Dance Concept Level 1: Moving is dancing…dancing is movement in time with the music and little else matters. Just move your feet in time with the music and you will be just fine.
Dance Concept Level 2: There is a huge difference, in dancing, between moving your feet and moving your center. Always move your center to move your feet!
Dance Concept Level 3: Your center as a leader must be ahead of the beat and your center as a follower must be slightly behind the beat and through the secret language of connection we can both be dancing to the same beat at the same time.
Dance Concept Level 4: Now that you have mastered moving from your center, center to center connection, and timing you can now revisit “Dance Concept Level 1” and just move!
To really excel in dance you must keep pushing your self to be more and more on point with your movement while at the same time letting your inner artist loose to interpret the song that is playing right now. Every moment you make should be practiced to the point of it being second nature but at the same time appear to be completely made up on the spot and in real time. Watch better dancers do their thing but don’t try and hold yourself accountable to put their dance on the floor. Put your dance on the floor and try to love and appreciate every beat…every movement..and every connection!
Free (bring a dish to share)
Saturday Night December 2nd
Annual Pot Luck Dance
7:30pm DJ Fred Rapaport
8:15pm DJ Steele Shane
9:00pm DJ Donna Shea
9:45pm DJ Larry Mongeau
10:30 pm DJ Mr. J
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
I am back from National Living Legends of Dance with lots of new music and a new demo video. They asked me to Teach, DJ, and Demo this year and I could not have been any happier to oblige them! A little background on this demo:
I agreed to the demo without a partner and they asked fellow Legend Cindy Black. We were supposed to dance for about 2 minutes and then someone was supposed to cut in and lead me. Then someone else was going to cut in and so on for the full song. Well the leader who was supposed to cut in got sick and never showed up in the ballroom meaning we got stuck with the full song…A second point of interest is that this is only the third time Cindy and I danced together…With all that said I think we handled the circumstances quite well…well you be the judge!
The National Living Legends of Dance gives 10-15 “Star Awards” out every year and has since 1994. Dancers who are inducted have demonstrated a love of the music that drives their dance style, have been active in the preservation of that dance’s roots, and are or have used their dancing to positively impact the people in their community.
8:00 – 9:00 PM Beginner West Coast Swing with Steele Shane
9:00 – 12:30 PM West Coast Swing Dance with DJ Mr Jonathan
$20/2, $15/1 Tessa’s workshops includes dance
$10 Beginner Lesson includes dance
$10 dance only
6:30pm WCS Lesson w/Mr. J
October 2017 Dancing at Longfellow’s Club JoEllen promises to be a great time. Share the info with your friends and get on my emailing list to get direct notifications of all dancing that I am hosting, Teaching, or DJing not just October 2017 Dancing but ALL of it!