B: Fundamentals and Improvers

Over the weekend, each of the following activities will go live with either playable session videos, or access to live sessions, as applicable. These will only be available to those who have registered to participate. You can see the complete Schedule here

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Activity B1: Slow Bal Fundamentals - Part 1

Join Jacob and Shani for the first "Fundamentals" class... The perfect beginning for those with little or no Slow Bal experience. This will also be an opportunity for more experienced Slow Bal dancers to improve their underlying technique. The class will focus on Slow Movement Concepts (Body Position, Foot Position, Weight Shifts, Single Time Steps) and Dean Raftery "Basic".

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Activity B2: Slow Bal Fundamentals - Part 2

The second "Fundamentals" class... Guided by Jacob and Shani you will build on the strong foundations laid in the first class, as you gain confidence and add to your Slow Bal skills. Plus, there will be useful tips for more experienced Slow Bal dancers to hone their skills. The main focus will on Repeating Steps including Leads Triple Back, Follow Triple Forward, Lead Forward Rounded Triple, Leads Back Rounded Triple, Back + Forth Rounded.

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Activity B3: Progressing to Improver level

Take the next steps into Improver Slow Bal level with clear direction and support from Jacob and Shani. This class will add Dean's Crossover "Rewind Step" and Repeating Triples with Timing variation to your repertoire. Jacob and Shani will then guide you as you put ALL this together, including single time, basic, repeats, variations from the first two classes.

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Activity B4: Mickey & Kelly Basics and Turns (Improver level)

So having completed the first three classes (Fundamentals and Improvers), you are now ready to progress further. Join Mickey and Kelly for 3 different versions of a simple turn, playing with different connections. This class will be geared towards improvers and intermediates alike. Whether solo or with a partner, there will be something for everyone.

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Activity B5 (DELAYED): Gašper and Anni - Nuages (Clouds) Part 1 (Improvers and above)

Slowbal has its unique way of dancing to sweet music, but the feeling is even greater when you are in the music as one with your partner. Anni and Gašper will show you how to give the dance volume and space to feel light, connected, and to look like you're dancing on the clouds. It is going to be interesting, playful and extra creative. That's why it is good if you already know the basics of Slowbal and have some experience with it on social dance floors.

Apologies! - Delayed due to technical difficulties

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Activity B6: Andreas and Olga Inspiration from Laminu (Improvers)

An improver class with Andreas and Olga, but please join us if you have more experience. This will be a live class based around the theme of "Inspiration from Laminu", so be ready to have a lot of fun, and learn lots at the same time.

The Laminu video with Ray Cunningham and Darleene Lind mentioned in the class can be found at https://youtu.be/nYGqZW0DvAo

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Activity B7 (DELAYED): Gašper and Anni - Nuages (Clouds) Part 2 (Improvers and above)

Slowbal has its unique way of dancing to sweet music, but the feeling is even greater when you are in the music as one with your partner. Anni and Gašper will show you how to give the dance volume and space to feel light, connected, and to look like you're dancing on the clouds. It is going to be interesting, playful and extra creative. That's why it is good if you already know the basics of Slowbal and have some experience with it on social dance floors.

Apologies! - Delayed due to technical difficulties