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Open around the clock for five consecutive weeks, passing on the past to the present and the present to the future. All faces, all ages, all levels, all backgrounds and all retrospective. From that southern creole ragtime Cake Walk to the transatlantic twist. And from that uptown low down Harlem beat to the contemporary world wide rave: Lindbergh's Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Slow Drag, Solo Jazz and Tap. All that old school syncopated rhythm and all that irresistible swing. The registration opens December 1, 2018.
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The Herräng Winter Weekend 2019 will take place February 1-3. Read more about it here:https://www.herrang.com/herräng-winter-weekend-2019
The significant epicentre of the event is no doubt swing music and swing dancing, especially the Harlem-New York tradition. For the summer to come, we will make sure that the entire event genuinely will reflect this intention, which originally was introduced to the event by the late Frankie Manning back in the summer of 1989.
Besides holding on to the swing music aspect of things, the event also like the idea to support pre-swing and post-swing dances and music. Historically we are willing to flirt with fad dances of the late-late 1800s, but also hold hand with styles of the 1950s. We somehow believe that all these dances have something to say and add to the complete picture of traditional American swing dancing of the golden age of syncopated music.
With a reference to the previous paragraph, we are happy to continue on the track of traditional swing era dances, but also introduce distinct side-tracks of ragtime era dances (1900-1920) and jazz era dances (1920-1930). For further information on this alternative as well as all other programs, please click here!
We are at the moment working on a new solution to the camp's food service. As soon as all the necessary decisions have been taken, we will be able to give further information.