Bucuresti Swing Dance Society presents the first international “Sing & Swing” Project event between 1st – 3rd June 2018, an eternal and joy-filled story of Swing & Jazz music and dance from the 1920s to the 1950s.

 

ABOUT

The “Sing & Swing” project is the first cultural event of its kind in Romania, bringing together the experience and passion of Swing & Jazz musicians and the social and professional Lindy Hop & Charleston dancers.

Indoor and outdoor Lindy Hop and Charleston dance classes will be taught by international and local dance teachers: SCOTT CUPIT (Swing Patrol London & Sydney & Melbourne) and IOANA LUPESCU (Bucuresti Swing Dance Society) and experienced musicians such as ADRIAN TETRADE (bands: The Humans and Sing&Swing Band, drums and percussion)

The live music parties organised on 1st and 2nd of June are the perfect opportunity for all guests to mingle and get into that Swing and Jazz mood, with great music and late night quality dancing.

More details about the artists involved in the “Sing & Swing” Project ON FACEBOOK: Click here

 

VENUES

Bucharest, centrally located venues in Victoriei Square – University Square – Unirii Square

See the detailed schedule and the venues of the event here on FACEBOOK Click here

IMPORTANT – we reserve the right to modify the announced schedule

Artists

Scott Cupit

(for the first time in Romania). Teacher, performer and DJ at the “Sing & Swing” Project event

Scott Cupit, world renowned dance teacher with more than 20 years’ experience, is the promoter of Swing and Jazz dance styles in cities such as Melbourne Sydney, London, Berlin, Brighton. Scott is also the founder of one of the most famous dance schools, Swing Patrol, with more than 35 dance studios in London.

More details here: http://www.scottcupit.com

Scott Cupit teaching in “Strictly come dancing” (BBC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHgnHrwak4M

Ioana Lupescu

(President of Bucharest Swing Dance Society and of “Feel and Dance” Sports Association). Concept creator, organiser, teacher, performer and DJ at the “Sing & Swing” Project event

Over the past 15 years Ioana has developed both as a professional dancer and as a highly experienced dance teacher, locally and internationally. She has studied and taught dancesport, Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango, Kizomba, Lindy Hop and Charleston as well as music and musicality. Ioana is an upholder of the idea of unity in dance and music, promoting and teaching this concept in all her classes as well as through the dance festival “History of a Lost Love”. More details on www.lectiidedans.ro.

Ioana Lupescu&“History of a Lost Love” Dance Festival teaser on Kiss TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTnmEk_bIcc

Adrian Tetrade

(musician – drums and percussion)

Adrian’s first encounter with the drums was at the age of 3 and he inherited his passion for this instrument from his grandfather. He has been a demo performance artist for SABIAN since 1999, for Big Stick since 2004 and for TAMA and REMO since 2006.

Adrian benefits from more than 40 years of experience with projects and performances in Romania as well as abroad. One of his main musical projects at the moment is The Humans band, winners of the Romanian 2018 Eurovision edition. Adrian, co-creator “Sing and Swing” Band, will be both teaching and performing throughout the “Sing and Swing” Project.

More details about Adrian Tetrade on www.aditetrade.ro

 

Sing & Swing Band

live band on Friday, June 1st

 

Founded at the initiative of IoanaLupescu and Adrian Tetrade, the band explores and promotes the typical Swing, Big Band Jazz and Dixie musical genres of the 1920s – 1950s and brings together the musicians, the dancers and the aficionados at period-specific themed events.

Members: musicians with more than 15 years’ worldwide experience and professional dancers

 

Soul Serenade Band

live band on Saturday, June 2nd

The group offers a new, fresh acoustic approach of the “old time blues and jazz” music.

In March 2013, the band won the 2nd prize at the European Blues Festival in Toulouse (European Blues Challenge). Their performance also represented Romania’s first participation in this festival.

The Bucharest-based trio also performed at the renowned "Blues Sur Seine" festival in France as the opening act for Rhiannon Giddens & Layla Mccalla, Grammy winner.

REGISTRATION AND FESTIVAL PASS

It is possible to register for this event WITH or WITHOUT a partner. During the workshops, everyone is welcome and the pairs will permanently switch. Exception: for the “Aerials for Beginners” workshop registration can be made ONLY WITH A PARTNER and pairs will not switch.

To register for this event please follow the 3 steps listed below:

1. Send a reservation email to singswing@lectiidedans.rountil May 30th, inclusively. Please make sure to include the following details in the reservation email: name, number of participants, type of festival pass(es) you wish to purchase, name of the event/workshop and whether you would like to join the group for the Parliament Palace visit. The reservation is active for 5 working days after is was made and will be guaranteed upon receiving confirmation of payment.

Important notes:
a) for passes that also include the “Beginner Aerials” workshops please also include the name of the partner you’re signing up with for the respective workshop
b) Starting May 31st, festival passes can be purchased via cash payment from the designated front desks.

2. Payment for the festival pass can be made via bank transfer, PayPal or cash. Please make sure that upon payment of the registration fee the total amount also includes any transfer commissions that may be charged. Please see payment details below

  • a. Bank payment (on line payment/ pay office): Account holder: Asociatia C.S. “Feel&Dance” CUI 32886690
    BCR RO03RNCB0278140834680004 (RON)
    RO57RNCB0278140834680002 (EUR, SWIFT CODE: RNCB)
  • b. PayPal: details TBC soon
  • c. Cash: at the Bucharest Swing Dance Society studio every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 pm to 9 pm between 22nd March – 20th May or at the entrance for any party/workshop. Location details: Bucharest Swing Dance Society on Google Maps.

3. Redeeming the participation bracelet: from the front desk of each of the event’s venues, on the day of the event. For example: on Friday, 1st June, after 5 pm, you can redeem the bracelet from Tonka Soul Cafe.

PRICES

DANCING BIRD (May 1st- May 30th ): prices between 45 RON – 390 RON ( VIP Pass) ~ 10 EUR – 85 EUR

VIP PASS: 6 WS (6 hours) + 2 party entrances (Friday and Saturday) + BONUS 1 WS “Music - Dance Connexion” and 2 beginners tasters 390 RON (85 EUR) / person

FULL PASS: 4 WS (4 hours) + 2 party entrances (Friday and Saturday) + BONUS 1 WS “Music - Dance Connexion” and 2 beginners tasters 340 RON (75 EUR) / person

SWING PASS: 2 party entrances (Friday and Saturday) + BONUS 2 beginners tasters 160 RON (35 EUR) / person

PARTY PASS: 1 party entrance (Friday OR Saturday) + BONUS 1 beginners tasters 90 RON (20 EUR) / person

AFTER PARTY PASS: 1 party entrance (Sunday) 45 RON (10 EUR) / person


SING & SWING BIRD (31st of May-3rd of June ): prices between 60 RON – 440 RON ( VIP Pass) ~ 15 EUR – 85 EUR

VIP PASS: 6 WS (6 hours) + 2 party entrances (Friday and Saturday) + BONUS 1 WS “Music - Dance Connexion” and 2 beginners tasters 440 RON (95 EUR) / person

FULL PASS: 4 WS (4 hours) + 2 party entrances (Friday and Saturday) + BONUS 1 WS “Music - Dance Connexion” and 2 beginners tasters 390 RON (85 EUR) / person

SWING PASS: 2 party entrances (Friday and Saturday) + BONUS 2 beginners tasters 210 RON (45 EUR) / person

PARTY PASS: 1 party entrance (Friday OR Saturday) + BONUS 1 beginners tasters 115 RON (25 EUR) / person

AFTER PARTY PASS: 1 party entrance (Sunday) 60 RON (15 EUR) / person

WORKSHOPS AND PARTIES SCHEDULE

Please check the notes on the Facebook page of the Bucuresti Swing Dance Society regarding the requirements for participating in each workshop.

 

Friday June 1st

5 pm – 12 pm - FRONT DESK REGISTRATIONS at Tonka Soul Cafe Str. Biserica Amzei 19

6 pm – 6.55 pm and 7 pm – 7.55 pm Workshops – Musicality and flow on the social dance floorMinimum requirement: intermediary/ advanced level. Teachers: Scott Cupit&IoanaLupescu.

8.30 pm – 21.25 pm Taster Workshop – Introduction to the Swing dances (Lindy Hop & Charleston) Minimum requirement: 0-3 months’ dancing experience.Teachers: Scott Cupit&IoanaLupescu.

9.30 pm – 3 am Live band & DJ party. Band: Sing and Swing Band. Everybody is welcome.

For reservations and entrance passes for workshops and parties please send an email to singswing@lectiidedans.ro.

Saturday June 2nd

10 am - 11 am - FRONT DESK REGISTRATIONS at the Fitness Academy (Academia de Fitness) http://www.academiadefitness.ro/

11 am - 11.55 am Workshop- Music – dancer connexion, rhythm and dance steps. Minimum requirement: 0 months – 4 years’ dancing experience. Teachers: Adrian Tetrade&IoanaLupescu.

12.15 am – 1.10 pm and 1.15 pm -2.10 pm. Workshops – Beginner Aerials. Minimum requirement: registration together with a partner AND 1 months – 4 years’ dancing experience. Teachers: Scott Cupit&IoanaLupescu.

2.45 pm – 3.40 pm and 3.45 pm – 4.40 pm. Workshops - Dips & Tricks. Minimum requirement: 3 months – 4 years’ dancing experience. Teachers: Scott Cupit&IoanaLupescu

7.30 pm -12 am - FRONT DESK REGISTRATIONS at Tonka Soul Cafe Str. Biserica Amzei 19

8.30 pm – 21.25 pm Taster Workshop – Introduction to the Swing dances (Lindy Hop & Charleston) Minimum requirement: 0-3 months’ dancing experience.Teachers: Scott Cupit&IoanaLupescu.

9.30 pm – 3 am Live band & DJ party. Band: Soul Serenade Band. Everybody is welcome.

For reservations and entrance passes for workshops and parties please send an email to singswing@lectiidedans.ro.

Sunday June 3rd

10 am -12.30 pm – Parliament Palace visit (required fee: only the entrance fee for the Palace)

3 pm – 4 pm – Outdoor dancing in the University Square ( no participation fee, details TBC soon)

8.30 pm -12 am – After Project Party

For reservations and entrance passes for workshops and parties please send an email to singswing@lectiidedans.ro.

WHO IS BUCURESTI SWING DANCE SOCIETY?

Bucharest Swing Dance Society is the first Bucharest-based dancing school promoting the 1920s-1950s Swing and Jazz styles and the second in Romania. The school was opened in 2015. The members of the team are professional dancers and teachers with more than 15 years’ dancing experience. More details about the Bucharest Swing Dance Society on www.lectiidedans.ro

What do we do? http://observator.tv/social/special-swing-cel-mai-solicitant-dans-184118.html

How do we have fun dancing? See our Youtube channel – lectiidedans

What are Lindy Hop and Charleston? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxTzM25XkzU