April 2015 Curriculum: James and Irina Awesomeness!


Brief Overview


Class Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

We are pleased to present our guest teachers for April: James Bianco and Irinia Amzashvili!

James is a solid presence in the southland Lindy Scene as a respected promoter, DJ, and teacher. Irina is arguably one of the brighest young stars in the Lindy Hop scene worldwide, already with many teaching, performing, and competition accomplishments on her resume. Based out of Atomic Ballroom in Orange County, we are very happy to have them coming up to teach an entire series with Lindy Academy!

Here is an overview of what’s going on:

Here is the planned curriculum:

Subject To Change

Lindy 1 Theme: Swing Basics

  • Week 1:Chillin’ in closed Learn to connect with your partner and get comfortable with basic rhythm changes.
  • Week 2:Opening up Learn smooth transitions to open position and back to closed position.
  • Week 3:But wait, there’s more? Expand out from the basics with some classic and essential moves.
  • Week 4:Keep it movin’ A focus on continuous motion and intention.
  • Week 5:Simple, social variations Add variety to your repertoire.

Lindy 2 Theme: Connection, Flow, and Rhythm

  • Week 1:Connection matters Good connection – it’s easier to find than you might think.
  • Week 2:Dirty Tricks Using connection to lead or follow tricky variations
  • Week 3:Breaking the pattern Extending or shortening Lindy Hop basics to make your dancing more dynamic
  • Week 4:How’s it going? Practice makes perfect if you want good technique to stick.
  • Week 5:Our favorites Learn some of our favorite moves/movements

Lindy Academy Video Reviews

Week 1: April 2, 2015

Beginning/Intermediate
(coming soon)
Intermediate/Advanced
(coming soon)

Week 2: April 9, 2015

Beginning/Intermediate
(coming soon)
Intermediate/Advanced
(coming soon)

Week 3: April 16, 2015

Beginning/Intermediate
(coming soon)
Intermediate/Advanced
(coming soon)

Week 4: April 23, 2015

Beginning/Intermediate
(coming soon)
Intermediate/Advanced
(coming soon)

Week 5: April 30, 2015

Beginning/Intermediate
(coming soon)
Intermediate/Advanced
(coming soon)

See you!

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