East Coast Swing
Bob Carragher and Alex Lerman
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dance 2 - North (Boys) Gym
East Coast Swing is a high energy American dance originating in the 1930's and 1940's - the direct descendant of the Lindy Hop of the late 1920's. It may be humanly impossible to sit still when classic Swing music is played. That's why Bob and Alex will get you on your feet and dancing to the latest East Coast swing moves. They'll start with the basics, then will add some cool variations. Last year's workshop was a great success and all attendees left wanting more.
Bob Carragher has danced Irish Ceili since 2003, performed it since 2006, and taught it since 2008. Currently, he leads and teaches the Irish Ceili group at Stanford.
Alex Lerman has studied, performed, and co-taught vintage dance with Cathleen Myers since 2002. In 1992, before Alex knew he liked to dance, he wandered into an Irish pub with the intent of listening to music. He was unwittingly dragged into a dance lesson despite protestations. He was soon hooked, and teaching Irish Ceili dancing 18 months later. He's taught and performed various forms of vintage dance ever since, in venues as diverse as pubs, studios, weddings, formal balls, and the YMCA. Alex's fascination with improvisational performing arts extends to improv acting, and he currently teaches a popular series of improv acting classes in Berkeley.