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Markus started dancing when he was 11 years old, he´s been dancing together with Jessy since the year 2000. Dancing runs in his blood, he loves to move to the music and the interpretation of the rhythm and melody is what makes him tick. So, he gives every dance his personal touch and with his funny way he is able to make almost everybody laugh. Right now, Markus is working as a driver and is also taking care of his wife and their two kids, which are also already quite dancy. But every spare minute is packed with dancing and preparation for dancing.
Jessy has been dancing since she was a little girl, she started with Boogie Woogie at the age of 8. Since then, dancing is her biggest passion and when you see her performing you can see, you can feel her heart. Whenever she hears music she can never stand still, she needs to move to the melody. Her sensitive and funny kind of teaching makes it so useful for students at any age. Jessy had an environmental education and now works in the economic Division. Despite this job, all her life is dedicated to dancing, especially to the swing dances and the 50s lifestyle.
Their connection is made of more than 15 years of dancing together, which means that they know each other very well, they even know sometimes what the other one is thinking…
This is what makes them such a harmonious couple. When it comes to teaching their main topics are Leading & Following paired with Musicality and they do their best to pass on their knowledge with the biggest fun to the students.
Their biggest successes are
* Vice European Champion in Juniors Class
* more than 50 wins in Juniors and Main Class in Austria
* 4 times National Champions
In 2011 Markus and Jessy started teaching and were welcomed in a lot of international camps as in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, England and many more…
Since then, they travel around the world spreading their knowledge and enthusiasm for swing dancing. Their fun, harmony and their „Viennese Sense of Humour” is what makes them superior and memorable in what they do.
Ludo and Stacy
Ludovic is in the world of dance since his childhood and Stacy started dancing when she was 12 years old. They decided to dance together to take part in Boogie Woogie competitions for the 2010 season. In 2010, Stacy and Ludovic succeeded in getting qualified for a few semi-finals in French championships. In 2011, they got qualified for the FFD French Championships final and ranked 7th. In 2012, they joined the French team as French Championships Silver medalists and started the international season. They ranked 8th int the World Ranking List. In 2013, Stacy and Ludovic win over the jury and get qualified for the World Championship final, where they rank 6th! Nowadays, Stacy and Ludovic rank 7th in the WRRC World Ranking List and hold 3 FFD French Championships Silver medals.
They just won the 2017 European Championships Silver medal in Moscow!
Agnieszka and Grzegorz have their own style and they give Boogie Woogie a new look. Their dancing technique is a combination of many different techniques with the added note of Polish style, which make their style unique. Not only are they known for being excellent dancers, but excellent teachers as well.
2016 World Championships Silver medalists
2016 European Champions
World Masters Champions 2015 – 1st place in World Ranking List
Polish Champions from 2011 to 2017
2011 and 2013 World Championships Bronze medalists
2014 European Championships Bronze medalists
2nd place in the WRRC World Ranking List 2016
Probably the longest legs in Boogie Woogie history! What we know for sure is that she is one of the best dancers of today’s scene. She has always been immersed in a musical and dancing atmosphere. She started dancing Boogie Woogie and when she was 19, with her brother Grzegorz, they formed a partnership which led them to the top of competition in 2011. With her unique style and an ever-present smile on her lips, she is always looking to perfect new moves as well as her technique, both in teaching and on the dance floor.
Nowadays, she teaches at an international level and, simultaneously with her brother, she ended her career as a competitor with the title of European Champion and the World Championships Silver medal.
He has been dancing since he was six and he discovered Boogie Woogie at eight years old, and since then, he has never turned away from it.
He started being a dance teacher at an international level in 2011. He ended his career as a competitor in 2016 with the title of European Champion and the World Championships Silver medal. Then, he focused entirely on sharing his knowledge of dance. His main aim in dance is to have fun, to play with the music and with his partners. He will always advise you to be true to yourself and to keep your own style. He likes it when he sees dancers smile and enjoy dancing as he does. In class, he is a tough but funny teacher. His concerns are keeping a good connexion and being relaxed so as to make dancing pleasant and fun.
Thorbjørn was already a triple Boogie Woogie World Champion when he met Flora and when they started out as a couple, both in dance and in life. They started competitive dancing together in 2014. Later in the same year, they became Boogie Woogie World and Europe Champions during their first competitions. The following year, they defended their title and were crowned World Champions again.
Thus, Thorbjørn became the first dancer to ever win five World Championships, with two different partners. Let’s just say a supreme and unequalled rule.
Nevertheless, Thorbjørn et Flora remain the most approachable couple to the dancers, and the most popular.
