Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

Prepmode for Camp 2016
Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Solo Jazz & Tap

Swing Kids & Swing Teens

SWING KIDS AND SWING TEENS 2020

The theme for this years dance camp is ... VERNACULAR SPECTACULAR!, and is focusing on naturally learned folk dances. These dances are not developed in dance studios but they are developed in all kind of available open spaces, such as streets, parks, home parties, school yards and night clubs.
 
The different programs for the summer to come will offer West African dance, breakdance, buck dance (early tap dancing), and maybe the most vernacular American dance of them all: the Lindy Hop! The later originated in the African American community in Harlem, New York, during the heydays of jazz and swing music. Soon the Lindy Hop became known around the world through films, shows, competitions and touring professional dance groups, and soon many of the best dancers started to add aerials to Lindy Hop and that made the dance even more spectacular and later on also iconic.
 
Welcome to join us on our joyful journey this summer in Herräng, all the way from the unique community of vernacular social dancing to the spectacular show world of choreography and extreme movements. While in Herräng, you will have the opportunity to find new subtle and syncopated expressions of your personality and also to let loose to the fastest Lindy Hop number of all time: "Killer Diller" with The Four Congaroos from 1948! In addition, we will also explore our own time, and together create a dance that reflects 2020.
 
The dance camp is for anyone who is from 8 up to 17 years old, from beginner level to intermediate. The camp offers a combination of dance lessons and fun recreational activities during daytime, starting at 10.00 o'clock in the morning and finishing at 16.40 in the afternoons (Sunday to Friday), plus fun evening programs between 20.00 and 22.00, Sunday to Wednesday. In addition we will also perform a show on Thursday night, and on Friday we hang out at the beach and have a tea dance and a fun dance competition for everyone who wants to join in!
 
The dates and tracks for the summer are as follow:
  • Week 1 (June 27 – July 3) – Classic International week for Swing Kids and Swing Teens
  • Week 2 (July 4 – July 10) – Classic International week for Swing Kids and Swing Teens
  • Week 2 (July 4 – July 10) – Swing Teens Lindy Hop Invitational
     

Classic International Swing Kids Swing Teens, week 1 and 2

These programs consist of four different sections (Lindy Hop, Theme classes, Your own choice and Activities), and they are all described below:
 

Lindy Hop

Here you are divided into groups depending on age and experience. New for this year is that we offer eight lessons of Lindy Hop (instead of previously six), five of them focusing on social dance and three classes focusing on choreography.
 

Theme classes

This year's theme is Vernacular Spectacular, and we have chosen three popular street dances to follow the idea: West African, Buck dance and Breakdance. All theme classes will be divided into different groups depending on age.

West African dance:
Ousmane Camara will teach, inspire and integrate recorded music with drums and drumsticks.

Buck dance:
With its roots in the West Indies, this dance form developed into an early form of tap dancing, especially popular in the south of the United States some 100 to 150 years ago.

Breakdance:
Acrobatic movements divided into four categories: top rock, down rock, power moves and freezes.
 

Your own choice

All “Your own choice” classes are age integrated. There are three options for both weeks:
 
  • Authentic solo jazz and Mambo solo - Both authentic solo jazz and latin music based Mambo solo, were during different time periods popular in New York and especially at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, both representing importan elements of the Lindy Hop.
  • Streetdance - Performed to contemporary music and modern in all aspects.
  • Tap - A classic dance form where the student is both a dancer and a musician. Feel free to bring your own tap shoes; a limited number are however available once in Herräng.

Activities

All free activities are meant to be a way for students to get to know new friends, to recover and to relax. Among many other things, we will make at least one excursion to explore the village of Herräng. In Activities the groups will be divided in different ways and at least one activity will be all together. For the teenage students (13-17 years), some of the activities will be voluntary.
 
 

Swing Teens Lindy Hop Invitational (level Intermediate to IntermediateAdvanced), week 2

On public demand ... Swing Teens Lindy Hop Invitational! This brand new track focuses only on Lindy Hop, offering fourteen traditional classes plus one show rehersal, in total fifteen lessons. All classes given will be in the interval of 10.00 and 18.00, and no further activities are scheduled. The program is primarily meant for students aging from 13 up to 17, with an experience of the Lindy Hop for at least three years. To apply for participation in this program, it's a necessity that you perform an individual application. Once accepted, please notice that you will be a part of the show on Thursday night, the Friday afternoon tea dance, and that you very well can order the general camp meal plan. All other activities run inside the general Swing Teens program are voluntary but completely open also for Swing Teens Lindy Hop Invitational students. 
 

Prices

SEK 2600 per person and week, of which SEK 1000 is a non-refundable pre-payment.
A meal plan that includes six lunches and a dinner (Thursday) is also available for purchase on site, and at a cost of SEK 600.
 

Registration and Questions

We have a new registration system where we use a Google form. Please always feel free to email questions and thoughts to swinkids@mandh.se. (Yes, there is a "g" missing).
 
A vernacular and spectacular welcome!

Hanna and Mattias Lundmark
 

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