Special one-time solo workshop
Less robot. More soul.
How and why to add groove to revitalize your West Coast Swing
By donation: 100% proceeds will be donated to organizations supporting preservation of the real history of Swing dancing and anti-racism education
Grooving is taking your body pulse and applying it to a wide variety of repetitive moves - body isolations and footwork syncopations - while dancing solo or with a partner.
Groove is what most people do when they go to a nightclub. No patterns, no partner, just simple steps and body movement inspired by the rhythm.
If you train your Groovin skills,
Online Zoom Meeting ~ Vancouver time (GMT-7)
In this 1 hour workshop, Myles and Tessa will guide you through an interactive skill progression to improve your body pulse and apply it to WCS applicable solo rhythms
Respecting the African-American roots of the WCS music and movement we use today, we will include relevant historical references so you can understand the purpose and significance of groove.
Experience how we use a progressive skill development method to build this fundamental movement skill more effectively, and learn how you can train it on your own.
You will get guided instruction through at least 20 grooves that you can use immediately in your solo or WCS dancing.
We (Myles & Tessa) have been working with 190 dancers since April in the Swing Literacy Dancer Development Bootcamp. Here's a sample of the them doing some of the body pulse and groove we will be teaching in the You Gotta Groove workshop. This is just the beginning...
Canadian Champions and Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe are West Coast Swing veterans who are known for their versatility, athleticism, and authentic character of Swing.
As master teachers and ambassadors of WCS, they have been touring internationally for 18 years, teaching, judging, and performing, and leading the Showcase division.
Myles & Tessa have studied over 60 dance styles, both solo and partnered, vintage and modern. Besides West Coast Swing, they are passionate about the history of Blues music and enjoy crossing over into LindyHop, Balboa, and Blues dance. The are co-directors of the ultimate multi-Swing crossover event, the Canadian Swing Championships.
Since 2009, they have been teaching online comprehensive WCS training programs for teachers and dancers. The You Gotta Groove workshop a tiny sample of their signature Swing Literacy development method they use to help students #traindancesmarter.
This is a fundraising effort:
100% of the revenue will be donated to the following organizations
dedicated to preserving the real history of Swing dancing
and anti-racism education:
The Frankie Manning Foundation
Herrang Dance Camp
While we planned to price this workshop at $20, we added a $5 option for those of you who could use a discount due to COVID, and a $50 option for those of you who want to donate more.
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