Nowadays, they travel the world to share their passion for Swing dances. In their classes, they will kindly and energetically share their knowledge with you, in all simplicity.
First things first, we are siblings and have been dancing since the fall of 2006.
Tove started taking dance classes at the age of 3 and Rasmus at the age of 6. We have both tried a lot of different dance styles but our hearts beat for swing dances. We love what we do and for us the best part about dancing is to spread the happiness and the passion of music.
In 2007, we won the Swedish Championship in Boogie Woogie & World Championship in Lindy Hop, junior class. In 2008, we won the junior World Championship in Boogie Woogie. Since then we have just continued to develop and put our hearts in the creativity of dancing together. From 2011 to 2014, we finished top three on the Boogie Woogie world ranking list. The best results were ALWAYS when we made the audience stand after a performance!
We have been teaching since 2011 and we really enjoy spreading our passion for the Swing dances.
Jean-Philippe started dancing Boogie Woogie when he was 10 years old. He trained in many different schools as well as with Remy Kouakou Kouame. Throughout these years of practice and with his various partners, he has defined his own style. He first got noticed nationally and then internationally.
Wishing to turn to a more sociable approach of swing dances, he naturally got into Lindy Hop. Later on, he studied Charleston and Balboa, especially with Anne-Helene and Bernard Cavasa. He is an all-round swing dancer who spices his dancing up with Hip Hop. Full of energy, he is constantly in search of new ways to make his dancing evolve, always aiming at more originality and complicity with his partner.
His dynamism has made him a well-known and much appreciated teacher. As a Swing and Hip Hop teacher at a national level since 2006, for the past 4 years he has been regularly called all over the world to share his passion. Teaching at all levels and ages, he brings everyone together under his dancing vision: “Dance the way you are and, above all, have fun!”
Margaux started dancing in 1994 in a small school in Pau. In 2005, she left for Toulouse to obtain her high school diploma in partnership with the conservatoire. After those 3 years, she followed a training as a dancer-interpreter with James Carles. This training in classical, modern and contemporary dancing lasted for 3 years. At the same time, she also danced in several companies in Toulouse. Having obtained her state-registered diploma, she then started teaching in several of Toulouse’s schools. It is at that time that she met Jean-Philippe when she joined his company Groov’n up, which mixes several dancing styles. She learned Swing dancing from him and joined several companies (Tagada Swing Swing, Tic Tac Swing, Funny Bones, Mashed Potato). Filled with a desire to learn more and to evolve, she started learning Charleston but also Balboa with Anne-Helene and Bernard Cavasa. She is now teaching at many festivals with Jean-Philippe. Full of energy and dynamism, she never stops taking classes so as to keep improving her technique even further.
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Lindy Hop – Balboa – Solo Jazz – Boogie Woogie
Niko is really what’s called a passionate dancer. A teacher and a competitor, recognized in the Swing community, he specializes in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Boogie Woogie, Charleston & Jazz Roots. For many years, he has travelled the world to study these disciplines, and to benefit from the teachings of the best.
Representing the Provence Swing scene (South of France), he is the co-founder and co-organizer of the international dance festival PSF (Provence Swing Festival). He also works regularly on major Workshops and Festivals in France and abroad.
His teaching stems from the constant search for musicality, associated with the technical work of the connection within the couple. He will thrill you with his enthusiasm, dynamism and musical improvisation. For him, Swing is more than a passion, it’s a way of life!
At the age of 8, Niko started with Rock’n’Roll, under the influence of the best French dancers of the time. Gifted for the stage, his career continues in a troupe Ballet Rock and parallels in the Martial Arts throughout his adolescence. Then, he evolved through the different national then international levels, alternating between Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop.
Ranking several times among the finalists of the French AFDA championships, Niko participated, until 2007, in the international circuit Master Class WRRC Boogie Woogie, including several World Cups and regularly ranking among the semi-finalists.
He is both a 30’s/40’s Jazz culture lover and a DJ, which naturally lead him to discover Lindy Hop and Balboa in 2002, in Herrang, where he met great historical swing dance figures such as Frankie Manning. Carried by their influence and inspiration, from his first year of competition in Lindy Hop, he placed on the podiums with a runner-up title in France in 2003, and a semi-finalist place at the world championships in 2004. Results followed in Solo Jazz and Balboa.
He has been teaching since 2000 in the South of France and is at the origin of the development of Swing Dances in Provence, today, with « Oh My Swing », of which he is co-founder. Niko likes to learn and is also trained in American tap dancing. He continues to roam the Dance Floors with his ever-present big smile. You must have run into him!
