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On tour and performing live at Hepcat Swing, it's Jon Seiger! Join us for a night of music and dancing!
Not only that, we will have a fun workshop in the afternoon, sure to challenge you and give you lots of new technique to try out in the evening!
Pre-requisites: 6-count basics (e.g. Swing 1 or WCS 1)
1:00-2:00 - Connection concepts
2:15-4:15 - Aerials and tricks (partner required)
See details further down the page
8:30 - Swing dancing beginner intro lesson (included in door price)
9:00 - Music starts
About Jon Seiger:
Jon Seiger (Trumpet, Piano,Vocals) studied with Jimmy Giuffre, John McNeill, and trumpet great Roy Eldridge, is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, and is one of very few performing deaf musicians. Jon has played with such notables as The Drifters, The Shirelles, Ella Fitzgerald, Doc Cheatham, Marty Napoleon, Joe Muranyi, and many others. In 1988 he performed at Carnegie Hall with the Hi-Tops. Jon was the house bandleader at The King Cole Room at The St. Regis Hotel in New York City for 3 years. Although Jon is deaf, he swings with many bands, including the All-Stars , the Metropolitan Stompers, the Hi-Tops, and the Rhythm Aces, and has played with several surviving members of Louis Armstrong's band. Jon has performed in England, France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Lichtenstein, and Spain. Jon performs several times a year in Norh America and around the world.
About the workshop:
These 2 classes are geared towards all levels of current dancers (not beginners who have never done swing dancing before).
Connection concepts (1 hour) will focus on advanced concepts of partner connection. This involves stretch, compression, and both linear and circular movements. For newer dancers this is a chance to start seeing the many possibilities that exist as your dancing develops, and for more experienced dancers this is a chance to develop more details and nuance to your partner communication.
Aerials and tricks (2 hours) is going to share some relatively safe and manageable movements that can add more flash to your dancing. Come with a partner since we won't be rotating in class, and wear comfortable clothes that give you mobility in your lower and upper body (we recommend not to wear skirts or dresses).
About Hepcat Swing:
Hepcat Swing is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization committed to keeping the spirit of swing dance and music alive in Kitchener-Waterloo. Hepcat Swing are proud to be a part of the vibrant local art and culture scene and our dancers are often seen out and about dancing, teaching, and performing at festivals and community events. From our studio on 42 Erb Street E in Waterloo, we host weekly social dances and offer dance lessons in Lindy Hop and related dances including East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Blues, and Charleston.
Waterloo, ON N2J 1L7
|Full event package|
|Member (student)||$ 40.00|
|Workshop: Both classes|
|Member (student)||$ 30.00|
|Workshop: Connection concepts only|
|Member (student)||$ 12.00|
|Workshop: Aerials and tricks only|
|Member (student)||$ 20.00|
|Live band dance only|
|Member (student)||$ 11.00|