World-renowned award-winning Michael Jagger is back for a second evening of Swing/Lindy Hop workshops. This time there will be a 3-hour dance party featuring NYC's The Grand Street Stompers lead by Gordon Au. This is the second night of a Swing/Lindy Hop Doubleheader (see 1/13 event posting).
6:50 - 8:00 p.m. Swing/Lindy Syncopation and Styling - (Prerequisite: solid knowledge of 6- and 8-count Swing / Lindy Hop patterns. If you cannot make it until 7, still join us!). Add rhythmic variety to steps you already know. Michael offers fun yet challenging footwork variations for your social dancing, to make you stand out on the dance floor!
8:00 - 9:10 p.m. Swing/Lindy 6 & 8-count Fundamentals (No experience needed. If leads or follows are needed, students from 6:50 class are encouraged to attend as our guests.) Learn new or review core 6- and 8-count Swing/Lindy Hop, Michael Jagger-style. This more in-depth workshop will replace our 6-count East Coast Swing Basics lesson for this dance event. For those already with some Swing experience, covering 8-count is a big plus, and Michael will build variations within the 6-count.
9:00 - 12:00 featuring LIVE MUSIC by The Grand Street Stompers from NYC (lead by Gordon Au) on our huge chandelier-lit wood ballroom floor. Complimentary light food and refreshments.
Workshops with Michael Jagger (1.2 hours each): $20 each prepaid; $25 each at the door.
Dance Party with The Grand Street Stompers (9:00-12): $20 ($17 if prepaying with 1/20 workshops or w/ID Discount)
In addition to discount for prepaying,
take $3 off for Students w/ID (under 26) and for
Bridge & Tunnel Out-of-Staters w/ID (wherever you live if a Toll Bridge or Tunnel crossing is require to enter NJ). Must show ID at the door upon check-in, even if you've prepaid.
SPECIAL WHOLE SHEBANG DOUBLEHEADER DANCE PACKAGE:
$90 prepaid gets you almost 10 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION AND DANCING...
4 hours of warm-up and workshops on 1/13
1.5 dance party on 1/13 PLUS
1.2-hour workshop with Michael Jagger on 1/20 AND
3 hour dance party on 1/20
A SAVINGS OF $47!!!
(At the door price for this package is $102)
REGISTRATION & DISCOUNT PREPAY:
Reply to [masked] with full name(s) to register for lessons and please indicate your payment method. First-timers & new guests include full contact info (addresses & phone #s).
For Discount, prepay by:
• CASH: in person this week.
• CHECK: in person this week.
• ONLINE: Prepay by midnight Thursday 1/19 via www.paypal.com to PayPal ID: [masked]. Add $1.50 per person to total. (Note: no credit cards at door).
Registration required. Prepayment suggested and appreciated. It will save you money, hold your spot, and will allow us to monitor class sizes, prerequisites, and ratios. Either way you pay, please arrive beforehand for quick check-in. If there is still room, payment may be accepted at the door. Workshops end 5 minutes before hour to allow for changeover. Same price to watch workshops or dance event. No videotaping. Though we offer complimentary ice water and light refreshments, and the ballroom has a lounge/bar/poolroom downstairs, you're also welcome to bring your own food and drinks, if you've no chance to eat dinner before arriving for workshops.
Michael Jagger, award-winning and internationally-highly-sought-after instructor from NYC, has performed as a principle Lindy Hop dancer with Wynton Marsalis at the Kennedy Center, on three seasons of TV's "So You Think You Can Dance", and in the Broadway show "SWING!".
See Michael Jagger (with partner, Evita Arce) perform in this GREAT VIDEO various Jazz-era Swing dance styles and techniques with spot-on musicality, fun facial expressions, traditional jazz steps, aerials, Lindy Charlestons, and 1920s Charlestons.
Some of the feedback on Michael Jagger from dancers who attended Kristine's NJ Swing 13th Anniversary Bash on 11/4/11:
"Michael Jagger, OMG. Fantastical! Michael's was the most fun lesson ever."
"I had Jagger's 7 and 8pm classes. He was great. Concise, clear, funny. He kept it moving along well but didn't leave anyone behind. He saw and addressed specific problems and still had time to meet his objectives."
"[Jagger] was truly excellent. Clear direction, fun, and taught great new stuff... I felt like we really understood and will also actually retain what we learned."
"One of the best nights of dancing I've had. Michael Jagger is an amazing dancer."
"Michael taught a great class. I took both of his last Friday night. He obviously knows how to present material clearly and understood where people would get stuck or go wrong."