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SWING TAP LINDY HOP CHARLESTON
Black Pepper Swing
Olemme inspiroiva ja intohimoinen swing-tanssikoulu Helsingissä. Löydät meiltä viikkokurssit, workshopit, ja erinäiset svengaavat tapahtumat. Voit myös vuokrata tanssisali käyttöösi, tai kenties ottaa muutaman yksityistunnin kanssamme.
Kurssi-ilmoittautuminen (course registration) syyskaudelle on nyt auki! Syksyn tunnit alkaa viikolla 34 (22.9.).
Suurin osa kursseista on 16 viikon kursseja, sisältäen 16 opetuskertaa ja mahdolliset taukoviikot. Suosittelemme käymään kursseilla koko kauden, mutta myös kesken kauden voi liittyä mukaan, tai ilmoittautua lyhyemmälle pätkälle.
16 viikon kursseille voit ilmoittautua myös puolikkaalle kaudelle, eli 8 viikoksi.
Lindy hop, also called Jitterbug, is known as the ”original” afro-american swing dance, which evolved during the American Jazz era in Harlem, New York. This rhytmic and joyful couple dance can be danced to fast and slow jazz music as it was played e.g. by Duke Ellington, Count Basie or Benny Goodman. Lindy hop experienced a huge revival in the 1990’s and has since then spread all over the planet. Are you ready to be part of the revival and swing out with us?
Solo Jazz is a collective term that can refer to anything from the pre-Cake Walk dances to post war era material linked with be-bop as well as rhythm ‘n’ blues music. Other than the names suggests Solo jazz can be danced alone, with a partner or in a group. It often comes along choreographed as in routines and performances or improvised as in jam circles or battle formats.
Tap dancing was more or less a must for any dancer during the era of American show business of the golden age of pre-jazz and jazz. A percussive dance based on rhythm, timing and balance, where the executor is also a front line musician. Tap dancing became famous through tons of Hollywood movies with dancers Betty Grable, Ruby Keeler, Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Bill Robinson and it is still often brought back to the silver screen in modern movies like La La Land.
This dance was born in California in the second half of the 1920’s. The music of choice for Balboa is uptempo swingmusic. Balboa was danced in crowded ballrooms, which led to most of the dance to happen in closed position focusing on sophisticated partner connection and fancy footwork. That form of the dance is nowadays often referred to as Pure Balboa. With time dancers started opening the tight closed position and integrating flashier moves, which is today often called Balswing. Balboa gives the dancers challenging footwork and connection rewarded with a floating feeling.
Collegiate Shag is one of various historical shag dance forms which became popular in America during the 1920-1930s. The fast footwork and energetic style as well as a hilarious easy-going attitude are the probably most remarkable characteristics of the dance. Shag was originally danced to Ragtime but was adapted other styles like swing and R&B music. The tempo scale ranges from mid-tempo to upper tempos. Shag can also provide Lindy hoppers with some new ingredients for their dancing.