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Collegiate Shag festival
November 1– 3, 2024
by Swing Wings Brno

Schedule

Friday Saturday Sunday
3rd floor 4th floor 3rd floor 4th floor 3rd floor 4th floor
9:30
auditions
10:00
Adv
Int/Adv
11:30
Adv
Beg/Int
Adv
Int/Adv
13:00
lunch @SwingWings studio
Adv
Int/Adv
15:00
Int/Adv
Beg/Int
lunch @Cafe Jaga
16:30
Beg
18:00
Beg/Int
Beg
20:00
party @Enter club
party @PrvnĂ­ patro
Friday
3rd floor 4th floor
16:30
Beg
18:00
Beg/Int
Beg
20:00
party @Enter club
Saturday
3rd floor 4th floor
9:30
auditions
10:00
Adv
Int/Adv
11:30
Adv
Beg/Int
13:00
lunch @SwingWings studio
15:00
Int/Adv
Beg/Int
20:00
party @PrvnĂ­ patro
Sunday
3rd floor 4th floor
11:30
Adv
Int/Adv
13:00
Adv
Int/Adv
15:00
lunch @Cafe Jaga

Lessons are 75 minutes each.

Levels

Beg You have little to none experience and would like to taste how Collegiate Shag feels.

Beg/Int You have been dancing Collegiate Shag for 6-12 months. You are familiar with various basic footworks and moves. You feel comfortable dancing at socials. You understand the fundamentals of the dance and now you are ready to enhance your skills, learn new patterns and dance faster and faster.

Int/Adv You have been dancing Collegiate Shag for at least 1-2 years. You have attended some Collegiate Shag festivals. Even when dancing fast, you are able to stay calm and maintain flow. You are eager to further improve your musicality and learn more footwork variations and complex patterns.

Adv You have been committed to Collegiate Shag for a solid 2-3 years, regularly attending Collegiate Shag festivals. You feel at home on the social dance floor, and you are able to add complex patterns and improvisation into your dance. Now you are ready to focus more on details and techniques.

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Registration

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Registration opens: June 9, 2024, 19:00.

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Lessons

Full pass
Int+
CZK 3500
EUR 145
Full pass
Beg/Int
CZK 2900
EUR 120
Beginners
Pass
CZK 1000
EUR 40

Parties

Party
pass
CZK 1000
EUR 40
Friday
party
CZK 600
EUR 25
Saturday
party
CZK 700
EUR 30

Other

Lunch
Saturday
CZK 250
EUR 10
Lunch
Sunday
CZK 250
EUR 10
T-shirt
CZK 500
EUR 20

Teachers

Martin & Zuzka

Martin and Zuzka
Zuzka and Martin are a creative duo of Shag dance instructors who have been teaching together since November 2022. Martin's chilled personality brings original ideas and encourages students to try things before delving into explanations, while Zuzka's focus on technique and analytical approach ensures a solid foundation. With their infectious smiles, love for jokes and teamwork, they create a fun and supportive learning environment where students thrive. Together, they bring a perfect balance of innovation, kindness, and expertise to their classes, leaving dancers inspired and eager for more Shag dance adventures.
Vanessa and Stefan are two passionate swing teachers who have fallen head over heels for Collegiate Shag. Since joining forces in 2020, they have become partners in crime, sharing a common goal of spreading the joy of Collegiate Shag far and wide. Their dedication to mastering the art of Collegiate Shag knows no bounds. Vanessa and Stefan are always on the move, traveling to festivals, eager to expand their knowledge and skills. They believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and they consistently seek out opportunities to refine their technique and explore new perspectives in this lively dance style.

Stefan & Vanessa

Stefan and Vanessa

Standa & Danka

Standa and Danka
Standa and Danka are passionate local teachers from Brno. Standa's enthusiasm for Collegiate Shag, Danka's vast experience with many dance styles, and their energy is something you definitely want to experience.

Venues

Bands

Django jet

Django jet

Django Jet is a Brno based band playing swing and French gypsy jazz which is known for its specific violin-guitar sound. The repertoire consists of French, Czech and American swing hits in combination with instrumental songs in the style of Django Reinhardt and his Hot Club de France.

Peek-a-boo's

The Peek-a-boo's is a unique combination of Prague and Brno swing music artists connected together exclusively for Absolutely Shag festival. Their repertoire includes compositions of the greatest swing era musicians such as Count Basie or Duke Ellington. They mix together vocals, trumpet, guitar, keyboard, double bass and drums to bring you the evening full of fast Shag tempo music.

Contacts

Email: shag @ swingwings.cz
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