Saturday is SwingLuxDay – 10th of November – BLUES Day & Vintage Dress Up Contest
Classes at Altrimenti, 5 Avenue Marie-Therese, L-2132 Luxembourg
Here we are again with your monthly dose of inspiration! This is what we offer you for this November edition:
This SwingLuxDay is all about slowing it down and dancing the Blues! We have for you a blues beginner class, the blues intermediate class and the solo blues class.
Blues Beginner – Martina & Roumany
This class is open for absolute beginners to Blues dancing or to refresh your blues basics.
Blues Intermediate – Nik & Gina
Open for people that have done a blues course or workshop and know basics of Blues dancing already.
Solo Blues – Nik & Gina
Learn to express the blues during this solo blues dance session! This class is open for absolute beginner. You’ll have 1 hour with Nik and 1 hour with Gina.
*After classes we’ll have a blues party at Altrimenti! Come with your fanciest vintage outfit and participate in the dress-up contest! The best dressed ‘lead’ and ‘follow’ will win a special prize!
Schedule and Pricing
|Saturday,||12:30 – 14:30||Blues Beginner||
Martina & Roumany
|November 10th||14:45 – 16:45||Blues intermediate||Nik & Gina||20 €|
|Altrimenti||17:00 – 19:00||Solo blues||Nik & Gina||20 €|
|5€ reduction if you sign up for more than 1 track|
|20:00 – 23:00||Blues party and vintage dress-up contest at Altrimenti||5 €|
* Party entrance is for free when you sign up for a workshop track
We have launched a new registration system! For your convenience, please find some guidelines below about how to register:
-Choose the course(s) you would like to attend, by clicking on the appropriate box(es) below. The total amount to be paid will be automatically calculated.
-Fill in your personal details (PLEASE FILL IN YOUR SURNAME AS WELL).
-Select your role ‘follower’ or ‘leader’ and fill in your partner’s email if you are signing up as a couple. Your partner needs to do a separate registration mentioning your email as well, so you can be coupled by the system.
-Please mention in the “Note” section, which course you took in the past or what is your dance experience to help our registration team.
**Thank you for your patience, you will receive payment details as soon as we are able to confirm your place in the workshop.
Hi! I am Martina. I discovered lindy hop in the late summer 2013, when a little group of dancers were swingin’ behind the Philarmonie in Luxembourg. Needless to say, it changed my life! This dance and music inspire me every day and I will be forever thankful to those who started it, bringing people together just to swing out. I have been honoured to learn from many legendary dancers, taking classes in many cities around the world with Norma Miller, Chester Whitmore, Harlem Hot Shots, Sharon Davis, Daniel and Åsa and many many more.
All of them contributed to that puzzle that is now my swing dance. My mission is to preserve and nurture swing dance and music by constantly seeking for their truths and roots. My main source of inspiration will always be the one and only Dawn Hampton, who embodied the values of swing how I like it, the queen of performance, entertainment and love: “Don’t count, feel! The only count I know, is Count Basie” (Dawn Hampton).
In the 7th grade I encountered blues and jazz for the first time. Since then, the music has accompanied me every day. I only by chance stumbled upon the still young Lindy hop scene in Saarbrücken. Freedom waved to me and with full enthusiasm I went to every social dance, looked at many ILHC videos and I took all of the few classes that were offered back then. I wanted to get as much Lindy Hop as possible.
For me, Lindy Hop is a place where I can unfold through the music, without limitations. A mysterious place, even, because you simply do not know why there is so much joy. I think it is the perfect mix of music, rhythm and folly!
“If all people were swinging, there would be no war.” (N. Miller)
Lindy hop taught me a lot, including get to know myself and others; it made me develop myself as a person in a way that I thought I could never achieve. In my opinion, the best message spread by Lindy hop is that everyone can be themselves, without compulsion and judgments. Something that I haven’t seen in any other dance I know, is that in Lindy Hop the sillier you get, the better you swing!
Nik & Gina (Saarbrucken)
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€ administration fee will be possible up until November 8th, 2018.
2) No refund is available for any cancellations made after November 8th, 2018.
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 November 8th, 2018.
Indoor shoes required!
Please note that non-marking indoor shoes are required. The classroom‘s floor is excellent for dancing, but also delicate. As such, we cannot allow outdoor shoes, high heels, shoes leaving marks, etc.
non-marking: the soles of your shoes do not leave marks when dragged over a wooden floor.
indoor: the shoes are only worn indoors and never outdoors.
Dancing and physical fitness
Dancing is a physical activity and the association, teachers and staff assume no liability for personal injuries or loss of, or damage to, personal property. If you have any doubts as to your physical abilities, please consult your physician before participating. Enjoy and dance at your own risk.