This week DJ Mike Marcotte makes you want to come back for seconds!
It is 19th century London. The mist is settling on cobbled streets and the gas lamps have begun to dim.
Escaping the blues of the workhouse and his undertaking in the seedy word of programming, the young Mike takes up with the Artful Strutter and his snake hipping gang. Forced to fish tail, mooche and funky butt for a mere tuppence, young Mike wanders the grid of streets in search of something more.
Then he heard it, a sound drifting through the muggy, low hanging air. Swinging, lively music captivated him, picking him up and carrying him away. Calling him through the night. It issued from an old mansion across from the park. It was filled with laughter and gaiety as people moved in time to raucous rhythm sections and soothing melodies. Fast and slow, they swung about, stepping across the floor with ease.
He approached the front porch, entranced. He rose from the street and entered the establishment. Advancing to the DJ Table, figurative basin and spoon in hand, he said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity:
'Please, sir, I want some more.'
And from that moment forward his life was changed. Jazz poured out from his soul through his fingertips. He spun that shellacked resin with great passion. A passion that he wants to share with the rest of the workforce this Tuesday at the Jam Cellar.
LINDY HOP WINTER MINI-WORKSHOP
w BOBBY & KATE JAN 5!!!
We had to cancel this last week because of snow, however, it's now been moved to SUNDAY JAN 5. 2-5 p.m.! Inter/Adv Dancers.
2-3 BOOT CAMP: Turns & Arms Edition ($10)
For this special edition boot camp, we'll first drill some of the most useful principals of rotational movement & turns, and then follow it up with some discussion of how not to look dumb with our arms.
3-4 Fancy Lindy Hop Footwork ($10)
It's been awhile since we've taught some new footwork and variations.We will be focusing on footwork that combines both interesting rhythms and striking shapes. (Er, I know I know, that's what we always focus on in our classes. But still, new stuff!)
4-5 Fancy Lindy Moves ($10)
For desert, we'll throw down some ostentatiously cool moves.
It all takes place at the American Embassy of Dance (Formerly DC Dance Collective), 4908 Wisconsin Ave NW (Come & eat Mexican food with us afterwards). Join us at Bobby and Kate on Facebook or at
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