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SWING & LATIN DANCE in Hamilton

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Our Tuesday Night Swing/Latin Courses bring the social dances out of the studios and into the bars – in our case the brewery – where they were designed to danced.

The Classes

• The courses are of Swing or Latin dances each running for 6 weeks.
• Swing class starts at 7PM & Latin starts at 8:30PM - 90 minutes each.
• Classes are for registered students only!
• You do not need a partner to join, but it is encouraged for numbers and practicing.
• Prices & Register are at studios1.ca

For 23 years now Gabby has been teaching social dance to literally tens of thousands of students, children to seniors, across Canada. His mandate is simple. He starts by teaching fundamentals of each dance to get students up and dancing immediately. This fun atmosphere endorses confidence building and doesn't make learning dance feel like a chore. He creates a discussion about the purpose behind why things are done the way they are as well as alternative ideas to find your own style. His comprehensive courses are jam backed with moves, style suggests and students are just too busy having fun!

Swing Dance

Since 1996 Gabreïl has been teaching the East Coast Swing Styles courses that promote FUN and improvisation through a clean and concise approach. Contextualized with historical references, students learn and extrapolate essential concepts and moves of 6 and 8 count rhythm patterns from the various periods of swing. Through the various levels participants are encouraged to develop their own styles and preferences within the confines of the social dancing Leading and Following ideals – while amassing an arsenal of awesome moves. These courses are not anachronistic dance classes instead they are a series of graduating lessons that work on fundamentals that allow students access to the foundations of swing styles such as Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Rock’n’Roll, Bop as well as West Coast Swing, plus the ballroom dance styles Foxtrot and Quickstep.

Starting to Tap Dance when he was wee, Gabby learned to Swing Dance for a play as a teenager. His infamous Sinful Sunday Swing classes held at Dancing on King expanded, with the relocation of fellow instructor Lisa Jacobs to Vancouver, to the multi-styled Swing courses that were a fixture in the Toronto 90s Swing Revival. Ignoring the Revisionists and not particularly interested in the fads, Gabreil has continue to teach his comprehensive Swing courses to literally tens of thousands of students, age 5 to 85 across Canada and abroad.

Latin Dance

These graduated Social Dance Latin classes focus on clean and concise fundamentals that allow students to approach all Latin Dances and encourage the development of their own styles and preferences within the confines of the social dancing Leading and Following ideals – while looking amazing. Focusing more on the Nightclub styles of Salsa, Bachata, and Cha Cha or Merengue (of there is time), in addition to contextualized with historical references, the primary object is confidence and control with style as the secondary objective. Choreographed routines are not taught in these courses, it is social dance!

Initially teaching the Friday Night Latin Class alongside Andrea Chumak at Dancing on King in Toronto, Gabreïl has enjoyed teaching across Canada and abroad with highlights including his street dance inspired "Latin Dance for Latinos" as well as successfully teaching Gold and Silver level moves to Beginner Bronze students.

GABREÏl SPIEGELSCHRIFT

Raised on the family pig farm outside his birthplace of Fergus, Ontario, this country-boy-cum-street-punk dropped out of Art School at 16 to begin a continuing journey in contemporary dance. Combining high art conventions with folk metaphor and eastern dance ideals with western idioms into his signature raw brute force, Gabreïl creates “gutsy and distinct” live performances and award winning dance film projects that have been presented and broadcasted through out Canada, the United States and Europe.

Some notable musical collaborations and performances are with Canadian Industrial rockers Malhavoc, and the ethnopunk world music ensemble Rhea’s Obsession, American cellist Elinor Frey, as well as Ashley MacIsaac & the Paper Boys for the CBC duMaurier Concert Stage in Vancouver. His adventures have also included teaching comprehensive social dance classes since 1996 and hiding out in Ireland ceart go leor!

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