Even though this is an exchange type of event, where the emphasis is on socializing, we still want to give you some food for the thought, to inspire your social dancing. We’ll hold a few taster classes, each with its own theme. They will not all be about dancing, but they will all (hopefully) give you something to help you evolve your dancing through the weekend.
We’re trying to get the best teachers we can to make sure you get the most out of the little taster time we have planned.So far, we can confirm:
Since entering the blues world Chris worked to pioneer the dance over Australia, teaching classes, workshops and even launching the nation’s first Blues festival before packing his bags for Europe. Over the past years he has been working hard, combining his passion for travel and dance, to bring Lindy hop and Blues to Spain, Iceland, Germany, Australia, France, Estonia, Ireland, England, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria, Infinity…and beyond! A technique junkie at heart, Chris builds his dancing, classes and routines around body awareness and connection coupled with quality and range of movement. His inner traditionalist strives to keep a hold on the roots of the movements, adding depth to the dances and building characters around connection to both the music and your partner. His classes use colourful imagery and playful games to help students internalise ideas and concepts in the most natural and organic ways possible. Keep your eyes open for some amazing tricks, shakin’ hips and fancy footwork when he hits the floor.
He’s been a featured teacher, performer, and judge at festival weekends, dance studios, and in instructional videos. Dancers in his classes say they learn even the most advanced technique in a natural, fun way. Both Leaders and Followers — of all skill levels — are given the tools to be musical from the first step; translating the music into something impressive and, even more so, expressive. Jered displays his love for the dance, the music, and the culture through his teachings; his ability to break down powerful technique, then coax out your unique personal style and layer it on top of the core movements, bringing you to the next level.