Alexis & Vanja teach a Soltadas workshop today, Saturday Nov. 1 at 5pm
- Today, Saturday Nov. 1, Vanja and I will be teaching an advanced
workshop on a topic that I rarely see covered in depth. Here's the
> Soltadas (releases) & Alternative EmbracesI've been to plenty of workshops where the teachers will throw in a
> Using a combination of exercises and complex but socially danceable
> sequences, Alexis and Vanja will teach you the fundamental
> techniques of Soltadas. Leaders and followers will both learn how to
> break and reestablish the embrace without losing connection. You
> will also learn how to create alternative embraces (such as front-to-
> back and side-by-side) and how to use them with Sultadas.
> After this intensive two hour workshop, there will be a one hour
> practica during which you will be able to work on the material you
> have just learned.
spin turn or release as part of a larger combination, but never to one
where the fundamental techniques for these movements are taught. We'll
be teaching those techniques for both leaders and followers - and
there's a lot of new technique for both. By the end of the workshop
you'll have a good understanding of how to lead or follow even when
not in the traditional embrace, which will dramatically expand the
options available to you when dancing socially.
This is an advanced workshop. To get the most out of it, you should be
reasonably comfortable with typical "advanced" movements: ganchos,
boleos, barridas, sacadas, colgadas, etc. Couples are optional; you
don't need to switch partners if you don't want to. For both leads and
follows, rubber-soled shoes/sneakers would be an especially bad idea
for this workshop; wear something you can pivot easily in.
The workshop is 2 hours long, from 5-7PM, with a 1 hour practica
immediately after (7-8PM). We're teaching it at:
You Should Be Dancing
412 Eighth Avenue (at 31st St.)
4th floor (press "4" and then the "call" button on the intercom)
As usual, we're also teaching our regular weekly classes on Sunday
from 3-6PM, also at YSBD.