Saturday 7th March Canberra City Band Auditorium, Watson CIT, Phillip Ave, Watson [map]
9.30am - Check In
10.00am - Make It COMFY. A class that takes everyone's dancing and makes it smoother, cleaner, clearer and more enjoyable for everyone. It's all about making your technique better in this one!
10.50am ~ Morning Tea (provided) ~
11.10am - Make It SHARP. Dancing comfortably is important, but let's face it: we all want to look better too. This class gives pointers on lines and looks in the moves we love. We'll make sure you look as good as you feel!
12.00 ~ Lunch (BYO) ~ 1.00pm - Make It FAST. Why can some people dance better at fast songs than others? We will answer that question and give LOADS of great tips and concepts for being able to hang with the fast stuff. No reason to leave the floor anymore: nothing is "too fast"!
2.05pm - Make It AWESOME. What would a workshop be without some SWEET new material to take away and work on? This class features some of Peter's favorite moves at the moment and some signature bits that you can use to surprise and wow!
3.10pm - Tap dancing for Swing dancers All Levels. So many dancers want to learn some tap! And rightly so: it's a fantastic skill that will improve your balance, weight changes, and footwork! Join Peter Flahiff as he takes you through a few of the fundamentals in this Absolute Beginner Level class and get some sweet moves for your feet! In this fantastic two-hour workshop, you'll get solid technique to make sure you're getting the most from your movement, then some cool steps that are part of the basics that every good tapper should know. And then you'll learn a SWEET combo or two to give yourself something to sink your teeth into and impress all your friends when you tell 'em you can tap! No Tap Shoes, please, just wear shoes you can hear! (Hard leather soles, for example)
1940's Swing Katz Dance Party! 7.30pm-11.00pm Food and drinks provided! Tickets will be available at the door for family and friends.
Sunday 8th March Canberra City Band Auditorium, Watson CIT, Phillip Ave, Watson [map]
9.30am - Check In
10.00am - The T-word: Technique for momentum and movement. Everyone wants to improve their dancing, but many of us think that getting better means getting more moves. The truth is, "It Tain't Whatcha Do, It's The Way Thatcha Do It!" Dancers improve when they can match their joy and love of their dancing with better skills. After all, all your moves are only as good as the technique behind them! This is a Technique Intensive Master Class. This class will focus on momentum and movement ideas and techniques to make your dancing not just smoother and better, but actually EASIER for you and anyone you dance with!
12.00 ~ Lunch (BYO) ~
1.00pm - Elevation: Bringing Your Dancing Up A Notch! This class is where Peter puts his many years of teaching expertise to work on YOU! Keen focus on making the moves and movement you already have EVEN BETTER. It's important to make sure that the dancing you already do is at its best and this is the hour where you will get all those little bad habits fixed.
2.05pm - Syncopation: New Toys to Play With! We all love new material, whether it's new MOVES for the leads or fresh FOOTWORK for the follows, having something to work on keeps us all motivated and excited about swing dancing. In this hour, Peter brings you some clever stuff to try out and mull over in your dancing!
3.10pm - Inspiration: How to Put It All Together and Be The Best Dancer YOU Can Be! This hour puts the focus on ideas and concepts for swing dancing and social dancing, with an eye toward giving you keys to dancing YOUR best. Peter has a reputation for being a soughtafter dancer wherever he goes Let him show you how to make this happen for yourself!
4.00pm ~Afternoon Break ~
4.10pm - Balboa All Levels Came out of California in the 20s and 30s and is now having a major resurgence around the world. It's one of Peter's favorite dances and will be yours too! With a close hold and smooth, low to the floor footwork, you'll fall in love with it too.