Happy holidays! On 16th and 17th of December we welcome the amazing Alex and Christina at Swing In Rhythm!
Alex and Christina are the first International teachers of Greece. Brought the Lindy Hop and the Swing dances in Greece in 2006 and now travelling, teaching, coaching and training teachers in Greece, and all around the world in local and big festivals spreading the Love of Lindy Hop! #lindylove
All these years they have taught regularly at Herrang Dance Camp
in Sweden, and in other dance communities around the world. They do residencies as artist or travel for workshops or festivals. They are cooperating with different International instructors from around the world. They are the founders of Lindy Hop Greece, the first Lindy Hop Community in Greece and organisers of Swing 'n' Swim, Swing In Crete and others major events in Greece!
They love exploring teaching methods, going back to the roots of the dance, using the music to express themselves. They avoid social media and youtube videos but they believe that their love for teaching and dancing takes them further. They are training lindy hop teachers and tutoring comunities, and helped in the evolvement of at least 7 communities around Greece under the umbrella of Lindy Hop Greece. They draw inspiration from the old soundies and clips such as Spirit Moves ,Hellzapoppin and many more. Their teaching skills are enchanced by their experience on Coaching, Personal Development, NVC, Rolfing® Structural Integration, Rolf Movement™.
Their classes are full of energy, love for their students and the dance and swinging rhythms! They teach Lindy Hop, Authentic Jazz, Blues and give different kind of tasters of other dances.
Christina is teaching regularly in all the schools of Stockholm, Sweden. Alex is teaching around the world and practicing also Rolfing® Structural Integration.
Preliminary schedule and level descriptions
Saturday the 16th of December
11:00- 13:00 Invitational
14:00- 15:00 Solo Jazz
15:15- 17:15 Blue and above
Sunday the 17th of December
11:30 - 12:30 Spirit moves blues (all levels)
14:30 - 15:30 - St Louis Shag (all levels)
Solo Jazz (1h)
This is not your first time trying Solo Jazz and you know the Shim Sham and maybe even the Tranky Doo. Although not everything looks perfect yet, you are not afraid to bust out a "Shorty George" or "Kick Ball-change" on the dance floor.
Blue and above (2h)
You have been dancing for at least one year or more, are familiar with the fundamentals of Lindy Hop and Charleston, including figures such as the swing-out and Tandem Charleston, and can use these moves in social dancing. You are often found on the social dancefloor and your basics are solid, but you know that the devil is in the details (and that's why you are here, right?)!
St. Louis Shag (1h)
The St. Louis Shag is a dance that originated in St. Louis, Missouri. Not to be confused with Collegiate Shag, this happy mix of triples and kicks will surely put a big smile on your face! Class open for all levels.
Spirit Moves Blues (2h)
The Spirit Moves is a documentary on African-American swing dances, containing a lot of footage shot at the Savoy ballroom during the fifties. It contains not just clips of Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz, but also of Mambo and Slow dancing as was done at the Savoy at the time. Inspired strongly by this documentary, this is the class for you if you'd like to learn to slow dance like the Savoy greats! Class open for all levels.