Next Online Courses will begin Monday July 6th, 2020. New Classes have been added.

Online Classes with Jenny Thomas

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The following online classes are now available with Jenny Thomas, book at the registration link. All times are set to BST (British Summer Time)

All classes are recorded, so you can watch and practice at your leisure.

NEW SET OF COURSES ARE NOT REPEATS OF PREVIOUS MONTHS. All Classes will have new material.

1 –  A-Z AUTHENTIC JAZZ STEPS – PART 4 + How we connect them together with music.

All levels welcome.  

Learn the A – Z of Authentic Solo Jazz Steps that are connected to Charleston & Lindy Hop. I will be teaching you the mechanics of each step, including weight transitions, body positioning, arm positions and styling variations. In addition to learning the steps, we will also be applying them to various musical tempos and how they connect with each other. Creating short Jazz sequences.

The past three courses of A-Z can still be purchased for unlimited viewing. Although this class is for all levels, I will teach each step in stages. Therefore I will give extra tips for those with more experience.

  • Day:  Monday’s
  • Time: 7.00 – 7.45pm
  • 4 week course commencing Monday July 6th, 2020
  • £40 / 4 weeks

 

2 – AUTHENTIC JAZZ ROUTINE – The Big Apple – Part 1

Intermediate Level & above.

The full routine will be taught over a period of two courses. In Part 1 you will learn the first half of The Big Apple, the 1939 version, as seen in the movie Keep Punchin’. Choreographed by Frankie Manning. Although this is aimed at Intermediate level, if you have never danced Lindy Hop before but have had prior dance training and or used to learning choreography, then this class would be perfect for you.

  • Day: Monday’s
  • Time: 8.00 – 8.45pm
  • 4 week course commencing Monday July 6th, 2020
  • £40 / 4 weeks

3 – SOFT SHOE FOR YOUR LINDY HOP

Beginner/Intermediate level. No tap shoes required.

This is a great class if you’re ready to add some basic tap steps, rhythms and syncopations to your Lindy Hop.
During this course, as well as learning basic tap steps, we will concentrate on creating tap rhythms and syncopations that replace your 6 & 8 count basic Lindy Hop footwork.
For example: SwingOut’s, Tuck turns, Side passes and Underarm turns. .

  • Day: Tuesday’s
  • Time: 7.15 – 8.00pm
  • 4 week course commencing Tuesday July 7th, 2020
  • £40 / 4 weeks

 

4 – SHORT JAZZ COMBINATIONS.

Intermediate Level & Above

During this course I will teach you some short Solo Jazz combinations that I will choreograph. By week 3, I will be asking you to create your own combinations…. with the tools and techniques I will have given you.
I will talk about the importance of transitional steps, how to add variations to existing steps to make them unique, musicality and how to change the accents.
This will be a longer class session than the others, to incorporate Q & A.

  • Day: Tuesday’s
  • Time: 8.15 – 9.15pm
  • 4 week course commencing Tuesday July 7th, 2020
  • £50 / 4 weeks

 

5 – FRANKIE’S SHIM SHAM.

Beginners.

A Lindy Hoppers must know Line Dance adapted by Frankie Manning from the original Tap Dancers Shim Sham Shimmy. Although this is aimed at absolute beginners, I will also give variations on many of the steps for more advanced dancers.

  • Day: Wednesday’s
  • Time: 7.15 – 8.00pm
  • 4 week course commencing Wednesday July 8th, 2020
  • £40 / 4 weeks

 

6 – JENNY’S  SOLO JAZZ ROUTINE

Intermediate/Advanced Level.

Learn Jenny’s Solo Jazz Choreography to one song over the course of 4 weeks. This class will be faster paced, designed for dancers with prior experience and wanting to push themselves.

  • Day: Wednesday’s
  • Time: 8.15 – 9.00pm
  • 4 week course commencing Wednesday July 8th, 2020
  • £40 / 4 weeks