Swingin’ The Good Old Times with Peter & Katja (SWE/SLO)

feat. Peter Loggins & Katja Završnik (SWE/SLO)

14.-16.12.2018, Merano (BZ)

REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN!

If you are interested in discovering the roots of Jazz/Swing Dance and Music – this is the place to be! In Dicember Peter & Katja will be back to share more of their knowledge about the early roots of partnered Jazz dancing.

All of this will happen in beautiful Merano during the super popular and well-liked Christmas Markets. By the way – this is one of the best moments to visit Merano, a tiny little town in Northern Italy, surrounded by snowy mountains! In addition to this very special event, you are welcome to enjoy the pre-christmas feeling, have some good food and wine or just relax at the beautiful thermal baths right next to our venue.

Come join us for an unforgettable weekend!

Are you ready for a travel through time?! Peter Loggins & Katja Završnik (SWE/SLO) will take us on a journey back in time to discover the roots of Swing Dancing! Starting from the very beginning with the Roots of Two Step – Two Step to 3/4 (Waltz) music to evolve to the Jazz Two Step, The Peabody and the Original Charleston.

The following topics will be part of the Dance- Workshop Program:

Saturday:

ROOTS OF TWO STEP – DANCING IN WALTZ TIME

Did you know that the roots of two step is Waltz?! That is….two step to 3/4 music! Be ready to learn more about this from Peter & Katja! And…be ready to finally learn some Waltz for Swing Dancers.

JAZZ YEARS TWO STEP

After discovering the early roots of Two Step which in the beginning had more of a Waltz feeling in this class we will evolve with the music and get more jassy.

THE ORIGINAL DIXIELAND ONE STEP

Blues, the earliest Dixieland and The Peabody (on Sunday) – dance through history with the One Step and apply it to your dancing today.

Sunday:

THE PEABODY

Did you know that Savoy Dancers, when a fast song was played,  did first Peabody by going around the ballroom, and when the song was going to end, they started to lindy hop?! In our opinion we should bring some of this back to the contemporary Swing /Lindy Hop scene – Don’t you?! Let’s do this!

THE ORIGINAL CHARLESTON

Let’s do some original partnered Charleston learning from the best!

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER TO CREATE YOURSELF

In the last class of the weekend we will put everything together and see how to use it in our daily Hoppers life!

LEVEL: This Workshop is suitable for all levels, besides total beginners,  as the material will be new for everyone. The only requirement is that you have done some Swing Dancing before (Lindy, Balboa or Shag) and that you have the skills to enjoy the social dancefloor with your partner.

We will have a Pre-party with Live Music on Friday, a Main Party with Live Music on Saturday and a Farewell Party on Sunday.

We are very happy to announce that also this year we will have the super talented Luca Filastro (piano) with us who will provide the most swingin’ Live Music with his Swing Friends! 😉

FRIDAY: Kurhaus (Meetingroom 1 & 2, entrance: Promenade Nr. 14 – next to the Christmas Market)

21:30 – 02:00 Preparty

Live Music by  Luca Filastro Swing Friends

Music Selection by Big Mama

SATURDAY: Kurhaus (Pavillon des Fleurs – entrance Corso Libertá Nr. 39/Freiheitsstraße 39)

21:00 – 21:30 Talk with Peter & Katja

21:30 – 03:00 Main Party

Live Music by  Luca Filastro Swing Friends feat. Lara Luppi

Music Selection by Big Mama

SUNDAY : Kurhaus (Meetingroom 1 & 2, entrance: Promenade Nr. 14 – next to the Christmas Market)

21:00 – 01:00 Farwell Party

Music Selection by Big Mama

SINGLE PARTY TICKETS

Special Price for groups (- 15%) of minimum 3 couples (3 Leads and 3 Follows).

IMPORTANT: Please write the name of your group in the notes when you book your party ticket. To get the discount please use the promo code “sgotpromo”.

È previsto lo sconto del 15% sul prezzo del biglietto della singola serata per i gruppi di almeno 3 coppie. Il gruppo deve essere composto da almeno 3 leaders e 3 followers.

