featuring Michael Faltesek, The Careless Lovers
Flying in for their first appearance in the Bay Area, Epic Swing Night proudly brings to you the sensational, Lindy-Hopper-comprised Careless Lovers! If you've been dancing in the Lindy scene any time in the last year, you know this is cause for insane amount of excitement!
Many of you know them from the awesome music video they made for the Jazz Dance Film Fest.
For those of you who were at the 920 Open House or the Stompy Jones CD release party, you've also probably seen WNH's Careless Lindy Hoppers perform a routine (choreographed by Kevin & Jo) to this song as well.
In any case, you can be sure that they are going to bring one hell of a STFO party!
Check out our Epic Schedule:
4:30-6:00 = Epic Lindy Hop Class
6:00-7:30 = Epic Jazz Lecture & Dinner
7:30-9:00 = Epic Solo Jazz Class
9:00-12:00 = Epic Swing Dance with the Careless Lovers!
Mike Faltesek (aka Falty) will be laying down the Lindy wisdom for the night, assisted by our very own Audrey Kanemoto! They'll be teaching two 1.5 hour classes: one on Lindy Hop improvisation, and a solo jazz class that will teach you the routine "Doing The Jive"!
We've got another jazz lecture by Alisa Clancy from 91.1 KCSM! This month the topic will be "The American Songbook: Fodder For Great Dancing"
We will also have two performances - The Careless Lindy Hoppers will be performing their "Black Coffee" routine with the live band, and everyone who knows "Doing the Jive" will be able to perform with the band as well!
Improvisation: Do you find yourself getting stuck in the same patterns over and over? Does it feel like you're just stringing a bunch of moves together? Not sure what to do to be "more creative?" Need to break out and add more style and personality to your dancing? Falty is your man! He's one of the most creative and fun dancers in the Lindy world! Anyone who has taken his classes on these things only have glowing reviews. This will be a mixed level class - we may or may not divide by levels again. Falty assures us that whatever happens, there will be a mix of material that is challenging and inspiring for both intermediate and advanced dancers alike!
Solo Jazz: You know the Shim Sham. Maybe you know the Tranky Doo, and perhaps even the Big Apple. If you're old school, you might even know the Jitterbug Stroll. But, you know what? All of those are going to be "old school" now. The next big thing is totally "Doing the Jive!" The 9:20 Special will be teaching one class on this right before ESN, and we wanted to give everyone a chance to learn it and perform it to the band! All you 9:20 peeps, come on out and get more solid with the routine. Everybody else, let's do the jive! Dancers of all levels will find something valuable to learn here. Falty has been one of the big draws at Stompology (solo jazz weekend workshop) for a number of years - you can count on him to give you invaluable instruction on how to make your movements authentic and clean, as well as a fresh perspective on solo movement.
Here's the pricing this month (and check out our EPIC pre-registration discount):
$43 = Lecture + Dance + 2 Classes OR $36 Pre-Reg price! ($7 off)
$28 = Lecture + Dance + 1 Class OR $23 Pre-Reg price! ($5 off)
$18 = Lecture + Dance OR $15 Pre-Reg price! ($3 off)
$7 = Lecture only OR $5 Pre-Reg price! ($2 off)
Dinner is not included, but will be available for purchase on-site. We want to cater food so that we might stay together during the lecture and break some bread like one big happy family! We will provide updates as we get more information on this. The more people that "sign up," the better the food will be!
Pre-Registration has CLOSED! You can still come sign up at the door. See you soon!
San Mateo Masonic Lodge
100 N Ellsworth Ave
San Mateo, Ca 94401
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