LYRICAL WORKSHOP WITH
KIM ADAM & FREYA LIST
Mon 27 May, 8:45 to 10:15pm
Venue: Jitterbugs Swingapore®
2 Handy Road #B1-08
The Cathay Singapore 229233
Fee: $35 (Member) / $45 (NonMember)
Jitterbugs Swingapore® is pleased to present Kim Adam and Freya List, visiting instructors / choreographers from Australia. Kim teaches Lyrical and Technical Jazz, while Freya teaches a Lyrical Contemporary style.
They will perform their Lyrical routine our studio recital on Sat 25 May and teach a section of their routine on Mon 27 May at the workshop.
Check out this video of their choreography 'Lonely Boy':
Please note that there will be no Lyrical Jazz class on Mon 27 May. Lyrical Jazz class with Weicheng resumes on Mon 3 Jun.
Frankie Manning was born 26 May 1914 and he grew up dancing in the famed Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York. He is credited with creating the first ever airstep, as well as several other iconic Lindy Hop moves. Frankie was a performer in his younger years, but after the war, he retired and worked in the US postal service. In the 1980s, he was invited to start teaching again and did so till he passed away on 27 April 2009.
Frankie was present to officiate at Jitterbugs Swingapore®’s official opening in 1998 and was a frequent guest to the annual Lindy Hop camp “SEA Jam” in Singapore.
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In 2013, we will celebrate Frankie’s 99th birthday with Lennart Westerlund, from the Harlem Hot Shots, a top Lindy Hop team based in Sweden. Lennart is one of the dancers who became interested in Lindy Hop in the early 80s through old movies. In 1984, he contacted and studied with Al Minns in New York, and in 1986, he met Frankie. Lennart is a founder of the Herrang Dance Camp, which was started as a way for the Swedish Swing Dance Society to study African American dance.
Frankie Manning Tribute Dance
Thu 23 May 2013, 8 to 9 pm
Fee per class: $20 (members)/ $25 (nonmembers)
Taught by Sing and Brian.
Join in the worldwide celebration of Frankie Manning’s 99th Birthday with this little tribute dance choreographed by Lennart and Ewa Burak. You will see videos of it being danced in almost every major city in the world!
POP IT! DROP IT! LINDY HOP IT!
Sat 1 Jun 2013, 5 to 6:30pm
Auditorium, Woodlands Regional Library. FREE!
This meet-the-artiste session will introduce you to American dance and music from the 1920s and 1930s era, as presented by Lennart Westerlund, through a variety of videos and stills footage. Watch Lennart as he demonstrates highly impactful and energetic dances such as the Charleston, Big Apple and Lindy Hop, and learn about the historical and musical influences on these dance styles. Join in the interactive dance segment at the end, where participants can learn and groove together with the dancers from Jitterbugs Swingapore®.
Lennart will be drawing references from "Frankie Manning, Ambassador of Lindy Hop", the autobiography of his mentor. At the end of the lecture, Jitterbugs Swingapore® will present 5 copies of "Frankie Manning, Ambassador of Lindy Hop" to the National Library Board.
Although this programme is planned for free admission, registration is still required. Please register at library e-kiosk or Web site http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg.
WORKSHOPS WITH LENNART WESTERLUND
SAT 1 JUN 2013
10am to 11:15am Authentic Jazz
Authentic Jazz is the dance that originated from the vernacular dance of African Americans in the early 1900s-30s. It is improvisational, free and expressive.
11:30am to 12:45pm The Spirit of Lindy Hop
The intangible, yet so important element of every dance is the spirit which sets each dance above mere movement. Here we explore what movements make Lindy Hop.
1 to 2:15pm Shim Sham Shimmy Styling
Suitable for dancers who have been doing the Shim Sham from 0-45 years. Learn this all-important Jazz and Tap-based Line Dance, and learn what you can do to make it your own personal style. From now on, each time you dance it, make it different!
SUN 2 JUN 2013
3:30 to 4:45pm Authentic Jazz in Lindy Hop
Put the icing on the cake for all your lead / follow skills. This is what they mean by jazzing up your dance.
4:45 to 6pm The Rhythm of Lindy Hop
The swinging rhythm of the Big Band sound and the spirit of authentic Jazz combine to make a dynamic and unique dance.
6 to 7:15pm The Frankie Manning Legacy
Gleaned from over 30 years of friendship and countless hours of research and study, Lennart will share what he feels is Frankie’s great legacy.
Fee per class: S$30 (Members) / S$35 (NonMembers)
All workshops will be held at Jitterbugs Swingapore®.
BALLET CLASS BY IGAL PERRY
Wed 10 Apr 2013, 7:30 to 9:30pm
Danspire and Jitterbugs Swingapore® proudly present
an exclusive Ballet Class by IGAL PERRY
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, NY
Open auditions will also be conducted in conjunction with the class for scholarships to Peridance Capezio Center's Intensive
- Teen Summer Intensive
- BLUEPRINT Summer Intensive
- Certificate Programme
Come and experience a fresh and open approach to the study of traditional Ballet vocabulary. Learn to dance freely with grace and confidence with proper technical execution. You may also win a chance to train with the best in New York!
Venue: Jitterbugs Swingapore®
2 Handy Road #B1-08 The Cathay Singapore 229233
Fee: $40 (Students) / $50 (Adults)
[Form a group of 5 students and get the Ballet class at S$175 - S$35 per student.]
