Thu, 07 Feb | Roath Conservative Club

Solo Jazz

These courses are run in 4-week blocks every month, giving you a unique opportunity to introduce you to authentic Solo Jazz and develop your dancing to a higher level.
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Solo Jazz

Time & Location

07 Feb 2019, 19:00 – 28 Feb 2019, 20:00
Roath Conservative Club, Roath Conservative Club, 7-11 Cyril Cres, Cardiff CF24 1DQ, UK

Information

Solo Jazz

4-week course

All levels can sign up to these classes as they will start off at an introductory level and progress at your pace across the four weeks.

Solo Jazz is a fun way to express yourself to swing music, through improvisation or choreographed routines. Within the world of swing dance, Solo Jazz focuses on the roots of jazz dance including elements of tap and Charleston. It is a perfect complement to your partnered Lindy Hop, as it's much easier to master footwork variations on your own before trying with a partner, and also gives you greater options for Breakaway moves - these are highly creative, fun and musical moments in your social dancing where you break hold from your partner to solo freestyle before jumping back in to hold again. These courses will be themed each month from smooth jazz to upbeat Charleston, looking at either Anna's original choreography or classic strolls, styling and performance technique, or improvisation and jam circles.

There are also a number of Strolls that are popular at swing dance events where the dance floor will take a break from partnered dancing to all dance the same routine together. Knowing these strolls will be a great asset when attending any social dance as a way to connect with the local community. Many of these steps and strolls were developed and danced in the dance halls of the 1920s/30s and handed down to us, so form an important part of swing dance heritage.  

The classes are 55mins long each week, due to the nature of the high energy in class and there will be our Level 3 Lindy Hop class straight after at 8pm. If you wish to book both Solo Jazz and Level 3 Lindy Hop in the same month, you can get a discount on the Solo Jazz course if you book online and enter this promo code at the checkout - 'SoloPlus'

If you have any queries about this, please contact Anna at info@lindyhopcardiff.com

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