During this year's edition of Lindy Hop Non Stop you will be able to participate in the Lindy Hop workshops at one of four levels (beginner, intermediate, intermediate / advanced, advanced) and / or in Authentic Jazz classes at open level.
Lindy Hop Levels
Beginners - level for the people who would like to learn basics, experience is not required.
Intermediate - you dance at least 6 months, you regularly take classes and from time to time, you come to the parties. You know what leading/following means, you know some basic figures in open and closed position like lindy circle, promenade, tack turn oraz the charleston basics. You know what swingout is, but it's still difficult figure for you.You still don't feel comfortable on the dance floor dancing to the fast tempo.
Intermediate/Advanced - from more than a year you regularly take classes, participate in the local and international workshops and festivals. Leading/Following is not a big deal for you, you work on your technique, you know many figures and you can easily dance to faster tempo. You improvise from time to time.
Advanced - you intensely dance from more than 2 years, you travel a lot and participate in many international festivals where you improve yourself in different techniques (Lindy Hop, Authentic Jazz, Balboa, Blues). You can easily dance to any tempo, you improvise.
There will be audition for the highest Lindy Hop levels - Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced.
The Lindyhop block includes 6 hours of classes, while Authentic Jazz block will last 4.5 hours in total.
Workshops will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (3-5 August), Lindy Hop between 11:00 and 13:00, Authentic Jazz between 14:30 and 16:00.
Our teachers linup for this year:
Rafal Pustelny is a vibrant young dancer and teacher who is passionate about all things dance!
After relocating to NYC in 2010 from Poland with his family, Rafal became addicted to the authentic American Jazz dance forms Lindy Hop, Charleston and Balboa, and quickly established himself in NYC as a top social dancer. Seven years later, his wide knowledge and skill in various styles placed him top in international competitions and opened many opportunities to teach all over the states.
Rafal works with several regional performance groups including "Roddy Caravella’s Canarsie Wobblers" as well as dancing with the "Amazebals" the "Big Apple Lindy Hoppers" the "Lindy Hop All-Stars" and the "Vanaver Caravan". A Frankie Manning Foundation Ambassador, he also teaches and performs with "You Should Be Dancing" studios and The Harlem Swing Dance Society.
Daniil & Maria
Daniil and Maria are one of the most famous Russian couple in Lindy Hop world.
Professional dancers, performers, teachers and choreographers known for their creativity and
unique vision on dancing.
Both of them have started their dance path in 2009, Maria in the hometown of her - Yaroslavl and
Daniil in Moscow. Starting with Boogie Woogie, later in 2013 they focused on Lindy Hop, which
turned out to be much more fitting for them.
Nowadays Daniil and Maria are well known in swing dance society, teaching and performing all
For their style they have a plenty of inspiration from all different old and modern choreography
«The main idea of our dancing is expressing personal feeling and understanding of the music
through the dance. So to be able to express ourself more or less fully, we definitely need to have a
very flexible and strongly built up instrument - couple dance technique. So we are much into
technique and theory, but even though it`s not the main goal itself. Our goal is freedom of selfexpression
through the contact in the couple. To achieve that we need to own the instrument we`ll
use for it first.
Five words to describe our philosophy:
Awareness, knowledge, technique, musicality, humanity.»
Maria & Aurélien
Maria and Aurélien come from different and complementary horizons. She fell in love with movement when she was a kid. He was born crazy about rhythm. Her background: dance and pedagogy. His: music and philosophy.
Since they started dancing together, their passion and desire to learn more have done nothing but growing. Their work is guided by a bunch of simple and yet powerful ideas: understanding movement, valuing and cherishing the basics, doing more by doing less, conceiving of music as a map full of possibilities, playing and trying to feel as free and comfortable as possible, expression. They don't agree on everything though. Maria thinks that there are no mistakes in dance, but rather thousands of paths to explore. Aurélien isn't quite as open-minded. But, hey, he is nice too.
They have their residence in Barcelona, where they discovered the world of swing dancing. They also have a strong link to Geneva, where Aurélien was born, and where they founded with good friends Backbeat, an association which organizes monthly workshops and a yearly international festival, the shaKe that laKe.