CLASSES

NEW
 : Swing Basics 1 

WHEN: Tuesday night 7.00 - 8.00pm (Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2017)
WHERE: La Habana Saigon 2F, 152 Le Lai, D.1
HOW MUCH: 590k per person or 900k per dance couple (VND)

Join in the dancing fun with a 6-Wed-night course to get you the essential basics (pulses, connection, frame, steps) to this specific vintage America-born dynamic happy partnered dance style. This class is for anyone interested in dancing socially especially to Swing jazz big band music (Louis ArmstrongElla FitzgeraldBenny GoodmanCount Basie OrchestraDuke EllingtonGlenn Miller, etc.). 
Level Desc.: Open. If you have already taken Swing 1 class previously, this class can help you understand all the important elements of a good Swing Out deeper, as this is the cornerstone for your Swing dancing years as a Leader / Follower or both.
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NEW
 : Swing Basics 2 class

WHEN: Tuesday night 8.15 - 9.15pm (Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2017)
WHERE: La Habana Saigon 2F, 152 Le Lai, D.1
HOW MUCH: 590k per person or 900k per dance couple (VND)

Are you READY to Lindy Hop? During the course of 6 weeks, we will continue to train your Swing muscle to prep you into the Swing Out and mix up the 6-count and the 8-count moves.

Sign Up NOW or email us if any questions!

Level Desc.: It's suggested that you are relatively comfortable with the fundamentals of the Swing beat, the Connection and footwork of the 8-count Swing Out in slow and medium tempo. The level will both try to improve on the execution of fairly basic material, but also provide slightly more spiritual and challenging material.

WORKSHOPS


Solo Blues with Luna

SOLO BLUES WITH LUNA

If you love jazz blues and wouldn't mind bursting out groovy moves on the dance floor like you would in your own room, we are going to have a date this coming Sunday 24-June-2018 at 214 Pasteur, D.3 at noon!
- What is Blues? melancholic music of black American folk origin, typically in a twelve-bar sequence. It developed in the rural southern US toward the end of the 19th century, finding a wider audience in the 1940s as blacks migrated to the cities. 
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Class will get participants introduced to the Blues groove and how to move individually with body and soul to the groove with solo techniques.
- How to register: Online pre-registration by Jun 20 http://bit.ly/SSCclass
- Price: VND 290,000 per person
- How to pay: 15 minutes before class time at the studio after registering online
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++ About Luna ++

Han Joohee is a Swing Blues dancer from Seoul, South Korea since 2006. Luna, her nickname, has established her standing in the growing Blues dance scene in Korea as a popular instructor and judge after winning several Blues competitions like Legend Swing of Korea 2015 and Blues & Blues 2016. She has recently relocated to Danang and will be spending her 1st Vietnam weekend sharing her love for Blues dancing in solo in this 2-hour Solo Blues workshop.

++ About our sponsors ++

Soul Music & Performing Arts Academy - SMPAA is proudly our venue sponsor with the vision to foster the holistic development of the young generation through education in music and the performing arts.
Keds Vietnam is our voucher sponsor for all registered and paid participants of the workshop. Each can receive 2 x vnd 100,000 vouchers to be used at any Keds stores in Ho Chi Minh city until July 24, 2018.
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Talk about Connection
  • WhatWhether you have been dancing or brand new, join us for 90 minutes where we talk about this connection between leaders and followers in swing dancing that separates this dance style from solo dance. Some social dance moves to get the knowledge into you too!
  • When: 19.00 - 20.30 of December 26, 2017
  • Where: La Habana @ 152 Le Lai, D.1
  • Everyone can be a leader or follower!
  • Price: VND 150,000/pax or VND 200,000 / couple
doing the shim sham

LEARN THE SHIM SHAM

This is one of the most popular jazz routines in Swing dancing seen at socials or international dance exchanges.
Cost: 200,000 VND per person or 640,000 VND per group of 4  
Level: Open
When: 1pm - 3pm Saturday 14-Oct and 21-Oct
Venue: Erato School of Music & Performing Arts @ 107 Tôn Dật Tiên, CR2-22-24, Tân Phú, D. 7

LEARN THE TRANKY DOO

The Tranky Doo is another 1940s jazz line dance that likely originated in the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, and like the Shim Sham Shimmy, the Tranky Doo is danced in a line formation. The dance incorporates a wider variety of steps than the Shim Sham, as well as steps with more interesting and challenging rhythmic syncopation. The routine will be broken down in 4 parts of 2 hours each per day on October 15, 22, 28 and 29 at Erato School's dance studio.

