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RHYTHM TOOLKIT

40.00

26 classes  |  120 mins

Your introduction to common rhythms & timings found in blues music. Identify and dance to the rhythms, then  improvise with them so you and your partner can have a wonderfully interesting rhythmic dialogue.

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This course is packed with 26 classes and aims to give you an introduction to common rhythms & timings found in blues music.  You will learn to identify and dance to the rhythms, then improvise with them so you and your partner can have a wonderfully interesting rhythmic dialogue.

CLASSES

  1. Single Time
  2. Half Time
  3. Quarter Time
  4. Mixing Single, Half & Quarter Time
  5. Single, Half & Quarter Time Partnered
  6. Triplets Explained
  7. Triplet Footwork
  8. Triplets Partnered
  9. The Blues Shuffle Explained
  10. Shuffle Footwork
  11. Shuffle with a Partner
  12. Solo Transitions: Triplets & Shuffle
  13. Transitions with a partner
  14. Slow Quick Quick Shuffle Explained
  15. Slow Quick Quick Shuffle Footwork
  16. Slow Quick Quick Shuffle Partnered
  17. Triple Rhythm Explained
  18. Triple Rhythm Footwork
  19. Triple Rhythm Partnered
  20. Improvising with Rhythms: Group 1
  21. Groovin' with Group 1 Rhythms
  22. Improvising with Rhythms: Group 2
  23. Groovin' with Group 2 Rhythms
  24. Creating a Rhythmic Dialogue
  25. Rhythm Recap
  26. Improvising with Rhythms: Group 3

 

COURSE AIMS

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Dance ‘single time’
  • Dance ‘half time’
  • Dance ‘quarter time’
  • Add the triplet rhythm into your footwork; solo and with a partner
  • Add the shuffle rhythm into your footwork; solo and with a partner
  • Add the triplet rhythm into your footwork: solo and with a partner
  • Add the ‘slow quick quick shuffle’ rhythm into your footwork: solo and with a partner
  • Transition between different rhythms
  • Improvise with rhythmic footwork while dancing solo and with a partner
  • Dance with different rhythms to your partner, while staying connected