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?

(If you can not read the email, check it out here)

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! 

 

 

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”

Join the mailing list and keep up-to-date.

 

 

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

 

3 Wshops and Taster: Sun 7 + 21 Sept + 5 Oct Shag! Taster Tues 9 Sept

Lindy & Collegiate Shag coming up!

  • Fast Beginners Lindy Workshop – Sun 7 Sept
  • Guest Teaching for Manchester Lindy: Tasters Lev2 Lindy+Shag – Tues 9 Sept.
  • Level 2 Lindy Workshop:  Posh Moves & Art of Counter Balance – Sun 21 Sept
  • Collegiate Shag Workshop: Sun 5 Oct

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Guest Teaching Level 2 & Collegiate Shag

for Manchester Lindy Tues 9th Sept

Level2 Lindy at 7.45pm-8.30pm

Suitable for those who have done min. 12 weeks of beginners!

Collegiate Shag at 8.30pm-9.15pm

THIS WEEK ONLY – suitable for all levels!

Partnered dance

Great fun & easy to mix with your Lindy!

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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Fast-beginners Lindy Workshop

Sun 7th September

2pm-4pm
Easy, fun additions to your repertoire – this is what every leader is after!

Lead & Follow + Technique tips for the Followers

Female Leaders welcome!

Note: this is different material to Manchester Lindy’s lessons.

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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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: Central Manchester venue

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

Facebook event here

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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: Central Manchester venue

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

======

See you dancing!

Taina

 

Dancing to Live Music

Such a thrill to dance to live music! The energy in the room is in a different level compared to ‘DJ only’ events and even those who are committed to just sitting and watching get a kick out of seeing the musicians in action.

Mike Sanchez

Spring Ball 2014 at Longfield Suite, Prestwich – Mike Sanchez playing

Dancing to live music brings home the fact that not every song is the comfortable strolling tempo of 34 bars / min (136 beats /min) that your weekly social’s DJ puts on… Suddenly you are gasping for air as you can’t physically travel back & forth as much as with the slow tunes, and the dynamics / slotting in some resting moves would make a difference…! And if you’ve got the skills, a bit of Balboa or Charleston to throw in in-between the frantic triple steps to ‘Sing Sing Sing’ would calm things down.

The best bands keep on eye on the dance floor and even change their set according to how the dancers behave – keeping the floor busy is an artform on its own.

And us dancers need to show our appreciation; applauding after each song is the thing to do, the band is playing for us after all! More live music! It keeps events lively with great atmosphere and brings a new dimension to our dancing!

 

 

15% off one to one dance lessons in Manchester

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With over 20 years of international teaching experience, Taina K will get you dancing in no time!

  • First wedding dance lessons
  • From total beginners, even with 2 left feet, to advanced level and performers & competitors
  • Lots of different dance styles to choose from: Swing Dances (Lindy Hop, Jive, Balboa, Charleston etc), Ballroom (Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango etc) and Latin (Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba etc)

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