Come ogni anno, Policoro in Swing ospita grandi nomi della scena internazionale. Quest'anno, siamo lieti di avere con noi alcuni dei nostri insegnanti più amati, band e dj che ormai fanno parte della grande famiglia di Policoro in Swing, insieme a nuovi nomi che siamo sicuri apprezzerete!
Marcus & Bärbl
Gas & Alba
Nicolas & Mikaela
Matteo De Stefano
Stefano & Giulia
Morris & Marcella
Ilario & Egle
Emanuele & Katha
Madrid Hot Jazz Band
The Hot Sugar Band
Swing Hera Orchestra
Renato Gattone Plays Django Reinhardt
This year Marcus and Bärbl celebrate their 25th dance anniversary. Over all these years they shared their passion for vintage dances. They are internationally known for their commitment within the swing community. With their contagious energy and their profound knowledge, they made already the first and the third edition of Policoro in Swing unforgettable. We are really proud and happy that they will be back at Policoro in Swing 2016
Martynas Stonys is a leader in the Lithuanian swing dance scene. He combines fun, great teaching, dance technique and helps you enjoy dancing more than ever! Martynas is one of the founders of Hoppers’ Dance Studio, which is famous for producing new Lindy Hop talents and some incredible viral dance videos on the internet. “My one and most important goal of every class I teach is to make sure my students have great time, so they want to come back for the next one. They can’t improve if they don’t come back. I always try to make classes fun, starting with something basic, so less experienced students can catch up, and then adding more advanced movements and variations, so everyone learns something new.” “I always make sure both leaders and followers receive the same amount of attention. Lindy Hop is a dance for two people. It is so much more fun when both partners are dancing, and not just leading or following.”
Probably the one or the other of you had the chance to meet Abeth Farag last year at Policoro in Swing. As founder of the vintage dance school "Swing Station” located in Lisbon and organizer of the “Atlantic Swing Festival”, her mission is to spread these wonderful dances all over the country. Abeth is not only full of energy, but full of ideas and a real source of inspiration always inventing new and playful choreographies. You can look forward to inspiring Vintage Jazz classes. Besides Vintage Jazz classes, Abeth will put the perfect dance tunes as DJ during our parties in order to guarantee that any foot will stand still. For sure you will see Abeth dancing even behind the mixing console!
Policoro in Swing 2016 will also offer a Blues Dance workshop. How amazing is this? And do you know who is going to introduce you into the magic of Blues (and believe us it is really magical)? We proudly present Gas & Alba! Alba started swing dancing because the swing people were exactly the crowd she was looking for in a new city, with the time dancing on the dance floor led her to ecstasy. She loves all the different dance styles of the swing era: Lindy Hop, Blues, Authentic Jazz, all of which she trains in and teaches regularly. At Policoro in Swing you will have the chance to feel her passion for dance that she is eager to share with you. Gastón “Gas” Fernández is specialized in vintage dance styles including Lindy Hop, Charleston, authentic jazz, Balboa, Blues and Tango. As a former gymnast he is known in the swing dance community for his powerful acrobatics and aerials, while his background in Tango gives his blues style drama and strength, grounded in a sensitive connection with his partner. Gastón’s passion for swing has taken him around the world and he will be also present at Policoro in Swing in order to introduce you into the wonderful world of Blues. Blues lovers and those who want to become some, do you really want to miss this?
Isabella has been done different types of dances since she was a child. She has been in the entertainment business for a long time, dancing as well as singing. She is a well-known international dancer, teaches and performs around the globe, exhilarating students and audiences of all ages. Isabella is often mentioned as one of the top three followers in the world. She is well-known for her crazy style and her great expression. Her professional career started in Italy 2002, with a quick start of claiming several titles in numerous international competitions as well as teaching across the world together with Vincenzo Fesi.
Pontus has been dancing continuously since he was 5 years old, actively competing (since the age of 6) and started teaching professionally as a 16-year old. After graduating, he moved to Stockholm in 2008 to evolve his dancing, being offered membership of the dance company Harlem Hot Shots. He has since then been spreading the dance on a full-time basis through shows and competitions, not to mention, teaching.
Isabella and Pontus started to actively dance together January 2011. In this short time dancing together they have won the hearts of audiences around the world and been able to collect a bunch of titles like Swedish Champions 2011/2012/2013/2014 in Boogie Woogie; Swedish Champions 2011/2012/2013/2014 in Lindy Hop; Vice World Champions 2011/2012/2013 in Boogie Woogie; World Champions 2014 in Boogie Woogie; 1st place World Cup 2011 in Lindy Hop; 3rd place in the famous ILHC 2011 ( strictly Lindy Champions division); 1st place at the famous ILCH 2012 ( Invitation strictly division); 3rd at ILCH ( Classic division); 2nd place at the famous ILHC 2013 ( strictly Lindy Champions division); 2nd World Lindy Hop Championship 2012.
