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TECHNIQUE TUESDAYS

NEW TERM STARTS ON 10TH MAR

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TUESDAYS

timetable & location

  • 6 - 7         *NEW* - Intro Beginner course 

  • 6 -7           Improver class

  • 7 - 8         'Dance is a Conversation' Series 1

  • 8 - 9.30    Team Training 

10 MORETON ST, PADDINGTON

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timetable & location

  • 6 - 7                   'Intro to Zouk' Beginner Course

  • 7 - 7.30              Social Dancing

  • 7.30 - 8.30         'Foundations to Intermediate' class

  • 8.30 - 9.30          Choreography Challenge

56 WELLINGTON ST, EAST BRISBANE 

CLASS INFORMATION

We are excited to bring back our class series of ‘Dance is a Conversation’.  πŸ˜Š

We’ve all experienced those magical moments of connection on the dance floor, which is just one of the reasons many of us fall in love with dancing. Well, where does this connection come from?!

Connection starts with when a couple are in tune and understand each other, so that the dance flows and feels effortless. The ‘Dance is a Conversation’ series is aimed at developing the knowledge and experience to enable great connection. These classes will focus on the technique and ‘grammar’ of the dance rather than on specific sequences, so that we can explore the connection from one movement to another to achieve a smoother, more connected and flowing ‘conversation’ on the dance floor.

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'Dance is a Conversation' is run as 2 levels:
 

  • Series 1 (Connection Principles) - by Invitation Only, which is aimed at the upper intermediate level zouk dancer, who is already familiar with the basic steps, footwork and movements of zouk, and wants to learn new skills and improve body awareness to take your dancing to the next level.


Over the course of Series 1 Principles, we focus on specific exercises to explore body mechanics and awareness, and how this fits in with zouk movements. We will also introduce you to new and more advanced zouk concepts and movements. These classes will be focused on exercise and techniques, as well as applying and translating these skills to your zouk dance.  Each block of Series 1 is progressive, exploring similar concepts and building onto them with various exercises or movements. 

Good connection with your partner is the key to a great dance every time 😊  so we will cover the 'vocabulary’ of dance connection, such as the concepts and techniques which underlie connection: breathing, frame, pressure, as well as exploring zouk movements, dance etiquette, floor craft, spacial awareness, lead and follow, and musicality.

** Note that most students will undertake a few blocks of Series 1 before continuing on to Series 2, and some students will undertake both Series in same block.

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  • Series 2 (Zouk Flow) is by Invitation Only and aimed at the upper intermediate plus to advanced level zouk dancer, who wants to drill down and explore and practice the concepts behind more progressive movements in zouk such as boneca variations, head movement transitions, balao, rotisserie, etc.


Throughout Series 2 Zouk Flow, we will focus on breaking down and practicing these more complex concepts, to enable a greater understanding of how to transition between movements for a smoother and more connected conversation on the dance floor. 
Note that each block of Series 2 is progressive, exploring similar concepts and developing and building onto them with various exercises or movements.

7 wks Improver

A bridging course to get you ready for our Technique Tuesdays. 

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7 wks Series 1

It focuses on techniques, drills & concepts...

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7 wks Team Training

This is one part of the 14 weeks training for Tuesday night choreogrophy. 

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Level 1 - Intro Beginners level

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00 Pm

These Intro classes are suitable for those who are either new to partner dancing or with no or little Zouk experience, as well as those of you who are coming back to Zouk after a long break.
Our Intro Beginner class is an accelerated introduction to Brazilian Zouk where we aim to give you a 'toolkit' of key Zouk movements that you can use to get your started and having fun on the social floor. As this course is your grounding for Zouk, we encourage you to get your most out of it, and then like a good movie or book you've enjoyed, repeat it a 2nd time to get the most out of it and to notice things you may have missed in your 1st time.πŸ™‚

Level 2 - Foundation level

Thursdays

7:30 Pm

This class is suitable for those who have just moved up from our Beginner classes or who have 3 to 6 month's Zouk experience. We will be working on variations of key Zouk movements learned in our Intro Beginner classes as well as Lead/Follow and musicality to expand your repertoire of Zouk and help to make you a more comfortable and confident social dancer.

Level 3 - Improver Level

Thursdays

8:40 am

This class is suitable for those who have progressed up from our Foundation class or those with 6 months to 1 year Zouk classes experience. This class designed to work as bridging level between our Thursdays & Tuesdays.

Level 4 - " Dance is a conversation" Series 1

Tuesdays

7:00 pm

This Class is suitable for those who have moved up from our Improver class or with over 1 year of Zouk classes experience and have a good understand of complex Footwork. The focus for Series 1 will be improving your Lead/Follow skills and Connection in your dance, as well as on upper body and head movements, such as Boneca, Rottisseries and tilted turns, etc, and more complex variations of movements such as Counter Balance, etc.

Level 5 - " Dance is a conversation" Series 2

Tuesdays

8:00 pm

This is an advanced level class by Invitation Only, for students progressing from Series 1 of our 'Dance is a Conversation' or for Zouk dancers with more than 1 year, and ideally longer, classroom and social dancing experience.
Students considering Series 2 should already be comfortable with executing (as a leader or as a follower) movements such as Boneca, Rotisserie, Tilted Turns, Counter Balance.
In Series 2 we will work on refining these movements as well as learning more complex variations and analysing and understanding transitions between movements.

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