So what do you need to know before signing up for Solo Jazz at DJam?
If you are a comfortable social dancer but you really want to tune in on dance technique such as posture and balance, and improve your creativity and rhythm within the dance then this is the workshop for you. You already know some Charleston steps from Lindy Hop and you want to explore them more. You know that taking a Solo Jazz class is not about memorising routines, rather it's about improving your movement skills and your rhythm. If you can carry out the moves from the Shim Sham comfortably, then this Solo Jazz track is for you!
Cat has been lindy hopping since 2005. After 3 years teaching for her University scene and locally around Newcastle, Cat moved back to Liverpool and established ‘Mersey Swing’, and remains creative director of this fast growing scene. After being awarded the Eurostar ‘Spirit of Lindy Hop’ award at ESDC 2013, Cat trained for 6 months in pedagogy with Swing Step Heidelberg, and went on to compete in the biggest contests in the USA and Europe. Cat is now London based, working with Swing Patrol teaching solo jazz and lindy hop, and travelling worldwide to teach. She is also an acting member of ‘Impropriety’ an improvisational theatre company, and brings this creativity and unique style of performing straight into her dance. Known for her infectiously fun style, Cat wears her heart on her sleeve and tries to bring fellow dancers into her world. She strives to bring out individuality, positivity and energy from her students, and believes that laughter really is the best medicine.