We are delighted to present you

LUX SWINGS THE SPRING

With Maja Hellsten & Daniel Larsson

 

Registration:  Registrations are now closed.

When:  9th – 10th – 11th March 2018

Where:  Odeon & Altrimenti

What:

Come and join us for our first big workshop of the year in Luxembourg, a weekend dedicated to Lindy hop and Authentic Jazz with Maja Hellsten & Daniel Larsson from Sweden!

Courses

For this workshop we have devised 3 tracks for you to choose from. Each track contains Lindy hop and Authentic Jazz. Don’t worry if you haven’t taken any Authentic Jazz before! This is the perfect chance for you to start and you will see how beneficial this is for your Lindy Hop as well. The teaching will start off and focus on basic rhythms, steps and doable combinations, and depending on the group will move on to elements around improvisation and development of sensitivity in connection to the music.

Which Track should you choose?

Orange Track

You have only recently joined the swing world, and this is your first or second workshop with international teachers. Or, maybe, you joined the swing world some time ago, but now you want to dance in the opposite role. You’ve heard of the Swing Out, but you are not so confident in trying it on the social dance floor (yet). This track is not for absolute beginners.

Purple Track

You have been taking classes and sometimes you go to social dancing nights. You know 8-count and 6-count patterns and you can do a Swing Out, Tuck Turn and side-by-side Charleston comfortably. You have seen or maybe tried some footwork variations (in your Lindy Hop or in Jazz). You know the Shim Sham routine – maybe not all of it, but you can follow when it’s danced in a group. You feel comfortable dancing with unknown dancers. You are at ease mostly with slow to mid-tempo songs.

Green Track

You’ve been taking classes and going regularly to social dancing nights, but also to some workshops in the Quattropole areas and maybe beyond. You feel comfortable playing with the music and maybe improvising! You are able to sing your rhythms and scat. You know some jazz steps, the Shim Sham routine and you can create some variations. You watch YouTube clips and try to get inspiration for your dancing. You are ready to move on faster songs, ready to speed up the tempo a bit.

Tap Evening with Daniel

2 hours of TAP Dancing with the one and only Daniel Larsson from Sweden! The tap class is open to all levels of dancers, no prior knowledge of tap is required. It is not needed to have tap shoes to join this course.

Pricing

  • Orange Track: €80 (3 hours of Lindy Hop and 1 hour of Authentic Jazz + 3 parties)
  • Purple Track:  €90 (3 hours of Lindy Hop and 2 hours of Authentic Jazz + 3 parties)
  • Green Track: €90 (3 hours of Lindy Hop and 2 hours of Authentic Jazz + 3 parties)
  • Tap Evening with Daniel: €30 (2 hours of Tap dancing) ***this class is not included in any package and needs to be purchased separately.

Parties

We are having 3 parties! We start the weekend with a Friday night party at Altrimenti,after the Tap Dance class.

*** this party is included in the workshop pass. If you do not buy a workshop pass, the party entrance cost is €5.

Saturday night we bring back the Hop ‘Sh Bam Connection who are preparing an incredible night for us! We start at 20:00 with a Lindy Hop taster for absolute beginners, and then we’ll start dancing at 21:00. Live band, great DJs, AMAZING dancers.

*** this party is included in the workshop pass. If you do not buy a workshop pass, the party entrance cost is €15.

Sunday night we will close our great weekend with some last swing-outs and goodbyes.

*** this party is included in the workshop pass. If you do not buy a workshop pass, the party entrance cost is €5.

Workshop schedule

Friday 9 March
Altrimenti 19:00 – 21:00 Evening Tap with Daniel
21:00 – 23:00 Opening Party
Saturday 10 March
Odeon 10:00 – 11:30 Lindy Hop Purple Track
11:40 – 12:40 Authentic Jazz Purple Track
12:45 – 13:45 Authentic Jazz Green Track
14:00 – 15:30 Lindy Hop Green Track
15:40 – 17:10 Lindy Hop Orange Track
17:20 – 18:20 Authentic Jazz Orange Track
Altrimenti 20:00 – 21:00 Lindy Hop Taster
21:00 – 02:00 Party with Hop ‘Sh Bam Connection
Sunday 11 March
 Odeon 11:15 – 12:45 Lindy Hop Purple Track
12:55 – 13:55 Authentic Jazz Purple Track
14:45 – 16:15 Lindy Hop Orange Track
16:25 – 18:05 Lindy Hop Green Track
18:10 – 19:10 Authentic Jazz Green Track
 Altrimenti 20:00 – 23:00 Closing Party

 

Teachers

Your talented teachers are going to be Daniel and Maja, here is a little more info!

Daniel  Larsson

With inspiration from the original Hoofers, Daniel is one of the dancers that is still working in the style and rhythm heritage that was created by the legends, during the era of swing. To dance and to spread the traditional dance style built on rhythm gives him inspiration and the power in life. His ability to dance lots of different styles make him a respectful dancer. As well as a broad variety of Tap styles, Daniel also dances traditional Lindy Hop, Charleston, Jazz and is a well-educated Modern Jazz & Ballet dancer.

He works professionally at theatres in the musical scene where not only dancing, but also singing and acting is a part of his profession. He’s been working in shows such as Crazy for You, Love Never Dies, Singing in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, Producers, Chicago, La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Grease and many others. Daniel is also in to choreography and he choreographed musicals like The Wild Party, Spelling Bee and Rebellas Skatt.

“Never stop learning” is Daniel’s guiding principle and motto. He loves taking classes from the best teachers and continuing his work to get better and better!

 

Maja Hellsten

Maja has been working with music and dance in many forms – teaching, performing, producing and choreographing – for many years. It is no secret that she feels the most comfortable when being on stage. She gets her inspiration from the big stars of the golden era such as Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and The Nicholas Brothers. And like her idols she incorporates singing, dancing as well as acting in her performances. Maja was introduced to Lindy Hop at a very early age but she truly fell in love with the dance when she first stumbled upon the social Lindy Hop scene, at Herräng dance camp in 2005. She was amazed, especially with the improvisational part of Lindy Hop. Not only was it dancing, it was a way of communicating. Maja has a professional dancer’s degree from the Stockholm Ballet Academy and has been working with modern dancing for several years. However, it is the freedom, creativity and playfulness of Lindy Hop and Jazz music that brings her the most joy and shines through in her teaching.

 

Live band – The Hop ‘sh Bam Connection

Excellent SWING Jazz band from Belgium, brilliantly guided by Marie – Anne Standaert (trompet/vocals) : Heavy Swing and Hot Jazz make your feet move like never before! Check out their website: http://hopshbam.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancellation policy:

The success of our workshops depends on you, our wonderful students, showing up for the workshop(s) you register in! Therefore we have some rules:
1) Full refund with a 5 euro administration fee will be possible up until March 1st, 2018.
2) No refund is available for any cancellations made after March 1st, 2018.

Transfer Policy:
Successful registration for workshops acts like a ticket, and is transferrable to another student according to these rules:
a) The new student is purchasing the ticket: this means the new student is interested and will attend the same class(es) of the student selling the ticket.
b) The financial aspects of this transfer must be conducted privately between the two individuals.
c) The original ticket holder must inform Swing Dance Luxembourg (SDL) of the transfer.
d) The communication of this transfer to SDL must take place no later than March 1st, 2018.

Thank you so much for your understanding, you’re awesome!