Work hard and DEVELOP A LOT:
If you want to do that extra work to make a big development in a short amount of time. If you want to dedicate and to work hard like a professional. Now you have the possibility to get fourteen hours of a group-private (with just a few other dancers) - this is your opportunity!
We are going to coach you and practice with you to help you become as good as possible in the shortest amount of time. We strongly believe in the importance of getting the wide perspective of this dance and to become a good Lindy Hopper you need to have some knowledge and practice in tap, vernacular jazz and of course: rhythms and an understanding of the jazz-music! That is why we include all of this in the program.
Three days of hard work including:
14 hours of teacher-led training including
- Working on basic techniques to be able to dance fast
- Tap (beginner/beginner-intermediate level)
- Fast dancing (Ensemble dancing and/or Solo)
- Making a choreography
- Timing, trust and balance exercises - maybe going in to air steps (depend on you previous knowledge)
- Personal feedback
- The work will start one month before the actual workshop starts
On top of this you will need to work on your own both before the workshop but also during the workshop as in between the teacher-led classes to be able to benefit the most. You must be on an advanced level in you Lindy dancing to be able to join the workshop.
As we will have the classes and practice at a venue in Kyrkbyn we also recommend you to stay at Gammelstads Gästehem in Kyrkbyn. To book a room you go here. Please tell that you are one of our dancers and you will get a better price.
3200 SEK / person which includes: 14 hours of teaching. Place to practice on your own. Feedback by mail on your work prior to the actual workshop. The price also includes lunches, coffee and snacks for three days.
20, 21, 22 of November - Open (you can sign up as one individual dancer)
If you have a request of other dates and you are a group of 6-8 dancers we can also arrange a workshop at another date then mention above.
Preliminary timetable: (This schedule will most likely change to suite the group and the time the best. We promise that we will take care of you in best possible way). The start-time on day one and ending time on day three might also depend on when your flying in and out of Luleå. But this schedule is just something to hold on to... On top of this there will also be practice that you will need to do on your own. In the evening it is going to be a mix between practicing, relaxing, performing and socializing.
Day one: 10.00-15.30 class-time (including lunch break).
Day two : 10.00-15.30 class-time (including lunch break).
Day tree: 10.00-15.00 class-time (including lunch break).
Getting here: You can normally find quite cheap flights with Norwegian. You can also fly SAS to Luleå or take the night train from Stockholm. From the airport to our home you can use public transportation, taxi or we might be able to pick you up by car if it fits with our schedule and depending on your arrival. We live 20 min away by car from the airport. You might want to come one day before the workshop starts or arrive early so we can get going in some what the morning.
You sign up by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Label the e-mail "Practice like a Professional".
You can sign up as a couple or like a solo-dancer. Some workshops we are going to work on Lindy Hop as well as solo-dancing and tap you then need to have a partner but we will also do workshops where we only focus on solo or ensemble dancing. If you like to sign up with a partner we do recommend that you sign up with a partner that you can continue work with also after the workshop. We have had couples that have been put together for this particular workshop and that also worked just fine..
When signing up you give a short background on your dancing and also for what dates you are interested in signing up for. We might also ask you for a video of you dancing.
Scroll down and you can see a few clips from some of our performances from our time with the Harlem Hot Shots: