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Dancing Switch in Fusion Workshops

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Studio Valencia

455A Valencia Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Learn Switchrole in Fusion Partner Dance. Seamlessly roletrade thru proprioception and tone matching, integrate Lead + Follow Skills as one vocabulary set of increased responsiveness with all dance partners.
INFO: text 415-335-6384. TIX $25-NoFee Advance, $30+Fee DayOf. PREREQ: 4 Partner Dance Classes. Upcoming: NOV 3, JAN 25 2020.
Each 1-Day Workshop is 1pm-4pm. To dance Switch in this Fusion workshop, you'll learn Follow and Lead (come knowing one role, we'll ramp-up), while we fill in the Switchrole Skillset left out of monorole training: Fit, Drive, Aim and Yield. Go beyond the word "switching" used to refer to belabored Arm-Choreography displaying that a dance duet has traded Lead and Follow roles. Dancing Switch is a Dancerole and, rather than "arm-ography," a system of dance mechanics for responsive improvisation that includes non-choreographed Roletrades: use Switchrole mechanics rather than 2 boxes of vocabulary you're turning on/off in your mind/body.
Fit Skills particularly benefit dancers with more past Lead training: tone downshift to receive another's initiation, easeful pause and giving weight, fit your relaxed connection points within the embrace.
Drive Skills particularly benefit dancers with more past Follow training: tone upshift to initiate another's movement with direction and speed, widening the gaze to duet spacing, taking weight and momentum.
Aim & Yield Skills take us into true Switchrole: both partners feel out and confirm successful Roletrades through pressure match and shift instead of arm-ography, both partners allow for the other to redirect momentum (with equal readiness backwards as forwards) while keeping antennae out for duet floor navigation, both partners improve skimming close with sliding/folding/re-attaching embrace mechanics while travelling.
Gaining an Improvisation Toolbox: we'll pick up skills in open-jointed resistance, pursuit + facings, oppositions and level changes. At Workshop End: you'll have shifted from the Lead/Follow binary to using Switch skills to collaborate with every partner, and have methods to continue advancing your Switch skills.
PACE YOURSELF, EAT LIGHT: Workshop goes back and forth between lesson-info and practice/refinements, with short breaks but no long mealbreak, bring light snacks.
TEACHER: Ali Woolwich has been teaching professional and recreational dancers of all ages for 30 years as Director of HDM: Humilityswim Dance Media.
BRING: Danceshoes, water bottle, light snacks you can still dance on: no mealbreak--so pace yourself.
RSVP on FB: facebook.com/sfswitchfusion/events
ATTIRE: Suede/leather sole dance shoes or 2 pairs of socks per person--NO STREET SHOES. Wear pants with give, no big belt buckles or big jewelry, wear shirts that provide full coverage and movement in all directions.
PARK/TRANSIT: Valencia is a busy neighborhood: use Hoff St Garage or streetpark over on Folsom or South Van Ness as Valencia St is always FULL. Studio Valencia is 1 block from 16th St Mission BART and 22 MUNI Bus Stop.
AFTER WORKSHOP, Upkeep your Switchskills:
-SDS: Switch Dance Series,
facilitated Switch Practice every Tuesday in SF, 8pm, $5:
TIX: switchdanceseries.eventbrite.com
-PRIVATE 4PACKS: self, practice partner, 4-person Teams.
TIX: paypal.me/humilityswim and above SDS link on Eventbrite.

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