A Weekend with Brian & Jingyi
Dancers who wish to participate in the following classes must be absolutely confident with doing the swingout as well as footwork and swingout variations. If you are interested to take any of these classes but you are unsure of your eligibility, please drop us an email stating the length of your dance journey and classes that you've previously attended.
A) Flow & Dynamics
Saturday, 27th April 2019
Good dancers use flow and dynamic to enhance the look & feel of their dance. In this class learn how to use and keep the flow & dynamic in your dancing, so that movement is fluid and each step or variation connects smoothly to the next.
Learn to setup dynamic for steps and spins and how to use flow within your own body mechanics to enhance your dance styling or lead & follow.
Sunday, 28th April 2019
In this class we introduce students to spaces and what this means in social dancing. Learn to work with a form of lead & follow technique that makes it easy and clear to work with space. We will help you setup, recognize, take the space and release the space in precise timing so that social dancing connection is not compromised.
Learn to lead and follow from this concept of space/no space to allow for greater versatility in dancing. Both leads and follows are expected to be confident at footwork variations in order to take spaces.
C) Crafting Jazz steps and Personal Style in Jazz
Sunday, 28th April 2019
In this class Brian will be providing a simple framework for working with jazz steps. You will learn how to switch up jazz steps in terms of styling and rhythms, and how to craft jazz steps for personal use with simple ideas like contrast, postures and arm positions.
Basic jazz steps like boogies and fall off the log will be revisited with several different styling and postural possibilities to help kick off the class and provide a solid basis for further exploration. While this is not a conceptual class, concepts will be given to help students progress further on their own.
If time permits, students will be given the opportunity to craft their own personal style/signature of the shim sham, in line with the traditional idea of self-expression that is one of the tenets of the Lindy Hop. You must have a good working knowledge of basic jazz steps and you're able to complete a basic shim sham routine independently.
Rhythm Identity Dance Studio
No. 173A, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Meet your Instructors
Brian took his first class of lindy hop in 2001, and has been dancing ever since. Since then, he has taken classes with many different teachers and learnt as much as he can about the lindy hop.
The current repertoire includes both teaching and performing traditional Lindy hop, airsteps, slow lindy, rhythm tap, Charleston and vernacular jazz (now called solo jazz). His style of teaching is precise & analytical and he is able to break down difficult steps and concepts for students to help them learn.
When you come to his class, expect to dance a lot! You can read more about Brian at his website - https://bsharpblues.weebly.com
Jingyi is a passionate lindy hopper who believes in the joy and spontaneity of Lindy Hop. Trained originally in ballet, she began swing dancing in 2011, and is one of the most sought after follows in the scene.
Based in Singapore, she teaches Lindy Hop regularly and has performed at a number of local and overseas Lindy Hop festivals, including Korea Lindy Hop Championships (South Korea), winning regional competitions, including Provence Swing Festival, HK Swing Festival and SEA Jam.
Jingyi enjoys travelling for Lindy Hop, and always seeks to bring back new inspiration and fun to the local community. She has also started teaching internationally with Sinclair Ang.