Workshops

WORKSHOPS

Weekend workshops are great to learn some particular styles or choreographed solo jazz routine to aid your swing dancing!

Here's one for you this October:

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Learn the Trickeration routine with Saigon Swing Cats

Learn the Trickeration routine and join the Global Trickeration project with Saigon Swing Cats

Sign up NOW for this trending solo jazz routine workshop organized to commemorate the late Norma Miller, the Queen Of Swing in this global Trickeration project to share it to many jazz dancers around the world and raise fund to help pay for Norma's headstone and grave site maintenance.

This Wednesday 23rd October we invite all who have learned the routine to join in the 1st SSC performance (Dress code: Vintage 1930s) of the routine at 10pm at Wednesday Social in Boudoir. This will be the music used.

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The 3-hour workshop took place Sunday 20th of October from 10AM - 1PM at GS Dance Studio (129 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Bình Thạnh District).

Saigon Swing Cats covered the studio cost and teaching fees with our fund. All proceeds will be donated to the Frankie Manning Foundation collectively as Saigon Swing Cats. Update from the donation will be shared on this website and FB page of Saigon Swing Cats.

When: Sunday October the 20th, 2019 from 10AM - 1PM

Where: GS Dance studio B at 129 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Bình Thạnh

For Whom: recommended for all who can count from 8 to 1 fluently and have no problems telling Right from Left

How Much : Starting at VND 400,000 per person can be paid via bank transfer to VPBank account number 177576735 to UONG TU THUY or at door. More is welcome. All proceeds to raise money to help pay for Norma's resting place in Woodlawn Cemetery’s famous Jazz Corner.

What to bring

  • Dress comfortably for physical movements. Please consider using anti-sweat deodorant, bringing extra shirts and/or towels for the comfort of yourself in contact with others! Read more on our Dance Etiquette
  • Best to wear your leather dance shoes, or comfy non-marking sole sneakers!
  • Bring your own water bottle!
  • And your lovely self!

Registration is now OPEN (scroll down)! Come dance for joy!

About Norma's original Trickeration routine:

The Trickeration routine as it was taught by Norma Miller, an original member of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers from the Savoy Ballroom and acclaimed as the "Queen of Swing", is a routine that Norma "borrowed" from the chorus dancers at Harlem's Apollo theater probably around the mid 1930’s. The piece of the routine that Norma used and taught is only a part of a larger original routine that has been lost to time.Norma often used the routine, or pieces of the routine, similarly to the way tap dancers use the B.S. chorus. It served to fill in spaces in her choreography and as a go-to foundation for classic Jazz steps. Norma also used it as an audition piece for the Norma Miller dancers and as a piece intermixed with other Lindy and Jazz choreography she assembled over the years.

About the Global Trickeration project:

This year 2019 at International Lindy Hop Championship (ILHC) we are calling on all Lindy Hoppers and Jazz dancers around the world to join in The Global Trickeration Project to honor the life and legacy of the one and only Queen of Swing, Norma Miller. Dancers from around the world can learn this routine and create a video of their community or scene performing it. The final edited video will be compiled and presented on Norma’s 100th birthday Dec. 2nd at The International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington D.C. as well as performed live by all in attendance who want to join! Saigon Swing Cats joins in the project by organizing this workshop whose all participants will be able to discuss details for the shooting of the routine performance to be processed and submitted to the ILHC by November 1, 2019.--------------------------------

You know you don't want to miss it this time!

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