We’re super excited that Cat Foley is spending a couple of days in Edinburgh!
About Cat: Cat started Lindy Hopping many moons ago at Newcastle University, and has since gone on to create the Liverpool based company, Mersey Swing. This year she took a 6 month teacher training internship with Swing Step Heidelberg, danced around Europe for a bit and then skipped across the pond to experience dancing and competing at the biggest events in the USA. Cat is known for her infectiously fun dancing and teaching. She wears her heart on her sleeve and aims to inspire her students and those she social dances with to do the same.
Check out her dancing:
If you want to catch her classes, come along to the following….
28th January, Tuesday Night Spoonful
Cat will be teaching the classes from 7pm, and will be introducing us to her very own brand of solo blues. Suitable for all levels.
29th January, Wednesday Shoe Swing Cabaret Night
Cat will be teaching both the beginners Lindy Hop class(7pm) and Improvers (8pm). The improvers lesson will be an introduction to performance, and is a must for anyone who is performing that night, or anyone who has ever thought about performing in front of the crowd. Cat is one of the most engaging, entertaining, and hilarious performers on the swing dance scene today – come and discover how she does it!
Cat will also be offering private lessons during the day on Tuesday (3-6pm, Teviot Debating Hall) and Wednesday (2.30 – 4.30 pm, Teviot Debating Hall). For those who want to dip their toes in, Cat is offering 30 minute privates for £20, and for those who would like a full hour, £35. To book a private lesson, just email Cat: firstname.lastname@example.org. Private lessons are fantastic for all levels, but especially if one or more of the following points apply to you: – you’re feeling a bit bored and stuck with your dancing and don’t know how to change it – you’re not improving as quickly as you used to – you want to work on something specific, e.g. a move, technique point, fast dancing… – you wish group lessons could go into more details on technique – you want personal feedback on your strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions on how to make dancing even more fun for you your partner! They may seem more expensive than group lessons at first glance, but they give you material to work on for months, and usually result in significant improvement!