Dancer in Residence #8

Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh

DIR#8: 18.2. – 14.4.2019:

We are very excited to have Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh as our next Dancers In Residence (DIR#8) from February 18 to April 14 here in Vienna!

For us these two dancers are among the best in the contemporary Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz Dance field!

Although the usual policy of the DIR#-program is to rather support upcoming yet unknown dancers and teachers, we couldn’t miss the chance to invite these two extraordinary dancers to Vienna (again)!

About Gaby
Gaby is an internationally-renowned dancer and instructor who loves all things Swing. Her unique style of movement balances power and dynamism with clarity and razor sharp turns. She brings great care to lines, shapes and balance in her personal performance, as well as her choreographic work.

She holds 1st place titles in lindy hop, balboa and solo jazz from events such as International Lindy Hop Championships (2012), Stompology (2012), Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (2011), Lindy Focus (2013), Lonestar Championships (2012) and Balboa Rendezvous (2009). She is a strong supporter of female-dance traditions and has worked over the last 7 years to create and foster growth for Chorus Girl Troupes. She is passionate about lindy hop traditions and works to share the joy of swing with new audiences. Find more information about Gaby Cook on www.gabycook.com

About Nathan
Nathan Bugh presents a unique, rhythmic style of jazz movement on stage, on screen, and in classrooms worldwide.
Nathan “rocked the stage” in several famos theatre halls at concerts, theatrical pieces and music videos. As a competitor, he has taken 1st place in Lindy, Slow Dancing, Solo Charleston, Team, Jill&Jack, and Cabaret divisions.

He is one of the most eminent solo-jazz contestants in the world, having won both the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (2012) and International Lindy Hop Championships (2014). He is also the director and choreographer of “Yeah Man,” the 2015 ILHC Team champions. Find more information about Nathan Bugh on www.nathanbugh.com

WEEKLY CLASSES: 8 WEEKS, 75 MINUTES EACH CLASS

We worked out 7 different classes focussing on different key topics.

Requirements

All these curricula are exciting and tempting but have different requirements. As always, not every class is for everyone. Please read the “About” and “Requirements” text carefully and sign up for the courses that fit.

The maximum of participants is limited

Therefore we ask to register only if you are committed to coming to the classes and you have a deep interest in dancing with Gaby & Nathan.

Early-Bird-registration

Monday, 29th of October till 3rd of December.

The Early-Bird-Price per 8-week-class is € 145,-. After Monday, 3rd of December (Lazy Bird) the price per 8-week-class is € 180,-

Packages

We recommend the “Double DIR# me!” and the “Triple DIR# me!!” Packages with a discount of the regular course price. Second added class only 125,-. Third added class just 105,-.

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Thursdays: 18:15 – 19:30

February  21st – April 11th

Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien
Price: Early Bird: 145,-/125,-/105,- Lazy Bird: 180,-

 

About

Practice and improve your turning, with technical advice from Gaby, and learn rhythms and footwork variations. Get tips on posture and how to dance throughout the body, including use and positioning of arms. Learn how to practice to incorporate your own variations into the partnered dance.

 

Requirements

For intermediate to advanced+ followers.

  • Follower Skills – Spins, Styling, Technique

    February 21st – April 11th
    8 Units á 75 Min

  • Thursdays, 18:15 – 19:30
  • Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien
  • Anmelden

Thursdays, 19:45 – 21:00

February  21st – April 11th

Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien
Price: Early Bird: 145,-/125,-/105,- Lazy Bird: 180,-

 

About

Learn about swing, what makes it swing, and what is the best ground rhythm for Lindy. Then focus on specific rhythms, namely “clave” and “the big four.” All concepts will be explored through moves and combinations.

 

Requirements

For intermediate and intermediate-advanced dancers. However, the kind of work done in this course is certainly very productive for higher levels as well.

  • Lindy Hop – Focus on Rhythm and Musicality

    February 21st – April 11th
    8 Units á 75 Min

  • 19:45 – 21:00
  • Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien
  • Anmelden

Thursdays, 21:15 – 22:30

February 21st – April 11th

Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien
Price: Early Bird: 145,-/125,-/105,- Lazy Bird: 180,-

 

About

This class will focus on the shared experience, and will cover things like connection, timing, counterbalance, frame, leading/following footwork, and leading/following difficult moves.

 

Requirements

For intermediate-advanced and higher. However, the kind of work done in this course is certainly very productive for advanced dancers and teachers as well.

  • Lindy Hop – Focus on Partnering Techniques

    February 21st – April 11th
    8 Units á 75 Min

  • Thursdays, 21:15 – 22:30
  • Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien
  • Anmelden

Tuesdays: 18:45 – 20:00

February  19th – April 9th

Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien

Price: Early Bird: 145,-/125,-/105,- Lazy Bird: 180,-

 

About

Learn fancy, strenuous moves and air steps (moves where one dancer is in the air) and practice them. Dancers who also take the performance track will be able to incorporate their tricks into a performance. “The specific moves we do will depend on the students in the class, what they already know, and what they are capable of doing.”

