Who are we?
Trieste Swing cultural association was born in 2017 to be the common home of all lovers of swing music and dance in Trieste, a reference point, even from the institutional point of view, which was missing in the city to promote swing culture, dance and music in Trieste and in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region through dedicated events and social dance nights.
Our dance evenings are called SWING Night by which we have brought the energy and enthusiasm of our dances wherever we have been guests.
Trieste Swing organizes a great festival every year called Swing Harbour hosting the best teachers of the international swing scene.
Swing Harbour, 7 - 9 June 2019
The international swing festival of Trieste with an amazing teachers' line up, live music and original vintage vinyls and shellacs djset.
3 levels lindy / balboa workshop: improvers, intermediate, advanced
4 Special afternoon classes each day
3 parties: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Lindy track: 4 hours lindy + 12 special classes altogether (3 history of the dance, 3 balboa routine, 6 lindy hop routine)
Balboa track: 4 hours balboa + 12 special classes altogether (3 history of the dance each day, 3 balboa routine, 6 lindy hop routine)
The schedule wants to make you dance and learn as many different things as possible.
On Friday afternnon you'll be able to attend all special classes.
On Saturday and Sunday along with the 2 hours technique in the morning, you'll have a "history of the dance" practice class, and a "choreography class" to choose for your Sunday night performance: a bal-rueda or a lindy routine according to your level.
::: SUPER EARLY BIRD until 31st January for the first 50 dancers enrolled :::
From the 1st February
From 1st of April:
PARTY PASSES ONLY
Workshop + Party locations:
Workshops will be held in different halls between viale XX Settembre and via Giustiniano.
Parties will be held in different locations between corso Cavour and Riva Grumula
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL
LINDY IMPROVERS / Beginner-intermediate
For those who have been dancing and taking classes from at least 6 months. You're familiar with the six step and the eight step and you're able to recognize and perform the following basic steps: Swing Out, Tuck Turn, Lindy Circle, Lindy Charleston base and side-by-side Charleston
For those who have been dancing and you've been taking lessons from at least 2 years and have already been to some dance camp. You have a good knowledge of the fundamental themes of Lindy Hop, such as Swing Out and its variations (Lindy Circle, Texas Tommy, Swivels for ladies), you know how to insert variations of charleston in the dance, you already heard about connection, musicality and improvisation.
For those who have been dancing and taking classes for at least 4 years and have a nice repertoire of Lindy Hop's steps, can lead or follow with ease on any time, both slow and very fast, can combine musicality with improvisational skills.
At this level the pace of teaching will be fast.
For dancers who are comfortable with the basics of Pure Balboa e Bal-Swing, throw-outs, out-and-ins, ad-libs and transitions
For dancers who have some solid Balboa basics and have heard about connection, musicality and improvisation.
For confident dancers that can use their own creativity to create new moves while dancing, can handle fast tempos and tricky moves. The teaching will be fast paced and challenging.
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