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Sunday, 22 April 2007
Doug Silton Workshops

Doug Silton Workshops For Intermediate/Advanced Dancers June 9-10, 2007. Visit his website at for a full bio on this dynamic dancer and instructor!


You must have a solid understanding and practice of 6 and 8-count steps, swing outs, tuck turns and the Lindy circle. You should have solid footwork for smooth movement and transitions. 


Saturday June 9

9:30-10:45 am-Connection and Technique-Learn the in's and out's of what makes Lindy Hop a true lead and follow dance. Be able to lead and follow anything and everyhting!


11:00-12:15 pm-Creating Moves For Lindy Hop- Tired of Patterns? Instead of dancing patterns, learn how to create the patterns through the AB Philosophy. The AB Philosophy is a definitive method to creating an infinite number of moves plus………learn how to create new moves, starter steps, and foot rolling technique.


12:15-1:00 pm-LUNCH


1:00-2:15 pm-Cool Lindy Moves 1

Bad-A** Lindy Moves. Can we say Bad-A** on a flier? Er .... too late, I guess.

Cool moves for the guys and hijacks and hijack technique, placement, movement and styling for the followers.


2:30-3:45 pm-Dips and Tricks-Slides, Dips, Styling and Flair for Lindy Hop Leads and Follows


4:00-5:15-Blues and Lindy Blues 1-This class will teach the information and technique Doug uses to compose championship choreography and sultry social dancing that has swept the nation for the past 5 or so years ... associated with close, closed-position movements, dips, body movement, and more!


Sunday June 10, 2007-


10:00-11:15am -Extended Variations-Are you bored with your 6 and 8 count patterns? This class will cover moves that take up between 10-18-counts. These variations will challenge as well as expand your dancing.


11:30-12:45pm-Blues and Lindy Blues 2- A continuation from Blues 1-See the description for Saturday’s Class.


1:00-2:15pm- More Cool Lindy Moves- A continuation from Saturday. More moves to make your Lindy Hop ‘Really Hop”!


2:30-3:45 pm-Beginning Carolina Shag For Lindy Hoppers- THIS IS NOT COLLEGIATE SHAG! This class will introduce you to a smooth style of swing from the south. “If you are from the South, and you do swing dance, you do the Carolina Shag. Early Shaggers called themselves "Jitterbugs". The music was fast, and it was big band swing. The term "Shag" came about over a decade later. By the early '50s, Shag had slowed way down and adopted the tempo and feel of Rhythm and Blues as its own”

Doug will teach you this smooth dance that has footwork that you can integrate into your Lindy as well as dance it  on your own!


All workshops will take place at the Galaxy located at 2603 West Barry Chicago, Illinois 60618 773 267-6010.


$50.00 FOR ONE DAY (Saturday or Sunday)-Bonus Class on Saturday.

$50.00 FOR ANY 5 CLASSES IN ANY ORDER                                                 

$15.00 a class ala carte                                                                                            

Paypal to Please add $1.80 (Paypal Only). Email registration to or mail check and registration to:                                              

Riley Wimes Jr.
527 N. Pleasant Drive #2E
Glenwood, Illinois 60425






Dancing how long?________years_____________months

Please circle choices. 

Full Two Day Workshop $75

One Day Only $50 Saturday or Sunday 

Any 5 Classes $50 (Circle and then place check mark by class choices)

Ala Carte Classes $15.00 each (Circle and then place check mark by class choices)



Connection_____   Creating Moves______

Cool Lindy Moves 1_____  Dips and Tricks_____  Blues/Lindy Blues 1______  Extended Variations______  Blues/Lindy Blues2______More Cool Lindy Moves________ Beginning Carolina Shag________ 

Posted by lindyhop at 4:12 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 22 April 2007 4:12 PM CDT

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