November sees FootNotes get in to the spring fever of routine time. That’s right, in preparation for the end of year performance ball on December 8th (and the workshops with Shob and Andy over that weekend) Helen and Michael will be teaching our routine every Monday night at 8.30pm. Routines are a great way to learn some neat choreography that you can utilise in your social dancing.
Whilst our routines will always have a focus on socially lead/follow-able moves, Michael will team up with Kara at 7.30pm to teach you the ins and outs of all the moves in the routine so you can definitely nail them on the floor! You don’t _have_ to be learning the routine to come to this class… but why wouldn’t you?!
Beginners classes as always will be at 6.30pm with Relle and Graeme taking you through all the basics you can poke a stick at. Bring your friends! First class is free!
November classes at a glance:
||6-count / Charleston
||Learn the Moves from the Routine
||Learn the Routine!
Posted on November 5th 2012 in FootNotes
Ever wandered in to our venue and thought – what a cool building, I wonder what it is all about? Well, on Sunday the 21st October, Freemasons Tasmania are opening their doors and inviting you to “discover freemasonry”.
The Freemasons Tasmania Open Day
Hobart Masonic Hall, 3 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart
Sunday 21st October 1-5pm
Afternoon Tea provided
We can pass on contact details if you’re interested in attending.
Posted on October 15th 2012 in FootNotes
WOW! October already!
FootNotes is gearing up to teach the end of year routine very very soon, but first we wanted you all to get some GREAT social dancing practice. The classes for this month are:
||Combining your 6-count, Charleston and Swingouts.
||Dance yourself solo!
|*Week 1 taught by Kara
Also, October has FIVE Monday nights – and that means PARTY NIGHT! Come along to the Masonic Hall (3 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart) for a superb partner-dance class taught by Kara and Bryce and then stay and dance for the rest of the evening! The theme for this party night is Halloween – so get your spook on!
Another awesome event on in October, is Sweet Sweet Blues! On this weekend, upstairs at The Republic Bar from 7.30pm. $5 entry gets you sweet, sweet dancing to great music DJ’d by Kara, Graeme and Tim.
Posted on October 9th 2012 in FootNotes
WOW! How good was Hot August Jazz yesterday?!?! We figuratively danced our socks off to some pretty awesome bands from all over Tas. We’re so lucky to have so many jazz bands here in Tas, especially Hobart – I don’t know of any other place like it! AND the most amazing part is that Hot August Jazz is free…. The Hobart Jazz Club is run by volunteers and they put on this day all for the love of the music!
We started the day at the Crescent Hotel listening to the smooth sounds of the Ian Pearce Quartet. Then headed to the Uniting Church Hall to listen to Launnie swing teacher Tom singing some cruisey tunes with the St Joe’s Big Band (led by the awesome Fi – another Launnie dancer). We headed from there to Raincheck and the Alley Cat for some more divine jazz. We finished the night off by dancing crazily to the many many awesome bands at the Republic Bar. By the time the Cake Walking Babies had rounded out their crazy fast set, we were pretty pooped and called it a night. Much to the disappointment of one lovely couple in the crowd.
We loved sharing this awesome dance with jazz lovers of all ages! If you saw us and want to come and learn how to lindy hop, “swing” on by the Masonic Lodge any Monday night from 6.30pm – your first class is FREE!!
Posted on August 27th 2012 in FootNotes
The much awaited class is finally here!
Yes, that’s right – every Monday night in September at 7.30pm, FootNotes will be teaching you how to SWING OUT!
That means that in 4 hours (1 class a week for 4 weeks) you’ll go from the ol’ beginner 8count to swinging out with the best of them!
The swingout is the epitome of swing dancing. Often referred to as “lindy hop”, it is the bees knees that won the world over in the 1940s. Join Bryce and Kara as they take you on a journey of awesomeness.
The classes will be pitched at Foundations and Essentials students who want to learn or revise the swingout. Bryce and Kara would love it if some of the more advanced dancers could come and help out too! They’ll give you special hints and tips on improving your basics, as an added bonus.
This class is in preparation for our October “mixing it up” class and our end of year performance ball ROUTINE!
Posted on August 20th 2012 in FootNotes