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Saturday Swing Dance with Marta and Michael ONLINE BOOKING Saturday 27th October 2018 1pm - 2pm AND 3pm - 4pm Marta has been learning dance from the age of 7. She has [...]
Saturday Swing Dance with Marta and Michael
Saturday 27th October 2018
1pm – 2pm AND 3pm – 4pm
Marta has been learning dance from the age of 7. She has been dancing Lindy Hop since 2011 and is still continues to enjoy learning and developing her dance. She attends many workshops, and participates in competitions. Marta teaches a progressive course of Swing Dance with the team at Swing By.
After a chance encounter with swing dancing in a late night jazz club in Chicago, Michael was hooked and has never looked back. He has travelled throughout Ireland, Europe and North America for many years studying, teaching, competing, and having the time of his life dancing lindy hop, charleston, balboa and blues. Michael teaches a progressive course of Swing Dance with the team at Swing By. www.swingby.ie
Solo Jazz & Charleston with Ksenia
Sunday 28th October 2018 1pm – 2pm (Open level, all welcome)
Sunday 28th October 2018 3pm – 4pm (Improver level, experience required)
Graceful, eccentric, and full of character, Ksenia is one of the most interesting and versatile artists in the jazz and swing world today.
Whether she is twisting crazy “cow tail” in Charleston, dancing to be-bop, swinging out in Lindy Hop or singing with orchestras, she imbues everything she does with unique style and artistry.
She exploded onto the swing scene at Harlem 2011(Vilnius), in the solo jazz dance battle, and has claimed many crowns since, but she has been in training as a professional ballroom dancer since 1996, and as an actor and modern jazz dancer since 2005. She has a true mastery over different genres, underpinned by a singer’s understanding of musicality and an historian’s appreciation of authenticity. www.kseniaparkhatskaya.com
What is Swing Dance ?
Swing music is a form of popular music developed in the United States. It has roots in the 1920s and it dominated in the 1930s and 1940s. Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement.
Swing dance is the family name for a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1940s, the popular “swing era”.
One of the most popular swing dancing styles is the Lindy Hop: Born in Harlem, New York, it is a partner dance (lead-follow structure) opened to improvisations and personal style. It was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development. Lindy Hop is recognized as the grandmother of many more modern styles of partner dance such as Rock n Roll, Jive etc.
Booking for classes highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
27 (Saturday) 13:00 - 28 (Sunday) 15:00
Firkin Crane Theatre
John Redmond St, Cork, Ireland