ladies vs gentlemen battle

Ladies vs Gentlemen Battle 2019

In the red corner – battle-hardened men, in the blue corner – ruthless women... and only one song in the fight for ultimate glory.

This is it. The 5th edition of the battle is upon us. Get ready to rumble!

What's it all about?
Once a year, we face off to determine who really rules the dancefloor. Divided into two groups (Ladies & Gentlemen) and led by veteran dancers, we come up with a choreography that will knock out the opponents. Expressive movements, rhythmic offensives, charges in wild formations, distracting and taunting your enemy – no holds barred!

So far we've never came up with a winner – that's the first big news: absolutely NO ties this time. May the best team prevail!

What's in store:
  • preparation for the battle with renowned dancers
  • 2 skill levels in each team
  • (at least) 2 parties with great music
  • Sunday classes on "fancy stuff you can do in Lindy Hop" for leaders and followers
  • competitions and performances
  • the conclusion to the age-old sex war: the Ladies vs. Gentlemen Battle!
  • and... nah, we're not giving away all the secrets just yet ;)

Groups

Workshop groups will be divided by gender: Ladies and Gentlemen, as well as skill.

  • Jitterbugs - if you know the basics of Lindy Hop, but you're just starting out with Solo Jazz (maybe you can even do the Shim Sham!), this is the group for you.You will learn the choreography with various cool moves, rhythms and configurations. You will then show it off during the party and bring your rivals down!
  • Hepcats - group for the slightly more advanced playas; if you've danced away many a night, you did a lot of Solo Jazz, have a wide range of moves and rhythms and are not afraid of the faster pacing of the classes - this group is the for you! Level suggested for the LH4 group/Solo Jazz classes and advanced dancers.

To sum up: when registering you choose a group as well as skill level, e.g. Ladies - Hepcats.

Teachers

Vassia Panagiotou

Ladies Team

Vassia Panagiotou is an enthusiastic Lindy Hop & Authentic Jazz dancer. A true lover of classic jazz music, she likes to play with rhythms and improvise. She recreates moves and steps from old clips and she is leading the vintage performance troupe Rhythm Hoppers Chorus Line.

She is an organiser of Athens Rhythm Hop (international swing festival) and a co-founder of Rhythm Hoppers, an authentic swing dances school based in Athens aiming to spread the Lindy Hop across the country and to educate students about the swing music and dance culture.

When she is not in her hometown, she likes to travel to workshops all over the world to teach, social dance and get inspired by new dancers. She often competes and has won various placements.

When she is not doing the Lindy Hop, she likes to join African dance and rhythm tap classes.

VS

Alexey Kazennov

Gentlemen Team

Alexey is an incredibly talented and inspiring swing dancer hailing from Russia.

He started dancing in 2013 with extraordinary enthusiasm, came to every single party and in the same year made finals in a Newcomer J&J. In 2015 he jumped into the Lindy life with both feet and began teaching, practicing and traveling all over the world, and has won a great number of competition titles. Lindy hop, Authentic Jazz, Blues, and St. Louis Shag, there is nothing he can’t dance! He’s constantly exploring the roots of swing dance, looking back at the tradition while building up new ideas in a fun and clear way.

Alexey is famous for his personal style as a dancer, his big smiles, and most of all for his high energy on the dance floor! Do you believe that someone can dance for 24 hours non-stop? Yes, this is Alexey!

Schedule

Friday
Ladies Gentlemen
18:30 - 20:30 JITTERBUGS

Preparations for the battle (Kasia)
Akademia Artystyczna

JITTERBUGS

Preparations for the battle
Akademia Artystyczna

18:30 - 21:30
22:00 - 2:00 Impreza Swingowa

Gedanus

Saturday
Ladies Gentlemen
10:00 - 13:00 HEPCATS

Preparations for the battle
Dance Atelier

HEPCATS

Preparations for the battle
Dance Atelier

13:30 - 15:30 JITTERBUGS + HEPCATS

Preparations for the battle
Dance Atelier

JITTERBUGS + HEPCATS

Preparations for the battle
Dance Atelier

19:00 - 21:00 JITTERBUGS

Preparations for the battle (Vassia)
Akademia Artystyczna

21:00 - 02:00 Swing party with Ladies vs Gentlemen Battle

Gedanus

Sunday
Ladies Gentlemen
10:00 - 12:00 JITTERBUGS

Followers' track
Dance Atelier

JITTERBUGS

Leaders' track
Dance Atelier

12:00 - 12:30 JITTERBUGS

Common practice
Dance Atelier

14:00 - 16:00 HEPCATS

Followers' track
Dance Atelier

HEPCATS

Leaders' track
Dance Atelier

16:00 - 16:30 HEPCATS

Common practice
Dance Atelier

Akademia Artystyczna - ul. Aleja Grunwaldzka 339, Gdańsk

Dance Atelier - ul. Aleja Grunwaldzka 301, Gdańsk

Gedanus - ul. św. Barbary 3, Gdańsk

Tickets

Battle Pass

till 05.02
SRT dancers*
Other
180zł
200 zł
since 06.02
SRT dancers*
Other
200 zł
220 zł
  • 5h Solo Jazz classes
    (preparations for the battle)
  • Ladies vs Gentlemen Battle Party

Full Pass

till 05.02
SRT dancers*
Other
230 zł
250 zł
since 06.02
SRT dancers*
Other
250 zł
270 zł
  • 5h Solo Jazz classes
    (preparations for the battle)
  • Practice with Alexey and Vassia
  • 2h Leaders' lub Followers' track classes
  • Ladies vs Gentlemen Battle Party

Sunday Pass

till 05.02
SRT dancers*
Other
100 zł
110 zł
since 06.02
SRT dancers*
Other
110 zł
120 zł
  • 2h Leaders' lub Followers' track classes
  • Practice with Alexey and Vassia
  • Ladies vs Gentlemen Battle Party
* SRT Dancers - Participants of Swing Revolution Trójmiasto regular classes with full pass on January/February

Registration

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