Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

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

Slow Drag

Slow Drag, when referring to a style of dancing, came about in the south of the U.S. somewhere in the very late 1800s. The nature and structure of the dance was never filmed or fully preserved; accordingly many question marks linger around and the style doesn't have any standardized basics, instead it's very often based on individual interpretations based on traditional swing dance elements such as triple steps, chassé steps, solo jazz steps et cetera. The style includes both closed patterns as well as open ditto, and will move around in the landscape of different forms of established and non-established alternatives. The teaching will very much reflect the individual teacher's own approach and perspective on what slow dancing represents. Please also pay attention to that this program have no obvious connection to the modern blues scene.

Origin: all over the U.S. from the later part of the 1800s.
Music: all kinds of pre-jazz and jazz related music in general.
Synonyms: Slow Dance, Blues, Grind, Fox Trot, Ballroom et cetera.
Clips: Spirit Moves (1950).

 

 

Slow Drag Alternatives: 
INTERMEDIATE (ONE WEEK FULL TIME)
Since there are no set basics to hold on to, this level description refers to a general experience in couple dancing and swing dancing. Essential is to have some kind of rhytmical foundation and relationship to jazz and jazz related music.

Available: Week 5

 

INTERMEDIATEADVANCED – ADVANCED (ONE WEEK FULL TIME)
Since there are no set basics to navigate from, this level description refers to a general experience in couple dancing as well as swing dancing. Important is to have an overall experience of dancing to slow music, but also to possess an ability to listen and positivly relate to jazz and jazz related music styles.

Available: Week 5