Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

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

Boogie Woogie

The dance form was originally inspired by American Rock 'n' Roll/Lindy Hop dancing of the 1950s, but gradually developed its own European style and personality. Boogie Woogie is a playful and improvised couple dance, often in medium or slightly fast tempi, with a significant footwork based on musical interpretation. Boogie Woogie of today functions as a social dance, but is sometimes recognized even more as an established competition dance. In Herräng, the social side of the dance will be emphasized and in focus..

Origin: central Europe in the mid 1950s.
Music: Boogie Woogie, Rhythm 'n' Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.
Synonyms: Rock 'n' Roll, Jitterbug and Jive.
Film clips: Rock Around the Clock (1955), Untamed Youth (1957), Andreas & Jessica (2007) and Pontus & Isabella (2013).
 

Boogie Woogie Alternatives: 
BEGINNER (WEEKEND FULL TIME)
The word itself is self-explanatory, and no previous dance experience at all is necessary. The classes, each 70 minutes long, will start from scratch and will pay attention also to newcomers equipped with two left feet. Check-in will take place on late Friday afternoon, and will be immediately followed by the first class; the remaining six classes will take place on Saturday and Sunday. For ambitious proselytes feeling inspired on Sunday afternoon, there are often possibilities to prolong the Herräng visit by registering for the since Sunday on-going BeginnerIntermediate-Intermediate program.

Available: July 12 - July 15

For more detailed information about the Beginner Weekend, please visit here.

 

BEGINNERINTERMEDIATE-INTERMEDIATE (ONE WEEK FULL TIME)
This level expects a basic understanding of fundamentals, and at least some experience from social dancing. It also indicates at least a couple of months of classes or self-studies.

Available: Week 3

 

INTERMEDIATEADVANCED-ADVANCED (ONE WEEK FULL TIME)
All basic rhythms, patterns and lead-follow aspects of the dance should be under good control. The mix of regular six-counts should be possible to combine also with traditional eight-counts.

Available: Week 3