December Swing Workshop: Communication and Connection II – Erica French and Aaron Seals

Erica and Aaron

It’s time for our next one day workshop – a day full of classes!

You loved Erica and Aaron back in May, so we bringing her back from Minnesota for another killer diller workshop to help YOU become a more excellent dancer!

Dance is a language. To master the art you must master not only talking, but effective listening. Communication is more than just your vocabulary. For this one day Intermediate and Advance workshop we’ll dive into what it takes to be a good partner dancer in your Swing and Lindy, while learning some fun, dynamic moves.

Teaching with local instructor Aaron will be the illustrious Erica French! Erica has been dancing, performing and choreographing for 4 years. She is currently one of the lead organizers for Army of Follows, a unity project to bring Follows together from around the nation to unite and encourage them. She’s also really, really, really good at dancing and wins competitions.

– You’ll work on a variety of fun and creative moves and shapes in swing to add to your vocabulary, including swingout material
– You’ll experience aspects of Lindy Hop that making dancing on the advance level so rich and rewarding
– You’ll develop better body awareness and control through a wide range of techniques with yourself and with a partner
– You’ll become more effective in your role as a lead or follow through drills and skill development
– You just might have fun

– You’ll experience aspects of Lindy Hop that making dancing on the advance level so rich and rewarding- You’ll develop better body awareness and control through a wide range of techniques with yourself and with a partner – Become more effective in your role as a lead or follow through drills and developing your skills- You just might have fun

PAYMENT
Early Bird admission is $40 via PayPal for all 4 hours of classes, $50 at the door. Get your spot while you can. You can sign up and pay here.

TEACHER BIOS
Erica
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Erica French is a dynamic dancer who shares her love of adventure and spontaneity on and off the dance floor. In 2015, Erica started Lindy Hopping in Minneapolis, MN, where she joined Rhythm & Swing, a competition and performance team. After taking 1st place in the team competition at the 2017 Canadian Swing Championships, she left R&S to further pursue her interest in choreography, performance, and social dancing. Now the co-leader of the Army of Follows project, she spends her time pushing her dancing to the next level and encouraging others to do the same.

Aaron:
Aaron “A-A-RON” Seals started lindy hopping the summer of 2011 and fell face first into a beautiful, joyful, musical, arm flapping adventure that’s taken him across the globe. He has won various swing competitions across the U.S. and in Europe and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. He values creative expression and individuality that comes from the early jazz dances, as well as the important, shared partner experience that makes every dance rich and unique. Aaron Loves to help people and believes everyone should be allowed to dance. He seeks to create fun, learning environments where students can learn successful dance technique and be given the tools to be their true self on the dance floor.

SCHEDULE:
BONUS Follow Power Hour from 9-9:45am
10-12pm Class
12-1pm Lunch with your classmates. There are a variety of food options near the venue.
1-3pm Class

FOLLOW POWER SESSION
Last time Erica led her Army of Follows into some new choreography and a performance that received thunderous applause. Follows, wondering what she’ll do this time? Don’t sleep in. Show up at at 9am for your special Saturday session.

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OSD: Christmas Dance Feat. The Orlando Big Band – 12/7/19

Christmas Swing Dance

It’s time for Orlando Swing Dance’s last dance of 2019 AND the decade! Come all you Elsas and St. Nicks – the Orlando Big Band will be the night’s featured entertainment. This will be a big night with hundreds of dancers. Join us for great live music, the best people and a night of holiday delight! Never danced before? The beginner lesson starts at 7pm. No partner required.
We look forward to dancing with you.

6:45pm – Doors Open
7:00pm – Beginner Lesson with Erica French & Aaron Seals
8:00pm – Orlando Big Band Performs
11:00pm – Dance ends

General Admission $12 – Students w/ID $10 – Current Swing Knights Members $8

Visit our Facebook Event

We accept cash or card.
Bottled water will be available for $1.

Address:
Crystal Ballroom
1271 FL-436
Casselberry, FL 32751

Here are some things to enjoy for this event at the Crystal Ballroom:
– Huge comfortable space
– Brand new, top-notch floor
– You may bring alcohol to enjoy responsibly
– Additional seating and tables that do not impede dance space
– More (closer) parking
– Restaurants and hospitality in the immediate vicinity

If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to dancing with you!

Orlando Swing Dance: Swingsgiving – Feat. The Orlando Big Band -11/2/19

Orlando Swing Dance, invites you to the largest and longest running swing dance in Orlando! The Orlando Big Band will be the night’s featured entertainment! Join us for great live music, the best people and a night of delightful!

Never danced before? Welcome!! We have the lesson for you starting at 7pm!

For November expect the same great dancing, music, and people but with something a little extra special with our danceā€¦.a POTLUCK! With the season of giving and thankfulness upon us consider bringing something to share with your fellow dancers and new friends.

See our Facebook event!

6:45pm – Doors Open
7:00pm – Lesson Begins
8:00pm – OBB Perform
11:00pm – Dance ends

General Admission $12 – Students w/ID $10 – Current Swing Knights Members $8

We accept cash or card.
Bottled water will be available for $1.

Address:
Crystal Ballroom at 1271 N FL-436
Casselberry, FL 32751

Here are some things to enjoy for this event at the Crystal Ballroom:

  • Huge comfortable space
  • Brand new top-notch floor
  • You may bring alcohol to enjoy responsibly
  • Additional seating and tables that do not impede dance space
  • More (closer) parking
  • Restaurants and hospitality in the immediate vicinity

If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to dancing with you!

Learn to Dance: Wonderful World of SWINGOUTS!

Orlando Swing Dance presents:

Swingouts! The bread and butter of Lindy Hop!
You’ve seen dancers flying around, a huge grin on their face, and now it’s your turn to learn this classic and extremely popular swing movement. It’s more than a move… it’s a gateway to a whole new level of swing dancing! This beginner-friendly, all level workshop will bring you from the basics into your stretchy connection and through fun musical variations and beyond! No partner required, no prior knowledge of swingouts necessary, no swing dancing experience – no problem! Whether you want to learn about this dance or you’ve been dancing for years, everyone grows and everyone leaves with something.

Save time and money by pre-registering online at a discounted $40 OR pay $50 at the door. Registration is OPEN.

Register Here

SCHEDULE
11-12pm
Swingout Building Blocks
12-1pm Growing Good Swingouts
1-2pm LUNCH
2-3pm Stretchy Connection
3-4pm Swingouts and the Musical Menagerie

NEW WORKSHOP LOCATION
Learn Dance Studio
945 N Semoran Blvd,
Orlando, FL 32807

INSTRUCTORS
Lessa-
Lessa trained in Baltimore on the floors of Mobtown Ballroom. An excellent follow, lead, and instructor, she is delighted to share her love of technique, connection, and silly antics with you Saturday.

Aaron-
With nearly a decade of dance under his feet, local instructor, competitor, performer and Orlando Swing Dance President, Aaron is excited share his love of swingouts with the growing Orlando dance community. On his off time he likes to flap his arms and dance like a bird.

Register Here!

Questions? orlandoswingdance@gmail.com