Body Isolations and Movement • Partnerwork • Lead and Follow technique • Mens and Ladies Styling
Shines/Footwork • Spinning technique • Musical Interpretation • Musicality and Understanding
We dance to music. Without music and the rhythms contained within it, our dance would have no form.
The rhythms that you hear should invoke feelings within that inspires you to move to them in a certain way.
It helps if you love and understand the music, otherwise why would you want to social dance to it!?
In order to dance well to a particular type of music, you have to train one area of your body greater than
any other…your ears. Your ears translate the music you hear into your body, so it’s essential that your ears
can pick up the beat and timing, rhythms, phrasing, breaks and harmony of the instruments, so that your body
will know which part of the music to start on, how fast to continue dancing, where you can place accents and
how to improvise to the beats you hear.
All Trinity instructors are trained to break the music down into its various rhythms and even on a per instrument
basis, to give you a better understanding of the music and why we move the way we do when we listen to it.
We train the body with isolations and movement exercises to build our students' range of movement and
suppleness, expanding their ‘body vocabulary’ and so allow them to better communicate the feeling they hear
into unique physical expression.
We teach footwork/shine patterns that incorporate this vocabulary and apply it to various rhythms found in
the music so that our students identify and understand the various elements of the music and realise the
potential for expression and individuality.
Our instructors are also advanced technicians in breaking down and explaining the intricacies of Lead,
Follow and Spinning within basic to advanced turn pattern partnerwork. They will give you the foundation
you need to create your own combinations and feel at ease with dancing with a partner, whilst still being able
to express yourself to the music that you hear.
On top of all of that, we also add stylistic accents to partnerwork moves that will give you an idea of where
you can be spontaneous within your turn patterns, making the dance more improvised and individually expressive.
Let us inspire you, help you to evolve your skills and participate with the very best out there!
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