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Freestyle Partner Dance - Fall 2022 Classes

Raino Dance Studio

This class aims to create authentic connection and communication with others through dance. It offers a blend of structure and freedom of movement based on universal principles of convention, musicality and play.

You do not need to be in a couple or have a partner to enroll!

Freestyle partner dancing is not based on gender roles — anyone can lead or follow. The goal is connection, fun, communication, creativity and coherent relationship through movement.

Over 8 weeks, students will explore musicality and technical elements that allow connection through physical contact such as frames and grips and other fundamental elements of leading and following.

You will learn the basic foundations of partner dancing — beginning with understanding your body as an individual through footwork and coordination — before connecting with others.

You will also explore spatial awareness and how to efficiently communicate without contact to inspire creative non-verbal dialogue through gestures, interpretive associations and creative play.

You will learn perspectives around aesthetics and style and also how to safely convey boundaries and understand social and physical cues for approaching others and inviting the dance conversation.

INFO AND REGISTRATION AT
Www.Rainodance.com

Freestyle Partner Dance - Fall 2022 Classes

Raino Dance Studio

This class aims to create authentic connection and communication with others through dance. It offers a blend of structure and freedom of movement based on universal principles of convention, musicality and play.

You do not need to be in a couple or have a partner to enroll!

Freestyle partner dancing is not based on gender roles — anyone can lead or follow. The goal is connection, fun, communication, creativity and coherent relationship through movement.

Over 8 weeks, students will explore musicality and technical elements that allow connection through physical contact such as frames and grips and other fundamental elements of leading and following.

You will learn the basic foundations of partner dancing — beginning with understanding your body as an individual through footwork and coordination — before connecting with others.

You will also explore spatial awareness and how to efficiently communicate without contact to inspire creative non-verbal dialogue through gestures, interpretive associations and creative play.

You will learn perspectives around aesthetics and style and also how to safely convey boundaries and understand social and physical cues for approaching others and inviting the dance conversation.

INFO AND REGISTRATION AT
Www.Rainodance.com

Salsa/bachata-dance-social at the Ukrainian Hall

Ukrainian Cultural Centre

Let's go dance at Victoria's biggest SBK (salsa/bachata/kizomba) dance-social! https://latindancecanada.com/
Lately, attendance has been[masked] people!
There will be a quick intro-dance-lesson ( fyi, separate lesson-series: https://latindancecanada.com/group-classes/ ), then social-dancing. No partner required. $10 at door with or without lesson. No particular dress-code. Non-sticky shoes are good. Plenty of parking-space around (Ukrainian Cultural Centre (3277 Douglas Street)).
This is what salsa can look like (shines are completely optional) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Pt78m42L0&list=PLqMoqZWcAyonvcnwRVDmqUjGdau6r_FMR&index=1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=674y68rnb5Y&list=PLqMoqZWcAyonvcnwRVDmqUjGdau6r_FMR&index=6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rfClKLTpnI&list=PLqMoqZWcAyonvcnwRVDmqUjGdau6r_FMR&index=7
This is what bachata can look like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBhWxgOLRwo&list=PLqMoqZWcAyonvcnwRVDmqUjGdau6r_FMR&index=4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vP6Qx0eFww&list=PLqMoqZWcAyonvcnwRVDmqUjGdau6r_FMR&index=5
The follow generally has control over how close to dance.
For those who can't make it to this event, there are salsa-dances on other days as well! https://www.facebook.com/salsadancevictoriabc

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Salsa/bachata-dance-social at the Ukrainian Hall

Ukrainian Cultural Centre

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