Winter Weekender
My Weekender
Winter Weekender
Workshops, Coaching Sessions

Four workshops and a coaching session from some of NZ's top Modern Jive instructors and dancers.

10:00am - 11:00am Match Me If You Can

with Hannah & Ryan

Join us in kicking off the day the right way - with good connection and partnership!

In this workshop we will cover the principles of how to build connection with your partner and match your partner's energy to synergise and work together as a team to create your dance.

πŸ”₯ Guest Teachers πŸ”₯

Team Ryannah are coming to you from the little ole Palmerston North!

They're each other's Yin and Yang, both in life and dance.

Ryan's dancing is orderly, technical, and focuses on percussive layers within music.

Hannah brings the dynamic elements of chaos, shape, and lyrical interpretation.

Together they can't wait to spend a weekend of learning and social shenanigans with you all!

11:15am - 12:15pm All About Angles

with Brad & Zoe

Modern Jive is danced in a slot... or is it?

We're going to take core moves you already know and look at options to vary your movement, both as a Lead and a Follow, by changing the angle of the slot.

So, join us as we show you how to break the rules by adding dynamic angles to your dancing.

Coaching Sessions
12:30pm - 1:15pm Coaching Session One

with Christine, Morgan, Stefan & Thomas S

2:15pm - 3:00pm Coaching Session Two

with Brieanna, Joanna, Nathan & Thomas G

A session for anyone who is looking to ensure they dance their best and an opportunity to get some feedback from our experienced dancers!

Dancers will be allocated a session where they will take turns dancing and watching whilst receiving detailed feedback from our coaches.

3:15pm - 4:15pm Balancing Act

with James & Alice

Join us in a journey to find the perfect balance!

This workshop will give you the tools you need to build your balance skills, creating a strong foundation to expand your dancing.

Balance is one of the most essential skills required to do challenging moves, some of which you will be trying out - including Alice's favourite - the Halo Spin!

4:30pm - 5:30pm Chasing The Flow

with Amanda & Yuvesh

Every move has a beginning, a middle and an end… Or does it?

There are plenty of opportunities to mix up the transistions within and between moves to create new dynamics and chase the momentum and flow of the dance. Let's see where that will take us!

πŸ”₯ Guest Teachers πŸ”₯

Amanda and Uv have been dancing together since 2012, starting socially before Amanda nagged Uv to compete with her a year later. After moving to Auckland in late 2015, they were finally signed off and let loose as teachers in 2016. These days, they are based in Melbourne, but don't hold that against them!

Teaching concepts and ideas in workshops is their favourite way to share their passion for connection. Seeing a few "ah-ha" moments in class is a thrill rivalled only by their students trying out new things in their own dancing.

Bonus Class before the Party!

with Hazel

How much does a polar bear weigh?

Just enough to break the ice! An icebreaker class to get you back to dancing after our dinner break! Content is a secret but I can guarantee you'll have a few laughs and will feel ready for a night of socialising and dancing.