Tranky Doo, HI DE HO, Solo Jazz and MORE

Beginner's Lindy & Solo Jazz in Manchester

Guest Teaching at Manchester Lindy
Tuesday 25th August

Level1 Lindy at 7.45pm-8.30pm – suitable for total beginners!

Authentic Jazz at 8.30pm-9.15pm  – suitable for all Levels!

Cost: 
£5 for the evening, inc social dance till 10.45pm!

Address: Come dance with us at the beautiful art deco Freemason’s Hall, Bridge St (off Deansgate) M3 3BT

Manchester Lindy website


 

Tranky Doo workshop Thursday 27 August

Thursday 27th August at 7pm-9pm

with Taina K – Over 20 years international experience in teaching dance!

Tranky Doo is becoming more and more popular in various dance events.

No need for a partner!

Suitable for Level2 Lindy Hoppers or dancers with other dance experience.

NOW ALSO time for freestyle / practice / chat / drink afterwards
PLUS 2 for 1 Cocktails before

Numbers are limited!!!

WHERE: The Bridge Pub. 58 Bridge Street (off Deansgate) M3 2RJ.

FEE: £10 / £6 (Students)

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION:

http://bit.ly/1yw5dnz

email Taina on: mail@tainak.com or call 079 497 43 549


HI DE HO Dance Camp by the Sea!
A long weekend by the sea side

Friday 11th – Monday 14th September 2015!

3 party nights with a dedicated Swing dance room until 2am

28 classes from your Swing Team
plus if you want, over 120 classes in different Latin dances!

3 Levels of Lindy Hop: Fast Beginners/Improvers – Intermediates I – Intermediates II

Plus 8 Taster Classes

The teaching team:

  • Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts
  • Ichtiandras Veliulis & Solveiga Griušyte
  • Taina Kortelainen
  • Lizzie Abrahams

All lessons, tasters, accommodation, meals and parking in the same venue at the refurbished Butlins!

FULL INFO here! 


The triumphant return of Hasse and Marie! October 3/4th 2015!

Hasse and Marie in ManchesterHasse and Marie LOVE every song the play, they LOVE every step they take, and they LOVE the chance to pass on some of the skills they’ve learned in more than 15 years of Swing dance! Hasse and Marie are natural teachers, and thoroughly positive educators – have you ever walked out of a workshop feeling a little bit demoralised? Wondering why you put yourself through it, for ‘fun’? Well, we GUARANTEE that won’t happen with Hasse and Marie!

They take the time, not just to demonstrate how they do things, but to watch how YOU do things, and by the clever layering of the individual classes, they ensure you go away feeling like you really learned something special.

This workshop run by Manchester Lindy will take the same format as previous Manchester Lindy two day workshops –
Day 1 will feature 4 hours of Improver/Intermediate classes (level 2 to 3.5) and
Day 2, 4 hours of Intermediate/Advanced classes (level 4 and beyond)
and on the Saturday night, we’ll be hosting a social on one of Manchester’s very best dance floors.

Bookings are open via Dancerfly.com

(Manchester Lindy and Would You Dance / Dance Teacher Manchester collaborate in various ways on different aspects of the Lindy world.)


Happy Dancing!

Taina

HI DE HO Dance Camp – Lessons, Parties, Tasters, Excellent Teachers, Food and Location

Have you heard of the new dance camp by the sea at Bognor Regis?

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HI DE HO Dance Camp by the Sea!
A long weekend by the sea side

Friday 11th – Monday 14th September 2015!

3 party nights with a dedicated Swing dance room until 2am

28 classes from your Swing Team
 plus if you want, over 120 classes in different Latin dances!

3 Levels of Lindy Hop: Fast Beginners/Improvers – Intermediates I – Intermediates II

Plus 8 Taster Classes 

The teaching team:

  • Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts
  • Ichtiandras Veliulis & Solveiga Griušyte
  • Taina Kortelainen
  • Lizzie Abrahams

All lessons, tasters, accommodation, meals and parking in the same venue at the refurbished Butlins!

FULL INFO here! 

 

 

Summer is coming! Outdoor events and Workshops

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Summer is coming!

And with summer we have the outdoor events mixed in with workshops! Have a look at the details through the links, any queries, please don’t hesitate to email or call!

HI DE HO Dance Camp Sept 2015

A long weekend by the sea side

Friday 11th – Monday 14th September 2015!

3 party nights with a dedicated Swing dance room until 2am

28 classes from your Swing Team + over 120 classes in different Latin dances!

3 Levels of Lindy Hop: Fast Beginners/Improvers – Intermediates I – Intermediates II

Plus 8 Taster Classes FULL INFO here! 


 

Happy dancing!
Taina

Workshops in April + Mini Private Lessons (-30%!!!)

