Teachers


Collegiate Shag
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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

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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

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Mette Fraurud and Gašper Hrovat (Sweden/Slovenia)

Mette and Gasper live in different countries, but they are wonderful people and certainly an inspiration to look at on the dance floor.

Mette has her dancing roots in contemporary dance and started dancing swing 15 years ago in Stockholm. Gasper a great deal of positive vibes, and the Balboa international scene knows him very will with a highly pedagogical profile.

Besides of the love they teach in classes and workshops, they hold a productive spirit and relaxing working environment.

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

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Balboa

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Camille Chapon & Giedre  Paplaityte (France/Lithuania)

Giedre and Camille are professional jazz and contemporary dancers, swing music lovers and party makers. They share a passion for this special swing dance, the Balboa or Balswing.

Giedre’s journey started in 2000 with Lindy Hop. After traveling around the world, learning and teaching Swing Dance, she established her base in Berlin where she became an active member of a vibrant Balboa dance community.

Camille is a contemporary dancer and choreographer. He teaches Balboa from his experience of body awareness, movement experimentation and improvisation.
Expect a less conventional approach to learn couple dance, with balance and visualization technique.

In their classes you will connect with your own body, to the ground, to your partner and to the music. Their goal is to share their love for dancing and to encourage the ones who just start exploring Jazz dance.

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


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 (17/12)
Balboa Studio


11:00 - Balboa (beg)
 
13:00 - Break

13:30 - Balboa (int)
 
15:30 - Break

16:00 - Balboa (adv)
 

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Workshop


Saturday (17/12)
Shag Studio


11:00 - Shag (beg)
 
13:00 - Break

13:30 - Shag (int)
 
15:30 - Break

16:00 - Shag (adv)
 

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Party


Sat Night (17/12)
Price: 20€


20:00 - St.Louis Shag Taster

21:00 - DJ Set

22:00 - Live Band

22:45 - Show Cases

23:00 - Live Band

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Workshop


Sunday (18/12)
Balboa Studio


11:00 - Balboa (beg)
 
13:00 - Break

13:30 - Balboa (int)
 
15:30 - Break

16:00 - Balboa (adv)
 

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Workshop


Sunday (18/12)
Shag Studio


11:00 - Shag (beg)
 
13:00 - Break

13:30 - Shag (int)
 
15:30 - Break

16:00 - Shag (adv)
 

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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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