„Swing It Berlin!“ will be our festival in Berlin for 2020 and we will dance hard during three days with 3 parties, 3 bands and 5 teachers! Join our classes during the week-end and party hard during the night! Save the date: 17. – 19.01.2020!

Elise started dancing when she was five. She learnt several dances like modern’Jazz and funk before settling for couple dances. She first fell in love with lindy hop because of the joy and craziness that it brought her. Rija discovered ballroom dancing when he was fifteen and hasn’t stopped dancing ever since. He has since then taught in several cities in France and he is a major actor of the lindy hop scene in Paris. They now teach at many festivals in France and also abroad (Berlin, Poland, Italy …).

When dancing, they have this special connection switching energies, from release to accelerations. They will do their best to pass on musicality, groove and improvisation in order for you to have a blast on the social dance floor.

Erin is a champion solo jazz dancer, celebrated lindy hop artist, and a working jazz musician. She is a formidable improviser and spirited partner, able to draw upon a wealth of musical knowledge and vernacular dance movement. Since 1999 she has taught, performed, and competed around the world. Clément has been dancing for seven years swing and is the founder of Swing Base in Berlin. His focus is to find a balance between the origins of Lindy Hop and the creation of new movements to make his own dance!

Steph found the Lindy Hop in 2010, and was immediately taken with it’s beauty and rhythm. Starting out in Auckland New Zealand, she travelled back and forth to Australia and felt the inspiration bloom from new and different dancers. Her ballet background & her great feeling for rhythm will definitely inspire you for your Solo Jazz!

Get a full or party pass and join our three amazing parties <3 We’ll have for you some great bands that’ll make your feet swing hard! Join also the tasters happening before!

Friday

🏢 Location: Theater28, Prinzenallee 33

🎼 Band: tba

🎓Taster: tba

🎧 DJ: Amélie (UK)

Saturday

🏢 Location: Säälchen, Holzmarkstr. 25

🎼 Band: Declan Forde & His (Big!) Orchestra

🎓Taster: tba

🎧 DJ: Amélie (UK)

Sunday

🏢 Location: Alte Feuerwache, Marchlewskistraße 6

🎼 Band: The David Hermlin Quintet

🎓Taster: tba

🎧 DJ: Amélie (UK)

Get access to great Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz classes by registering for a full pass (5h Lindy + 1h Solo Jazz + 3h tasters + 3 parties) ! We have three different levels for this edition and we have no auditions!

Intermediate

You have been dancing for 1 to 2 years (or 6 months intensive). You’re basic are getting stronger and you can dance to different kind of tempos. You start to feel better at improvising while dancing. You are looking for improvement in your connexion, as long as learning new moves.

You can : Lindy Hop (6 – 8 count)  & Charleston Basics

Intermediate / Advanced

You have been dancing for 2 to 3 years. You’re basic are getting stronger and you can dance to different kind of tempos. You start to feel better at improvising while dancing. You are looking for improvement in your connexion, as long as learning new moves.

You can : Rhythm changes (basic substitutes for steps) and structure changes (6 counts – 8 counts). Swing out variations.

Advanced

Stuff starts to get really hard in this level. Patterns, figures and basic dance technique will be presented in a more challenging way. Here the teaching pace will be quicker and classes will cover all tempos. A very intense and exciting level if you are ready for it!

All classes will take place in the Swing Base dance studio: Swing Base, Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin

Coming soon!

Full Pass

🎓 5h Lindy Hop + 1h Solo Jazz

🔑 3 Tasters

🎺 3 Parties w/ 3 Live Bands

⏰ Registration 28/10/2019 12PM

Fees tba

Party Pass

🔑 3 Tasters

🎺 3 Parties w/ 3 Live Bands

⏰ Registration 18/11/2019 12PM

Fees tba