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FULL PASS – 2022
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Eglė Nemickaitė is a swing dancer from Vilnius, Lithuania where she is dancing, performing, teaching and inspiring the community at What a Jazz dance studio everyday. Dance followed Eglė through all her life, but she found the real passion for Lindy Hop and later on for Collegiate Shag too. Dance has always felt like a big liberation for Eglė. Liberation from routines, thoughts, work, limits. Dancing makes her feel true to herself, music and partner. It gives her the power of total freedom and also a peace to the mind, body and heart. Her rich teaching experience is being increasingly appreciated at the international workshops as well. She shares her enormous passion towards a dance with great joy and commitment.
Arnas Razgūnas is a devoted swing dancer and teacher. True social dancer and explorer who often gets lost to surprise himself and discover things he didn’t think he could do. Acknowledged jazz enthusiast inspired mostly by African American vernacular jazz art forms and energetic effortless swinging music Arnas is actively seeking for deep understanding of what’s swing in music and dance. Rich experience in teaching weekly local classes grants quality and fun with clear explanation of his material by expressing music and yourself in it. Arnas is a co-founder of What a Jazz Dance Studio and co-organizer of Balboa & Shag festival in Vilnius, Lithuania – Swing Paradise.
More info: http://shag.lt/arnas-egle/
The shop will be open on August 18th.
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You can also check last years footage on the YouTube channel or send and email if you have any question at firstname.lastname@example.org
This division is for St Louis Shag.
Same as strictly collegiate shag
Prices: 1st-5th place medals – cash prizes 300€ in total, broken down 1st-3rd place.
Price: 15€ per person
For prelims, dancers have to dance all together in groups depending on how many couples we will have.
Finals are going to start with a short warm up song, then 2 couples out at a time for 16 eigth counts.
Larissa and Heiko have been dancing and teaching together for more than a decade.
They love to spread the joy of swing dancing in their local dance school Basel Jitterbugs and all around Europe. Both dance various swing dance styles and mix them based on the tempo and energy of the music. We would have loved to ask them to teach not only Collegiate Shag, but since they need to sleep and we can’t multiply them, we had to set some priorities.
In class, Larissa and Heiko share their immense passion for swing dancing to help you grow as a swing dancer and develop your own voice on the dance floor. You might have seen them in the teachers’ line up of many festivals like Rock that Swing, the Barcelona Shag Festival or Swing Paradise. They are also the hosts of their own Festival Jitterbugs Delight in Basel.
First time we have this amazing couple teaching together! We are proud and excited!!!!
Michal Oblacinski and Katarzyna Dybowska fell in love with Lindy Hop in 2005, successfully launching the scene in Warsaw in 2009.
From the very beginning they spent most of their spare time travelling around the world first learning and later also teaching the happiest of all dances both locally and internationally.
Since they came across Collegiate Shag in 2014 they are spreading their love for it all around Poland and Europe supporting its global revival everywhere they go. Alongside their students and with great support from Arnas and Egle from Vilnius – they started the Collegiate Shag fever in Poland.
On a day-to-day basis Michał and Kasia teach weekly Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag classes and run the Warsaw Shag Team dance troupe in their Swingout.pl • Studio Tańca Swingowego.
They are initiators of one of the biggest Collegiate Shag festivals in Europe – the Warsaw Collegiate Shag Festival.
In swing dancing they are looking for a perfect balance of a general dance technique, natural and functional movement, leading and following skills but also some childish craziness, musicality, improvisation, fun and raw energy.
When not fine tuning plans to take over the world, Gosia can be found on the dance floors all over Europe ( …and abroad ) , realising her new projects and creating dance adventures. Gosia found Swing dancing whilst looking for a way to express her love of music and vintage style.
Starting with Tap and Authentic Jazz, she quickly came to discover Lindy Hop, Balboa, St Louis and Collegiate Shag. From these days she has continuously trained, seeking inspiration by traveling around the world.
When teaching Gosia focuses on connection, a strong foundation from which the character of each partner can find expression in individual style.
Lithuanian Elf renowned for his grace and mastery of magic, and weapons such as fast dancing and immortal energy. His dancer’s spirit brings other people to fall in love with the whole World of Swing.
Rokas began his adventure in 2011 in Vilnius, the land of the Swing Masters. While being inspired, discovering and training for days and nights under the eye of the best he grown his individual style and is still searching for new projects, ideas and new experiences.
Specialising in all styles from the Jazz era like Authentic Jazz, Balboa, Lindy hop, Tap dance, Collegiate Shag and finally his biggest passion – St Loius Shag, Rokas focuses on the authenticity and technique of each dance and each dancer.
Gosia and Rokas
Their roads crossed for the first time many years ago while taking Tap dance classes. From then on, while constantly dancing and adventuring around the World, their paths met again to combine those two superpowers to Fire up a new project – St Louis Shag Europe!
Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig are dancers/instructors who specialize in LA/smooth style lindy and collegiate shag.
While they have a love for all things that swing, their primary influences and inspirations come from the Los Angeles Jitterbugs of the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Their partnership began in late 2010 and together Steve and Chanzie have taken First Place titles in several national swing competitions. In 2011 they won 1st place in the Lindy Hop divisions at the National Jitterbug Championships and US Open Swing Dance Championships.
In 2012 they took 1st Place in the Lindy divisions at Camp Jitterbug and again at the US Open. In 2014 they regained their 1st place title at the National Jitterbug Championships and also took their LA Shag team to a 1st place victory in the team division.
In addition to those titles, Steve is also the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 National Collegiate Shag Champion. In 2012 Steve was inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. Steve and Chanzie are based out of Los Angeles where they teach weekly in North Hollywood, but you can find them teaching and performing all over the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia.
They are committed to improving and pushing the limits of their own dancing as well as those who take their classes, while keeping their regional style of swing alive.
More info: http://www.Lajitterbug.com
This year it will be first event without them since 2014 but they will be present with an online class on Friday before the party.
Patrick is at the forefront of Europe’s vintage dance scene, teaching and promoting dancing around Europe.
Dancing since 2011, he is mostly inspired by the original dancers and the old-school scene in LA from the 90s. He is known for his smooth, elegant, but fast style.
Patrick will be guiding you through your nights to celebrate the annual Shag gathering in Barcelona!
When he’s not MCing, you can find Patrick dancing, singing or DJing in Blues, Jazz, R&B or Rockabilly clubs.
This is not a competition.
Thanks for your cooperation!
This division is for Collegiate Shag (Advance dancers).
Every dancer is gonna dance with random partner.
Same as all-in but for advanced dancers.
For prelims, dancers rotate partners randomly drawn in two heats to four 1 minute songs.
Finals will consist of 3-5 rotations of one heat of music of varying tempos and lengths, including a 16-eights battle style dance, where each couple gets one 8 eight section, you will be judged as individuals, not as couples.
There will be several rounds.
This division is for Collegiate Shag.
This division is for Collegiate Shag (ADVANCE DANCERS).
Every dancer is gonna dance with their own partner.
Same as all-in strictly, but for advanced dancers.
This division is for Collegiate Shag.