Sultans of Swing

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Complete Khoreography
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Sultans of Swing – performed at GBDAC2019
Choreographed by Karen
Lessons
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49:26
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 1
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 13:36 Fancy Footwork 21:38 Opening Steps 44:46 Choreography
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01:00:42
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 2
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 13:16 Review 22:04 New Stuff 54:51 Choreography
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59:19
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 3
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 16:58 Review 22:22 New Stuff 50:37 Choreography – slow 54:43 Choreography – real speed
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27:17
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 4 – Part 1
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 17:23 Review 22:10 New Stuff
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02:45
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 4 – Part 2
00:00 Continuation of New Stuff
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07:33
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 4 – Part 3
00:00 Continue New Stuff 5:43 Choreography
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59:48
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 5
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 21:50 Review 30:29 New Combinations 47:09 Choreography
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01:01:25
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 6
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 17:59 Review 20:47 New Stuff 52:46 Choreography
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59:25
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 7
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 21:09 Review 27:26 New Stuff 53:02 Choreography
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58:25
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 8
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01:06:22
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 9
00:00 Warm-up 15:10 Review 20:04 New Stuff 57:41 Choreography
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01:04:16
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 10
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 18:03 New Stuff 47:25 Review 55:49 Choreography
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01:04:15
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 11
00:00 Warm-up 14:55 Review 20:12 New Stuff 54:51 Choreography
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01:06:00
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 12
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 16:25 Review 21:28 New Stuff 61:07 Choreography
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15:56
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 13
00:00 New Stuff 10:35 Choreography
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01:02:23
Sultans of Swing – Lesson 14
00:00 Warm-up and Drills 15:58 Review 19:03 New Stuff 48:28 Choreography
Choreographies
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Sultans of Swing – Choreography 5
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02:31
Sultans of Swing – Choreography 6
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02:50
Sultans of Swing – Choreography 7
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03:21
Sultans of Swing – Choreography 8
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03:56
Sultans of Swing – Choreography 9
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04:07
Sultans of Swing – Choreography 10
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04:24
Sultans of Swing – Choreography 11
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04:48
Sultans of Swing – Choreography 12
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06:06
Sultans of Swing – Choreography 14

About This Class

I probably don’t need to tell you about the music - but here’s why I want to do a choreo to this piece:


1) There is an opportunity for interesting interchange and layering between the lead vocals and lead guitar.

2) Many lessons about musicality are more easily ingrained by using familiar music. Then those lessons can be carried over to less familiar music – hey, maybe even to music from another country! 😊

3) Something to recognizable music is always a nice “reset” button for the audience in a performance – not to mention to a choreographer. 😊 😊

4) Like “Layla” by Eric Clapton – which is based on a Persian fairy tale – this music has the word “Sultan” in its title; thereby allowing me to believe that it is somehow appropriate in a studio that focuses on dance movement derived from the movements of Middle Eastern dance.

5) It’s just going to be fun.

Sultans of Swing” – by Dire Straits
Music length: 5:48