26.4. – 28.4.2024
eWa Burak und
Welcome eWa Burak and Lennart Westerlund
Du hast Lust deine tänzerischen Fähigkeiten zu erweitern? In diesem Workshop mit internationalen Trainern bieten wir dir die Möglichkeit.
Do you want to expand your dancing skills? In this workshop with international teachers we offer you the opportunity.
Lindy Hop – Intermediate to Intermediate Advanced
Du tanzt mindestens 1 Jahr und bis zu 2,5 Jahren regelmäßig im Kurs. Du möchtest deine Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten vertiefen und bist offen für Neues, dann ist das dein Level.
You will dance regularly in the course for at least 1 yar to 2,5 years. If you want to deepen your knowledge and skills and are open to new things, then this is your level.
Lindy Hop – Intermediate Advanced – Advanced
Du hast richtig Lust auf Lindy Hop und möchtest besser werden? Du besuchst regelmäßig Socialdance, Unterricht und Workshops? Dann bist du hier richtig.
Are you really interested in Lindy Hop and want to get better? Do you regularly attend social dances, classes and workshops? Then you are right here.
Authentic Jazz Intermediate and up
Du kennst schon einige der typischen Jazz Steps und auch den Shim Sham hast du schon getanzt. Dann kannst du in dieser Klasse deine Kenntnisse vertiefen, neue Rhythmen, Variationen oder auch Steps lernen.
You already know some of the typical jazz steps and you have also danced the shim sham. Then in this class you can deepen your knowledge and learn new rhythms, variations or even steps.
Was ist eine Chorus Line?
Eine Gruppe aus Tänzern/innen, die bei Shows oder in Musicals auftritt.
Diese Klasse ist für dich, wenn du an deiner Präsenz im Tanz für dich oder auf der Bühne arbeiten möchtest. Außerdem wenn du unterrichtest und für deine Teilnehmer/innen neue Inspirationen benötigst oder du einfach Lust hast, gemeinsam mit uns Solo zu tanzen.
What is a Chorus Line?
A group of dancers who perform in shows or musicals.
This class is for you if you want to work on your presence in dance just for you or on stage. If you teach and need new inspiration for your participants or you simply want to dance solo with us.
Diese Stunde ist für alle Themen rundum Swing-Dance, -Music, Historie, Storys und Fragen. Was du schon immer wissen oder besprechen wolltest, kannst du hier zur Diskussion bringen. Es wird ein offenes Gespräch auf Augenhöhe mit Wertschätzung aller Teilnehmer und Meinungen werden.
This hour is for all topics related to swing dance, music, history, stories, questions. Whatever you always wanted to know or discuss, you can bring it up for discussion here. It will be an open conversation at eye level with appreciation of all participants and opinions.
Viele kennen Lennart schon mit seinen interessanten Historie Talks. Dieses Mal wird Lennart über Musik sprechen. Musik ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil im Tanz und wir möchten mehr Musik-Wissen in die Swingszene bringen. Wie hat sich die Musik verändert, woher kommt die Musik und welche Stile der Musik mit ihren Merkmalen gibt es? All das sind Themen, die in dieser Stunde beantwortet werden können. Wir glauben, dass es ist wichtig ist, als gute/r Tänzer/in die Musik besser verstehen zu können. So kannst du mit ihr beim tanzen noch besser agieren.
Many people already know Lennart with his interesting history talks. This time Lennart will talk about music. Music is an important part of dance and we want to bring more music knowledge into the swing scene. How has music changed, where does music come from and what styles of music and their characteristics are there? These are all topics that can be answered in this hour. We believe that it is important to be able to understand the music better as a good dancer. So you can act even better with her while dancing.
Who are eWa Burak and Lennart Westerlund?
Lennart started out dancing a Swedish form of American Jitterbug in the very early 1980s. In 1983 he came across the Lindy Hop through books and old film clips, and in May the following year he travelled to New York on the look-out for the roots of the dance form. He soon met, studied and started to spend time with old-timers including Al Minns, Frankie Manning and Norma Miller. In 1985, he co-formed the semi-professional and later on highly recognized Swedish dance company The Rhythm Hot Shots (now Hot Shots), and started to seriously study also tap and vernacular jazz dancing in general. A few years later, the company was in the forefront of the first steps of the revival of the Lindy Hop, and in 1989 they took over the complete administration of the Herräng Dance Camp, and invited legendary swing dancer Frankie Manning to visit his first major international swing dance camp.
When The Rhythm Hot Shots started to receive some serious international recognition during the early 90s, Lennart was one of the key dancers. The company travelled extensively throughout the decade, and was among a handful of other dancers seriously leading the way to put the Lindy Hop back on the map again. At the time, Lennart also established himself as an international instructor, as well as an administrator and background worker, especially at Herräng Dance Camp. In 2004 he opened Chicago swing dance studio in Stockholm, and in 2010, after 25 years, he left the professional performance aspect of the dance, now focusing more on teaching, giving lectures and performing dance demonstrations.
Lennart is today still a most active dancer, instructor, lecturer, judge and administrator but his main focus is to travel around the world passing on a variety of old-school American swing dances such as Lindy Hop, solo jazz, tap et cetera to a younger generation. His repertoire also includes all sorts of lectures around dance history, jazz music and musicality for dancers. After some 40 revival and renaissance years of the Lindy Hop, Lennart is one of very few of the pioneers that are still active in the scene. His background and dedicated interest in the Harlem roots of vernacular jazz dancing has positioned him as an important link between the past and the present.
Ewa „W“ Burak
eWa came into lindy hoppin’ in the fall of 1986, after successfully auditioning for semi-professional Swedish dance company The Rhythm Hot Shots (now Harlem Hot Shots). At the time, she did not have any experience with African-American dancing, but her background as a gymnast helped her to very fast become a most skillful acrobatic lindy hop performer. Her repertoire gradually grew during the later part of the 80s and early 90s, also to include lots of vernacular jazz, charleston, tap and other elements of the Harlem jazz dance tradition. In 1989 she teamed up with Lennart Westerlund, and they soon positioned themselves as one of the top performance couples, specializing in fast acrobatic lindy hop. When eWa decided to step back from the professional performance aspect in the late 90s, she continued to teach on a semi-professional level passing on the lindy hop and other traditional jazz dances to a new generation.
eWa was during the 90s one of the most recognized and celebrated lindy hoppers out there. She was a key member of The Rhythm Hot Shots, she frequently partnered Frankie Manning, and she was often on the road teaching and performing in the constantly growing lindy community. Her style of lindy hoppin’ and vernacular jazz dancing was and is characterized by a pure and powerful quality based on Harlem traditions and long time experience. Modern influences have never been a part of her dancing, and today she belongs to an exclusive minority of lindy dancers that is clearly rooted in the history of the dance form.
eWa is today living in Virginia (USA) and Knivsta (Sweden). Her engagement in the lindy scene of today includes teaching locally as well as on an international level. She still occasionally performs, and she has for many years been one of the teachers and workers around the Herräng Dance Camp. Her background and knowhow of today position her as an important link between the traditions of the dance form and the contemporary communities.
Du hast dich für einen Pass entschieden? Super dann kannst du dich hier für den Workshop anmelden.
Have you decided on a pass? Great, then you can register for the workshop here.