Vintage Jazz Workshops
Solo Jazz Workshop
with Amy Johnson & Chance Bushman!
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Kingston Elks Lodge 550 outdoor pavilion
143 Hurley Ave, Kingston, NY
We're thrilled to be hosting a special workshop with Amy & Chance! These New Orleans-based dancers have been dance partners for nearly two decades, and bring a wealth of knowledge about jazz dancing. This workshop will focus on solo jazz, starting off with a class on patterns and steps through choreography. The second class will build on this foundation to work on creative improvisation. All levels welcome, some dance experience recommended.
7:00-8:00 - Solo Jazz Choreography
8:00-9:00 - Solo Jazz Improvisation
$20 for each class
Masks and proof of vaccination are required to take classes. This workshop will be held outdoors in a covered pavilion, rain or shine.
Photo by Jim Holzer
Amy is a traditional jazz & swing dance performer, teacher, producer, and creative director of music and dance-related projects. She is most known as the creator of the groundbreaking Lindy hop competition, The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, as well as The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival. Amy has travelled extensively winning major Lindy Hop competitions in the early 2000's before relocating to her current home, New Orleans where she has lived for 15 years. Her performances alongside the traditional jazz band, Loose Marbles, is often cited as the predominant force behind New Orleans' post-Katrina jazz revival. Amy founded the NOLA Chorus Girls in 2011 with Laura Manning.
Chance is a full-time, professional dancer, teacher, event organizer, and entertainer. While he has taught and performed around the world, he considers himself a social dancer first and foremost. He considers himself a “Traditional Jazz Dancer” and is proficient in Jazz, Tap, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, and Blues. He leads the band The Rhythm Stompers, performs regularly with bands, and strives at all times to be a visual representation of the music.