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Katja & Vincenzo weekendin Leuven

Amazing weekend with Katja & Vincenzo in Leuven - 2 Lindy Hop levels levels from intermediate to advanced & 1 Balboa track 
Registrations opens 13/01/2023

Katja & Vincenzo Apollo Swing

Schedule

03 Mar
Friday
20:00-22:00
Balboa open level
04 Mar
Saturday
11:00-17:30
Lindy Hop intermediate
05 Mar
Sunday
11:00-17:30
Lindy Hop advanced

Announcements

REGISTRATIONS OPENS 13/01/2023!!!

Classes on Friday & Saturday will happen in Appeltuin Leuven, and classes on Sunday will happen in Steiner School Wijgmaal. 

Levels

Balboa open level

The approach and method offered in the workshop will provide with the perfect refreshment course and give you the tools to improve communication with your partner. You will refine your style by adding new steps and original variations, embellish your Balboa, make it fancy! A little bit of experience is required for this workshop, or at least Lindy Hop experience.

Lindy Hop intermediate

You’ve mastered the basic charleston, triple steps, groove walks, kick steps on basic patterns like send-out, tuck-turn, change places, circle, and know the difference between dancing in a 6 and an 8 count. You are hungry for more.

Lindy Hop advanced

Your life is a mix of parties, classes and workshops. You are a confident leader and follower and you can improvise to fast music. Your own dance style and personality shine through which makes the difference for a more personal musicality and mood expression.
You master the different skills needed in Lindy Hop in either slow or fast tempos.

About theTeachers

Katja & Vincenzo Apollo Swing

Katja Završnik

Katja Završnik started dancing at the age of 5 and through the years studied various forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom, Gymnastics and Acrobatic Rock and Roll for 9 years.

Since 2005 she has focused on early American dances from the Jazz age and Swing era, such as the Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, Charleston, St. Louis Shag and Authentic jazz. Her knowledge of (almost) all swing dances allows Katja to adapt her dance to any type of dancer. Which places her on the market among one of the best followers understanding connection and reactivity.

She is an elegant dancer. At first, you’ll be seduced by her style based by subtlety and finesse. But if you look a little closer you’ll be surprised by her musicality and footwork. Her focus on musicality and connection makes her one of the most sought after followers in the scene.

Her shyness – as probably her Slovenian origin as well – gives at first a “cold” feeling. But don’t make any mistake : she loves to laugh, to party and simply have fun. During a dance, she is one of the few followers to never refuse a dance and also often the last to leave the dance floor.

Currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Katja travels doing special weekend workshops and festivals. In the past 12 years she has taught and performed all over Europe, Asia and USA.

At the end of the year 2020, she qualified as a pregnancy and postpartum exercise specialist and gained an “IFPA (Pre and Post Natal Instructor)” and “FemFit Instructor - exercises in pregnancy and postpartum“ certificates.
Vincenzo Apollo Swing

Vincenzo Fesi

Vincenzo Fesi is a worldwide recognised dancer, teacher and choreographer. As a real globetrotter, he teaches and perform at the most prestigious swing dance events around the world. Cape Town, Melbourne, Paris, Stockholm, Seoul and London are just some of the cities where he is invited as a guest every other weekend.
He was born at Lake Como, but Roma adopted him three years ago. Inspired by the incomparable Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Frankie Manning Vincenzo Fesi dances the Lindy Hop, the Balboa, the tap dance and many other jazz styles.
With his dark eyes and skin and his contagious smile, Vincenzo looks like a 1940’s movie star and brings enthusiasm on stage all over the world. Being more famous abroad than in the Bel Paese, Vincenzo is the Italian star that shines in the lively international swing dance scene.
Vincenzo organizes intensive workshops for beginners and professional dancers alike both in Como and in Roma. He has a specific teaching method that he developed throughout his years of experience in the fields. When he teaches and when he performs, Vincenzo gives off a contagious energy that drives his audience crazy. Since 2006 he organizes one of the most popular events in the world:
Swing Crash Festival alongside Isabella Gregorio. The event takes place every June in Como. Inspired by old movies and newspapers of the golden age of jazz music, they organize an event with several live orchestras and hundreds of dancers that turn the city of Como into a magic place. Vincenzo was special guest of the TV show Dancing with the Stars; he was the MC for Hermes at the “Vogue Fashion Night Out” in London; he led the main role of the short movie Lago di Seta, directed by Renee George and he was the first one to bring the dance at the 38th edition of the Roma Jazz Festival directing a choreographing project with the Massimo Nunzi’s Orchestra Operaia.
Vincenzo is not only a dancer. He choreographs, sings, presents radio shows and he is also a capable story teller of the history of jazz dance. In 2014 he wrote the preface of the Italian edition of the book “Frankie Manning: ambasciatore dello swing”.

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Pricing

LH invitational

2 hours class
40€

LH intermediate

5 hours class
95€

LH advanced

5 hours class
95€
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How to get there

Appeltuin School Leuven
Weldadigheidsstraat 74
3000 Leuven
50.871105, 4.7036599
Zaal Steiner School Leuven
Privaatweg 7
3018 Wijmaal (Leuven)
50.9244067, 4.7028779

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