August News - Musicality Game Changer
It's great to see that people are dancing once again. It's a great way to take a break from life. Our weekly classes are like mini mid-week holidays with the similar relief, relaxation and fun we get from a regular holiday.
We're also welcoming many new dancers including some who are stranded in NZ unable to return home - it's a pleasure to help make your stay here more enjoyable 🙂
You have a great opportunity to make your dancing better this weekend because Sunday is our Essential Musicality workshop. Musicality is a game changer - it's the pot of gold at the end of the Modern Jive rainbow, it transforms any dancer into a great story teller, a great actor, a great person to have as a partner on the dance floor 🙂 Leads / guys especially have plenty to gain - there are few things more frustrating than someone who doesn't connect or respond to the music that is currently playing. The workshop is almost full for follows, follows love this stuff. Leads need to take advantage of this workshop to keep up with the great fun the follows are having! See below for more info.
Mondays - we will still be at class in Papanui next Monday - the 10th - but there will be no classes 17 & 24 Aug as the school needs the hall 😢 we'd love to see you on another night 🙂
We have two social events this month and if you're interested in moving up to intermediate or improving your intermediate skills for leading and/or following then next month's Intermediate Foundations workshop is for you.
Finally, thanks to Courtenay for another fantastic Winter Weekender. It was great to see so many visiting dancers and we're looking forward again to next year's event.
Keep smiling, keep dancing,
Deb and Matt 🙂
Be The Dancer Others Want to Dance With
With Modern Jive we can dance to a wide range of music from slow to fast, latest chart hits to retro, rock to acoustic, and even 6/8 (Waltz) time signature music!
This workshop really gets to the essence of dancing. We'll cover tips and tricks to help you and your partner get the most out of every song. Best of all you don't need to learn new moves, musicality gives you heaps of variety with what you already know.
There are limited spaces follows until more leads realise that this is what they need! 😉
- Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2020
- Time: 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
- Venue: Avonhead School
Sunday Social at Avonhead
Everybody welcome! Come to Avonhead with the large beautiful dance floor, lots of space and a proper kitchen.
Please bring a plate to share (sweet or savoury afternoon tea 🥨🧁) - not compulsory but greatly appreciated. Tea and coffee provided ☕️.
- Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2020
- Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Venue: Avonhead School
Fevah at Local School
This is the nice healthy kind of Fevah that we all know. Practically all school children experience the regular sporting activities but very few get to learn to social partner dance.
How lucky would kids be if they learnt a partner dance at school that they could actually use at school formals and discos? Well they can! We've now started teaching Modern Jive to 14 pupils at a local school as a winter sport option!
So many people, maybe yourself included, have told us how they would have loved to learn to this kind of dance earlier in life.
60's Dance Party
Come celebrate the 60's regardless of when you were born. This decade saw the release of some iconic music that has proved to be timeless over the years.
We were setting up / decorating for a party last year and Deb set our music player to play a selection of songs from the 60's. Over the next couple of hours we kept saying "haven't heard that in ages", "that's such a great song" and so on. Next thought - right, we're having a 60's DANCE PARTY ✨✨
Parties are the same price as a normal class night but with heaps more dancing. We start with a 30 minute mixer class, ideal for everybody to meet other dancers from all of our different class nights.
You are welcome to dress in a 60s theme but that is totally optional.
Tea, coffee and cake is included at 9.30pm. Bring a water bottle with you to refill in the kitchen to keep hydrated - please put your name on your bottle 😉
- Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020
- Time: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
- Venue: C3 Centre
Christchurch Champs 2020
Only two months away! Come and join the fun either as a spectator or competitor. The skills we display at Champs help us become better social dancers with the various categories providing a variety of challenges and entertainment.
Spectators / social dancers have a special deal of $26 or 2 credits for a Champs spectator pass covering all three days 🙂
There's something for new dancers all the way up to top level dancers. Take a look at the revamped website...
Fevah dancers like to travel to other events, it's great fun meeting and dancing with fellow dancers around the country.
Coming up are:
- Auckland Ceroc Champs 5 September
- Simply iDance Weekend 23-26 October (Wellington)
Talk to Deb or any of the Wednesday crew for more information.
Simply iDance website
8 Aug 2020 05:45:44