Berlin Teachers


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Balboa

Anni Skoglund & Gašper Hrovat (Sweden/Slovenia)

Anni and Gašper live in Gothenburg, Sweden. They are wonderful people and always an inspiration to look at on the dance floor.

They bring a great deal of positive vibes, and the Balboa international scene has seen them evolve into dance-instructors with a highly pedagogical profile. Regardless of level, their classes hold a productive spirit and relaxed working environment.

As a dance couple, they have a long experience time of wokring together, and have been building an impressive repertoire of figures, combination of moves and creative transitions in the last years.

“There’s no better prize as to win your dance partner’s pure smile.”

Collegiate Shag

Catarina Pinto & Martin Enzner (Portugal/Germany)

Cat and Martin teach regularily in Berlin and she is a full time teacher since 2012. Together they choreograph showcases and have been performing for the best stages of Berlin like Boheme Sauvage, and for unique bands like Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

Cat enjoys a playful connection with her partner and the communicative side of dancing. Her cheerful dancing style makes her flying on the dance floor. Martin likes the sportive and energetic side of the dance and being in sync with his dance partner. He likes to explore new moves and nerd around in his shag library.

In their classes they like to share their favourite social dance moves, with the ability to respond spontaneously to their students needs. You will enrich a good partner connection, lots of vocabulary and flashy moves.

“Its never too late to become a Shagabond”

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Collegiate Shag

Charlotte Liebenow & Jordan Hunter (Germany/USA)

Charlotte and Jordan since they met, have decided together to combine their competences in order to develop their qualities of dancing and teaching. They both are happier when they are on the social dance floor and in classes they promote their care-free spirit.

You will be able to appreciate their dynamic classes, a delicate blend of Jordan’s american humor and Charlotte’s poetry. Both are keen on transmitting their ideas through a very progressive pedagogy.

Whereas Jordan reminds you of the big principles of musicality and breaks, Charlotte invites you to explore sensations, emotions and personal expression.

“Enjoy the many sides of a Street”

Balboa

Camille D’Mahl & Mette Fraurud (France/Sweden)

Camille is a contemporary dancer and choreographer who got into swing dancing when moving to Berlin ten years ago. Mette also has her roots in contemporary dancing but started swing dancing more than 15 years ago in Stockholm.

Mette and Camille are regular teachers in Berlin since many years. He teaches Balboa from his experience of body awareness, movement experimentation and improvisation. She likes to focus on communication, musicality and getting into the nitty gritty details.

Expect a less conventional approach to learning couple dance, with balance and visualisation techniques, emphasising understanding your own body.

“Open Your connection to the ground, your partneR and the music”

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Berlin Band


Time Rag Department

The Time Rag Department’s secret mission is to build a time machine and bring back the authentic music of the Early Jazz era.
This is, of course, a metaphor, because they are the time machine, their instruments are the buttons, screws and gears – and they already brought back the hottest Ragtime and Swing music Berlin has to offer.

With their variety of music in different styles and tempos, their sets promise a lot of fun:
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“We swing and stomp like a steam engine, then the rhythm floats along again lightly and elegantly”

Choose your level


We introduce you to the happy world of Collegiate Shag, teaching you the basics and waking up your Shag Finger, which will never sleep again. In this level, you learn how to shag dance for the dance floor, changing from closed to side by side and to open positions.
You will make your partner smile, jumping around together and enjoy the classic fancy shag-breaks.

Your legs are alive and kicking, probably you have the Shag Fever! How about to challenge them a little bit more? For intermediate dancers, we prepared lots of cool different footworks and combinations of exciting moves, like shag pushes, shag saws and sliding doors.
Lets warm up your body and soul, speeding up those muscles, because shag is made for fast and energetic dancers.

Welcome to the Ferrari world! If this is your level, after taking theses classes, you will be like a race car on the dancefloor. We will teach you how to control your body, transferring your inner energy on the right time to your partner. We want you to shape complex moves with confidence and sharpness. Lets make your connection cleaner and clear, when you throw to your partner explosive moves like Titanic, camel hops and cannonballs.
Are you ready for this exciting shag ride?


