Trying to even improve the workshop concept for this year’s event, we are combining the free-choice concept from the last years with some tracks: There will be…

… SIX TRACKS of classes with different levels (Intermediate to Advanced+)

… 3 hours of classes per day within those tracks

… ONE ADDITIONAL CLASS in the evening, following our free-choice concept from the last few years

 

Furthermore you can look forward to :

… LIVE MUSIC in some of the classes!!

… SOLO JAZZ and LINDY HOP INTENSIVES on Friday

… optional YOGA COOL-DOWN AND STRECHTING after the classes and BREAKFAST for a good start and ending off the day 🙂

 

Level Descriptions

Lindy Hop

 

1 – Intermediate
  • You’ve been taking regular classes for about a year
  • You know all the important basics, such as swing-outs, circles, charleston basic, etc. and you can distinguish 6-count & 8-count moves
  • You go to social dance from time to time
  • You may have been to your first (international) workshop
  • You can adjust your groove of your dancing according to different songs
  • You are motivated to work on your basics and learn new moves to increase your repertoire and find new inspiration
2 – Intermediate+
  • You have been taking regular courses for more than a year
  • You go social dancing regularly
  • You can master all the important basic steps, such as swing-outs, circles, charleston basic, etc. and you can easily combine 6-count & 8-count moves
  • You have been to at least one international workshop
  • You can adjust your groove to different styles of music from Lindy Hop to Charleston
  • You are slowly starting to work on your connection and are looking for new moves and inspiration to improve your dancing and make it more interesting

 

3 – Intermediate / Advanced
  • You have been taking courses regularly for at least 2-3 years
  • Hardly a week goes by without you going social dancing at least once
  • You have been to some international workshops
  • In addition to all the basic steps, you already know so many variations that you can never dance all of them in one song
  • Relatively fast and slow songs are a challenge, but that’s why you like to dance them
  • Words like Musicality, Connection and Rhythm Variations sound familiar to you and that’s exactly what you’re into at the moment

 

4 – Advanced*
  • You have been taking courses regularly for at least 3 years
  • Not a week passes where you do not go social dancing several times
  • You work constantly on your technique and your repertoire
  • Dancing is your way to express yourself and to communicate with the partner and the music
  • Relatively fast and slow songs are no longer a challenge for you
  • You’re on at least 2 other international workshops each year
  • Technique, creativity, musicality, variety, precision, etc. are topics you constantly work on

 

5 – Advanced+*
  • You have been taking courses regularly for at least 4 years
  • You go social dancing whenever possible
  • You work constantly on your technique and your moves
  • Musicality is an integral part of your dancing
  • You have developed your own style
  • Tempo, whether fast or slow does not matter to you when dancing
  • You participate regularly in international workshops and you are at least in the advanced level
  • You are constantly working on perfecting your technique, creativity, musicality, variety and connection
  • You teach in your local lindy hop scene and look for new challenges in jam circles, dance battles and dance performances

For Advanced+ there is gonna be an audition at the beginning of the weekend.*

 

Solo Jazz

 

1 – Relaxing (Friday)
  • You have already taken  a few solo jazz classes and like to learn new moves
  • You work on control and precision in your basics like Fall off the Log, Boogie Back & Forward, Suzie Q, Shorty George, Rocks, and Basic Solo Charleston
  • You want to feel more comfortable dance alone and play with different rhythms

 

2 – Challenging (Friday)
  • You have already taken some solo jazz classes and you have solid basics
  • You could easily dance a Shim Sham or know most of the moves and you may even know parts of the Tranky Doo
  • You like to dance alone and would like to work on improvisation, style and rhythmic variations

 

3 – Advanced++* (Sat/Sun)
  • You have been dancing Authentic Jazz for several years
  • You’ve mastered the usual steps and their variations
  • You want to be pushed into a different way of thinking about rhythm, movement, style and improvisation
  • You teach in your local lindy hop scene and look for new challenges in jam circles, dance battles and dance performances

 

*Important! From Level Advanced, the teachers will not be guided by the level of the dancers. If your abilities do not meet the requirements, then it could be that you can not follow the material