2Rock Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Club
Pre-season session at The Hive: Thursday 29th September 2016
As our regular Westminster Academy dance studio is NOT available in September, before we start a new season (see the next article below), we are going to have an extra session at The Hive (Dalston) on Thursday 29th September, 6-8PM.
The session will be aimed at our current members - the dancers that have been already to 2Rock sessions previously. We will do some recap probably.
Acrobatic Rock And Roll, Paired Dance Aerials / Airsteps, Lifts & Tricks
8-week season in London: 3rd October ~ 21st November 2016
New course for all levels (from total beginners up to experts). Each Monday.
Beginners (newcomers) can start on first or second (if there is a space) Monday of the course.
Our experienced dancers can visit any session, just let Steve know in advance please, if possible.
Newbies are advised to take up at least one COURSE first, before you start attending dance lessons as individual single one-off sessions. The more training sessions and the sooner in advance you pre-pay and the more people sign up, the cheaper it can get per session (so go and spread the news!). Acrobatic Rock And Roll Course in London takes place at 2Rock's usual time and place.
Apart from rock and roll dancing you can also learn rock and roll acrobatics - paired dance aerials / airsteps, lifts & tricks that can be used also in other energetic dance styles like Lindy Hop, Boogie-Woogie and other Swing dances, Modern Jive / Ceroc, Salsa, Tango or even ballet, cheerleading and figure ice skating.
Come for a bit of bouncing in rock and roll rhythm and try to defy gravity! Check our masively reduced price - such a good value for regular dance aerials classes! Book it NOW in advance to avoid disappointment as the studio capacity is not big.
In addition to rock 'n' roll dance and partner acrobatics you will get:
- a proper warm up, incl. dynamic stretching,
- occasionally short fun games,
- rock and roll dancing preparation,
- basic gymnastic (for girls and ladies) and acrobatic technique,
- sometimes a very short bit of conditioning too (HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training),
- static stretching as a cool-down.
So many things in each 2-hour class to be enjoyed and have fun, yay!
There is nothing to worry about as our dance lessons are suitable for both - total beginners and advanced, teenagers as well as adults. Each group is working on different level of dance acrobatics.
You can also come just for a single lesson any of the Mondays without booking the whole course, especially if you already have some previous experience. You can improve and practise your old air-steps, lifts and tricks or you can learn from us some new moves and general preparation technique for dance acrobatics. No previous experience necessary. For more information continue reading the notes further below.
Regardless whether you are a swing, salsa, tango or modern jive dancer or a rock and roller, we cater for all - you do not have to dance rock 'n' roll at the session, if you wish to learn just acrobatics. It is up to you. We will tailor our acrobatic lessons to your needs and ability level - we keep our classes small enough to be able to accomplish the feel of almost private sessions for the price cheaper than that of mass sessions.
You can find essential information about the dance studio, wear and more below. You can also contact us by form and join our 2Rock London group on Facebook for urgent updates (e.g. sudden cancellation or additional lessons) and other information about acrobatic rock and roll generally (interesting videos) or our dance classes or promotions or just chat with our dancers:
General information about our acrobatic rock 'n' roll sessions
Do you like dance aerials, adage, lifts, pair acrobatics? Have you danced acrobatic rock 'n' roll before? Or have you never danced acrobatic rock 'n' roll but would like to give it a try?
- Day: Mondays
- Time: 20:00 - 22:00
- Location: Westminster Academy Sport (Dance Studio), Torquay Street, London, W2 5EZ
- NB: The entrance is from the end of Torquay Street! Look for big red 'Academy Sport' on the wall.
- Entrance Fee:
- £14 per two hour session or
- Check our Price page for special offers.
How to get there: Local buses, 18 & 36 run along the Harrow Road. The nearest tube station is Royal Oak. From the station go right under the bridge, there turn left, follow the main road. After 200 metres you will come to a petrol station. Turn left, walk up to the end of Torquay Street. Entrance will be on your right side. Changing rooms are situated on the ground floor, the dance studio is upstairs. Please, turn up earlier to change and pay (if you haven't prepaid online).
Partner: There is no need to bring a partner to this sessions, simply turn up. Having a permanent partner is an advantage though. Lessons are open to everyone of all abilities and interests. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Dress code: Sporty (similar to fitness gym or aerobic classes), something not very baggy, clean trainers, towel, water bottle.
Session structure: in the first hour: warm-up, rock 'n' roll dance preparation; second hour: acrobatic preparation, 1-3 acrobatic figures, cool-down. Those not interested in dancing can use first hour for repeating of acrobatic moves from previous sessions. Occasionally all teaching is squeezed into the first hour, followed by an open hour dedicated to practising, repeating of previous stuff.
If you like related sports like cheerleading, acrobalance, acro yoga, figure ice skating, trampoline or circus acrobatics, you will certainly love acrobatic rock and roll. Or maybe you would like to use your gymnastic skills or wish to improve your aerials, adage and lifts in other dances like Modern Jive or Lindy Hop. Why not join us and try something new? It is safer than you think. Everybody can do this.
ACROBATIC ROCK 'n' ROLL is the MODERN European style of competitive dancing, slightly different from the authentic 1950's style. And 2Rock is the acrobatic rock 'n' roll club in London and Cambridge, where you can learn this fast paced energetic dance.
We would like you to fill in a simple questionnaire (10 questions in 3 minutes) on the Survey page in order to set up the structure of the sessions to meet the requirements of the majority of members.
The club is lead by Steve 2Rock (Stefan Turok), an acrobatic rock 'n' roll coach with many years of experience as a coach, judge and dancer. He is still an active dancer competing at European Cups with his partner Laura Cope. European competitions are organised according to WRRC's rules. The club is a member of the BRRF, British Rock 'n' Roll DanceSport Federation.
The 2Rock website has been active since 8/4/2011. It changes regularly, so check the website from time to time, especially before your intended visit.
Our own acrobatic rock 'n' roll dancers, couple Steve Turok and Laura Cope have performed for Got To Dance Series 3. The performance has been first time broadcast on Sunday 8th January 2012 at 7PM on Sky1 HD TV.
You could have seen them also performing at Corn Exchange or ADC Theatre in Cambridge at annual CUCDW dance shows, Cambridge University May Balls, Royal Albert Hall in London, also in Blackpool and many competitions, balls and other events.