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Augsburg Jazz Rhyhtms - April 3rd-5th 2020

This event focusses on Solo Jazz, spiced up with some Lindy Hop Classes on Creativity and Improvisation! :)

There will be three Parties and the HOT SUGAR BAND playing on Saturday!

Teachers: 

Clàudia Fonte (Solo Jazz), Joris Focquaert & Yana Sanamyantz (Solo Jazz & Lindy Hop)

Registration starts November 27th 2019 at 3pm.

Teachers

Clàudia Fonte

Swing dancer (Lindy Hop & Authentic Jazz), Clàudia Fonte explores and embraces all kinds of playful ways in her dancing. Her main source is Swing music. Furthermore, she likes to connect and communicate with the other dancers and get inspired by them in partner dancing, as well as in solo dancing.

Taking the classic rhythms and moves as the foundation she challenges herself to keep them alive through her own perspective and interpretation.
Even though swing dance has a great historical tradition she believes in its evolution and expansion; respecting but also transforming the roots she tries different ways and communication styles, like in the partner dance. The traditional roles established in Lindy Hop are subject to this lively and spirited approach, as well.

Where she really expresses herself and shows herself is solo dance. Improvising creates a fruitful and joyful environment to find new movements and to set creativity free while providing the dancer with a cheerful atmosphere. Authentic Jazz enables her to achieve and explore challenges proposed by Swing music. Essential to her approach is promoting solo dancing in the context of social dancing, as well. Dancefloor is where everything starts and where the magic happens.

Joris Focquaert & Yana Sanamyantz

Joris Focquaert comes from Ghent, Belgium. He discovered the Lindy Hop in Copenhagen when he was studying at the Commedia School for mime & physical theatre. A background in the art of clowning, he takes his unique expressivity to his social dances & performances, forming his attitude towards the dance. In class, Joris tries to share his best of ideas. He is one of the starting figures of swing dance school 'Crazy Legs' (Ghent) & vernacular Jazz dance troupe 'the Dipsy Doodles'. Today he is a busy working dancer in Belgium & abroad, next to studying the Jazz trombone.

Yana Sanamyanzt (Rus) is an active swing dancer, performer, teacher and DJ. She was surrounded by jazz since childhood, while dancing came much later. Since the first lindy hop lesson, she fell in love with the swing scene and started devoting all her time to music and dancing. Raised with love in Moscow Swing Dance Society she shortly became a teacher there and in a few years started to travel for sharing and finding knowledge.  In class, Yana is conveying joy, respect and love for the dance with her students. 

Parties

Friday Party Warm Up Party - doors open: 21.00

Saturday Party with "Hot Sugar Band" - doors open: 21.00

Sunday: Farewell Jam at the Hep Cat Club 20.00 - 23.00; you are invited to jam with your feet or with instruments. We already have a drum set and a piano at the studio. Please bring more instruments, if you want! :)

Levels

Friday Special - Intermediate&Up

-> you've already made some experiences with Solo Jazz Workshops or regular Classes (at least half a year)

-> you can dance the Shim Sham and maybe some other Routines

-> you've already made some experiences with learning a Solo Routine

-> no beginners

Solo Jazz - Beginner

-> you've never danced Solo Jazz before or you just started Solo Jazz Dancing (0-6 months)

-> you already dance Lindy Hop and you know you should start dancing solo to become a better dancer! ;) This is the perfect chance!

Solo Jazz - Intermediate

-> you've already made some experiences with Solo Jazz Workshops or regular Classes (at least half a year)

-> you can dance the Shim Sham and maybe some other Routines

Crazy Solo Track

-> You are crazy about Solo Dancing

-> you’ve already attended other Solo Workshops in higher Levels

-> this is the highest Level of Solo Dancing in this workshop, if you are not familiar with the basic steps and you never tried to improvise this is not the place to be for you! ;)

Lindy Hop - Intermediate & Up

This Workshop is about creativity and improvisation in Lindy Hop. Therefore you should know all the basics of Lindy Hop and you already should have startet to play around with the music and your partner! If you are not sure about this we recommend to choose the Solo Jazz Beginner Class at this event!

Registration

Registration opens 27th November 2019, 3pm! Just click on the Price to register. 

SPECIALS

 

Friday Special

A Solo Routine, we will dance at the parties! Don't miss it, it will be fun! :)

1,5 h Solo Jazz with Joris

20 €

Party Pass

3 Parties

39 €

Saturday Party - Hot Sugar Band   30 €

FULL PASSES -> think about booking the Friday Special, too! :)

Early Bird until February 18th

Regular Bird until March 24th

Late Bird from March 25th

Crazy Solo Track

8h Solo Jazz & Parties

149 €

159 € 

169 €

Solo Jazz Beginner & Lindy Hop Int&Up

4 h Solo Jazz & 3 h Lindy Hop & Parties

139 €

149 €

159 €

Solo Jazz Intermediate & Lindy Hop Int&Up

4 h Solo Jazz & 3 h Lindy Hop & Parties

139 €

149 €

159 €

LIGHT PASSES -> think about booking the Friday Special, too! :)

Early Bird until February 18th Regular Bird until March 24th Late Bird from March 25th

Solo Jazz Beginner

4 h Solo Jazz & Parties

89 €

99 €

109 €

Solo Jazz Intermediate

4 h Solo Jazz & Parties

89 €

99 €

109 €

Lindy Hop Intermediate&Up

3 h Lindy Hop & Parties

85 €

89 €

99 €

 

Schedule

The final schedule depends on the number of participants in the different levels. We will post it as soon as possible. All Workshops will definetly be between 10am and 6.30pm. We try to reach between 10.30am and 6.00pm. And of course we try to make it as comfortable as possible for you!

More Info

Registration starts November 27th, 3pm.

Location:
The location for all Workshops and Parties is the Hep Cat Club, Viktoriastraße 3B, 86150 Augsburg. 
The entrance is directly at railway 1 of Augsburg Main Train Station. Imagine you step out of a train on railway 1. Then you go to the left to the next building (Helio Center). The door at the corner ist the entrance, it’s just 3 meters away from railway 1. You see the logo of „Regus“ there, our logo is still missing. You can find a plan on www.hepcatclub.com

Airport: The closest airport is Franz-Josef-Strauß Airport in Munich (MUC). From there take the public transportation to Munich central station and a train to „Augsburg Hauptbahnhof“. From the airport in Stuttgart (STR) there is a very cheap flixbus connection to Augsburg. Interesting flight options can be found from Memmingen Airport (FMM) by choosing Ryanair or Wizzair for example.

All of these airports above are between 60 - 90 minutes away from Augsburg by car and they have reasonable connections - between 90 to 120 minutes travelling time - by train or bus as well 

Hotels: There are many hotels nearby, for example the Ibis hotels at Königsplatz or Hauptbahnhof. Both of them are in walking distance from the event location (3-5 minutes). We also heard from many students that the youth hostel in Augsburg is quite nice and a cheaper option - Expecially the breakfast should be nice there!

We can also recommend to stay at the Grandhotel Cosmopolis. It’s a very special place in Augsburg. Hostel, hotel and home for refugees at the same time and every room is designed by an artist. They also have the concept „Pay as much as you can“. 

 

Imprint (German)

Impressum
Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG: 

Hep Cat Club 
Thomas Bachmann 
Viktoriastraße 3B
86150 Augsburg 
info@hepcatclub.com