Agnieszka and Grzegorz are boogie woogie dancing siblings, who started to dance with each
other in the beginning of 2009. Of course Grzegorz has been dancing since 1998 and
Agnieszka only from 2004, but only in 2009 under some circumstances they decided to start
a career together. Under the eye of Grzegorz Kowalczyk, they started to compete in Poland
as Swingstep.pl club, and also started to compete internationally. Their first international
succes was in 2009 in Maribor, where they got the 5th place in the World Cup. But their
career boomed in the April of 2011 when they started to break the scandinavian "monopoly"
of final couples. They also managed to get the 3rd place in World Championship in Stuttgart
2011. They also took part in many TV- shows in Poland, competing in Talent Shows, or just
dancing for promotion of Swing Dance Styles.
They decided to end their career in 2016 reaching highest results in their lives, becoming
European Champions and Vice World Champions.
Agnieszka and Grzegorz are giving their own style and new look to Boogie Woogie. Their
dance technique is a combination of many different techinques with an extra touch of Polish
style, which gives them a unique feeling. It is also said that they are not only good dancers
but also excellent teachers.
- Vice World Champions 2016
- European Champions 2016
- World Master Titile for winning overall ranking in 2015
- Polish Champions 2011-2017
- Bronze medals on World Championships 2011, 2013
- Bronze medals on European Championship 2014
- multiply finalist and podium on World Masters Boogie Woogie Competitions
- finished on 2nd place in World Rankinglist WRRC 2016
Probably the longest legs in Boogie Woogie! What we do know is that she is one of the top dancers on the scene today. Always surrouded by dancing and music, she began dancing boogie woogie at the age of 19. She and her brother, Gzregorz, formed a partnership and rised to the top of the competitionscene in 2011. Always with a unique style and a smile on her face, look for awesome moves and technique, both while teaching and on the dancefloor. Nowadays she is teaching on an international level and is, allongside her brother, at the top part of the rankings in competitions
Dancing since the age of six, he discovered boogie woogie at the age of eight, and have never looked back. He started to teach dancing internationally in 2011 when together with his sister Agnieszka, they jumped inbetween the top couples. He’s main aim in dancing is to have fun, playing with music, comforting his dancepartner, always being yourself and keeping your own style. He loves to see when followers smile and enjoy the dance with him. In class he is a tough, but also funny teacher. Concerned about good connection and relaxation to make dance enjoyable and funny.
Sembrava dovesse fare la musicista classica dopo 11 anni passati a studiare viola classica e poi jazz al conservatorio A. Boito di Parma e invece…La vita l’ha portata altrove, in tanti posti vicini e lontani alla ricerca di qualcosa che aveva già. Adora fare la selezionatrice. “Non conta dove o come stai: la musica è sempre con te” Quasi musicista, quasi lindy hopper, sicuramente appassionata visceralmente di jazz, blues e swing, vi porterà dalle rive del Mississippi ad Harlem passando per West e East coast, arrivando all’Europa dello swing della liberazione per ballare lindy, balboa e tutto quello che la musica vi chiede!
Valeria Bonfanti lombarda di origini, fin dall’età di 5 anni comincia a danzare fino a conseguire il diploma di Ballerina Tersicorea e Istruttrice di Danza alla S.P.I.D. Dance Academy a Milano diretta da Marta Levis, non smette mai di approfondire le sue conoscenze nel mondo della danza a 360° fino a scoprire il mondo Swing ed è stato amore a prima vista. Ha insegnato e insegna in grandi scuole di danza, danza classica, moderna, tip tap, lindy hop e charleston, assistente a grandi Maestri e coreografi tra cui Giovanni Lampugnani e Brian Bullard. Ha calcato i palcoscenici come quello del Teatro Alla Scala, Carcano, Elfo Puccini, invitata come ospite a diversi festival Swing. Ha fatto diversi spot pubblicitari. La vediamo come suo lavoro più recente nella pubblicità della TIM al fianco di JSM che ha lanciato un nuovo stile Neoswing. Il suo talento l'ha portata a partecipare ad Italia's Got Talent edizione 2017 fino ad arrivare alle semifinali.
