Retro Weekend Festival

  • 10-13 MARCH 2022
    WARSAW, POLAND

     

     

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  • After 1 year break due to pandemic Retro Weekend Festival is coming back! 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 THE LAST EVENT BEFORE pandemic & we are committed to bring it back to all of us! Join us in Warsaw for RETRO WEEKEND FESTIVAL 2022.

     

PARTIES

 

  • Thursday

    taster class
    party with live music
  • Friday

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

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

    taster class
    party with live music

 

For details check schedule.

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

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

Thursday (10th March)
21.00 – 22.00 Yavor & Sonia (Taster)

FRIDAY

Friday (11th March)
Open 1 Open 2 Open solo
15.00 – 16.00 Alexey & Ola Vilmantas & Migle Genia
16.15 – 17.15 Vassiliki & Alexandros Yavor & Sonia Genia
20.00 – 21.00 Alexey & Ola (Taster)

SATURDAY

Saturday (12th March)
Intermediate – advanced Intermediate – advanced + Advanced Advanced + SOLO 1 SOLO 2
10.00 – 10.45 X Level check X
11.00 – 12.00 Martynas & Elze Alberto & Jo Daniel & Frida Hector & Sonia
12.00 – 13.00 Martynas & Elze Alberto & Jo Daniel & Frida Hector & Sonia
13.15 – 14.15 Daniel & Frida Hector & Sonia Martynas & Elze Alberto & Jo
15.00 – 16.00 Daniel Jo
16.00 – 17.00 Daniel Jo
20.00 – 21.00 Vassiliki & Alexandros (Taster)

SUNDAY

Sunday (13th March)
Intermediate – advanced Intermediate – advanced + Advanced Advanced + SOLO 1 SOLO 2
11.00 – 12.00 Jo Daniel
12.00 – 13.00 Jo Daniel
14:00 – 15:00 Hector & Sonia Daniel & Frida Alberto & Jo Martynas & Elze
15:15 – 16:15 Alberto & Jo Martynas & Elze Hector & Sonia Daniel & Frida
16:315 – 17:15 Alberto & Jo Martynas & Elze Hector & Sonia Daniel & Frida
21.00 – 22.00 Vilmantas & Migle (Taster)
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.

VENUES

– Nowy Świat Muzyki (Nowy Świat 63 street)
– Biblioteka Rolnicza (Krakowskie Przedmieście 66 street)
– Riviera (Warynskiego 12 street)
– Stefan Starzyński Monument (Bankowy Square, next to Costa Cafe)
– LXXXI Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Aleksandra Fredry (Miła 7 street)
– Gimnazjum nr 37 im. K.K. Baczyńskiego (Niska 5 street)
– Szkoła Podstawowa nr 32 z Oddziałami Integracyjnymi im. Małego Powstańca (Edelmana 2 street)
– Technikum Poligraficzne (Stawki 14 street)

PRICE

  • EARLY Lindy Hop FP

    140 EUR

    regular, open and tasters classes
    4 parties with live music

    Lindy Hop Full Pass

    170 EUR

    regular, open and tasters classes
    4 parties with live music

  • EARLY Solo Jazz FP

    120 EUR

    regular, open and tasters classes
    4 parties with live music

    Solo Jazz Full Pass

    150 EUR

    regular, open and tasters classes
    4 parties with live music


  • Party Pass

    95 EUR

    tasters classes
    4 parties with live music




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 28 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 Shim Sham Routine and basic Authentic Jazz elements, like Suzzy Q, Opposites, Fall of the Log.

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. 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 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.