Did you fall in love watching dancers shuffling on the dance floor? This is the right dance for you, and we teach you in this level the basics of this smooth and elegant dance!
We also teach you properly how to change directions, the important numbers of this dance are 3 and 7, where you stretch a strong connection to redirect your partner by releasing that powerful energy you both created together.

Let’s dive deeper into Balboa world and make your vocabulary look fantastic! Together in this level we improve your basics and give you the technics for amazing figures and exciting footwork.
Try with us cool transitions of toss outs, beach pushes, lollies and swivels. After this level your elegant shoes will be able to express challenging rythm variations with graceful new moves.

You have a lot of experience dancing Balboa, and you love to combine Pure-Bal with Bal-Swing. Are you ready to dive deep into these two worlds confidently improvising even more?
This last level requires a solid technique, and being ready to process fast new input. We will challenge you with complex moves and variations in million ways, for your dance performance to become more charming and syncopated!

Tickets


Weekend Schedule (Berlin)


Workshop


Saturday (30/07)
Balboa Studio


11:00 - Balboa (beg)
(Mette & Camille)

13:00 - Break

13:30 - Balboa (int)
(Anni & Gasper)

15:30 - Break

16:00 - Balboa (adv)
(Anni & Gasper)

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Workshop


Saturday (30/07)
Shag Studio


11:00 - Shag (beg)
(Cat & Martin)

13:00 - Break

13:30 - Shag (int)
(Charlotte & Jordan)

15:30 - Break

16:00 - Shag (adv)
(Cat & Martin)

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Party


Friday Night (29/07)
Price: 12€


21:00 - DJ Shag Set

22:30 - Show Cases

23:00 - DJ Balboa Set

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Workshop


Sunday (31/07)
Balboa Studio


11:00 - Balboa (beg)
(Anni & Gasper)

13:00 - Break

13:30 - Balboa (int)
(Mette & Camille)

15:30 - Break

16:00 - Balboa (adv)
(Anni & Gasper)

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Party


Sat Night (30/07)
Price: 15€


21:00 - DJ Set

22:00 - Live Band

22:45 - Show Cases

23:00 - Live Band

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Workshop


Sunday (31/07)
Shag Studio


11:00 - Shag (beg)
(Charlotte & Jordan)

13:00 - Break

13:30 - Shag (int)
(Cat & Martin)

15:30 - Break

16:00 - Shag (adv)
(Cat & Jordan)

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Find us on the Map (Berlin)



Mambita Etage (1st floor) & Mala Junta (4th floor)
Kolonnenstraße 29, 10829 Berlin

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Lisbon Teachers


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Balboa

Catarina Pinto & Facundo Troitero (Portugal/Argentina)

Since 2018 they fell in love with each other’s relaxing way of dancing. They have been social dancing and training together as much as they can, for the pure joy of loving Balboa and building their partnership.
They love to teach together and create a pleasant energy by playing around with each other. Their workshops have a casual environment where their students feel free to explore new techniques their own, at their own pace and joy.

Cat & Facu will draw from old timers, contemporary Balboa dancers and other dance styles. With this research they create new material to enrich your social dance. For them, anything goes as long as it swings, like floating on the dance floor and time is unlimited 😊

“Jump on the Balboa ride of life”

Collegiate Shag

Charlotte Liebenow & Jordan Hunter (Germany/USA)

Charlotte and Jordan since they met, have decided together to combine their competences in order to develop their qualities of dancing and teaching. They both are happier when they are on the social dance floor and in classes they promote their care-free spirit.
You will be able to appreciate their dynamic classes, a delicate blend of Jordan’s american humor and Charlotte’s poetry. Both are keen on transmitting their ideas through a very progressive pedagogy. One that approaches technique in a very precise and detailed manner, and also teaches movements combining basics, surprises, musicality and grace.

Whereas Jordan reminds you of the big principles of musicality and breaks, Charlotte invites you to explore sensations, emotions and personal expression.

