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Solo Jazz at Home with LaTasha Barnes

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST

From the Facebook event description:

Have you been searching for ways to fill the Lindy-Hop-shaped-hole in your heart while socially distancing at home? Maybe you’ve turned to practicing Solo Jazz to continue expressing yourself to some inspiring swing music. But if you’re used to dancing socially, learning to practice on your own can be challenging.

We’re here to help! Join San Jose Swing virtually on Tuesday, November 10 from 7-8pm PDT to learn how to go about practicing Solo Jazz from internationally acclaimed dancer LaTasha “Tasha” Barnes. Her experience as a competitive performer, artist, and personal trainer make her uniquely suited to coach us on how to get the most out of dancing at home.

Admission for this event is sliding scale, $5 – $15 depending on self-assessment of what you can pay, no questions asked. All proceeds go directly to the instructor.

A zoom link will be emailed to you after registration.…
(Big thanks to Breakaway Swing for letting us use their square site to manage registration for this event!)

LaTasha “Tasha” Barnes is an internationally recognized and awarded dancer, educator, coach, entrepreneur, Tradition-Bearer and ambassador of culture. Based in New York, Barnes is celebrated for her musicality, athleticism, and joyful presence throughout the cultural traditions she bears: House, Hip-Hop, Waacking, Vernacular Jazz, and Lindy Hop. Her expansive artistic, competitive and performative skills have made her a frequent collaborator to many artists as well as international festivals like the International Lindy Hop Championships (ILHC), and Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival. Expanding the scope of impact for her communities Barnes was awarded herself designed Master’s in Ethnochoreology, Black Studies and Performance Studies thru New York University Gallatin School (2019). Her continuing work aims to bridge the gap between communities of practice and academic cultural dance research, performance, and preservation. Goals aside, Barnes’ forever purpose is to inspire fellow artists and art enthusiasts to cultivate an authentic sense of self in their creative expressions and daily lives.


November 10, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
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