Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

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

George "Chiqui" Dixon - Davis

Chiqui started to dance as an adolecent. After a few year, and after having participating in different dance Groups, he was the founder of a very prestigious Company called "PATAKIN"
1962, the Cuban government wanted to establish a Folklore Company, to preserve the Cuban dances and rytms. At that time the Group PATAKIN was very well known for their interesting and profound work about the Cuban folklore dance´s and rytm´s. Many of the members of PATAKIN where therfore contracted at the Conjunto Folklórico Nac.de Cuba, as they already had started this  etnologic investigation about the Cuban dances and rytm´s.
Since the late 1970´s Chiqui was a dancer of the Conjunto Folklórico Nacionál de Cuba, where he received the title of "First solo dancer"
At this Company, the dancers are not only dancers. The have to sing, act and some of them also are musicians. Chiqui is also a percussionist of all the cuban rytm´s, wich is a great number of rytm´s.
  
Chiqui came to Sweden 1992. Since then he has been contracted as a dance pedagogue, guest dancer and choreógrapher at the Royal Academy of Music in Malmö and Stockholm. He still works annual at the Royal Academic of Music in Stockholm.
The college of Dance and the Ballet Academy, Stockholm.
The Rytmic Center in Copenhagen, The Mucis Concervatory in Silkeborg, Denmark.
He has aslo been invited as dance teacher ans artist in Denmark,Norway,Finland,Holland;Poland;Germany,Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprys, Greece,Ireland,England,Scotia,Italy,USA and Canada.
 
Since 1993 Chiqui teaches Afro-Cuban dances, Latin jazz,Son, Mambo, Cha-Cha-Chá, Rumba, Reggaeton at Uppsala Dansstudio - Norby, Uppsala.
Chiqui has participated in several films like; "Placido", "El Cuerbo", " Oggún", " La Rumba",. In the film " Papá Montero" witch received a Cuban Award, he had the leading role.
Chiqui´s outstanding ability to teach and inspire people into the rich Culture of dances from Cuba, has made him very popular as a dance pedagogue.