Concept

  • Authentic jazz classes
  • Three different training sessions
  • Dialogue between music and dance
  • Studying swing music and its roots
  • Dancers of all different abilities
  • Connecting people during guided training session
  • Unique experience of on-going progression
  • Flexible approach: 1, 2 or 3 of the teachers
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Teachers

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To achieve the dynamics in their dancing, Jazz Messengers are continuously developing a natural flow from one step to the next, they further enhance this through training and the synchronisation of rhythmical movement. As individuals, each member brings their own essence to the dance, but together they work as one, both in class and on stage.

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Parties

The ShoeKillers Band is a Swing-Jazz band from Kaunas. It was founded by Kaunas lindy hop dancers with a purpose to spread love for swing music and dance. They try to fill the dancefloor with a swing feel which drives dancers wild. The musicians share their energy, motivation and ideas to create something unforgetable

The ShoeKillers Band

The ShoeKillers band

DJs

Ola Zacharska

Ola Zacharska

DJ Ola

Rafał Rendak

Rafał Rendak

DJ Rene

Łukasz Kozłowski

Łukasz Kozłowski

DJ Łukasz

Taster

Shiney – crazy popper from Vietnam, representing Warszawski Funk and Who If Not You!? His first obsession was C-Walk – by imitating gangsters steps, young Việt has discovered that dancing is what he wants to do. Later on he tried Krump, and then Popping and Locking came across which he fell in love with. Popping has become his specialization since 2011 when he got back to his country of origin to learn it from Vietnamese dancers. Having achieved many successes at both Popping and Locking competitions, Shiney does not stop. In 2017 he started Authentic Jazz which brings him joy and makes him discover and understand more about styles that came from it – Popping and Locking.

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Đỗ Hoàng Việt ``Shiney``

Info on Friday and Sunday parties coming soon…

Nowy Świat Muzyki is a place well known on a Swing dance map. This is where the Saturday Party will take place. There will be no other parties included in the price of a Full Pass, but we’ll do our best to let you feel the spirit of Swing on Friday and Sunday on other parties organised by Warsaw Swing community.

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Registration

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Code of conduct

Capital Swing is dedicated to providing a welcoming and safe atmosphere for everyone, therefore all participants, teachers and volunteers at Jazz Messengers in Warsaw are required to comply with the following code of conduct. We are expecting cooperation from all attendees to help ensure safe enviroment for everybody.

Jazz Messengers in Warsaw is an event open to everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual-orientation, disability, size, appearance, race, spoken language or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassment via photography or recording, sustained disruption of workshops or other event procedings,  inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, in person or online.

Anyone engaging in this type of behavior will be warned and/or removed from the event without a refund at the organizer’s discretion.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of staff immediately or email at info@capitalswing.pl if you’d prefer. Organizers will help with notifying the authorities and assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe during our event. We are aware that social risks of speaking up may feel high but it will help us create a safer enviroment.

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Practical info

More info in our booklet here

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Schedule

SATURDAY/SUNDAY
TIME GROUP A GROUP B
10:00 - 11:15 1:15 h 1:15 h
11:15 - 11:25 BREAK BREAK
11:25 - 12:40 1:15 h 1:15 h
12:40 - 13:50 LUNCH BREAK (1:10 h) LUNCH BREAK (1:10 h)
13:50 - 14:50 1 h 1 h
14:50 - 15:00 BREAK BREAK
15:00 - 16:00 1 h 1 h
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Competitions

Solo jazz

  • Registration, prelims and the final during Saturday party
  • Dancers will dance to medium and fast tempo music
  • Preliminaries: all skate, tap in format (judge will touch your shoulder to nominate you)
  • All the dancers are more than welcome to take part in the competition
  • Beautiful prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) – full passes for: Seaside Swing Affair 2020, Intown Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz Festival in Izmir 2020; party passes for: Retro Weekend 2020 and Dragon Swing 2019

Short showcase

  • Your performance should last at least 30 seconds, but no longer than 45 seconds
  • Solo Jazz routine choreographed to music of your own choice
  • Please mind the fact that this is an authentic jazz showcase and swing out only if absolutely necessary
  • All the dancers are more than welcome to take part in the competition
  • Beautiful prizes (1st place only) – full passes for: Seaside Swing Affair 2020, Intown Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz Festival in Izmir 2020; party passes for: Retro Weekend 2020 and Dragon Swing 2019

Registration as individuals or as a team of 2 people by sending an e-mail to: info@capitalswing.pl till 24th of October (attach a song chosen for your show off)

About us

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Capital Swing Foundation

Capital Swing Foundation

Passionate hearts stolen by an exhilarating dance dating back to early 20th century, impromptu music originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans and crazy journeys full of new experiences. Dorota, Paweł, Marta, Michał, Sylwia i Michał – their lives flow to the rhythm of swing music.

Our biggest dream and a main goal of Capital Swing Foundation is to make the most creative dance teachers and the best jazz musicians more available for a swing community in Warsaw. We contribute to fast progress of a local dance scene by providing workshops with international teachers and live music parties.

Swing has turned our lives upside down. Watch out, it will come to you as well!

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