This year's instructors: Luis Arredondo and Natalia Grane

This year's instructors: Luis Arredondo and Natalia Grane

Swing Dance Workshop Weekend 2018
May 11th, 12th & 13th

This year, Luis Arredondo and Natalie Grane, founders of Toronto's Lindy Hop Revolution, come to the Rock!

If you've ever wanted to try out Swing dancing or you want to improve your technique this workshop weekend is for you! St. John’s only Swing dance club, Lindy Hop on the Rock, invites dancers of all skill levels to join us for an all out weekend of Lindy Hop classes tailored for all skill levels from absolute beginner to advance.

No partner, or previous dance experience is required to attend the workshop beginner.

Register now and get the early bird pricing discount!

 

Early Bird Pricing & Packages

This year's workshop offers 3 packages to choose from taking place over May 11th, 12th and 13th:

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Lindy Hop Beginner Dancers Package $65

For participants that are taking their first steps as Swing dancers look no further, this package offers a crash course the fundamentals of the dance and more. Best of all no partner or previous dance experience required! This package offers a solid introduction to the basic footwork, rhythms, and figures of Lindy Hop partnered dancing. Classes are catered to give you everything you need to hop onto the dance floor later that evening!

*Note for dancers taking weekly classes with Lindy Hop on the Rock: This package is suitable for students currently registered for Beginner A classes.

Includes a total of 4-hours of class instruction:

  • Beginner Lindy Hop 1
  • Beginner Lindy Hop 2
  • Beginner/intermediate 1
  • Beginner/intermediate 2
  • Friday night social dance
 
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 Lindy Hop Intermediate Dancers Package $85

For intermediate level Lindy Hop dancers that have been dancing for a few months and want to continue improving your technique. In addition to access to all classes and social dancing covered in the beginner package, the Intermediate Package includes level appropriate challenge for intermediate Lindy Hop dancers. Comfortable mixing 6 and 8 count figures. This package allows each dancer to build upon their existing vocabulary of figures and introduce and build on new concepts including rhythm, musicality, and style.

*Note for dancers taking weekly classes with Lindy Hop on the Rock: This package is suitable for students currently registered for Beginner B classes who have taken the level at least two times.

Includes 6-hours of instruction:

  • Beginner Lindy Hop 1
  • Beginner Lindy Hop 2
  • Beginner/Intermediate Lindy Hop 1
  • Beginner/Intermediate Lindy Hop 2
  • Intermediate Lindy Hop 1
  • Intermediate Lindy Hop 2
  • Friday & Saturday night social dances
 
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Lindy Hop Advanced Dancers Package $130

You've been dancing the Lindy Hop for a few years now and you social dance regularly. How can you improve your dancing beyond simply learning a few extra figures? With the advance package you get access to all of the Lindy Hop classes of the beginner and intermediate package in addition to four additional hours of advanced Lindy hop classes. The Advance package will challenge students to push themselves a little harder. Expect to learn concepts that build upon a solid understanding of Lindy Hop basic figures, technique, and  and further refine students as unique Lindy Hop dancers.

*Note for dancers taking weekly classes with Lindy Hop on the Rock: This package is suitable for students currently registered for intermediate classes.

Includes 10 hours of class instruction:

  • Beginner Lindy Hop 1
  • Beginner Lindy Hop 2
  • Beginner/Intermediate Lindy Hop 1
  • Beginner/Intermediate Lindy Hop 2
  • Intermediate Lindy Hop 1
  • Intermediate Lindy Hop 2
  • Advanced Lindy Hop 1
  • Advanced Lindy Hop 2
  • Advanced Lindy Hop 3
  • Advanced Lindy Hop 4
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday night social dances

Workshop Schedule 

Time

This year's workshop will be held on Friday, May 11th, Saturday, May 12th, and Sunday May 13th 2018. Please refer to the following schedule for class times associated with each package

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This Year's Workshop Instructors

Luis Arredondo

Luis Arredondo

Natalia Grane

Natalia Grane

Natalia and Luis started dancing Lindy Hop in Barcelona and from the first moment they fell in love with it. They started social dancing every night of the week, putting into practice on the dance floor everything they learned in class, it soon became an obsession! 

Their teaching career began at Swing Maniacs in Barcelona, Spain and then in 2012, having relocated to Canada, they decided it was time to open up their own studio in Toronto. Students appreciate how, through personal feedback and a strong focus on good technique, Natalia and Luis help Lindy hoppers become the best dancers they can be…while still making classes fun!

They love traveling across North America and Europe to compete and attend workshops with the best teachers in the world and to meet new people from other swing scenes. The teaching duo are lifelong students, constantly pushing themselves to become better dancers.

Location

This year's workshop will take place in the Rocket Room on the third floor of the Rocket Bakery located on Water street, the main shopping street in the historic capital city of St. John's, Newfoundland. Click the map below for directions.

 

Preparing for the Workshop: Important Reminders

Whether this is your first swing dance workshop or you're seasoned dancer, here's a few things to keep in mind to ensure you get the most out of your dance workshop experience. Be sure to bring a refillable water bottle, towel, change of clothes (t-shirt, pants, dress etc.). and snacks for between classes. Keep in mind that breaks are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration so you won't necessarily have enough time to leave the venue between classes.

Be sure to bring a notebook and pen to take notes after class and camera to record lesson recaps. Bring a comfortable pair of canvas, ballroom dance shoes, or otherwise shoes with a little grip to them (but not too much) to wear separate from your outdoor wear. High heels, boots, and sandals are not ideal for swing dancing. No need to dress to the nines - this is a workshop and not a social dance.

About The Lindy Hop Dance

Lindy Hop is a partnered dance danced to Swing Jazz music with origins in the 1920’s and 30’s Harlem, New York. The highly energetic dance includes footwork that found common ground in dance halls along with other popular dances of yesteryear including the Charleston and Tap. Just listen to big bands like Duke Ellington or Count Basie and you’ll easily catch your feet dancing to the beat. It’s the combination of borrowed footwork and swingin’ rhythms that lends Lindy Hop to be energetic and highly improvisational dance.

About Lindy Hop on the Rock Swing Dance Club

St. John’s swing dancing scene is growing. Lindy Hop on the Rock is St. John’s only social dance and swing club dedicated providing quality instruction for beginner and intermediate dancers. Focusing on teaching Lindy Hop dance, each one hour session provides the right amount of group instruction, individual attention, repetition, and material to teach beginners to intermediate level dancers of all ages what they need to feel confident on the social dance floor. Lindy Hop on the Rock promotes social dancing, community building, friendship, and fun in a respectful and safe environment. For more information visit www.lindyhopontherock.com.

Disclaimers

  • By attending the workshop classes, participants agree to abide by Lindy Hop on the Rock’s code of Conduct.
  • Admission to the workshops may be subject to venue capacity, so preregister early to secure you spot!
  • Teaching materials, level of challenge are subject to change based on the skill level of participants and is at the discretion of the instructors.
  • Unfortunately at this point in time we are unable to provide refunds. Please ensure that your skill level matches the the classes you are registered for. If you are unsure about which package is appropriate for your skill level, please contact lindyhopontherock@gmail.com. Current Lindy Hop on the Rock students, are advised to ask their current instructors which package is most suitable for their skill level.

If you have any questions about the Swing Dance Workshop Weekend pricing, packages, or what to expect in each class, or for media contact, please contact lindyhopontherock@gmail.com.