Let’s Dance: Lindy Hop
Learn to dance the Lindy Hop! Born in Harlem, New York City in 1928, the Lindy Hop evolved out of the jazz and swing era of the 1930’s and 1940s – and is still a favourite social dance for many!
Join passionate experienced dancers, Shob and Joel, in this fun workshop suited for dancers of all levels. You’ll explore the fundamentals of Lindy Hop and typical moves that’ll inspire you to improvise. This class is perfect if you wanted to explore swing dancing and don’t know where to begin.
You don’t need to book with a partner as the group rotate but it’s twice as much fun if you book with a friend!
Open to all ages, levels and abilities.
WHEN: Thursday 30 May, 7pm – 8pm
VENUE: FCAC Basement Theatre
COST: $16 (casual)
About the tutor:
Starting at age 4, dancing is Shob’s earliest memory and still her happy place! She has been lucky enough to teach for Swing Patrol for 13 years. For the last 10 years she has travelled to teach lindy hop and blues workshops all over Australia and NZ but she still considers herself a student first of all.
Discovering the infinite adventure of dancing with a partner has brought her more joy than she could imagine. She loves to help students find the same joy and how to dance as their best selves. Shob loves to “dance all the dances” and embraces lindy, blues, balboa and solo. She has won a dozen titles at the Australian Jitterbug Championships across many styles and is the inaugural winner of the Australian Blues Championships. She is honoured to work every week with the inspiring Echoes of Harlem and since 2015 is the co-director of the national event Slowdown.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Arts Learning program.
1- Image courtesy of the tutor