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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

2017

2016

Teachers

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

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

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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