JB is from Haute-Savoie, where he grew up. At the age of 17, he discovered dance and in particular the Lindy Hop. He began to learn Swing dancing with Andy Spitz in Lyon and one year later, he met Thomas Blacharz, founder of the SwingJammerz. This meeting changed his life because he then decided to move to Montpellier to learn the Lindy Hop and how to teach it.
Trained by the Ninjammerz, among others, his dynamic and lively style stands out, which allows him to win competitions everywhere in Europe. His teaching is based on the “lead” and “follow” and on the technique. Now, he runs the SwingJammerz Association and organizes workshops in Montpellier.
President and co-founder of the BOOGIE SPIRIT association, where she teaches Rock’n’Roll and Boogie Woogie, Maud also shares her passion, along with Olivier Barbier, on festivals and through courses all over France (Aix, Paris, Tours, Toulouse, Nancy, Dijon,…).
She teaches what is known as “social” dancing, the kind of dancing which can be shared with everyone and which brings most fun!
Ever-smiling and full of energy, Maud will share her passion with you during her classes, in all simplicity and with a great sense of humour.
Self-taught and passionate about dancing, Olivier has always been a dancer. He is a former international BOOGIE competitor whose dancing is a subtle swing combination in which energy, style and musicality are brought together.
For almost 20 years, Olivier has acquired and developed a solid technique as well as a deep musical sensibility in many dances, especially in rock, boogie and lindy-hop. He thus became a key figure of the French swing scene.
Co-founder of Boogie Spirit and Lindy Spot in Strasbourg, he is called upon to share his passion in classes for national and international courses, where dancers enjoy his way of teaching, his precision, his availability and his sense of humour.
Winner of the 2010 French Boogie Woogie and Lindy-Hop Championships together with her brother and partner Yann-Alrick Mortreuil.
She was a member of the French Boogie Woogie team between 2007 and 2010 and placed 3rd on the World Ranking List in 2010.
Even though the list of her successes is a mile long, she is first and foremost an exceptional dancer, both charming and gentle.
Always with a smile on her face, Solenn is approachable and receptive. She will be the drop of milk in your coffee!
Lindy-hop globe trotter and rock dancer for 25 years, Stéphane created his school, the King Louis Club, in September 2004 so as to be completely dedicated to dancing, his passion.
Since then, he has been teaching all over France (Paris, Montpellier, Pontarlier, Dijon, Lille, Albi, Strasbourg, Nancy, etc.) as well as abroad (London, Brussels).
You will be charmed by the teaching skills of this former winner of the Rock’n’Roll French Championships (October 2000) and semi-finalist of the Lindy Hop World Championships (November 2004).
Lucile started dancing Rock’n’roll when she was 7 years old. At 12, she entered the King Louis Stompers company and danced in the opening act of a show in the Zénith of Toulouse for two years in a row. Since 2011, she assists Stéphane. With her youth and cheerfulness, she will transmit her passion for dancing to you.
Since 2006, Eric teaches Rock’n’Roll, Boogie, Rock interpretation, WCS, Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll and Balboa. He was an FFD jury member between 2008 and 2010, before taking over the famous TRAC school in Toulouse in 2013. It is the school where he grew up since he was 12. After being a Boogie Woogie competitor for 8 years, it is now as a coach that he collects victories.
He has been teaching with Aurélie since 2006. She has been a competitor with Eric for 2 years. She gives an artistic note to the couple, in life as well as on the dance floor.
“Truly passionate about dancing, Eric came to the TRAC when he was 12 and later on, he became one of its main pillars, if not even a cornerstone for the major Rock school in the Metropolitan Toulouse.
He is an outstanding entertainer and a rigorous teacher who is full of ideas and whose individual or group classes are always appreciated by everyone. Eric really is a role model, you won’t be able to do without him anymore!”
Laëtitia and Cédric are partners in life as well as dance partners. They first danced Rock’n’Roll before 2013, when they started dancing Boogie Woogie. They are passionate about this dance. They started Boogie competitions in 2014 at a beginner and then intermediate level. They became regional champions in 2014-2015 and in 2015-2016. They also won several national selections and ranked 3rd in the 2015 French Championships and 6th in 2016. For the 2016-2017 season, they joined a new category: “senior intermediate”, in which they ranked 1st for their first competition of the year.
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The Festival offers 165 hours of classes including 7 levels of Boogie Woogie, 4 levels of Rock Swing and 3 levels of Solo Swing.
We welcome dancers coming from all over Europe. As a result, the overall dance level on the Festival will be quite high. For this reason, it is very important that you choose your level with care.
The musicality classes aim to help you feel and understand music better, so that you will dance “with” and “on” the music.
