Next Online Courses will begin Monday September 7th, 2020.

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 –  CONNECTING A-Z AUTHENTIC JAZZ STEPS – How we connect steps together with music.

All levels welcome.  

This is a continuation of my A-Z of Authentic Solo Jazz Steps courses. However, previous attendance is not required for you to join this class.

This class is designed to not only refresh your memory of each step but each week I’ll be creating short easy Jazz sequences, covering weight transitions, body positioning, arm positions and styling variations whilst applying them to various musical tempos and how they connect with each other.

The past four courses of A-Z can still be purchased for unlimited viewing.

  • Day:  Monday’s
  • Time: 7.00 – 7.45pm
  • 4 week course commencing Monday September 7th, 2020
  • £40 / 4 weeks

 

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

Intermediate Level & above.

The full routine will be taught over a period of two courses. This is Part 2 of The Big Apple – 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. Part 1 of The Big Apple can still be purchased for you to learn at your convenience.

  • Day: Monday’s
  • Time: 8.00 – 8.45pm
  • 4 week course commencing Monday September 7th, 2020
  • £40 / 4 weeks

 

3 – SOFT SHOE TAP

Beginner/Intermediate level. No tap shoes required.

This is a great class if you’re ready to add some tap steps, playfulness, rhythms and syncopations to your Lindy Hop.
During this course I will be teaching you basic tap steps, exercises, drills and fun combinations to improve your timing, rhythm and technique.

  • Day: Tuesday’s
  • Time: 7.15 – 8.00pm
  • 4 week course commencing Tuesday September 8th, 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. You will have personalised feedback if you wish to participate in your homework assignments, however homework is NOT essential. This class will challenge you if you want to be challenged!
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 September 8th, 2020
  • £50 / 4 weeks

 

5 – MAMA’S STEW ROUTINE – 3 week course.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

‘Mama Lou Parks’ originally a coat check girl at The Savoy Ballroom who later created her own dance company Mama Lou Parks & Her Parkets. A Lindy Hoppers must know fun dance to learn. Although this is aimed at all levels, it is a FAST tempo routine. I will teach it at a slower pace and tempo and will build up to the actual tempo by week 3.

  • Day: Wednesday’s
  • Time: 7.15 – 8.00pm
  • 3 week course commencing Wednesday September 9th, 2020
  • £30 / 3 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 September 9th, 2020
  • £40 / 4 weeks