ABOUT

We’re super happy to invite you to the XI Lindy Hop Non Stop, which will take place in August, 4-7th in Kraków, the city of Swing. Coming up is some real good swing fun, consisting of (among others!):

* Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz workshops with international teachers
* 4 nights of dancing - approximately 4-5 partys
* competitions with prizes
* meeting old good and new good friends

Are you up to come? Save that date and we’ll see you very soon. Be on the lookout for more information—we cannot wait to let you know about more details!
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TEACHERS

Roser Ros & Marcos Leon

Marcos Leon is a jazz dancer. He works as a swing teacher in Zaragoza and at international events. He has been dancing since 2012 and teaching for 7 years. As a jazz culture enthusiast, he focuses his dancing on lindy hop, solo jazz, and tap dance, trying to respect the roots and the values of vernacular jazz. Rhythm, communication, and expression in dance are elements that Roser and Marcos pay special attention to on the dance floor.

Roser Ros is an international swing dance instructor based in Barcelona. She teaches lindy hop, aerials, and solo jazz. She has also had the opportunity to teach at many international festivals e.g in Taiwan, Japan, La Reunion, and Canada. Roser started doing gymnastics when she was 3 years old and later entered the world of circus. She had been learning different types of dance all this time, until in 2011 she discovered Lindy hop, and has been unable to leave ever since. She also has experience as a choreographer for dance, music, art, and video groups. However, before she decided to pursue a career as a dancer, she taught physical education in primary school. In her dance, you will find the power of energy, precision, dips, tricks, and aerials.

Meet her on Instagram @roserswing and at her online dance school swingdancehome.com.

Gosia Wolska Rasmussen & Kuno Rasmussen

Gosia's adventure with dancing began when she was a teenager. She tried different styles, from Ballroom Dance, through Salsa, to Jitterbug. In 2009, when she moved from Poland to Denmark, she encountered Lindy Hop for the first time. And it was a perfect match! She immediately fell in love with the dance and also improvisation, playfulness, the music, the people, the culture, and the atmosphere around the dance. Gosia quickly got more and more involved in the swing dance scene in Copenhagen and she soon began teaching regularly. She loves to travel and visit other dance scenes, learn from other talented instructors, compete, perform, and get nerdy about this amazing dance

Kuno has a solid background in music –playing various instruments and singing since he was young. This understanding of music has been a great advantage for Kuno when he began to explore Lindy Hop back in 2009. He quickly fell in love with the dance and with the playfulness and improvisation found inswing dancing. With his musical background, Kuno is always playing with rhythmical improvisations in his dance, something he loves to share with students in his class. Kuno is also a real technique nerd :). He loves to dive into deep discussions about topics like connection and movement. Kuno studied didactics at Copenhagen University, a skill set he puts to good use when planning his classes. He always aims to find the perfect balance between difficult concepts and techniques with just having fun and enjoying trying something new.

Elle Brenecki

As a child, Elle was already dancing to anything she could get her hands on from Modern Jazz to Ukrainian Folk Dance. When she discovered Lindy Hop in her hometown of Adelaide, Australia, there was no turning back and her classes truly display her passion and joy for the dance. Elle loves to encourage freedom of expression as well as the conversational/improvisational dynamic within both Lindy Hop and solo dance. She strives to empower students in exploring their own unique identities in movement and to simply feel and enjoy the music as authentically as possible.

PROGRAM

WORKSHOPS

Get ready for Lindy Hop workshops on 4 levels (The Rhythm Kids, Lindybusters, Swing Runners, Top Guns) and Solo Jazz workshops on 2 levels.

There will be an audition on Thursday evening. It is compulsory for the most advanced groups (Swing Runners, Top Guns), the Lindybusters group can also participate in the audition.
There is no audition for solo groups.

LINDY HOP

The Rhythm Kids (beg)

Your Lindy Hop adventure begins here. You’ve already tied your headband and can’t wait to start the training. A long road full of adventure and new friendships awaits you. Nothing left to do but start!


Lindybusters (int)

You’ve taken your first Lindy steps. Slowly but surely you get to know the music a little better, you know the basic moves such as the tuck turn, promenade or lindy circle, and are not afraid of the new and unknown. There’s also a high chance that you’ve attended some festivals before the pandemic, but in these swing middle ages you’ve managed to forget some things.

Swing Runners (int/adv)

You’ve danced your share and feel quite nice with Lindy Hop. The swingout technique is starting to keep you awake at night, the variations of what you already know are sometimes more interesting, than new moves. You’ve been to numerous parties, festivals and workshops—still not enough for you. You want to grow and get better.

Top Guns (adv)

You got your boots on. You’re the veterans of your scene, could be you maybe teach there or used to teach. Someone can tell you that your swingouts are great, but you’ll point out ten things you could improve on. You’ve got a few tricks that folks will react to only after a few seconds have passed and they’ve realized what just happened. The musical standards you could dance to almost by heart, since you’ve heard them hundreds of times at dozens of Lindy events.



SOLO JAZZ

Raiders of the Lost Rhythm (int/int+)
You know the basic jazz steps, and you are confident doing variations on them, but solo dancing still presents some challenges. You know or you can dance several routines such as the Shim Sham or the Tranky Doo. You are currently extending your solo vocabulary, finessing your technique, you started improvising and trying to implement your knowledge of swing music in your solo—all that while developing your own style.

Jazzminators (adv)
You have a lot of experience of solo jazz dancing and/or you are already an advanced jazz dancer and you are looking to push yourself to a higher level. You learn new routines quite fast and might even choreograph your own. Classes will be focused on advanced concepts and techniques, as well as improvisation.

PRICES

LINDY HOP PASS

6 hours of classes (levels: Lindybusters, Swing Runners, Top Guns)
4 parties (Thursday - Sunday)
tasters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
470 PLN

SOLO JAZZ PASS

4.5 hours of Solo
4 parties (Thursday - Sunday)
tasters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
380 PLN

LINDY + SOLO COMBO PASS

6 hours of Lindy (levels: Lindybusters, Swing Runners, Top Guns)
4.5 hours of Solo
4 parties (Thursday - Sunday)
tasters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
680 PLN

PARTY PASS

4 parties (Thursday - Sunday)
tasters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
130 PLN

Note! Registration for the Party Pass will open on June 15, 2022. The number of passes is limited!

BEGINNERS PASS

6 hours of classes (level The Rhythm Kids)
4 parties (Thursday - Sunday)
tasters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
170 PLN

Single Parties

Thursday: 20 zł
Friday: 60 zł
Saturday: 60 zł
Sunday: 20 zł

Single parties - limited number. The number of tickets will be known at the end of July. Only the Full Pass or Party Pass provides a full guarantee of participation in the parties.

REGISTRATION

CONTACT

info@swing.org.pl

Organizer of the Festival:
KMiTa Swing
www.swing.org.pl