IMPORTANTE: Al momento dell’iscrizione é necessario indicare il nome del gruppo nelle note. Il codice promozionale per usufruire dello sconto é “sgotpromo”

Here you go with the program of our special December weekend – check it out!

Check In:

Friday 21:30 – 00:00

Saturday 12:30 – 13:00 / 21:00 – 00:00

Sunday 12:45 – 13:00 / 21:30 – 00:00

As Peter & Katja will build up the material in class and we will progress together, it is recommended to partecipate in all classes.
Anyways, for the lazy ones there is also the one day option! ?

Workshop prices are ment by person and include also the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night Parties.

? EARLY BIRD ? * until 17.09.2018 *

-> FULL PASS – 150,00 € x pers.

includes all Saturday and Sunday classes 7,5 h + 3 parties

-> ONE DAY TICKET – 115,00 € x pers.

includes Saturday OR Sunday Classes (just one day, all classes) + 3 parties

? REGULAR BIRD ? * after 17.09.2018 *

-> FULL PASS – 170,00 € a pers.

includes all Saturday and Sunday classes 7,5 h + 3 parties

-> ONE DAY TICKET – 135,00 € a pers.

includes Saturday OR Sunday Classes (just one day, all classes) + 3 parties

SINGLE PARTY TICKETS

Special Price for groups (- 15%) of minimum 3 couples (3 Leads and 3 Follows).

IMPORTANT: Please write the name of your group in the notes when you book your party ticket. To get the discount please use the promo code “sgotpromo”.

È previsto lo sconto del 15% sul prezzo del biglietto della singola serata per i gruppi di almeno 3 coppie. Il gruppo deve essere composto da almeno 3 leaders e 3 followers.

IMPORTANTE: Al momento dell’iscrizione é necessario indicare il nome del gruppo nelle note. Il codice promozionale per usufruire dello sconto é “sgotpromo”

Registrations for Workshop Passes will open on September 2nd – Registrations for Party Passes on September 15th – be ready! ?

Get your tickets here!


The Workshop and the Night Parties will take place in the most beautiful and elegant Ballroom in town <3 The Kurhaus, a wonderful Jugendstil building will host our event also this year!

The Preparty on Friday Night we will take place in the Meetingrooms 1 + 2

The Workshops and main Party on Saturday will take place in the same building, but in a different room- the wonderful Pavillon des fleurs- make sure you use the right entrance in Corso Libertá Nr. 39/Freiheitsstraße 39

The Workshop on Sunday and the farewell Party will take place in the Meetingrooms 1 + 2 – same as the dance on Friday – entrance

FRIDAY (preparty): Kurhaus – entrance Promenade Nr. 14 (Christmas Market)

SATURDAY (main party & workshop): Kurhaus/Pavillon des Fleurs – entrance Corso Libertá Nr. 39/Freiheitsstraße 39

SUNDAY (farewell party): Kurhaus – entrance Promenade Nr. 14 (Christmas Market)

The event will take place in the very city center of Merano (Kurhaus, Passerpromenade- Freiheitsstraße). As Merano is very busy during the lovely Christmas Market period we recommend to find an accomodation as soon as possible!

On  Air b’nB’ and www.bookingaltoadige.com you can find some good deals – but don’t be late!

If you want to look for private hosting feel free to join our local swing community group Swing On! Südtirol & go for it!

We are very happy to announce that at Swingin’ The Good Old Times we will have an amazing Vintage Market!

OPENING HOURS:

Friday 21:30 – 00:00 / Saturday 15:00 – 18:00  21:30 – 00:00 / sunday 15:00 -18:00  21:30 – 00:00

At the Vintage Market you can find

Tranky Shoes (https://www.facebook.com/trankyshoes/)

Bloody Edith (https://www.facebook.com/BloodyEdith/)

Eliza (only on Friday) https://www.facebook.com/elizalabcreations/

Dressmaker Viola Clandestina (www.violaclandestina.it)

Fille Rouge Hair Accessoires (https://www.facebook.com/FilleRouge/)

ENJOy the video recap of our first edition of swingin’ the good old times

Peter & Katja have been in Merano in dicember 2017 to take as on a journey through time…