SWING REMIX DANCE PARTY
DATE: Saturday April 14, 2018
LIVE MUSIC: Gordon Webster & His Gang
LOCATION: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave
The Swing Remix Saga continues with our second date of Saturday April 14th, 2018. And for this, we’ll be bringing back our biggest selling artist, Gordon Webster. This band rocks and is always tossing something new in the mix. In addition, we’ll be featuring some rockin pre-dance workshops, some fun dance performances and lots of social dance time.
We’ll be back with all the same wonderful features like these workshops, dance showcases, vintage market, vintage films and more. Please help join us at this premier by purchasing tickets in advance. Early Bird specials are available now! As well, group deals that give you access to our pre-dance workshops and admission all in one are also available, so please take advantage.
Theme: Intro To Collegiate Shag
An introduction and fun sampling of this stylish swing dance that evolved out of the Fox Trot and was Livened up by the College kids of those times. We’ll look at the footwork and kick patterns, multiple positions and all that fun stuff.
Instructors: Paolo & The Flying Camels
Theme: Dynamic Partnering
Description: Learn how connection with your partner, and with the ground, can help you follow/lead jumps, turns, and off-beat breaks. This workshop is intended for experienced and capable social dancers.
Instructors: Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh
7:45pm beginner class
10:45pm – 11:00pm performance slots
Performance #1 TBA
Performance #2 TBA
Gordon Webster & His Gang
Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the lindy hop world. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his first-hand knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at hundreds of dance events worldwide. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Webster serves up a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.
Born in Ottawa, Canada, Mr. Webster began playing the piano at age 4. He moved to Toronto in 1993 to study jazz piano at University of Toronto. In 2001, while still living in Toronto, he became obsessed with the lindy hop and began traveling to exchanges and camps as both a musician and a dancer……gordonwebsterswings.com
This will be Gordon’s 9th Appearance for Swing Remix!
See Collegiate Shag sample demo