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Lucky KBF Dance Workshop Weekend

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It's a Lucky KBF Dance Weekend!
What's the KBF stand for??
K.Lani's Blues & Fusion!
Karen's Blues Fling!
Kitty's Birthday Fete!
All of the Above!!

Once upon a time I helped run a series of weekend dance workshops called Blues Flings, and Lucky Skillen taught our third one in 2012. I'm so excited to have him back to Vancouver to teach a Blues and Fusion workshop on my birthday! I haven't really done much to celebrate the last few years so making up for it this year and going big!

We've got 2 days of workshops, 3 nights of dancing, and over 9 hours of instruction in 3 different dance styles. That's right 3 dance styles, I'm partnering with 3 different local dances to bring you Blues, Fusion, and Zouk! We'll start bluesy with Bearcat Blues on Fri. Saturday night is my birthday blow out and I'm partnering with Sabor do Zouk to bring you blues, fusion, and zouk rooms for dancing! And we finish Sun at Coalescence Fusion Dance.

The workshop will focus on the similarities and differences between blues and fusion. It is open to all-levels and dance styles. Both blues and fusion are highly adaptable and techniques can be both applied to and mixed with other dance styles! Basic proficiency is recomended in at least one dance style, even if it is not blues or fusion.

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY: Bearcat Blues Dance at Baza Dance
8-12 with blues lesson by Lucky Skillen

SATURDAY: Blues & Fusion Workshop
1-5 at Renegade Productions with Lucky

KBF Dance Epic with Blues, Fusion, & Zouk rooms at Baza Dance
8-2 with lesson by Sabor do Zouk

SUNDAY: Blues & Fusion Workshop
1-5 at Baza Dance with Lucky

Coalescence Fusion Dance at Academie Duello
7-12 Intro Lesson by K.Lani, Fundamentals Lesson by Lucky Skillen

Workshops
Saturday Sunday
1:00 Doors Open 1:00 Doors Open
1:15-2:15 Juke Joint Blues 1:15-2:15 Ballrooming Blues
2:30-3:30 Connection Foundations 2:30-3:30 Tangoed up in Blues
3:45-4:45 Connecting Solo 3:45-4:45 Micro Dance
5:00 Go get ready for KBF Dance Epic! 5:00 Go get ready for Coalescence
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Lucky is available for private lessons! The best way to improve your dancing, $100/h. Please inquire for availability.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale to make this event as accessible as possible. Please pay for the highest price ticket you can afford. Tickets will also get more expensive as the event nears so buy early for the best price! If price is still an issue we have some volunteer opportunities available, please inquire if interested.

Lucky Skillen (NYC) http://luckyskillen.com/
Through the magic power of his huge smile, Lucky Skillen brings dancing joy wherever he goes. Lucky started dancing in 1996 and began teaching in 1998. Since then he has taught and performed many styles of dances in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has also had the privilege of working with such celebrities as Neil Young, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Katie Holmes, and Frankie Manning. Lucky teaches a wide variety of dance classes in which he creates a fun and playful atmosphere. He believes that play is learning and learning is fun!

Currently Lucky spends about nine months out of the year touring and teaching across Europe and the United states. The three months that he is not traveling he works with the Dancing Classrooms Program in NYC teaching inner city kids how to ballroom dance.

Class Descriptions
Juke Joint Blues: This is a style of blues is based on the slow dances being done in Juke joints around America at the turn of the last century. This class will give you a firm grip on the basics of blues dancing and will go over: weight shifts, pulse, fishtails, and counterbalance.

Connection Foundations: This class will give you a foundation of connection that can apply to many different dances. It will go over the 3 classic types of connection and touch on a fourth. It will help you to bring together you and your partner and give you a whole new understanding of the language of partner dance.

Connecting Solo - This class will teach you fun and exciting solo movement to put into your partner dancing. It will give you both vintage blues movement and modern movements that you can fuse into your dancing.

Ballrooming Blues: Ballrooming Is the modern interpretation of the slow dancing done at the Savoy Ballroom in the 40's and 50's traditionally it was danced with many turns, lifts, pivots, and dips. Today it has been developed into very dynamic dance adding a new flavor of movement to the floor craft

Tangoed up in Blues: This fusion dance mixes the upright formality of tango with the down-home feeling of blues. In this class, you will learn single axis moves that enable you to transition between the two dances. It will give your dancing a smooth intimate look that only tango can provide

Micro Dance: This class will focus on breath and small movements which are the goo that holds all dances together.

VENUES
Baza Dance: 1304 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3P3
Renegade Productions: 3030 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5M 1Z4
Academie Duello: 412 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L

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