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(CANCELLED) From dance novice to lindy hop pro in one weekend
Learn to swing dance to live jazz bands with international dance instructors
NB. this event was cancelled due to Coronavirus precautions.
If you have two left feet but still love to dance, join the fun at the Beginners Swing Dance Weekend from 20-22 March.
Learn to Lindy hop, solo jazz and Afro swing your way around the City Centre with live jazz bands, international swing DJs and late after-parties.
FROM DANCE NOVICE TO LINDY HOP PRO
Practice the Lindy hop with former So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Evita Arce and Swedish dance master Felix Berghäll.
Expand your jazz repertoire with jazz techniques from Belgium and UK dance instructors Sep Vermeersch and Cat Foley.
You can also keep it local with contemporary and traditional African dance styles from South African Maxwell Rani as well as Afro swing dances from Mozambican choreographers Vasco André Uate and Robath Cristovāo Kumuma.
THE DANCING DOESN'T END THERE
Put the master classes to the test at one (or all four) of the after-parties running from Thursday to Sunday. You’ll get to show off your moves to live jazz music from the Pebble Shakers, international guest swing DJs as well as live showcases from the teachers.
Participants are free to use their own transport, but there will also be share rides from the city centre at District on Harrington’s Street to Bridge Road at the Milnerton Golf Club on Friday night.
Beginner tickets are R795 and include three two-hour workshops with two after-parties on Friday and Saturday. You can also try-out the Full Pass tickets that are R3300and which consists of twelve hours of workshops in any dance style you choose, four hours of taster classes and entrance to all the parties. All participants can register for their tickets on 19 March on the Mother City Hop Website and keep an eye for on their website as workshop venues will be announced shortly.
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