NORDIC LIGHT DANCE CAMP

22/07/2021

July 22-25, 4 days

In a collaboration between NORDISKT LJUS and ID CREW, the organizers of the festival Hiphop revolution, we invite you to a four-day dance camp with some of the Nordic region's absolute best teachers and dance educators! Join us for a weekend where you get to take part in + develop your skills in hip hop, popping, house dance, breaking and voguing. 

ABOUT
The camp lasts for four days, Thursday-Sunday. Each class is made up of a first part with a 90 minute dance class where you participate, dance and sweat and get thorough and advanced dance skills in the dance style. The class is then followed by a 30-minute Q&A for the course leader. As a participant, you get a historical background to what you have learned, and have the opportunity to ask questions about the course leaders about their careers and dances. Each class is uniquely built by each course leader and guarantees to leave you with more knowledge, joy and inspiration.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE
The classes are at intermediate level. It's good if you've danced before, but it does not have to be in these styles. 

REGISTRATION 
Registration for the camp will be available during January. Priority is given to those who can attend on all four days. Can you only attend certain classes? Email info@nordisktljus.se and we will put you on the reserve list for individual classes. 

DATES
July 22-25 (4 days)

COSTS 
SEK 1100 including course fee, accommodation in a single room (shared bathroom & kitchen) and meals. If you do not live and eat at the school, you pay a course fee of 200 SEK for the entire camp. 

If you live in another Nordic country than Sweden you receive a 15% discount on ackommodation and board!

LANGUAGE 
English.


DANCE CLASSES





Hip Hop with ID Crew

During this class basic rhythmics and techniques adapted for duo combination with ID Crew are combined. Hip hop dance changes daily depending on how the music grows in hip hop culture. Much of this style is inspired by the other dance styles and is a social dance. Here we have focus on emotions, energy, techniques, character, body control and how we listen to music. Hip Hop is a whole culture that consists of four elements; Emcee, Deejay, Breaking & Graffiti. This movement was formed in the early 1970s in the Bronx, New York but spread throughout the world during the 1980s and 1990s.

Teachers: Eddie Yalman & Julian Namroud


House Dance

Is a dance style that was developed in Chicago in the 80's along with the first House music. The style is movement straight from the music and the elements within the music such as jazz, African, Latin, soul, R&B, funk, hip hop etc. The main elements in House dance includes "jacking", "footwork" and "lofting". House dance is often improvised and emphasizes fast and complex foot-orientated steps in combination with fluid movements in the torso plus floor work. Emphasis is placed on the music's subtle rhythms and riffs, and the footwork follows them closely. House dance has found a lot of inspiration from, among other things, hip hop, step, salsa and jazz. 

Teacher: Marie Kaae


Breaking

Often referred to as breakdancing, is an athletic dance style that was created and developed as part of hip-hop culture among African Americans and Latino youth in New York. While there are different variations in the dance, breaking mainly consists of four types of movements: top rock, down rock, power moves and freezes. Breaking is usually danced to songs that contain drum breaks, especially in hip-hop, funk, soul music and breakbeat music, although modern trends allow for much wider musical variations along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns. 

Teacher: Stina "Bgirl SB" Bojling.


Hip Hop

Hip hop dance changes daily depending on how the music grows in hip hop culture. Much of this style is inspired by the other dance styles and is a social dance. Here we have a lot of focus on emotions, energy, technology, character, body control and how we listen to music. Hip Hop is a whole culture that consists of four elements; Emcee, Deejay, Breaking & Graffiti. This movement was formed in the early 1970s in the Bronx, New York but spread throughout the world during the 1980s and 1990s. 

Teacher: Marcio Ratinho.

Voguing 

Comes from the Afro- and Latin American LGBTQ ballroom scene founded in Harlem, New York in the 60's. The blacks were not welcome at the white drag bales and therefore began to organize their own. In the 70's, the first "house", House of Labeija, was founded by Mother Crystal Labeija. After that, other drag queens started founding their own houses / families. A "House" is led by a "mother" and / or "father". In a house, they take care of each other and help each other prepare for a ball. The name vogue comes from the fashion magazine Vogue and the culture has taken inspiration from fashion, fashion shows and poses. Ballroom is a place to be accepted for who you are, regardless of sexuality and origin. At a ball there are many different categories and the dance of voguing is just one part. The dance styles in voguing are categorized into Old Way, New way and vogue femme. You compete to win a trophy for your house. A win at a prom is not just a win for the person, but for the whole house. As an audience, you are also involved and cheer on your house with the different rhymes. 

Teacher: Coming soon.

Popping

Is an overall name to describe the dances that circles around extreme body control to isolate movements in different body parts. The origins are in the west coast of the 60s American and are danced by different types of funk, often from the 70s and 80s. Electric boogie was the name that came up when New York was inspired by the dance group Electric boogaloos and created its own variant of the style. The dance is rooted in live funk music rhythms and is based on techniques such as Boogaloo. Here you use fast contracting and relaxing muscles to create a jerk or can be a sudden stop in the dancer's body, which is then called a pose, pop or a hit. This is done continuously to a song's rhythm in combination with different movements and poses. 

Teacher: Coming soon.