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Matsqui Hall - Suburban Swing

Boogie Woogie and Rockabilly Jive Workshops

Today it is called boogie-woogie but during the 1950s it was called rock'n'roll jive. Boogie Woogie is a playful and improvised couple dance.

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Boogie Woogie and Rockabilly Jive Workshops
Boogie Woogie and Rockabilly Jive Workshops

Time & Location

Jun 02, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Matsqui Hall - Suburban Swing, 33676 St Olaf Ave, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1T6, Canada

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About the event

Today it is called boogie-woogie but during the 1950s it was called rock'n'roll jive. Boogie Woogie is a playful and improvised couple dance.

Boogie Woogie and Rockabilly Jive Workshops with Vicky Yeung

Time & Location

Jun. 02, 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Matsqui Hall - Suburban Swing, 33676 St Olaf Ave, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1T6, Canada

About The Event

June 2, 2019 All levels Boogie Woogie and Rockabilly Jive Workshops with Vicky Yeung! First time coming to Suburban Swing!

$115 General prices for the classes including the Sunday night dance.

$50 just for 2 classes (not including the dance)

$30 for one class.

Sunday

1 pm Boogie Woogie 101 (Intro)

- Intro to Boogie Woogie

- Converting moves you know to Boogie Woogie!

2 pm Boogie Woogie 102 (Mini-Routine)

- Taking common swing moves and putting them together into little Boogie Woogie routine!

- It is recommended that students have taken the 1pm class.

3:30 pm Rockabilly Jive 101 (Intro)

- Students will learn the basics of Rockabilly Jive

- This class will be taught ambidance - all students will learn footwork & movements for both leader & follower roles

- Students have the option of participating in both roles in the class or choosing stay with a single role

4:30 pm Rockabilly Jive 102

- Building on the 3:30pm class, we will be adding more repertoire to our Rockabilly Jive!

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What is Boogie Woogie?

Boogie Woogie is a swing dance that evolved from Lindy Hop and typically danced to Boogie Woogie music. Although it is less present in North America, it is popular in Europe and is starting to become more so in Montreal. Known for its fast feet and high energy, it is on of the most fun swing dances to learn!

Here is some footage from the Rock That Swing festival in Munich:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA546uNsGXA

What is Rockabilly Jive?

Rockabilly Jive is a swing dance that is very popular in the province of Quebec and parts of Europe. It is fast paced, upbeat and typically danced to Rockabilly or 50s Rock N Roll style music. Note that Rockabilly Jive is quite different from American Jive or Ballroom Jive.

Here is some footage of folks dancing Rockabilly Jive around the world!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuyAZmSMeYE

Here is footage of Vicky competing in Rockabilly Jive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NAIVtLSlC4

About Vicky!

Originally from Winnipeg, Vicky has been dancing various types of swing since 1995 and teaching swing dance since 2001 - primarily Lindy Hop, Balboa & Charleston. However, during her 3 year stint in Quebec City, she's added Rockabilly Jive and Boogie Woogie to her repertoire and has placed or won various competitions in each at various events, including Jump N Dance, JiveFest and the Canadian Swing Championships. Vicky currently lives and dances in Edmonton, Alberta.

Tickets

  • Last min sale

    Last min sale. Save 25$ off the workshops and dance!

    $90.00
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  • 2 class pass

    Can't make it all day? Pick two classes only! Does not include your Sunday night dance.

    $50.00
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  • Single class

    Just one class only.. but hey you're going to love that class! Does not include the dance.

    $30.00
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  • VIP & Staff Ticket

    This is for Staff and VIP only. Please do not choose this ticket if you have not been Pre-approved to do so.

    $0.00
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