We are offering some studio with limited spaces available for each course to adhere to the current advisory, so do sign up and confirm your place with payment before the course is fully subscribed! The sessions would function like a small group private with classes catered to the participants and more personal attention given to the students given the small class size.
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Swing Stage III: Bebop and BeyondTuesdays, 8-930pm, on going till end July, $240/person (6 classes)
The objective of Swing Stage is to provide a space for dancers to work towards a specific goal culminating in a virtual performance. The idea is not to produce a polished product but to provide a platform and opportunity to work towards a specific objective and learning things while having fun along the way.
The framework of the choreography in the performance will be provided, and students will be guided to include elements of their own to add to the choreography. Through the process, students will learn key elements of authentic jazz dancing, both in partner and solo forms, as well as how choreography comes together with the music.
The 3rd instalment of this digital performance series will be focused on Bebop music. If you’re keen to stretch the limits of your authentic jazz dancing and lindy hop, this is the course for you, as we explore how to express ourselves and to play with the music and our movements, even while we bring a part of ourselves into the dance.
You should be comfortable doing Lindy Hop and have some knowledge of Authentic Solo Jazz to join this course.
Swing UnitVirtual, 10min everyday in a week, $35/week (1 unit) or $120/month (4 units)
Sometimes we find that no matter how we practice, we can’t seem to get something right or improve. In learning how to improve on his own dancing, singing and playing jazz piano, trained teacher and international jazz educator, Sinclair Ang, who has over 20 years of experience, made a number of realisations based on his own progress over the years.
For each unit of this programme, you will embark on a daily guided practice regime to master one aspect of your solo dancing, which is usually applicable to your partner work, or one aspect of learning to understand music better to use as inspiration to dancing. The key thing is consistency of small moments practice over time on one aspect with the proper guidance so that you aren’t practicing ineffectively.
- Identify one aspect of your dancing, examples (but not limited to)
- A specific solo jazz step Combinations (from a routine or your own)
- How to create a short dance phrase
- Consistency and Application of Pulse (in basic rhythms or solo jazz steps)
- Identifying the off beat/phrasing/type of song structure
- How to play with rhythms
- Ability to keep time dancing/identify the off beats/start of the phrases
2. Send a video (if applicable) of where you’re at regarding that aspect of dancing, so that an assessment and an individualised series of exercises/challenges can be developed.
3. Do the exercise(s) or challenge(s) at a dedicated time slot for 10-15min everyday and video the end of that practice session (30 sec – 1 min, depending on exercise/challenge) if possible.
4. Send the video and get feedback, and possibly get another challenge (or two) midweek to continue to develop on that aspect of your dancing/understanding of the music.
The unit ends exactly 7 (or 31) days after it begins, this is to keep you in check to practice daily.
The Swing Unit is perfect for the dancer who wants to get down to details and want to improve the quality of her or his dancing/understanding the music better for dancing, or for the dancer who is too busy to take studio classes or wants to practice in the comfort of the home, as well as the absolute beginner who wants to learn how to swing dance with individualised learning!
Intermediate Lindy Hop: Technique & MovesWednesdays, 8-930pm, ongoing, $240/person (6 classes)
In this course, you will learn how to reinforce and combine the different rhythms to dance comfortably in partnership. We will be teaching new steps and using them to illustrate certain lead and follow concepts that are important to work on your connection technique. We will also be working on some partnered solo jazz movements along with contactless partnered exercises as a response also to the current advisories. You must have some knowledge of the 8 count, 6 count and 1930s Charleston rhythms and basic patterns to join this series.
Intro to Lindy Hop and CharlestonFridays, 745-915pm, starts 2 July, $450/couple, $240/person (6 classes)
Open Level Authentic Solo Jazz: Traditional Combos and RoutinesMondays, 830-10pm, starts 24 May, $240/person (6 classes)
Time to consolidate your solo jazz skills, learn mini-routines, and how to combine your steps together meaningfully while working on your individual technique to have fun dancing alone to swing music! Knowledge of basic solo jazz steps needed (Instructional video courses available)
Intro to Solo Authentic Jazz and Charlestons: Traditional Combos and Routines
TBC, $225/person (6 classes)
Remember LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem? They were plugging in to a traditional dance form called the 1920s Charlestons! Authentic Jazz and Charlestons are the hip hop of the 1920s and 30s! We will be introducing some basic steps that are typical of the era, and you’ll learn how to put them together meaningful to dance! And did we say it is a guaranteed workout? No experience needed!
We would like to continue creating awesome dance experiences for everyone and are doing everything we can to ensure that you have peace of mind while attending classes with us. This would include:
- Safe Entry for contact tracing
- the use of the Trace Together app
- temperature taking/hand sanitising procedures
- ensuring the studios we utilise adhere to high standards of sanitisation
- proper distancing measures
We thank you for your continued generosity and support throughout this period, as we continue our work to promote the Jazz arts, culture, history, and values.
Thanks and keep safe! Swing by!
Details for all video courses here.
For those with kids or know of friends with kids, we have kids live classes available as well, DM for details!
Private group/solo Zoom class are also available. DM if you’re interested.
Meanwhile, we appreciate your continued support of Jazz Inc and our activities. If you’d like to show some love, details here.
In the mean time, please practice good personal hygiene, stay healthy, and stay home unless you need to do essential errands. Keep practicing your solo jazz and see you soon! Swing by Facebook page and @jazzincsg on Instagram to stay connected with us!
Private/Wedding/Corporate Classes and Performances
We also do private classes for individuals, couples, or groups, from beginner to advanced level, either for general dancing or wedding dance, along with team building workshops and performances for corporate clients. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire!
21 Kreta Ayer Rd
Closest MRT Stations: Outram Park/Chinatown/Telok Ayer
*Please note that Jazz Inc or any of its teachers are not responsible for any injury incurred by anyone during any classes or events. Anyone signing up for classes agree to not hold the teachers or the studios liable for any injury incurred in class.
PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS
NOTE: payment must be made before day of class to confirm place. Payment once done for a specific course is non-refundable, but with a $20 admin fee (per 3 months), can be credited and transferred to a later course on a case by case basis.
We remain the right to change any course and payment details, and has the right to alter any decision related to course and payment details. We are also not responsible for any injuries incurred or loss of property, and by signing up for any course we offer, you agree to these terms.