Jazzberry Hop 2022

DISCOVER YOUR DANCE PERSONALITY!

16.–18. 9. 2022

You feel comfortable in the basics, have a list of favourite moves and you’re ready to hop on he dance floor anytime. You feel it is time to deepen your skills. Discover your own style, personality and story that you could express on the dance floor. If this is the phase you’re in, this weekend is made for you! Lindy-hop workshop lead by international teachers with inspirational backgrounds. A swing festival with a homely atmosphere, loads of live music, fantastic food… All that organized by our volunteer team of superheroes.

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TEACHERS

  • Once again, we’re bringing to Brno a breath of fresh air and new ideas from international teachers. We select talented people who spread inspiration for Lindy Hop, a friendly spirit and positive energy.

    Jill De Muelenaere (Belgium) & Alex McCormack (Belgium)

    Anna Rio (France) & Jonatan Hedberg (Sweden )

Alex and Jill

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Jonatan and Anna

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CLASSES AND LEVELS

  • All lectures will be held in English.
  • classes will be at our studio: Franz Kafka Špitál, Koliště 43.
  • Lindy workshop is offered to the dancers of Intermediate/Advanced levels. You will be divided into two groups based on auditions.
  • For Beginner and Pre-Intermediate level, we recommend our Newbies Classes!
  • For the Advanced level, we offer Master Classes (called Teachers and Ninjas). Please note that this level is INVITATIONAL. You can register, but our team has to confirm your registration first. Send us a video or an email describing your experience and we will contact you as soon as possible. 
    Newbies

    This level is intended for everyone who has just started with swing but already knows the basic steps (groove walk, triple steps) and can combine them in various ways. We expect the knowledge of basic figures, such as tuck turn, side pass, send out etc.

    Intermediate/Advanced

    You have been going to Lindy Hop classes for at least 12 months and you have attended a few local workshops already. You feel comfortable with mixing some basic rhythms: groove walk, Charleston, triple steps. You are comfortable in a swingout and you’re able to dance some swingout variations. Dancing in a 170 BPM tempo is no problem for you (e.g. Wednesday Night Hop by Andy Kirk or Take the A-Train by Duke Ellington).

    Advanced

    Can you dance in any tempo – super-slow or extra-fast (100–210 BPM)? You feel comfortable in the basics but at the same time you’re able to add many variations to your dance? You can feel the music and connect with it, play with the rhythms and body movements. Rather than just figures, you’re more interested in the quality and essence of the dance. 

    Master

    Can you honestly call yourself a Lindyhopper? You visit international festivals and workshops and most probably also teach Lindy Hop in your local school or you’re a member of a dance group. You are basically able to dance as both lead and follow. On one hand, you feel that you’re very experienced, on the other hand, you may feel the need to practice swingout again… ? 

    PARTIES AND BANDS

    FRIDAY
    Social in Moravská galerie with a taster class with Kamča and Štěpán (Prague) and party with The Petersons.

    SATURDAY
    Party in Dělnický dům with Dudes of Ellington band. Taster class with Janča (Swing Wings) and Victor (Bulgaria) and Mix and Match finals.

    SUNDAY
    Legendary Party in the 10-Z bunker, a nuclear fallout shelter with Gery and Jaštěři.

    VENUES

    All the workshop classes will be held at SWING WINSG STUDIO – FRANZ KAFKA ŠPITÁL, Koliště 43.

    The parties and taster classes will take place at:
    – Friday: Moravská galerie
    – Saturday: Dělnický dům 
    – Sunday: 10-Z bunker

    PRICES

    *We recommend to register in pairs. Those who will register solo will be put on a waiting list until another solo dancer with an opposite dancing role registers. The system will then automatically pair them. In case you’re unable to find a partner, try our FB group “Swing Wings / Hledám partnera /partnerku“ or write in the FB event.

    **Cancelation policy: It is not possible for us to return the money for a purchased ticket. If you cannot attend the event, please try to offer your ticket in the FB event or in the local FB groups. In case there is a new participant, it is necessary to contact us at jazzberry@swingwings.cz.

     

     
    CHOOSE YOUR JAZZBERRY PACKAGE
    PACKAGE Price includes  Price for person
    FULL PASS 6h class, 2x party (Friday, Saturday), 2x taster class 3000 CZK (130 EUR) 
    MASTER CLASSES 2h of classes 700 CZK (35 EUR)
    NEWBIES CLASSES 2h of classes 700 CZK (35 EUR)
    Friday Party party in Moravská galerie, 1x taster class 400 CZK (23EUR)
    Saturday Party party in Dělnický dům with Dudes of Ellington, 1x taster class, Mix and Match,… 500 CZK (27 EUR)
    Sunday Party party in 10-Z bunker 400 CZK (23 EUR)
     

     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

    AUDITIONS

    To create a more relaxing atmosphere and balanced levels we will held auditions on Saturday, before the beginning of the couple lessons. After the auditions, you will be assigned to one of the two parallel groups. Auditions are compulsory for all participants of the couple lessons.

    BRING CZECH CROWNS (CASH)

    We will only accept cash in Czech crowns at all the parties. Please do not forget to exchange the money.

    Kontaktní email: jazzberry@swingwings.cz

    SCHEDULE

    Friday

     

    Party at MORGAL

    20:00 OPENING THE DOOR
    20:30 – 21:30 TASTER LESSON
    22:00 Live music by Trio
    0:00 Teachers intro
    1:30 THE END

     

    Saturday

     

    Intermediate / Advanced

    Advanced

    9:30 – 10:00
    Registration
    10:00 Auditions Alex & Jill, Jonatan & Anna
    10:30 – 12:00 JONATAN & ANNA ALEX & JILL
    12:00 Lunch Break
    13:30 – 15:00 ALEX & JILL JONATAN & ANNA
    15:10 – 16:10 ALEX & JILL JONATAN & ANNA

     

    PARTY AT DĚLNICKÝ DŮM

    20:00 OPENING THE DOOR, registration for M&M
    20:30 – 21:30 TASTER CLASS with Janča and Victor
    21:45 M&M prelims
    22:30 Live music by Dukes of Ellington
    0:30 M&M final
    2:30 THE END
    3:00 – 5:00 afterparty at MUSIC LAB

     

    Sunday

     

    Intermediate / Advanced

    Advanced

    Master Track

    Newbies Track

    11:00 – 12:00 JONATAN & ANNA ALEX & JILL
    12:10 – 13:10 ALEX & JILL JONATAN & ANNA
    13:10
    Coffee and Soup Break
    14:00 – 15:00 JONATAN & ANNA ALEX & JILL
    15:10 – 16:10 ALEX & JILL JONATAN & ANNA

     

    Party at Bunker 10-Z 

    20:00 OPENING THE DOOR

     

    COVID SECTION

    Due to the increasing incidence of Covid-19, we are forced to take certain measures to protect your health and ours.

    Upon arrival, please show a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours or you test yourself with an antigen test on site (you must bring your own test, we will not have them on site).

    Thank you for your understanding.

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