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
    evening talk
  • 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
    competitions

 

For details check schedule.

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

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

Thursday (10th March)
20.30 – 21.30 Talk with Sep
“Blues – why it’s relevant to us”
21.30 – 22.30 Yavor & Sonia (Taster)
“Follow the flow”

FRIDAY

Friday (11th March)
Ceglana room (DanceBook Academy)
10.00 – 13.00 Slowdrag and Blues Dance Track
Sep & Genia
Open class (Loft r. DBA) Open class (Grande r. DBA) Open solo class (Ceglana r. DBA)
14.00 – 15.00 Alexey & Ola
“Frankie’s sweetheart”
Vilmantas & Migle
“Shim Sham: couple edition”
Krystyna
“Into improvisation”
15.15 – 16.15 Vassiliki & Alexandros
“Lindy Hop steps inspired by old clips”
Yavor & Sonia
“Grande Finale!”
Krystyna
“Authentic Jazz and body awareness – improve the quality of your movement!”
20.00 – 21.00 Alexey & Ola (Taster)
“5,6,7 freeze!”
21.00 Open JnJ Prelims
0.00 Open JnJ Finals
1.30 Solo Contest

SATURDAY

Saturday (12th March)
Intermediate – advanced
(Big room at Rytm Dance Studio)
Intermediate – advanced +
(Ceglana DBA)
Advanced
(Loft DBA)
Advanced +
(Grande DBA)
SOLO 1
(Big RDS)
SOLO 2
(Loft DBA)
10.00 – 10.45 X Level check (Grande DBA) X
11.00 – 12.00 Martynas & Elze Alberto & Alice Daniel & Frida Hector & Sonia
12.00 – 13.00 Martynas & Elze Alberto & Alice Daniel & Frida Hector & Sonia
13.15 – 14.15 Daniel & Frida Hector & Sonia Martynas & Elze Alberto & Alice
15.00 – 16.00 Daniel Alice
16.00 – 17.00 Daniel Alice
20.00 – 21.00 Vassiliki & Alexandros (Taster)
“Music is the true leader”
21.00 Advanced JnJ Prelims
0.45 Advanced JnJ Finals

SUNDAY

Sunday (13th March)
Intermediate – advanced
(Big RDS)
Intermediate – advanced +
(Ceglana DBA)
Advanced
(Loft DBA)
Advanced +
(Grande DBA)
SOLO 1
(Big RDS)
SOLO 2
(Loft DBA)
11.00 – 12.00 Alice Daniel
12.00 – 13.00 Alice Daniel
14:00 – 15:00 Hector & Sonia Daniel & Frida Alberto & Alice Martynas & Elze
15:15 – 16:15 Alberto & Alice Martynas & Elze Hector & Sonia Daniel & Frida
16:15 – 17:15 Alberto & Alice Martynas & Elze Hector & Sonia Daniel & Frida
21.00 – 22.00 Vilmantas & Migle (Taster)
“Caroline Shag”
23.00 Strictly Lindy Prelims
0.45 Strictly Lindy Finals
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 on Friday morning.
    You don’t need to own any of RWF passes to get this one.
    All the RWF 2022 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 FP

    SOLD OUT

    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

    SOLD OUT

    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

    SOLD OUT

    tasters classes
    4 parties with live music

    Weekend Party Pass

    70 EUR

    2 taster classes (Friday & Saturday)
    2 parties with live music (Friday & Saturday)



  • Slowdrag and Blues track

    SOLD OUT

    3-hour workshop with Sep and Genia on Friday morning.
    You don’t need to own any of RWF passes to get this one.

    55 EUR



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 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.