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. 

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


Boogie Woogie Alternatives: 
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 BeginnersIntermediate program.

Available: June 30 - July 3

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

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 1


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 1
This level is for experienced and capable Boogie Woogie dancers with reasonably fast feet and an ear for music. To participate here, it's a good advice to make sure that all aspects of the dance form are understood and possible to execute, in slow as well as fast tempi.

Available: Week 1
Boogie Woogie has for many years been recognized as a colourful and competitive contest dance, spread all over Europe but also in some other countries. The Competition & Show program in Herräng will no doubt focus on this approach and expression of the dance form.

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.

Available: July 2 – July 6