Floor craft along with leading and following.

I recently had a meeting with someone who I have known for over twenty years and our conversation, or should I say soliloquy, soon turned to issues which blighted almost all of the twenty years. Afterwards, I thought about how one can see a lesson here which would help us to be better dancers. Floor…

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Autumn 2017

As we tip toe in to September we can feel the excitement building around the edge of the dance floor in the same way Penguins are excited about being the first to jump into the sea to be greeted by Seals! So, who is going to be first to dive onto the floor and Whisk his…

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“I Am”

Probably, the most common comment and observation people make of the self and their dancing is; “I can’t” or “I’m not” I can’t balance, no rhythm, no good, not musical, don’t know the steps. etc etc.  Most people appear to view their own self through negative eyes. The Law of Attraction is a part of our reality of which…

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Step forward or move first?

As humans, attempting to dance, we are far too caught up in the misconception of “Where do I put my foot?” If and when we can start to FEEL our spine, feel it “breathing” downwards towards the floor, feel this relaxing our knees forwards, (it is VITAL to feel the knees moving forwards and not…

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Tea Dance and Cake

No Tea Dance is complete without lashings of Lemon Drizzle Cake or Coffee and Walnut Cake. The Shimmying Shipham Shufflers are blessed with the expert culinary skills of our invisible cake maker Senorita Carolina De Gray. Thank you Carolina xx

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April 2017 Workshop

The key to comfortable dancing and spontaneous floorcraft is understanding the mechanics of swing. This might sound complicated but in fact is very easy when we trust the one process we repeatedly feel – the process is swing. Swing is found in every bar of music you hear. In our workshop we are going to…

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Spain 2017

We had a great week in Spain exchanging our Waltz for their Salsa and Paella!  Returning to Blighty we are refreshed and enthused and looking forward to a dance revolution in the South West of England…

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SODS (Southwood Original Dancers Society) Tour 2017

A good time was had by all on the 7th leg of the SODS Annual Tour. Grateful thanks to Mike Curtis who oversaw the event with enthusiam and panache worthy of a proper regal event!

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