NORDIC LIGHT DANCE CAMP

22/07/2021

22-25 juli, 4 dagar

In a collaboration between NORDISKT LJUS and ID CREW, the organizers of the Hiphop Revolution, we invite you to a four-day dance camp with some of the Nordic region's most sought-after course leaders and dance educators! Join a long weekend where you get to take part in and develop in the dance styles hip hop, popping, house dance, breaking and voguing.

Arrangement:

The camp lasts for four days, Thursday-Sunday at 10-16. 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 shortly. 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.

Date: July 22-25 (4 days)

Language: English


DANCE CLASSES:


Hip Hop with ID Crew

Under this class, basics, rhythmics, technology 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 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


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 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: Marie Kaae.


Breaking

Often referred to as breakdancing, it 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.

Course leader: 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 70's in the Bronx, New York but spread all over the world in the 80's and 90's.

Course leader: Marcio Ratinho.


Vouging

Comes from the African 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.

Course leader: Fredrik Xtravaganza


Popping

Is an overall name to describe the dances where it is about extreme body control to isolate movements in different body parts. The origins are found on 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.

Course leader: Damon Frost