2018 dates will be announced soon!

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Swing Challenge

is a combined workshop and party weekend, that aims to challenge the way you think about rhythm, musicality and movement, and teach you how to apply this to your Lindy Hop. The event aims to create a friendly atmosphere, where participants feel at home. At the same time, the event strives to provide an inspiring and creative learning environment, by providing world class dance instructors and live music!

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Lindy Hop levels

2

Solo Jazz levels

4

Competitions

3

Parties

Teachers

To be announced

Bands & DJs

To Be Announced

Class Schedule

To be announced

You will get a total of 4 hours of daytime classes: 2 hours Saturday and 2 hours Sunday. In addition, you will have a selection of 2-3 level specific concept classes and an option of taking 2 open level evening taster classes.
For a total of up to 8-9 hours of classes during the weekend.

Party Schedule

To be announced

Workshop Levels

4 Lindy Hop levels:

INTERMEDIATE

  • You have danced for at least 6 months
  • You regularly attend weekly classes
  • You often attend social dances / parties
  • You know basic Charleston as well as basic 6-count and 8-count (including swingout & lindy circle)
  • You have no problem mixing between the different types of basic steps

Note: there will be no audition for this level

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

  • You have danced for at least 1-2 years
  • You regularly attend weekly classes and often attend social dances / parties
  • Variations on classical moves like the Texas-tommy and classic 6 count moves are no problem for you
  • You know basic footwork variations like kick-ball change and swivels (followers)

NOTE: You will need to audition for this level.

ADVANCED

  • You have danced for at least 2-4 years
  • You have been to multiple international events
  • You attend classes at the highest level in your hometown or teach classes there.
  • Footwork variations are a part of your basic repertoire.

NOTE: You will need to audition for this level.

ADVANCED PLUS

  • You have danced for at least 3-4 years or more
  • You have attended more international events than you can count
  • You teach locally and maybe even internationally
  • You can easily dance to tempos from 100 bpm to 240 bpm
  • You are not afraid to work on your pure basics

NOTE: after registering for this level you will need to get confirmed by the event organizers or in case we do not know you, you will be asked to send us a video audition. You will get more details once you register.

2 Solo Jazz levels:

INTERMEDIATE

This level is for dancers that have started dabbling in solo jazz. You have taken at least one solo jazz course and you know the Shim Sham routine and maybe even the other classics like the Tranky Doo or the Jitterbug Stroll.

NOTE: This track does not require a partner to sign up with.

ADVANCED

This level is for dedicated jazz dancers. You love solo dancing and have a big repertoire of both jazz and Charleston moves. Learning routines is not a big problem for you, and you enjoy complex rhythms and movements.

NOTE: This track does not require a partner to sign up with.

Competitions

Everyone is encouraged to join our competitions, regardless of dance experience. It's about having fun, and at the same time challenging yourself.


You will be able to sign up online and at the event (if there are still available spots).


We will have 4 competitions: 
  • Solo Jazz
  • Showcase
  • Strictly Lindy
  • J'n'J

  • More info about each competition will be posted closer to the event
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    Venues

    To be announced

    Contact

    Feel free to contact us at anytime, by writing to
    info@theswingchallenge.com

    The Swing Challenge
    Copenhagen, Denmark


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    Organizers

    The Swing Challenge is organized by Happy Feet Studio.
    The organizers team consists of: Eiki, Kuno and Gosia.

    The event has been created by Sanne Severinsen, who organized the first two editions (in 2014 & 2015).

    In 2017, the event has changed its name from Copenhagen Swing Challenge to The Swing Challenge.