LaB News

Jazz Attack: 3/5

Here’s what’s going on a the University City Arts League at 4226 Spruce St. for only $7:

8pm-9pm: Lessons

This March, Kerry from New Orleans will walk us through many interesting and inspiring connection points and figures. This series is perfect for dancers who want to try new things while using new shapes to stretch their knowledge of connection.

Also a novice lesson and a 3 minute bal lesson with Chris.

9pm-11pm: Dancing

To the tunes of Tara.

Coming soon!

Next month, Beth’s progressive series, Spins and Turns! Make sure to attend the first class, you will need to be there to come to the second!

Tuesday LaB – March 3rd

****Note to the dance community: Attendance at Tuesday LaB dances has been consistently low over the last several months and we have been struggling to make rent. We are starting to look into new venue possibilities. For now we are still at the Ethical Society Building, but that may change between now and April. Stay tuned!****

Here’s what’s happening this Tuesday night…

8pm Main Floor: A novice Blues lesson with Mary. Novice lessons are drop-in friendly, so they are a great place to start if you’re new to the dance. The first half hour of the social dance will have mostly Blues music so you can practice what you learned right away (but we hope you stay for the whole dance, and also come back next week).

8pm Upstairs: This month the series is: “Mosaic Dancing” with Ashley — This series is all about breaking the things we thought we needed, and putting them back together in new and beautiful ways we had only dreamed of before! Prepare to question the things you took for granted about dance, and to push past your boundaries and habits into a world of creativity and new ideas. This series will be on topics equally applicable to lindy and blues, so come prepared for anything and then some!

9pm -12am: Social dancing on the main floor! Tara and Matt are DJing.

Tuesday LaB nights cost $7 to attend (that includes both the dance and the lesson). No partner is required. We do not allow anyone to join lessons more than 15 minutes after their scheduled start time, so make sure to arrive on time!

Tuesday LaB dances and classes are held in the Ethical Society building on Rittenhouse Square (1906 S Rittenhouse Square). Hope to see you there!

Jazz Attack 2/26

Here’s what’s going on a the University City Arts League at 4226 Spruce St. for only $7:

8pm-9pm: Lessons

This February, Jazz Attack gets a taste of the first state. Dancers from UD will teach lessons to expand the way we think about dancing and to help us pull away from monotonous patterns of “moves.” Break the shackles of the move-based oppressors and create your own ideas. While each lesson stands on its own, the series aims to challenge and expand the way we think about dancing through creative exercises and games. See you there!

Week 4 (2/26)- James and Olga are teaching a class titled Gettin’ Dizzy (in the best possible way). It’s a class about turning down the line while using the skills learned from visual leading and following.

Also a novice lesson with Hannah & Griffin.

9pm-11pm: Dancing

To the tunes of Courtney and Jesse.

Tuesday LaB – February 24th

****Note to the dance community: Attendance at Tuesday LaB dances has been consistently low over the last several months and we have been struggling to make rent. We are starting to look into new venue possibilities. For now we are still at the Ethical Society Building, but that may change between now and April. Stay tuned!****

Here’s what’s happening this Tuesday night…

8pm Main Floor: A novice Lindy lesson with Jon Ahnert. Novice lessons are drop-in friendly, so they are a great place to start if you’re new to the dance. The first half hour of the social dance will have mostly Lindy music so you can practice what you learned right away (but we hope you stay for the whole dance, and also come back next week).

8pm Upstairs: The February series is Boogie Down Bootcamp with Kira and Brian.  Social dancing necessities that will make your dancing be all it can be. In order to join the series you must be comfortable with a swing out and basic 6-count moves. Kira and Brian will help you with upping your game on social dancing fundamentals. A strong focus will be placed on how musicality can shape and inspire your dancing. Weeks one and two will involve an exploration of some common musical styles of genres within swing dancing, with the opportunity to play around with some short solo/partnered routines. Week four will offer the chance to lay with how you can bring your musicality ideas to the dance in a variety of specific ways, to express yourself and inspire your partner. During week three, we’ll have Breanna with a lesson on floorcraft (ie, how to share the social dance floor with other partners) lesson that you are not likely to forget in a hurry.

9pm -12am: Social dancing on the main floor! During the month of February there will be a progressive series upstairs after announcements (about 9:30). The series is designed to help newer dancers bridge the gap between novice and beginner level classes. Sandy and Lauren will be covering technique and new moves.

Tuesday LaB nights cost $7 to attend (that includes both the dance and the lesson). No partner is required. We do not allow anyone to join lessons more than 15 minutes after their scheduled start time, so make sure to arrive on time!

Tuesday LaB dances and classes are held in the Ethical Society building on Rittenhouse Square (1906 S Rittenhouse Square). Hope to see you there!

Powerhouse Blues 2/23/15


Power-Blues Wk.4: Chris Carey, here to PUMP YOU UP
w/ Chris Carey

It’s time for the final class (*sniff*) of Chris’ Power Up! series! Last week we brought intention to our every move and now we’re bringing it back to a partnership! This week we will be talking about how movement quality affects connection and can make or break EVERYTHING! Team up with your partner to make even your basic inside turn or side pass feel and look beautiful and powerful as you incorporate your whole body into every move you make (and every breath you take)!

Pre-reqs: If you’re planning on taking this class, please make sure that you’re comfortable with the basic inside and outside turns as well as side passes! The class will be focusing on how to move with power and precision, so we have to assume that you already know the basic move! If you’re unsure whether you should take the class arrive a bit early and talk to me (Chris) or Mary, at PhB before the class.

Cost: $7. All night, every night!
Class: 8:30pm – 9:30pm (15 minute late policy)
Social Dance: 9:30pm – Midnight

DJs:
Matthew Rapp and Marc Longhenry!

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