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Apr 02nd to 06th in Paris, France
Paris Jazz Roots Festival 2015
4 days of authentic jazz in the heart of Paris.
4
Days
14
Teachers
9+
hours of dancing
2
Venue

(Parties) Schedule

The class schedule will be announced soon - Classes and Tasters will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11AM to 5PM. Each level will have 9 hours of classes (3h/day).
Le planning des cours sera annoncé très prochainement - Les cours et tasters auront lieux les Samedi, Dimanche et Lundi de 11h00 à 17h00. Chaque niveau aura 9 heures de cours (3h/jour).


Teachers

Some of the best swing and tap dancers in the world!


Evita Arce
Evita Arce
United States

<p><span>Known for her inspiring energy, high-flying aerials and dynamic movement, Evita Arce is a specialist in the Lindy Hop, The Charleston, and other Swing era dances. Evita performed the featured Lindy Hop role with partner, Michael Jagger, in the Broadway show SWING for the 2008 Japan tour, The Sacramento Music Circus, and the Benedum Theater in Pittsburgh. As well as staring in musicals, Evita has appeared as a dancer in movies, commercials and competed with partner, Michael Jagger, on the Fox TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance”. She has performed at many of New York City’s top venues, including Lincoln Center Plaza, The Waldorf Astoria, The New York Athletic Club, and The Rainbow Room.</span></p>

Nathan Bugh
Nathan Bugh
United States

Nathan Bugh is a jazz movement and music artist based in New York City. He performs and teaches in the United States and internationally, specializing in Lindy Hop, Charleston, and other Swing-Era dances. jazzasmovement.com

Remy Kouakou Kouame
Remy Kouakou Kouame
France

Remy is an established competitor, performer and teacher. He made the transition from world champion boogie woogie dancer (with accolades from the French and the World Championships) to convert to lindy hop, to a starring role in the viral music video “Two Cousins” with Ryan Francois. Remy has also taught many students for many years, travelling to many international camps and festivals, sharing his passion and knowledge. What he likes to share the most is the joy that dancing provides. For him, dancing is… to live… to express! Remy is also the choreographer of the infamous Caribbean Shim Sham… xpressyourswing.com

Rikard Ekstrand
Rikard Ekstrand
Sweden

Rikard Ekstrand was first inspired to start dancing in the early age of seven. Today it’s his life and his way of living. Best chance to see this dancing creature is to visit Stockholm, Sweden, were he’s most often found. His focus in swing dancing and teaching lies in the art of rhythm, music and partnering. Except from swing dancing, Rikard is a quite well known street dancer in Sweden. He sees swing dancing as an artform and a culture legacy. Recreation of old techniques and styles is what makes Rikard go wild. He calls himself a student more than a dancer. “In the school of dance and rhythm you will never be fully skilled”. In 2006 Rikard started his cooperation with the Harlem Hot Shots and in 2008 he became a member. Rikard also have a passion for competition, in which he has a long list of titles in both Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie. harlemhotshots.com

Fatima Teffahi
Fatima Teffahi
Sweden

Fatima Teffahi is among the most important people in the revival of Lindy Hop and Swing Dances in Europe. Fatima, originally from Belgium, is a master of tap dancing. Ever since she began with it in the 1980’s, Fatima has been looking to the afro-american dancers of the 1930’s and 40’s for their original style. She came in contact with the swing dance scene at Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden. Today, she is one of the driving forces of the camp and plays a big part in its organization. Fatima lives in Stockholm, where she has been a member of the Rhythm Hot Shots (today: Harlem Hot Shots) from the start. She is a co-founder of the Chicago Swing Dance studio in the swedish capital. For many years, Fatima has been teaching Tap but also Authentic Jazz. What can be said for her roots as a tap dancer applies to her vernacular jazz as well: The skill of the masters of the swing era, whose testemony has survived in old movies to this day, is the source of Fatima’s knowledge and inspiration.

Skye Humphries
Skye Humphries
United States

Skye Humphries is a renowned swing dancer and instructor. He emphasizes fun, energetic social dancing with strong partner connection, solid technique, innovative moves, and musicality. Skye is a member of the award winning Lindy Hop dance troupe Minnie’s Moochers. He has taught and performed Lindy Hop at many major national and international events and dance camps, including Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden. Skye is a versatile and creative dancer. He has earned some of the most prestigious awards at national dance competitions, including winning the 2002 Lindy Hop World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is teaching Authentic Jazz in Herrang again this summer. herrang.com

