Northern Soul Dance Lessons

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Hi i live in bath and, attending scooter rallies in the last few years have discovered northern soul.

trouble is i cant dance it.

looking for some lessons in our area, anybody know of anybody providing this

cheers




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25 November 2009 - 09:42 PM
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Hi i live in bath and, attending scooter rallies in the last few years have discovered northern soul.

trouble is i cant dance it.

looking for some lessons in our area, anybody know of anybody providing this

cheers



Hi there.Hope you get your dancing lessons in Bath.I prefer singing in the shower.Welcome to Soul Source Posted Image
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Hi there.Hope you get your dancing lessons in Bath.I prefer singing in the shower.Welcome to Soul Source Posted Image


Now who's not funny lol

soul.


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Julie Moore
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never known any teachers of northern soul dancing... i learnt by dancing infront of a mirror and just went with the sound of it .anyway not everyone dances the exact same on the scene .so just do your own thing mate ....i do Posted Image and welcome aboard
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25 November 2009 - 09:47 PM
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Hi

I dont think lessons are needed just a few stellas and when you hear that beat just moooooov your feet Posted Image

Stin

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95% of the scene cant dance it 4% think they can 1% can

im the 1 percent Posted Image in my mind anyway Posted Image

sod the dancing just enjoy the music Posted Image
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Dont do as i do do as i say


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95% of the scene cant dance it 4% think they can 1% can

im the 1 percent Posted Image in my mind anyway Posted Image

sod the dancing just enjoy the music Posted Image

Bearsy tell marie you need a bigger door to fit your head through mate Posted Image

but good post though Posted Image
Life can be a bitch sometimes .........but weve always got the music

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Bearsy tell marie you need a bigger door to fit your head through mate Posted Image

but good post though Posted Image


i wish Julie, Marie would rather just put my head through the door Posted Image


dancing lessons Posted Image just get out to a doo (nighter) watch dance and enjoy its the best way Posted Image

Dont do as i do do as i say


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i wish Julie, Marie would rather just put my head through the door Posted Image


dancing lessons Posted Image just get out to a doo (nighter) watch dance and enjoy its the best way Posted Image



cOULDNT AGREE MORE Posted Image
Life can be a bitch sometimes .........but weve always got the music

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25 November 2009 - 11:25 PM
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Have to agree with Bearsy....

Marie would rather put his head through the door...


regarding the dancing.. just copy other people ... try you tube... then do your own thing... as you learn...

welcome to soul source..
Ok what's next?




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25 November 2009 - 11:42 PM
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you do not need lessons feel the beat with thi feet...
although there is a place up here in north thats does em try googlin it

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I'VE ALWAYS FOUND THAT ON THIS SCENE YOU CAN DO IT YOUR OWN WAY. MOST FOLK ARE IN A WORLD OF THEIR OWN ANYWAY. :thumbup:

LET THE BEAT TAKE YOU AND IT'S THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD

ATB JIMMY

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Dont worry about it just get on the floor and do your thing nobody cares . Posted Image
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26 November 2009 - 10:32 AM
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I agree with Mark above, do your own thing, people really don't care.

good luck and enjoy.

gary
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26 November 2009 - 01:04 PM
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just do it mate watch others blatently copy em practice at home then think your the best thats all ive ever done

dance like theres no one there
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26 November 2009 - 01:23 PM
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thought i'd seen an ad somewhere along the line - simple google search found this - http://www.danceolog...hern-soul-dance

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26 November 2009 - 01:27 PM
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In Bath?
Do The Duck Posted Image

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Dance each Dance, as though it's your lastPosted Image


















Cos one day it will bePosted Image



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Soulcialism


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26 November 2009 - 03:02 PM
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With regard to dancing, I'm a newcomer too and went along with the same thought process .........It is daunting to start because often the floor is filled with dancers who have been doing there own thing for years and can move well many with spins and set steps etc...........

However, I found you just gotta do your own thing and go for it ...........thats the hard part........do what comes naturally and from your heart.

I still can't dance, but have a great time doing what I do.....

You also soon realise that most dancers are also "doing their own thing / in their zone" and as long as you are not in the way, wont care too much for what you are up too.........

I'd like to do a few things different, and hopefully that will come in time.


This was the site I found before, sorry if already posted NorthernDanceLessons ; worth a look and would be good to hear from anyone who has been there...........worth the money etc ?

