Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

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

Lindy Hop

The Lindy Hop, named after aviator Charles Lindbergh and his solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927, is a rhythmical and groovy couple dance, originally created to big band music in the Harlem ballrooms around the time of the depression. The dance form is based on a traditional lead- and follow structure, but opens up for an endless amount of improvisations and individual interpretations. The Lindy Hop can be danced to all kind of tempi, offers both closed and intimate patterns, traditional open figures, solo steps, and occasionally it also takes to the air.

Origin: Harlem in New York City during the late 1920s and into the early 1940s.
Music: mainly traditional swing, but also other forms of jazz related music meant for dancing.
Synonyms: Jitterbug, Swing and Jive.
Film clips: A Day at the Races (1937), Swing Fever (1943) and Jammin' the Blues (1944).

Lindy Hop Alternatives: 

For those who cannot commit to an entire week of classes in the first week, but would still like to learn the basics. The word itself is self-explanatory, and no previous dance experience is necessary. The classes, each 70 minutes long, will start from scratch. Check-in will take place on late Friday afternoon, and will be immediately followed by the first class; the remaining five 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: 14 - 16 July, 21 - 23 July

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


An entire week of classes for complete beginners to Lindy Hop! No previous dance experience is necessary. The classes, each 70 minutes long, will start from scratch. Learn the basics from knowledgeable teachers and gain confidence by practicing your new steps every night at social evenings.

Available: Week 1


A handful of classes, some practice on your own, the basic six- and eight counts under control, and at least a few months of general experience. This program is also ideal for those who have danced Lindy Hop in the past but had a longer break and want to refresh your knowledge. This level indicates an understanding of fundamentals and a basic ability to social dance.

Please avoid signing up for this level if you are a complete beginner; please choose the beginner course in Week 1 or any of the beginner weekends instead.

Available: Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3


This is most likely where the majority of hobby and general social dancers with some years of dance experience belong. Basic rhythms and general mixing of patterns (six counts, eight counts, charlestons, jig walks et cetera) are familiar to you, as well as the fundamentals of lead and follow. This level will both offer quality time around basic material, but will even more so try to lift the dance form from only an execution of steps to a rhythmical flow of music.
Available: Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3



This level is for experienced dancers! On this level, the language of rhythms should be spoken fluently and the general flow of the dance should be reasonably convincing. Some faster tempi might very well appear on top of new rhythm variations and personal interpretations. This level will provide semi-guided tours into the overall landscape of rhythmical musicality in general. 

Available: Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3


This special program is meant for dancers coming to Herräng with a specific goal in mind: to become better, not primarily as social dancers, but as performers and contestants. The program is meant for fixed couples who are on at least a general intermediate advanced level and no partner rotations will be performed. The classes will focus on the stage aspects of dancing including execution, presence, partner work, choreographies and other general material (including basic air-steps) as well as exercises around spotlight situations. The program will also deal with all kinds of tempi and colours of the dance form.


For this program, you must sign up together with a partner. Please refer to the Lindy Hop level descriptions for IntermediateAdvanced and Advanced.

Available: Week 3