The hand-held aerial classes (“Dips & Tricks”) aim to teach you fun variations such as dips, chairs, small portés and so on, without ever loosing the connexion between the two dancers and always being safe. It is most advisable to come to these classes with your trusted partner.
Finally, “footwork” classes are very fun classes where you will practice moves and footworks which will improve your dance, whether in solo or in couple.
Indeed, the program offers you a very wide range of classes so as to fill your Boogie Woogie, your Rock Swing and your Solo Swing with musicality, variations, aerials and footworks.
One of the unique aspects of the Boogie Spirit Festival is the free choice of your classes, according to your level, which you will make when registering online. You can take part in classes of a lower level than yours if the subject interests you, but we strongly advise against taking a class in a level that is higher than yours.
Regardless of the dance(s) that you wish to practice (Boogie Woogie, Rock Swing, Solo Swing), we remind you that:
For the dancers who register in “Competition Boogie”, you can only register as a couple.
Except in the aerials and competition classes, the instructors are encouraged to rotate partners during class to offer the best learning experience for everyone. It’s the instructor’s decision whether to allow non-rotating couples in class.
We apologize if a few of your classes have significantly more followers or leaders, in spite of our IT system which manages the balance in classes. The instructors are encouraged to rotate partners frequently to reduce your waiting time as much as possible. If you reach a position without a partner, take advantage of this opportunity to concentrate on your own moves.
You will improve most if you participate in a class that matches your own skill level. Don’t overestimate yourself, or you and your fellow students won’t have any fun. Even when a higher-level class has an interesting theme, you should only take that class if you have already the required skills. This will allow the instructors to meet your specific needs to the best of their abilities. If you are still in doubt about the proper class level, you can ask a teacher for a recommendation. Be aware that the “Advanced” and “Advanced +” level are the highest levels at the dance camp. If you consider yourself to be one of the best dancers at the festival and others think the same, then this level is for you.
With your camp package you will receive wristbands of different colours for all of the dance camp days that you booked. Participation in classes is only allowed with a valid wristband. People without a wristband will be penalized. You must wear the respective wristband on one of your wrists (not both, please). If you lose your wristband we can’t give you a replacement and you will have to pay again.
Video recording is not allowed during the classes. If the teachers agree, you can record a summary of the class at the end of the lesson.
You must arrange private lessons directly with the instructors. To that purpose, dance studios are at your disposal for free, so you will have to contact us in order to book one. However, you will have to bring your own audio devices if the teacher does not.
In the Dance Studios:
NO POWDER, NO WAX !! Nor any similar substances on the dance floors.
Many of the studios have their own changing rooms with toilets and showers.
The dance studios are provided clean and with heating. For this reason, please come with a specific pair of shoes for the classes and another one for outside, given how unpredictable the weather can be. (If you do not own dance shoes, you will find a wide choice of shoes made especially for dancing on the Retro Market).
This is, perhaps, the most important topic. Please make sure that you take a shower every morning and brush your teeth. Fresh breath is very important! It might be cool in your peer group to smell strongly of beer, wine or smoke, but it is definitely inappropriate in class. We suggest you join the trend to brush your teeth more than once a day.
In hot and energetic classes, it’s normal for your T-shirt to become sweaty and wet. The best solution is to make use of a well-tested home remedy and bring enough fresh T-shirt and towels with you. If you do not have enough T-shirts, you can find some at the Boogie Spirit shop or on the Retro Market. T-shirts from the day before which only have been aired on the balcony and haven’t seen a washing machine from the inside are not considered fresh in Elsass!
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Simon Cranstoun was born in Caterham, Surrey. His father, Bill Cranstoun, promoted Jamaican music in the 1960s. Si also loved 1950s and 1960s rock and R&B music. Because he knew so many songs, he was chosen as singer for his high school band. He began to write songs at the age of 16. Cranstoun and his brother Tyber formed The Dualers, a Ska band. Cranstoun spent twenty years as a street busker in London, and once was given 30p by Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Cranstoun met his wife, Tamu, while singing in Croydon. They have a daughter and a son. He left the Dualers in 2010. He adopted a style that had more Rock or Rhythm and blues. He formed a band which started to get hired to perform in pubs and small venues. He said of the difficulty in getting started, “they just saw me as a reggae artist doing bebop and were a bit like: ‘What is he doing here?'” In 2013 he performed with Little Richard in Las Vegas. He was spotted in April that year and signed up with Warner. His single Caught in the Moonlight was shortlisted on the Radio 2 playlist.
