Photo: Darial Sneed
Jaime Shannon and Tony Fraser have graciously offered to teach a lindy hop workshop for all levels of dancers to benefit JCE! Lindy hop is a lively and exuberant social dance born out of the jazz era and popularized throughout the 1930s and 1940s. The class will focus on the fundamentals of partnering in social dance. An emphasis on leading and following technique will be covered as well as necessary footwork and patterns that are essential to lindy hop. Smooth flat bottom sneakers similar to Keds are recommended. Suede bottom shoes are also a good choice.
Jaime Shannon began her dance training at the age of four at the Lee Lund Studio of Dance in Milford, CT. In 2006 she received her BA in dance from Hofstra University where she studied with Lance Westergard, Stormy Brandenberger, Robin Becker, Carla Wolfangle, Rachel List, and Amy Marshall. Since then, Jaime has performed professionally with Azul Dance Theatre, Dance Cat-Alyst, Soluq Dance Theater, Lauren Hale Dance, and Kelley Donovan and Dancers. In 2010 Jaime met Tony Fraser and together, they quickly became a dynamic partnership in the swing dance community. Together they have performed and taught various styles of swing dance throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.
Tony Fraser is a 20-year veteran of swing dancing, competition, coaching, and teaching. He is a best-of-breed technical instructor and a specialist in Collegiate Shag, Lindy Hop, Aerials, Tricks, and partnered Charleston. He has been seen on television and stage throughout his expansive dance career. Additionally, Tony is an American Lindy Hop Champion and US Open champion.
Space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. For information and to RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds from the class go towards Jazz Choreography Enterprises.
** Please note there may be photos and videos taken during this class. By taking the class, you agree that JCE can record still and moving images of you that could be used in our marketing.
Pearl Studios NYC
500 Eighth Avenue
(b/w 35th & 36th Streets)
New York, New York 10018