Nic, Izzy, and Cici of South Florida Lindy Collective are teaming up to help you get swingin'!
Goals for You:
improve body movement, rhythm and physical ability
learn to communicate body movement clearly while partnering
improve mental understanding of dance technique
improve physical understanding of dance technique
increase creativity and idea flow
refine personal style
Goals for Us:
develop and fine tune our material
contribute to raising the level of social dancing
contribute to making swing dancers more respectable in the eyes of non swing dancers
Reality Check #1 – Learn to Learn:
Every top level dancer did something that the rest didn’t. They learned how to help themselves. Whether it was with their own ideas or the the knowledge they acquired from others, they took their dancing into their own hands and put in the hours needed to make the change. You can talk about your goals, but if you don’t practice, it will never physically manifest.
Reality Check #2 – Practice:
Practice is the most powerful concept for personal development. Practice helps you develop a habit, and because the best dancing is unlocked when you stop thinking and start feeling, you need to develop the habits that support the dancing you desire. However, many people don’t practice, they just go dancing. Practice is doing with intent to acquire proficiency in something. Moreover, practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. This means you become better at the “thing” you practice and perfection doesn’t necessarily need to be one's goal. For example, the dancer who spends a lot of time talking about dancing, will probably get really good at talking about dancing.
Reality Check #3 – No Excuses:
You can do seriously do this. Swing is one of the only dance styles where greatness has never been defined by a specific body type or personality.
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”
― Max DePree
Admission: $15 general; $10 with valid student ID
Dance surface: Tile
Best of Times Dance Studio
6255 SW 8th St, West Miami, FL 33144