Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

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


Tap dancing was more or less an absolute must in vaudeville and theatres back in the glamorous era of American show business of the golden age of pre-jazz and jazz. A percussive dance based on rhythm, timing and balance, where the executor is also a front line musician. Popularized all over the world in thousands of Hollywood movies with dancers such as Betty Grable, Ruby Keeler, Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Bill Robinson.

Origin: various places and time periods all over the U.S. during the late 1800s as well as the first half of the twentieth century.
Music: primarily different forms of pre-jazz, jazz and jazz related music in general.
Synonyms: Hoofing, Clogging, Jig, Stomp and Buck dancing.
Film clips: Varsity Show (1937), Down Argentine Way (1940) and Pin Up Girl (1944).

Tap Alternatives: 

A beginner level is of course meant for dancers without any previous experience of the dance form in question, and the tap program in Herräng is no exception. All it takes to participate is good spirit, a desire to learn and a pair of tap shoes or a pair of general shoes with preferably hard and not too sticky soles. 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 BeginnerIntermediate program.

Available: July 17 - July 20

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


Tap dancers on this level should be familiar with fundamentals such as flaps, shuffles and simple combinations with or without music. The teachers at this level will spend lots of time working on rhythmical combinations and general exercises to widen the vocabulary and understanding of the art form.

Available: Week 4
An intermediate tap dancer has probably spent at least a couple of years, most likely even more, on classes and studies around tap, and has reached a level where rhythmical combinations can be understood and performed with a reasonably good quality of timing and sound. The teaching on this level will move on in the direction of refining, expanding and consolidating.

Available: Week 4