Winter Wonderland Blues is an event where Blues dancers come together to improve their dancing and enjoy each others company in a festive atmosphere, but due to the date changed to a welcoming the spring event. We want to celebrate our reunion, dance together and enjoy a wonderful feast.
For teaching we present to you the amazing Vicci & Adamo, two of the best Blues dance teachers in Europe.
We also want to celebrate the people who gifted us with this wonderful music and dance by including African American teachers and performers into our event.
Come and celebrate the coming of spring with us!
Kim, Leonie, Lorenz, Anja, Yasmin, Mahdi and Andrea
Our teachers have provided a guideline for you to determine where you are standing:
You have taken blues classes before, dance blues socially and have attended a few (or more) workshops. You're ready to develop your understanding of the blues, improve your technique and widen your dancing vocabulary!
You go to regular blues classes, have attended international workshops and you dance blues regularly. You have a sound understanding of the blues and solid technique and you're ready for more!
In addition there will be remote class by Damon Stone about the aesthetics and cultural values of Blues dancing as well as a musicality class taught by Stef Rosen (see stretch goals). These classes are open to bothe tracks as well as people holding a party pass.
We recommend, get yourself a Party ticket and book a private class with Vicci and/or Adamo. When you are at the beginning of your journey into Blues dancing having a private class with lots of personal feedback from these great teachers will bring you from zero to hero.
Privates can be booked in the registration form.
From AdamoAndVicci.com about Vicci Moore and Adamo Ciarallo:
We are international blues dance instructors; teaching, performing and dancing with as many people as possible at Blues and Swing dance events worldwide.
Blues dance is our passion. We love the connection you share with another person when you dance, we love the freedom of improvisation, we love throwing down to live music in the early hours of the morning. But most of all, we love passing this passion onto other people and witnessing the joy it brings them.
Blues is an African American music and dance. As teachers who are not from this culture we will never stop educating ourselves about the history, cultural values and the social context of the dance. We strive to pass on what we are learning to our students in classes by connecting the dance to its historical roots and cultural values.
We truly believe that if everyone danced the blues the world would be a better place!
From damonstone.dance about Damon Stone:
Damon is largely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Blues idiom dance, a long time board member of the Northern California Lindy Society, former member of the California Historical Jazz Dance Foundation, and has been interviewed as a dance historian in documentary and for radio. Damon has been a featured instructor at camps, festivals, and workshops across five continents.
Damon has been dancing his entire life, starting with vernacular Jazz/Blues first taught to him at the tender age of six by his grandmother. After nearly a decade of learning at the heels of his elders, he went on and eventually studied a score of different dance forms until coming full circle in 1995 to focus primarily on the history and styles of Swing and Blues as his family danced them with a special focus on the Southern styles from the Mississippi Delta region. He has studied the development of vernacular Jazz/Blues dance across the United States learning from a number of the original dancers.
From slidinwolf.com about Stef Rosen:
Stef Rosen is a guitar player and singer from Berlin, Germany. His way of composing, playing and arranging is inspired by the soulful electric blues from the late 60s and early 70s.
He looks at the tradition of this music with a personal and respectful attitude. He is constantly touring around the World, playing in blues clubs, Festival, and blues dance events as solo artist or collaborating with other great musicians and bands.
He has been constantly touring non-stop..from New York to Seoul, from London to Moscow .. anywhere people need to dance their blues away!
Not only do we offer Blues dance classes, but also 3 parties with live music and amazing. international DJs to get your groove on.
On Saturday, there will be a big fancy dinner before the party which is included in every workshop and party pass. Experience a lovely German festive dinner with your Blues dance friends.
There will be no special Saturday’s party theme, but you can dress in any way to welcome the spring or wear something fancy after all when else will you wear your nice clothes?
To support us musically we are happy to have Stef Rosen and Lorenzo at Saturdays party. (The stretch goal was already reached)
All information you need at the event or for your planning can be found in the event booklet. We will present it at this spot very soon.
For accommodation there are many options in Erlangen. We recommend booking early on AirBnB or a Hotel room at Saturday nights venue (Landgasthof Mörsbergei, Bubenreuth). We also have a limited amount of free hosted spaces in the area by local dancers.
We will provide a self organized list for people interested in shared accommodation. You will receive a link to the list with your first email from us.
Workshops and party venues are located in Erlangen. Venue addresses are as follows (to assist with finding accommodation):
Most workshops, Friday and Sunday Party: Ev. Familienzentrum, Bismarckstraße 19, Erlangen
Saturday Party: Bayerischer Hof, Schuhstraße 31, Erlangen (in the cellar)
Sunday morning workshop: Logenhaus, Universitätsstraße 25, Erlangen
It is easy to arrive at the event via Nuremberg airport or Erlangen main train station.
There is a train directly between Nuremberg and Erlangen (20 mins travel time) which runs every 20 minutes.
In addition to the festive dinner you have the option to order a catered lunch during the registration for Saturday and/or Sunday. This will give you more time to rest and hang out with the other participants during the break time. Each day you can add a small salad to your menu.
Registration is already closed, but if you want to apply for a spot on the waiting list, please contact us via email.
This year we are using a donation system, where each person can decide for themselves how much money they can and want to contribute to the event. Each Euro you give us will go into the event and give us the opportunity to offer a grander and more interesting event to you. We have created stretch goals that as soon as they are met to offer you something extra. The more you give, the more you get. Check out the stretch goals to see what is out there for you.
The recommended contribution for the event including the workshops and partys is 150€ and the minimum is 100€. For only partys the recommended contribution is 70€ and the minimum is 50€.
Regardless of the pass the Saturday evening grand dinner is included as well as all the stretch goals reached including the extra classes by Damon Stone and Stef Rosen.
We are also offering a limited number of scholarship for people with very limited budget. People receiving the scholarship will only pay 50€ for the whole event (workshops+partys+dinner), but we kindly ask them to support us during the event for some time. We want to make this event accessible to as many people as possible. We are also open for suggestions to increase the accessibility even further.
We can refund up to 50% of the Full Pass up until the 14.11.2021 if you cancel until then. After that point we cannot provide any refund for Full Passes, but you are welcome to sell the ticket to another person and contact us with their information. Also we might be able to find you someone who needs a ticket.
Party Passes cannot be refunded at all, but can also be given to another person. Money for catering can be fully refunded if you cancel before the 01.12.2021. After that point we cannot refund any money for catering.
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