I’ve never met Eve Polich although we’ve been at the same event and we’ve corresponded — but I have seen her dance! So I can recommend her upcoming dance classes with confidence. Maybe she will encourage me to find my Capezios, get over my previous lack of success as a ballroom dancer, and try once again.
Here’s the information: worth a trip from everywhere!
AVALON JAZZ DANCE LESSONS!
So many people have approached me asking about dance lessons that I have decided to start some classes starting in March every 2nd and 4th Monday/Tuesday to test the waters. These classes are ridiculously cheap if you are a musician. Just sayin’. (All classes are $10 for civilians, $5 for musicians.)
Beginner Lindy-Hop! Mondays
Learn traditional partnered swing dancing from the 1920’s and 30’s. This class will cover the basic steps as well as discuss technique, connection, and musicality.
March 8th and March 22nd: 8-9 PM
Beginner/Intermediate Lindy-Hop! Tuesdays
Learn traditional partnered swing dancing from the 1920’s and 30’s. This class will be for beginner students who want to take their dancing to the next level. We will focus on more complex moves, technique, connection, and musicality.
March 9th and 23rd: 6-7 PM
Solo Charleston! Tuesdays
Learn traditional solo jazz movement from the 1920’s and 30’s. Not only is this awesomely fun, but will also inform your partnered dancing.
March 9th and 23rd
All classes will be held at Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues
If you attend both Tuesday classes, together they will be only $16 or $8 for musicians!
Private lessons available for $40/hour or bartered goods and services.
RSVP to evepolich [at] avalonjazz [dot] com
And if you visit Eve’s site (AVALON) and click on the hyperlinks, she promises you’ll see “examples old and new” of these dances — worth investigating! Check out http://avalonjazz.blogspot.com/2010/02/avalon-jazz-dance-lessons.html
Here’s the ideal — the collegiate Shag done to Artie Shaw’s DIGA DIGA DOO. Anything’s possible, right?