It’s been a while since i’ve updated my website. There were some login issues we were having and I wasn’t able to update for quite some time. I hope that you’ve all been keeping up with my Youtube channel though and reviewing all my video class recaps. Click the link below to check out that channel. Don’t forget you can click on the notifications and get updates directly to your device for when I upload a video or go live.
Sorry for the delay but the last three weeks from Super Swing Tuesday Recaps are finally online. No need to worry because I’ve figured out a better way to edit my videos for convenience without sacrificing quality. Keep up to date and check out my Youtube Channel for my videos every week.
After a wonderful vacation I have finally been able to catch up and get these wonderful videos for you all to review. I apologize that I was extremely tired in this video as I had just gotten off the plane and just made it back in time for class. I hope you enjoy. The first video is a rough syllabus of basic patterns in West Coast Swing. There are lots of interpretations of how many core basics there are. These are my set patterns. In the demonstration I did not choreograph to phrase to the music. The goal was simply to go through as many of the basics as possible. The second video you will see a demonstration of musicality and styling as influenced and inspired by some of my favorite peer champion dancers. Enjoy!
I was on vacation in California and my wonderful students Kristen Shaw and Andrew Hayden did an amazing job holding the fort down at Brix for our weekly dance. Holding with my themes and theory, they taught a wonderful lesson on turn location for the beginners, and consistent movement for the intermediate and advanced class. Stay tuned for more videos to come. But definitely join us in Jersey for our dance at Brix.
Here it is. I’m wearing my award from Swing Fling the past weekend. We went over a lot of information and had fun trying some new stuff. We really packed both classes and had fun playing with variations including the beginning class. Hope you all can join us next time at Brix.
Another wonderful Tuesday at Brix with Guest Instructor and DJ Kristen Shaw!
I was traveling for work and Kristen and my wife Bridget held down the fort and taught a wonderful set of classes. The beautiful duo had a blast with the local crowd. Everyone also seemed to enjoy the new drink specials at the bar! Stay tuned for more video recaps every week. But come join us in Belleville when you have a free Tuesday evening.
Sorry for the delayed upload. But finally here is week 3 at Brix. There has been a wonderful turnout for the lessons and lots of more advanced dancers have been taking the beginner course to relearn the basics and also help out the more novice and newcomer dancers. It’s exactly what the community needs. Thank you for those who’ve been coming out regularly to support us and the local dance community.
I’m very excited to share the videos from the debut of our weekly dance with you. Check back regularly because I will be posting each recap from both classes here on my website, on my Youtube Channel, and Facebook.
Those who really know me know I have a special place in my heart for the throwback songs of the 90’s. In this video from Summer Hummer 2013, the leaders were given the opportunity to choose their music prior to choosing their Jack and Jill partner. Not many events do this and although you can argue it doesn’t allow for a true genuine Jack and Jill because you shouldn’t really know the song you’re gonna get, it does provide for a very eclectic mixture of songs in the competition and the theory is that it should provide for a very good show. The difficulty in selecting our own song is that you still don’t know who you will be dancing with. Knowing my selection was “Motownphilly” by Boyz II Men, the follower that shares my love for the same genre of music was of course Courtney Adair. You will see both of us are extremely happy to draw each other and she was also just as happy to discover the song I had chosen. I hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed dancing. ~Arjay