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"when a handful of British clubs began to host marathon, pill-fueled all-nighters of soul singles by artists who'd been long forgotten in the United States. For deejays, the trick was unearthing great tunes that nobody else owned, that couldn't be heard on any other dance floor. The scarcer the record, the better."

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26 November 2009 - 05:21 PM
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thought i'd seen an ad somewhere along the line - simple google search found this - http://www.danceolog...hern-soul-dance





Oh my god...just saw this site. What the f--k!Posted Image The worlds gone mad...Northern Soul Dance academy style!


There is No 'way' of dancing in a Northern Soul style. Just do your own thing and dont take your drink onto the dance floor.

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26 November 2009 - 06:42 PM
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Yeah, just do your own thing. My personal thing is to dance so bloody fast that no one can see my crap footwork:shades: Ade

Play it cool Johnny, play it what? I just flipped...


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26 November 2009 - 06:50 PM
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I think Chris Harvey gives lessons..

I'm with the feel the beat & dance etc, draw the curtains ... "Every fcuker practices" Keb Darge.

Edited by Simsy, 27 November 2009 - 12:15 AM.



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I taught my daughter Gemma the basics and shes added her own style of moves to the way she dances and got better with lots of practise :tumbleweed3: But its like others have said you just got to do your own thing really and enjoy. :wave:

Happy dancing and welcome to SS :shades:

JB xxxKTFxxx

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26 November 2009 - 08:13 PM
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Give me £1500 i will buy Al Williams demo and play it all night that should do the trick

Stin

P.S It doesnt work with CDs or re-issues sorry Posted Image

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[quote name='floggy' date='25 November 2009 - 08:36 PM' timestamp='1259181403' post='1201893']
Hi i live in bath and, attending scooter rallies in the last few years have discovered northern soul.

trouble is i cant dance it.

looking for some lessons in our area, anybody know of anybody providing this

Just go with the flow mate,when the music get's into your Heart & Soul the dancing part just becomes a extension.You'll know in your own mind when you're ready to hit the floor. So KEEP THE FAITH in your HEART & SOUL and yoou'll be OKEH.That's me with no shirt on as young 17 year old going through the learning process.

 

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[quote name='tonyp' date='26 November 2009 - 01:38 PM' timestamp='1259242738' post='1202368']
Dance each Dance, as though it's your lastPosted Image


















Cos one day it will bePosted Image



Tony
Superb Sir, That say's all.

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even babys can do it,Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image



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Go to doo's, watch, listen, love, feel, start to understand what floats your boat and then do what will come naturally.

Enjoy your soul and the rest will follow, promise.

Most of all don't be afraid to take to the floor, too many people let the fear of showing themselves up get in the way.

For me it's the only way I know to appreciate my music.

Good luck and welcome, let us know how it goes XXXX
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Oh my god...just saw this site. What the f--k!Posted Image The worlds gone mad...Northern Soul Dance academy style!


There is No 'way' of dancing in a Northern Soul style. Just do your own thing and dont take your drink onto the dance floor.


you can do beginners, intermediate and advanced................ Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image wonder if that girl in the tower vid had been for lessons

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27 November 2009 - 03:34 PM
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How dare folk charge you for learning to "dance northern soul"??????????
let your heart do the beat your feet the movement and do wat the rest of us do GET ALONG TO A SOUL DO and do ya own thing lol


PS i will only charge a £5 per hour

sue bushby

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6-Week Beginners Courses

10 people maximum on each course

1 hour duration for each session, held once per week

£75 per person for each full course(including 2 wraps of powder)

£15 deposit secures your place (Non-returnable)

Mondays and Thursdays - 6pm till 7pm


Seriously just enjoy it.....


I aint going nowhere...


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27 November 2009 - 07:19 PM
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Lesson 1.


You put your left leg in, your left leg out.
In, Out, In, Out... then you shake it all about..




£50 please, Paypal accepted at 5% to cover my fees


Ayethankyew.

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27 November 2009 - 08:59 PM
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This chap just about covers the moves that the cool cats are making down at the local go go


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A couple of my mates have been to the one day class in Huddersfield and really enjoyed it

I'd be tempted but its beyond my budget

Reckon you can work it out with a few vodkas, some talc, tunes and decent floorboards

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just do it mate watch others blatently copy em practice at home then think your the best thats all ive ever done



Sorry to reopen this thread, what Spike says is spot on, you dont get lessons, you watch the good dancers and steal, their moves, sod copying
themPosted Image .

