The Dance Hub
Dance Education and Resource Project
In September 2006 Mariel invited the students to
Come learn a little about the History of Swing, Lindy Basics, and some Charleston!
with Bill Borgida, the world renowned Lindy Hop instructor who launched the
'Minnie's Moochers' -a teen dance group based in Ithaca.
In March 2006, Mariel choreographed a Lindy and Charleston routine for about 30 dancers for the ARHS musical Urinetown.
Foster awareness of the unique development of American Social dance that incorporates both African American and Latin American movement and music
Gain appreciation of the history of these dance forms, and music, and learn about history and society of the time (20th century development, highlighting 20s and 30s for example)
Foster multicultural and cross-gender communication and appreciation of diversity
Encourage development of skills of student dancers towards performance via own Hurricane Swingers team and coordination with other Dance Ensemble groups like El Conjunto de Bomba, Break Dance and Hip Hop teams.
Students were enticed to the volunteer Assembly....
Ever notice how when you go to a social, no one is really ‘dancing’ with each other?
If you'd like to see more photos of the May 15 event click on this image.
listen to the music Mariel and Dancers performed to
Music from The Hurricane Swingers Lindy Chorus- Wednesday Night Hop by Andy Kirk
( 3.11MB 192 kps -app. 3 minutes)
and watch a video clip from the Workshop
Frankie Manning and workshop participants at ARHS Assembly May 15,2006 (Quicktime 27.6 MB)
Click here for more about Mariel, Frankie, and her family.