Days (classes)

There are three tracks to choose from:
* The Swing track – you can choose 3 out of 9 vintage swing dance styles!
* The Solo track (3 levels this time!)
* The Musicians’ track for those who want to improve their playing

Plus two tracks for weekend visitors (see WEEKEND ONLY Tab):
* Special Weekend Workshop (TBA)
* Regular Swing Track Weekend Workshop

classes3As we know you want to enjoy the late night parties as long as possible you may sleep all morning: classes will start at noon.
They take place in the beautiful ballroom and other light-flooded rooms in- and outside the castle. You might not even have to leave the house to get to the classrooms…
And as the teachers will reside at the castle as well there’s plenty of opportunities to get private lessons from them to get personal feedback on your dancing – besides the 13 sessions (16+ full hours of classes!) with the possibility to choose which dance styles you wanna learn in the partnered Swing track!
And for whom that ain’t enough: there will be various evening classes held by our distinguished guest teachers to choose from…
All classes will be taught in English.
And yep – it’s true: You’ll have classes with live music!

classes1Partnered Swing track

Each of our 3 teacher couples will bring you 3 new dance styles to flavor up your repertoire – and you can chose which you want to learn all by yourself!
We will focus on swing dancing beyond Lindy Hop, not only historically and geographically – as back in the days (and without youtube!) people used to dance differently in different places – but also musically. The musical range used to be much wider than nowadays, there where not only ALL tempi played but also other accentuations such as latin grooves or completely different rhythms like Waltzes! A beautiful variety that we miss on today’s dancefloors…
Therefore we asked our knowledgeable teacher couples what they would like to teach you besides classical Lindy Hop. And we came up with a concept that allows you to choose yourself what you want to learn from which teacher – and combine the different dance styles as you please.

Each teacher couple will focus on 3 different topics. Each topic will be taught for 4 units (which equals 5 hours) so that you can really dive into that new old style rather than rushing through it in one poor taster class…  

Here come your exciting options (you can chose one from each row):

Option 1 Walking Charleston Collegiate shag Slow Lindy
Option 2 Peabody After Seben style Lindy Latin swing
Option 3 Vintage Foxtrot St Louis Shag & Jitterbug Lindy in close position

Solo Swing track classes4

These three tracks are real jewels: They will be very small to ensure an intimate learning experience. You will get tons of personal feedback in that tiny track!
So whatever your personal goals are: Enhancing your general quality of movement, get input for contests or reduce the stress level when performing – it will be taken care of.
Daniel and Rikard are thoroughly encouraging their Solo Jazz students to grow since the first year of Swing Castle Camp – and now you’ll even have Ksenia to bring some fresh air! So you better be fast with registering: this track sells out fast each year…

Musicians’ track classes6

After last year’s success we’ll provide a special track from musicians for musicians again! It’s dedicated to those who already sing or play an instrument and want to get in-depth advice from great professionals about their playing. Just like the dance students you will have 13 sessions (16+ full hours of classes and rehearsals!) with our outstanding house musicians Meschiya Lake and The Dizzy Birds. You will bring your own instrument  (or voice!) and have classes in small groups. You will also be part of the Swing Castle Camp Orchestra and rehearse with them throughout the week. As a highlight you will play a real concert with the orchestra to show what you will have learned. If you want to join this track please specify which instrument you want to have classes in when registering.