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Polka Beginner Workshop with Simon & Naum!
Friday, December 17, 2021
No Experience Required!

No prior experience is needed. Absolute beginners are welcome!

We will do the three main basic of Polka and fun Polka moves! We will teach classic 19th century Polka, and the dynamics and counterbalance that make Polka great.
We will also do 1920s Two Step, a version of Polka hugely popular in the 1920s!

For swing dancers, we will briefly show how Lindy Hop is based on Polka, and can be understood as an Afro-American version of Polka. No Lindy Hop experience is needed.

About Polka

Learn Polka, one the best partner dances, very popular since the early 19th century, and done all around the world today!

Venue

Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West. Enter from the doors facing Bloor Street, towards west side of building. By subway it is just across Bloor Street from the west exit of the Spadina subway station on the two main subway lines. Click here for more details.

COVID-19 Rules

Please click here to read COVID rules in effect.

Partner required. No partner rotation, so you must team up with one other person for the workshop. If you seek a partner, post that at the Facebook event invite for this workshop. You could also try posting at the Toronto Find a Dance Partner Facebook page.

Price

Regular

$35

Full-Time Students with ID

$30

Register

To register send your payment to: payswingtoronto at gmail dot com. In a separate email specify the workshop you are registering for, and provide the password for your eTransfer. Note that the workshop may sell out.

Teachers

Simon Threlkeld & Naum Shkolnik

Naum with Kristine

About Simon

Simon has been dancing and teaching Lindy Hop, Charleston, Viennese Waltz, Polka and other partner dancing for over 20 years.

About Naum

Bio coming soon.

Schedule

Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Time: 7pm to 9:50pm with two 10 minute breaks
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for check-in and COVID protocols.

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-In & COVID Protocols

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Session One

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM

10-Minute Break

8:10 PM - 9:10 PM

Session Two

9:10 PM - 9:20 PM

10-Minute Break

9:20 PM - 9:50 PM

Session Three

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[Completed] Left-turning Viennese Waltz Beginner Workshop with Simon & Naum!
Friday, November 26, 2021
No Experience Required!

Absolute beginners welcome. No prior experience needed!
The focus of this workshop is Left-turning Viennese Waltz, rotating to your left as you travel with a partner.

About Viennese Waltz

Traditional Viennese Waltz is one of the best and most fun partner dances, popular since the early 19th century! Done at tempos from slow to fast, to great music of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. It is the most classic, and perhaps the most romantic partner dance of all. Left-turning and Right-turning are the two main parts of Viennese Waltz, and can be combined in the same song.

Venue

Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West. Enter from the doors facing Bloor Street, towards west side of building. By subway it is just across Bloor Street from the west exit of the Spadina subway station on the two main subway lines. Click here for more details.

COVID-19 Rules

Please click here to read COVID rules in effect.

*Partner required. As there is no partner rotation (due to Covid) you need to team up with a partner for the workshop. If you don’t have a partner you can post at the Facebook event invite that you seek a partner (specify whether you wish to follow or lead). You can also try posting at the Toronto Find A Dance Partner Facebook page. You are also welcome to ask us to help you find a partner.

Price

Regular

$35

Full-Time Students with ID

$30

Register

To register send your payment to: payswingtoronto at gmail dot com. In a separate email specify the workshop you are registering for, and provide the password for your eTransfer. Note that the workshop may sell out.

Teachers

Simon Threlkeld & Naum Shkolnik

Naum with Kristine

About Simon

Simon has been dancing and teaching Lindy Hop, Charleston, Viennese Waltz, Polka and other partner dancing for over 20 years.

About Naum

Bio coming soon.

Schedule

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Time: 7:00pm to 9:50pm, with two 10 minute breaks
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for check-in and COVID protocols.

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-In & COVID Protocols

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Session One

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM

10-Minute Break

8:10 PM - 9:10 PM

Session Two

9:10 PM - 9:20 PM

10-Minute Break

9:20 PM - 9:50 PM

Session Three

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