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Improvers Workshop: Adaptive Dancing
December 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$35
𝗔𝗱𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘁? Kizomba is a partner dance, and although there is a lot of technique and personality each person can bring, the magic happens through connection. Fostering connection is communication through movement and energy, and if each person doesn’t speak the same dialect it can be difficult.
Many classes and workshops teach style specific rules, patterns, and lead driven partner work. This vocabulary is important, but when it’s taught, it often assumes the participants have the fundamental skills needed to know how and when to use the material. This class is aimed at helping both leads and follows understand and apply Kizomba fundamentals universal to all styles of Kizomba, fundamentals that are specific to only certain styles, and how to consider the rest as options rather than rules.
Adaptive skills are often viewed as follow skills, some consider it the follows ‘responsibility’ to match the lead. BUT a good dance happens when both parties understand and work with each other to create the dance. A well rounded lead, the one all the follows want to dance with, has these skills.
𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀: This workshop is aimed at kizombeiros that have:
- social dancing experience
- taken workshops or classes beyond the – introductory beginner level
- an understanding of the differences between styles of Kizomba
*All of the activities planned for the workshop are not lead or follow specific, there will be partner work, but we will be switching roles, so that everyone can understand each side.
* Limited spots for individual focus