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 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
Class about preparing your body for dancing, taught by a physiotherapist!
Group stretching at the end of the day
3 parties where we push you out of your dancing limits and mix up the music!

16th – 18th November 2018

Teachers:

Teachers – teaching different rhythms:
Coming soon!
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! We’ll introduce them soon!
Swing Station teachers:
Abeth Farag
Bruno Henriques
Carla Frade
Joana Lemos
Joana Serranho
Luana Carvalho
 

 

Programme in a Nutshell:

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

* Detailed timetable coming soon!

Dance Workshops – Choose Your Own Adventure

First, you register for the weekend of workshops – a total of 7 hours of workshops + warm-up and stretching sessions.

Second, when the full timetable comes out, 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’!

Healthy Dancing Bodies

Healthy Dancing Bodies

This is a class for everybody!  We have our very own physiotherapist extraordinaire, Joana Serranho, who will guide us through everyday practices which keep our bodies mobilized and prepared for dancing in order to avoid injuries.  We’ll get an idea of a good warmup routine before dancing and a good 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!

Body Isolations

Body Isolations

A class where you’ll learn to activate different parts of your body in different planes and lines of movement at different rhythms!  Even mix up different rhythms at the same time in different parts of the body!  A better body consciousness and understanding of which muscles we’re moving when will help us regardless of which style we’re dancing!

Floorwork

Floorwork

We’re used to dancing vertically or even maybe in a grounded position, but in this class you’re going to build a new relationship with the floor, changing your feeling of gravity.  The idea is to go from vertical to horizontal and vice versa, feeling different parts of your body in contact with the floor, navigating between high and low and working to flow smoothly between both.  You’ll get feedback directly from the floor about your movement and try to relax into different shapes and feelings.  Push your limits and body in a new plane!

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Description coming soon!

Afro-Tribal

Afro-Tribal

Description coming soon!

House

House

Description coming soon!

Samba no Pé

Samba no Pé

Description coming soon!

Juggling

Juggling

Description coming soon!

That’s Rhythm!

That’s Rhythm!

Description coming soon!

Latin Blues

Latin Blues

Description coming soon!

Jazz Out of the Box

Jazz Out of the Box

Description coming soon!

Battle it Out

Battle it Out

Description coming soon!

Prices

Weekender Fast Catch – first 10 people when registration opens on 23rd July: 70€
Weekender Early Bird – until 15 August: 80€
Weekender Full Price – after 15 August: 90€
Just parties: pay at the door – price coming soon