NORDIC LIGHT DANCE CAMP & BATTLE
July 11- 17. 7 days
After last year's success, NORDIC LIGHT DANCE CAMP returns - a collaboration between NORDISKT LJUS, ID CREW and KulturUngdom! This year also with the first edition of NORDIC LIGHT DANCE BATTLE.
ABOUT NORDIC LIGHT DANCE CAMP
For a week, we invite you to a dance camp with some of the Nordic region's most sought-after course leaders and dance educators! With classes in the dance styles hip hop, popping, house dance, breaking and voguing, you get to develop your dance skills, while you get historical background and knowledge of the origins of the dance styles. Each class is uniquely built by each course leader and guarantees to leave you with more knowledge, joy and inspiration. Read more about the teachers below (for English teacher info press HERE)
The camp is mixed-style and you take part in different dance styles. We encourage you to participate throughout the whole camp, but it is also possible to just join for a few days. The course fee is the same. If you wish to just stay for less amount of nights, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing. Schedule will be up shortly.
Course fee: 500/300sek.
Course fee + accommodation & food: 3500/2100sek.
Prices include ALL classes and the battle fee for optional participation. Use promo code NL22 to the access lower price for students, unemployed and low-incommers.
ABOUT NORDIC LIGHT DANCE BATTLE
Nordic Light Dance Battle is a first year edition and part of the second year of Nordic Light Dance Camp. You can participate in just the camp, the battle or both. The battle takes place on Saturday's program the 16th of July at Nordiska Folkhögskolan that include pre-selections, top 8, top 4 & top 2 solo battles in 1vs1 pro Allstyle & 2vs2 rookie Allstyle. We will also have jam, judges showcase & much more.
Battle registration fee: 50sek
Battle registration fee + food & accommodation 1 night: 350sek
Audience ticket: 80sek
- REGISTRATION & RULES
- Pre-registration is required! Limited number of places to contest. Last registration day is 4th of July- but don't wait too long to sign up! Places might run out.
- Do not forget to indicate which category you compete in!
- Registration is binding due to the limited competition spots.
- Registration fee for dancers is also the entrance ticket on Saturday 16th of July.
TEACHERS & CLASSES
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 70's in the Bronx, New York but spread all over the world in the 80's and 90's.
Course leaders: Eddie Yalman & Julian Namroud
Julian "Joujou" Namroud is a dancer, choreographer and project manager. He has two companies, ID Crew and Kings Among Kings and has a long and solid experience of working with dance and culture. Julian has participated in and won Dance Battles around Europe and also participated as a judge. In the KOD World Cup 2017/18 he was named Nordic champion in Hip Hop and in 2022 Julian, together with Eddie, is also active as part of the Nordic show The Moral Compass which explores moral issues such as alienation, roots and class.
Something that speaks to Julian is the creative, open mind he uses in his art and his motto is; "Your journey begins within yourself, find your passion and let it lead you through life."
Eddie Yalman is a dancer, choreographer and creative artist. He transforms his knowledge and experience into creating abstract and experimental movements that reflect him and his very own style. One has been able to see him in performances such as Identity and in 2022 Eddie, together with Julian, is also active as part of the Nordic performance The Moral Compass, which explores moral issues such as alienation, roots and class.
Eddies likes challenges and to work exploratory and he says; "Struggling in life to achieve your dream is nothing but human and as a person I fight 100% to see where my art takes me."
Course leader: Marcio Ratinho.
Marcio Ratinho is a dancer, choreographer and artist with a huge love for Hip Hop dance and culture. He is the founder of the company The Kings Room, has won dance competitions all over the world and participated in many film and television productions, including So You Think You Can Dance Portugal.
He is passionate about promoting other artists and his main message as a dance teacher is; "It's not about how good you are, but how good you want to be."
Breaking, often referred 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 style, 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 and breakbeat music, although modern trends allow for much wider musical variations along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns.
Course leader: Stina Bojling
Stina "Bgirl SB" Bojling, also known as "Breaking Mom", is one of the original members of Twisted Feet Dance company. She is educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and has performed, battled and worked as a dance teacher all over the world. Stina has, among other things, won the Scandinavian championship in Breaking and Battle for Hiphop. The goal with Stina's class is for you to be able to go from the dance class to cyphers, jams and battles.
Voguing comes from the African and Latin American LGBTQ ballroom scene and was founded in Harlem, New York in the 60's. Black people were not welcome to join 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 to prepare for a ball. The name vogue comes from the fashion magazine Vogue and the culture is inspired by 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 bal is not just a win for the person, but for their whole house. As an audience, you are also there to cheer on your house with different rhymes.
Course leader: Fredrik Xtravaganza
Fredrik Quiñones is a versatile dancer who has worked with different dance styles such as modern dance, house, jazz, waacking and voguing. He is trained in Afro Cuban, Rumba, Son and Salsa at the Conjunto folclorico de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba.
Fredrik has done voguing for fashion houses like Jean Paul Gaultier, Desigual and Adidas. As the only Nordic member of the House of Xtravaganza, he has also represented the house at various Ballrooms around the World in the New Way Vogue category. Today, Fredrik is featured in the Netflix movie "Dancing Queens" where he debuts as an actor and is the choreographer of the movie.
Is a dance style that was developed in Chicago in the 80's along with the first House music. The style is movement directly 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 include "jacking", "footwork" and "lofting". House dance is often improvised and emphasizes fast and complex photo-oriented steps in combination with fluid movements in the torso and 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.
Course leader: Anna "Groovy" Jeppesen (DK)
Anna Jeppesen is a dancer and artist from Denmark. She loves and lives for dance and everything in relation to that. Her main style of practice is Breaking and House. She's been traveling a lot to learn and study the styles, always keep growing, meet the people of the scene, and to get inspired. Music and Dance have always been a part of her life and have been a way for her to express herself, get through rough times, meet likewise people around the world, and feel free and home. She's been into House Dance culture since 2004 where she's been learning from and training with many of the originators of the style. The culture and history behind are just as important as learning the steps and she will do her best to pass on this beautiful culture of which she will always be a guest of. She works a lot with freestyle concepts and grooves as well as ground movements.
More course leaders to come!