Our main aim in creating the UTOPIA experience is to encourage more dancers into the Chill-Out/Blues dance environment. This can often be a daunting prospect for anyone on the periphery, which is why we also run regular UTOPIA Academy workshops and classes to help build confidence.
Workshops are updated on a regular basis and, in addition, many of our freestyle events commence with a specialist dance class. This program of teaching has recently been enhanced by the SILC format introduced in 2015. This style of dance is based on technique and connection. As such it fits perfectly into the format of our events and the music we play.
The next Utopia Academy series of workshops will take place in the afternoon of Colossus on Sat 25th January - details HERE
Utopia Style & Smooth Links Workshops
UTOPIA has for the last 11 years been an haven for lovers of more expressive music and covers a range of styles of music from funkier, modern R&B to soul and blues. This leads to a style of dance that is all about slotting, frame and connection. Whilst it may be different to what you’re used to on the Ceroc dance floor all of the techniques we teach have the benefit of enhancing your dancing at all levels and is similar in style to the SILC syllabus.
Complexity of moves is less important, instead we concentrate on bodylines, weight distribution, momentum and flow to give you a range of movements and figures that will help to build your repertoire for when the tempo slows down.
In our Utopia style workshops we teach 2 UTOPIA style Routines pitched at Intermediate level, each incorporating the key points mentioned above to continually re-iterate and instill the techniques that will give you confidence on the UTOPIA and SILC dance floor; but also progress your dancing overall.
Our Smooth Links workshops, continue to work with the slotted theme and are focused on fusing movements together to develop an advanced look with smooth style.
Information coming soon about Colossus Workshops Jan 2020
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