This weeks theme is about timing and musicality – expressing yourself using music and dance. We’ll be giving tips to beginners on how to feel the rhythm of the music so you can stay in time, and for our intermediate/advanced dancers, to use pauses and fast/slow to play with the rhythm and timing.
We do a modern jive 10 week routine, and each week we will concentrate on a different "theme" or skillset. We'll give you some simple tips and tricks to practice at home. Learning these skills will make your dancing look and feel smooth.
During our 10 week sequence, you'll learn the basic moves and techniques for more advanced moves, and get familiar with the footwork and timing. It doesn't matter when in the 10 weeks you start, you'll learn the whole sequence of 20 different moves anyway. We strongly encourage our beginners to commit to coming every week so that you learn 2 new moves and repeat 2 from the previous week. If you're completely new to dancing, that's ok - some of our advanced dancers help out in the beginners class, so you're not left to struggle through on your own.
Paul and I are devoted to teaching good technique so that you will:
- Be able to execute the moves with ease
- Gain confidence quickly
- Be much less likely to injure yourself or your partner, and
- Look awesome on the dance floor!
You can learn to dance like us! Check out our Videos of our Advanced classes!
Monday Night Modern Jive Classes
Beginners 7:30 pm
Casual entry $15, concessions available. Eftpos or cash.
Here's what our fans are saying...
"Dance Connection classes are held in a very friendly, non-threatening and supportive environment.The weekly dance steps are explained succinctly and in plain language by Helen and Paul. Both the female and male perspective of each step is given. You are guided through each aspect of every step with ample practice. Helen and Paul make positive and constructive comments along the way. Your progress is noted and praised. Helen and Paul’s aim is for you to become up skilled to enjoy social dancing wherever you may be"Tony and Jan Kane
"I have found Paul and Helen to be dedicated dance teachers, who provide a fun, safe, and relaxed learning environment"Janine Fletcher
Find us at The Loft
32B Alexandra Street Hamilton.
The Loft is down the driveway behind the Gravity bar in a building on your left and up a flight of stairs. Free parking is available in the Gravity carpark on Monday nights.
We'll have a sign out next to the entrance, and you'll hear the music playing to know you're in the right place! For a detailed map click here
We have classes on Monday nights
We look forward to seeing you at our classes and events.
Paul and Helen Willard