Date(s) - April 16, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NORDC Treme Center
• What we’ll do
Urban Swing Dance (Detroit Ballroom) Lessons
This may be your first dance class but it won’t be your last. Detroit Ballroom (or whatever swing dance class you take with Who Dat Steppers) is only the format we use to teach you, using the proven scientific techniques of the Universal Unit System created by Swing Dance Legend, author & instructor of champions, Skippy Blair, how to dance, not just how to Detroit Ballroom. Upon completion of this class you will know the basic fundamental principles common to all dance forms. No partner. No problem. You’ll be paired up with someone else who didn’t bring a partner or you’ll share someone else’s. (If you or your partner are immature, jealous or insecure, this is not the class for you. Grown & Sexy only please!!!) Both leader & follower learn the patience, mutual respect and non-verbal communication skills that or so lacking in our culture today. More importantly, you’ll have a good time doing it!!! Chivalry lives in the Urban Swing Dance Community!!! Men are expected and required to be Gentlemen and Women are expected and required to be ladies. In addition to the mutual admiration & respect found in the Urban Swing Dance community, you’ll never have more fun doing any other form of aerobic exercise. It’s a low impact, self-paced, lifelong physical activity. There’s no age or gender limitations or restrictions. Studies have found that partner dancing prevents the onset of Dementia or the extreme form of the disease, Alzheimer’s. We travel and get Steppers Sharp to attend local, regional & national Urban Swing Dance events. None of us get to choose our parents, gender or ethnicity at birth. Everything else is the result of, or is influence by, culture. You can choose, create and define the values, principles and ethos of any culture you are a part of. Urban Swing Dance is not just a dance, it a life style, a way of life. That’s culture in a nutshell, the way you chose to live your life. If you want to change the world and have a good time doing it, learn how to urban swing dance.
• What to bring
Leather sole or dance shoes. No rubber sole, tennis, sandals, flip flop or flats. (Need to be able to move across the floor with minimal resistance.) Recommend ladies where at least a 1 inch heel (or whatever length heel you where when you go out) so you can get used to dancing on the balls of you 1st 3 inner toes.
• Important to know
Be on time. Participate. (There’s no sitting in dance class.) If you are not actively involved in class you will be asked to leave. Use your cell phone to record moves to practice when you get home. Practice, Practice, Practice!!!