Cranstoun has said that Elvis Presley’s music was the first music he ever listened to, and Presley profoundly influenced his taste. He told an interviewer, “As a kid I used to spend all my pocket money on vintage records from the ’50’s and ’60’s. I got it home, listened to it, loved it, sang along to it.” His style draws heavily on music of this period. He said of his single Never Gonna Let You Go, “Motown Soul fused with Rock ‘n’ Roll. Well, they said it could never be done so this song is going to prove them wrong.” Chris Evans described his vintage pop as, “A squeeze of the Bee Gees, a bit of Billy Joel, a dash of Dean Friedman, and a ripple of Rodriguez.”
Sébastien Troendlé : see his biography on the page below : “Sébastien Troendlé Solo”
Lluis Coloma : See his full biography on his website : www.lluiscoloma.com
The Money Makers band was formed in September of 2011 when Jean-Philippe Soler (Billy Hornett) met Damien Daigneau and Matthieu Gastaldi (The Flyin’ Muffins) and discovered their shared passion for the history of blues. The guys picked their band name just after being featured on a local radio show playing a few Elmore James’ songs, including the famous “Shake Your Money Maker”.
Tristan Camilleri join them in 2013, now making the trio a four piece band and expanding its repertoire.
Soon after the fourth addition, the band released their first album “Good Music For Hot Chicks” featuring blues standards.
The Money Makers have performed extensively touring France and Switzerland. Following increased success in 2015, The Money Makers decided to add additional instrumentation whenever possible including baritone sax, two tenor saxes and trumpet. Along with the new instrumentation, the band decided to change their name to The Money Makers’ Big Band.
Proud of their brand new band, The Money Makers Big Band recorded their new album “Be My Guest” in the spring of 2016.
Starting in 2016, Amhell and the Crack-Ups is a dirty, jazzy, rhythm and blues band wishing to make everyone dance and party, from music lovers to lindy hoppers.
Gifted multi-instrumentalist, Pascal Ammann plays the lead guitar, drums or double bass in most of the current touring bands from rockabilly to western swing, including rhythm and blues and so on. Regular member of the Lonesome Drifters, Sonny Tucker and the Tornados, Shorty Tom and the Longshots and too many to list them all, he also plays with international stars like Little Willie Littlefield, Pep Torres, Arsen Roulette, Jan Svensson, Marcel Riesco and many more…
After joining on few dates on the guitar with Amhell’s previous band the Barefoot Stompers, they both decided to make something of their own. First starting as a jazz duo, sometimes helped by a drummer, they quickly decided to mix Amhell’s wish to play rhythm and blues and Pascal’s love and skills for jazz music.
Very soon, the young and talented David Giudicci, who already plays in Mars Attacks and North Side Playboys and who has already backed up Phil Crosby Jr. and Ruby Ann, joined the band as the regular drummer.
Wishing to stay in a 40’s jazz spirit, they decided to go on as a trio, and to try to keep this classy, drinking, smoky atmosphere you could find in the 40’s prohibition clubs.
Boogielicious is a German-Dutch Boogie-, Blues- and Jazz-Trio that was established with Eeco Rijken Rapp (piano, vocals) and David Herzel (drums) as a duo in 2007. One year later they continued as a trio together with Dr. Bertram Becher on Blues harmonica. Since then, the Boogielicious produced two duo and two trio albums that all were very well accepted by the audience (press voice about their latest album “Boogie aLive: “Effortless, weightless, simply wonderful…”).
Boogielicious creates a unique and very dynamic sound that is driven by David Herzel’s tasty and groovy drumming style together with Eeco Rijken Rapp’s fluent and highly-skilled Boogie piano and his warm voice. Their music is spiced-up with Bertram Becher’s professionally played Blues harmonica that fit very well into their way of celebrating the Boogie Woogie.
Boogielicious is one of the most extraordinary Boogie Woogie bands in Europe and transports the music of the 1920th, 30th and 40th into the 21st century. Boogielicious’ passionate performances led to numerous concerts within Germany and all over Europe: they played on festivals and in Jazz clubs in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, England and Portugal.
Boogielicious is a trio that on the one hand electrifies the Boogie Woogie community, Rock’n Roll lovers and traditional Blues and Jazz enthusiasts, but on the other hand reaches all fans of handmade music in general. Their brilliant interaction on stage paired with the individual virtuosity of each of the musicians catches the audience initially. Their music seems to be their purpose of life and they play it because they want to create unforgetable moments! That is why Boogielicious was able to extend their audience far beyond the typical Boogie, Blues or Jazz listeners: for a while, more and more younger fans come to their concerts as well.
To put it into short terms and as the band name already suggests: delicious Boogie Woogie and more!
