September 21-23, 2018

20th-22nd of September 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

Registration

Registration will open in March 2019
(detailed dates: To Be Announced)

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

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Competitions

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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

Please read the level description before choosing the level. Our level division is most probably different than in your local school.

3 Lindy Hop levels:

INTERMEDIATE

  • You have danced for at least 6 months
  • You attend weekly classes regularly
  • You know basic Charleston, as well as basic 6-count and 8-count moves (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 attend weekly classes regularly
  • You 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 even teach classes there.
  • Footwork variations are a part of your basic repertoire.

NOTE: You will need to audition for this level.

Competitions

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


You can sign up for the competitions online or at the event,
if there are still available spots.


Online signup for competitions will open in May 2019

We will have 4 competitions: 

MIX & MATCH

This is a social dance Lindy Hop contest. You sign up without a partner, and you get a random partner in both prelims and finals. This competition is all about improvisation and lead/follow.

  • Level: open for all levels
  • Sign-up: without a partner
  • Prelims: all-skate format, with dancers judged as individuals
  • Finals: Jam style, followed by all-skate, with dancers judged as couples (to live music)
  • When: Saturday Party (prelims 20.30, finals approx. 0.00)
  • Prizes: To be announced

STRICTLY LINDY

This is a social dance Lindy Hop contest. You join the competition with a partner you choose, but without knowing the music beforehand.

  • Level: open for all levels
  • Sign-up: with a partner
  • Prelims: all-skate format, with dancers judged as couples
  • Finals: Battle format with dancers judged as couples. Four couples will make finals (to live music)
  • When: Saturday Party (prelims 21.00, finals approx. 22.30)
  • Prizes: To be announced

SOLO JAZZ

This is a solo dance contest. You join the competition as an individual, and dance solo. You will not know the music beforehand.

  • Level: open for all levels
  • Sign-up: individually
  • Prelims: all-skate format, with dancers judged individually
  • Finals: Battle format with dancers judged individually. Four dancers will make finals (finals directly after prelims, to live music)
  • When: Friday Party (approx. 23.45), finals directly after prelims
  • Prizes: To be announced

SHOWCASE

This is a performance contest. You can dance any dance style you want in this competition, but your performance / routine must be max. 3 minutes long.

  • Level: open for all levels
  • Sign-up: Solo, one couple or multiple couples/dancers
  • Format: showcases will be performed one after another. We have space for max. 10 performances in our program.
  • When: Friday Party (approx. 22.15)
  • Prizes: To be announced

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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.