Intermediate covers 8 Count, 30s Charleston and 6 Count. You’ll work on different styles of Swing Out variations, incorporate Jazz movement, spins and turns and followers styling. You’ll focus on connection and other social dancing techniques at an intermediate level to make you stand out on the dance floor.
You’ll also learn unique and transferable skills, to allow you to dance to ANY tempo, from slow blues to fast and prepare you for dips/tricks and aerials, should you wish to follow that route.
These workshops will, without doubt, give you the key tools to develop to the more advanced levels, so long as you follow our tried and tested methods.
Our Advanced workshop is aimed at a very small group of advanced level dancers who are ready to accept feedback and work to perfection, doing whatever is required to improve.
At this level we work on a variety of specialised concepts and topics, then give you tips, drills and homework to take away to practice in your own time. There will be blood, sweat and tears!
SHOWCASE YOUR MOVES!
Throughout the year JiveSwing perform at a number of local and national events. As well as our professional performance groups, we also stage performances with willing participants from our classes, most notably at Breast Fest and the Jiveswing Vintage Ball.
Our most popular performance workshops include:
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
From time to time, we will run workshops in other Swing Dance styles, to give you a flavor different thing to add to your repertoire.
These are some of the specialist workshops we run:
Partnered 20s Charleston
Lindy Aerials I, II & III
Dips & Tricks I, II & III
Full details including the topics taught, will be given when each specialist workshop is announced.