WORKSHOPS

Aerials - Mauve Circle

WORKSHOPS

8 HOURS OF WORKSHOPS with special guest teachers:

Frances 'Fancy' Dougherty (Los Angeles, USA)
Nejc Zupan (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Shob Nambiar (Melbourne)
Andy Fodor (Melbourne)

Registrations opened 13 November at 9am for Full, Workshop and Social passes. 

Harbour Bridge

WORKSHOP DETAILS

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY WORKSHOP 

Time: 10.30am - 5.00pm. Includes lunch break and short water breaks.
Harbour Bridge level: see venues page for more info
Sydney Tower level: see venues page for more info
Cost: Included in full pass and workshop pass. No door sales.
What to bring: Water, towel, spare clothes, fan, deodorant, snacks and lunch.

Please review workshop level descriptions below before purchasing a pass. They’ve changed slightly since last year!
 

SUNDAY 20 JANUARY WORKSHOP 

Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm. Includes lunch break and short water breaks.
Harbour Bridge level: see venues page for more info
Sydney Tower level: see venues page for more info
Cost: Included in full pass and workshop pass. No door sales.
What to bring: Water, towel, spare clothes, fan, deodorant, snacks and lunch.

Please review workshop level descriptions below before purchasing a pass. They’ve changed slightly since last year!

 

Sydney Tower

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

There will be two learning streams available at SSF 2020. To decide which workshop level is right for you, read the following guidelines and level descriptions carefully.

If you’re still not sure which level you should be in, have a chat with your regular teachers. Remember that doing a more advanced level than you are ready for will not make you a more advanced dancer and may slow down the teaching for the rest of the class.

Both class groups will cover valuable content and ideas not regularly taught in Sydney. Please ensure you (and your fellow participants) get the most out of your weekend by selecting the level that is most appropriate for you!

Please note that if the workshop teachers or SSF organisers feel you are not in an appropriate level, they may move you into a level that is better suited to giving you the tools you need to become a better dancer.

 

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS 

 

HARBOUR BRIDGE (classes held at TBA)
You really want to learn some cool new moves to expand your repertoire. You have probably been dancing swing for one to three years and know the foundation lindy hop moves (6-beat, charleston, 8-beat lindy hop). You feel comfortable with the basics and can put the moves together and go out social dancing. It's time to build your vocabulary and really work on some lead/follow skills and some fancy footwork to make your dancing swing. You would benefit from developing your technical skills further. It's also time to work on connecting to the music. You may be doing Level 2 classes in your local area and are ready to build on what you know.

SYDNEY TOWER (classes held at TBA)
You want to get into the nitty gritty of technical dance stuff. You have probably been dancing swing for more than four years, go social dancing regularly, and are very comfortable dancing lindy hop socially at a variety of speeds, moving in and out of 8-beat lindy hop, 6-beat and charleston with ease. You are skilled in leading and/or following and have at least experimented with the opposite role to your primary. You can improvise and be creative on the dance floor, and you’re ready to be challenged with complex footwork, sequences, rhythms and concepts. You are already exploring solo movement and can incorporate jazz steps into your partner dancing. Your passion for lindy hop may have inspired you to train with other dancers in a group doing choreography or training for competition. You’re ready for the challenge of learning at a more advanced pace, improving your technique and quality of movement.