Thomas Blacharz
Thomas Blacharz
France

Thomas Blacharz est l'un des danseurs les plus talentueux du monde. Son style unique est  défini par la libre circulation de corps de forme et de musicalité complexe et il ne cesse de repousser les limites du swing comme nous le savons. Avec plus de 12 années d'expérience de la danse, Tommy non seulement dégage l'expertise sur le plancher de danse sociale, mais il peut articuler clairement les différents éléments qui composent sa danse. Ses cours sont remplis avec amusement, humour, bonne technique de danse et surtout de danse :) Ses talents ont été transmis à certains des meilleurs danseurs dans le monde aujourd'hui et il est un grand organisateur / enseignant dans l'une des plus fortes scènes de danse en Europe, Montpellier, France.Ces quelques dernières années, Tommy a été placé dans les grandes compétitions internationales comme ultime Lindy Hop Showdown & Championnat International Lindy Hop. Il est un membre clé de la troupe célèbre: Le Ninjammerz qui a effectué leur Jitters chorégraphie à Frankie95 à New York. Dernièrement, ils ont fièrement dansé à côté du célèbre Electro-Swing Band Caravan Palace et a été impliqué dans l'exécution du projet «I charleston the world"!<br><br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FunRvh1OFBY">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FunRvh1OFBY</a><br><br><br>

ksenia parkhatskaya
ksenia parkhatskaya
Russian Federation

Graceful, eccentric, and full of character, Ksenia is one of the most interesting and versatile artists in the jazz and swing world today. Whether she is twisting crazy “cow tail” in Charleston, dancing to be-bop, swinging out in Lindy Hop or singing with orchestras, she imbues everything she does with unique style and artistry. She exploded onto the swing scene at Harlem 2011(Vilnius), in the solo jazz dance battle, and claiming many crowns since, but she has been in training as a professional ballroom dancer since 1996, as an actor, modern jazz dancer since 2005. She has a true mastery over different genres, underpinned by a singer’s understanding of musicality and an historian’s appreciation of authenticity. A true artist, she isn’t afraid to embrace controversial material, and she has been invited to perform her inimitable choreography at the most respected tap, swing and jazz events in Europe.

Max Pitruzzella
Max Pitruzzella
France

<br>Max est dédié à répandre la passion du swing partout dans le monde, la poursuite de la vision de Frankie Manning. il a une très longue liste de réalisations en compétition, comme plusieurs 1ères places dans la division Showcase du Lindy Hop Championships internationaux, ainsi que la 1ère place au concours du HELLZAPOPPIN au Frankie95, avec sa partenaire Annie Trudeau. Max faisait partie de la re création de la célèbre HELLZAPOPPIN scène de danse lors de l'événement Frankie95. Il a également travaillé en tant que chorégraphe pour le spectacle du Cirque du Soleil "Elvis: City Center" à Las Vegas. ninjammerz.com<br><br><br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofdFj_giGWU" title="Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofdFj_giGWU">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofdFj_giGWU</a><br><br><br><br>

Juan Villafane
Juan Villafane
Argentina

Juan Villafane hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been a leading proponent in the revival of vintage jazz dances in South America. <br>Juan brings to The Killer Dillers a wealth of talent, known internationally for his stylish Lindy Hop, Charleston, Vintage Jazz, softshoe Tap, Cane and Acrobatics. His background in gymnastics and martial arts strongly influence his dancing, giving him a unique perspective on body movement and awareness, and a distinct – and often spectacular – personal style. <br>Known for his high-flying aerials and eye-catching slides, Juan is a consummate performer and a creative dancer. <br>Juan holds first place titles at the International Lindy Hop Championships, National Jitterbug Championships, Canadian Swing Championships and other competitions internationally. He has performed in Sweden, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Czech Republic, UK, Canada, USA and Argentina. With his dance partner Sharon Davis, he has performed with renowned Swedish swing dance company The Harlem Hot Shots, and has taught Lindy Hop across the globe.

MC Texas Dreyer
MC Texas Dreyer
United States

Master of Ceremony and all around Master Of Everything.

Dj - Lord Mindaugas Bikauskas
Dj - Lord Mindaugas Bikauskas
Lithuania

Traditional jazz, The Roaring Twenties, The Big Band Swing Era, speakeasies, house rent parties, vaudeville shows, flappers, ragtime, women smoking cigarettes, sexual emancipation, gangsters, hedonism, and Prohibition symbolize what is also known as <b>The Jazz Age. </b><br>Despite all the careless behavior, illegal liquor and raucous parties, all of this delicious debauchery never lost its proper form or posture; dodgy cats in dapper clothing, improper looks within respectable conversations, a composed temper in the eye of the hurricane of decadence… <br>That is the allure of Jazz. <br><br><b>Lord Mindaugas Bikauskas</b>, one of a DJ duo from Lithuania called <b>Rhythm Lord Brothers</b>, started DJ’ing in early 2007.<br> Inspired by jazz dances and jazz music history he have DJ’ed in more then fifty international events around the world and is coming <b>back to Jazz Roots Festival for the third time.<br></b><br><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/rhythmlordbrothers">https://www.facebook.com/rhythmlordbrothers</a><br><br> <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://rhythmlordbrothers.com">http://rhythmlordbrothers.com</a>

