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Blues BootCamp 2
22nd July 2017 @ 10:00 am - 23rd July 2017 @ 10:30 pm£120.00 – £220.00
Modern Blues dancing is a journey, not a destination – we continue to improve, driven by our desire to become better dancers, to become more one with the music, to listen to our partner, to create truly memorable moments of dance bliss, where movement and music unite to create something special.
We want to take you on that next step on your dance journey… to take everything you’ve learned so far and build on it. We want to cram as much learning into one weekend as possible – to give you even more confidence and style, to help you to dance like you really want to.
And so we have created BootCamp 2 – an intensive, focussed weekend that will boost you to a new level.
BootCamp 2 is designed for those who’ve been through our beginners’ BootCamp, and are ready for more – or those who’ve completed one of our New 2 Blues courses. It’s also perfect for those of you who’ve been dancing a while and want a fast injection of style, passion, musicality and technique.
We’ll start off reviewing basic technique to make sure we’re all on the same page, and to iron out any bad habits that might have crept in (we’ve all got them!)
We’ll then move on to explore the possibilities of close hold, intimate close hold and extension, fusing all of them into one glorious range of movement that will enable us to dance to whatever we hear in the music.
We’ll be dedicating time to exploring more thoroughly that which is at the heart of our dance – the music!
Working to discover how we can become more musical – looking at interpretation of the shape and the content of the vocals, at the possibilities afforded by the different instruments, and so much more.
We’ll also spend some time looking at different musical forms – how to stretch our blues dance to encompass elements of tango, salsa, kizomba, and WCS.
And we’ll also look at the interaction between lead and follow, and how we can create a truly awe inspiring dance full of shared moments that will make you stop and say ‘we really nailed that song’.
With a solid foundation of good technique, spontaneous choreography, elegance, confidence and a sense of adventure – we’ll bring your Blues dancing to life.
On Saturday we’ll start at 10am and work intensively, and on Saturday evening there will be a freestyle for you to relax, enjoy and practice what we preach.
And then on Sunday we will pick up where we left off and add finesse to your dance. You’ll have plenty of time to consolidate your learning on Sunday evening at our class night session too.
Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be provided for you. As well as bread for toast. Please feel free to bring along lunch and/or snacks. We have full kitchen facilities at this venue, so a fridge/microwave etc are available for you to use.
£120 per person (to include all workshops and teaching sessions, Saturday freestyle and Sunday evening session)
£220 per mixed sex couple (booking together)
Places MUST be booked in advance and online booking is now available. Do bear in mind that as we only run BootCamps twice a year in Buckden, they are inclined to sell out.