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THE SLOW DOWN! 14.-16.6.2019

For the first time in Brno, we bring you a weekend full of slow swing and blues! 3 nights full of slow swing and blues music, 4 bands, take-a-break picnic in park and bbq party, talks about the history of blues, couple and solo classes with international teachers. Saturday party in a WWII bomb shelter!

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

Enjoy with us the first edition of dance weekend focused on couple and solo dancing on slower swing music and swinging blues as it was played by legendary Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lester Young, Billie Holiday and many others. We will experience various blues styles inspired by American ballrooms and juke joints – delta blues, Chicago blues, boogie-woogie blues, shuffles….Perhaps we will touch the Latino and funky blues styles.

Playlists of our bands, as well as DJ´s, are inspired by older music mainly, therefore don´t expect fusion.

CLASSES & LEVELS

  • All classes will be in English
  • Lessons are divided into 2 groups according to level of dance experience. Participants will be divided into groups based on the dance experience, blues and swing dancing particularly.
  • Both groups get 3 couple and 2 solo classes and 1 taster.
  • Our teachers are Sep Vermeersch & Els Houttequiet from Gent (Belgium).

PARTIES

Friday:

Cosy rent party in Swing Wings studio with our wonderful Brno-based musicians playing together in slow swing & swinging blues jam

Saturday:

Picnic in the park under the Spilberk castle! Party in bomb shelter 10-Z (starting at 10 pm). The bomb shelter was built during WWII by Nazis as protection from Allies bombing of Brno. Now it is reconstructed and open to the public as a museum and cultural space.

At the grand opening for the public was present Czech-Israeli pilot Hugo Marom (one of Winton’s children). And he said: “May this place never serve its original purpose. And may it remain vibrant with the sound of good jazz”We follow his wish and organize legendary parties and concerts in the bomb shelter, celebrating love to jazz, to blues, to the community, and we dance as if the new day should never come…

Party will start with Israeli diva Mikey May and Czech hammond legend Jan Kořinek´s band Miss Mikey May and the Organ Grinders. They will be followed up by late-night band Prime Minister Benny & his Clumsy Fingers. And the bomb shelter will turn into a real juke joint!

Sunday:

The program is in progress, more information will be available soon.

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REGISTRATION

Registration will be opened on Sunday 10.2.2019 v 19:00.

Full Pass

2500 Kč
Cena / Price: 2500 Kč (100 EUR)

3x 60 min couple
2x 60 min solo
3x party
1x taster

Party Pass

800 Kč
Cena / Price: 800 Kč (35 EUR)

3x party
4 bands
1x taster
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Popiš nám prosím své taneční zkušenosti. Jaké taneční styly jsi vyzkoušel/a a jak dlouho tančíš. Účastníš se mezinárodních tanečních festivalů (jakých a v jaké úrovni máš lekce)? Zúčastnil/a ses nějakých bluesových workshopů (kterých)? Na jaké úrovni tančíš v taneční škole, kterou navštěvuješ? Please share with us your dance experience. Which dance styles and for how long you dance. Which international festivals you´ve been to (full pass – what level)? Did you attend to any blues workshops (which ones)? At what level of dancing are you in your local community?
V okolí studia SwS, kde se konají lekce, není mnoho restaurací. Můžeš si donést vlastní jídlo nebo se můžeš připojit ke společnému obědu přímo ve studiu. Oběd pro nás připraví naši SwS masterchefs, kteří myslí i na vegetariány či celiaky, a bude formou švédského stolu. Cena oběda je 150,- Kč/6,- EUR a hradí se hotově u registrace na místě. / There are not many restaurants near our studio so you can bring your own lunch. Or you can join our already famous Saturday lunch in studio. For 150,- CZK/6,- EUR paid on the spot in cash you can choose from many delicious meals prepared by our Swing Wings masterchefs. We serve vegetarian or gluten free meals as well.
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Contact: slowdown@swingwings.cz

PRICES

 
PICK YOUR PASS! 
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FULL PASS

3x60 minutes couple lesson, 2x60 minutes solo lesson, 3x party, 4 bands, 1x taster

2500 CZK (100 EUR) 
PARTY PASS

3x party, 4 bands, 1x taster

800 CZK (35 EUR)
 
 
PS: It’s easier to get in if you register with a partner. Don’t hesitate to use facebook event to ask around and find a person to register with!

VIDEOS OF THE SLOW DOWN ARTISTS TO INSPIRE YOUR DAY!

SEP VERMEERSCH

Sep’s solo improvisation at Mallorca Lindy Festival to a blues tune Blue Drag performed by The Hot Sugar Band!.

ELS HOUTTEQUIET

Els and her blues performance. It’s atmosphere will take you right to the Cotton Club in New York!

MISS MIKEY MAY AND THE ORGAN GRINDERS

Mikey and The Organ Grinders know how to make you groove, shuffle, swing and go reaaally slow with that blues vibe! 

PRIME MINISTER BENNY & HIS CLUMSY FINGERS

New Brno’s band led by young blues guitar player Vit Benes. This video is from one of our socials. It was only the second time the band performed for the public! 

Jak vypadá bluesový večer? Podívejte se sami. 🙂 Prime Minister Benny & his Clumsy Fingers

Uverejnil používateľ Klára Kvardová Sobota 12. januára 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more videos coming soon…