Cats’ Corner Lessons
In May, we play with speed as lessons focus on fast-paced Balboa and slow and sultry blues.
At 7pm, Scott, Kyle, Peter, and Franny, build on last month’s Balboa beginner lessons to help you get up to full speed and add fun new footwork variations to your basic steps. Remember, if you didn’t take Balboa I in April, you’ll need instructor permission to join Balboa II.
At 7:45pm, Brian and Sidney introduce the basics of blues – no partner or experience necessary. Blues is the perfect blank canvas for intermediate and advanced dancers to experiment and get creative with, and an excellent style for new dancers to try.
We may be showcasing blues dance in Cats’ Corner this month, but that doesn’t mean our monthly Blues Day series is off. Practice your newfound skills on the social floor on Thursday,May 19 with Brian and Sidney at the Tango Studio.
New to Swing C’ville? Join us on Thursday, May 26 for a Crash Course in Lindy Hop. Explore the fundamentals of swing outs, frame, and partner connection in a two-hour workshop that starts from the ground up, beginning with the most basic moves and concepts. This is an ideal entry point for beginner dancers and dovetails into the month-long Lindy Hop lesson series in June. It’s the best way to get on the fast track to having fun with swing dance!
C’ville Savoy Canceled
There will be no C’ville Savoy in May, as the fourth Saturday of the month conflicts with two major regional events we’d like to see our community support.
Richmond hosts RLX, the Richmond Lindy Exchange, fromFriday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, with live bands The Russ Wilson Swingtette, Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five, and 504 Supreme. Special highlights include a Saturday afternoon brewery dance, a Jack and Jill contest, and Sunday Funday with a moonbounce, games, and free cotton candy.
Or, if you got inspired by our blues lessons, Washington DC hosts Red Hot Blues & BBQ from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, with live music by Bushmaster Blues, Corey Harris, Miss Freddye Blues Band, and Anna Cecilia and the Big Time. Dance into the wee hours with a slate of DJs, and warm your belly at the annual BBQ competition, all in our sunny nation’s capital.
Bottom line: there’s no reason for your Memorial Day weekend to be devoid of dancing. If you need a ride, check the Who’s Going sheet at Cats’ Corner, or connect with other dancers in the Swing C’ville public Facebook group.