Past Meetup

Swing and Blues Workshop with Richard Badu

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Richard Badu is coming back through town next month, and he's stopping to teach a day of workshops at GPSCY (204 York St).

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11:00am-12:00pm: Charleston Patterns
12:15-1:15pm: Advanced Fundamentals
1:15-2pm: Lunch
2-3pm: Lindy Patterns
3:15-4:15pm: Charleston Patterns w/ Tandem
4:30-5:45pm: Blues Patterns

Take all 5 classes for $60 ($50 if you're a students), or take 4 for $56/$48, 3 for $48/$42, 2 for $36/$32, or one for $20/$18.

Richard Badu has been teaching classes and workshops in the various forms of swing dancing—Lindy, Charleston; East and West coast swing, Blues, St. Louis shag and Cajun jitterbug—since 1989, shortly after he began working with Frankie Manning. He is a founder of the Triangle Swing Dance Society, and he co-founded the performance troupes Swing Steppin’ and Swing Feats. Richard teaches Lindy in the dance program at Duke University and is a regular teacher at the annual Beantown Lindy Camp in Boston. He also co-founded the award-winning music group Big Zucchini Washboard Bandits, learning Cajun dancing during the band’s annual tours to the Bayou. Richard has a background in wushu and teaches T’ai-Chi, locally and in workshops for dance camps. Richard’s background in music and martial arts gives his teaching a grounded focus in connection, energy and musicality. Movie credits include dance consultant to choreographer Toni Basil and actress Julia Roberts for the film Something To Talk About; and choreographer and featured dancer in Chesterfield, a Black Mariah feature film.

Yale Swing & Blues is a LGBTQ safe space.

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