Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Mouthful O' Jam December!

Mouthful O' Jam presents our Christmas event.
As usual Hot Jazz, Swing, Jump and R'n'B all on 78 rpm records usual spinners Kid Krupa, Tim Hellzapoppin' and Swing Maniac bringing you the hottest vintage music.
Our very own American Swing dance instructor Gaia Hannan will get you moving with her teaching skills in the hottest swing moves from 7.30 pm
Entry only £5 including lesson

Monday, 7 November 2011

Blues Workshop with Adamo Ciarallo and Gaia Facchini


Blues course with Adamo: Saturday Nov. 12th
Workshop: 2pm-5pm

£30 per person
£50 per couple

Location:
The Salisbury Pub,
1 Grand Parade,
Green Lanes, Harringay
London, N4 1JX


ADAMO CIARALLO:
Adamo discovered the blues when he went to his first swing festival. He left the party at 7am when he realized he was falling asleep on his partner's shoulder. Ironically, when he got to bed he couldn't sleep, still excited from that amazing experience and looking forward to the next bluesy night. Adamo teaches at Blues In My Shoes in London and has taught/will teach in Ireland, Spain and France. He is recognized as one of the most original, intense and musical dancer of the UK dance scene and has recently competed and placed 1st at the Berlin Blues Explosion in the division Jack and Jill and 3rd in the Strictly Blues.

GAIA FACCHINI:
Has been dancing Lindy Hop for more than 15 years. She started dancing in Portland Oregon where her passion for the music, style and social scene bloomed. Gaia has since danced and taught all over the world and Co-runs Mouthful O' Jam a successful vintage inspired monthly club in London. She has built her dance repertoire to over the years and focuses heavily on Blues, Balboa, Charleston and other vintage dances.

"Blues dancing gives us important spectrum on all other partner dances. Attention to detail and physical communication allows for a wider understanding of that indescribable connection and dynamic flow, not just in dancing but in life." -Gaia

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Beginners Lindy Hop course!

- New beginners course start date to the 20th of October.
- Blues dancing workshop with Adamo Ciarallo
Please send an e-mail to register.

Starting Thursday, Oct 20th!!!

I will be teaching a 6 week beginners class.

Please contact me if you are interested in signing up for this class.

Limited spaces! To sign-up please send me your full name and if you are a lead or a follow.
If you are bringing a partner please send their full name too and who will be a lead and who will be a follow.

Full course is £50 per person, £80 per couple

Bellow is an outline for what we will be covering in the sessions.
Please wear comfortable clothes and preferably leather soled shoes or dress shoes with a smooth sole, high heels are great if your comfortable wearing them :-).

8:00pm to 9:30pm, starting Thursday, 20th of October 2011

Week one:
- The history of Lindy Hop and other social dances
- The language of Swing dancing
- Frame between lead and follow
- Movement exercises for trust building in dance
- Basic Lindy Hop steps for lead and follow

Week two:
- Basic Lindy Hop steps review
- Frame review
- Intro to Lindy basic

Week three:
- Basic "Lindy Turn"
- Intro to simple moves in the basic

Week four:
- Review of Lindy turn
- Review of move
- More basic moves
- Intro into transitions

Week five:
- Transitioning moves together
- Combining all moves and basic Lindy turn
- Musicality

Week six:
- Review of last five weeks
- Playing and improvising with Lindy hop

BLUES COURSE!

BLUES DANCING WORKSHOP:

Blues Workshop with Adamo Ciarallo and Gaia Hannan

This 3 hour workshop will cover beginners Blues basics and musicality.
We will focus on exploring the conceptual side of Blues partner dancing, form and technique.

Saturday Oct. 15th
Workshop: 2pm-5pm
Open Blues dance: 6:30pm-2am

£30 per person
£50 per couple

@ the Salisbury Pub

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Free Practice Session

FREE!!!!!!

*Thursday night swing dance practice sessions.

Practice group meets once a week in the back room at
the Salisbury Pub, 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, N4 1JX

Thursday night practice sessions following dates are:
September 29th
October 6th and 13th

starting at 8pm till you stop.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

October 1st



MOUTHFUL O' JAM is going to be super HOT in October... Make sure your there!!!!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011



Mouthful O' Jam returns after our break for our September edition!
special guest dj this month Dj El Nino(Black Cotton). Usual spinners. Tim Hellzapoppin' and Swing Maniac play their fantastic Mix of Hot Jazz, Swing, Jump and Rhythm and Blues on 78rpm.

