With Jo Turbitt (with feet completely inspired by Astaire!)
Sunday 13 November, 11.00-13.00, Dance Base, Level 2+, £18 (£15), BOOK ONLINE HERE
Astaire's brilliance and the genius of the Gershwin brothers are a match made in heaven in the RKO classic Shall We Dance. The gorgeous score and the syncopated captivating tapping beats make this film a treasure trove of brilliance. Join Jo to learn sections form the choreography of Hermes Pan and Astaire, and dance to music from the film. The steps, style, quality and the flair of Astaire married with the gutsy beauty of the Gershwins score are collectively at the heart of this workshop, which will have you tapping your way to Hollywood musical tap dance heaven.
Where 'Anything Goes'
With Chris Stuart Wilson, Sunday 13 November, 11.00-13.00, Dance Base, £18 (£15), BOOK ONLINE HERE
That's right - Olivia Newton-John at her campest (before Get Physical anyway)... Come join the wonder of this 80's fantasy movie by sampling the flavour of everything and anything from chiffon billowing goddesses to robotic mime-artists and of course the glamour of early 80's disco. Once you've enjoyed the treats of the Pan-Pacific ballroom, you can piece it all together in a routine from the title song. Dress to impress, because your neon lights will shine for you...in Xanadu.
With Maria Tote Conte, Sunday 13th November, 15.15-17.15
UNFORTUNATELY THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SORRY.
Dance Base (Venue 2), All Levels, £18 (£15)
Sevillana Bolera is an energetic partner, line or group dance that emerged in 18th century Seville. Essentially it is a very stylised from of Sevillanas, following the Escuela Bolera, characterised by its classic and formalised approach to performing and studying Spanish folkloric dance. Bring character style or soft shoes