HotMess Schedule

17 May 2013

Schedule

Friday (Technically 8pm Friday evening through 3:30am Saturday morning)

(Bodek is short for UPenn’s Bodek Lounge, TTL is short for Take the Lead Dance Studio; click for links to map/directions)

Time Location Event
8:00pm-9:00pm Bodek Foyer Registration
9:00pm-12:00am Bodek Main Room Main Dance Featuring Josh Fialkoff and the Philadelphia Stride!
12:30am-3:30am TTL Late Night dancing with our Hot Mess DJs!

Saturday (Technically 12:00pm Saturday afternoon through 3:30am Sunday morning)

(Bodek is short for UPenn’s Bodek Lounge, TTL is short for Take the Lead Dance Studio; click for links to map/directions.
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Time Location Event
12:00pm-1:00pm Bodek Gotta Dance
1:15pm-2:15pm Bodek Swingouts at Any Speed
2:45pm-3:45pm Bodek Active Leading and Following
4:00pm-5:00pm Bodek Take it Easy
9:00pm-12:00am Bodek Main Room Main Dance Featuring Perseverance Jazz Band!
12:30am-3:30am TTL Late Night dancing with our Hot Mess DJs!

Saturday Classes

Gotta Dance12:00pm to 1:00pm – Gene Kelly inspired Mikey to keep dancing, and now he wants to share that inspiration with you in this solo dance class, so that you can add it to your own dancing.

Swingouts at Any Speed1:15pm to 2:15pm – This class dives into swing out technique. Exercises and footwork patterns will show students how to improve their basic swing out. We’ll crank up the tempo and give tips for how to do a swing out at lightning speed.

Active Following and Leading By Example2:45pm to 3:45pm – Make the follower an active participant in the dance rather that “just a follow”. We’ll also explore how to develop a confident assertiveness as a lead.

Take it Easy4:00pm to 5:00pm – Not sure what to do when the music is slow? We’ll show you things that we think work best.

Sunday (Technically 12pm Sunday morning through 12am Monday morning)

(Bodek is short for UPenn’s Bodek Lounge; click for links to map/directions.
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Time Location Event
12:00pm-1:00pm Bodek Spins and Turns
1:15pm-2:15pm Bodek The Cerebral Follow
2:45pm-3:45pm Bodek It’s Sassy Manly Time
4:00pm-5:00pm Bodek Jazzing Up Your Lindy Hop
8:00pm-11:00pm TTL Main Dance featuring Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five!

Sunday Classes

Spins and Turns12:00pm to 1:00pm – Learn techniques for making your turns seamless and balanced. This class focuses on fundamental dance principle of balance, tone and momentum. In this class, we will cover several turn variations and apply them to a solo jazz context.

The Cerebral Follow1:15pm to 2:15pm – Test your ability to follow with visual cues, light leading, and solo Charleston cues. Hone your skills so you can pick up on partner suggestions to have more magical moments in your dancing.

It’s Sassy Manly Time2:45pm to 3:45pm – The name say it all. In this class, we’ll tackle an upbeat choreography inspired by Al and Leon. Integrating elements of vintage and modern jazz, this piece will give student new expressive dance vocabulary for solo movement.

Jazzing Up Your Lindy Hop4:00pm to 5:00pm – Spice up your Lindy Hop with some Jazz!