Friday, November 30, 2012

Rattle Them Bones Dance Project

Brew City Hops (Milwaukee, WI) charlestons their way through "She's Always Right" off of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's latest album, "Rattle Them Bones". All choreography was taught as a part of Brew City Hops' weekly swing classes, and choreographed by Tory Bahe and Henry Boeh. Special thanks to all of the Milwaukee dancers who participated!

December Classes with BCH


Beginning Air steps
Join Kirsten and Henry Boeh on Monday, December 3rd for an intro to Air Steps. These flashy moves are great fun to learn and look great in a jam or performance routine.  What are air steps? Air steps and aerials are swing dance moves where a dancer's feet leave the ground. Aerials involve a flip of some kind, but the air step moves we will be learning will keep our feet underneath us. Please note that the moves taught in this class will be athletic (you'll need to be able to jump and squat), and should not be used in social dancing for safety reasons.
Monday, December 3rd, $8 ($5 students)

A Formal Affair
Planning to attend the Winter Dance Card Formal, but a little nervous about partner dancing? Guest instructor Adam Baus returns to join Tory Bahe to teach tips and tricks for tackling ballroom dances on Monday, December 10th .
Monday, December 10th, $8 ($5 students)

Lindy Moves
Justin Raibolt and Becky Brodie will be back to share some fun hops to put in your lindy. Get into the holiday spirit on Monday, December 17th and swing out!
Monday, December 17th, $8 ($5 students)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Between the Beats: Milwaukee dance opportunties this week

Mondays in November: Charleston
Teachers:    Tory Bahe & Henry Boeh
This week:    Continuing with hand-to-hand and side-to-side Charleston, including some flashy moves for the camera (and your social dancing!)
On deck:       Tandem Charleston, transitions between different types of Charleston

Video Project: Sunday, November 18

If you’ve been taking the Charleston classes, here’s your chance to show off your new moves.  If you haven’t been able to take the classes but are up for a fun afternoon of Charleston-bombing about Milwaukee, this afternoon is for you too!  We’ll meet up and carpool to a few locations around Milwaukee, filming both choreography and social dancing (as well as dancing some tunes without the camera rolling just for fun). 

When:      2-4 pm, Sunday, November 19
Where:     Meet at the Sunburst sculpture (aka “The Calling”) (aka the big orange thing) at the east end of Wisconsin Avenue, carpool to various other locations for more merriment
(Different routine, different video project, same starting location.)

Solomon Douglas Quartet + Glenn Crytzer 
This Friday, November 16
Where:     Mercy Hill Church in The Hide House
                 2625 S Greely Street, Milwaukee 53207
When:      7pm beginning East Coast lesson
                 8-11pm Live music
Cover:       $5 + 2 non-perishable food items OR
                 $10 ($5 of which will be donated to Hunger Task Force)
Other:      BYOB
                 Hardwood floor
                 Free street parking
Here's a video of Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators with Solomon Douglas--not exactly the same configuration of musicians we'll hear this week, but enough to get you ready to come hear these guys in person!

Other live music this week:
4th Street Elevator
Where:      Great Lakes Distillery (616 W Virginia Ave, Milwaukee)
When:       7:00 – 9:30pm
Directly followed by: More dancing at the Down and Over (2535 S KK, Milwaukee) DJ’ed by Dave Klemens DJ
Here’s a video from their last show at the Distillery