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: 
BEGINNERINTERMEDIATE (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 1

 

INTERMEDIATE-INTERMEDIATEADVANCED (ONE WEEK FULL TIME)
Description to come.

Available: Week 1

 

ADVANCED (ONE WEEK FULL TIME)
Description to come.

Available: Week 1

 

COMPETITION & SHOW (SHORT WEEK FULL TIME)
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.

IntermediateAdvanced-Advanced
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 1 – July 5