Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

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

Swing Kids and Swing Teens

Swing Kids (9-12 years) and Swing Teens (13-15 years) - 2017
 
Welcome to this year's edition of Swing Kids and Swing Teens summer camp in Herräng, Sweden! The event is primarily for all of you interested in rhythmical swing era dances such as Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Charleston and Solo Jazz. The camp has been established for many years, and is run by Hanna and Mattias Lundmark together with a long line of guest teachers. Please feel heartily welcome to an unforgettable and exciting camp filled with inspiring teachers, new friends and lots of dance joy.
 
The event turns 15 years and celebrates with a newly written musical, SWING KIDS – THE MUSICAL! The theme will naturally touch base with a lot of the classical musicals including Wizard of Oz, Cabin in the Sky, 42nd Street, Singin' in the Rain, West Side Story, Cats, The Lion King and many more, but will also hold on to traditional swing dances such as Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie et cetera. A special attention will of course be paid to Black and Blue, the hit musical of the late 1980s, where legendary swing dance icon Frankie Manning received a Tony Award for best choreography. In addition to all stage- and spot-light work, the program also offers some backstage work building all kind of general props and decorative décor. 

Special guest for the summer to come, especially for the musical parts, is miss Mette Herlitz, voice artis in different musical productions and on and off linked to Stockholms Stadsteater and other musical theatres and projects. Also in the line of special teachers is miss Annika Herlitz, voice artist in different musical productions.

The general lay-out of the program will be similar to previous years: dance and vocal classes will be mixed with all kind of additional side-activities, including Thursday show time performance and Friday afternoon tea dance. All evenings (Sunday-Wednesday) offer a daily gathering between 20.00 and 22.00, including dance movies, secret guests and fun general activities at the camp area.

Swing Kids and Swing Teens are both run by Hanna and Mattias Lundmark, renowned and experieneced organizers of dance events for kids and teenagers. Both of them have a long-time engagements with all aspects of especially swing dancing, but also other forms of dancing and show business in general. Hanna is educated at Balettakademien and has worked in several musical productions, Mattias is mainly autodidact and has worked as a tap coach for musicals such as Singin' in the Rain, Hairspray, Förklädet, Book of Mormon, A Hollywood tribute to Show Business et cetera. 
 
Week 1 (July 1 – July 7), domestic week offering three different groups with Swedish as the priority language

The three groups offered are: one for younger participants (Swing Kids), one for slightly older (Swing Teens) and one mixed for experienced dancers. Anyone within the age limits is welcome to sign up for Swing Kids or Swing Teens; the mixed level is not open for registration since it is a level where experienced students might be asked by Hanna and Mattias to join in once in Herräng. The experienced level is especially meant for students dancing Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie or other lead-follow dances on regular basis or for students with a long-time experience participating in Swing Kids or Swing Teens. Your-own-choice alternatives for the week are Chorus Line, Musical Roles and Street Dance, all in accordance with the below descriptions.

Week 2 (July 8 – July 14), international week offering three different groups with English as the priority language

Same as for week 1 with three different groups: Swing Kids and Swing Teens are both available for registration, but not the mixed level. Week 2 is especially designated for international students, but also for Swedish participants interested to practise their English. The alternatives for your-own-choice are the same as for week 1.
 
Your-own-choice
The event offers four classes out of the total of fifteen, where each and everyone can make his or her own choice of class subject. All these classes will be mixed ages and levels. Please make your own choice and please fill it in inside the free text box when registering.

Chorus Line
The alternative is for students interested to get some extra classes in the line of authentic Solo Jazz and Tap.

Musical Roles
This choice will offer four classes focusing at singing and acting.

Street Dance
The focus will be modern street dancing accompanied by modern street music.
 
About the camp
All courses will offer approximately 15 classes (4 of them based on your individual choice), lots of extra activities and an grand finale performance on Thursday evening. On Friday there will be no dance classes, instead a day full of general activities including a tea dance in the afternoon. The price for the entire and complete camp is SEK 2300. Depending on your age, please sign up for either Swing Kids or Swing Teens.
 
How to register
To be able to register, please create a My Herräng account with the name of the child (not the parents) plus an email address that is checked regularly. Please also fill in the student's own choice in the free text box, plus a short dance biography including general experience, lessons taken, styles of dancing and how many previous visit that have been made to Swing Kids or Swing Teens. 
 
Heartily Welcome!
For questions, please visit the website or email us at swinkids@mandh.se. And yes, we know that there is a "g" kind of missing. A server abroad started to make trouble so it is like this for now.

See you in Herräng!
Hanna and Mattias Lundmark

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