Hello!

Big Apple with Taina KThe super busy March is soon behind and April with new workshops awaits!

All details on the website but here’s a short version:

  • Thurs 9th April – Big Apple: Full Routine 7pm-9pm
    • The classic & super popular Big Apple routine from Keep Punching!!!

      7pm-9pm on Thursday 9th April!

      A solo routine, so no need to hunt for a partner

      Suitable for Level 2 Lindy Hoppers and above

  • Thurs 9th April – Mini-Private Lessons (30% off normal price)
    • Excellent opportunity to sample how a private lesson would benefit you!

      You can bring a‘shopping list’ of things you’d like to learn, or have a ‘dance MOT’ to get to the next level. Another popular option is to send a Youtube clip of style/ dancer in advance and I’ll break it down for you!

      COST £10 for the 30 minutes per person 

      (normal cost £39 per 60mins)

  • Sun 26th April – Collegiate Shag
    • We’ll be getting familiar with this brilliant dance from the 1930s! Good fun to mix with your Lindy and works nicely with uptempo tunes.Level:  Fast-Beginners Shag – we will start off with the Basic step but advancing quite quickly. And as always, avoiding repetition from previous workshops as much as possible, so you’ll learn something different every time!

See you dancing!

Taina

Taina Kortelainen

079 497 43 549

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Solo Jazz this Sunday: Big Apple!

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Hello!

 

This Sunday another classic solo Jazz routine – Big Apple!
Danced a lot in different weekenders, super useful and fun!

 

  • Big Apple Sun 1 March 
  • Manchester Lindy Exchange 24-26 July – COUPLES & LEADS !

 

Big Apple – Full Routine
Sundy 1 March – 1pm-4pm

Big Apple with Taina K in Manchester - Full Routine!

The classic & super popular Big Apple routine from Keep Punching!!!

 

Note the Sunday friendly starting time of 1pm!

It is a solo routine, so no need to hunt for a partner 

Have a look at the Harlem Hot Shots doing the Big Apple!
http://bit.ly/1lg5Nhv

More details
FB event here


Manchester Lindy Exchange! An amazing 3 days of dancing to live music & DJs!

Manchester Lindy Exchange!
 

Lead and Couple tickets go on sale online on the 28th at 11am.

Followers!! Last moments to get your MCRLX tickets No chasing for partners needed just buy yours before 28thFeb!  Follow and Switch tickets are currently £50 online.

 

More Details

FB Event Here
(Manchester Lindy and Would You Dance / Dance Teacher Manchester collaborate
in various ways on different aspects of the Lindy world.)

 


 

Tranky Doo, Lindy, Big Apple and so much more!

Hello!

This year has started with so much Jazz!

Tranky Doo & Big Apple both great classic routines, let’s get them trending in Manchester!

  • 2 workshops Sun 22 Feb: Tranky Doo & Lindy
  • Big Apple Sun 1 March – for those who have tried Big Apple before
  • Manchester Lindy Exchange 24-26 July – FOLLOWERS RULE!

This Sunday Tranky Doo & Lindy!
Limited places, please register by email or text!

Tranky Doo and Lindy with Taina

WHAT:

Tranky Doo 2pm, no need for partner!

Lindy 4pm: Tandem Charleston & other super moves with Lead & Follow tips

FEE: Tranky £10; Lindy £8; Whole afternoon £16

Student prices: Tranky £6; Lindy £5; Whole afternoon £9

More details
FB event here


Big Apple – Full Routine
Sundy 1 March – 1pm-4pm

Big Apple with Taina K in Manchester - Full Routine!

The classic & super popular Big Apple routine from Keep Punching!!!

Note the Sunday friendly starting time of 1pm!

It is a solo routine, so no need to hunt for a partner

More details
FB event here


Manchester Lindy Exchange! An amazing 3 days of dancing to live music & DJs!

Manchester Lindy Exchange!

Followers!! Are you aware that you can get your MCRLX tickets NOW! No chasing for partners needed just buy yours before 28thFeb!  Follow and Switch tickets are currently £45 in person or £50 online.

Lead and Couple tickets go on Sale at Manchester Lindy on February 24th, and online on the 28th at 11am.

More Details
FB Event Here

(Manchester Lindy and Would You Dance / Dance Teacher Manchester collaborate
in various ways on different aspects of the Lindy world.)


 

Wshops in MCR this Sunday: Solo Jazz & Collegiate Shag + Gift Vouchers

Hello,

Holidays are approaching, last workshops for the year coming up & Xmas parties galore ahead!

