LHSL Tuesdays: Winter Session

Happy 2012, everyone! Lindy Hop St. Louis is kicking off the new year in swingin’ style with new and improved Tuesday night Winter Sessions for the year 2012. From 7-9pm* each Tuesday night in January and February, join us for a fun and focused series of Lindy Lab experiences.

Lindy Lab practices are structured to maximize participation, personal discovery, and collaboration. Each session will have a facilitator who will introduce a topic  and provide some material for the group to consider, and all dancers will subsequently workshop the given topic together. Rather than a strictly traditional student-teacher setup, these sessions will encourage all attendees to give and get feedback and work together to improve as dancers.

These sessions are intended for dancers with a basic background to those with advanced skills. These sessions will not be very informative for complete beginners–we will resume beginner series in the early spring. Until then, keep an eye on our Events Calendar for a listing of dance events and beginner lessons!

While each session has a focus, the overarching goal is for everyone to learn, so these labs will be what you make of them. Come with an open mind, ready to learn and work! Here’s the line-up:

January 3, 7-9pm: Open Studio (just a chance to get moving! Or, shall we say, back into the swing of things)

January 10, 7-9pm: Charleston Extravaganza w/ Christian and Jenny (basic Charleston experience helpful for this lab…brush up the week before!)

January 17, 7-9pm: Swing Out Critique with Clayton

January 23, 7-9pm: Lindy Rueda w/ Christian and Jenny (deliberateness and creativity in your lindy hop…plus a lot of fun!)

*January 30, 7-8:30pm: Sharing your Favorite Moves w/ Clayton–work together to inspire creativity and build on each other’s favorite moves.

February 7, 7-9pm: Dancing Fast and Relaxed w/ Jenny and Christian

February 14, 7-9pm: Breaking Bad Habits w/ Clayton–workshop those tricky little things and help each other break bad habits

February 21, 7-9pm: Critique Class–How to Be Your Own Teacher w/ Jenny and Christian

*February 28, 7-8:30pm: Fun Footwork Variations w/ Clayton

 Pricing will be $7 non-members, $5 members to cover studio costs.

*Please note: due to a studio scheduling conflict, the sessions on 1/30 and 2/28 will be from 7-8:30 instead of 7-9pm.

We are looking forward to trying out this new structure for Tuesday nights and increasing the focus and deliberateness with which we all practice. We encourage everyone to join us for the labs, but if you are looking for just social dance and practice space, the second half of each practice will be a little less structured. Come give it a try and kick your new year off right!