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10-13 September, 2015
Torino Swing Festival Classes

Classes halls

Reale Societa Ginnastica - Lindy Hop Location

Reale Soc. Ginnastica

Improvers

Via Magenta 11

Palestra Parri Lindy Hop Location

Palestra Parri

Intermediate

Via Tiziano Vecellio 43b

Palestra Rayneri - Lindy Hop Location

Palestra Rayneri

Int/Adv

Via Ormea 44

Casa del Quartiere San Salvario - Lindy Hop Location

Casa del Quartiere

Advanced

Via Oddino Morgari 14

Schedule

Saturday 10.30/11.30 11.45/12.45 14.30/15.30 15.45/16.45
Improvers Vincenzo & Simona Vincenzo & Simona Anne-Hélène & Bernard Anne-Hélène & Bernard
Intermediate Alex & Christina Alex & Christina Todd & Alice Todd & Alice
Int/Adv Anne-Hélène & Bernard Anne-Hélène & Bernard Vincenzo & Simona Vincenzo & Simona
Advanced Todd & Alice Todd & Alice Alex & Christina Alex & Christina
Sunday 10.30/11.30 11.45/12.45 14.30/15.30 15.45/16.45
Improvers Todd & Alice Todd & Alice Alex & Christina Alex & Christina
Intermediate Anne-Hélène & Bernard Anne-Hélène & Bernard Vincenzo & Simona Vincenzo & Simona
Int/Adv Alex & Christina Alex & Christina Todd & Alice Todd & Alice
Advanced Vincenzo & Simona Vincenzo & Simona Anne-Hélène & Bernard Anne-Hélène & Bernard

This timetable is subject to changes that will be published promptly on the website. Definitive timetable will be available two weeks before the beginning of the festival.

Levels

Improvers

6 months of swing dance

You have been taking lessons and dancing for at least six months and you are familiar with the basics in six and eight counts. You are confident with Swing Out, Lindy Turn, Lindy Circle, Lindy Charleston and side-by-side Charleston. In this level you’ll learn techniques and concepts that you need to know to become a better lindy hopper. Don’t worry if you don’t know all of the above steps, the teachers will review all of them quickly.

Intermediate

1 year of swing dance

You’ve been learning Lindy Hop and social dancing regularly for at least one year and you have already attended a few workshops. You have a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Lindy Hop – Swing Outs and the variations, Lindy Turn, Lindy Circle, Texas Tommy, Swivels (for ladies), a good number of moves also taken from the Charleston and Lindy Charleston . You have already heard about connections, musicality and improvisation.

In this level you will become a solid Lindy Hopper, you’ll improve your skills, lean how to improvise, using your body and your musicality to add something special to your dancing. If you don’t feel perfectly confident with all the above steps, then this level is not for you. Please go to the previous level to really improve your Lindy Hop! In this way, you will help yourself and the others to get the best from the classes.

Int./Advanced

2 years of swing dance

You’ve been dancing Lindy Hop for at least two years. You can include jazz steps and variations to your swing dancing. You know how to lead and follow reasonably well, at slow and fast tempos. You have some musicality and feel comfortable at Intermediate or possibly Advanced levels in other classes and workshops, but now you want to challenge yourself. You are ready to create a connection with your partner, the dancefloor and the music.

Advanced

3 years of swing dance

You’ve been dancing Lindy Hop for at least three years, you are known on the dance floor and your face is recognized by lots of international teachers who have seen you around. You have a nice repertoire of moves and jazz movements. You know the moves to leave the audience open mouthed whilst they watch you dance. You can lead and follow with ease both on slow and super fast tempos. You know how to use your musicality, improvisation skills and move with the music. In this level you will understand that to become a better dancer you need to go back to the basics. Not only patterns and complicated figures, but there will be a lot of technique. Your capacity to learn and apply what you have learnt will be put to the test. This level represents a challenge that we hope the best want to tackle. The teaching pace will be fast.

Private Classes

During the festival it is possible to reserve private classes with guest teachers through the organizers. The hourly fee will be agreed directly with the respective teacher. Torino Swing Festival can book a room for your lesson.. we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to be sure to have a place. Please write to booking@torinoswingfestival.com

Selection

Levels are Improvers, Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced. Each level include 8 hours of classes. In the registration form you will be asked for some specific information that will help Torino Swing Festival staff to have an overview of participants in order to make level selection.

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10-13 September, 2015