Maria Filippova from Moskov is visiting us here in Helsinki and offering us three workshops on Monday 11th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of February.

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Address: Helsinki, Finland


Workshops are Basic Lindy Solo* Technique (Monday), Int-Adv. Lindy Solo* Technique (Friday) and Slow swing (Saturday).

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Basic Lindy Solo* Technique with Maria Filippova

*Solo stands for exercises without a partner, not for Jazz roots.

Knowing how to dance on your own is the key to great partner dancing. That’s why Maria Filippova will own this class to exercises without a partner! And it’s meant for Lindy hoppers of all roles and genders.

Footwork variations and how to create them.

We will first get work on our rhythmic foundation, finding the connection between swing music and our steps.

Then we’ll recreate the basic shapes/figures we dance in lindy hop and after we’ll add some nice variations which deriving from rhythm changes and influenced by some solo jazz moves.

At the end you’ll have a deeper understanding of the swing music structure and be able to generate new footwork variations by yourself and put them into the flow of the couple dance. And of course you’ll have left some certain variations as an examples from the class.

Requirement: You should have been taking Lindy hop classes for at least 1 year.

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Address: Grundskolan Norsen, Unioninkatu 2, 00130 Helsinki
Time: Monday, 11th of February, 19.00 - 21.00 (incl. 15min break)
Price: 25 €

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Int-Adv. Lindy Solo* Technique with Maria Filippova

*Solo stands for exercises without a partner, not for Jazz roots.

Time to work on your Lindy hop… solo, without a partner! This class with super skilled Maria Filippova for hoppers of all roles and genders at Intermediate-Advanced level will give you an insight into:

Body awareness.

This lesson will touch a few different topics: balance (stay-ability), isolations, posture, groove, twists, turns, slides. We’ll go through all these little things we usually don’t have time to think of when it comes to a couple dancing. How to step, which part of the foot to use, how to move while standing on one foot, how to turn and not to fall, how to express different groove in the music.

After the class you’ll be more aware about the choices you make during the dance. This awareness plus new skills and moves in your body will give you a level up.

Requirement: You should have been taking Lindy hop classes and dancing “on fire” for at least 2 years.

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Address: Grundskolan Norsen, Unioninkatu 2, 00130 Helsinki
Time: Friday, 15th of February, 19.15 - 21.15 (incl. 15min break)
Price: 25 €

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Slow swing with Maria & Karri

The stunning Maria Filippova will slooooow down your Lindy hop together with Karri Rasinmäki. Time be floaty or groovy and work on that rubber effect!

The workshop will help you to use the special assets of slow music and movement for your benefit. You will examine your solo movement, learn about the music and ways to have a conversation with your partner. We will elaborate our slow dancing with movements both in closed and open position.

We rotate partners during the workshop.

Requirement: You should have been dancing Lindy hop for at least one year to take part.

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Address: Grundskolan Norsen, Unioninkatu 2, 00130 Helsinki
Time: Saturday, 16th of February, 13.00 - 17.00 (3h teaching + 2 longer breaks)
Price: 35€

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About Maria

Maria started her swing dance career with boogie-woogie. After a couple of years of the competition and social boogie life Maria discovered lindy hop. She was looking for something more deep and natural, was interested in jazz music and some of her boogie friends at that time switched to lindy hop side.

In 2014 she also started teaching with Daniil, in 2015 they became Russian Boogie Woogie Champions, in 2016 - Russian Lindy Hop Champions. Her teaching carrier started from leading local groups in Moscow, changed to workshops and festivals all around Russia and in 2016 Maria started to teach internationally. Since then she became a recognizable dancer and international teacher traveling all around Europe and Asia.

Maria has a unique style: mixture of clear technique, awareness and elegance. She is an experienced performer and choreographer, who made plenty of successful shows with Daniil and other swing dancers. She is currently interested in active following and leading principle, flow in the dance and in the body, rhythms and syncopations.


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