San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ruth and Mike, back in SF!
Here is the FB event:
No partner needed. However, if you do come with a partner, we will not require you to rotate.
We expect people to be comfortable with basic partner dancing connection and techniques. We will teach multiple layers of difficulty at a given moment, so expect to be challenged even if you are very experienced.
$30 to $60 sliding scale for the whole day in advance.
$20 to $35 for just the first or second half of the day in advance.
$40 to $70 sliding scale for the whole day at the door.
$25 to $40 for just the first or second half of the day at the door.
1:30 to 4:00 - Blues
4:00 to 6:30 - Fusion (a mix of different dance styles).
These workshops will be great on their own. They will be especially great if you are doing the Blues and Fusion Throwdown choreography at the Shades Masquerade Ball because we will work on technique and movements that will support the choreography. We will not be learning the choreography in this workshop, so it will still stand alone as an excellent dance workshop.
Class details TBA.
Blues and Fusion Throwdown week schedule:
Monday, September 23rd at Shades of Blues - choreo class for the Fusion half of the choreo
Friday, September 27th at Friday Night Blues - choreo class for the Blues half of the choreo
Saturday, September 28th 1:30-6:30 pm Workshops with Ruth and Mike
Saturday, September 28th 9:00-10:00 pm at the Masquerade Ball - choreo class for both the Blues and Fusion halves together
Saturday Night, September 28th at the Masquerade Ball - Blues and Fusion THROWDOWN Performance Opportunity!
Masquerade Ball FB event:
Watch for choreo tutorial videos, coming soon!
Ruth and Mike Demo Videos:
Drag Blues demo at Cellspace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO5G1MZjnYY
Switch demo at Shades in SF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKCUj-UK570
AltDancing demo at Blues and Swing in Ft. Collins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ms-t8EBGs
Demo at Jam in San Diego http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sghrHxKeGhc
About Ruth and Mike:
Ruth and Mike are full-time dance nomads, teaching together internationally. They both love carrot juice, Scotch, and philosophical discussions but differ on the use of the oxford comma. They also have been known to practice planking on many surfaces.
Mike Grosser reluctantly started social dancing in college when a couple of his friends persuaded him to do some ballroom east coast swing in their dorm social lounge. Now, almost a decade later, he has danced his way around the United States, learned from dozens of instructors, and taught internationally. Mike strives to put himself in his students’ shoes so that he can explain techniques as intuitively and thoroughly as possible. He loves seeing students’ eyes light up when they understand a concept or feel a movement work naturally in their body.
Ruth Hoffman skipped into her first dance class more than 25 years ago, and has since been dancing as many styles as she can get her feet on. Passionate about teaching, and with over 15 years of experience, she brings a balance of silly fun and precision. Ruth is known for her teaching adaptability in group classes and private lessons, crafting explanations to fit students’ learning styles. In addition to training in blues, lindy, Argentine tango, modern, ballet and many other dance forms, Ruth is getting certified in Franklin Method, an increasingly popular body somatics method. She has a long-standing love affair with close-embrace connection, and is curating a fine collection of fishtail variations.
Check out ruthandmike.com and follow them on Facebook- Facebook.com/ruthandmike.