The Lindy Hop series starts again in October 2017.
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The Lindy Cats Festival
Dixie und Swingfestival Fürstenfeld 2017
There will be Lindy Hop workshops on 2 levels at the International Dixie and Swingfestival Fürstenfeld: Beginners with Julia and Michi, Intermediate/Advanced with Petra and Janez.
Please note: The Beginner level is already full.
Lindy Hop is nowadays the most well known and most wide-spread among the swing dances which are experiencing a comeback since the end of the 20th century. Created in Harlem, New York, in the Roaring 20s, it soon became due to legendary performance groups such as „Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers“ the most famous dance of the Swing era.
Building up on its own technique, the dance allows a lot of room for improvisation and interpretation of the music it is being danced to. Thus, every dancer can bring her/his own style into the dance and develop it with their dance partners.
Like the Lindy Hop, Shag has its roots in the 1920s and 1930s, particularly favoured and wide-spread among College Kids – hence the name.
„…Collegiate Shag exudes youthful exuberance. Its bouncy hops and purposefully gawky, whimsical style give it a fun-filled flair.“ Tamara Stevens „Swing Dancing“, 2011, p. 120
Balboa was created in the 1920ies, concurrently with Charleston and Lindy Hop. The dance is characterized by the close dance pose, and the dance experience is originates from subtle weight changes and playful footwork. It is danced primarily to fast music and due to its space-efficient nature it is well suited on crowded floors. Through combination with moves from Charleston and Lindy Hop, Balboa is transformed into Bal-Swing. Watch this video if you want to learn about Balboa’s history. Here is a playlist with songs especially suitable for beginners.
The „iconic“ dance of the 1920s, the Charleston still enjoys great fame for its kick steps, crazy knees and other „wild“ moves. You can dance it both solo and in pairs, it is rather well suited for fast music.
Solo Charleston is usually being thaught in choreographies but the different steps are very useful, if you don’t have a partner at hand or wish to dance alone.
Lindy Hop is – like its successors – known for its acrobatics performance moves which let the dancers sail through the air and then hit the ground dancing. No big Lindy Hop performance can happen without one. These moves called Aerials or Air Steps need a lot of training, technique and trust, even the „simple“ ones. Thus, we are sometimes offering specialised workshops for this aspect of Swing dancing.
- Tandem-Charleston Workshop, 02.12.16
- Charleston Workshop, 16.10.15
- LindyHop-Special, 10.06.16
- Collegiate Shag Beginner-Workshop, ab 21.03.17
- Swing Out Special Workshop, 10.02.17
- Balboa-Workshop für Intermediates, 28.06.17
- Balboa-Schmiede - Workshop für Improver, Oktober - November 2016
- Lindy Hop Workshops April - Juni 2016
- Collegiate Shag-Improvers, So 21.06.15
- Lindy Hop Workshops ab 03.10.16
- LindyHop-Special, 08.04.16
- Styling&Technik - Follows&Leads, 11.04.16
- Collegiate Shag Refresher für Improver&Intermediates, ab 15.03.17
- Lindy Hop Workshops
- Balboa Workshop für Beginner & Improver, 04.04.16
- Charleston Workshop für Beginner, 19.05.17
- Balboa-Workshop für Intermediates, 26.04.17
- Aerials-Workshop, So 23.05.15
- Collegiate Shag Improver, 15.12.15
- Balboa-Workshop für Beginner & für Improver, ab 12.01.17