Lilli Ann returns to Portland after traveling and teaching in Russia. They will be doing a workshop Saturday, March from noon to 4:30 pm at the Rose City Studios, 1420 NW 17th Ave. Then on a pre-dance lesson at Norse Hall for the the March 31 Waltz Brunch.
After returning from teaching 4 days of master classes in St Petersburg, Russia in January, Lilli Ann and Claire's enthusiasm for taking higher level Cross Step material farther afield was renewed. The Russian students loved diving into the finer points of how to be excellent waltzers. Lilli Ann and Claire brought some new, (some West Coast Swing inspired) moves, and also some of their best tried-and-true material. These three workshops will be a sampler plate of the Russian students' favorite, socially leadable moves, and likely a few new things they have up their sleeves. Come kick up your heels, do a few spins (leads too!), follows turning technique and styling, and grab some great techniques for showing your partner a good time when a slow waltz comes on.
Prerequisite: Dancing waltz at an intermediate level, or familiar with waltz and an intermediate dancer in at least one other dance.
The classes are cumulative as they will reemphasize concepts as they work through the various workshops.
12-1:15- Cross- step waltz- the linear and the rotational.
(This class will do a quick review of the basic)
1:30-2:45- Three moves that emphasize body leading with a nod to individual turning technique and follow styling.
3:00- 4:15 - Three moves that stress Stretch and the Art of Connection
Rose City Studios, 1420 NW 17th Ave, Portland
Each session is 75 minutes. $20/session, $45 for all three
Pre register at PayPal or pay at the door.