2019 continues to be a GREAT year.​​          
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God Bless and keep dancing,

much love,​ Skippy

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West Coast Swing Intensive

10-Hour August INTENSIVE
August 28 & 29, 2019

Skippy's Training Room - 10804 Woodruff Avenue, Downey, CA 90241

(Maximum attendance – 20)

Hi Everybody,
As always, this intensive will include various levels of expertise. This allows everyone to raise themselves at least one level, at each intensive.  Educational articles are made available when you register for the August Intensive.  If you think you MIGHT be coming, even if you're not sure, please let us know ahead of time so we can do better planning.

 1–The AUGUST INTENSIVE is the LAST WEEK IN AUGUST – Weds Aug. 28th, 10am to 6pm, and Thurs Aug. 29th, 10am to 1:30pm. Only two days this year. I know this is a big change, but here is the scoop: The group from France can only come for 2 days this year. That way, the cost goes down to $195.00 - plus those few from Baltimore can take their First Exam on Thursday afternoon.  

2–Universal Unit System®: In 1958 – the Universal Unit System was in its infancy, and this concept was only being taught to teachers. By 1978 – it was being taught to advanced students and performers as well.” Today, we know that everyone, at all levels, should learn the Universal Units System in its entirety.

3–Rolling Count: Every month, questions at the top of the list still include Rolling Count – where and when did it start?

As a kid, I won every amateur contest that I entered. I had learned tap dancing from going to the movies. I had not taken lessons, but relied on the look and sound of the taps in the movies. Many of my friends started asking me to teach tap dancing. That was because when you went to a tap dancing class, they taught you “Out Back Down – Out Back Down.” That looks SOOOO “basic.” I was only 13 (1937), but my teaching went well. However, some of the students missed a few of the sounds. I added a few of my own sounds. They came out something like “Ba Doo Dah – Da Boo Dah.” By emphasizing the vowel sounds you could hear the rhythmic beat behind the music. By 1953, I had moved to California. My teaching grew to forms of Swing, and my “sounds” sounded inadequate. I transferred those sounds to numbers, and that is when “Rolling Count” was born. We used it long before then, but not with an actual name. I also write music and I was well aware that you cannot correlate Beats of Music with weight changes that are accurate. (There must be at least 60 articles that I have written on Rolling Count.) Some people relate to one article but not another, which proves they don’t understand both concepts. They both relate to each other. Not one contradicts the other.

4–Dance Etiquette: Naturally, it goes without saying that we are ALWAYS courteous to our dance partners on the dance floor. Whether your partner is good, bad, or indifferent, they are always “wonderful.” Say something nice. Never try to dazzle a partner. Keep it fun and don’t be afraid to laugh.  

5–This will be my last group for the August Intensive. By next year we will have things worked out for people to further their Universal Unit System® education differently. At 95, this kid is no longer running the Universal Unit System Intensives. However, I will be writing the monthly Newsletter, and they will keep you up to date.

Cost? $195 per person (PayPal or Certified Check)

Any questions, please call 562-869-8949.

Much Love, and keep dancing,

                                                                   As Skippy always says,
                                  "The schedule is never final until the last class is taught."

If you have any questions, please call: (562) 869-8949 

or go to: www.swingworld.com/intensives.html