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Workshops




Special Santa Cruz Workshop
Saturday, July 28, 2012
1-4pm

West Coast Swing
"Timing, Technique, Teamwork plus Styling & Play Ideas"

In this workshop you will learn how to improve you dancing throught the use
the 3 T's: Timing (rhythm & tempo), Technique & Teamwork along with some styling
& play ideas too! There will be something for all levels of dancers. Basic WCS
knowledge required. Geared toward the advanced beginner to intermediate/advanced level.
No partner necessary.

CLICK HERE for Workshop Flyer

LOCATION:
Dance Synergy
9055 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA

WORKSHOP ... $25 (1-4pm)

TO REGISTER for Workshop:
Contact Chuck @ chuck@gonnadance.com or Call 831-479-4826.


EVENING DANCE OPTION (after workshop)
Many of us will then go to the
Santa Cruz Swing Dance Club Dance
@ Mid-County Senior Center, Capitola
7-8pm Int. WCS Lesson w/Michelle Kinkaid
8-11pm WCS Dance w/DJ Michelle Kinkaid
(playing a music mix of WCS, Hustle, NC2, CW2 and more)

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West Coast Swing Workshop
at Bay West Ballroom in san Rafael
Friday, April 20, 2012
8-9pm

West Coast Swing
"Technique, Styling, Blends & Ideas"

Cost: $20 Workshop ... including Evening Dance from 9-10:30pm (DJ Music Mix: WCS, Ballroom, Latin, etc)

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Previous Workshops
Saturday, May 8, 2010
2-4pm

West Coast Swing
"Musicality & Play"

Dance with the music not just to the beat!
Add a new dimension of fun to your dancing. Experience
the musical breaks, accents, and dancing to the phrases.
Learn ways to connect your movement to various aspects
in the music. Material varies in each workshop. Basic
knowledge required. Geared toward the intermediate level.
No partner necessary.

@Imperial Dance Club
822 Cassia St. (at Broadway)
Redwood City, CA
Cost: $20 Paid in advance by 1/8/10, $25 Day of Event

Pre-registration is strongly suggested.
(Minimum 10 people, maximum 30)
Contact Michelle at 415/585-6282 or
email: wcdancer@ix.netcom.com

To pre-register, please send checks, money order or cash to:
Michelle Kinkaid
671 Athens St.
San Francisco, CA 94112-3530

-or- see Michelle at her classes and dances.

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Mini Workshops: Specialty Topics

Each workshop is unique and based on the specified topic can offer a
variety of patterns, syncopations, technique, and styling. Dances
presented typically range from west coast swing, hustle, and night
club two step. Specialty workshops cover specific topics like "Music
Interpretation", "Music Character & Expression", "Swing Workout",
"Letting Go", "Syncopations", and "Follower's Only Technique"
to name a few. Classes focus on ways to enhance your dancing
and are recommended for intermediate and above
skill levels unless otherwise noted. Material varies each time

Workshops are held monthly typically from 2-4pm on
a Saturday or Sunday at the Imperial Dance Club in Redwood City, CA.
(see above for dates and details).
Workshops are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event, unless otherwise noted.
(Payment must be made in advance to qualify for the pre-reg discount)



~ Some Previous Workshops ~

West Coast Swing
"Music Interpretation & Awareness"

Dance with the music not just to the beat!
Add a new dimension of fun to your dancing. Experience
hearing the musical phrasing and dancing to it, hitting the breaks and accents.
Learn ways to connect your movement to various aspects
in the music. Material varies in each workshop. Basic WCS
knowledge required. Geared toward the intermediate level.
No partner necessary.

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West Coast Swing
"Music Interpretation II - Musicality & Musicology"

Level 2 The next step of Music Interpretation!
Take musical interpretation a step further. Experience how the
music can play a role in assisting the selection of various step
components and embellishments. Explore working them out
with the music. Basic skills are required. No partner necessary.
Music Interpretation level-1 suggested (or equivalent).

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West Coast Swing
"Music Interpretation III: Character & Expression"

Another dimension of music interpretation!

