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March Lindy and Charleston Workshop Weekend with Richard Badu Saturday and Sunday, 3/30 and 3/31

There will be two tracks, one for beginners that does not require a strong swing-out and one for intermediates that does. The two tracks will each have classes on their own, as well as one class each day that everyone does together.

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When: Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Harkness ballroom, 367 Cedar St, New Haven, CT

Cost (student/general): Either track (I or II) and the dance for $60 ($50 for students)
Both tracks and the dance for $85 ($75 for students)

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Saturday 3/30:

12:30-1:30 [Track I] Energy Focus: attention on connection to support strong Lindy basics
1:45-2:45 [Track II] Broadening your Lindy Vocabulary
3:00-4:00 [Tracks I and II] Jazz Routine: honoring Frankie Manning
4:15-5:15 [Track I] Charleston Variations

Sunday 3/31:

12:30-1:30 [Track II] Tandem Charleston Variations
1:45-2:45 [Track I] Lindy the Rest of the Time: when you’re not swingin’ out!
3:00-4:00 [Tracks I and II] Blooz: hot moves for those slow grooves
4:15-5:15 [Track II] Even More Swing Vocabulary

Instructor Bio: Richard Badu has been teaching classes and workshops in the various forms of swing dancing—Lindy, Charleston; East and West coast swing, Blues, St. Louis shag and Cajun jitterbug—since 1989, shortly after he began working with Frankie Manning. He is a founder of the Triangle Swing Dance Society, and he co-founded the performance troupes Swing Steppin’ and Swing Feats. Richard teaches Lindy in the dance program at Duke University and is a regular teacher at the annual Beantown Lindy Camp in Boston. He also co-founded the award-winning music group Big Zucchini Washboard Bandits, learning Cajun dancing during the band’s annual tours to the Bayou. Richard has a background in wushu and teaches T’ai-Chi, locally and in workshops for dance camps. Richard’s background in music and martial arts gives his teaching a grounded focus in connection, energy and musicality. Movie credits include dance consultant to choreographer Toni Basil and actress Julia Roberts for the film Something To Talk About; and choreographer and featured dancer in Chesterfield, a Black Mariah feature film.

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