Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

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

Class Information

Herräng Dance Camp offers a wide range of different disciplines within the area of classical vernacular jazz dances. All are typical rhythm dances, with lots of space for improvisation as well as personal interpretations and individual ideas. Most of the alternatives are traditional programs focusing on the general aspect of the dance form, while a few others are special and offer a more specific perspective. No regular dance partner is needed since all classes, with a few exceptions, are based on partner rotation. A full-time one-week program offers 15 classes of 70 minutes each, spread out from Sunday morning until Friday afternoon. For a more comprehensive description, please check the pages for the individual disciplines.
Class information
Auditions are - for better or for worse - a necessity at many camps, and Herräng Dance Camp is no exception. For the summer to come, the plan is to perform auditions for all Lindy Hop IntermediateAdvanced levels and above. For 2023, please note that there may also be auditions for Balboa IntermediateAdvanced-Advanced if enough students sign up. Other levels may be split into two or sometimes three groups, but do not require an audition procedure. Another relevant detail to pay attention to is that Advanced levels are not differentiated from IntermediateAdvanced during the registration process.


The audition procedure intends to place you into the most appropriate level in relation to your fellow students and is normally divided into two steps:


PEER AUDITION - The Peer Audition will take on Saturday evening, at approximately 19:15 in one of the tents in the School Area. The Peer Audition is an audition where students are dancing with other students, anonymously ranking one another in preparation for the Teacher Audition taking place on the following Sunday morning.

TEACHER AUDITION - The second part of the audition process will be performed in one of the tents in the School Area, and will take place at the first scheduled lesson on Sunday morning. A handful of teachers will be present to make the final decisions. At the end of the session, information will be given to everyone regarding which level and group they will join for the week to come. 

Before registering for a course, please try to estimate your level based on your previous experience. Further details on levels are available under each discipline. If, once in Herräng, your estimation is obviously incorrect, there may be possibilities to switch levels if there is space, and if you have received approval from a teacher.