Sébastien Troendlé is a French pianist and a graduate of the City of Basel Music Academy whose eclectic style is constantly nurtured, as he has always been contributing to various projects, including not only jazz and reggae, but also the blues and French chanson.
His eclectic experiences:
A sought-after gifted improviser, composer, arranger and musical director, Sébastien has lived multiples experiences. Among those are, for instance, his participation in Marc Ullrich’s quintet, with whom he performed at the Bird’s Eye in Basel and the Jazz Festival in Mulhouse – 2003 -, his first experience as an actor in the play staged by Sébastien Bizzotto La Chère Main de Germain in tribute to the Alsatian father figure Germain Muller – 2013 -, and his contribution to the Théâtre de la Choucrouterie satirical show – 2011/2016. Last but not least, his arrangements of the French group Les Dessous de la Vie’s album La Libido du Living-Room – 2013.
An experienced pedagogue:
Imparting knowledge is central to Sébastien’s activities, for he has started teaching the piano when he was 15. He used to be a teacher at the Ecole of Musique in Haguenau for five years and a supply teacher in different courses, including the piano, theory, rhythm and listening at the City of Basel Music Academy. Enthusiastic about his instrument, he both learnt the piano technique and posture with Jean Fessina, and took classical piano lessons with Francis Wirth. All this knowledge is integral to his pedagogical approche, since Sebastien is still a private teacher.
He has produced and edited the three albums of the group Valiumvalse – French chanson – under the PST label he founded in 2004, before joining them in 2008 until they took a break in 2012.
From 2008 to 2012 he experienced the relation danse/music accompanying on the piano at the Centre Chorégraphique in Strasbourg. In these five years, he extemporised discovery workshops and trainings for professionals, during classical, contemporary and jazz lessons.
From 2000 to 2009 he played with the Swiss reggae band Famara, took part in the most prestigious festivals and performed together with some of the biggest names of reggae, such as Tiken Jah Fakoly, Alpha Blondy, Israel Vibration, Ziggy Marley and Gentleman.
Over 300 concerts in France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria, and five albums – he composed the music for one of them and made the arrangements of two other ones -make up this nine-year considerable experience.
Strings for Two:
Between 2012 and 2015, he reformed the blues duet Stings for Two with his friend Guy Roël, a singer and guitar player. Together they revisited to refine the rural and urban blues, thanks to their long-time bond and unswerving groove! Their repertoire includes references to Charles Brown, Leroy Carr, Big Joe Tur ner, Taj Mahal, T Bone Walker… and many more.
They talk about him…
“Sébastien told me he wanted to become a musician after going to see a concert with my orchestra played in Alsace, when he was ten… Twenty years have gone by since then, and he came to my home in autumn 2013 with a record in his hand and a lot of fire in his fingers. I’m happy this new generation is still bringing the same passion to this music I love so much.”
“Sébastien Troendlé is a demanding, generous pianist who’s following in the steps of Claude Bolling. His passion is unshakeable, and his vocation is to share the authenticity of Ragtime and Boogie, the music-styles which emerged in the barrelhouses of ghettoes along the Mississippi and lie at the source of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, both of them major 20th century genres.”
Patrick FRÉMEAUX Frémeaux & Associés, Record company
“The surprise newcomer of the year was French boogie master Sébastien Troendlé. Playing with polish and virtuosity, Troendlé also flashed an inviting ear-to-ear grin, charmed with his French accent and performed on a large ball, a most unconventional calling card!”
Murray BISHOFF, The Monett Times Midweek (USA)
His own projects mes têtes – 2003: his first solo album « mes têtes » was released in 2003 (Label PST). Argentinian bandoneonist Juan-José Mosalini sponsored the launch party: the audience was unanimous and reviews measured the « full scope of his musicality ».
Faust by Murnau: initially created in compliance with a request, Sébastien now offers the setting of F.W.Murnau’s Faust to music in piano solo performance. After his six-year experience at the Centre Chorégraphique in Strasbourg, wherein Sébastien accompanied and improvised along dance performances, Faust is itself a continuation of that sonorous illustration of the movements, the atmosphere and the emotions.
Comic-concert on «The Park bench» by Christophe Chabouté – 2017: long drawn to the world of Christophe Chabouté, Sébastien has created «Rag & Boogie», a book written by Valérie Paumier and illustrated by Christophe. The creation of this BD-concert was an opportunity to continue this collaboration differently. « The park benchl» is an acclaimed story of a park bench and the lives it witnesses. At once intimate and universal, and with an exquisite narrative arc, it is one of the most moving books you could hope to come across.
