Rhythm City Productions

The Lab

The Lab returns September 8 2022! 

Photo by Emmanuel Guevarra.

Here's the deal, Lab dancers: we have the small room around the corner from the dance hall inside St Michael's hall (behind the stage, follow the corridor around to the right). Starting on Thursday, September 8, we will be running drop in upper level sessions in that space. Join/follow the facebook group for updates.

Topics will start with taking snippets of old or current choreographies (found on youtube) and working them out together. Mainly partnered material. Discussion of this material will take place on the facebook group, so do join.

Location: St Michaels Hall Guild Room, 2474 Prince Edward St

Day/Time: Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30pm starting September 8

Cost: 15-$25 per session, pay what you can. Lab cards will return...

Mask-wearing is recommended, though not required, so please be considerate of others’ decision to mask or not, and be prepared to put on a mask as a courtesy to your dance partner if they request it.

The Lab is the arena for play and exploration in your dancing. Once you've mastered the material in the Intermediate classes, and you've been social dancing long enough to know that there's more out there to discover, you're ready for The Lab. This is where we experiment with techniques, patterns, and topics that don't fit neatly into any series. This arena is for you to develop and grow! Tell us us what you'd like to explore: we'll help you do it. Join the facebook group for discussion and topic requests.

Past topics include: Choreography; Frankie's favourite moves; follows' focus; vintage blues and slow dancing; fast dancing; flashy figures; fancy footwork; Poise, Posture, and Pirouettes; Charleston variations; musicality in social dancing and Charleston; out-of-town guest instructors; solo jazz steps and routines (e.g., Tranky Do, the Stew); solo jazz in partner dancing; jams, competitions, and spotlights; role reversals and lead/follow swapping; swivels and styling; connection; moves development; lifts & jumps; swing-out clinics; moves creation; back-to-essentials, closed & close embrace Lindy hop (fast, not slow), Caribbean shim sham... and more!