Group WarmUp+Facilitated Practice focused on Dancing Switch for Fusion. NO AtDoor: TIX only on Eventbrite.$5Wk,$18Mo, Privates $160/4. Every TUESDAY 8-10pm. 8:30pm Late Entry Cutoff. REQ: 4 Wks Experience, Leather Soles or 2Pr Socks. INFO: Text 415-335-6384. *FAQs below.* RSVP on FB: facebook.com/sfswitchtangoandfusion/events.
LEVEL: 4 recent classes in Fusion, Blues or Tango. Never Partner Danced before? Book a Private Lessons 4Pack for $160 prior to attending SDS. TIX Reminder: Buy TIX before you attend for yourself and friends you bring, no walkup TIX.
DO I NEED SPECIAL SHOES & A PARTNER?
No Partner Required. Shoes: FLAT shoes w/ leather soles. NO high heels, NO rubber soles, NO slip-on shoes or boots: must lace or strap. No Shoes? Bring 2 Pairs of Socks: Pair One absorbs sweat, pair two allows you to turn.
WHAT'S IT LIKE?
7:55pm WARM-UP. Teacher-Led WarmUp grounds the group in 20 minutes of open joints, good breath, spatial awareness, easeful proprioception and good posture and transferable Switch technique across styles.
8:15-10pm FACILITATED DJ'd PRACTICE.
ATTENDANCE for ENTIRE SESSION IS REQUIRED.More Skill than at Dance-Party events, more Open Time than in Classes. Partners change every 2 songs. In each duet both dancers work on all 3 skills: Follow, Lead, Roletrades. Teacher/Facilitators are on hand to answer questions/sidecoach. Practice traffic flow is outer ring Tango line-of-dance and Middle Floor Fusion area-dance for spatial navigation practice, and styles of roletrades mid-song. All dance with all: this event is gender neutral, LGBT-inclusive, encourages cis men's catchup Follow skills and cis women's catchup Lead skills. Music is mix of Electronic Music that supports Fusion, Blues and Tango dancing: AltPop, R&B, ElectroTango, TripHop, Trap. This team-oriented training environment encourages 4-Person Practice Teams. In each SongSet, partners can opt to dance Both-Role: one song each in Lead and Follow, or dance Switch: continuously inviting and receiving roletrades back & forth (pass, steal & place) throughout both songs. Verbally ask partners to dance (Fusion style) OR practice your cabaceo (Tango’s Look & Nod) to change partners.Last week Monthly starts w/ Brief Show & Tell: Practice Partners show off Switch Rolestrades & Styling so we all exchange the wins of our Switch Dancing evolution.
Casual pants with give/stretch that allow you to move in every direction, NO big belt buckles, NO big jewelry. Flat leather soled shoes, or TWO pairs of socks.
WHEN ARE YOU CLOSED?
For closures for Holidays and Tour Dates, check FB Page/Event and tangomango.org weekly. Closures 2019: JAN 29, APR 30, JUL 2, AUG 20+27, SEP 3, OCT 1, NOV 26, DEC 24. SF SWITCH TANGO AND FUSION is a project of Humilityswim Dance Media (HDM), Check our Page for weekly updates: https://www.facebook.com/sfswitchtangoandfusion
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WHO's THE TEACHER?
Ali Woolwich has been a professional Modern/Contemporary Dancer and teacher for 30+ years, taking up Argentine Tango and Blues/Fusion 10 years ago and teaching both forms nationally since 2012. Ali has been Director of Humilityswim Dance Media (HDM) in San Francisco since 1999, producing weekly Class Series, Workshops, and dance conference events in Modern/Contemporary Partnering, performance techniques, dance-for-camera, and Social Dance Forms both locally and nationally for universities, studio professional dancers, teacher training programs, LGBT community organizations and a range of recreationalists: kids, teens, disabled dancers, and elders. Ali's teaching is informed by decades' training and practice in Release Techniques, Dance Conditioning for Movement Efficiency and Injury Prevention, yoga and and massage. See Our Growing ALL-STARS List for other Teachers.
HOW DO I BOOK PRIVATE LESSONS?
Private lessons with Ali Woolwich are available at 4 SF studios by appointment Thu-Sun.$160 4-Session, with 72 hours notice to book studio times, and $70 per Sitecall (teacher comes to you) Session.To book: 1. BUY then 2. SCHEDULE. 1. BUY: from the Eventbrite Ticketing Menu select this week (the "Select A Date" Button is only the Purchase Date not the Scheduled Appointment), then select Private Lesson 4Pack or Sitecall, and complete credit card payment. 2. SCHEDULE BY TEXT: 415-335-6384 with first and last name, dates & times requested. Scheduling requires PURCHASE FIRST. Questions happily answered by text prior to purchase. You will receive all appointment confirmations by text and will receive a phone consult prior to 1st appointment to set learning goals.