Rag’n Boogie: a show which tells both the personal story of a white musician whose dream is to be a black pianist, and the universal story of that wonderful « black music »: from slavery to the most beautiful pages of ragtime and boogie-woogie. As part of an overall effort to promote ragtime, boogie-woogie and preserve that musical heritage, Rag’n Boogie also is:
Sébastien is currently touring with his cinema-like concert and the Rag’n Boogie show for which, just like a researcher, he ceaselessly explores new ways to promote ragtime, boogie-woogie and their stories. He is a guest in many Boogie-Woogie festivals (Laroquebrou, Cambrai, Beaune), but also Ragtime festivals such as the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in the USA.
My name is Justin Mast, I am 18 years old.
Music is and has always been my passion. I started playing the guitar and taking classes in a music school when I was 8.
I have had several teachers who taught me various techniques and who lead me to discover many different musical styles. Nowadays, I play country music, rock’n’roll as well as blues, but not exclusively.
I am always curious to listen to artists I don’t know and to draw inspiration from them. As a performer and writer of songs in various styles, I love to try to compose my own music and I sometimes test it in front of an audience.
I love to attend live shows.
Three years ago, I started self-teaching to sing on Johnny Cash’s songs, whom I admire.
This year, I was able to perform solo several times, in festivals and in various bars, both in Strasbourg and in Germany.
Shorty Tom and the Longshots is a trio which was created in 2012. For one year now, Tom has been accompanied by two talented musicians from Switzerland, Matteo Ringressi (Steel Guitar / Violin / Vocals) and Pascal Ammann (Guitar).
This French-Swiss quatuor, joined by Stéphane Ferlay on the bass guitar, plays rural hillbilly/rockabilly, with perfectly executed songs, such as “I’m Gonna Ride” (Dwain Bell) or “The World Would Be A Better Place” (Zeke & Red), which was released in 2016 with the Wooden Barn Label.
Among Jerry Calonder’s highlights, he played as a supporting act for Fats Domino and with the Rockets for Bill Haley’s Original Comets. Under the name of Rockin’ Piano Jerry, he also worked as a solo piano bar singer artist. His a regular in the high standing hotels from the Chur area. He plays in a style that goes from spirituals, swing, boogie-woogie, blues to rock ‘n’ roll.
HAVE THE WAX AND LOVE TO TRAVEL – For over 35 year a dedicated member of the european Rockin’ and Vintage Scene. Djing & organising events for nearly 30 years now! Did many Club Gigs & international Festivals such as Rhythm Riot, Spring & Summer Jamboree, Hangar Rockin’, Southside Rumble, Vintage Motors, Vintage Roots Festival, Istherhop… plus R’N”R, early Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly/Hillbilly, Lindyhop and Balboa events all around europe….. Love to do Club gigs too!!!! Prefer to work with analog recordings (33/45/78 RPM) carefully selected from my collection ( all styles swingin’, rhythm and rockin’ ca. 1930-1967). Love to entertain dancers and party people alike! Can also supply my own equipment if needed! Just send PM and then let the good times roll!
(see the line-up in « live shows and DJs »)
(See the list of exhibitors bellow)
Oncle John est un artisan Franco-Suisse basé à la cité Danzas à Saint-Louis. Peintre en lettres et Graphiste, il travaille essentiellement à la main et réalise des enseignes, panneaux, façades de magasin, publicités, peintures murales et objets décoratifs. Passionné par le lettrage et marqué par une forte inspiration américaine des année 50 et 70, old school, tattoo traditionnel, Circus et Western il propose ses réalisations pour toutes personnes recherchant un travail original et authentique !
Oncle John is a Franco-Swiss craftsman based at La Cité Danza in Saint-Louis. He is a Font Designer and Graphic Artist whose work is mostly handmade. He creates signs, billboards, store façades, adverts, wall paintings and decorative objects. With lettering as a passion and a strong influence from the American 50s and 70s, old school, traditional tattooing, Circus and Western, his work will suit anyone looking for a genuine and original creation!
Member of VDMD
You can contact me for:
– movie costumes
– design outfits
– total restyling
– historical or dance costumes
– styling advice
Working in the world of art since the 90s, David started his career in the world of night work by taking part in the creation of shows, which lead to this beautiful adventure. He is accompanied in his work by is ever-present partner in crime: KANSAS of Elsass, whose career is already famous: Zénith, Wine Fair, and shows in Elsass’s biggest venues…
Being passionate about the 30s to 50s and about the Kustom scene, there was a project nagging David for quite some time: te creation of an event centered around that world. That is what he did by creating the “Little Rumbles” in the Colmar area. He also managed the first “Magic Mirror” in Elsass, at Colmar’s Wine Fair, where he created a Burlesque and Vintage entertainment spiced up with wild concerts! Since then, he has been helping at the various Rock’n’Roll events in Strasbourg area so that the Vintage Spirit may live on and thrive!
