Fall Workshops with Dan Repsch

When:
October 25, 2019 – October 27, 2019 all-day
Where:
Madison Circus Space
2082 Winnebago Street
Madison
WI
Cost:
$50/person until 9/30, $60/person until 10/25 and $70/person at the door
Contact:
MadCity BluesE-mail
Fall Workshops with Dan Repsch @ Madison Circus Space

MadCity Blues is pleased to announce a weekend dance workshop, taught by the talented and award-winning dance instructor Dan Repsch!

 
General schedule of events:
Friday evening house party
Saturday workshop classes
Saturday evening main dance, with Dan DJing!
Saturday evening “late night” house party
Sunday workshop classes
 
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All classes and the main Saturday evening dance will be held at the beautiful, brand-spanking new Madison Circus Space building, 2082 Winnebago Street!
 
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Cost:
$60 per person for registrations received by October 25th.
$70 per person at the door (if available).
 
Cost includes ALL workshop classes, the main Saturday evening dance party, and both house parties. $10 per person for those wishing to attend Saturday evening dance party only.
 
To reserve your spot, please pay via PayPal. Send payment to: bluesworkshops.madison@gmail.com
 
If you would prefer to pay with Cash or Check you can sign up at our October 8th social.
 
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Class Descriptions:
Saturday, October 26th
10:30-11:45am  •  Triple Step Shaping and Articulations
Let’s explore the concept of triple steps in Blues dance! We’ll find different ways to apply this rhythm to our dancing, and how it might change along with the music. Over the course of this class, we’ll look at several different ways to articulate the movement, as well how we might shape it into other movements.

 



12:00-1:15pm • Embracing the Blues
The Embrace dance position can be a lot of fun, but it can be a challenge too. We’ll start with refining our partnered connection and showing how to easily pass in and out of this position. Then, from a Slow Drag base we’ll try out a few moves that touch on different aspects of this type of connection.

 

2:30-3:45pm  •  Influencing and Responding
Dancing is a two-way street, with both partners listening and adapting based on each other. In this class, we’ll explore how follows can influence a dance on both macro and micro scales, and how leads might respond to that to alter the course of an idea. Let’s create a dance built on the merged

 

Sunday, October 27th
12:00-1:15pm  •  Exploring Rotation
Rotation is an important concept in our dance! In this class, we’ll build our technique and explore its use in different partnered contexts. Come learn some of the movements that can grow out of it, both common and uncommon.

 

1:30-2:45pm  •  Fast But Chill
When the tempos heat up, keep your cool! We’ll start by refining our fast dancing technique to maintain a comfortable connection and clear communication with our partner. As we build that, we’ll work on strategies that will help us match the music and speed while composing a dance.

 

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Dan is immersed in the music and the movement. He constantly travels to continue learning, happily sharing his ideas along the way. In his teaching, Dan’s enthusiastic approach brings a focus on innovation, connection, and attention to your partner. Dan is also a veteran DJ, spinning for events across the continent and locally on a weekly basis, and has dabbled in organizing for events and local dances. In the end, Dan is most excited to push his dancing and to see his students break through their boundaries. Though his classes span many topics, all of them come from a core set of values:
 
Technique: Clearer communication between individuals
Creativity: Inspired by partners working together
Musicality: Dancing that comes directly from the music
Fun: That keeps us moving
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