Lindy Hop [Swing] Workshop

Description: 

Lindy Hop is taught and danced in Xanthi since Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 19:00 to 20:30 at Home of Culture.

Lindy Hop is a swing dance. It is the first of all Swing dance type we know today and is closely connected with the Big Band Swing Music of 1920-1940 because of the Second World War and the musical changes supervened Lindy Hop disappeared. But now this retro dance returns with bands, new-swing and vintage styling options inspiring young people and less young people around the world and in Greece to dance again into the swing rhythm. Dance and music.

The term “Lindy Hop” refers to a specific dance and Swing was the music accompanying these dance moves. In fact “Lindy Hop” was directly linked to the Swing music being part of the American lifestyle during 1930-1940. Big Bands were “Big Business” back then and their incomes were mainly coming from performances at music events. By this way “Lindy Hop” contributed so as Swing music to become even more famous. Swing music was also the means to spread the “Lindy Hop” all over America, Europe and Australia. Music affected the way of dancing, too. Traditional “Lindy Hop” was gradually disappearing, as Be-Bop and Rock n' Roll dominated the music scene.

The Second World War took many dancers and musicians away. An “entertainment tax” has resulted Big Bands to be more expensive, while recorded music was becoming cheaper. At the same time ballrooms were becoming smaller and people were crammed into a single room. As a result, the way of dancing had to change in order to suit these rooms. The term “Swing” is widely used today and includes many dance types, such as Lindy Hop, Jitterbug (Frankie Manning says "Jitterbug" is the Lindy Hop’s nickname), Balboa, Shag, Boogie Woogie, east and west coast Swing, and was an inspiration for other musical/dancing genres, such as Jive, Rock n' Roll, Ceroc, Le-Roc with local differences in every genre. However, many are those who will argue that “Lindy Hop” was the grandfather of them all.

Υπεύθυνοι Εργαστηρίου: 

Head of Workshop: Anestis Apokatanidis [+30 6974 760 292]

Teachers

Alexandros Marinis [Lindy Hop, Authentic Jazz, Charleston, Power Jazz]

Alexander Marinis as a child was dancing ballroom and Greek traditional dances. Later he attended seminars on contemporary dance. Alexander is the person who introduced to the general Greek public Lindy Hop since he loved it. It is a founding member of the Lindy Hop Greece and responsible for spreading this dance in Greece. Michael’s student at first, later he was trained by renowned teachers outside Greece. He is always involved in any great organisation and participation of Lindy Hop Greece. He dances, choreographs and teaches regularly in Thessaloniki, Athens and elsewhere. He studied French Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has attended art direction classes and set design for performance at Central Saint Martins University of London. He collaborated with artists at festivals and events and organises Personal Development Trainings in Greece and abroad. At Christmas of 2011 taught accompanied by Sonia Ortega (Spain) in Athens.

 

Christina Loukaki [Lindy Hop, Authentic Jazz, Charleston]

Christina Loukaki comes from Crete and is a student of English Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She first met Lindy Hop when she four years old. She started gymnastics and a year later Cretan traditional dances (later she also became a teacher). She danced professionally in shows for about nine years. Latin and salsa classes and seminars in Greece and abroad followed later. Argentine Tango was also on the list. In 2007 she started dancing Lindy Hop “for fun” but in the process she fell in love with the energy and musicality of it. Since then she is a Lindy Hop fanatic! Michael’s student at first, later she was trained by renowned teachers outside Greece. She dances, choreographs and teaches regularly in Lindy Hop Greece in Thessaloniki, Athens, all over Greece and in Switzerland!

Πρόγραμμα: 

Tuesday, Home of Culture
Lindy Hop (Swing)
21.30-23-00

Thursday, Home of Culture
Group Latin (Simos Salsa Boogaloo)
21.30-23.00

Friday, Arion Stadium
Lindy Hop (Swing)
20.00-21.30

Alexadros Marinis, Christina Loukaki

Saturday 26/01/2013, Home of Culture

19.00-20.30 Group A

21.00-22.30 Group B

Saturday 09/02/2013, Home of Culture

19.00-20.30 Group A

21.00-22.30 Group B

Saturday 16/03/2013, Home of Culture

19.00-20.30 Group A

21.00-22.30 Group B

Saturday 27/04/2013, Home of Culture

19.00-20.30 Group A

21.00-22.30 Group B

Saturday 18/05/2013, Home of Culture

19.00-20.30 Group A

21.00-22.30 Group B

Saturday 01/06/2013, Home of Culture

19.00-20.30 Group A

21.00-22.30 Group B

Contact us: 
+30 25410 25421

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Χορηγοί

Φιλοπρόοδη Ένωση Ξάνθης, Αντίκα 7, 67100 Ξάνθη
T. +30 254 102 5421 F. +30 254 102 5421

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