We think this is some of the best and most fun stuff in partner dance, (though it is not suited for everyone).
This material is of course athletic. You need to be athletic for these workshops. A student comment from 2011: “They weren’t kidding about the athletic part.”
You need to come with your own dance partner for these workshops (unlike all other workshops and classes, partners do not rotate in air steps and tricks workshops and classes). (It is o.k. to come as a trio with the one lead or the one follower doing double duty.)
Wear athletic or comfortable clothing. For followers running shoes are good (or other shoes with both absorption and traction). Wear things you are comfortable being upside down in. Don’t wear jeans. Leads, wear shoes that have good traction, or at least traction under the heel (rubber soles under the heel are good).
In air steps (aerials) one of the partners, usually the follower, flies or flips in the air. Tricks include lifts, drops, floorials (“floor aerials” which involve falling to or towards the floor for a slide or spin), perches, carries, and low or more extreme dips.
Comments from people who took Carlynn & Simon’s January 5, 2019 Air Steps, Lifts, Dips, Floorials Workshop:
“This was my first aerials / dips workshop and it was incredible! You both are great teachers, making the moves easy to follow and understand. Thank you!” (Ayla.)
“Great workshop and very clear and balanced.”
“Love the workshop. … I had a blast and would love to do more!”
“Open to all. Wonderful and engaging workshop. Definitely worth the trip out from Sudbury!”
“Great workshop. We had so much fun.” (Alexander.)
“Fantastic workshop! I appreciated the thorough breakdown of the moves, and the individual correction and attention provided.”
“Excellent workshop. Nice pace that allowed for me to build comfort and confidence with aerials. I felt very safe.”
“Accessible to beginners but can learn even as experts.”
“Instructors were really engaging! Moved through more material than expected. Learned not just technicalities but gracefulness too. :-)”
“Awesome workshop!! …”
“Loved it! I’ll be back!”
“Thanks for a fantastic workshop Simon and Carlynn!” (Jackie.)
Comments from people who took Simon, Cheryl and Katherine’s January 8, 2011 workshop in Tricks, Drops, Floorials, Lifts and Dips:
“So clear and concise. A real joy to learn from this group.” ~ Paul
“I can’t wait!!! This was SO much fun last year 🙂 EXCITED!!!!!” ~ Dee
“Thank you for an amazing class! Please keep on doing these regularly – would love to do an airstep class!” ~ Sabrina
“Great instruction and some really fun exercise. Definitely doing this again.” ~ Jon
“Thanks for a great class Simon, Cheryl and Katherine. It was lots of fun and very challenging!” ~ Cheryl
Comments from people who took Simon & Cheryl’s December 6, 2014 Floorials and Drops Workshop (the last workshop in our Fall Air Steps and Tricks series):
“Best class ever! This series is very fun!” Alex
“What a romp! Super fun.” Barb
“Thanks so much Simon and Cheryl! Fantastic instruction with plenty of one on one feedback and a great focus on safety. Can’t wait for the next one!” Jill
“Loved these classes Simon & Cheryl! Never doubt Cheryl! : ) Can’t wait for the next one.” Karen (and two others)
“Thank you so much! I had a great time learning some sweet new tricks … safely : )” Name not left.
“Great class!” G.K.
“Confident direction, with attention to detail, all while making it look effortless.” Doug
Posted comment from one of the people who took Simon & Cheryl’s December 5, 2015 Air Steps & Tricks workshop:
“Great workshop! Thank you Simon and Cheryl! ” ~Michael
Carlynn and Carlos performing at Canada Super Stars in 2017.
Carlynn performing in a dance competition with her former cabaret dance competition partner Carlos. Carlos and Carlynn have won many dance competitions together.
Event Type: Workshop
Organiser: Swing Toronto
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Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Price: $35, $5 less for full-time students