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 Swing Station has 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, hoping you’ll find some new movement in your body.

Our exploration this weekend is more dedicated to exploring other solo dances that enrich our understanding in general of movement and dance.

Our 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!

8 hours of Workshops in a variety of modalities, some open level and others for 2 different levels.
The workshop on Friday evening is about preparing your body for dancing – either through floorwork or through contemporary dance ideas – you’ll choose.
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 with some open flash classes and DJs who mix up musical styles!

Prices

Speedy Bird – first 10 people when registration opens on 24th July: 85€
Fast Bird – next 30 people: 100€
Normal Price: 110€

15th-17th November 2019

Teachers:

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 also have a couple of international teachers!

 
Confirmed (see bios below):
Cláudia Nóvoa
Cookie Orchidaceae
iLan Dromi (Sweden)
Joana Serranho
Kritika Thakur (India)
Lúcia Afonso (Blue Orchidaceae)
Mati@s
Piny Orchidaceae
Rafael Paixão
Rita Spider

 

Programme in a Nutshell:

Workshops: Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday afternoons at Lisboa Ginásio Clube
Parties: Friday and Saturdan nights at Fábrica Braço de Prata; Sunday evening at Crew Hassan

* Detailed timetable below and downloadable version coming soon!

Dance Workshops – Choose Your Level & Choose Your Own Adventure!

You will have a mix this year of classes geared more to your level of solo dancing and other classes which are thematic and open level, which you will choose.

Friday and Sunday classes will be more “Choose Your Own Adventure”  whereas Saturday will be “Choose Your Level”.  Those classes on Saturday will be the same for both levels, but with a difference in the rhythm/speed of the class.

Solo Train 1: is for those who have little to no experience dancing solo or who like to learn at a more comfortable pace, giving enough time to allow the movement to enter your body.

Solo Train 2: is for those who feel more at ease dancing some kind(s) of solo dance, who learn movement quickly, and enjoy a more challenging and faster pace of learning.

Class Themes

Healthy Dancing Bodies

This is what we call our daily warm-ups and stretches, because the idea is to keep your body in good shape for many years of dancing and living well! We have our extraordinary physical therapist, Joana Serranho, who will guide us through the daily practices that keep our bodies ready to dance in order to avoid injuries. Let’s learn how to create a good warm-up routine before dancing and a correct stretching routine for after dancing.

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

Weekend Timetable

FRIDAY, 15 NOVEMBERSATURDAY, 16 NOVEMBERSUNDAY, 17 NOVEMBER
WAKE UP YOUR BODY!
11:30>11:50 – All participants – Room 2.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana Serranho
URBAN FUSION CONCEPTS
12:00>13:00 – Level 1 – Room 2.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Rita Spider

HOUSE
12:00>13:00 – Level 2 – Room 1.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Lucia Afonso
HOUSE
13:15>14:15 – Level 1 – Room 1.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Lucia Afonso

URBAN FUSION CONCEPTS
13:15>14:15 – Level 2 – Room 1.2 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Rita Spider
WAKE UP YOUR BODY!
14:00>14:20 – All participants – Room 2.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana Serranho
LUNCH BREAK
14:15>15:30
WAACKING
14:30>15:30 – Open Level – Room 1.2 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Piny Orchidaceae

EXPRESS YOURSELF
14:30>15:30 – Open Level – Room 1.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – iLan
COMMERCIAL BOLLYWOOD
15:30>16:30 – Level 1 – Room 1.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Kritika Thakur

LOCKING
15:30>16:30 – Level 2 – Room 1.2 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – iLan
MOVEMENT DYNAMICS
15:45>16:45- Open Level – Room 1.2 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Piny Orchidaceae

BOOGALOO
15:45>16:45 – Open Level – Room 1.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – iLan
LOCKING
16:45>17:45 – Level 1 – Room 1.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – iLan

TRADITIONAL BOLLYWOOD FUSION
16:45>17:45 – Level 2 – Room 1.2 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Kritika Thakur
PREPARE TO BATTLE
17:00>18:00- All Participants – Room 2.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana S, Abeth, Luana, Joana L
EXPLORE THE FLOOR
20:20>21:35 – Open Level – Room 1.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Cookie Orchidaceae

EXPLORE YOUR BODY & CREATIVITY
20:20>21:35 – Open Level – Room 1.2 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Cláudia Nóvoa
STRETCHING AFTER DANCE
17:50>18:10 – All participants – Room 2.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana Serranho
STRETCHING AFTER DANCE
18:10>18:30 – All participants – Room 2.1 – Lisboa Ginásio Clube – Joana Serranho
SOLO TRAIN WARM UP PARTY
23:00>02:30 – DJs Mati@s & Abeth – Fábrica Braço de Prata
SOLO TRAIN FOR THE SOUL PARTY
23:00>04:00 – The Invisible Tuba • DJ Mr. Heights aka Senhor Alto – Fábrica Braço de Prata
SOLO TRAIN BATTLE PARTY
20:30>00:00 – DJs Jungle Julia, Mr Sundays, Até Terça – Crew Hassan