WORKSHOPS AND TEACHERS see the full schedule HERE
Please note that all the class descriptions will be updated by 14th June 2022
Our main aim in creating the LUX experience is to build confidence in dancing to different genres of music. Consequently the line-up of teachers always reflects the varying styles suited to each dance space - but more importantly our teachers are selected because of their teaching ability, experience and understanding of the lead and follow techniques required to develop their students. Of course approachability and a keen sense of fun are also high up on the list of requirements.
The workshops taught at LUX will reflect the following styles:
SILC / Utopia Style
Host of the popular Bristol SILC Sundays and veteran teacher / DJ on the dance weekender scene, Caine is a smooth dancer, a joy to watch, and a pleasure to dance with. He has been teaching for around 10 years, currently in the Bristol area after a long time teaching in Sussex and the South Coast. You can expect to learn wonderful connection and smooth leading from Caine with a dash of dynamism here and there to provide musical light and shade.
Continuum - Sun, 1.15pm - 2.15pm - Sequoia - Int
This limitless routine will fuse together simple and popular moves for a seamlessly smooth style that oozes originality.
3D Dynamics - Sun, 3.45pm - 4.45pm - Juniper - Adv
This dynamic class will teach a range of whips and incorporate using travelling, impressive scrolls to hone this advanced technique in lead and follow.
DALE ST ROSE
London Based Ceroc Teacher Dale has a passion for different dance styles and his dedication to dance has led him to win 1st place at the Ceroc Championships twice, the Blues Open Championships in 2007 & 2009 and joint 1st place winning spot in the Blues showcase Category in 2010..... And 2017 the Open Winner at the London Ceroc Champs. His background in Line Dance, Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata and WCS influence his style and syncopation, and this makes for classes that are full of pure body and soul. He's also a talented Dj and will be playing in both the Main Room and Utopia lounge over the weekend.
Kizomba - Sun, 2.30pm - 3.30pm - Juniper - All
Slow, sensual, and rhythmic, Kizomba is a close dance with influences from Semba, Tarraxinha, and Tango. It is also sometimes described as “African Tango”. In the 90’s when the actual Kizomba music got more and more popular, Kizomba dance also started receiving more and more credit and began to take the form it has today.
DEBBIE ATTWOOD & BILL COOPER
This pairing is a little off piste! Bill, co-host of the LUX event and partner of Becky, has a mutual love of Nightclub Two Step so darling Debbie thought it would be good to co-teach a class. Wonder which one will come out on top!
They've both got their 'patter', and their material after around 40 years of joint teaching experience. One thing that is for sure you will have bags of fun whilst in their class.
Nightclub Two Step - Sun, 1.15pm - 2.15pm - Juniper - All
Nightclub two step (NC2S, sometimes disco two step or California two step) is a partner dance initially developed in the mid-1960s. The dance is also known as Two Step and it can be danced to nearly 1/3 of all songs on the pop charts today. It is frequently danced to mid-tempo ballads in 4 4 time that have a characteristic quick-quick-slow beat.
KIERAN & CHARLIE
Kieran, and Charlie are veterans on the circuit now, viewed as the premier SILC dance couple and regular teachers on all the Ceroc Weekenders. Their popularity continues to soar, their style, moves and routines are smooth, seamless & effortless. Outside of their obvious Ceroc talent, Kieran & Charlie are accomplished WCS dancers and have been instrumental in the development of the popular SILC syllabus. This combination of talents enables them to create smooth, effortlessly flowing routines that will inspire you to take your dancing to the next level.
Immersive SILC Choreography - Sun, 5pm - 7.15pm - Sequoia - Int
SILC is the smooth, slotted dance that finds its home in the Chill-out & Utopia zone. The techniques taught allows room for interpretation and style that suits some of the more challenging or more lyrical songs. This is a 2 hour session teaching choreography of a progressive nature so that all SILC levels will take away something new.
Back by popular demand all the way from the US of A, is the incomparable Lucky Skillen! Through the magic power of his huge smile, he brings dancing joy wherever he goes. Lucky started dancing in 1996 and began teaching in 1998. Since then he has taught and performed many styles of dances in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has also had the privilege of working with such celebrities as Neil Young, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Katie Holmes, and Frankie Manning. He will be teaching a classes over the weekend that will suit the Blues room and the Utopia Room.
Intro to Blues - Sun, 12pm - 1pm Juniper - All
Blues is slow, close, subtle and beautiful. This intro will get you connected and into the Blues mood!
Blues + - Sun, 5pm - 6pm Juniper - Progressive Blues
Now the basics are in place and connection is established, this class introduces some dynamism and playfulness into your routine.
Blues Masterclass 2 hour Workshop - Mon, 11.30am - 1.30pm - Pines - All
This session is all about connection and musical interpretation. Lucky will be giving tips and give personal attention to everyone to give individual help and advice to improve technique.
MARC & RACHEL
Slinky, bluesy, elegant dancers Marc & Rachel have been introducing our dancers to Argentine Tango and Pure Blues on many of Ceroc's largest weekend events now for a number of years – not just through classes but with their involvement and introduction of Milonga's at the Escape Weekenders. With a keen interest being shown in this style of dance, Marc and Rachel will be running a number of Argentine Tango classes over the weekend as well as Neo-Blues.
Intro to Argentine Tango - Sun, 6.15pm - 7.15pm - Juniper - Int+
Argentine Tango is beautifully precise and intimate. Marc & Rachel will get you gliding and pivoting in this wonderful introduction to the Argentine Tango and its followed by an hour of Milonga freestyle to allow you to practice and immerse yourself in the dance.
Steve is a veteran of nearly 20 years of Ceroc teaching. He’s the main man behind the groundbreaker Ceroc Evolution franchise and the man responsible for bringing Ceroc to The O2. His laidback and humorous approach, coupled with an extraordinary understanding of technique makes even the most complicated things seem easy. You’ll always leave his class with something new in your repertoire and a smile on your face.
Launch into LUX! - Sun, 12noon - 1pm - Sequoia - Int
Who knows how many moves will be added to your repertoire in this class. Steve will keep going until the hour's up. It'll all depend on how quickly you learn each one before he moves on and ad-libs.
Freestylable Flash - Sun, 3,45pm - 4.45pm - Sequoia - Int +
Moves that are leadable and safe, but also stand out on the dance-floor for some wow factor.
Southampton based teacher and franchisee, Dan Hewitt-Green is one smooth teacher! One half of SO Ceroc, Dan has been teaching for twenty years and is known for drilling down into technique, fluid moves and style plus golden nuggets of wisdom that help propel dancers to that next level. He’s also known for his propensity for mischief and getting the party started…
Fluidity - Sun, 2.30pm - 3.30pm - Sequoia - Int+
With seamless links and smooth styling techniques and some new moves for your repertoire, 'Fluidity' will take your dancing to a new era.