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Join Daniel Larsson and Hornsgatan Ramblers in this taster class where musicality and jazz structure is illustrated with practical examples.

In this class we will focus on the music. We will talk about basic jazz theory for dancers. With talented musicians from Hornsgatan Ramblers, we will talk about the roles of the instruments in the band, jazz structure, phrasing, rhythm, and call and response. The class will function as an open discussion about music where we also play and dance examples to contextualise what we’re talking about. This is a unique opportunity to learn from musicians and dancers – not to be missed!

Level: Open

Type: Lindy hop

About Daniel Larsson:
With inspiration from the original Hoofers, Daniel is one of the dancers who is still working in the style and rhythm heritage that once was created by the legends during the era of swing. To dance and to spread the traditional dance style built on rhythm gives him inspiration and the power in life. 

Daniel dances different styles from the swing era such as Tap, Lindy Hop, Charleston and traditional jazz. He is also educated in modern jazz and ballet and he has for many years freelanced as both dancer and choreographer in the musical theatre scene

About Hornsgatan Ramblers (SE):
Hornsgatan Ramblers is a jazz band from Stockholm Sweden. Their main focus is set on rhythm and swing, from the more or less legal ballrooms of New York in the thirties and forties. With the bands’ own adaptations and arrangements of the music of jazz giants such as Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Charlie Christian, the Ramblers have developed a sound of their own. By now that unique sound has brought the band to countries such as Greece, Italy, Germany, Finland, Turkey, Lithuania, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, etc. And of course all over Sweden.

The band was started in the autumn of 2009, when a few swing dancers in Stockholm decided to form a band and to start playing the music that they loved to dance to, to explore it further and reach a deeper understanding of it. If you’ve visited the swing scene of Stockholm, you’ve most likely been to the Chicago Swing Dance Studio … located on Hornsgatan.