Winter Wonderland Blues is an event where Blues dancers come together to improve their dancing and enjoy each others company in a festive atmosphere with Christmas markets, mulled wine and biscuits. To celebrate Christmas together with all your blues dancing friends we are doing an all out Christmas dinner on Saturday directly before the dance.
Our classes are a higher level than last time again with the most amazing Jenny Sowden. Also this time Annette Kühnle and Hamed Jenabi to give you the chance to work even deeper on your blues dancing.
Come and celebrate the Christmas season with us!
Kim, Jens and Andreas
The level has increased and both tracks will challenge you to reach your potential, with the help of our amazing teachers Jenny, Annette and Hamed.
Jenny Sowden is an award-winning, full-time, international dance instructor based in New York City where she is the managing director and co-founder of Brooklyn Swings (Swing & Blues dance school). Jenny has been training in dance for over 25 years and teaching for over 20 years, with a BA in Dance and Theater from San Diego State University. She has studied 34 different styles of movement including Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, West African, Capoeira, Aikido, Tango, Salsa, Lindy hop, Balboa, and Blues. Her background influences her teaching and general style through musicality, variety, expression and an understanding of body mechanics. Find out more at JennySowden.com.
Annette hails from Heidelberg, Germany and is one of Europe's most prominent proselytisers of blues dance as a teacher, social dancer, DJ and organiser. Her love of teaching and dancing are infectious and if you've travelled for blues, you probably already knew that! Find out more at Annettedances.com.
Coming from Vienna, Austria, Hamed is a resident teacher, DJ and organizer of the Vienna Sugar Blues and Honey Swing events. Qualified in Music Composition and passionate about blues dancing, Hamed’s workshop is sure to put a spin on your DJing.
Not only do we offer Blues dance classes, but also 3 parties with live music and amazing. international DJs to get your groove on.
On Saturday, there will be a big Christmas dinner before the party which is included in every workshop pass and optionally for Party Passes. Experience a lovely German festive dinner with your Blues dance friends.
Saturday’s party will also have a theme. Wear your prettiest suit or your most awesome dress at ‘The Yule Ball’.
To support us musically we are happy to have Stefano Ronchi and Band at Saturdays party.
We will also give you enough opportunity to discover our magical Christmas markets with new and old friends.
Nuremberg has one of Germany’s most famous Christmas markets: The Christkindelsmarkt
Also there are also up to 5 different Christmas markets in the vicinity of the event. You will have the chance to drink mulled wine, eat lots of Christmas treats and buy gifts for your loved ones.
As a special we offer free Yoga and massage classes taught by our professional yoga teacher, Eva, and massage therapist, Olga.
All information you need at the event or for your planning can be found in the event booklet. The booklet will be updated as necessary and please expect small changes till the beginning of December. You may access the booklet via this event booklet link.
We have organised some Airbnb apartments in Erlangen (max. 5 minute walk from workshops and Sunday’s party). We also reserved rooms in a hotel at Saturday night’s venue for your convenience (20 minutes by public transport to the workshop, but perfect for Saturday night, also including breakfast).
We are trying to keep the event as cheap as possible for you by arranging some group bookings so we recommend taking advantage of this.
Please be aware that the accommodation in an Airbnb may have only double beds and has a limited amount of keys. We also have a limited amount of free hosted spaces in Nuremberg (ca. 45 minutes by public transport to the venues).
Please let us know if you are interested in one of these options in the registration form. Sadly we can only guarantee any of these three accommodation options till 18.11.2018. You may still register for them, but we cannot guarantee them to you.
Workshops and party venues are located mostly in Erlangen and Fürth. Venue addresses are as follows (to assist with finding accommodation):
It is easy to arrive at the event via Nuremberg airport or Erlangen main train station.
There is a train directly between Nuremberg and Erlangen (20 mins travel time) which runs every 20 minutes.
In addition to the Christmas dinner you have the option to order a catered lunch during the registration for Saturday and/or Sunday. This will give you more time to rest and hang out with the other participants during the break time.
Registration is open from September 23rd, 2018 at 20:00 (German Time, CET+1).
To register please fill out this form: goo.gl/forms/CnB9ejJ9ozx24bAr2
During registration you will have the option to get a Full Pass including the workshops, the parties and the Christmas dinner, a Party Pass for only the parties or book individual party nights.
Our Full Passes are divided into three cost levels
We can refund up to 50% of the Full Pass up until the 15.10.2018 if you cancel until then. After that point we cannot provide any refund for Full Passes, but you are welcome to sell the ticket to another person and contact us with their information also we might be able to find you someone who needs a ticket.
Party Passes cannot be refunded at all, but can also be given to another person.
Money for catering and accommodation can be fully refunded until the 1.12.2018 if you cancel until then. After that point we cannot refund any money for catering or accommodation.
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