SCORCH @ SOUTHPORT
23-25 JUN 2023
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The event booklet is posted here a couple of weeks before the event. For now, however, please check out last year's event schedule.
Our event booklet for Scorch 2023 will be loaded here about two weeks before the event. For now though, please check out last year’s booklet to see what treats you can expect from a Scorch weekender!
Masterclasses are small classes that are taught in fixed couples. They provide teacher interaction and the opportunity to master the technique being taught. You do not have to be an advanced dancer to participate!
You do however have to book in advance at £5 per head in a fixed partnership. You can do this online before the event, or via the Weather Desk subject to availability.
All attendees at Drop/Aerial style workshops must report to the Weather Desk on Friday evening to ensure that they complete a disclaimer form per person
SAT 10.45 am – Airborne with Tony & Hayley (PARTNER)
If you’re looking to take your dance skills to new heights, look no further than these two aerials masters. With years of experience under their belt, Tony and Hayley are experts at teaching you how to perform jaw-dropping lifts safely, accurately, and stylishly. From showstopping competition moves to impressive lifts that will leave your audience speechless, these masters will guide you through every step of the way, ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable. Get ready to leave the ground and elevate your dancing skills to a whole new level with these two aerials masters.
Suitable for Int + Dancers Only – Signed Disclaimer Required
SAT 12pm – Strollers with Lyndsey Hill (SOLO)
Join Mama D’s exciting masterclass and get ready to learn various versions of the “stroll” – a line dance that gained popularity during the rock and roll era in the 1950s and 1960s. Led by Lyndsey, the class will take you through several strollers, including the London stroll, the New York stroll, and the Wiggle. With Mama D’s fun and energetic teaching style, you’ll be able to learn and master the different steps and moves of each version in no time. Get your dancing shoes on and be prepared to have a blast as you groove to the rhythm of rock n roll music, then join Swingers Hour to show off your new skills!
Suitable for All Solo dancers
SAT 1.15pm – Top Cat with Tim Stevens (SOLO – Leads)
Whether you aspire to excel in Ceroc competitions or simply want to develop your unique style, master of funk Tim Stevens can help you boost your confidence. With his guidance, you’ll learn male styling, isolation, and musicality techniques to help you shine among the rest, while still maintaining the flow of your moves and connection with your partner. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your dancing skills to the next level!
Suitable for Advanced Solo leads only
SAT 2.30pm – Micro Blues with Jo Hart (PARTNER)
Join Blues expert Jo Hart for a one-hour master class to learn the fundamentals of this unique style of Blues dancing. During the class, Jo will guide you through the technique of Micro Blues, which focuses on creating small, smooth movements that match the music’s nuances. You’ll learn how to lead and follow with precision and fluidity, enhancing your connection with your partner. Jo will also share tips on how to express your musicality through Micro Blues, making your dancing truly stand out.
Suitable for Intermediate + Dancers
SAT 3.45pm – 50 Shades of Ceroc with Patryck Allen (PARTNER)
Step into a unique dance experience with Patryck Allen’s one-hour masterclass learning the 3 forms of dance connection using ropes and blindfolds to enhance your awareness and focus. You’ll learn how to communicate with your partner through touch and movement, strengthening your connection and building trust. The ropes and blindfolds will heighten your senses, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the dance and explore your own movement in a new way. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your dance horizons with this innovative and inspiring class from Patryck Allen!
Suitable for Intermediate + Dancers and Above
SAT 5pm – Belly Dance with Veronika Oliver (SOLO)
Join the talented Veronika Oliver for a one-hour Belly Dance class that will leave you feeling empowered and graceful. Veronika’s teaching style is welcoming and supportive, making the class perfect for both beginner and experienced dancers. During the class, Veronika will guide you through the fundamentals of Belly Dance, including isolations, undulations, and shimmies. You’ll learn how to move your body in a fluid and controlled manner, enhancing your strength and flexibility. With upbeat music and a positive atmosphere, this class is the perfect way to explore this beautiful dance form while having fun and improving your fitness.
Suitable for All
SAT 6.15pm – Solo Sass with Ellen Dacombe (SOLO)
Join Ellen for a masterclass jam-packed with technique and styling to elevate your social partner dancing to the next level. In this session, you’ll learn a sassy, choreographed routine while also discovering new movements that you can take to the dance floor. With a repertoire of modern jive, west coast swing, reggaeton, commercial, contemporary, street dance, and zouk, Ellen will guide you in unleashing your inner style, ensuring that you stand out on the dance floor. This workshop is open to everyone, regardless of gender or skill level, from beginners to advanced dancers.
Suitable for All
SUN 10.45am – Ready, Set, Skills (SPINS) with Ellen Dacombe (PARTNER)
Mastering the spinning technique can be a challenging task, and it often takes several years to perfect without proper guidance. However, with the help of Multi-Open Winner Ellen Dacombe, you can now deconstruct the spin in a way that is easily understandable for all levels of dancers, whether leading or following. Ellen will guide you on your journey towards achieving the ultimate, controlled, multiple spin.
Suitable for Intermediate Dancers and Above
SUN 12pm: Super Drops with Tony & Hayley (PARTNER)
Are you ready to take your dance moves to the next level? Look no further than this thrilling workshop, where you’ll learn daring seducers, jaw-dropping dips, and exhilarating drops that will leave your audience in awe. But don’t worry, you’ll be able to keep your partner’s feet firmly on the ground as you master these impressive moves. With Tony & Hayley’s expert guidance, you’ll be able to invigorate your move repertoire and become a master of the most exciting moves on the dance circuit. Impress your friends, thrill your dance partner, and elevate your dancing skills to new heights with this unforgettable masterclass.
