A weekend dedicated to dancing solo! Discovering rhythm and movement in your own body and how to express yourself more through the language of dance!

Though with a focus on jazz and blues movement, we’re so happy to mix it up and include other solo dancing to broaden horizons and spark your interest.

We’ll explore jazz and blues in different contexts like jazz movements on other musical styles and Latin Blues, as well as rhythms and juggling!  Saturday’s classes are dedicated to exploring styles that push our limits:  Samba no pé, Hip Hop, House, Body Isolations, Floorwork, African Dance.

Our Saturday and Sunday parties will make you mix up your dancing styles and put you in other rhythms and moods, dancing solo or with a partner.  You choose!  We just hope you’ll open your heart and mind and embrace music and dance in so many different forms.

It’s our idea that Lisbon is just the right city to come and explore different dances. There’s a strong mix of cultures here in the city and dance communities enjoy mixing together because we all have one thing in common – we just want to dance!

7.5 hours of workshops with a choose your own adventure structure! Workshops on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Open level classes in different styles to push solo jazz dancers out of the box: samba no pé, afro-tribal, hip hop, house, isolations, floorwork
1.5 hour class about preparing your body for dancing, taught by a physiotherapist!
Group warmups at the beginning of the day
• Group stretching at the end of the day
3 parties where we push you out of your dancing limits and mix up the music styles!

16th – 18th November 2018

Teachers:

Teachers – teaching different rhythms:
We have some great teachers in Lisbon, dancing a variety of rhythms and styles who will be joining us this weekend to push our limits!
Gabriel Silva – Samba no Pé
Stella Capapelo – Afro-Tribal
Maria Antunes (Mary Orchidaceae) -Body Isolations & Hip Hop
Lucia Afonso (Blue Orchidaceae) – House
Letícia Santos (Cookie Orchidaceae) – Floorwork

Swing Station teachers:
 

 

Programme in a Nutshell:

Workshops: Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday afternoons at Lisboa Ginásio Clube
Parties: Friday and Saturday at Fábrica Braço de Prata; Sunday at Time Out Market Lisboa

* Detailed timetable below!

Prices

Weekender Early Bird – until 7 September: 80€
Weekender Full Price – after  7 September: 90€
Just parties: pay at the door – price coming soon

Dance Workshops – Choose Your Own Adventure

First, you register for the weekend of workshops – a total of 7.5 hours of workshops + warm-up and stretching sessions.

Second, when the full timetable is sent to you via email closer to the event, you’ll choose which class you want to do at each hour slot.  There are two classes at each slot.

Third, . . . It’s going to be hard to choose!  Just sayin’!

Solo Dance Level

Most classes are open level, though some experience in solo dance will be helpful!

It’s not a requirement to have experience, as most classes will bring new ideas to even experienced dancers.  However, you will find that it’s easier to follow along if you have done some kind of solo dancing!

Healthy Dancing Bodies

This is a class for everybody!   We have our extraordinary physiotherapist, Joana Serranho, who will guide us through the daily practices that keep our bodies prepared to dance in order to avoid injuries.  We’ll learn a good warmup routine for before dancing and a correct stretching session for after dancing.

Understanding a bit of our body mechanics and how to take care of our precious bodies is fundamental for any activity.  We want to be able to dance for a lifetime! So let’s take care of our beautiful instrument!

Confirmed Timetable

FRIDAY, 16 NOVEMBERSATURDAY, 17 NOVEMBERSUNDAY, 18 NOVEMBER
WAKE UP YOUR BODY!
1:00pm>1:20pm – All participants – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana Serranho
WAKE UP YOUR BODY!
2:00pm>2:20pm – All participants – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – teacher TBA
BODY ISOLATIONS
1:30pm>2:30pm – Open level – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Mary Orchidaceae

FLOORWORK
1:30pm>2:30pm – Open level – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Cookie Orchidaceae
JUGGLING
2:30pm>3:30pm – Open level – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Bruno Henriques

GOT RHYTHM?
2:30pm>3:30pm – Open level – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana Serranho
HIP HOP
2:45pm>3:45pm – Open level – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Mary Orchidaceae

CULTURE OF HOUSE
2:45pm>3:45pm – Open level – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Blue Orchidaceae
LATIN BLUES
3:45pm>4:45pm – Open level – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Carla Frade

JAZZ OUT OF THE BOX
3:45pm>4:45pm – Intermediate+ – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Abeth Farag
AFRO-TRIBAL
4:00pm>5:00pm – Open level – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Stella Capapelo

SAMBA NO PÉ
4:00pm>5:00pm – Open level – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Gabriel Silva
BATTLE IT OUT!
5:00pm>6:15pm – All participants – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – SwSt Teachers
HEALTHY DANCING BODIES!
8:15pm>9:45pm – All participantes – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana Serranho
STRETCHING AFTER DANCE
5:00pm>5:20pm – All participants – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana Serranho
STRETCHING AFTER DANCE
6:15pm>6:30pm – All participants – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana Serranho
SILVER TONES SWING W/ 24 ROBBERS & DJ SET JUNGLE JULIA
11pm>4:00 am – Live Music and DJ sets – Fábrica Braço de Prata
SOLO TRAIN FOR THE SOUL PARTY
11pm>4:00am – DJ Abeth & DJ Mr. Heights aka Senhor Alto – Fábrica Braço de Prata
TIME OUT JIVE
7:00pm>11:00pm – DJs Mr. Sundays & Até Terça – Time Out Market Lisboa – food court