Find a department store with a large window, obviously where the general public cant see you, and practice those moves you've pinched. Personally I've always thought footwork , Michael Jacksons was goodPosted Image , was more important than the moves, the gymnastics come later.

Theres anothe thread on here paying respects to Frank Booper as a dancer, when I first started coming up North we used to go to an allnighter in a cellar in Bradford, SoulCarp used to go as well.

Anyway Frank Booper used to attend this place, it had a floor the size an LP cover, I'd never seen anyone dance the Frank did, backdrops, spins, forward drops, nothing to fancy given the size of the floor.

Me I could'nt dance northern, having been bought up on the Wilby/Earls Barton scene, but vowed one day I would be able to dance like him.,, and if you still doing it nice onePosted Image


Hope your dancing is going OK and this helps, oh, and dont do silly things, at least till you're confident, you'll know when you're ready, or paranoia will get to you

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I haven't been able to dance for 40 years but that's never stopped me, just get up and jiggle about nobody will bother you.......there will always be someone better than you (and worse) I can remeber Frank Booper the trick was not to dance near him
Good luck
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Get up on the floor to the songs that you get a real feel for you will know when a song comes on and your ears will tell your brain to get up on the floor dont give in to the urge to sit down because theres nobody dancing or its full of dancers and you dont wont to embarass yourself weve all been there first and foremost its the music that counts and when your on the floor your expressing how that song makes you feel the more nights you go to and the more you start to understand the songs and what there saying the more you will develope your own style goodluckPosted Image

Kieran

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Posted Image

Another northern soul dance lessons provider in Southampton apparently?

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think her name is fiona?...seen her at the front while i was djing glos alniter and then at the london alldayer (they do classes there early doors too)...shes very very good

dean

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think her name is fiona?...seen her at the front while i was djing glos alniter and then at the london alldayer (they do classes there early doors too)...shes very very good

dean


I'll take your word for that Dean...

That's just thing, on the other website mentioned above, a lesson is eighty quid!

I'm not after lessons myself, but if I were a newb visiting the site, I'd want to see at least a video of the so called teacher doing their stuff before parting up with 80 sheets, wouldn't you?
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Lessons ? nah! .....just "do it to it " :wink:
l don't have friends, just audiences !

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6-Week Beginners Courses

10 people maximum on each course

1 hour duration for each session, held once per week

£75 per person for each full course(including 2 wraps of powder)

£15 deposit secures your place (Non-returnable)

Mondays and Thursdays - 6pm till 7pm


Seriously just enjoy it.....


Is that 2 wraps of talcum powder? :shhh:

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never been to any lessons...although i cant shuffle/stomp wotever you call it,just cant get it..but.just dance like no one is watching...

agree for those thinkin about it a vid would be good...

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Stop Press.... Gap in the market .... 'Northern Soul Shuffling Lessons' ..? :g:
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Do they cover all the different eras and styles.....the giffer shuffle to fascinating girl.....the mecca shuffle to summer in. The parks....the Stafford twist.....the aeroplane spin....the Wigan backdrop ...do you pay extra for how to choose your talc and beer glass avoidance and awareness sessions.Practice at home on your mama carpet and avoid that glass with a cat in it.

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Never had a lesson in my life - perhaps I should have, as I've always thought I must look like Michael Barrymore on acid. But at my age I'm past caring.

Anyway I now get a perverse pleasure making my kids squirm with embarasment when the old man starts dancing.
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Do they cover all the different eras and styles.....the giffer shuffle to fascinating girl.....the mecca shuffle to summer in. The parks....the Stafford twist.....the aeroplane spin....the Wigan backdrop ...do you pay extra for how to choose your talc and beer glass avoidance and awareness sessions.Practice at home on your mama carpet and avoid that glass with a cat in it.



I suggest you ask Andy Simpson from Bradford......he was THE referance in NS dancing....probably still is !!

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utter bilge again from me , ignore, please

Edited by geeselad, 27 June 2012 - 11:22 AM.


               wascuts availible to suit you northern soul needs.


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Posted Image

Another northern soul dance lessons provider in Southampton apparently?


That'll be Bearsy then....... :wicked: :P
Don't Pity Me

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Hi i live in bath and, attending scooter rallies in the last few years have discovered northern soul.

trouble is i cant dance it.

looking for some lessons in our area, anybody know of anybody providing this

cheers

Did you take lessons ?
Are you now a dancer ?
Still on the scene ?
Wod be interesting to know as the thread was started in 2009
;) splie




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