If you’ve liked Kevin St. Laurent’s tutorial for the Hat Trick Tranky Doo by Tips & Tops from last week then you will also dig this post! In the meantime I namely found out that Tips & Tops published another Hat Trick tutorial back in 2010 and both of them – Shesha Marvin & Kevin St. Laurent – are teaching in these clips. Hat Trick Shim Sham Tutorial by Tips & Tops Here it is. Have fun! It’s the Shim Sham by Al Minns & Leon James combined with hat tricks. Thanks again Kevin & Shesha for publishing these great tutorials! What [...]
It’s Friday and sometimes I like to feature a random video clip on YouTube. Today, I would like to share with you an awesome series of 11 videos created by Kevin St. Laurent! Hat Trick Tranky Doo by Tips & Tops This choreography was created by Tips (aka Kevin St. Laurent) and Tops (aka Shesha Marvin) as an add on to the famous Tranky Doo. Kevin shares this tutorial with everyone for free (!), so you can learn and perform it where ever you want. There’s a lot of work involved, first to create such a choreography and then to produce [...]
As you know, I do not promote many events on this blog. However, a few of the Swiss events with international recognition are especially important to me. Swiss Balboa Weekend I’m glad, that Natascha Podraza and Ulla Wingenfelder will be organizing another edition of the Swiss Balboa Weekend. The workshop and party weekend will happen from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September 2012. Workshop Two days of Balboa classes for three levels “A – Beginners”, “B – Intermediate” and “C – Advanced” with four international and national renowned instructor couples: Laura Keat & Jeremy Otth (USA) Jo & Mel Calanglang (UK) Joana Ekeström & Andreas Olsson (SWE) Ulla [...]
First of all, I don’t get paid or receive any benefits for writing this blog post. This article represents my personal opinion. A highly intensive Balboa workshop Quote from the website: The Experiment is a highly intensive Balboa workshop built around the model of small, select groups of participants spending a week together with top dancers of our generation in an extraordinary live+work+play environment. My first contact with The Experiment It was back in Summer 2008, I was attending the Studio Hop Summer Camp, when I heard the first time about The Experiment. Mastermind David Rehm, who was teaching there, [...]
Promoting events is not the main purpose of this blog. But from time to time, I make an exception. Especially when they are happening in Switzerland and are attracting international dancers. Shuffle the House For the third edition, Marcia Bodenmann and Jonas Maggiori expanded their organization team with Tina Foppa and Coco Akerman. What stays is the idea: to organize an intimate Balboa workshop with parties in beautiful locations and venues, nestled in a quaint landscape in the northeast of Switzerland – in Schaffhausen. There will be some side attractions like a flea market and more surprises. Workshop 10 hours [...]
Update 4 September 2012: Today, Shuffle Projects launched “Swing DJ Resources”. The website is the successor of this email list. Check out the website and subscribe there for free resources & updates! In 2006 I started swing DJ’ing and in the last years since then I’ve acquired a lot of know-how. As you might know, high quality swing music in classes and especially at swing events is a personal matter of me. How we dance is directly linked to the music. Good swing music support the dancers in making progress. Now the question is what do I understand by high [...]
Welcome to STIR IT! 11 International Swing Workshop & Party Weekend 4.- 6. November 2011 in Zürich, Switzerland Style your lindy, groove your connection, jazz your spirit! 3 days of workshops and parties with live music. Pre party on Thursday, 3. November 2011 Lindy Hop, Blues and Jazz classes, special track, taster classes, crash courses, live music in classes, … 5 Lindy Hop levels including “Advanced-Plus” (Master class) and new in 2011: Authentic Jazz track Top teachers line-up: Steven Mitchell (USA) Mike Faltesek (USA) & Carla Heiney (USA) Mike Roberts (USA) & Laura Glaess (USA) Olivier Wan Chort (FR) & [...]
The Swingmachine Proudly Presents: Balboa in Bern mit Marcia Bodenmann & Christian Bossert Ort: Progr, Kleiner Saal (3. OG), Speichergasse 4, Bern Balboa-Workshop Intermediate/Advanced Zeit: 14.00-16.45h Vorkenntnisse: ab ca. 1 Jahr Balboa-Erfahrung Kosten: CHF 50/40 (2 x 75 Min.) Workshop Basics fuer Balboa-Neulinge Zeit: 17.00-18.00h Vorkenntnisse: keine oder wenig Balboa-Erfahrung Kosten: CHF 25/20 Balboa-Party mit DJ Chrisbe Zeit: 21.00-1.00h Eintritt ohne Workshop: CHF 5; Workshop-Teilnehmer: gratis Info & Anmeldung: Susie Trenka: sue_blue [at] gmx.net, 076 377 82 63 Foto: Jürg Waldmeier, Zürich If you like this event please click LIKE below - or share or retweet this post. Thank you!