 

Requirements

For intermediate-advanced to advanced+ dancers. No partner rotation. In this class you have to sign up with a partner you feel confident doing acrobatic moves with.

  • Focus on Air Steps, Flash Moves, Dips,…

    February 19th – April 9th
    8 Units á 75 Min

  • Tuesdays, 18:45 – 20:00
  • Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien
  • Anmelden

Tuesdays, 20:15 -21:30

February 19th – April 9th

Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien

Price: Early Bird: 145,-/125,-/105,- Lazy Bird: 180,-

 

About

Learn a Lindy Hop routine and perform it. This will be a very rewarding and transformative experience, even if you have never performed before. Many dance skills are required to make your performance accurate, and performing will give you confidence and a sense of community.

 

Requirements

For advanced and advanced+ dancers. For this course you are required to register with a fixed partner. There will be NO partner rotation. You have to be willing to practice between the classes and do extra rehearsals for the show. AND you should take part in the “Focus on Air Steps, Flash Moves, Dips,…” class, since we will use the content of this class in the performance.

  • Lindy Hop Performance Track

    February 19th – April 9th
    8 Units á 75 Min

  • Tuesdays, 20:15 -21:30
  • Location: Festsaal des CVJM – Wien, Kenyongasse 15 (1.Stock), 1070 Wien
  • Anmelden

Tuesday, 20:15 – 21:30

February 20th – April 10th

Location: Studio Barada, Robert-Hamerling-Gasse 1, 1150 Wien

Price: Early Bird: 145,-/125,-/105,- Lazy Bird: 180,-

 

About

Learn a solo-jazz routine and get tips on jam circles, then perform both. This will be a very rewarding and transformative experience, even if you have never performed before. Many dance skills are required to make your performance accurate, and performing will give you confidence and a sense of community.

 

Requirements

This class is open to int-adv and advanced Solo Jazz dancers or alternatively dancers with experience in other similar dance styles. You have to be willing to practice between the classes and do extra rehearsals for the show.

  • Solo Jazz Choreography and Jam Circle

    (Performance Track)
    February 20th – April 10th
    8 Units á 75 Min

  • Wednesdays, 20:00 – 21:15
  • Location: Studio Barada, Robert-Hamerling-Gasse 1, 1150 Wien
  • Anmelden

Wednesdays: 21:30 – 22:45

February 20th – April 10th

Location: Studio Barada, Robert-Hamerling-Gasse 1, 1150 Wien

Price: Early Bird: 145,-/125,-/105,- Lazy Bird: 180,-

 

About

Nathan and Gaby have been dancing and teaching lindy/vernacular jazz for over 20 years. Nathan in particular has studied the dance’s history. He worked to publish the unpublished Spirit Moves, reviewing Mura’s reel-to-reel footage, her estate documents, and her unpublished book of the same title. He has taken class from luminaries, like Franky Manning, George and Sugar Sullivan, Margaret Batiuchok, Chester Whitmore, Norma Miller, Dawn Hampton, Ernest “brownie” Brown, and Robert Reed – the grandson of Maceo Anderson and protege of Prince Spencer and Pegleg Bates. He also spent most of his lindy career learning steps from old movies. As New York residents, Gaby and Nathan are confronted by the ever-changing definition and social meaning of the dance, in each of the diverse city’s communities. In this class they will share their thoughts and experiences; with tips for teaching the dance to beginners, intermediate dancers, and to advanced dancers; tips for teaching the dance in public spaces with large crowds; and examples of how the dance has changed, or can change, and how to preserve diversity of style.

 

Requirements

Advanced+ / Lindy Hop Teachers

  • Teaching Philosophy and The Definition of Lindy Hop

    February 20th – April 10th
    8 Units á 75 Min

  • Wednesdays, 21:30 – 22:45
  • Studio Barada, Robert-Hamerling-Gasse 1, 1150 Wien
  • Anmelden
Specials & Events
190328-FBPOST-DIR8 Farewell

12.04.2019 // DIR#8 Finale with The Cotton Lickers

Für diese Tanzerei gönnen wir uns einen der 💚 besten Tanzsäle Wiens, mit den 💚 Cotton Lickers auf der Bühne und auch ein paar 💚 Performances die während der Residency mit Gaby & Nathan entstanden sind!

IG HOP Dancer in Residence #8 Welcome Party

22.02.2019 // Welcome DIR#8! Tanzerei mit Konzert (Rakugaki Swinger Klub) und Dance Show

We’re welcoming two of the worlds most famous living Lindy Hop dancers: Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh. For IG HOP’s two-month Dancers In Residence Program. Let’s celebrate this and dance to the fabulous swing band: The Rakugaki Swinger Club!

Gaby & Nathan's Welcome Impro Performance

At the Dancer In Residence (DIR#8) Welcome Party Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh did a nice dance Improvisation to “Moten Swing” with the Rakugaki Swinger Klub!

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