Program

Schedule

Fireplace Schwingboden Theater Room Dining Room
FRIDAY
Shuttle from train station Himmelpforten at 17.08
16:00 Coffee & Cake
16.00-17.45
16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00
17:15
17:30
17:45 Special Topic Class
Blues from zero pt. 1
Sarah & Erik
Beginners
17.45-18.45
Special Topic Class
NOLA Blues
Jenna & Dáire
All levels
17.45-18.45
18:00
18:15
18:30
18:45 Dinner
18.45-20.15
19:00
19:15
19:30
19:45
20:00
20:15 Special Topic Class
Blues from zero pt. 2
Sarah & Erik
Beginners
20.15-21.15
Special Topic Class
Funky Blues
Jenna & Dáire
All levels
20.15-21.15
20:30
20:45
21:00
21:15
21:30 Party
21.30-??.??
Live: The Sky is Crying
DJs: Spicy Ginger, Discount Basie & IzzieQ
21:45
22:00
22:15
22:30
22:45
23:00
23:15
23:30
23:45 Midnight Snack
00:00
00:15
00:30
00:45
01:00
01:15
SATURDAY
09:00 Breakfast
09.00-10.30
09:15
09:30
09:45
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45 Class Level B
Sarah & Erik
10.45-12.00
Class Level A
Jenna & Dáire
10.45-12.00
Class Level C
Caroline & Cédric
10.45-12.00
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15 Special Topic Class
Consent
Sarah & Erik
All levels
12.15-13.15
Special Topic Class
Switch
Caroline & Cédric
All levels
12.15-13.15
12:30
12:45
13:00
13:15 Lunch
13.15-14.15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15 Class Level B
Caroline & Cédric
14.15-15.30
Class Level A
Sarah & Erik
14.15-15.30
Class Level C
Jenna & Dáire
14.15-15.30
14:30
14:45
15:00
15:15
15:30 Coffee & Cake
from 15.30
15:45
16:00 Lecture/Talk
Living Traditions: Country Blues
Dáire
16.00-17.00
16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00
17:15 Class Level C
Sarah & Erik
17.15-18.30
Class Level A
Caroline & Cédric
17.15-18.30
Class Level B
Jenna & Dáire
17.15-18.30
17:30
17:45
18:00
18:15
18:30 Dinner
18.30-19.30
18:45
19:00
19:15
19:30 Special Topic Class
Social Dance Empowerment
Jenna & Dáire
All levels
19.30-20.30
Special Topic Class
Musicality
Caroline & Cédric
All levels
19.30-20.30
19:45
20:00
20:15
20:30
20:45
21:00
21:15
21:30 Party
21.30-??.??
Live: The Sky is Crying
DJs: Spicy Ginger, Dáire & IzzieQ
21:45
22:00
22:15
22:30
22:45
23:00
23:15
23:30
23:45 Midnight Snack
00:00
00:15
00:30
00:45
01:00
01:15
01:30
01:45
02:00
SUNDAY
09:00 Breakfast
9.00-10.30
09:15
09:30
09:45
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45 Class Level C
Caroline & Cédric
10.45-12.00
Class Level A
Erik & Sarah
10.45-12.00
Class Level B
Jenna & Dáire
10.45-12.00
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15 Special Topic Class
Dips & Tricks
Caroline & Cédric
Intermediate & Advanced
12.15-13.15
Special Topic Class
Getting the groove
Sarah & Erik
All levels
12.15-13.15
12:30
12:45
13:00
13:15 Lunch
13.15-14.15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15 Tea Dance
Live: Cédric
14:30 Coffee & Cake
14:45
15:00
15:15
15:30
15:45
16:00
16:15
16:30
Shuttle to train station Himmelpforten at 16.15

Levels

Level A – Beginner
You never danced Blues before – or just a little bit. If you have absolutely no experience, we recommend joining our tasters on Friday evening to get you started with the essential basic moves and positions.
In this level, you’ll learn everything you need to enjoy the evening dances.

Level B – Intermediate
You’ve taken some lessons in Blues dancing and have been attending social dances. You started with the Blues more than 1 year ago. You know and master at least a handful of moves in open, closed, and close embrace position. You already started to improvise and to work on the musicality of your dancing.
In this level, you’ll improve your basics and learn how to better connect to the music and your partner and also you’ll get to know some fancy new moves.

Level C – (Int.-)Advanced
You’ve been dancing the Blues for 3 years or more and have been attending international workshops before. You feel comfortable with various rhythms and styles. Maybe you even teach Blues dancing in your local scene.
In this level, you‘ll be able to get inspiration from our international teachers and work on your creativity, connection, technique, and style.

Classes and Tasters

Consent
Consent is what makes a true connection possible. It is one of the best ways to feel comfortable and safe in your dancing and it enables a conversation with your dance partner.
We teach you how to nonverbally communicate through your dancing with your partner so both of you can enjoy a safe connection.

Getting the groove
In this class we will figure out how to find our groove and use it in our dancing. We will explore different blues styles and blues influenced music styles to get in touch with our inner groove.