All Levels Science of Swing Workshop2019-03-31T15:24:42+00:00

Project Description

All Levels Science of Swing Workshop
with Joel Plys

Location: ATOMIC Ballroom Irvine
12:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019

No partner needed!

The Laws of Lindy Hop (when dancing with connection):
1st – A follower in motion stays in motion until acted upon
2nd – The change of motion of a follower is proportional to the force/lead impressed upon them
3rd – For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction

Class Schedule

  • 12:00 pm Registration / Check-in
  • 12:15 pm “Rock Step”: The Rock Step is a foundational element in Swing Dancing. Understanding how every action has an equal and opposite reaction (Newton’s 3rd Law) will help you redirect momentum with minimum force.
  • 1:00 pm The NEWTONIAN Swingout (F=ma): Learn to apply the laws of physics to the most important figure in Swing Dancing, the Lindy Swingout! We will also discuss the common lead/follow habits that break these laws.
  • 2:30 pm Cool Moves (L=I*w): Let’s reinforce what Newton told us in 1686 with a special emphasis on ROTATIONAL MOTION. In rotation, it is not how much matter (mass) you have but where it is relative to the rotational axis – WHAT?!? Don’t worry…we’ll explain that & how it works.

The whole workshop is $50 or 5 punches from your Punch Card if you pre-register by 5/10/19. Or $60 at the door. Register in person or online now!