Dj - Rija Ball
Dj - Rija Ball
France

Rija Ball likes dancing Rija Ball enjoys swing music Rija Ball is a swing lover from the Paris swing scene who used to travel around the world for dancing on swing music He learnt a lot by listening and watching his dj friends playing and who appreciate him for his sense of rhythm and musical tastes, that's why he's sometimes deejaying for swing parties of great events :)

Audrey Da Sois
Audrey Da Sois
France

Dynamic, smiling and full of joy ! That’s how we could define Audrey in a dance class or on a dance floor. After years of dancing Street Jazz, Rock’n’roll, Salsa, she discovered Swing dance in 2007 and never stopped since then. Today, Audrey lives doing what she loves : she is a Lindy hop and solo Jazz teacher in Paris ; she social dances, performs and competes - she has been on podium of numerous Charleston competitions in Europe. She is also a coach and choreographer : her new solo jazz girls team "The Shimmy Army" has won the first place in its first competition !

Tickets

Registration will open on March 2nd


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Party pass

Access to the 5 parties.
Accès aux 5 soirées.

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Levels

Whether you're a beginner who wants to learn new kick-ass moves or a pro looking for inspiring workshops, there will always be something for you at the Jazz Roots Festival.


Level 1

You've never done solo jazz.
Vous n'avez jamais fait de solo jazz

Level 2

You know the basics of solo jazz and have done a few workshops/classes .
Vous connaissez les basiques et avez fait quelques stages et cours.

Level 3

You know the Shim-Sham, and the basics of the Tranky-Doo and the Big-Apple. You are comfortable with the basic authentic jazz steps: Shorty-George, Suzie-Q, Applejacks, Charleston ’20s…
Vous connaissez le shim sham et les basiques du tranky doo et big apple. Vous êtes à l'aise avec les pas de jazz roots comme le shorty geoges, le suzy Q, l'Apple Jack, le charleston'20s

Level 4

You are comfortable with the regular routines : Shim-Sham, Big Apple, Tranky-Doo. You are starting to improvise.
Vous êtes à l'aise avec les principales routines : shim sham, big apple, tranky doo. Vous commencez à improviser.

Level 5

You’re comfortable with improv (even in jam circles). You’re a quick learner and have no problem remembering new routines. You are not afraid of working on technical elements like jumps, slides, turns, or complex rhythm variations (Over The Top, Trenchies…).
Vous êtes à l'aise en impro, vous apprenez vite et n'avez pas de problème de mémoire, vous n'êtes pas effrayés pour travailler sur les slides, tours, jumps et les rythmiques et mouvements plus complexes 

Level 6 - Invitational

You are a very experienced and well rounded solo dancer. You’ve been dancing and taking workshops regularly for several years. You are teaching, or used to teach, solo jazz.

Vous avez beaucoup d'experience en danse solo. Vous faites régulièrement des stages de solo depuis plusieurs années. Vous enseignez ou avez enseigné le solo jazz

Please note that this is an invitational level. Please register in Level 5 and tell us about yourself and your experience in the comment box to be invited to join that level.
Ce niveau est sur invitation seulement. 
 pour être placé dans ce niveau merci de vous inscrire en niveau 5 et de nous décrire votre experience en solo dans la zone de commentaires du formulaire,.

Register to the Paris Jazz Roots Festival 2015 on March 2 !

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Competitions


Jazz Roots solo

This is a solo dancing contest, from Jazz roots to authentic Jazz (Charleston, Black Bottom,jazz roots etc.). This contest is open to everyone. Dancers register as individuals on Friday morning. 

Preliminaries will be in an all-skate format, and finals in battle/spotlight 

Prelims friday @22h FInals Friday @00h30

Concours de dance solo, issue des dances Jazz Roots ou Authentic Jazz ( Charleston, Blues, Black Bottom, Jazz Roots…). Ce concours est ouvert à tout le monde. Les danseurs s’inscrivent individuellement lors de l’inscription le jeudi ou le vendredi ou sur place

Les prelims se font en all skate (tous ensemble) puis la finale se fera sous forme de battle / Spotlight.

Prélims @22h finales @00h30

Jazz roots showcase

This is a choreographed dancing contest, from Jazz roots to authentic Jazz (Charleston, Black Bottom,jazz roots etc.). This contest is open to everyone. Dancers register as individuals or teams on thusrday, friday or saturday. Timing Sunday @ 21H30
Concours de dance solo chorégraphiées, issue des dances Jazz Roots ou Authentic Jazz ( Charleston, Black Bottom, Jazz Roots…). Ce concours est ouvert à tout le monde. Les danseurs s’inscrivent individuellement ou en équipe lors de l’inscription le jeudi,vendredi ou samedi ou le soir sur place.
Timing dimanche @21H30

La Bellevilloise

  • 19-20 rue Boyer,
    75020 Paris
  • paulo@brotherswing.com
  • (0033) 6 63 33 33 36

Centre Momboye

  • 25 Rue Boyer,
    75020 Paris
  • paulo@brotherswing.com
  • (0033) 6 63 33 33 36
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