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Bootcamp Swing: Jazzroutines-classic Solo Jazz

Trisha Sewell (UK) en Benjamin Cook (AUS)


"Swing it Sista, move it Mister!"

A Lindy Hop Bootcamp for leaders en followers with Trisha Sewell (UK) en Benjamin Cook (Aus)

A weekend of workshops to help you develop Lead and Follow styling and technique respectively integrated into partner dancing.
On day one (= Friday 17/01 Jazzroutins-classic solo Jazz) Trisha an Ben teach each a solo jazzroutine with the use of basic steps.

1. Ben's 1920s Solo Charleston 

Technique based class ; students leave with a deep understanding of essential 20s Charleston steps, shapes, timing, movement, rhythm and style
·       Know the key moves at your level
·       Fast Track your dancing to the next step
·       Be more relaxed and confident with dancing on your own
·       Have that  ‘authentic style’ you need as a Lindy Hopper!

2. Trisha’s’ Black Bottom Stomp 

A dance phenomenon of the 1900s different from its rival dance the Charleston.  It’s made up of stomps, crouching of the torso, hip twists. This educates students on the context of which the Lindy Hop was created.
A rare opportunity to learn a dance style that proceeded the Swing era.
Energetic, Fun and fast paced routine to learn

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Benjamin Cook is an Australian Lindy Hopper now based in London. Swing dancing since 2006, Benjamin rose quickly through Melbourne's dance troupes, but hadn't experienced formal dance training prior to discovering the amazing world of Lindy Hop. While developing his personal relaxed style there were mistakes, bumps, bruises and revelations - all the while seeking to understand how all the elements add together to create this awesome dance. Benjamin's ability to break movement and complex ideas down into bite-sized chunks stems from this personal journey, and now he helps others to realise their lindy goals through clear content and simple ideas. His teaching is focused on making the basics feel amazing, and to use body movement and soft relaxed frame to create smooth connection between partners.

Benjamin runs two weekly classes in London, takes a troupe of aspiring lindy hoppers, has taught in 11 different countries, and is a two-time UK Lindy Hop champion. When he’s not on the dance floor Benjamin is a hi-fi geek from way back, a recent Charlie the Unicorn fan, and has an unhealthy obsession with hot cross buns.

Trisha Sewell hails from Hertfordshire, UK, and has been on the international scene since 2003. It’s understood that she is one of the most influential teachers within the UK Swing Scene. She has spearheaded the revival of Authentic Jazz within the UK, and has worked and trained some of the freshest teachers around. It’s been said that her teaching style is innovative, dynamic and inspiring. Always engaging and fun, Trisha loves to make people laugh and feel relaxed in her classes. At the end of her classes students are filled with energy and excitement. Trisha ensures that class material is balanced for followers. The result is the dance looks as authentic as it can.  Trisha’s ability to communicate complex concepts and patterns clearly means students simply find themselves really understanding how movements and steps should look and feel.

Trisha has a natural flair, unique touch and very distinctive style on the dance floor. Her focus is to recreate the look of the original dancers of Lindy Hop, mixed with providing followers with drills, technique and musicality. An accomplished musician & experienced in Tap she helps others to understand rhythms and how to improvise within the dance. She has had formal training in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and musical theatre since the age 5. With 12 years experience in Lindy Hop, Authentic Jazz, Blues, 20's Charleston, Black Bottom & Balboa. Trisha is serious about Swing & helps you get where you want to go! With a vast experience in choreography and artistic direction, she leads the way with her exciting approach to performance. Not only has she choreographed countless routines, she has also performed in the world famous Royal Albert Hall in London.

Trisha is a trailblazer in the truest sense. In addition to appearing in the TV, Newspapers, Radio and Music Videos, she has been regularly invited to perform, teach workshops and Judge at major dance events all over the UK and Europe, including Sweden, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Norway, Turkey, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Israel and Slovenia. For more info see www.SavoyHop.com



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