Weekly swing and Aerials practice in Redwood City

Time-stamp: <2002-02-07 10:48:54 lrc>
Time-stamp: updated <2014-07-14 16:48:54 lrc>

Who we are:
We are a group of swing dancers that used to meet once a week to practice aerials, and in general improve our swing dance technique.

The name came because the practice sessions started on Thursday nights (THURsday aeRIALS).

Is it a class?
No. Although we do end up teaching each other various moves, it is primarily just a chance to practice moves that we've already learned. Most of us have taken classes from Rob Wilson

Gee that looks dangerous

It is. Children, we're trained amatuers, don't try this at home. We take great care to be safe and to always practice with spotters. Even so, things can go wrong. We strongly reccomend that before you try this, you take classes from a professional instructor.

When and where is the practice?
That's a really good question. We're looking for a new site.

How do I find out more? lrc@red4est.com, also you can sign up for the mailing list on yahoogroups by going to http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/thurials .
You can also subcribe by sending email to thurials-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Do you have any instructional material?:
Nope, but we do have some notes online to help us remember what we learned and figured out:
Constructive comments and feedback on our notes are almost always appreciated.

I went through notes from classes to collect some pointers about swing dancing.

Stuff I'm working on /mistakes I make.
Nov 12, 2001 rehersal
cherry drops
koshi cherry
oh floor
Russian Kick
Side Straddle
Helicoptor/lindy flip/lamppost
Left Handed and Backwards
Larry's first set of notes.
Patty's comments on Larry's notes.
notes from swingphonics
Bill Gin's Birthday Jam 2001
Notes from Patty:

(Larry: I’ve also changed the term lifter to base – because the whole point of aerials is that you use each other’s timing, energy and momentum. This way the guys don’t think they have to muscle the followers about. If I could think of another word for lifts, I would have used it!)

As a note: for convenience the base/leader is assumed to be male and the flyer/follower is female.

http://validator.w3.org/check/referer Larry Colen
Copyright (C) 2001 Larry Colen
Most recently modified by lrc at Thu Feb 07 10:48:54 PST 2002