Learn the Big Apple
Apr
28
4:45 PM16:45

Learn the Big Apple

The Big Apple started as a 'ring or circle dance' where dancers in a circle followed a leaders call of moves. 
The Big Apple we will be teaching was adapted from this idea and choreographed by Frankie Manning for the movie 'Keep Punchin' (1939). We will cover the entire choreography during this session, starting from the tricky bit! 

Cost: $45. Tickets available shortly.

We will be starting at 1:30pm so arrive with enough time to warm up before this.

TEACHERS
Matt and Trang

VENUE:
The Danish Club, 36 Austin Street, Newstead QLD 4006

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Learn to Dance in a Day: Slow Balboa
Apr
28
9:15 AM09:15

Learn to Dance in a Day: Slow Balboa

Graceful, flowing, and sophisticated, Slow Bal is a beautiful, relaxed style of swing dance which is perfect for those lovely slow swing songs like Stardust, Moonglow, and Moonlight Serenade. It is characterized by a basic that is danced in close embrace and has a rhythm with triple steps like Lindy Hop. 

All are welcome. This workshop will start at absolute beginner level and gradually progress you through to more advanced movements. 

Teachers Rob & Emma have been dancing Slow Bal for many years and have learned form some of the best, including Dean Raftery who was one of the original Balboa old timers and is the main source of inspiration for modern day Slow Bal.

No partner required, we will be rotating partners in class.

Cost: $45 (tickets on website or pay at the door)

It would be appreciated if you could confirm your attendance by emailing info@cornerpocketswing.com.au

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Pocket Social
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*

LIVE MUSIC Pocket Social with the Duncan Street Monarchs

Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out to a live band. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$15 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Collegiate Shag Workshop - Annabelle & Nial
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Collegiate Shag Workshop - Annabelle & Nial

Learn to dance Collegiate Shag with the incredible Annabelle and Nial from Melbourne!

Check out this youtube clip for a better idea of just how much fun Collegiate Shag can be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlE7zKawZcs

Annabelle and Nial fell in love with Shag after they took their first lessons years ago and ever since, they’ve been working hard to build the Shag scene in Australia. They teach Shag regularly at Swing Patrol Richmond, and have also taught interstate and internationally.

Between them, they’ve frequently placed and won at competitions internationally. They are passionate about Shag and place an emphasis on dancing Shag socially, and building the Shag community.

 

See the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1136455913123777/

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Pocket Social
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*

LIVE MUSIC Pocket Social.  Andrew Garton and his Parthenon. of Swing, as part of our Shag workshop weekend (https://cornerpocketswing.com.au/store/shag-workshop-with-annabelle-and-nial

Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out to a live band. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$15 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Pocket Social
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*

Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$10 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

Swing DJ Workshop

So, you started swing dancing because you love the music, or you've been coming to class for a while now and you're feeling inspired to learn more about the music or maybe you've been secretly hoping to DJ for a while now and need some help taking the next step.

This workshop has been put together just for you! Whether you
-want to learn how to build and manage a swing music collection
-want to share your awesome music collection with other dancers but are unsure or nervous about it
-are unsure what to do with all those knobs and buttons on the DJ table
-have a couple of songs you think would be great to dance to but don't know how to put a whole set together
or
-are just interested in the music and want to hear how others think about and manage their collection
This workshop is open to everybody regardless of dance or DJ experience. 

Rob and Matt have been DJing around Brisbane, interstate and internationally for years. In this workshop we will be covering some tips to help anyone get into swing DJing

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Pocket Social
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*

Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$10 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Pocket Social
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

First Pocket Social for 2018
*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*


Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$10 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Pocket Social
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*

Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$10 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Pocket Social
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*

Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$10 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Pocket Social
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*

Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$10 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Pocket Social
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*

Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$10 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Pocket Social
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

Pocket Social

*St Augustine’s Anglican Church Hall*

Join us at 7:30 for a fun, beginner-friendly swing dance class, followed by a night of socialising and swinging out. The night is a great introduction to swing dancing with music you can't help but tap your toes to whilst practicing the moves you have learnt in the class.

This is Susie's last social before she moves overseas, let's send her off in style!

Bring your friends and give them the swing dancing bug!

$10 entry including beginner class at 7:30pm

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Odd Shoes and Susie Qs - Advanced Workshop
Jul
30
1:15 PM13:15

Odd Shoes and Susie Qs - Advanced Workshop

As you may have heard, Susie is leaving the country for an indeterminate amount of time, hopefully to be closely followed by Nick. Before they have to say goodbye they want to share one more advanced workshop with you, the swing dancers of Brisbane, to share a little bit of who they are and what they believe about lindy hop so you can try it on for size. In this workshop they will focus on four key concepts that are central to they way they connect to each other and understand the dance.

Over 3.5 hours (including breaks) they will cover:
Dynamism. This is a dynamic dance, we’ll work on breaking out of fixed or rigid ideas about connection and/or frame.
Body Relationships. How does our body relate to our partner? How does that affect our movement? We’ll look at hip and chest connection, and symmetry within our dance.
Connected Space. There is no creativity without constraints. We’ll explore the idea of freedom of expression and what that looks and feels like in a partner dance.
Lead-ception. When we’re well connected we are constantly responding to each other. When we both focus on energy rather than moves the line between lead and follow starts to blur.

This workshop is aimed at intermediate plus/advanced dancers who want to dig deeper into ideas of connection in lindy hop. Dancers should be able to perform a range of standard shapes, add variations and have an understanding of how to share or isolate these. We encourage students to self diagnose disconnections with their partner, take steps to modify their approach and/or request specific information from the instructor.

Cost: $45

Tickets available with cash or card at the door, but please email info@cornerpocketswing.com.au to book your place.

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