Swing Busters

Prague swing dance company

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Registration for SPRING term is now open!

The schedule of our classes for the spring term is now ready. You can find it in the Courses section. Beginners can sign up for courses L1.1 and if you…

New course for beginners!

We have new course for beginners taught by our teachers Guillaume and Marine from France. It will be english only course. The course starts on 19th of September at 18:15pm…

Mšeno swing weekend is coming!

Dear dancers, we are happy to announce that our traditional swing socialising weekend at swimming pool in Mšeno is on! 9-11 June 2017 There will be campfires, classes, games, sports,…

Who shakes that thing?

SWING KID NEVER SLEEPS

It don't mean a think
if it ain't got that swing!

Contact

Swing Busters s.r.o.

IČ: 046 97 359
DIČ: CZ04697359
Andrštova 1079/5, 180 00, Praha 8
zaps. v OR vedeném Městským soudem v Praze, oddíl C, vložka 252240

bank account: 2800926222/2010 (Fio banka, a.s.)
IBAN: CZ1020100000002800926222
BIC/SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX

COURSES & REGISTRATION

Klára Matysková
kurzy@swingbusters.cz

 

PRODUCTION

Jitka Hradilková
info@swingbusters.cz
+420 603 909 382

 

Timetable & level description

Our dance season is divided into 4 terms by 9 classes (one course equals 9 weeks of classes).
The courses follow one after another, so you can learn how to dance for the whole year (4 terms in a row).
There is often one week break in between every term. We intend to organise special dance parties, workshops or other events in these breaks.
Our terms of season 2017/2018 do start: 18.9. (autumn term), 27.11. (winter term), 12.2. (spring term) and 23.4. (summer term).

FIRST CLASS FOR NEWBIES FOR FREE (open classes excluded)!
COME AND TRY IF SWING DANCE IS FOR YOU.
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

If you have any questions concerning classes, private classes and payments, please contact us via email on kurzy@swingbusters.cz.

 
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
21:00
22:00
monday
18:15
 – 19:20
ENG ONLY
19:20
 – 20:25
20:25
 – 21:30
tuesday
18:15
 – 19:20
19:20
 – 20:25
20:25
 – 21:30
wednesday
19:20
 – 20:25
ENG ONLY
thursday
friday
17:10
 – 18:15
Open class
18:15
 – 20:15

Balboa Beginners

  • pure bal/bal swing (0-3 months of balboa dance experience)
  • course will cover: basic balboa steps, basic technique of lead&follow, basic footwork and simple basic variations

Balboa Intermediates

 

  • pure bal (3-6 months of balboa experience)
  • a must-know fro this level: confident basics (up hold/down hold), basic moves such as come around, lollies, out’n’in, toss-out
  • course will cover: pure bal technique, variation on the basic moves mentioned above

Dance party

What is a swing dance without the social aspect? Nothing.
As we all try to teach you the social dance, the best way to get better is to train – and you are fortunate – the training in this dance is actually the party itself!
So do not hesitate and come to have a dance with us, with others from your class or strangers too, it is all about fun anyway :).

Dance troupe INT/ADV

The dance troupe is open to anyone who wants to work on choreographies and performing style. In this course we work on how to improve your expression, how to create a choreo, how to perform. We also work on a choreography that we would love to show on some crazy party we organise :).

This course is target at the more experienced dancers – level intermediate/advanced.

Jazz Vocab Open class

– Jazz Vocab Open class is a weekly class of solo jazz dance aiming at those who want to enlarge their solo jazz vocabulary. Every week we will learn completely different moves, the classes material is therefore not related. That means you don’t need to register in advance or come every week, it can be your spontaneous Friday evening program who turns smoothly into our Practicas where you can practice other dance material gained throughout the week.
– The class is an open level – good for beginners and advance dancers too. There will always be a list of moves on the FB event for you to choose if that’s the moves you want to learn/practice.
– Great class to make up for your missed regular prepaid classes.

P.S. If you want to dig deeper into choreographies, technique, practicing of previously learned material, we also have a Solo jazz REGULAR class on Thursdays (7.20pm)

L1.0 Open class

Lekce open class is a special one. It last only 60 minutes in stead of our regular 70 minute classes and the structure is also different.
In our regular classes, where you need to register, we go in a slow pace, explain the details of the couple dancing and the classes material follows what has been taught the week before. We also choose one of the styles only for the 9 weeks.
In these Open classes, the approach is different, we dont want to talk details to you, we do different styles of swing to show you what it all contains so you can see if you’d like to stick to it or if it is not your cup of tea.
SO INTO THIS CLASS YOU CAN JUST DROP IN, TRY IT, PAY and come back next time or sing up for our regular classes (L1.1,L1.2 or if you are very talented then even L1.3).

