We are very happy to present the first information to you! Our Flying Feet Stuttgart will be on the weekend 28th/29th of september and in line with our tradition we rented the kleiner Kursaal in Bad Cannstatt. But this time we decided to bring a second teacher couple for you to Stuttgart and therefore we will also be in the Kolpinghaus for the day classes, which is closeby.
Speaking of the teachers - we hope you are happy with our choices! We are and will bring EGLE & ARNAS and CHARLOTTE & JORDAN for you to Stuttgart. All of them are great people and you will get a lot to learn from them. Scroll down to get some more information.
And last but not least for now we can also annouce the band for the party night already - THE SWING SHOUTERS! You will also find some more information further below.
Now we will give our best to figure out some decent workshop classes and will keep you informed here! So stay tuned, mark that weekend in your calender and register to our newsletter if not happened yet.
Your Team from SwingKultur Stuttgart
Eglė Nemickaitė is a swing dancer from Vilnius, Lithuania where she is dancing, performing, teaching and inspiring the community at What a Jazz dance studio everyday. Dance followed Eglė through all her life, but she found the real passion for Lindy Hop and later on for Collegiate Shag too. Dance has always felt like a big liberation for Eglė. Liberation from routines, thoughts, work, limits. Dancing makes her feel true to herself, music and partner. It gives her the power of total freedom and also a peace to the mind, body and heart. Her rich teaching experience is being increasingly appreciated at the international workshops as well. She shares her enormous passion towards a dance with great joy and commitment.
Arnas Razgūnas is a devoted swing dancer and teacher. True social dancer and explorer who often gets lost to surprise himself and discover things he didn’t think he could do. Acknowledged jazz enthusiast inspired mostly by African American vernacular jazz art forms and energetic effortless swinging music Arnas is actively seeking for deep understanding of what’s swing in music and dance. Rich experience in teaching weekly local classes grants quality and fun with clear explanation of his material by expressing music and yourself in it. Arnas is a co-founder of What a Jazz Dance Studio and co-organizer of Balboa & Shag festival in Vilnius, Lithuania – Swing Paradise.
With over 7 years of experience dancing Collegiate Shag, Jordan Hunter (USA) & Charlotte Liebenow (GER) bring their passion of the dance to the floor and the studio, where they focus on fundamentals, technique, musicality, and exploring new ideas.
Since first meeting in the summer of 2021, they had an instant connection and shared love for the dance, and shortly thereafter started teaching Collegiate Shag in Berlin, where they currently reside, and across all of Europe. In the last few years, they have competed together at multiple events around the world, including Barcelona Shag Fest, Warsaw Shag Fest, and recently winning the Shag contest at the National Jitterbug Championship in 2023.
They love to challenge each other and their students and their goal is to help take the shag community to the next level! You can find a first impression here and a lot more in their Instagram channels.
In 2013, five musicians crossed paths and The Swing Shouters was born!
The Swing Shouters are an explosive group, full of surprises. The band developed a new energy, rearranging the famous musical standards from the 1920s to the 1940s. With more than 200 concerts to their credit, they have become one of the most popular bands on international swing dance.
From Paris to Quebec, via Sweden, Spain, Germany and Romania, they have conquered the public and the dance floors, year after year. They have a vast musical repertoire focused on the quintessence of Swing music that comes from New Orleans and Rhythm & Blues extensions.
We rented 2 locations, the beautiful Kleiner Kursaal (Königspl. 1, 70372 Stuttgart) and the Kolpinghaus Bad Cannstatt (Waiblinger Str. 27, 70372 Stuttgart), which is closeby. Both locations are in Bad Cannstatt, a part of Stuttgart East. There is a parc right in front of Kleiner Kursaal, perfect to chill between the classes. The restaurant just downstairs of the Kleiner Kursaal offers lots of food and drinks. If you wish other food, there is restaurants in walking distance of both locations. There is a parking garage and some more parking close to the venues, even though it might not be for free. The U2 or U19 would bring you right in front of Kleiner Kursaal (Station "Kursaal"). From there you could walk to the Kolpinghaus, or take the U2/U19 to Daimlerplatz or also some other U trains to Bad Cannstatt Wilhelmsplatz. There is also some hotels and other accomodation around, but you should book early, because there is the Wasn, a huge festival, also that weekend.
The workshop classes on saturday and sunday will happen in both locations. The saturday night party will be in the Kleiner Kursaal.
... more information on the classes, party, registration and whatnot to be annouced!