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POSTPONED: Slow West Coast Swing workshops w/Maria Ford – Syracuse, NY

POSTPONED due to Corona virus

Syracuse, NY & Horseheads, NY

Join Maria for a day of West Coast Swing workshops focused on dancing to slower music. 

Plus a special warm-up workshop & dance at Canfield Dance Arts.


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FRIDAY, APRIL 17 warm-up

Location: Canfield Dance Arts, 1020 Center Street, Ste #13, Horseheads, NY 14845 (Next to HR Block)

7:00 PM: Advanced-Beginner to Intermediate WCS Workshop

8:00-11:00 PM: DJ’ed social dance


SATURDAY, APRIL 18 “Slow WCS” workshop series

Location: Puttin on the Ritz, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY, 13214

10:00-11:00 AM: Slow Connection

Learn to connect consistently with a partner through slow music and especially how to “live” in connection (stretch & compression) longer.

11:00-noon: Slow Style

Learn and practice some specific footwork and level changes to use when dancing on slow music.

–Lunch break–

1:00-2:00 PM: Slow Movement

Get your body moving well and looking good on slow music with this mini solo choreography session.

2:00-3:00 PM: Look at Me!

Explore the use of eye contact and visual cues as a partnering tool

3:00-5:00 PM: Put it all Together

Put it all together and Wrap up choreography involving the key concepts and breaking into small groups to give each other feedback

–Dinner break–

Location: Syracuse University Skybarn, 151 Farm Acre Rd, Syracuse, NY 13210

7:00-8:00 PM: Syracuse University Showcase

8:00-11:30 PM: Social Dance

Prices & Registration

Friday workshop & dance: Register online

Saturday Early Bird passes: USD $50/person All In Workshops, pre-registered
Students: $30

At the door: USD $15/per workshops
SU Showcase and Dance: Separately ticketed; USD $10 at the door.

Please send questions or payments to Andrew Banas via PayPal.
*Please indicate “Slow WCS Workshops” and list full names of the attendee(s) you’re sending payment for.