La passione per la musica porta Dj Arpad a sviluppare delle serate che spaziano dallo Swing anni 40 al rock’n’roll fino alla musica degli anni 60. In duo con la dj ed organizzatrice romana Lalla Hop, sono ideatori di diversi format dedicati al settore dello swing e del rock’n’roll, realizzando serate ed eventi danzanti a Roma che comprendono, musica dal vivo, dj set, burlesque and dancing show. A livello nazionale sono tra i più quotati dj del settore e collaborano con i maggiori festival e artisti nazionali. Conosciuti anche a livello internazionale. Hanno all’attivo diverse partecipazioni in festival europei: (Germania, Spagna, Svizzera).
Do you already know Stefano Tertulliani & Giulia Cicerale? Not yet? Here we go… Stefano discovers African-American music initially through Capoeira, Hip Hop and Reggae. He makes several experiences in couple dances and more recently in Boogie Woogie. Shortly after he falls in love with Lindy Hop which turns out to be the perfect dance for him combining his passion for dance and music. He participates in various workshops and international events. His association “Dusty Jazz” which he establishes together with Giulia Cicerale is meant to spread the joy of this dance and their passion for Lindy Hop. Within its context, Stefano works as teacher, performer, musician and event organizer. Ever since, Giulia is fascinated by swing music and vintage atmosphere. She discovers the dance through her theatre studies. Before falling in love with Lindy Hop in Spain, she dedicates herself to other couple dances, such as Tango Argentino. Together with Stefano, she keeps travelling around Europe in order to participate in international events which make them develop and perfect their individual style. As vice president of “Dusty Jazz” she works as teacher, performer, choreographer and event manager.
We proudly present one of the bands playing at Policoro in Swing 2016! The awesome Madrid Hot Jazz Band from Spain! And what would be better than a Band Battle? Against who? Stay tuned... But we can already tell you that it is going to be 'caliente'!
Chiara begins as a child with the modern jazz dance, tries african rhythms and studies for more then 10 years contemporary dance, performing with professional companies. Great fan of any kind of black music, she starts to dig in the afroamerican dance culture: she inspires her earlier productions to the musical shows from the 50's and 60's and then, moving back through the time, she finally lands in the Swing Era. When she met Lindy Hop she felt she found what she was looking for and when she discovered Charleston and Jazz Roots, she felt at home. Now she fell in love with Blues dance, solo and couple, and started to organize Blues classes and parties. From 2008 she travels to take part to festivals and competitions; from 2009 she teaches, runs events and produce shows. She has been one of the very first lindy hoppers in Torino and the absolute pioneer of Charleston and Jazz Roots scene. From 2014 she is member of the Dusty Jazz Association and co-organizer of Swing Train Festival.
It is a great honor for us to host Hot Sugar Band, considered the number one Swing band in the world. Seven great musicians (trumpet,clarinet,sax,piano,guitar,doubIe bass, drums) are the member of a real swinging time machine. One that takes you right back to the 1930’s ballrooms of Harlem, straight in to the golden age of Jazz. With genial arrangements they bring classics with Fats Waller, Count Basie, Fletcher WaIIen and Django Reinhardt back to life for the audience to enjoy. Learn more about Hot Sugar Band on www.hotsugarband.fr
Per la prima volta a Roma arriva la grande Gunhild Carling. Polistrumentista, cantante, compositrice, arrangiatrice e performer, Gunhild è un’artista a tutto tondo. E’ conosciuta per essere una grande interprete del trombone, ma l’abbiamo vista suonare cornamusa, arpa, tromba – beh, anche tre trombe insieme! -mentre dirige una band, cantando e ballando. Ha la stoffa della grande diva, ed I suoi concerti sono veri e propri spettacoli, in cui l’energia esplosiva che sa mettere in circolo rende ogni performance unica ed indimenticabile.
Alessio Grimaldi, in arte Ale G, è un dj swing che offre al pubblico degli appassionati una proposta musicale in continua evoluzione, ispirata dalla passione per la contaminazione tra generi, sound e linguaggi musicali. Originario di Napoli e residente a Roma, lavora da oltre un decennio sulla scena italiana ed internazionale. Con radici nella musica elettronica che lo hanno portato a suonare con artisti del calibri di Skrillex, Sean Paul, Pendulum ed EPMD propone un dj set pure swing dagli anni 20/30 fino alle nuove band swing fino a toccare punte di elettronica contaminata. E’ stato Insegnante di djing x la “Percento musica”.
