Retro Weekend Festival

  • 9-12 MARCH 2023
    WARSAW, POLAND

     

     

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  • Are you ready for a weekend in Warsaw filled with inspirational classes and legendary Retro parties? This year we’re coming back with EVEN MORE live music and the same party spirit as always – prepare yourself for the truly legendary experience

    In the second weekend of March Warsaw will again turn into the Capital of Swing & we would love to see all you dancers here with us. We have some epic memories from previous editions & we are committed to bring it back to all of us! Join us in Warsaw for RETRO WEEKEND FESTIVAL 2023.

PARTIES

 

  • Thursday

    taster class
    party with live music
    evening talk
  • Friday

    taster class
    party with live music
    3 bands!
    retro boutiques
    competitions
  • Saturday

    taster class
    party with live music
    3 bands!
    retro boutiques
    competitions
  • Sunday

    taster class
    2 bands
    competitions

 

For details check schedule.

You won’t be able to buy ticket at the door.

SCHEDULE

Thursday



Thursday
21:00 – 22:00 Taster: Yavor & Sonia

Friday

Friday
Open Class Lindy Hop 1 Open Class Lindy Hop 2 Open Class Solo
10.00 – 13.00 TBA TBA
14.00 – 15.00 Yavor & Sonia William & Jessy Genia
15.15 – 16.15 Robin & Leaticia Spela & Janez Genia
20:00 – 21:00 Taster: Robin & Leticia

Saturday

Saturday
INT – ADV INT – ADV + ADV ADV + SOLO INT-ADV SOLO INT-ADV+ SOLO ADV
10.00 – 10.45 Level check
11.00 – 12.30 Peter & Elze Daniel & Frida Hector & Sonia Alberto & Alice
12.45 – 14.15 Alberto & Alice Peter & Elze Daniel & Frida Hector & Sonia
15.00 – 16.00 Hector Sep Alice
16.00 – 17.00 Hector Sep Alice
20:00 – 21:00 Taster: William & Jessy

Sunday

Sunday
INT – ADV INT – ADV + ADV ADV + SOLO INT-ADV SOLO INT-ADV+ SOLO ADV
11.00 – 12.00 Sep Alice Sonia
12.00 – 13.00 Sep Alice Sonia
13:30 – 15:00 Hector & Sonia Alberto & Alice Peter & Elze Daniel & Frida
15:15 – 16:45 Daniel & Frida Hector & Sonia Alberto & Alice Peter & Elze
21:00 – 22:00 Taster: Spela & Janez
This is a preliminary schedule which still can be a subject to small changes.

 

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    Open class

    Friday’s classes ONLY for full pass owners. We’ve prepared for you 6 classes on various topics, so take a look at the schedule and decide which classes suit you the best.

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    Taster

    A lesson just before the party. We invite all festival’s participants (both full pass and party pass owners) to join taster class! If you are interested in tasters’ topics, you can find them in our schedule.

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    Lindy Hop workshops

    Classes will be held on 4 levels (from intermediate – advanced to advanced +). Please read carefully levels description befeore registration. There will be levels check for advanced & advanced+ groups.

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    Solo workshops

    If you signed up for Solo, you don’t have to attend to audition. Please, pick up your wristband at the registration desk during Friday party.

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    Slowdrag and Blues track

    3-hour workshop with Sep and Genia or Daniel Larrson on Friday morning.
    You don’t need to own any of RWF passes to get this one.
    All the RWF 2023 terms and conditions are valid for the participants.

VENUES

All the workshop classes will be held at DanceBook Academy (Al. Prymasa Tysiąclecia 76) and Rytm Dance Studio (Al. Prymasa Tysiąclecia 66) next to Metro Młynów station.
The parties and taster classes will take place at Dom Technika NOT (Czackiego 3/5)

PRICE


  • EARLY Lindy Hop Full Pass

    170 EUR

    Lindy Hop Full Pass

    190 EUR


  • EARLY Solo Jazz Full Pass

    140 EUR

    Solo Jazz Full Pass

    160 EUR


  • Party Pass

    120 EUR


  • Extra tracks

    TBA


LEVELS

Lindy Hop Track

Intermediate – Advanced

You’ve been taking regular Lindy Hop classes for at least 12 months and attended a few local workshops already. This even may not be the first international event for you. You feel comfortable with mixing basic rhythms: groove walks, charleston, triple steps and incorporate some swing-out variations to your dancing. You dance to different tempos: 120 – 180 bpm with ease. You wish to learn more fancy patterns but still feel the need of improving your technique.

Intermediate – Advanced +

You’ve been dancing Lindy Hop for minimum 18 months – regular classes, attending socials and some local and international workshops. You dance to various tempos: 110 – 200 bpm incorporating different rhythms, patterns and creating your own variations. You’ve probably also tried some other swing dances, like Balboa, Blues or Shag and still are hungry of knowledge and alternative ideas that may improve your dancing skills.

Advanced

That is the level where you switch the “autopilot” off and become more creative with your dancing. You eventually dance to any tempo – super slow or extra fast – doesn’t matter. You dance many different variations and feel very comfortable with your basics and now are trying to explore the musicality more, changing moves and rhythms with the flow. You feel this is the time to get into your dance technique more – searching for new ways of connection, switching roles, working on the quality more than learning new figures.

Advanced +

You can honestly call yourself a Lindy Hop dancer. You attend international festivals regularly and found all the previous level descriptions as checked. Most probably you teach Lindy Hop locally. You basically can do both: lead or follow and understand different means of getting into nice connection. On one hand you feel very experienced but on the other need to learn swing-out again ;).

Solo Track

Intermediate-Advanced

You’ve been dancing Solo Authentic Jazz / Solo Charleston for at least 12 months (maybe 6, if you had danced Lindy Hop before). You are familiar with the steps from ShimSham choreography such as stomps, Tacky Annie, pushes, half breaks, boogie back and forward.

Intermediate-Advanced+

You know the most popular solo routines (including Shim Sham, Tranky Doo, Big Apple – at least till the “London Bridge” ? ). You feel comfortable with your body and do not need a dance partner to hit the dancefloor during the party. You seek new rhytmical challenges and would like to improve your improvisational skills.

Advanced

You are simply very good at Authentic Jazz 😉 and looking for new inspirations and fresh ideas. Solo jam circles seem to drag you in and probably you also have joined some solo competitions already. At the same time you feel the need to work on your rhythms, movement quality and body awareness more and more.

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  • HOW TO GET HERE?

     

    If you don’t have a car don’t worry. We prepared a cheat sheet for you with all options for transportations.