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About

We are happy to welcome you at third edition of WinterEnd Blues festival! Cozy Minsk city will meet you with its snowy streets, illuminated with soft languid street lights.

Master-classes of foreign teachers, winners and finalists of many of blues competitions. We saw those guys at work, they definitely have some blues to show us!

Two grand parties with live music! From classic blues to fusion - for sure, belorussian musicions will touch the soul of every dancer! And of course competitions! Great opportunity to check your skills.

Don't miss it! Lets warm up this winter under the great sound of the blues!

How it was


Teachers

Fabien comes from Grenoble, France and has been teaching swing dancing since 2004, specializing in lindy hop and blues. His love of choreography has led to him to choreograph a number of successful showcases. Fabien and Lisa met in Herrang, Sweden in 2010 and have been teaching and dancing together ever since. Coming from different backgrounds they both bring their own particular expertise, talents, and enthusiasm to the partnership.

Their fun natured teaching style, yet ability to breakdown a movement, means their classes are a perfect mix for those wanting to progress their dancing. Constantly pushing themselves in their own dancing means they understand the work that goes into becoming a better dancer and are passionate about sharing their experiences and helping others to achieve their goals.

Fabien

Lisa is a professional dancer from London, now living in France. Classically trained from the age of 6 she discovered her love for all styles of dance whilst studying for her degree in Theatre Dance at London Studio Centre. After leaving college she worked professionally in the commercial dance world, specializing in hip-hop. She then discovered and fell in love with lindy hop and blues and has immersed herself in all things swing ever since.

Their fun natured teaching style, yet ability to breakdown a movement, means their classes are a perfect mix for those wanting to progress their dancing. Constantly pushing themselves in their own dancing means they understand the work that goes into becoming a better dancer and are passionate about sharing their experiences and helping others to achieve their goals.

Lisa

Dmitrij started to dance from the early school age, because it was a mandatory to have a ballroom dancing classes there. And he managed to do it for four years. But main dancing attraction appeared 11 years ago when he joind lindy hop society. During that time he not only improved his dancing skills in various lindy hop dance camps all over Europe, but also tryed himself in balboa and tango.

Those two dances had a huge impact on Dmitrij‘s dancing and created his own blues dance style, which allows you to use most of dancing skills you already have and be able to incorporate different moves to the „classical blues“

Dmitrij is a bluesdance instructor in Hoppers dance studio (Vilnius, LT), one of the Bluesdance.lt founders and „Bluesila“ dance camp organisers. Did classes in Vilnius, Kaunas, Minsk, Vitebsk, Kiev, Kazan, Warsaw and Lviv.

„Blues is the dance not for the audience. Moreover, the most important thing is the feeling inside. Blues is about micro leading and following, which offers you to pay extra attension to your own and your partners senses.“

Dmitrij

Karina loves dances in all their forms. Being 10 years old she started to dance in show-ballet TODES. She was always searching for new ways of expression so till now she tried herself in lots of styles including hip-hop, breakdance, house, lindyhop. Not so long ago she found new passion - blues dance, which mostly suits Karinas personality.

"Blues is very sensual, it allows to pay attention to your feelings and then express them".

Karina is a bluesdance instructor in Hoppers dance studio (Vilnius, LT), she was teaching in „Snow Drag 2015“, Kiev, „MLX 2015“, Minsk, „Valentine‘s Blues 2015“ Warsaw, "WinterEnd Blues 2016" Minsk, and regular classes in Lithuania.





Karina

Celso was born in Maputo, Mozambique. He grew up in an old fashioned tradition and started interpreting traditional music & dance from his roots native land since childhood. As a workshop leader in traditional music and dance from Mozambique as well as a jazz & blues musician he visited schools, kindergartens, libraries and culture centers across the world. Most resently he performed at Skeppsholmen Jazz and Blues Festival, Chicago Jazz and Blues Festival and at Stockholm Blues Fest. He is currently attending the teacher training program in percussion at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, department of folk music.

Celso

Lisa Josefsson, dance teacher and performer, believes that dancing is that moment when there is nothing else in the world but your body, the rhythm and your dance partner.

As a dancer, Lisa has studied different rhythm dances such as swing, blues, samba and traditional African dances for over 10 years. After three years of fulltime dancing in Mozambique with the dance company Hodi Maputo Afro Swing, she could truly feel the dancer within her and feels how her body is an instrument led by the power of the music.

“When you get up and dance, you can’t just wait and see what kind of dance you will have. YOU have to decide what dance you will have”

Lisa

Levels

Bronze

Study blues less than 1 year: You just started to learn Blues Dancing and you cannot stop dancing. You know basic moves and how to lead or follow.

Silver

Study Blues 1-2 years: You are comfortable with leading or/and following and know plenty of moves. You also attended international workshops and go to parties/social nights regularly.

Gold

Study Blues More than 2 years: You have been dancing Blues for several years, traveling, competing and performing. You want to learn deep technical aspects of the movements and Blues culture as well.

Schedule

Approximate Time Schedule.

A-class on map.

Parties

Thursday and Sunday - pre-paty and after-party at TNT Rock Club:.

For those who would like to warm up on preparty on Thursday before festival and for whom main parties are not anough and would like to dance more on afterparty on Sunday we are glad to announce that both preparty and afterpaty will be at the same place, TnT bar. This is a place with cozy rock atmosphere placed in the center of the city, it has delicious cuisine and nice bar with a lot of drinks and it's own tinctures. Address: Str. Revaliucyjnaja, 9

TNT Rock Club on the map.

Friday and Saturday - main party at Event Space.

The main parties of WinterEnd Blues will in the same place as previous year, which you sure would like! "Event Space" - a very cozy place not far from the center of the city. Just 7 min from the subway, it has 2 ballrooms: Blues and Fusion, mini-bar and lounge zone. We will send the details about how to get there to every participant of the festival as soon as possible. Can't wait! Address: Str. Oktyabrskaya, 16A

Event Space on the map.

Bands

Hot Engines Band

Hot Engines Band is the band that consists of professional musicians as well as experienced dancers. They play blues music for dancing. Slow and fast. Gentle and melodic as well as fun and groovy. They play not only in Russia, but also in other countries like Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine. On WinterEnd 2017 they played with not full amount of their members, but they still rocked the dancefloor and could find a way to heart of each dancer. This time we expect them to come with all their members and this means that the sound will be even richer and more powerful.

Big Daddy Blues

Big Daddy Blues is an experienced team, they perform on Minsk scene for years with very different styles of blues. And for dancers they prepared a special set! Can't wait!

Eightandout

Eightandout - amazing vocal and beautiful melody of harmonica help them to create their own unique style. They are constantly playing at our festivals and that means that they definitely know how to make dancer dive into the world of music.

Price

Full
pass

  • November120
  • December130
  • January-February140

Group
Full pass

  • November110
  • December120
  • January-February130

Belarus
Full pass

  • November110
  • December120
  • January-February130

Party
pass

  • November50
  • December55
  • January-February60

*We provide discount for groups of 10 or more people (5 couples), for holders of full-passes only.

Contact

WinterEND Location

  • Visit Us
    Vulica Byaduli 13,
    Minsk, Belarus
  • Call Us
    +375(44)744-54-02
    +375(29)252-88-15
  • Email Us
    winterendblues@gmail.com

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