Nejc Zupan is one of the founders of the new swing age era in Slovenia and started swing dancing back in 2004. He is one of the main culprits in popularizing lindy hop in Slovenia in the early 2000s. His swing dance experience is a collection of many international workshops. Nejc uses experience from modern movement theatre, music, and classical theatre to bring a fresh and fun approach to teaching and developing swing dance. He pays special attention to jazz moves and musicality, both essential to swing dancing. Since 2010, he has been teaching different swing dances — Lindy hop, Balboa, Charleston, Blues — at the Dansa dance school and has extensive experience with teaching abroad in international workshops. He has also competed in many international competitions, winning quite a few (Lindy Shock, Rock That Swing,…).
Originally from Italy, Adamo is full time dance teacher and organiser based in London. He loves the craziness of Lindy Hop, the precision of Balboa and the intensity of Blues dancing. He loves social dancing, competing, listening to music, reading and watching videos. But what makes Adamo’s dancing life worthwhile is the commitment, enthusiasm, energy of his students and everybody else around this beautiful community of dancers. Vicci is a dancer, teacher and event organiser based in London, UK. There is nothing she loves more in the world than dancing! She has a broad knowledge of dance and the body, training initially as a solo dancer and gaining a 1st class honours degree in Dance and Choreography, and a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology. Her background in a variety of solo dances has been invaluable in her partner dancing, and she approaches her dancing with grace, fluidity and intense body awareness. Adamo and Vicci joined forces in 2012 to teach regular Lindy and blues classes in London and abroad. Both trained teachers, they love to create new and intuitive ways to communicate technical concepts to their students. Their lessons can be interactive and interdisciplinary involving drawing, discussions, giant elastic bands and even chopsticks!!! They have an incredible chemistry on the dance floor, bringing intensity, elegance and musicality to the dance. Their passion for dancing is evident in their inspiring classes, giving dynamic and energetic lessons with a focus on creativity, developing a relationship with the music, and encouraging dancers to find their own dancing voice. They are really excited to be back in Oxford and teach at the first ever Oxford Swing Festival!
Jessie is a very sun-shy Perth red-headed jazz singer who enjoys swing music, dancing in her kitchen to Otis Redding, eating cheese at any given opportunity and singing in the shower and every other (shaded) venue. Her main musical passion is jazz, blues and roots music. Jessie has toured the world, performing in South East Asia, Germany, France, Spain and the UK. She has been nominated for 16 Fringe Awards and has won 8 Music and Cabaret Awards at Fringe World. Jessie works with many different bands in Perth including Sassafras, The Darling Buds of May, Apocalypse Lounge, Cottontail Trio, Stratosfunk, The Dirty Blues Band, Perth Cabaret Collective as well as The Jessie Gordon Duo, Trio and Quartet. She also occasionally picks up a ukulele and dons a smashing suit to sing with Libby Hammer in the Anatomically Incorrect Gentlemen.
Il progetto nasce da un’idea di Renato Gattone, contrabbassista jazz d’origine
abruzzese ma romano d’adozione, promotore di numerose iniziative culturali legate
al jazz e al Gypsy Jazz (Ideatore e Organizzatore del Festival Jazz Manouche per il
Villacelimontana Jazz Festival di Roma nelle edizioni 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 n.b. nel 2012 il
Villacelimontana Jazz Festival non si è svolto) vede la partecipazione di altri due
musicisti professionisti affermati sulla scena nazionale e internazionale: Augusto
Creni e Gianfranco Malorgio
Il trio formato da due chitarre manouche e un contrabbasso esegue un repertorio
basato sulla musica del grande chitarrista belga Django Reinhardt senza
tralascaire i classici standard americani dell’epoca degli anno 30’ e 40’.
Renato Gattone: contrabbasso
Augusto Creni: chitarra manouche
Gianfranco Malorgio: chitarra manouche
When not fine tuning plans to take over the world, Gosia can be found on the dance floors all over Europe ( ...and abroad ) , realising her new projects and creating dance adventures. Gosia found Swing dancing whilst looking for a way to express her love of music and vintage style. Starting with Tap and Authentic Jazz, she quickly came to discover Lindy Hop, Balboa, St Louis and Collegiate Shag. From these days she has continuously trained, seeking inspiration by traveling around the world. When teaching Gosia focuses on connection, a strong foundation from which the character of each partner can find expression in individual style. Teacher, Performer, Choreographer 2012 - Teacher at Swingout.pl (Warsaw - Poland) 2014 - Teacher at Swing Patrol (London- Poland) 2014/2016 - Teacher at Shag Pile (London) 2015 - Performer at Bee's Knee's -London Flappers 2015 - Performer/Choreographer for Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland) 2016 - Teacher at Shag'n'Road (Italy-Switzerland-Croasia-Slovenia) 2016/2017 - Teacher at Vintage Club ( Munich - Germany) 2017 - Teacher at Swingin'Genova ( Genova - Italy) Teaching at many international Festivals.