Experience the excitement of using various components and working them out
to the music... reflecting your expression. Basic skills are required.
Music Interpretation level-1 suggested (or equivalent).
No partner necessary.

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West Coast Swing
"Music Interpretation & Awareness"

Dance with the music not just to the beat!
Add a new dimension of fun to your dancing. Experience
hitting the breaks, accents, and dancing to the phrases.
Learn ways to connect your movement to various aspects
in the music. Material varies in each workshop. Basic
knowledge required. Geared toward the intermediate level.
No partner necessary.

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Intermediate West Coast Swing
"Rhythm & Musicality"

Another dimension of music interpretation!
Take musical interpretation a step further. Experience how the
music can play a role in assisting the selection & application of
various step components and embelishments. Explore working them
out with the music. Basic skills are required. No partner necessary.

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West Coast Swing
"Music Interpretation II: Character & Expression"

The next step of Music Interpretation!
Take musical interpretation a step further. Experience the
excitement of using various components and working them out
to the music... reflecting your expression. Basic skills are required.
Music Interpretation level-1 suggested (or equivalent).
No partner necessary.

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Intermediate West Coast Swing
"Rhythm & Musicality"

Another dimension of music interpretation!
Take musical interpretation a step further. Experience how the
music can play a role in assisting the selection & application of
various step components and embelishments. Explore working them
out with the music. Basic skills are required. No partner necessary.

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West Coast Swing
Intermediate West Coast Swing

"Connection, Communication, & Fun"
Explore some variations and concepts on how to develop the
interactive aspect of your dance, along with lead, follow, and
styling points. Basic Skills are required. No partner necessary.

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West Coast Swing
"Letting Go"

Release yourself from the restrictions of standard structure!
Explore ways of adding more fun in your dancing by
integrating patterns, syncopations, extensions, music
character and attitude. Experience the "Window of
Opportunity possibilities. Basic skills required. No partner necessary.

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West Coast Swing
"Interactive Conversation"

Explore some variations and ideas on how to develop the
interactive aspect of your dance along with lead, follow
and styling points. Basic skills required. No partner necessary.

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West Coast Swing
"Accessorize Your Dance"

Explore ways of adding color and interest to your dance
through syncopations, extensions, and play. Create partner
interaction. Basic skills required. No partner necessary

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West Coast Swing
"For Women Only"

A Follower's Focus!
Explore the follower's role and unlock the mystery of partner dancing.
Experience ways to improve your connection and response time, how to
read the lead, when to syncopate & embellish, in addition to technique
and styling points. Basic skills are required. No partner necessary.

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West Coast Swing
"Transitions"

Open the path of communication!
Transitions are a key element in what makes the dance look
smooth and feel good. Explore the details of communication
& connection and experience the results. Class material is
geared toward the intermediate level. Basic skills are required.
No partner necessary.

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West Coast Swing
"Sharing the Fun"

Broaden and share the fun you're already having.
Explore patterns, footwork, and the interaction elements.
Check out several ways to spice up your dance and share
the fun with your partner. Class material is geared toward
the intermediate and above dancer. Basic skills are required.
No partner necessary.


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West Coast Swing
Intermediate
"Syncopations & Play"

Explore rhythm changes, footwork, and the element of play.
Check out several ways to spice up your dance and allow your
partner that same freedom. Class material is geared toward the
intermediate and above dancer. Basic skills are required.
No partner necessary


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West Coast Swing
"Let's Create"

Expand your dance potential and fun!
An in-depth look at what makes the dance click and wherethe opportunities are to create.
Explore the detail of connection & communication then experience the exciting results.
Basic skills are required. Material varies in each workshop.
No partner necessary.

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"Swing Workout"

Don't get caught wondering...
Now what am I supposed to do?

When your partner leaves you hanging out there to "do your thing" ...
but you don't feel you have any "thing" to do.
Then this workshop is for you!

Come explore various step combinations, extensions, accent
techniques, ways to fill the gaps, interact, and spark with your
partner. Focus on strengthening and control of your movements
and working them out with the music. Basic skills are required.
Material varies in each workshop. No partner necessary.




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