Schedule

There will be three tracks for classes, offered simultaneously in separate rooms at the venue. Students may choose to participate in one class per time slot, and do not need to participate in every class from each track.

This year's themes for classes are Technique & Theory (T&T), Jazz Routines & Vocabulary (JR&V), Melody & Rhythm (M&R) and Out of the Box (OotB).

Class Level Descriptions:

Please note that classes are not "tracked"- you are welcome to attend classes at multiple levels. Levels are provided to give you a guideline for difficulty so that you may have the best dance experience possible at the event.

  1. Beginner: No dance experience required. These classes will start at the foundations of solo jazz and help you build body awareness and vocabulary. Familiarity with solo jazz and swing dancing will be helpful but is not required.
  2. Intermediate: Some experience necessary. A basic knowledge of solo jazz vocabulary and some prior experience with solo jazz and/or lindy hop is needed. These classes will focus on expanding your dance repertoire and building your creativity, musicality, and technique.
  3. Advanced: Considerable experience required. Students should have a solid knowledge of solo jazz vocabulary and strong prior dance skills. Teachers will move more quickly through material and focus on advanced concepts and techniques with the intent of challenging advanced dancers.

Please be aware the schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Save the date for our first ever Stompology Show!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Workshops

All Friday classes and dances will be held at the Memorial Art Gallery unless otherwise specified.

7:30pm-8:30pm A1 T&T
2
Charleston Movement with Andy and Sharon Start the weekend off with some exercises and drills to help improve your partnered Charleston. Ballroom
A2 JR&V
1
Beginner Jazz Vocab with Gaby Brand new to solo dancing? Know some steps but not their names? Gaby will start from the very beginning with some basic jazz vocabulary to get you prepped for the weekend. Bausch & Lomb Parlor
A3 T&T
3
Finesse: Refining the Basics with Laura It's not what you do, but the space in between that makes all the difference. Take a look at popular jazz moves and work on how to add some finesse to your movement. Lovejoy Parlor 

Dances

8:30pm-12:30am Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five @Memorial Art Gallery Ballroom

Included in All-In registration.

Open Prelims - First band break (10:00). Advanced Prelims - Second band break (11:15)

$20 general admission, $15 students (with valid ID)

1:00am FREE! Late night party with Falty & the Defects @The Lindy Compound
Map & Directions
Bring food, dance, or just hang out... enjoy that Rochester vibe! Featuring live music from Falty & the Defects.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Workshops

All Saturday classes and dances will be held at the Memorial Art Gallery unless otherwise specified.

Doors open twenty minutes before first class. Sign-up for BOTH critique classes will be at 10:15am on a first come, first serve basis (limit 25 students/class).

10:30am-11:45am B1 T&T
2
Contrast with Laura and Jesse Smooth and sharp, high and low, one of the things that makes solo jazz look great is playing with contrast. Ballroom
B2 OB
1
Caribbean Fusion I: FuturPointe's Rhythm & Vibe with Guy FuturPointe Dance's work is characterized by a sensory, multi-genre repertoire born of a sophisticated fusion of traditional and modern Caribbean dance forms, ballet and Latin vocabulary. Inspired by the vibe, rhythm, and swagger of Reggae music, this class is sure to broaden your mind to new dance horizons. Bausch & Lomb Parlor
B3 M&R
1

Tap 1: Rhythm Basics with Andrew

Start off with the basics of rhythm and tap. No experience or tap shoes required.

Lovejoy Parlor
B4 JR&V
1

Creating Choreography with Gaby and Sharon

Lecture and discussion about how to move from concept to completion and make meaningful, memorable dance routines. All levels welcome.

West Parlor
12:00noon-1:15pm C1 T&T
2
Partnered Solo Jazz with Laura and Andy Solo jazz with a buddy! Learn how to play off of a partner and take inspiration from their own movements. It's dancing alone, together! Ballroom
C2 JR&V
1
Cardio Charleston with Rebecca Classic Class Revival! Originally taught by JoJo Jackson, it's a fun-first class that blends classic dance moves from the 1920s and the latest trends in workouts (plyometrics, interval training, flexibility & balance). Bausch & Lomb Parlor
C3 OB
1
Break Dancing Basics with Bobby Learn some moves to impress at the Lindy Compound and get started with some break dancing basics.  Lovejoy Parlor
C4 JR&V
1

