Immersion Seminar 37: The Free Leg - Ganchos, Boleos & Co.

Date: Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 11, 2019
Location: H95 Raum für Kultur, Horburgstrasse 95, 4057 Basel Switzerland
Level: Good Intermediate and Advanced
Teachers: Michelle Marsidi + Joachim Dietiker
Group size: maximum 20 couples
Price:  390 CHF per person

We will look at many different types of movements with the free leg for both leaders and followers. Movements may include various kinds of ganchos, enganches, smooth leg wraps, out-of-axis movements, etc. Once we understand the technique and useful concepts, we will construct combinations with which we can improvise and play with the music.

Some points we will explore:

  • Technique for efficient and stable pivots

  • How to use and release the free leg

  • Clear and precise ways to lead the movements

  • Tips for making elegant and expressive movements

  • Connection with our partner and the music

  • Entries, exits and transitions between elements


During the 4 days, the 16 hours of class are usually organized like this:

Day 1
16:30-18:30 Part 1 (2 hours)
18:30-20:30 Dinner Break (2 hours)
20:30-22:30 Part 2 (2 hours)

Day 2 & 3
14:00-16:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
16:00-17:00 Mid-Afternoon Break (1 hour)
17:00-19:00 Part 2 (2 hours)

Day 4
11:00-13:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break (1 hour)
14:00-16:00 Part 2 (2 hours)

Basel, Switzerland

Rathaus, by  Anders Sandberg

Rathaus, by Anders Sandberg


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