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.

Friday, June 6, 2014

All Friday classes and dances will be held at the Main Street Armory unless otherwise specified.

Workshops
7:30pm-8:30pm JR&V
1
Beginner Solo Jazz with Falty Hoofer's Club Start your weekend off right by sharpening your solo jazz basics
JR&V
2
Tranky Doo with Laura Ballroom The classic line dance every solo jazz dancer should know. Doo you?
JR&V
3
Advanced Fast Charleston with Juan Uptown For those looking to be challenged! Challenge your Charleston knowledge, and be ready to dance fast and hard
Dances
8:30pm-12:30am The Low-Down Sires @Main Room

Included in All-In registration.
$15 general admission, $12 students (with valid ID)

1:00am-whenever we drop FREE! Late night party @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 7, 2014

All Saturday classes and dances will be held at the Main Street Armory unless otherwise specified.

Doors open twenty minutes before first class. Bagels will be available.

Workshops
10:30am-11:45am T&T
3
Balance, Strength, & Conditioning with Juan & Evita Downtown Learn exercises and tips to help condition your body, build strength, and improve balance to become a more confident and well-rounded dancer
JR&V
2
Blackbottom with Falty Ballroom "Hands on your hips and do the Mess Around, Break a Leg until you're near the ground, Now that's the Old Black Bottom Dance." Come try some moves from this Flapper era dance style
M&R
1
Tap 1 with Andrew Hoofer's Club Learn the foundations of tap with Andrew. No previous tap experience required! Tap shoes optional
12:00noon-1:15pm T&T
1
Body Awareness with Evita & Andrew Downtown Get to the core of the dance by focusing on your own core movement. Improve awareness of how your own body movement to make you more relaxed and confident on the dance floor
JR&V
3
Solo Showdown: Jams, Performances, & Competitions with Ramona Hoofer's Club Learn how to strut your stuff, shake what your momma gave you, and lay it all out on the floor. Ramona knows what it's like to compete, jam, and perform, and has plenty of tips to share
M&R
2
Tempo & Style with the Tranky Doo with Falty & Laura Ballroom You learned it last night, now it's playtime! Work on how to fit your dancing to different styles and phrasing of music using this classic dance as a springboard. Prereq: Friday's Tranky Doo class or prior knowledge of the dance.
Lunch break following the second class of each day. Please get to class promptly to avoid schedule delays! Sign-up for BOTH critique classes will be at 2:15pm on a first come, first serve basis (limit 25 students/class).
2:45pm-4:00pm OotB
1
Intro to Locking with Graeme Uptown Special Guest instructor Graeme will provide an intro to locking, a popular hip-hop dance, for those looking to broaden their dance horizons and try a new style!
T&T
3
Critique with Evita & Ramona Downtown Get a few moments of personalized feedback from two of our instructors. Advance sign-up required.
JR&V
2
Improv Exercises with Laura & Juan Ballroom Experiment with different exercises to help you brainstorm new moves, build creativity, and encourage new forms of improvisation
M&R
2
Tap 2 with Andrew Hoofer's Club For those who took Tap 1 or have some existing tap experience, Andrew moves on from the basics and onto new material
4:15pm-5:30pm T&T
3
Critique with Falty & Juan Hoofer's Club Get a few moments of personalized feedback from two of our instructors. Advance sign-up required.
JR&V
1
Using your Arms with Laura & Evita Downtown It's not all about the feet - work on incorporating your arms into the dance to draw attention and compliment steps
M&R
2
Playing with Rhythms with Ramona & Andrew Ballroom Holds, breaks, half-beats, and syncopations- an 8 count isn't an 8 count anymore! Come learn how to play around with different rhythmical patterns
Dances
7:30pm-8:30pm Free introductory swing dance lesson
8:30pm-12:30am Jonathon Stout and His Campus Five @Main Room
Included in All-In registration.
$15 general admission, $12 students (with valid ID)
1:00am-the last dancer collapses FREE! Late night party @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 8, 2014

All Sunday classes and dances will be held at the Main Street Armory unless otherwise specified.

Doors open twenty minutes before first class. Bagels will be available.

Workshops
10:30am-11:45am T&T
1
Jazz Dance Blueprint with Juan Ballroom Learn some of the framework of jazz dancing so you can build on foundations, sketch out ideas, and draft a plan for your own dance goals.
JR&V
2
Animal Moves with Ramona Downtown Dance like an animal! Ramona teaches her favorite animal-inspired moves to help your solo jazz roar, purr, and chirp!
M&R
3
Tap 3 with Andrew Hoofer's Club Work on advanced timing and rhythms in your tap dancing. Tap 1 and 2 or previous tap experience required.
12:00noon-1:15pm T&T
2
Flow & Transitions with Laura Ballroom Flow seamlessly from one move to the next, transition with ease, and clean up those rough edges
JR&V
3
Storytelling & Expression with Evita Downtown Draw others into your unique dance story after you learn how to best convey personal expression
M&R
1
Music Appreciation with Falty & Ramona Hoofer's Club Come rest your feet and open your ears while Falty & Ramona break down some music basics. Understanding the foundations of swing and jazz music will increase your musicality and appreciation of this dance
OotB
2
Locking II with Graeme Uptown More moves and tips to get you outside your dance zone with guest instructor Graeme. Prereq: Intro to Locking or prior experience
Lunch break following the second class of each day. Please get to class promptly to avoid schedule delays!
2:45pm-4:00pm T&T
2
Slow Dancing & Blues with Falty & Evita Ballroom Slow it down, focus on the music, and make your movement clear. Falty and Evita will show you how to make it look easy.
JR&V
1
Soul Dancing with Laura & Ramona Downtown It's alright, have a good time... dance to that funky music and get your soul on.
M&R
2
Coles & Atkins Routine with Juan & Andrew Hoofer's Club Come learn this popular tap routine, made famous by the fantastic Charles "Honi" Coles and Charles "Cholly" Atkins. No tap experience required.
4:15pm-5:30pm All teachers Madness & Mayhem Ballroom We all know Rochester likes to party hard. Let's end the weekend with all of our instructors together in what can surely only be madness!
Dances
6:00pm-10pm Beach Party with the Low-Down Sires @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: All-In Passes include grilled food at the beach party! Additional meal tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

Grilling starts at 6:00pm. DJed music begins at 7:00pm, Low Down Sires begin at 7:30pm.

$10 general admission, $8 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.