OLDTIMER REGISTRATIONS 2017
For a long time, the town of Illkirch-Graffenstaden has been leading a cultural policy based on conviviality and accessibility to the largest possible number. Its cultural centre, l’Illiade, welcomes more than 50000 spectators on its 3500m2 each year, with a season offering more than 90 shows hosting artists renowned nationally and internationally, as well as local companies and bands. It will transform into dance studios and host a large vintage market as well as the live shows during the weekend.
Your classes will take place in optimal conditions on the former SACM thermal plant, which is an emblematic and exceptional site of the Illkirch-Graffenstaden town. For one weekend, the former industrial land, in its haven of greenery, becomes a more than 2000m2 venue dedicated to Boogie-Woogie and Swing Rock. At a less than 5min walk from the Illiade site where the concerts will take place, following the banks of the Ill river, you will find the vintage market and the OLD TIMER meeting, as well as some of your classes.
La Vill’A Illkirch, Rue Krafft, 67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden
We strongly advise to book your accommodation as soon as possible to make sure it is as close as possible to the festival site. When booking, do not forget to indicate that you are taking part in the Boogie Spirit Festival, so as to benefit from the following prices:
Price for a single room (1 person) and per night, all taxes included, breakfast included, from Thursday to Sunday included (+ 1€60 resort fee/day/person)
Price for a double room (2 persons) and per night, all taxes included, breakfast included, from Thursday to Sunday included (+ 1€60 resort fee/day/person)
Price for 3 persons and per night, all taxes included, breakfast included, from Thursday to Sunday included (+ 1€60 resort fee/day/person)
Price for 4 persons and per night, all taxes included, breakfast included, from Thursday to Sunday included (+ 1€60 resort fee/day/person)
You will find enclosed a room description in French and English.
The hotel is 100 metres away from l’Illiade and 200 metres away from la Villa.
A private and protected car park is available for 6€/night.
The hotel’s restaurant “Les Terrasses d’Illkirch” is a gourmet halt. It is open for lunch and dinner from Mondays to Fridays, as well as on Saturdays for dinner (not for lunch). You will enjoy tasting the local cuisine in this restaurant which is well-known for its high quality.
Espace Commercial La Vigie
11 rue Ferdinand Braun
67540 OstwaldNuméro de téléphone réservé au Festival : (+33) 03 88 66 89 62
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrefour de la Vigie
Rue du 23 novembre
(Adresse GPS : Rue du 23 Novembre – 67540 OSTWALD)
Numéro de téléphone réservé au Festival : (+33) 03 88 55 56 87
Mail : email@example.com
We have negotiated very preferential prices for you:
When booking you only have to indicate that you come for the “Boogie Spirit Festival”
We strongly advise you to make your bookings via the e-mail addresses herewith.
To make your bookings by phone, please use expressly the numbers herewith at the following hours: from 7.30am to 11.00am and from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.
39€/night for a double bed (160cm) bedroom
39€/night for a room with two simple beds
60€/ night for a room for four persons.
All mod-cons rooms.
A private and protected car park is available for free (closed at night)
The hotel is located 5 mins away from l’Illiade by car / 10 mins by bus (bus stop is in front of the hotel) / 20 mins walking.
As for our previous Festival, a 1949 old-timer bus will be at your disposal:
From 9.30am to 11.00am, from 6.00pm to 22.00pm and from 1.00am to 3.00am.
A contribution of 2,50€ per ride will be required to use the bus. Tickets will be sold ONLY at the Festival shop or on presale during your registration on the website.
When registering on the website, there will be an “unlimited rides” offer for people coming to the Festival for several days, for 25€ (Presales ONLY) or for 30€ at the Festival shop.
This bus will only stop at Ostwald and Geispolsheim’s BnB Hotels** and at the Strasbourg La Vigie IBIS BUDGET.
15 rue Ferdinand Braun, Lieu dit La Vigie, 67540 Ostwald
more informations soon
TARIFS CAMP DE DANSE ET SOIREES – DANCE CAMP AND EVENINGS PRICES
TARIFS DES SOIREES ET OPTIONS (uniquement) / EVENINGS AND CONTESTS PRICES (only)
DOWNLOAD THE DJs AND BANDS SCHEDULE HERE
You will be redirected to our partner website “SAVEMEADANCE.COM” so as to proceed with your registration.
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