Our Guest Teacher this month (as Gaia is away) is the Fabulous Ronnie Slide!!

AND!!!!!! Cakes by BUTTERCRUMBS! Yummy!!!!!!

Entrance is a measly £5!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

No Mouthful O' Jam in August :-( we are all very sad about this.
Be back in Full Swing in September!!!
YEY!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

MFOJ, JUNE 4th!!


Mouthful O' Jam, Saturday, JUNE 4th

MFOJ once more puts on a night of vintage music, dress up and dance.

Hot Jazz, Swing and Jump all on original 78rpm shellac, brought to you by DJ's Mr. Fletcher,Tim Hellzapoppin' and Swing Maniac who will keep you on your feet all night burning that old shoe leather.


Free Swing Dance lesson with our very own American Swing Dance instructor Gaia.

Its all too much to handle! We also have the fabulous Claire's Jolly Sweet Shop selling cakes for all you hungry dancers... YYUMMMMM!!!!!!

Doors open 7.30pm £5 admission including lesson.

www.mouthfulojam.com

Monday, 9 May 2011

THE DELIRIUM DEN!!!!


THIS IS A TEST< THIS IS ONLY A TEST< IF THIS TEST WORKS< MORE TESTING WILL FOLLOW> PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION>>>>>>

Delirium Den is going to the best! We thought we would try out a new concept for a club night and we want to create an opium den feel with slow sultry music in the basement and with delightful swing upstairs.

Please come to our first event on the 27th of May for an amazing mixture of that dark side of the 1920s 30s and 40s topped of with all your old faves.

See you there!

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Mouthful O' Jam in MAY!

Its all too much to handle! we have the fabulous LYDIA WALL MILLINERY: http://lydiawallmillinery.com/
selling her amazing hats at this next Mouthful O' Jam.....!!!!!

Monday, 14 February 2011

BLUES DANCE WORKSHOP

BLUES DANCE WORKSHOP
Vintage Dancing is very proud to present Justin Riley.
Justin is a fantastic Blues-Fusion dancer coming all the way from the west coast of the USA.
Justin will be here from the Thursday, 3rd of March till Tuesday, the 8th of March.
PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW
...
Schedule:
Thursday, 3rd of March: Beginners Blues workshop, Part 1 of 2
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm (9:00pm-10:00pm open practice)
(£25.00 per person, £45.00 per couple for full course parts 1 and 2)

Friday, 4th of March: Beginners Blues workshop, Part 2 of 2
This 2 part course will cover the fundamentals of blues dancing posture, frame, connection, and musicality. We will guide you through exercises to build your physical awareness in moving yourself and physical awareness in how to move your partner. Our main goal in this course is to lay down a strong foundation in the language of partner dancing. We will cover the basics in conversational movement and musicality and improvisation within a blues form. Building onto that we will explore the evolution of early blues music through dancing. We'll look at a few early American blues songs and discuss how we adapt our dancing to their styles. We will also focus on the art of anticipation. Most dancing tends to be about movement and action, and thus naturally speeds up. By moving extremely slowly, we will change the pace of our dancing, learn to be quiet in our bodies, and savor the anticipation of movement. A tool for experiencing partner connection and creating powerful movement dynamics.

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm (9:00pm-10:00pm open practice)

Saturday, 5th of March: Mouthful O' Jam
Time: 7:30pm-8:15pm (Beginners Blues Dance Lesson with Justin and Gaia starts at 7:30pm)
8:15pm-2:00am music and dancing
Live Band!!!! The DIXIE TICKLERS
(£7 entry)

Sunday, 6th of March: Blues Dancing workshop (INT/ADV),
This is a dance class designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of partner dancing. For intermediate and advanced dancers, we'll be covering dance theory that you may not hear in the average blues dance class. Topics such as conversationality, and lead/follow trading will be built into the curriculum to help you develop a well-rounded approach to your dance. Whether or not you are a pro who leads or follows with the best of them, or still working out your partner connection, you'll get a chance to work on techniques that will enable you to enjoy dancing with dancers of all levels. this class will give a fresh perspective to your dancing.

Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm (6:00pm-11:00pm open practice for all levels, £3 entry) (£20 per person, £35 per couple for full Sunday workshop)

Monday, 7th of March: Blues Dances Workshop (INT/ADV)
In this class we will focus on the "lead neutral" frame. What is improvising? how is that different from straight lead/follow? Here we define an "Offer," look at giving and receiving offers, dropping offers, and how this affects the dance. From there we look at developing kinesthetic conversation by exchanging offers and responses. We will also work on stretching your vertical palette, explore forms of story-telling, paying attention to momentum and fluidity, and experimenting with creative contact points to expand the context of how you connect and fuse with your partner.

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm (9:00pm-10:00pm open practice)
(£10 per person)


Tuesday, 8th of March: Private lessons available.

Private lessons are available with Justin, or Justin and Gaia during this week. Prices are on a sliding scale basis depending on factors such as time, location and amount of people in lesson etc. These can be agreed prior to the lesson by contacting Gaia at: vintagedancing@googlemail.com

IMPORTANT!: There are very limited spaces for these classes, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of course price per person is required to hold position in course via cash, cheque or PayPal. To sign-up for any of these courses or for further details please send an e-mail stating your interest with your full name to Gaia at the contact details below (Mouthful O' Jam event is open to anyone, there is no requirement to pre-book for this event).

A few words from Justin on his teaching style: Through the lens of natural movement, my classes are jam packed with tons of technique, with an eye on posture, alignment and natural body movement. You'll come away not only with new moves but an understanding of why we do things the way we do.

To see Justin dancing please view: Justin and Ruby

Also, check out this amazing Blues event in Portland OR, USA that Justin has organized:
Urban Blues Recess

Gaia:
T: 07882753215
E: vintagedancing@googlemail.com
Website: www.mouthfulojam.com
Blog: http://vintagedancing.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

SWING DANCING COURSE

Beginners Lindy Hop dance course

This class will be once a week for 5 weeks from 8pm-9:30pm, Thursday evenings starting on the 27th of January 2011.

Learn the partner dance that started them all in this intensive 5 week beginners class.
We will focus on laying strong foundations in the language Swing Dancing.
Strengthen your style, your moves and your dance confidence.

By the end of this class you'll have a solid grasp of Lindy Hop rhythm & musicality, connection, and a grab bag of moves that you can pull out on any dance floor.
This dance will have you smiling, sweating, and wishing for more! Musicality and passion for the dance is my main focus in teaching.

Limited spaces! To sign-up please send me your full name.
Full course is £40 per person, £70 per couple

Bellow is an outline for what we will be covering in the sessions.

8:00pm to 9:30pm, starting Thursday, 27th of Nov 2011 (Following 4 dates are: Feb. 3rd, Feb. 10th, Feb. 17th, Feb. 24th)

Week one:
- The history of Lindy Hop and other social dances
- The language of Swing dancing
- Frame between lead and follow
- Movement exercises for trust building in dance
- Basic Lindy Hop steps for lead and follow

Week two:
- Musicality
- Basic Lindy Hop steps review
- Frame review

Week three:
- Basic "Lindy Turn"
- Partner spins ans simple moves in "Lindy turn"

Week four:
- Lindy turns and more moves
- Putting the moves together
- Playing and improvising with Lindy hop

Week five:
- Review of last four weeks
- Combining all moves into one dance

Website: www.mouthfulojam.com

Blog: http://vintagedancing.blogspot.com/

FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/gaia.facchini#!/group.php?gid=216061753648

PLEASE VIEW ATTACHED FLIER FOR OUR NEXT MOUTHFUL O' JAM EVENT, FEB. 5TH....

If there are any questions please feel free to contact me.
I look forward to dancing with you.

Location:
The Salisbury Pub,
1 Grand Parade,
Green Lanes, Harringay
London, N4 1JX

For more details and to register (by sending me your full name) please e-mail: vintagedancing@googlemail.com
or call Gaia: 07882753215

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Blues Dancing Workshops in March!