Ballin' the Jack with Sharon

Classic Class Revival! This fun routine was first performed in 1942 by Judy Garland and Gene Kelly in "For Me & My Gal". West Parlor
Lunch break following the second class of each day. Please get to class promptly to avoid schedule delays! 
2:45pm-4:00pm D1 T&T
1
Strength & Movement Training for Partnered Dancing with Andy and Jesse Andy & Jesse will set you up with some tools to help strengthen and loosen things up that are needed for good partnered dancing. Ballroom
D2 OB
1
Physical Comedy for Dancers with Darren The Vaudeville stage birthed a very specific kind of physical comedy which, thanks to early silent film, is still a part of our culture today. Learn the comedic timing and style of this memorable era. Be funny like Chaplin! Bausch & Lomb Parlor
D3 M&R
2
Tap 2: Building a Phrase with Andrew Time to start putting those basic tap steps together, and to learn some new ways to combine them. Tap 1 or prior experience required, no tap shoes necessary. Lovejoy Parlor
D4 T&T
3
Critique with Falty and Sharon  Get a few moments of personalized feedback from two of our instructors. Advance sign-up required. West Parlor 
4:15pm-5:30pm E1 JR&V
1
One Man Dance with Falty Classic Class Revival! Join Falty and make this class the biggest one man dance on record! Ballroom
E2 OB
1
Isolation & Physical Control with Darren That loose effortless look while every limb is in the right place at the right time is the mark of a great dancer. Explore the secrets of isolation and physical control that let you be in command of your movement. Bausch & Lomb Parlor
E3 M&R
3
Gregory Hines Tribute with Andrew  Gregory Hines was a stellar modern tap dancer and an avid improviser. Come take your tap to the next level and work on your improvisation. Lovejoy Parlor
E4 T&T
3
Critique with Laura and Andy Get a few moments of personalized feedback from two of our instructors. Advance sign-up required. West Parlor

Dances

7:30pm-8:30pm Free introductory swing dance lesson
8:30pm-12:30am Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five @Memorial Art Gallery Ballroom

Included in All-In registration.

Open Finals: 2nd band set (10:15). Advanced Finals: 3rd band set (11:30)
$20 general admission, $15 students (with valid ID)
1:00am FREE! Late night party with Falty & the Defects @The Lindy Compound
Map & Directions
Bring food, dance, or just hang out... enjoy that Rochester vibe! Featuring live music from Falty & the Defects.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Workshops

All Sunday classes and dances will be held at the Memorial Art Gallery unless otherwise specified.

Doors open twenty minutes before first class. 

10:30am-11:45am F1 T&T
2
Presence & Intention - Performance Attitude with Andrew and Laura There's more to performing than just knowing the steps, and these two are masters at drawing you into their world. So straighten those shoulders and put on your game face - you're on! Ballroom
F2 JR&V
1
Snake Hips with Andy  Classic class revival! Learn this unique dance called Snakehips made popular by Earl "Snakehips" Tucker during the jazz age. This dance uses a lot of body and muscle isolation, and a lot of Andy's hips. Bausch & Lomb Parlor
F3  OB
2
Burlesque with Sharon Work on feeling sassy, sexy, or just comfortable in your own body with some burlesque basics. Strong feminine styling, but both men and women are welcome. High heels encouraged. No spectators in class- you wanna watch, you gotta dance! Lovejoy Parlor
12:00noon-1:15pm G1 T&T
2
Dancing from the Core with Gaby and Laura Align your body, use your arms, put strength into you movements... basically, learn to dance like these two powerhouse gals. Ballroom
G2 OB
1
Michael Jackson with Bobby You just can't Beat It with a class this Bad- it's Human Nature to Want to Be Starting Something with Bobby Bonsey, that Smooth Criminal! Bausch & Lomb Parlor 
G3  M&R
3
Tap 3: Advanced Movements & Rhythms with Andrew Tap at an advanced level. Prior experience required, no tap shoes necessary. Lovejoy Parlor 
G4 M&R
1
Music Appreciation with Falty and Andy Music 101 for dancers, from some of our greatest dancer/musicians. Come rest your feet and listen to these guys give you the inside scoop on what musicians would love for dancers to know. West Parlor 
Lunch break following the second class of each day. Please get to class promptly to avoid schedule delays!
2:45pm-4:00pm H1 JR&V
1
Blues Basics with Falty and Sharon Slow down the tempo and get started with some basics from the pros. Ballroom
H2 OB
2
Caribbean Fusion II: FuturPointe Free-For-All with Guy FuturPointe Dance's work is characterized by a sensory, multi-genre repertoire born of a sophisticated fusion of traditional and modern Caribbean dance forms, ballet and Latin vocabulary. Inspired by the vibe, rhythm, and swagger of Reggae music, this class is sure to broaden your mind to new dance horizons. Bausch & Lomb Parlor 
H3  M&R
2
Copasetics with Andrew The Original Copasetics were an ensemble of star tap dancers formed in 1949, and they did some Lindy Hop too! Lovejoy Parlor 
H4 JR&V
3
Half Break Hell with Gaby An original advanced routine from Gaby - do you dare? West Parlor 
4:15pm-5:30pm I Inspiration Stations with all teachers For ten years, Stompology has been all about finding inspiration. Now let our teachers show you what & who are inspiring them! Ballroom

Dances

6:00pm-10pm Beach Party with the Djangoners @Rorbach Community Center
Map & Directions

Bring an instrument to play or a frisbee to throw! Hang out on the beach or step inside and dance to some hot jazz.

New this year: You can purchase an add on grill ticket in advance or bring along outside food to eat, but there will not be grills available for use! 

Grilling starts at 6:00pm. DJed music begins at 7:00pm, Djangoners begin at 7:30pm.

$15 general admission, $12 students (with valid ID). Admission only* included in All-In registration.

*NOTE that food will provided only for attendees that purchase a meal ticket with admission.