Join SDW in welcoming Turlough Myers when he comes to Winnipeg for a swing-tastic Lindy Hop workshop!
When and where is this amazing event happening? Why, November 21-22 at Winnipeg Centre Vineyard in the Flatlanders Studio!
Saturday Registration and Arrival 09:00-09:30
Saturday Classes 09:30-16:30 with lunch at 12:45
Saturday Dance with Brad Shigeta!
Starts at 8 with drop-in Jazz History talk and beginner lesson with Turlough
Dancing starts at 9 with Brad on shortly thereafter!
Sunday Arrival 13:00-13:15
Sunday Classes 13:15-16:45
Full Weekend Registration (includes Saturday dance):
-$85 (non-members)/$75 (SDW Members) – in advance
-$95 (non-members)/$85 (SDW Members) – at the door
-$55 (non-members)/$50 (SDW Members) – in advance
-$60 (non-members)/$55 (SDW Members) – at the door
-$35 (non-members)/$30 (SDW Members) – in advance
-$40 (non-members)/$35 (SDW Members) – at the door
This sounds amazing! Sign me up!
On November 20 there will also be a Lindy/Blues dance as it the third Friday of the month! Anybody who pre-registers gets in the door for $5!!!
So, who is Turlough?
Turlough is one of a select few Lindy Hoppers in Canada who teaches dance as their full time job, currently teaching at Edmonton’s Sugar Swing Dance Club. Turlough has been an instructor at Hep Cat’s Dance Studio in Waterloo, Ontario as well as École de Danse Swing Cat’s Corner in Montreal, Quebec. In Montreal, he spent several years consulting international Lindy Hop instructors and education consultants in the study of teaching theory and has developed a highly effective teaching method for beginners and advanced dancers alike. As a teenager, Turlough was the 6th ranked Irish dancer in Eastern Canada, but left the world of Irish dance for Lindy Hop.
Turlough is known for his complex rhythmic abilities, a high standard of artistry, and creating an inclusive and fun dancing environment.
Currently, Turlough is an ambassador for preservation of the African American Jazz Vernacular, he spends most of his time studying vintage Jazz clips, and collaborates with Rhythm Tap Dancers in the project Rhythm Is Our Business to promote non-competitive dancing where everyone gets to be in the spotlight! When he is not dancing, you can usually find him drinking craft beer, watching Star Wars, or steering a canoe through Northern Ontario lakes.
(Also, thank you to John Marian for the use of his photo!)
See you there, Swingipeg!