Peter & Lauren Workshop

Sat 20 May 2023 - Sun 21 May 2023

Peter & Lauren Workshop

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Peter and Lauren are back to bring us a whole weekend of swing dance joy! Seattle-based and with over 40 years of teaching experience between them, Peter Flahiff & Lauren Smith are internationally renowned for their knowledge and passion of classic dances

Join us for a weekend of Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag and Bal lessons along with social dancing and talks from internationally renowned teachers Peter & Lauren.

They are two dynamic Swing dance instructors with over 40 years of teaching experience between them. Their classes and workshops are noted for their clarity, humour and high spirits!

With Peter and Lauren, we will explore the comforts of good partnering, dance history, and dynamic social dancing!

We will also be playing with rhythms, fancy footwork, and classic moves from the original dancers of the swing era!

Get your feet ready for exciting moves and comfortable connection techniques!

Saturday night - Peter will give a talk on 'The Art of Social Dancing' before everyone gets to invade the dance floor at 8pm!

This workshop won't be suitable for complete novices, so you will need to have some basic knowledge and be looking to improve on the skills and experience you already have.

Come May 20th, you'll have been dancing for a couple months!

Roadmap to the workshop for the 3 dance styles:

Lindy Hop - you will have an appreciation of basic footwork - quicks and slows, triple steps and rock steps. Closed and open position, tuck turns and pass by’s. 

Bal - you’ll have covered basic footwork - down hold and up hold basic, basic hold for closed and open position, come around, throw out and lollies, paddles and out & ins.

Shag - you’ll have covered basic 6 count footwork, some breaks, tuck turns, slows and quicks, send out and bring back.