Hey there,

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.

Beginners

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:

  1. Be able to execute the moves with ease
  2. Gain confidence quickly
  3. Be much less likely to injure yourself or your partner, and
  4. Look awesome on the dance floor!

You can learn to dance like us! Check out our Videos of our Advanced classes!

Intermediate 07-08-2017

With Jason and Berdine Catchpole https://vimeo.com/229513035/95f8475c30
Check out the video ...

Intermediate 24-07-2017

https://vimeo.com/227674625/49b96ff6b2 Hammerlock -> man swing Ballroom drop Basket breakout Nigel's swizzle
Check out the video ...

Intermediate 12-06-2017

https://vimeo.com/221522972/7e17937f2b Rollercoaster wrap Man's thread the needle Salsa drop Two handed catapult
Check out the video ...

intermediate 22-05-2017

https://vimeo.com/218431392/6890588b05 Hip stop Nigel's swizzle -> Brisbane lean Ballroom drop Right hand Latin cross Manhattan forward transfer
Check out the video ...

Intermediate 15-05-2017

https://vimeo.com/217463057/d0e749782e Hip stop Reverse Catapult Veil layback Slow shimmy layback
Check out the video ...

intermediate 03-04-2017

https://vimeo.com/211273986/f75e1c96c0 Whirlwind hammerlock -> man swing Sweetheart Latin roll in Zouk teapot
Check out the video ...

Intermediate 13-03-2017

https://vimeo.com/208095585/fa351caee3 Thread the needle Illusion turn, yoyo lunge Loop through seducer Double Rondé
Check out the video ...

Intermediate 27-02-2017

https://vimeo.com/205851048/0517184931 First move lean back Lean away -> sit Man duck through Reverse catapult duck under exit
Check out the video ...

Intermediate 20-02-2017

https://vimeo.com/204849655/b4c9852ab2 Man swizzle Right hand catapult slide First move lean back Half Latin cross
Check out the video ...

Intermediate 06-02-2017

https://vimeo.com/202719312/7da0efb13d Seduckunder Latin roll in sit Should block Double man comb Hammerlock lock walk turn out
Check out the video ...

Monday Night Modern Jive Classes

Classes are held at The Loft, 32 B Alexandra Street:
Intermediate/Advanced 6:30 pm
Beginners 7:30 pm
Social dancing until 9pm
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.
Happy dancing,
Paul and Helen Willard

Or you can call us or email us for information

028 2555 6182

info@danceconnection.nz

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