Gift Vouchers for Dance LessonsIf you are looking for a gift idea, there’s always the possibility of getting a Gift Voucher for a dance lesson:

  • Any nomination – can be used as part payment for a Private Lesson or Workshop
  • Pay online
  • Gift Voucher arrives by email
  • 1 year to use the voucher
  • Contact Taina for details mail@tainak.com or 079 497 43 549

Dance Workshops in Manchester with Taina K

WHAT:

Solo Jazz Fast & Fun 2pm-3.30pm

No partner needed, good for all levels! Classic authentic jazz steps in a fun routine.

Collegiate Shag 3.30pm-5pm

We’ll be getting familiar with this brilliant dance from the 1930s!

Good fun to mix with your Lindy and works nicely with uptempo tunes.

Fast-Beginners Shag – we will start off with the Basic step but advancing quite quickly. And as always, avoiding repetition from previous workshops as much as possible, so you’ll learn something different every time!

WHERE:

MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY Council Chambers| Students Union | Oxford Rd | Manchester | M13 9PR | almost opposite NatWest

(Note: this is not Manchester Metropolitan University)

FEE: £8 / person / wshop or£15 for the day

Student price: £4 / wshop

BOOKINGS:(No refunds or rescheduling, you can send someone else on your behalf though)

online (prepay here) or

BACS (email for details)

If there are places you can pay on day cash or cheque, just DROP ME A LINE to mail@tainak.com or send a text 079 497 43 549

PARKING: Booth St West carpark should have £2 parking for whole Sunday

AND there’s free on-street parking opposite along the road beside & behind Krobar and along Denmark Road by Whitworth Park!

(Map of :

– parking zones & charges here)

More info: email Taina on mail@tainak.com

or call 079 497 43 549

FB event here


 

XMAS PARTY!

Our ‘partner-organisation-in-Swing’ ie Manchester Lindy is running their Xmas Party on Tuesday 9th December!  £5 from door only, 7.45pm-11.45pm

  • Live Music from the fabulous Stirling Austin Swing Band (as enjoyed at MCRLX 2013 & 2014!!)
  • A dance class to open the evening
  • Cake sale for Charity
  • All sorts of fun – a lovely night out for your non-dancing friends as well!

WHERE:

The Freemasons’ Hall | 36 Bridge Street | Manchester | M3 3BT  – MAP

Tram: St Peter’s Sq

MORE DETAILS:

Manchesterlindy.com

FB Event here

 

TTT: Lindy & Collegiate Shag Wshops this Sunday in Chester!!

Taina Time + Tea Dance = TTT

 

Taina Time + Tea Dance = TTT

(level 2-3)

with Taina

Sunday 16 November 2014

2pm-6pm

What:

A whole afternoon of dancing!

Start off with workshops

2-3pm:Collegiate Shag for Fast-Beginners and Improvers

3-5pm: Lindy Hop fancy footwork and tidy technique for intermediate level dancers

Followed by a tea dance

5-6pm Social dancing, tea drinking and cake and cookie eating for EVERYONE!

COST:
It’s sillily good value too:

£13 for the whole thing in advance. 2-6pm. That’s the 3 hour workshop and one hour of social dancing with refreshments. (£15 on the door)

OR

£10 for the Lindy only workshop and the social hour with refreshments, in advance. 3-6pm. That’s in case for some crazy reason you don’t fancy the first hour of Collegiate Shag!? (£12 on the door)

Please message me and/or post on Facebook with any queries, to book or just to chat. 🙂 As always your bookings are confirmed as soon as the pennies get to me (Cash, Bank Transfer, or Paypal)

Address:All Saint Church Hall, Vicarage Rd, Hoole, CH2 3HZ, Cheshire MAP

Organiser is the lovely Emma Apple from Chester:

“Yes yes yes! Chester Swing Dance Society is happily hosting the ever effervescent, energetic and experienced Taina Kortelainen for a second time to teach us some more exciting and fun Swing dance steps and technique in our triple-tastic three part Workshop and Sociable Tea Dance!

I’ve bagged us a brilliantly big and beautiful new venue which I can’t wait to fill with all your lovely faces/feet ;). This is the largest workshop we’ve held in Chester so far, so it’s absolutely worth coming from far and wide and perfect for everyone in Chester to get together for a top quality, super exciting event!

Please pair up with someone lovely to book. 🙂 I’ll be keeping an eye on numbers to try to keep a nice balance, so it’s first come first served – I’ll pause bookings if the leads need to catch up. 😉


emmaapple@live.co.uk

Mobile: 0779 196 2556

We’ll try to keep the numbers even so if you can nab yourself a lead (and book together) that would be lovely.

So excited to be doing this again, see you there!

Love as always,
Emma Apple. xx”

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Collegiate Shag Workshop this Sunday in MCR + SO much more

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Collegiate Shag, Evening of Private Lessons, Guest Teaching…!

