Jigging Basics | Begins Feb 4
Learn basics for the various step dance traditions of the North Atlantic. For the new dancer interested in learning to make some basic rhythms with their feet, or the experienced dancer interested in digging into the mechanics of some of the shared techniques in the step-dance from Ireland, Scotland, and North America. This workshop series digs into technique, history, and musical elements of dance forms from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton, Quebec, Appalachia, the Métis culture, and Ottawa Valley.
A portion of the class will focus on dancing in 4/4 and 3/2, and a portion will look specifically at how to dance to an Irish jig in 6/8. At the end of this workshop series, dancers will know how to do a few basic moves, and will have tried them within contexts like Irish reels and jigs, the Quebecois brandy, and the Métis Red River Jig.
This class is for all levels, and each participant will also get a 30 minute private session with Danielle for a chance to get some 1 on 1 instruction.
5 Fridays (February 4th to March 4th)
7:00 – 8:30 PM CST