Join us in Seattle
Sunday, May 4th
when Uwe & Colleen teach
"Favorite Moves & Combo's"
from their 2013/2014 Portland Classes
Uwe & Colleen love dance, love to teach dance, and are very excited to bring their favorite moves and material to Seattle!
Expect fun and high energy classes that will help you dance with flow and ease, lead with clarity and follow with grace and pleasure. You will learn beautiful and dynamic moves, from small to big, ready for the social and sometimes crowded dance floor (see video below).
Colleen and Uwe will address partner connection and pleasant styling. Uwe's simple and short Physics of Dance demonstrations will show you helpful concepts for your waltz, foxtrot, swing, salsa, and more! Colleen will give you simple tools that will make your following and styling flow.
Each class covers beautiful variations for the dance floor, as well as simple and fun skills to benefit your dancing. For the waltz workshops, dancers should have experience in a basic turning waltz. Most variations will offer several options of different skill level to challenge everybody. For the Foxtrot/Swing workshop, some comfort with the basic steps and partnering is recommended
WHERE: China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave N. Ave, Seattle, WA
There is plenty of parking available just outside the door.
Three 2-Hour Workshops from 10:00am - 5:00pm (doors open at 9:45am)
A) 10:00am-12:00pm WALTZ A: "FUNdamentals -- Easy Flow"
- Different ways of thinking about cross step
- Very handy moves for the social dance floor
- Moving with flow in all types of spaces on the social dance floor
12:00-1:00pm "LUNCH BREAK"
- Bring your lunch, or order lunch with us at China Harbor. Relax & refuel!
- Hang out together, Q&A for Uwe & Colleen
- Dance practice time
B) 1:00 - 3:00pm WALTZ B: "Instructor's Favorite Moves & Combos"
- Pre-requisite: Workshop A recommended
- Adding challenging, fun, new material, plus ...
- Clever set-ups for success and flow
C) 3:15 - 5:15pm: Foxtrot into Swing: "Glide with Comfort & Natural Ease at all Speeds"
- level: Non-novice beg/int (should be comfortable with basic swing)
- Learn this universal, fun & foxy dance, and how to blend it into your swing.
- Learn Foxtrot variation to adjust to speed, plus dance to great music!
Descriptions: (Notes from Uwe & Colleen)
Many of you know us and know that we LOVE Waltz. We teach it at 4 levels, pretty much throughout the year, and still can't get enough of it, and keep developing new skills and types of moves. We've got plenty to share and want to give you the BEST. More focus on making fun moves flow on the social dance floor, since we want you to own it and bring it alive on the floor.
We will focus on Foxtrot with SSQQ, SQQ, SSS and QQQ rhythms. This covers the whole range, and gets you dancing with comfort and smoothness for any flavor of music and speeds from 70 to above 200 bpm. No more rushing or crawling through faster or slower songs, respectively. The keys are the transitions and how to lead and follow them. This is not easy, but can be done, and serves as a great tool for enhancing follow and lead skills for any dance. We will guide you through this. We have great classes with this, and dancers are using it on the PDX floors. You will move along and might even sing along. Lots of smiles guaranteed.
You should be comfortable with Single Time Swing!
We will address Single, Double, and Triple Time Swing, with some useful tips to efficiently move within these Swing dances, as well as how to merge them with your new Foxtrot skills. This gives you a chance on the social dance floor to safely add small portions of Foxtrot into your Swing, until your and your partner's comfort level naturally increases to dance Foxtrot for an entire song.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (through April 30th): Register online, but you can still pay with cash or check at the door
- 1 Workshop: $30
- 2 Workshops: $55 (save $5)
- 3 Workshops: $70 (save $20)
AFTER MAY 1st : Can still pay with cash or check at the door
- 1 Workshop: $30
- 2 Workshops: $60
- 3 Workshops: $80 (save $10)
AT-THE-DOOR REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
- Add $5 to pre-registration price
Pre-registration is highly encouraged to maintain lead/follow balance. You can pay online by Visa or PayPal, or by cash or check at the door.
A note from Uwe & Colleen:
VIDEO CLIP: Here, Uwe & Colleen demonstrate a beautiful waltz connection & frame technique that allows for graceful, free-flowing movement on the dance floor. In their workshop, they will teach how the same technique can be applied to the crowded dance floor as well: