Gui Prada: Leader's Intensive in Calgary



October 29, 2022 -

  October 30, 2022

Calgary - Alberta - Canada - North America



Event details

๐™•๐™Š๐™๐™† ๐™”๐™”๐˜พ ๐™‹๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ: Gui Prada Leaders Intensive Training in Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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โ€œIn practically every Brazilian Zouk community, and event in the US we observe two patterns:

1 - more followers than leaders come out to social dancing; and
2 - followers develop faster than leaders.

Time and time again, we can observe the above where, even if an event has even numbers of leaders and followers on paper, in practice at the socials we still observe uneven numbers on the dance floor, with more followers than leaders.ย 

After observing and listening about the experience of other leaders, as well as taking a look back at my own experience, ๐—œ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—œ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ - ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ.ย 

This training has been done in DC, Denver, Austin, and New York already and the results were incredible. The idea is to contribute and provide leaders with an opportunity to grow faster and consistently, receiving immediate feedback about what is important for social dancing and experiencing different styles and levels of following.โ€ ย 

- Guiย 

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š: ย 

We are going to go together for โœจ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€ (10 hours of instruction, 4 hours of break and 2 hours of practice)โœจ total on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30 following the schedule and curriculum below:

๐™Ž๐˜ผ๐™๐™๐™๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ๐™” - ๐™๐™๐™‰๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ๐™ˆ๐™€๐™‰๐™๐˜ผ๐™‡ ๐™๐™€๐™‘๐™„๐™€๐™’:ย 

11 - 1pm - ๐™๐™„๐™๐™Ž๐™ ๐™’๐™Š๐™๐™†๐™Ž๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™‹ - The walking Foundation and review the basic kit of Fundamentals:ย 

Basics (In Place and Linear)
Viradinha
Send Awayย 
Viradinha into Lateral
Lateralย 

The first workshop will start with the most important tool for comfort and smoothness - the stepping or walking. We will go over walking with control, balance and awareness of the rest of your body.ย 

Then we will go over all the fundamentals that do not include head movement bootcamp style. During this part we will focus not only in the review itself, but also making sure you can execute them clearly with all the followers.ย 

๐ŸŒฎ๐™‡๐™๐™‰๐˜พ๐™ƒ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™€๐˜ผ๐™† ๐Ÿœ- 1 ๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™๐™ย 

2 - 3:30pm - ๐™Ž๐™€๐˜พ๐™Š๐™‰๐˜ฟ ๐™’๐™Š๐™๐™†๐™Ž๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™‹ - Continuing the review and smoothing things outย 

The second workshop will continue our review and change the focus to smooth them out. We are going to go over the techniques to make your fundamentals feel good and we will count on the feedback of the followers to let us know if we are making progress.

๐Ÿง๐™Ž๐™‰๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™† ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™€๐˜ผ๐™† ๐Ÿฅ- 30 ๐™ˆ๐™„๐™‰๐™Žย 

4 - 5:30pm - ๐™๐™ƒ๐™„๐™๐˜ฟ ๐™’๐™Š๐™๐™†๐™Ž๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™‹ - Body Movements

Here we are going to laser focus on making our body movements calm and continuous. We will be focusing on undulations and isolations, leading them from our own bodies and in accordance to the music. Again this whole process will be done with the followers feedback.

5:30 - 6:30 - ๐™‹๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™๐™„๐˜พ๐™€

๐™Ž๐™๐™‰๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ๐™” :ย 

11 - 1pm - ๐™๐™Š๐™๐™๐™๐™ƒ ๐™’๐™Š๐™๐™†๐™Ž๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™‹ - Mindset, Adaptation and the 'Follow the follow principle'ย 

For this part I will present the mindset that has helped me develop my leading in Brazilian over the years. Within the Mindset we will talk about something extremely important, the ability and willingness to adapt.

๐Ÿ๐™‡๐™๐™‰๐˜พ๐™ƒ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™€๐˜ผ๐™† ๐Ÿฑ- 1 ๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™๐™

2 - 3:30pm - ๐™๐™„๐™๐™๐™ƒ ๐™’๐™Š๐™๐™†๐™Ž๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™‹ - Touch and physical connection

This workshop will focus on the details of touch. We are going to talk about hands, arms, forearms, fingers, shoulders, chest and all the other parts of our bodies that we tend to tense up or not pay much attention to. We then will focus on close embrace and work on our pillowness.

4 - 5:30pm - ๐™Ž๐™„๐™“๐™๐™ƒ ๐™’๐™Š๐™๐™†๐™Ž๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™‹ - Pressure points (aka applying pressure in the points of connection) and energy management

We are going to finish talking about managing pressure points, creating consistent points of connection and providing support to the followers.

5:30-6:30pm - ๐™‹๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™๐™„๐˜พ๐™€

Training like this has never been done before. This will be new for you and for me. Our entire focus will be developing our skills for a pleasant social dancing experience and we will count on the constant and truthful feedback of the followers to help us get there.

๐™„๐™‰๐™‘๐™€๐™Ž๐™๐™ˆ๐™€๐™‰๐™

For this training, the cost will be
๐™‡๐™€๐˜ผ๐˜ฟ๐™Ž: $250-325 CADย 
โœจ (breaks down to about $15-$20/hour) โœจ
๐™๐™Š๐™‡๐™‡๐™Š๐™’๐™Ž: Volunteer / Option to donate
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๐™๐™ค ๐™๐™€๐™‚๐™„๐™Ž๐™๐™€๐™ + ๐™‹๐˜ผ๐™”:
https://forms.gle/CqBWi1DsESTQQu1o6

โœจThe Scale system allows us to support our artists/teachers/community while helping make this Intensive more accessible to those who could use some support at this time. (+ Snacks!)

โœจFollows can attend at no cost, or are invited to make a donation if they desire

๐™‡๐™ค๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃย 
๐Ÿ“Calgary, ABย 
๐Ÿ“Studio: TBA

๐™ˆ๐˜ผ๐™“๐™„๐™ˆ๐™๐™ˆ ๐™‰๐™๐™ˆ๐˜ฝ๐™€๐™ ๐™Š๐™ ๐™‹๐˜ผ๐™๐™๐™„๐˜พ๐™„๐™‹๐˜ผ๐™‰๐™๐™Ž: 50

25 Leadsย 
25 Follows

๐™‹๐™ง๐™š-๐™๐™š๐™ฆ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™:
Basics (In Place and Linear)
Viradinha
Send Awayย 
Viradinha into Lateral
Lateral

Your Artists: