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Urban Jazz Fusion: try-out

Start Wed 5 June '24
19:00 - 20:30

3 sessions


Standard price: € 37
All prices

Location OPEK
Vaartkom 4
3000 Leuven

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Language & teacher(s) English

UK jazz refers to the improvised dance style that emerged in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. This style first surfaced in London clubs to the sounds of bebop, Afro-Cuban jazz, fusion, swing and other jazz and funk with Latin influences.

Characteristic is the sharp and fast footwork, with which spectacular dance battles were held in the early days! In addition, UK jazz also contains many high jumps, challenging knee drops, fascinating spins and unexpected rhythmic turns to the music. We start with a warm-up around body flow, movement exploration and improvisation. Then you'll be introduced to footwork techniques and variations of UK jazz fusion and house dance.

We end with a dance jam where playful directions will encourage you to improvise. Suitable for dancers from different backgrounds. You do not need any experience to participate.


This workshop will be conducted in English. Please wear shoes and clothes in which you can move easily and bring a bottle of water.

Level of experience

Level X: for everyone, no matter how much dance or movement experience you have!


  • Wed 5 June '24
    19:00 - 20:30
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Wed 12 June '24
    19:00 - 20:30
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Wed 26 June '24
    19:00 - 20:30
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival


  • OPEK Vaartkom 4
    3000 Leuven Show on map

    Check www.opek.be for more information about how to get here. At the first session, you will be welcomed by someone from WISPER who will tell you exactly where in/around the building your course takes place.

    Good to know if you take a full-day course here: for the lunch break, you can bring your own lunch, eat in at Café Entrepot or buy something at the Lidl supermarket around the corner.


  • Better world price
    € 41 Pay a little extra, help make WISPER affordable for everyone
  • Standard price
    € 37 Covers the costs of your course
  • Reduced price
    € 30 If you have trouble making ends meet
  • Holders of Cultuurkaart KU Leuven
    € 28 For students at KU Leuven, UC Leuven-Limburg and LUCA Campus Lemmens
  • Social discount UiTPAS Leuven
    € 7 (max 6 / year) only for Leuven citizens


Carla Parcianello

Carla Parcianello is a Belguim based professional dancer, teacher and choreographer, born and…
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