22-24 November - the Ness Around 2019
Get excited for the Ness Around 2019!
Highland Swing's annual Swing dance workshop and exchange is back for a 4th year, in the beautiful capital of the Scottish highlands, Inverness.
Tickets available at: highlandswing.dancecloud.com/dance/24814
Please buy your ticket in advance to avoid missing out.
** This year we're offering a discounted Urar ticket for people for whom the Ness Around will be their first swing dance workshop! Use discount code FIRST2019 to get £15 off your ticket!**
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The weekend will include:
Lessons from three international teachers: Meghan Gilmore (Canada), Martin Lasthein (Denmark) and Minou Ericson (Sweden).
- Friday and Saturday night parties featuring live music from our favourite local swing bands.
- A bluesy tea dance with live music from Bluesness and secret (sssh!) blues afterparty .
- A bad ass solo jazz battle.
- A Class on the history of swing music and dance.
- And of course plenty of Highland Spirit!
This stream is aimed at people who already have a grasp of basic Swing dancing and are in their first year of Lindy Hop. As a minimum we recommend having attended at least three months of regular Lindy classes. You should have a grasp of 6 and 8 count Lindy as well as 30's Charleston.
This steam is suited to those that have been dancing Lindy Hop regularly for at least a year if not two and beyond. You should be comfortable social dancing Lindy Hop and Charleston and be able to mix the two and be in the process of developing your own musicality.
Martin Lasthein and Minou Ericson
Martin and Minou have been dancing together since meeting at Herräng Dance Camp in 2012. They've danced their way through events and workshops globally with their trademark playful style and visible, genuine love of lindy hop.
Minou Ericson lives in Stockholm and simply loves to dance. While taking street dance classes she was introduced to Lindy Hop and it was love at first sight. She loves social dancing, choreographing and performing in both lindy hop and authentic jazz, using isolations and other street dance elements as part of her unique style.
Ever since discovering Lindy Hop at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Martin’s been pushing his dance by competing, teaching, performing and his favourite: social dancing. His musical intuition comes from an odd mix of his dad’s love of big band jazz, playing the drums as a teenager and briefly DJ’ing house in London.
Meghan is a Canadian lindy hopper who currently spends most of her time in Montréal co-directing Cat's Corner swing dance school. You may have met her as a jazz fan and DJ, or perhaps as an MC and host. She has been teaching lindy hop and vernacular jazz for over 10 years and is thrilled to be continue learning about the rich culture of jazz, and the people and places that contributed to what it is today. She loves the conversation to be had with the language of jazz, and the opportunity to just be yourself when you dance. In classes, she and her partners help bring the spirit of the social dance into the room, with emphasis on the music that makes us swing!