MasterClass Mondays

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Club Willoughby,
26 Crabbes Ave, Willoughby
Monday Nights 7.30pm til 10pm

 

 

  • For those serious about improving their dancing, whether it be for competitions or just to become a better partner on the social dance floor!
  • Suitable for intermediate and advanced level.
  • Focussed, topic specific classes with TWO TEACHERS from 7.30pm til 8.30pm (occasionally til 8.45pm depending on the topic) followed by freestyle time until 10pm.
  • Each week one person will be randomly selected from the computer to receive feedback from that night’s teachers during freestyle time.  Make the most of this mini private lesson to further improve and develop your skills!
  • No need to lock in to a whole term – all usual casual rates and class passes apply.  There is however a structured development and flow from week to week within each term, so bear this in mind if you’re skipping any weeks.
  • Partner required for most weeks – check the schedule below.  On the few weeks where no partner is required, all couples will be expected to rotate unless otherwise specified.
  • The schedule below is subject to change depending on teacher availability throughout the year.

IMPORTANT:

MasterClass Mondays are designed as an enhancement, not a replacement, to your Ceroc experience on other nights of the week. It is therefore expected that you continue to dance at your regular venue(s) to share your new skills and inspire and encourage others. Without this commitment MasterClass Mondays are not sustainable.

2019 Schedule

Term 1 – 18th February to 1st April (7 weeks)

1. Monday 18th February
TOPIC: A Taste Of Things To Come
TEACHERS:  Julie G & Nathan
PARTNER REQUIRED? No
OVERVIEW: What defines our dance?; ‘Ceroc’ count / straight count conversion; Music structure basics; Playing with footwork; Breaking the rules; Spinning basics

2. Monday 25th February
TOPIC: Connection (Part 1)
TEACHERS:  Reasmey & Nathan
PARTNER REQUIRED? YES
OVERVIEW: Handholds; Weight transfer; Balance; Connection levels and types; Leading/following through frame

3. Monday 4th March
TOPIC: Connection (Part 2)
TEACHERS:  Reasmey & Nathan
PARTNER REQUIRED? YES
OVERVIEW: Continuation of Week 2 above

4. Monday 11th March
TOPIC: Musical Appreciation
TEACHERS:  Reasmey & Nathan
PARTNER REQUIRED? YES
OVERVIEW: An extended understanding of musical structure; Finding the 1; Choosing appropriate moves to highlight the ‘hits’ and/or lyrics

5. Monday 18th March
TOPIC: His and Hers Styling
TEACHERS:  Nicky & Robert
PARTNER REQUIRED? No
OVERVIEW: Styling ideas for both leaders and followers using simple moves to put them into practise

6. Monday 25th March
TOPIC: Musical Magic
TEACHERS:  Amanda & Anthony
PARTNER REQUIRED? YES
OVERVIEW: Using the music to be dynamic with acceleration, deceleration, syncopation, level changes and more

7. Monday 1st April
TOPIC: Musical Marriage
TEACHERS:  Julie G & Nathan (Happy Birthday Nathan!)
PARTNER REQUIRED? YES
OVERVIEW: Marrying your moves and styling to different types of music

 

Term 2 - 29th April to 27th May (5 weeks)

(Preparation for CMJ Championships 31st May to 2nd June)

1. Monday 29th April
TOPIC: Performance and Competition Skills 
TEACHERS:  Julie G & Patryck
PARTNER REQUIRED? YES
OVERVIEW: Dancing to a front; Getting the judges’ attention (for the right reasons!); Body positions and lines (kodak moments); Facial expressions, chemistry, engagement and getting the crowd to cheer for you!

2. Monday 6th May
TOPIC: Baby Aerials
TEACHERS:  Julie G & Louie
PARTNER REQUIRED? YES
OVERVIEW: Learn 3 to 4 impressive baby aerials for use on the competition floor.

3. Monday 13th May
TOPIC: Triples
TEACHERS:  Nathan
PARTNER REQUIRED? YES (One leader and two followers)
OVERVIEW: Learn some fun Triples moves either for the competition floor or just for fun when there’s an excess of followers at class!

4. Monday 20th May
TOPIC: Dips
TEACHERS:  Nicky & Robert
PARTNER REQUIRED? YES
OVERVIEW: Learn 4-5 impressive dips for the competition and the social floor.

5. Monday 27th May
TOPIC: Final Competition Preparation
TEACHERS:  Julie G & Patryck
PARTNER REQUIRED? Yes/No (participate and stay with your competition partner if you have one, or rotate as a solo for Dance With A Stranger purposes)
OVERVIEW: One last opportunity before our Championships this weekend to be reminded of some competition tips, to practise your categories in front of an audience, and to get some personal feedback

DATES FOR TERMS 3 TO 5 ARE LISTED BELOW.  Topics and teachers to be confirmed but will include Choreography, One Foot Spins, Dancing to Challenging Music, another Styling class with a different teaching couple, another Musical Appreciation class with a different teaching couple, plus fun topics such as Reverse Roles and Steals.

Term 3 - 17th June to 8th July (4 weeks)

1. Monday 17th June
2. Monday 24th June
3. Monday 1st July
4. Monday 8th July

Term 4 – 22nd July to 5th August (3 weeks)

1. Monday 22nd July
2. Monday 29th July
3. Monday 5th August

Term 5 – 26th August to 30th September (6 weeks)

1. Monday 26th August
2. Monday 2nd September
3. Monday 9th September
4. Monday 16th September
5. Monday 23rd September
6. Monday 30th September

 

2019 AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION DIARY DATES:

  1. FEBRUARY 15th to 17th – Summer Jive (Canberra)
  2. APRIL 12th to 14th – VMJC (Melbourne)
  3. MAY 31st to JUNE 2nd – CMJ Championships (Sydney)
  4. JULY 12th to 14th – Move Your Body (Gold Coast)
  5. AUGUST 9th to 11th – Ignite/QMJC (Gold Coast)
  6. NOVEMBER 8th to 10th – DanceMad (Melbourne)

In addition some of our Sydney dancers will be attending Fevah in Christchurch, New Zealand on 5th to 7th April 2019, and Pan Asia Champs in Ubud, Bali on 17th to 20th October 2019.  If considering the Bali event please bear in mind that will be during our peak Ball Routine rehearsal season.