Course details

Slow Foxtrot

fully booked
Subscription status
Currently there are:
  • 8 couples
Level

All levels

Teachers

Christoph Hellings

Room

Hönggerberg, Raum der Stille

Costs

30.00 CHF for students, otherwise 60.00 CHF

Time
Wed, 22. June 2022, 20:00 - 21:00
Wed, 29. June 2022, 20:00 - 21:00
Wed, 06. July 2022, 20:00 - 21:00

Description

The slox foxtrot can be considered as the quintessential English ballroom dance. Its long, flowing movements create a very elegant appearance, but they are in fact derived from natural walking. Learning the slowfox should thus be as simple as going for a Sunday afternoon walk. As a couple. In closed dance hold. While respecting the physical law that two bodies cannot be in the same place at the same time...

Therefore, this workshop will not only cover the basic figures of the slowfox, but we also take the opportunity to discuss little tricks that allow us to move smoothly as a couple in time with the music without becoming obstacles for each other. In doing so, we discover some basic principals of the ballroom technique, which are useful for other ballroom dances as well, but turn out to be indispensable for mastering the slowfox.

As we start from the basics, no prior knowledge is required (apart from knowing how to go for a Sunday afternoon walk), but even if you have already danced the slowfox, you can benefit from the tips on technique and musicality. Moreover, if more experienced participants are interested in an extra challenge, we will spontaneously append another 30 minutes after each workshop unit to treat advanced figures and topics.