Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

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

Class Information

The content of the program of the 2017 Herräng Dance Camp offers a wide range of different disciplines within the area of classical vernacular jazz dances. All of them are typical rhythm dances, with lots of open space for improvisations as well as personal interpretations and own ideas. Most of the alternatives are traditional programs focusing on the general aspect of the dance form, while a few 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 week program offers 18 classes of 70 minutes spread out from Sunday morning until Friday afternoon. For a more comprehensive description, please read under the description of the individual disciplines.
Class information
AUDITIONS
Auditions are, for good 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 IntermediateAdvanced levels and above, except the half time evening track, in Lindy Hop as well as in Boogie Woogie and Balboa. Other levels might be split into two or sometime three groups, but do not require an audition procedure. Another detail to pay attention to in the context is that the registration for advanced levels is embedded in the registration for IntermediateAdvanced. The audition procedure will later on show which level different dancers will participate in.

The audition process in Herräng is normally divided into two steps:

PEER AUDITION - The Peer Audition will take place on arrival-Saturday evening, approximately at 19:00 in one of the tents in the School Area. The Peer Audition is a kind of audition where students are dancing with students, anonymously ranking them for the Teacher Audition to follow on Sunday morning.

TEACHER AUDITION - This, the second part of the process, will take place at the first lesson on Sunday morning, and will be performed in one of the tents in the School Area. A handfull of the teachers for the week to come will be present to make the final decisions. At the end of the session, all participants will receive their HDC-passport stating level and group for the week to follow.


 
LEVELS
Please try to estimate your level based on your previous experience of the dance form in question. If, once in Herräng, your estimation is obviously incorrect, there might be possibilities to switch level if there is space, and if you have received a teacher's approval.
 
WHAT TO WEAR? 
The styles in Herräng often reveal a vast variety in fashion and out-of-fashion. During classes most students wear a relaxed outfit; in the evenings the picture quite often changes dramatically, but not necessarily. Some nights in Herräng, especially Fridays, are dress-up nights and come with a basic dress code of no jeans, t-shirts et cetera. Please keep this in mind when preparing your belongings for the trip.