L1.1 Lindy hop 6-count

  • lindy hop 6count
  • this is a complete beginners course where you do not need any previous experience with swing or any kind of dancing
  • we’ll cover: the history of swing, the basic rhythm structure, basic footwork and figures in the 6-count rhythm, the most important of all – the principle of leading and following

L1.2 Lindy Charleston I

  • charleston 20’s, lindy charleston (0-3 months of dance experience)
  • the course follows L1.1
  • we’ll cover: the history of swing, the basic rhythm structure, basic footwork and figures in the 6-count rhythm, the most important of all – the principle of leading and following

L1.3 Lindy hop 8-count

  • lindy hop 8count (3-5 months of swing dance experience)
  • we advise you to first take the course L.1 and/or L.2
  • we’ll cover: the basic footwork and variations in the 8-count rhythm, we’ll prepare you for more complex figures such as the Swing out and its variations

L2.0 Swing out drill

  • Lindy hop Swing out drillování (6-8 months of swing dance experience)
  • we need you to first take the L1.3 (otherwise speak to our teachers first)
  • focus on the basic figure called the Swing out – its complex technic and its variations

L2.1 Swing out variations I

  • 8-12 months of swing dance experience
  • deepening of the basics (knowledge of the Swing out is obligatory here), harder dance figures and variations, faster dance tempos

L2.2 Lindy Charleston II

  • 12-15 months of swing dance experience
  • lindy charleston – flying charleston, we advise you to have done the course L1.2
  • it repeats, relates and follows the material from L1.2 – flying charleston basics and variations, faster tempo and more detailed technic

L2.3 Swing out variations II

  • 15-18 months of swing dance experience
  • deepening of the basics (knowledge of the Swing out is obligatory here), harder dance figures and variations, faster dance tempos

L3.0 Lindy Hop Jam I

  • more than 1,5 years of swing dance experience (18-21 months)
  • very detailed lead & follow technic, more complex footwork variations and figures, faster speed of music, rhythm & musicality focus, combination of Lindy and Lindy Charleston

L3.1 Lindy Hop Jam II

  • 2 years of swing dance experience
  • deepening of the lead & follow technic, back to the basics through a detailed work allowing you to be more free in the couple dancing and to express yourself as a leader or follower to the music through understanding the rhythm and the structures more

L3.2 Lindy Hop Masters

  • 2,5 years of swing dance experience
  • In this course we work on a very detailed dance technic, we do challenging variations, the pace of learnigh and the speed of the music is much higher, we also cover different swing dances from Lindy hop that every so-called swing dancer should know.

Practicas

If you missed out something in class and want to work on it with your classmates/partner or work more on your dancing skills in general, you should come to Practicas! Practicas is the place for your own training so bring a video and get deep into it!
There will always be some of the SB teachers who you can ask for help or assistance if needed. Time for training is 2 hours and entry is 80 CZK.

Private classes

Beginner or advanced dancer, you can improve your style and technic taking a private class with one or two of our teachers. Please contact the chosen one directly :).

The prices differ depending on each teacher.

Routines

In this course we will focus on the well-known jazz & swing routines such as The Shim sham, Tranky doo, The Big apple, BigCal, California Routine and many more.

It is better to sign in couple even though you will work on solo choreographies.
Recommended level – more than 6 months of swing dancing.

Shag ADV

  • course for 1 year+ shag dance experience
  • course is focused on more advanced technique & moves variations

Shag BEG

  • Shag is the new sexy!
  • beginners course (for swing dancers as well as complete newbies)
  • the lectures will cover: the basics of Collegiate Shag (figures, postures, style) in so called double rhythm, as well as basics of lead&follow

Shag INT

  • double rhythm shag (3+ months of Shag dance experience)
  • course will cover: rhythm combinations, basic moves in open/close position and their variations, improving the lead & follow skills

Solo girls

  • for intermediate and upper level dancers in solo dance
  • This course is aimed at our followers who want to do a bit more of solo dance choreographies and technique with a bit more of lady touch added to their movement. And it is not just about dancing solo, this course will help ladies to feel more confident and free to express in the couple swing dance.
  • Taught by Marine in English.

Solo Jazz/ Solo Charleston BEG/INT

At this class you will learn how to move your body, to gain more power over it and control it better so you can better express the music, invent your own steps, create your own expression and become a better couple dance partner too!