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.
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).
This program is for those having ambitions in the direction of contest and/or the performance side of the dance form. The classes will offer challenging ideas and material, far above where an average Boogie Woogie dancer normally hangs around. The general level of the program will accordingly appeal to dancers from IntermediateAdvanced and up. Check-in will be performed on Sunday evening, three days of classes (three each day) will follow and check-out will take place on Thursday morning.