LindyHopEastLdn: Lindy Hop and Solo A.V.Jazz dance classes at Chats Palace
Classes in Lindy Hop and American Vernacular Jazz.
Learn to Lindy Hop at the Chats Palace Arts Centre with Angela Andrew
Thursdays - starting 5th January 2017
8.00 - 9.00pm Lindy Hop Basics (partner)
9.00 - 10.00pm Lndy Hop Variations (partner) and/or AVJazz (Solo Jazz)
Price: £8 per class or £35 for a 5 class card.
About Lindy Hop and American Vernacular Jazz (AVJazz)
Lindy Hop (or Swing Dance as it is now known), is a partner dance originating in the late 1920s Jazz Era. In the most part developed in ballrooms across the USA - most notably The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York. It's popularity peaked in the mid-1940s and was featured often as a speciality act in many Hollywood movies such as Hellzapoppin'. Despite a musical shift after WW2, the Lindy Hop continued to be enjoyed socially throughout the US, UK and other countries. Notable dancers: George Snowdon, Norma Miller and Frankie Manning.
American Vernacular Jazz (sometimes known as Solo or Authentic Jazz) as with most Jazz Dance forms, has its roots in the African dance diaspora. Generally associated with the Lindy Hop, possessing elements of the Charleston, it has taken on its own identity and widely practised today. AVJazz shows itself in House, Hip Hop and similar modern street dance forms. A great example can be seen in the music video That's It!. Notable dancers Katherine Dunham, Al Minns and Leon James and Chazz Young.
Angela "Cookie" Andrew - a veteran on the London and international scene - will teach you the basics in this Old School dance - a forerunner of many of the modern dances inc. Jive, Hand Dance and The Hustle, etc. Old School is THE school. Born and raised in Hackney, Angela utilises her knowledge and experience in different dance styles to create a unique teaching approach. Her return to Chats Palace is long awaited, and her dream is to share her passion for the Lindy Hop, Jazz and street dance with her community.
For more details and to get on the mailing list, send a message to info[@]cookiesjam.com
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Chats Palace Arts Centre
42-44 Brooksby's Walk
E9 6DF London
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