William Pisani inizia a ballare all’età di 9 anni presso la scuola di ballo Benny’s Band di Assago (Milano). Oggi è ballerino ed istruttore presso quest’ultima in differenti discipline: Boogie-Woogie, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop e Caraibici. Fa attualmente parte insieme alla sua partner della nazionale Italiana di Boogie-Woogie, con 5 finali in coppa del mondo, insieme occupano la sesta posizione nella Ranking List Mondiale di Boogie-Woogie nella massima categoria: Main Class. Per due volte Campione Italiano nella categoria Junior, e per tre volte nella categoria Main Class. Campioni del titolo: World Couple Dance di West Coast Swing e Jitterbug a Torino.
Since Evgenia discovered Lindy Hop in 2002 she has taken every opportunity to learn and improve her knowledge of the dance by using her background in sports, her musical education, travelling to dance events and dancing in different scenes around the world, she quickly became a force to be reckoned with on the Swing Dance circuit. She started off as a social dancer later joining "The Swing Dance Company" a show group from St. Petersburg. She also attended and was placed highly in different competitions both in Russia and Europe. Over the years Evgenia has developed her dancing skills to a professional standard in Boogie Woogie, Charleston, Authentic jazz, Salsa and of course The Lindy hop. She is based in St.Petersburg, Russia and teaches Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie regularly in several schools in the city as well as globally with a variety of dance partners. Evgenia started to compete internationally as part of the Finnish National Team in 2014. At the time of her career as a competitor she became Finnish champion in boogie woogie, a finalist in several Boogie Woogie World Masters and Nordic Championship, she was as high as 4th in Boogie Woogie World ranking list as well as she was Finnish champion in Lindy Hop for 3 years in a row and silver medalist of Nordic Championship in Lindy hop.
A 23 anni si innamora del Jazz. Collabora attivamente nella realizzazione e organizzazione di rassegne a carattere nazionale ed internazionale. Nel 2010 tramite collaborazioni come musicista si avvicina all’organizzazione di eventi e alla produzione artistica in genere. Dal 2013 al 2015 dirige le attività artistiche e gestionali del Jazz Club Torino, producendo circa 500 concerti e numerose rassegne originali. Nel 2011, rapito dalle sue atmosfere, lancia la prima serata dedicata al Lindy Hop a Torino. Appassionato di musica, concentra la maggior parte dei suoi studi sullo sviluppo del Jazz all’inizio del secolo scorso. Attualmente collabora con l’Associazione Dusty Jazz nella produzione di serate e nella divulgazione della cultura Swing. Trombettista, suona nei ‘Dusty Jazz Blasters’, ed è direttore/arrangiatore della ‘Gatsby Orchestra’.
10 Ore di Lindy Hop +
4 Ore di Jazz or Shag
- Improver - Intermediate 01 - Intermediate 02 - Intermediate/Advanced - Advanced 01 - Advanced 02 Descrizione dettagliata dei livelli
8 Ore di Balboa +
“1 Ora di Balboa practice” +
4 Ore di Jazz or Shag
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8 Ore di Blues (7 in coppia + 1 Ora Solo) +
“1 Ora di Blues practice” +
4 Ore di Jazz or Shag
- Blues 1
- Blues 2
- Blues 3
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9 Ore di Boogie +
“1 Ora di Boogie practice” +
4 ore di Lab. Killer Boogie or Jazz or Shag
- Livello unico
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8 Ore di Lindy +
2 ore di Charleston
- Livello unico
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The HL classes will take place with at least 3 couples registered and will have maximum 15 couples admitted per class. The “HL Classes” are not included within the other workshop packs. For detailed information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject reference “HL Class”.
L'Hercules Village è il centro della vita di Policoro in Swing. E' ospitato presso il Circolo Nautico Acquarius (Google Map), che è situato in riva al mare e costruito completamente in legno. All'Hercules Village puoi soggiornare in bungalow con aria condizionata e servizi privati, puoi usufruire della spiaggia privata e partecipare ai corsi di vela ed alle varie attività sportive. I bungalow sono da 4, 6, 7 o 8 posti letto. Il soggiorno è riservato ai partecipanti al Dance Camp.
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