Limited spaces available. SIGN UP ONLINE NOW!
Terms & Conditions:
Organisers reserve the right to award / not award scholarships.
For group of 5 students discount, all 5 sign-ups must be students with valid student passes, which must be produced for verification.
On the day of the class, checks will be done to ensure that the group of 5 sign-ups are all students - please bring your student pass for verification.
If any sign-ups within the group of 5 cannot produce their student passes for verification, an additional $5 / $15 per participant will be collected from the group.
About Igal Perry
Born in Israel, Igal Perry began his dancing career with Karmon, a folk dance company, and later joined the Bat-Dor Dance Company where he worked with leading teachers and choreographers including Inesse Alexandrov, Benjamin Harkarvy, John Butler, Rudi Van Dantzig, Alvin Ailey, Paul Sanasardo, and Lar Lubovitch. Upon arriving in the United States, Mr. Perry joined Dennis Wayne’s Dancers as a ballet master and choreographer. During that period, he staged John Butler’s work for the New York City Opera, the Opera of Munich, Caracas Ballet, and Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, where he also directed the world premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s opera Paradise Lost.
Mr. Perry’s first full evening of ballets, Chromatic Motions, was presented in 1979, in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music, presenting works to original music by Rand Steiger, Randy Packer, Edward Billous, and more. In 1981 and 1982, he headed the ballet department at Jacob’s Pillow, and went on to co-direct the Clive Thompson Dance Company. In 1983, Mr. Perry celebrated the opening of his dance school Peridance Center, now Peridance Capezio Center, which has since been providing a nurturing and professional environment for all dancers. A year after the opening of his school, he founded his dance company the Peridance Ensemble, now Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, for which he has choreographed over 50 works. Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Joyce Theater, and City Center are amongst the many theaters in which the Company has performed through the years. Mr. Perry has collaborated with numerous composers including John Mackey, Quentine Chappetta, Phillip Hamilton, and Avner Dorman, with whom he has created the full length workDreams and Demons (2003).
Mr. Perry’s international engagements as a teacher and choreographer include The Scapino Ballet and Het National Ballet (Holland), Laterna Magica and the National Ballet (Prague), Architanz (Tokyo), The Royal Ballet of Sweden, The National Ballet of China, and the Kwang-Ju City Ballet Company (Korea), where he also serves as Artistic Director for the Kwang- Ju International Ballet Competition. Mr. Perry’s works are in the repertories of companies throughout the world, including the Batsheva and Bat-Dor Dance Companies (Israel), Companhia de Danca de Lisboa(Portugal), the Alberta Ballet (Canada), Complexions (USA) and Alvin Ailey II (USA). Since 1995, Mr. Perry has been serving as guest master teacher at Juilliard, where he also staged his Intimate Voices, and premiered Mourning Song, created for the Juilliard Dance Ensemble. Mr. Perry’s work has been repeatedly presented at the prestigious Florence Dance Festival (Italy) by his Company as well as by Florence Dance Company. In May 2007, Mr. Perry was inducted into the Dance Library of Israel Hall of Fame.
Mr. Perry is the Artistic Director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
We are excited to have a guest teacher, Trent Wrightson for Jazz, Jazz Funk, Contemporary and Ballet next week!
If that surname sounds familiar … yes, it is! He is from the famous Wrightson dancing family! Trent has been dancing since he was 3 years old and is an accomplished performer.
Trent is qualified in CSTD Tap, Classical and Theatrical as well as RAD Ballet. He was a student at the prestigious Australian Ballet School. He also spent the last 2 years in Los Angeles where he trained extensively at the Edge Performing Arts Centre and Debbie Reynolds School of Dance.
Trent will be sharing his experience and skills from his years of training and performing with the following classes. Pre registration for all classes required!
Monday 1 April
Tuesday 2 April
9:45pm to 11:00pm - RAD Boys Ballet Scholarship Class (Adults)
Wednesday 3 April
Thursday 4 April
Friday 5 April
To register, please email your name and mobile number
DEBBIE REYNOLDS SCHOOL OF DANCE; Los Angeles USA
RAD Advanced II (Classical)
CONTEMP POP JAZZ WITH MAGGIE KOH
Wed 27 Feb 2013, 8 to 9:30pm
An eclectic mix of Contemporary Jazz and Hip Hop, this exciting workshop is open to aspiring new dancers and professionals regardless of dance background. The class is athletic and a fusion of technique and performance, which transforms into a powerful style of Contemporary Pop Jazz. Dancers will learn to explore their physical possibilities and express their own. 'No rules. Just dance!'
A creative, free spirit, Maggie recalls her first Tap class at the age of 8, where she fell in love with dance and never fell out again. In 2001, she was awarded a year-long scholarship programme with Jitterbugs Swingapore®. With a strong desire to make a career out of what she loved most, Maggie travelled to major cities such as Australia and recently New York City, attending intensive programmes and has worked with choreographers Dejan Tubic and Janelle Ginestra (Los Angeles) upon her return to Singapore. More recently, she co-directed and produced her first Contemporary pop show, 'Lambano', and is looking to bring her ideas to a bigger platform. Her credits include 'Equus', 'Vision', '881' and 'December Rains'.
Workshop Fee: S$25 (Member) / S$30 (NonMember)
[Form a group of 5 and get the workshop at the members' rate.]