Workshops

Workshops at Inspiration Weekend are geared toward four topics of focus: social dancing, performance and competitive dancing, how to teach Swing dancing in an engaging and effective manner, and Jazz music and theory.

Pick the area of interest that suits you. You can even dabble in the other tracks if you like and if classroom size allows.

Social Dancer’s Track

This track is for people who already go social dancing but would like to improve their connection, playfulness, and vocabulary. This track is friendly to dancers that are beginner level or above.

** IMPORTANT NEWS **
Due to an unforeseen venue closure, the Social Dancer’s Track workshops will now be held at ATOMIC Ballroom in Irvine.

Featured instructors for the Social Dancer’s Track:

Nikki Marvin
Todd Yannacone

Competition & Show Track

This track is for people who regularly perform or compete at Lindy Hop contests, or for higher level social dancers that would like to start performing and competing right away. Beginners should not register for this workshop track. If you are not interested in competing this weekend you should take the social dancer’s track instead.

Featured instructors for the Competition & Show Track:

Naomi Uyama
Peter Strom

Teacher’s Track

This track is for people who already teach Lindy Hop, those high level competitors who would like to start teaching, or for high level social dancers who like to geek out about dancing. Space in this track is limited!

Featured instructors for the Teacher’s Track:

Laura Keat
Nick Williams

Musician’s Track

The musician’s track is returning for Inspiration Weekend 2017! This track is geared towards musicians. You don’t have to be a musician to participate, but having music experience will assist your learning. The musician’s track features learning sessions from top Jazz musicians and instructors in the national Swing music scene.

Featured instructors for the Musician’s Track:

Michael Gamble

Stay tuned for details on when you can register for Inspiration Weekend 2018!