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BEBOP

Bebop is a new perspective for the jazz dance scene. This course focuses on post-war, post-swing, non-mainstream styles of jazz dance. Here, Alina will touch upon authentic American Bebop styles of the 1940s as well as UK Jazz dance language. You will discover how to improvise to more complicated jazz rhythms and phrasings and learn how to speed up your dancing while making it look easy and stylish at the same time. You will dance to bebop, cool and hard bop, latin jazz.

Mondays, Spank The Baby, 8pm
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UK JAZZ

Open course for learning the basics of underground club jazz dance styles of London dancefloors in the 1980s. From latin jazz to bebop musically, from funk, through street dances up to its artistic interpretations, this dance phomenon absorbed many visions of jazz and club music and dance, creating a new, independent jazz dance discourse in the UK. During the course we will learn the basics and the grounding aesthetic principles of two most prominent trands in UK club dance, UK jazz fusion (historically presented by IDJ dancers) and UK bebop (by Brothers-in-Jazz).

Mondays, Spank the Baby, 9 pm
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AUTHENTIC JAZZ

Learn (how to) dance history. This course focuses on the vernacular styles danced in America from the turn of the 20th century until the mid 1940s: from Cakewalks, Charleston, Blues, Jazz steps and Swing up to the beginning of the Bebop era. Alina will work with you on steps, basic jazz and blues rhythms, body movement, attitude and improvisation. For all the people out there who love solo dancing and want to take their physical and conceptual understanding of movement to a new level… authentic style!

Wednesdays, Swing Cats, 8 pm

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BLUES & ROOTS

The course explores the way we can train our bodies within the tradition of Afro-American body movement, from Afro dance and body isolations to the blues and jazz in order to achieve better understanding of dance's physical aspect and a quality of movement.

Mondays, Spank the Baby, 7 pm (Afro Roots)
Wednesdays, Swing Cats, 9 pm (Body Movement & Blues)
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TOTAL DANCER

The best dancer in couple is a good solo dancer. To be skillfull and creative in couple, you have to know first how to take control over your own body and jazz expression! Total dancer course, a solo course open for both leaders and followers, is destined for learning how to interpret the swing rhythmic and musicality in couple using jazz vocabulary. Course includes training of your footwork, body movement, musical aspects of swing and your creativity and expression!
Level: Int and up with lindy hop background


Wednesdays, Swing Cats, 7 pm

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What is JAZZ? / The Way We Play [Premiere]
"The Way We Play is The Way We Love"
Premiere of a longpiece choreography dedicated to the search of the contemporary dance language of Jazz and its Roots. Inspired / in a collaboration with Marquis Hill Blacktet.

The closest date - June 4th, Black Box Festival of Theatre and Dance.
photo - Artur Makarov
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New performance at Apolo - Frankie 104
Barcelona will celebrate world lindy-hop day on Sunday, May 27. Alina's new performance is featured in the program.
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The Black Box International Theatre and Dance Festival
"What Is Jazz?" full performance on the stage The Black Box International Theatre and Dance Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on June 4.
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Swing Fest 2018
Annual swing dance event in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 9-12.
Teaching Lindy hop with Fedor Nedotko and Jazz.
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JAZZ. summer tour
Series of exclusive master classes on history, evolution and contemporary perspective of jazz dance.
St. Petersburg . 11-21/06
Barcelona . 29/06-1/07
Berlin . 21-22/07
Kyiv . 4-5/08
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BeSwing Festival 2018
Costa Brava, Spain, June 22-24
Teaching lindy-hop with Fedor Nedotko, performing
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b12 contemporary dance festival
Alina will be taking part in Lali Ayugade performance project for 2 weeks in July in Berlin, with several final shows at the Dock theatre.
Bluesila 2018
Annual blues dance event in Vilnius, Lithuania, August 17-19.
Teaching Blues and Afro-American Body Movement.
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Swing Castle Camp 2018
Annual swing dance event in Beesendedt Castle, Germany, September 21-27.
Teaching Lindy hop with Fedor Nedotko, taking part in talks and lectures.
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