Cost:  800,000 VND per person   
Level: Intermediate or Hip hop / break dancers with ease in rhythmic syncopated movements
When: 1pm - 3pm October 15, 22, 28 and 29
Venue: Erato School of Music & Performing Arts @ 107 Tôn Dật Tiên, CR2-22-24, Tân Phú, D. 7

Ann Sychterz
Special workshops with Ann Sychterz, visiting dancer from Canada
Ann began swing dancing (lindy hop, balboa, and shag) 2009 in Waterloo, Ontario (not far from Toronto) and started teaching a year after. She moved to Lausanne Switzerland for her PhD with robotic bridges, where to founded and teaches at Studio Swingtime. She holds titles for competitions in balboa and lindy hop from the USA, Canada, France, Germany, and Russia. As an academic and a dancer, she finds joy in teaching. Her personal and teaching focus is on musicality as a partnership while keeping a comfy dance.
Video of Ann dancing Lindy Hop

INTRODUCTION to the "SHAG"

Collegiate ShagThe Collegiate Shag (or "Shag") is a partner dance, originated in the Carolinas in the US, done primarily to uptempo swing and pre-swing jazz music (185-200+ beats per minute). Come learn the basics that would get your feet unstoppable in fast music with Ann in this 2-hour workshop followed by 1 hour of social dance in La Habana (upstairs)!

Sign up link: http://bit.ly/SSCclass 
What: 2-hour class + 1-hour social dance
Cost: 200,000 VND per person or 380,000 VND per couple   
Level: Open
When: 7pm - 10pm Tuesday 14-Nov
Venue: La Habana upstairs @ 152 Le Lai, D.1

LINDY to BALBOA

Balboa danceThe Balboa is a swing dance that originated in Southern California during the 1920s (though it may have started as early as 1915) and enjoyed huge popularity during the 1930s and 1940s. The term Balboa originally referred to a dance characterized by its close embrace and full body connection at tempos of 180 - 250 beats per minute. Come learn its basics and how to mix Lindy Hop and Balboa beautifully with Ann! 

Sign up link: http://bit.ly/SSCclass 
What: 90-minute of workshop before 2 hours of social dance
Cost:  190,000 VND per person  or 350,000 VND per couple
Level: Intermediate
When: 7pm - 8.30pm Wednesday Nov 15
Venue: La Habana upstairs @ 152 Le Lai, D.1


What is Shim Sham?
Shim Sham is originally a tap dance step from the Afro-American community. This routine then was reused by numerous Swing and Lindy Hop dancers who adapted it and created new variations as a line dance routine. Nowadays, most Swing dancers know at least the simplified version to join in the Shim Sham fun in most every swing dance events in the world.
In the late 1920's and the 1930's, at the end of many performances, all of the musicians, singers, and dancers would get together on stage and do one last routine: the shim sham.
Shim Sham vốn là 1 bài nhảy thiết hài bắt nguồn từ cộng đồng Mỹ Châu Phi, sau đó được Swing và Lindy Hop biến tấu lại nhiều lần thành 1 bài nhảy nhóm tập thể. Ngày nay, hầu hết những ai khiêu vũ môn Swing đều biết ít nhất biến thể đơn giản nhất để có thể tham gia nhảy cùng mọi người dù bất kỳ nơi nào trên thế giới.
Thường đây là bài dùng để làm màn kết cho các show diễn ở Mỹ vào thời điểm thịnh hành, gồm tất cả diễn viên, nhạc công, ca sĩ, vũ công cùng lên sân khấu nhảy cùng nhau.
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Watch this little clip of our Shim Sham at Sunday Social at LFS | Xem đoạn phim của bài nhảy Shim Sham tại quán Cửa Sổ Mặt Trời La Fenetre Soleil số 44 Lý Tự Trọng, Q.1:
https://www.facebook.com/saigonswingcats/videos/418367618494207/
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When: 15.00 - 17.00 Sunday 7 Jan, 2018
Where: GS Dance Studio @ 129 Dinh Tien Hoang, Bình Thạnh
RSVP: Confirm going by signing up to the form below for class size control. | Ai muốn tham gia thì đăng ký vào form bên dưới.
Cost: Your Commitment To Learn | Miễn Phí nhưng cần cam kết học tập trung để có kết quả tốt nhất.

Stay tuned for exciting workshops on this page or email us at info@saigonswingcats.com!