“Enjoy the funny side of the street”

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Balboa

Charlotte Liebenow & Facundo Troitero (Germany/Argentina)

Charlotte has been dancing different kinds of dance since she was a child, who spices up her dance with Hip Hop. Full of energy, she is constantly improving her dance, aiming at more originality with her partner.

Facu was born in Buenos Aires and at the age of 23 he discovered swing dancing which instantly became his passion. Being also Tango dancer and jazz musician, he learned swing dance super fast and is looking for a way of creating a meaningful connection with his partner.

Their fun natured teaching style, yet ability to break-down a movement, means their classes are a perfect mix of fun and learning. Constantly pushing themselves in becoming better dancers, they like to share their experiences and help others to achieve their goals.

“You’ll never be happy until you try!”

Collegiate Shag

Catarina Pinto & Jordan Hunter (Portugal/USA)

Coming from different backgrounds they bring their own particular expertise, talents, and enthusiasm to the partnership. As well as very active on the local shag scene in Berlin, they also go beyond borders and inspire many shag dancers with their unique smooth style, contrasting with an explosive sporty dance energy. With clear and humorous instruction, these two creative and versatile souls will entertain and help you to become the best shagger you can be!

Catarina has relaxed and sharp teaching methods, developed throughout many years of experience. Jordan’s teaching is focused in practicing on quality body awareness. When they teach or perform, it gives off a contagious energy that makes the audience happy. Together they contribute to the swing world a better place to be with their contagious shag joy.

“With true spirit the individual dancer can become truly great”

Live Band


24 Robbers

One of the very few vintage jazz bands active in Portugal, 24 Robbers are well known on the dance-floors, where their swinging groove makes it hard to stop dancing.
The band has become known among the swing dancers at an early stage and ever since has participated in many international swing festivals.

They truly live inside of the artistic swing world and are inspired by great stars from the 1920s to the 1940s, like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and many other great stars

“Music is beautiful whether it’s in color or black and white”

Choose Your level


You like the exciting swing feeling 🙂
This is the right level for you if you want to lift up your mood and the basics are no longer enough. You will learn what to do with your feet, body and mind in Balboa and Shag classic moves. All you need is comfortable shoes, love for dancing and the desire of making your partner happy.

You are already a highlight of swing parties🕺
Are you looking to increase your repertoire and make your dance look funtastic. Your Shag or Balboa need more variations to impress everyone on the dance floor. We give you the right technique for challenging moves in different positions and different tempos, which requires a solid technique and being ready to receive new input.

Weekend Schedule


Party


Friday Night (16/09)
Price: 12€


21:00 - DJ Shag Set
22:30 - Show Cases
23:00 - DJ Balboa Set

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Workshop


Saturday (17/09)

10:00 - Shag II (intermediate)
(Cat & Jordan)

12:00 - Balboa II (intermediate)
(Cat & Facu)

14:00 - Shag III
(advanced)
(Charlotte & Jordan)

16:00 - Balboa III
(advanced)
(Charlotte & Facu)

18:00 - Shag I
(beginner)
(Cat & Jordan)

21:00 - Party

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Party


Saturday Night (17/09)
Price: 15€


21:00 - DJ Set Shag
22:00 - Live Band
22:45 - Show Cases
23:00 - Live Band
23:45 - DJ Set Balboa

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Workshop


Sunday (18/09)

10:00 - Shag II (intermediate)
(Cat & Jordan)

12:00 - Balboa II (intermediate)
(Charlotte & Facu)

14:00 - Shag III
(advanced)
(Charlotte & Jordan)

16:00 - Balboa III
(advanced)
(Cat & Facu)

18:00 - Balboa I
(beginner)
(Charlotte & Facu)

20:00 -
Relax and Massage 🙂
(25€/30min)

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Workshop Location


Club Ferroviário
Rua de Santa Apolónia 59, 1100-468 Lisboa, Portugal




Party Location


Yard of Greens
Rua do Conde de Redondo 70, 1150-109 Lisboa, Portugal




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