Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz Workshop with Thomas Blacharz & Carole Martins 13 + 14/04

*** Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz workshop ***
  • with international teachers Thomas & Carole
  • for 3 different levels beginners, intermediate, advanced
  • also solo jazz

: 13/04 & 14/04/2019
: 75€/35€

About the teachers

Thomas Blacharz

Thomas Blacharz

Thomas Blacharz

Without a doubt, Thomas Blacharz is one of the most talented dancers in the world. His unique style is de ned by free form body movement and intricate musicality and he is constantly pushing the limits of swing as we know it. His talents have been passed on to some of the top dancers in the world today. The last few years, If you haven’t already had the chance to let this man inspire you, it is one opportunity you would never want to miss!

Carole Martins

Carole Martins

Carole Martins

From a very young age on, Carole has been passionate about Swing music and dancing. A natural occurrence which prompted her to enter Boogie Woogie competitions in France and Europe. In search of novelty and inspiration, it is only in 2014, however, that she discovers Lindy Hop.
Her favourite? Social Dancing as it means connecting, sharing, following, giving, learning from and building with the other, exchanging and taking pleasure from a type of music she adores. She rapidly veers towards dancing in couple, which enables her to realize the importance and the positive impact of solo dancing. A unique opportunity to enrich her dancing with a better freedom of interpretation, a new vocabulary and getting closer to the origin of that dance: more specifically Jazz Steps and simple or complex rhythms to play with. Carole started teaching in 2016, out of her need for sharing her passion while still training altogether to become a full-fledged dancer and teacher. You can say of Carole that she is an organic and passionate dancer who will inspire you by just watching her dancing.

Levels

Lindy Hop Beginner - intermediate

You’ve learned most of the basic steps like charleston, triple steps, groove walks, on basic patterns like send-out, tuck-turn, change places, circle. You know how to do them but you are not always confident. You would like to master them and learn some new rythmical variations.

Lindy Hop Intermediate

You’ve mastered the basic charleston, triple steps, groove walks, kick steps on basic patterns like send-out, tuck-turn, change places, circle, and know the difference between dancing in a 6 and an 8 count. You are hungry for more rythm and musicality in your dancing.

Lindy Hop Advanced

Your life is a mix of parties, classes and workshops. You are a confident leader and follower and you can improvise to fast music. Your own dance style and personality shine through which makes the difference for a more personal musicality and mood expression. You master the different skills needed in Lindy Hop in either slow or fast tempos.

Solo Jazz for beginner - intermediate

This is probably one of your first intensive solo jazz workshop. You’re working on getting control and precision in your basics still – you have some knowledge of basic solo vocabulary. You have probably already learned the Shim Sham, though maybe you don’t always remember it. So you want to become more comfortable dancing solo and playing with rhythms. You want to get precise in your movements and pick up the more complex vocabulary and sequences like you’ve seen in routines such as the Tranky Doo or the Big Apple.

Solo Jazz for intermediate- advanced

You are an experienced lindy hop dancer and you want to spice up your solo dance. You definitely could perform the Shim Sham with absolutely no problem and probably the Tranky Doo. Maybe even a bit of the Big Apple, even if you can’t keep all the parts absolutely straight, you at least know some of it! You’re very solid with all the basic vocabulary but need to work more on improvising and putting in style and rhythmical changes.

Full pack Lindy Hop Beginner Intermediate & Solo Jazz

Full pack Lindy Hop Intermediate & Solo Jazz

Full pack Lindy Hop Advanced & Solo Jazz

Prices

Normal Reduced
Full pack Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz (3 hours lindy hop & 2 hours solo) 75€-
Lindy Hop only (3 hours lindy hop) 45€-
Solo Jazz only (2 hours of solo jazz)35€-

Schedule

Saturday

10:00 - 13:00: Lindy Hop for beginner - intermediate
14:30 - 17:30: Lindy Hop for intermediate

Sunday

11:00 - 13:00: Solo Jazz with Carole for beginner – intermediate
11:00 - 13:00: Solo Jazz with Thomas for intermediate - advanced
14:30 - 17:30: Lindy Hop for advanced

How to get there?

Appeltuin School
Weldadigheidsstraat 74
3000 Leuven


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