  • Collegiate Shag Workshop: Sun 5 Oct
  • Guest Teaching at Manchester Lindy: Tues 7 Oct
  • Evening of Private Lessons – 1 place left!! Weds 8th Oct
  • TTT at Chester 16 Nov – New Venue!!!

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Collegiate Shag in Manchester Oct 2014!

Collegiate Shag Workshop

Sun 5th October

2pm-4pm

What:

We’ll be getting familiar with this brilliant dance from the 1930s! Good fun to mix with your Lindy and works nicely with uptempo tunes.

Level: Fast-Beginners Shag – we will start off with the Basic step but advancing quite quickly. And as always, avoiding repetition from previous workshops as much as possible, so you’ll learn something different every time! You can get a sneak preview of the basics Tues 9th Sept at Manchester Lindy on my Collegiate Shag taster lesson!

Where: Manchester Uni, Council Chambers – Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PR

Uni doesn’t want any signs posted for directions so either ask where ‘Council Chambers /Room1″ is from the receptionist

or

use the spiral staircase to go to top floor, and we are at end of corridor.

(There’s also lift in the building, if you prefer)

Fee: £9 per person for the 2hours or £7 with valid Student ID

Prepay here

Facebook event here

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Evening of Private Lessons – Weds 8 Oct

5.30pm-7pm – sold out

7pm-8.30pm – sold out

8.30pm-10pm – AVAILABLE

Central Manchester venue, total cost for up to 2 people £58.50 for the 1.5h lesson (Hotsy Totsy discount £10!! – same cost for up to 4 people ie £48.50) –

Details here

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Guest Teaching Level 1 & Authentic Jazz

for Manchester Lindy Tues 7th Oct

Level1 Lindy at 7.45pm-8.30pm – suitable for total beginners!

Authentic Jazz at 8.30pm-9.15pm

Suitable for all Levels!

Cost:

£5 for the evening, inc social dance till 10.45pm!

Address: Come dance with us at the beautiful art deco Freemason’s Hall, Bridge St (off Deansgate) M3 3BT

Manchester Lindy website

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TTT in Chester

Emma Apple is organising another TTT ie Taina Time & Tea

November 16th, in a much bigger, brighter new venue, and time for tea, cake, cookies and social dancing as always after the Collegiate Shag & Lindy workshops!

More details soon!

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See you dancing!

Taina

 

 

Posh Moves & Counter Balance and more!

Lindy & Collegiate Shag coming up!

  • Level 2 Lindy Workshop:  Posh Moves & Art of Counter Balance – Sun 21 Sept STILL PLACES AVAILABLE!
  • Collegiate Shag Workshop: Sun 5 Oct

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Level2 Workshop 21 Sept 2014 in MCR!

 

Level2 Lindy Workshop

Sun 21st September

2pm-4pm

Posh Moves & Art of Counter Balance Female Leaders welcome!

You’ve noticed those moves which look really cool but at the same time effortless? This is the workshop where you’ll get into it all!

Counter Balance is a great way to change the feel & look of your dancing;

  • We’ll see how to create it
  • Where to use it
  • How it gives an edge to your moves

Where: ‘The Bridge’, 58 Bridge Street (off Deansgate), M3 2RJ.

The Bridge pub is on the same side as Masonic Hall, in between the Hall and Deansgate.

Tram: Shudehill or St Peter’s Sq Metroshuttle no 2.

Fee: £9 per person for the 2hours or £7 with valid Student ID
Prepay here

Facebook event here

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Collegiate Shag in Manchester Oct 2014!

Collegiate Shag Workshop

Sun 5th October

2pm-4pm

What:

We’ll be getting familiar with this brilliant dance from the 1930s! Good fun to mix with your Lindy and works nicely with uptempo tunes.

Level: Fast-Beginners Shag – we will start off with the Basic step but advancing quite quickly. And as always, avoiding repetition from previous workshops as much as possible, so you’ll learn something different every time! You can get a sneak preview of the basics Tues 9th Sept at Manchester Lindy on my Collegiate Shag taster lesson!

Where: Manchester Uni, Council Chambers – Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PR

Fee: £9 per person for the 2hours or £7 with valid Student ID

Prepay here

Facebook event here

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Private Lessons

Choice of several dance styles:

  • Swing dances (Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Rock’n’Roll, Charleston, Balboa, Shag)
  • Jazz Routines as well as basic Tap.
  • Ballroom & Latin
  • Blues Dancing

We can cover any aspect of dancing from basics to moves, connection, variations, lead & follow points, posture, musicality, styling etc etc…

Same cost for 1 or 2 people: £30/h + studio hire; £45/h at your home;

Ask for a quote for a small group!

A better value space available now in centre of Manchester, roomhire £9/h!! (instead of £20…)

Details here

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See you dancing!

Taina