Saturday, February 25th, Ruth and Mike are coming to Charlottesville to offer not one, but *two* workshops. The first, noon to 3pm is an instructor workshop aimed at honing your teaching. The second workshop (3:30-5pm) focuses on Lindy Hop turns and self-expression.
Instructor Training Workshop (12pm – 3pm)
Ruth and Mike will help you develop you own teaching style and inspire you with tips that have made them popular with students around the world. It’s not just what you do, it’s the way that you do it… Topics may cover teaching a fantastic beginner class, how to teach to follows, balancing talking and moving time in class, how to keep classes interesting, and more!
Lindy Hop Workshop (3:30pm-5:30pm)
This class will sharpen your turn technique and expand your turn repertoire. We’ll explore a variety of shiny turn patterns from the smooth and gradual to the quick and snappy. Both leads and follows will learn how to actively dance through turns to create more possibilities.
Freedom of Expression
Personal expression is a strong motivating force in jazz music and dance. It is one of the main reasons that we love Lindy Hop. We will help you unlock your potential to add your unique voice to your dancing.
Each workshop is $30 separately and includes admission to that night’s C’ville Savoy! Sign up for both workshops together for $50.
Ruth and Mike love teaching dance. They work exceptionally well as a teaching partnership and are internationally renowned for their dynamic energy, precise explanations, entertainment value, and ability to make very detailed dance technique fun to learn. They are among the most sought-after instructors in the Blues dance world, and they have a growing reputation in the Lindy Hop scene.
They both love carrot juice, smoky Scotch whisky, and philosophical discussions but differ on the use of the oxford comma. They have been known to fishtail in grocery stores and swing out in the aisles of moving trains. Students rave about their dynamic energy, precise explanations, entertainment value, and ability to make very detailed dance technique fun to learn.
Check out ruthandmike.com and follow them on Facebook- Facebook.com/ruthandmike.