Lindy Hop & Authentic Jazz Dance Full Passes / Theme Classes / Master Classes
More information about classes and passes options are coming soon.
LINDY HOP FULL PASS
ΑRH offers 4 different levels of Lindy Hop classes from Intermediate to Pro level.
For each level, you will have 6 hours of Lindy Hop classes, plus theme classes, cultural talk & outdoor activities. The classes will take place from Friday noon to Sunday afternoon. The schedule will be announced soon.
The teachers for the Lindy Hop classes will be Skye Humphries, Frida Segerdahl, Felix Berghäll, Marie N’diaye, LaTasha Barnes, Nils Andrén & Bianca Locatelli. *
*Please note that not all teachers will teach all Lindy Hop levels.
Lindy Hop Levels
Please choose your level according to the description below.
You have been dancing for at least 1 year and you regularly attend lessons and social dance. You feel confident with the main 6 and 8 count figures (Swing Out, Inside Turn / Outside Turn, Circle, Tuck Turn, Texas Tommy, Charleston basic, Tandem, Hand to Hand) which you know how to lead / follow.
Intermediate / Advanced
You have been dancing for at least 2 years and you regularly attend lessons and social dance. You know the basic figures of Lindy Hop and some variations. You are starting to improvise following the change of music and you can easily handle medium-fast tempo.
You have been dancing for more than 3 years and you regularly attend lessons, social dance and international workshops. You can handle any tempo (slow, fast and very fast). You improvise following the change of music.
You have been dancing for at least 4 years and you regularly attend lessons, social dance and international workshops. You are comfortable with leading / following (even to very fast tempos) and you can effortlessly improvise rhythmically.
This year, we offer a level for professional Lindy Hop dancers. At this level, dancers will be required to dance to fast tempo up to 230 bpm, feel comfortable with rhythm improvisation, solo dancing and basic tap steps.
This is an invitational level. If you want to join this level, upon registration, you will need to write a small text about yourself that explains why you belong there.
AUTHENTIC JAZZ DANCE FULL PASS
ΑRH offers 2 levels of Authentic Jazz Dance, Open level & Experienced.
For each level, you will have 6 hours of Authentic Jazz Dance classes, plus theme classes, cultural talk & outdoor activities. The classes will take place from Friday noon to Sunday afternoon. The schedule will be announced soon.
The teachers for the Authentic Jazz Dance classes will be Helena Kanini Kiiru, LaTasha Barnes, Marie N’diaye and Skye Humphries.*
*Please note that not all teachers will teach all Authentic Jazz Dance levels.
Authentic Jazz Dance Levels
Authentic Jazz Open level
You know the basic jazz steps, Shim Sham and maybe Tranky Doo and Big Apple. You can improvise to jazz music.
Authentic Jazz Experienced
You know the basic jazz steps (and some variations) and the original routines (Shim Sham, Tranky Doo, Big Apple). You dance on a weekly basis and you can easily improvise to jazz music creating your own rhythms and variations.
Full Pass holders will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of theme classes including, african dances, blues, musicality with the band, body percussion & soft shoe tap. You may find here a detailed description of our theme classes below.
*If you have a full pass, you don’t need to register for these classes. The theme classes are included.
**If you want to register only for Theme Classes & Parties, you may choose the “Theme Classes & Parties” Pass upon registration.
“The Blues /Introduction to the blues” Alex & Ioanna
Τhis class we will introduce you to the basic ideas, rhythms, steps and moves of Blues dancing giving a starting point to anyone eager to discover the immense wealth of Blues dancing!
“Body Music” Natasha Martins
Body Music is a performative style and also a mapping of all cultures around the worlds that produce music with their bodies: spanish flamenco, indian bharatanatyam, south african gumboot, new zealand’s haka, balkan polyphonic singing, tap dance etc. We will spend one our of non-stop body musicking in a non-verbal setting and explore all the possible ways that the dancing body can produce music.
“Bebop” with Erol
Why do we think bebop is nothing to dance to? Did people back in the day dance to it, or was there mostly “no dancing”? How was the style of dancing and who was dancing to it?
“AFROfitness with Bantu Dancers” Bantu Dancers
A class that combines traditional African dance moves of intensity and duration, with contemporary dance.
“Rhythm & movement improvisation” Thanos Daskalopoulos
“Rhythm Nature” Thanos Daskalopoulos
Rhythm is at the core of both dancers and musicians do. In this workshop we will explore a common way of understanding, practicing and expressing rhythm, which utilizes its relational and relative nature. We will clap, snap, stomp, sing and dance in order to transform those rhythm concepts into an embodied experience that will enhance your musicality, improvisation and connection to the musicians.
“Percussive Ensembles” Sammy Gian Kigumba
With dazzling and diverse traditional dance ensembles, taking you on a journey that conveys the percussive Vigorous shaking of African rhythms.
“Ethnic Central” Sammy Gian Kigumba
Characterized from the percussive quick feet rhythms to a more waist concentration with the body and rhythm.
“Musicality” Class with the band
*More theme classes will be announced soon
This year, ARH offers a variety of Master Classes. The cost for each Master class is 25 euros (Early Bird) – 30 euros (Late Bird).
*Please have in mind that ONLY Full Pass holders can register for Master Classes.
**Early Bird prices are valid until Sunday 26/2.
Authentic Jazz with Sakarias (Open Level) – Thursday 4/5 7.30 pm – 25,00€
Aerials with Nils & Bianca (Experienced) – Friday 5/5 10.30 am – 25,00€
Partner required, no partner rotation.
(Basic fitness required !)
House Dance with LaTasha Barnes (Open Level) – Friday 5/5 12.00 pm – 25,00€
LaTasha Barnes except than a Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz dancer, is one of the most famous house dancers in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a House dance class with her.
Authentic Jazz with Sakarias (Experienced) – Saturday 6/5 5.30 pm – 25,00€
Solo Blues with Helena Kanini Kiiru (Open Level) – Saturday 6/5 9.30 pm – 25,00€
Lindy Hop with Sakarias & Frida (Experienced) – Sunday 7/5 5.30 pm – 25,00€
*Please note that the time of Master Classes is indicative and might change when the final Schedule is announced.
DANCE CULTURE DISCUSSION
There will be a Dance Culture Discussion. More info to be announced soon. Everybody is welcome to join!