BLUES DANCE WORKSHOP
Vintage Dancing is very proud to present Justin Riley.
Justin is a fantastic Blues-Fusion dancer coming all the way from the west coast of the USA.
Justin will be here from the Thursday, 3rd of March till Tuesday, the 8th of March.
PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW

Schedule:
Thursday, 3rd of March: Beginners Blues workshop, Part 1 of 2
Location: Salisbury Pub & Hotel, 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London, N4 1JX
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm (9:00pm-10:00pm open practice)
(£25.00 per person, £45.00 per couple for full course parts 1 and 2)

Friday, 4th of March: Beginners Blues workshop, Part 2 of 2
This 2 part course will cover the fundamentals of blues dancing posture, frame, connection, and musicality. We will guide you through exercises to build your physical awareness in moving yourself and physical awareness in how to move your partner. Our main goal in this course is to lay down a strong foundation in the language of partner dancing. We will cover the basics in conversational movement and musicality and improvisation within a blues form. Building onto that we will explore the evolution of early blues music through dancing. We'll look at a few early American blues songs and discuss how we adapt our dancing to their styles. We will also focus on the art of anticipation. Most dancing tends to be about movement and action, and thus naturally speeds up. By moving extremely slowly, we will change the pace of our dancing, learn to be quiet in our bodies, and savor the anticipation of movement. A tool for experiencing partner connection and creating powerful movement dynamics.
Location: Salisbury Pub & Hotel, 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London, N4 1JX
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm (9:00pm-10:00pm open practice)

Saturday, 5th of March: Mouthful O' Jam
Location: Salisbury Pub & Hotel, 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London, N4 1JX
Time: 7:30pm-8:15pm (Beginners Blues Dance Lesson with Justin and Gaia starts at 7:30pm)
8:15pm-2:00am music and dancing
Live Band!!!! The SAX Pastiles
(£7 entry)

Sunday, 6th of March: Blues Dancing workshop (INT/ADV),
This is a dance class designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of partner dancing. For intermediate and advanced dancers, we'll be covering dance theory that you may not hear in the average blues dance class. Topics such as conversationality, and lead/follow trading will be built into the curriculum to help you develop a well-rounded approach to your dance. Whether or not you are a pro who leads or follows with the best of them, or still working out your partner connection, you'll get a chance to work on techniques that will enable you to enjoy dancing with dancers of all levels. this class will give a fresh perspective to your dancing.
Location: Salisbury Pub & Hotel, 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London, N4 1JX
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
(6:00pm-11:00pm open practice for all levels, £3 entry)
(£20 per person, £35 per couple for full Sunday workshop)

Monday, 7th of March: Blues Dances Workshop (INT/ADV)
In this class we will focus on the "lead neutral" frame. What is improvising? how is that different from straight lead/follow? Here we define an "Offer," look at giving and receiving offers, dropping offers, and how this affects the dance. From there we look at developing kinesthetic conversation by exchanging offers and responses. We will also work on stretching your vertical palette, explore forms of story-telling, paying attention to momentum and fluidity, and experimenting with creative contact points to expand the context of how you connect and fuse with your partner.
Location: Salisbury Pub & Hotel, 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London, N4 1JX
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm (9:00pm-10:00pm open practice)
(£10 per person)


Tuesday, 8th of March: Private lessons available.

Private lessons are available with Justin, or Justin and Gaia during this week. Prices are on a sliding scale basis depending on factors such as time, location and amount of people in lesson etc. These can be agreed prior to the lesson by contacting Gaia at: vintagedancing@googlemail.com

IMPORTANT!: There are very limited spaces for these classes, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of course price per person is required to hold position in course via cash, cheque or PayPal. To sign-up for any of these courses or for further details please send an e-mail stating your interest with your full name to Gaia at the contact details below (Mouthful O' Jam event is open to anyone, there is no requirement to pre-book for this event).

A few words from Justin on his teaching style: Through the lens of natural movement, my classes are jam packed with tons of technique, with an eye on posture, alignment and natural body movement. You'll come away not only with new moves but an understanding of why we do things the way we do.

To see Justin dancing please view: Justin and Ruby

Also, check out this amazing Blues event in Portland OR, USA that Justin has organized:
Urban Blues Recess

Gaia:
T: 07882753215
E: vintagedancing@googlemail.com
Website: www.mouthfulojam.com
Blog: http://vintagedancing.blogspot.com/
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/gaia.facchini#!/group.php?gid=216061753648