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SwingRevolution 2024

SwingRevolution 2024

Leeds University Union

Leeds

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Swing Revolution 2024 will take place on campus at University of Leeds from April 12th to 14th, featuring Shirt Tail Stompers, Cat Foley, Nancy Hitzig, Rebecca Brouwers-Harries, Adam Brouwers-Harries, Jason Hsu, Jeff Tong, Robert Shield and Tina Shield. There will be 8 hours of dance workshops and close to 10 hours of social dance, so don't miss out! You can participate in this event in two ways: Dance Workshops + Social You MUST already have some Swing dancing experience to participate. This option gives you access to dance workshops on Saturday and Sunday during the day time. You will also have access to evening social dance with live band performance on Friday's and Saturday's evenings. Socials Only If you are only interested in the music or can't make it to the dance workshops, then this option is for you. You can choose to attend one or all evenings. Evening socials run from 19:30 - 00:00 on Friday and Saturday, 19:30 - 22:30 on Sunday. Tickets are refundable less the booking fee. Send any question to [email protected]. Volunteering If you would like to volunteer in exchange for a discount on tickets, please first sign up as a volunteer prior to purchasing tickets, as you will need a discount code from us. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXKun_E-o87__u7Z2U62FTWXKbzdeC7NTF1WGYq6aQBc43zA/viewform About the event Similar to previous years, this year will be topic based. This means you select the workshops that are interesting to you, and we will do our best to give you your most preferred selections. This year, we will be offering Collegiate Shag workshops in addition to LindyHop ones. You get four workshops over the weekend with each workshop taking half a day. Workshops take place during the day on Saturday and Sunday. There will be evening dance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The band (Shirt Tail Stompers) plays on Friday and Saturday. How it works In short, you will pay first, then we will send you forms to complete the topic selection later. In details: - You/Your partner/Your group leader will purchase a ticket first. - After purchase, you receive a link to a Google Form to fill out your desired topics. - You will be assigned workshops based on your preference in March. - You will receive a link to look up your schedule at end of March. FAQ Q: Can partners/group members submit topics independently? A: Yes! Q: Can I change my preferences later? A: Yes, but it will be subjected to availability. Q: How do we know we get our preferences? A: We will send you e-mails of your timetable after March. Q: I didn't get my desired topics last year. Will it be the same this year? A: Normally, we are able to give you your first two preferences. After that, we are limited to class size (safety) and role balancing. Disclaimers/Limitations - If you purchased the ticket directly, you will be able to exchange/refund the sale on the ticketing platform FIXR for a fee. - If you purchased the ticket via a partner/group leader, you will have to contact them, and they will have to arrange the exchange/refund process with us. There will be a fee. - Topics are subjected to availability and role balancing. Switching topics is possible but we do not offer guarantees. Topics This year, you can select from a variety of topics below: Collegiate Shag - Core-Vocab (Newbie) This is another form of Swing Dance suitable for faster music. A beginners toolkit for social dancing Collegiate Shag! All the building blocks that we’ll need to get comfortable on the social floor, as well as a couple of common flashy moves to have some fun with! Beginners friendly. Collegiate Shag - Single Shag (Experienced) You must already know Collegiate Shag! This class will introduce us to Single Shag, one of the most historically popular step patterns, and a fun 8-count alternative to the more (contemporarily) common Double Shag! Not for complete beginners. Collegiate Shag - Momentum (Experienced) You must already know Collegiate Shag! Wheee! Wooo! Zooom! These are the sounds of the people taking this class! Momentum capturing moves and combos that keep you flowing through your Collegiate Shag dancing! Suitable for beginners. LindyHop - Everyone Leads Everyone Follows We will look at some LindyHop figures in both roles to understand both the lead and follow aspects equally. This is not a Switching class. However, if you want to do Switching in the future, or if you want to start learning the other role, this is a good place to start. Suitable for beginners. LindyHop - Equal Voices Become a better conversationalist in our dance. While staying in our primary role, we will learn how to initiate as a follower and how to respond as a leader. It will help if you read that last sentence out loud. 😉 Suitable for beginners. LindyHop - Flash & Trash Learn some stylish moves and sequences to spice up our repertoire. The workshop will be taught at a fast pace, and needs a good understanding of connection and an ability to cope with changing footwork. LindyHop - Musicality & Individual Expression Taught 50/50 by Shirt Tail Stompers and our teachers, we will learn about improvisation, individual expression and how to better interact with the music. Beginners friendly. LindyHop - Swingout Variations We will first review how to do proper Swingouts before moving on to more fancy variations. You must already know how to do Swingouts, as THIS IS A REQUIREMENT! LindyHop - Tandem A classic Charleston figure, this involves both dancers dancing closely behind/in front of one another. We will look at some cool tricks that we can do while in Tandem in addition to ways of getting in and out of it. Suitable for beginners.

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Opens Fri 12th Apr at 7:00 PM (BST)
2 Lifton Pl, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
Leeds University Union