2024 Schedule of Events
& Class Descriptions
2024 PDF will be uploaded once schedule is finalized
This is the updated schedule, but check back for more updates coming soon!
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 2024
AFRICAN DANCE: AFRO GROOVE
Learn and share in grounded movement with inspiration from Zambian and Congolese music and dances. Get ready to move those hips. We will learn through play, singing, reflecting, and dancing.
VERNACULAR JAZZ: TAP TO HIP HOP
Learn how Vernacular Jazz has influenced Hip Hop and explore movements that crossover.
MINI HIP HOP ROUTINE
Learn a high energy Hip Hop routine before the dance!
CHA CHA HIP HOP ROUTINE
Learn this unique line dance created by ERock that incorporates Cha Cha influences with Hip Hop.
ANYBODY CAN TAP
No experience or tap shoes required. This class is geared towards beginners and people who want to review or learn more about Tap basics intertwined with history, some laughs, and enough information to actually getting you to TAP (and possibly fry your brains)! All my classes are interactive and... unique
ANYBODY CAN TAP CONTINUED…DEATH BY SHOE!
Recommended for dancers that took ”Anybody Can Tap” and dancers with any tap experience at all (yes, even just one class!). No tap shoes required. This class will be focused on tap fusion choreography that can be adapted to all levels. Come learn, sweat, and laugh as Jovon guides you with individual attention. Growth as a dancer awaits you, come join me!
Expect to expand the boundaries of your dancing, your mind, and everything you thought possible! Be warned you will LOVE this class, but you'll be “Fried Brains & Ham” at the end!
SOLO JAZZ QUEENS
Learn how to bring your solo dancing to the next level by exploring energy, intuition and improvisation with two of the top solo Jazz dancers who are tearing it up in Solo competitions.
SOUL STEP LINE DANCE
Learn a fun Soul Step line dance before the Soul Party!
Join Chester & ERock in this fun and high energy Soul Train class. Chester and ERock, who were both on the original show Soul Train, will get you ready for the Soul Party!
BALBOA & SHAG CLASSES
ST LOUIS SHAG
Learn the basics of St Louis Shag, which evolved from Lindy Hop, Shag and Charleston.
Learn some fun and unexpected variations in Shag.
BAL-SWING: TWIST AND STRETCH
Learn a fun flow and let the momentum take you to surprising places!
FOLLOWER VOICE: STYLE OVER STYLING
Explore Grace & Blake’s approach to follower expression and how leaders can respond to what they feel to create a beautiful interaction.
THE QUICKS AND SLOWS OF OUTS AND INS
Learn and refresh the fundamentals of Shag footwork and lead/follow.
Take the patterns and footwork you are already familiar with and give it new life, just by creating new shapes in your dancing.
What happens when you take aspects of groundedness, footwork, and body flow from Southern African informed movement and add it to Balboa? Magic!
BAL RHYTHM & MOVEMENT
Explore rhythms and movements and how to incorporate them in you Balboa to bring your dancing to the next level.
MOMENTUM & CONNECTION IN BALBOA
Explore how to utilize momentum through connection to make your Balboa more dynamic and efficient.
LINDY HOP & BLUES ELECTIVES
*ALL TRACK CLASSES WILL BE LINDY HOP AND ARE NOT TITLED. THIS ALLOWS THE INSTRUCTORS TO PROVIDE CONTENT TO EACH CLASS INDIVIDUALLY BASED ON WHAT THEY NEED.
SPIRIT oF THE JITTERBUG
During the swing era, dancers would commonly learn and mix together all variety of swing dances. Three styles that were particularly prominent in original-era Southern California were Lindy, Balboa, and Shag, and all three styles can still be seen mixed together on SoCal’s social dance floors to this day. Come explore the basics of each style, what makes them all similar and different, and play with creative ways to blend them together within one social dance.
JIG WALK VARIATIONS FOR YOUR LINDY HOP
Interesting and challenging variations on this quintessential step to add repertoire to your Lindy Hop.
MORE FANCY LINDY HOP MOVES
Learn some fun and fancy moves and variations to spice up your Lindy Hop and expand your repertoire.
CONVERSATIONAL LINDY HOP
In this class, we will explore how both partners can contribute equally to a conversational dance that goes beyond just responding to each other visually. To do so, we will deep dive into partnership technique and mechanics and then learn how to use them to communicate with each other.
FOLLOWER LED MOVES
Explore different techniques and moves that the follower can initiate in Lindy Hop to create a unique and dynamic partnership while expressing yourself.
SWITCH IT UP
Learn the principles of Switch dancing, including popular Switch moments within 6 count Lindy patterns.
Lindy Hop was born out of the dancing from the 1920’s and the Charleston. Learn variations and movements from the 1920’s.
SHARING VIBES IN YOUR LINDY HOP
How to allow the tone, style, and sub-genre of the music seep into your dancing to add the texture, weight, and depth that may be missing from your dancing.
BLUES & SLOW DANCING
Learn how to shine when the tempos slow down with different techniques, styling, patterns and movements.
SOUL STEP PARTNER DANCE
Learn how to Soul Step partner dance with lead and follow techniques, movements and footwork.
SOUL TO LINDY
Integrate Soul steps into your Lindy Hop.
THE NITTY GRITTY
Learn a fun classic routine from the 60’s.