Suitable for Advanced Dancers – Signed Disclaimer Required
SUN 1.15pm –SILC Developmental with Caine Langford (PARTNER)
Join the amazing Caine Langford in this masterclass that will challenge even the most competent SILC dancers, not just in terms of the complexity of movements, but in developing your own unique style of SILC that complements and exaggerates musical differences. With Caine’s guidance, you’ll explore the nuances of musicality, learning how to develop your own choreography and take ownership of your style. This class is perfect for those looking to take their SILC dancing to the next level and stand out on the dance floor.
Suitable for Advancd Dancers Only
SUN 2.30pm – Burlesque with Veronika Oliver (SOLO – FEMALE)
Learn how to exude confidence and sass in a Burlesque routine with the talented Veronika Oliver. While it’s encouraged to wear Burlesque dress, if you’re feeling hesitant, feel free to come in your casual attire. However, if possible, bring a fan along! After the formal DJ sets, there will be a performance opportunity in the Queen Vic. So, come join us and unleash your inner Burlesque star!
Suitable for Female Solo Dancers
SUN 3.45pm – 1-2-1 Partnered Tango (PARTNER – LIMITED NUMBERS)
Join Tango experts Marc and Rachel for an exclusive masterclass, limited to only 8 couples. This is a unique opportunity for tango enthusiasts of all levels to receive a personalised 1-2-1 lesson. During the class, Marc and Rachel will analyse, correct, and work with you to improve your Argentine Tango technique. The cost for the class is only £20 per couple. Don’t miss out on this chance to enhance your tango skills under the guidance of this amazing duo!
Suitable for all tango dancers – £20 per couple
SUN 5pm – Creating Opportunities with Caine Langford (PARTNER)
This masterclass takes a unique approach to lead and follow in dancing by giving both partners equal opportunities to create and influence the dance. By bending the rules of traditional dance techniques, the class will help you and your partner work collaboratively to come up with new and exciting movements during freestyle dancing. You will learn how to listen and respond to your partner’s movements, and how to incorporate your own creative ideas into the dance. This approach will not only make your dancing more dynamic and engaging but also deepen your connection and communication with your partner.
Suitable for Advanced Dancers only
SUN 6:15pm – Body Control with Barry Watson (PARTNER)
Rest assured, there is nothing sleazy about this workshop! Barry Watson, Ceroc London teacher and master of many dance styles, will teach you how to use your full body to lead and follow in Ceroc dancing, instead of relying solely on your legs and arms. He will show you how to incorporate your entire body in your dancing, improving your coordination, balance, and musicality. With Barry’s guidance, you will learn to move more fluidly and confidently, and become a better and more versatile dancer.
Suitable for Int+ Dancers
BALLROOM & LATIN MASTERCLASSES
With ROBIN WINDSOR
We are thrilled to announce that the incredible Robin Windsor will be gracing us with his presence at Southport Scorch, teaching three exclusive masterclasses. To ensure an intimate learning experience, each workshop has limited availability, allowing you to receive personalised attention from Robin himself. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a dance icon! Each masterclass is priced at £25 per couple, or you can immerse yourself in the full Robin Windsor experience and attend all three for just £60 per couple. Secure your spot now through prebooking only, and get ready to elevate your dance skills under the guidance of a true maestro.
BOOKING LINK AVAILABLE SOON
About Robin Windsor
Robin Windsor is a celebrated and dynamic figure in the world of Ballroom dancing. Known for his exceptional talent and magnetic stage presence, Robin has captivated audiences around the globe with his dazzling performances. With a career that spans over two decades, he has established himself as one of the industry’s most beloved professionals. From his early training in Latin and Ballroom to his impressive achievements on the hit TV show “Strictly Come Dancing,” Robin has proven himself to be a true master of his craft. With his infectious enthusiasm and unparalleled expertise, he continues to inspire and educate dancers of all levels through workshops, choreography, and performances. Robin’s passion for dance is contagious, and his commitment to sharing his knowledge and love for the art form makes him a cherished and influential figure in the world of Ballroom.
American Smooth, Saturday, 11am
Experience the magic of American Smooth in this captivating taster class that will transport you to the golden era of Ballroom dancing. Join Robin for an unforgettable opportunity to delve into the graceful world of American Smooth, where you’ll learn the fundamental steps and techniques that make this dance style so enchanting.
Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or new to Ballroom, this taster class is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the timeless allure of American Smooth and ignite your passion for this captivating dance style.
Cha Cha, Saturday, 2pm
Join us as we delve into the energetic world of Latin dance and discover the infectious rhythm and playful movements of the Cha Cha. Designed specifically for Beginners, this class will guide you through the fundamental steps, timing, and techniques, ensuring a solid foundation for your Cha Cha journey.
Robin’s masterclass will provide clear instructions and personalised guidance, creating a welcoming and supportive environment for you to unleash your inner dancer.
Waltz, Saturday, 4pm
Embark on a graceful dance journey with our class in the timeless Waltz. Discover the elegance and romance of this classic Ballroom dance as Robin guides you through the fundamental steps and techniques.
In this Beginner-friendly class, you’ll learn the beautiful flowing movements, rise and fall, and graceful turns that define the Waltz. Master the basic patterns and develop your poise and connection with your partner. Whether you’re new to dancing or looking to refine your skills, this Waltz Beginner class is the perfect opportunity to embrace the magic of this enchanting dance style.