THE BIG BANG!!!

 

This is a swing dancing camp for Lindy Hoppers to let themselves loose, go wild, and feel like they lived in a fairy tale for a weekend. We want to dance dance dance, improve our dancing, and spread the love of swing.

Organized by a dream team from Bangkok Swing, we are super excited to host and jam with you on the dance floor ; )

  

REGISTRATION STARTS ON 1ST DEC 2017


Discover Our Fantastic

Teachers

Bands

TWO SPECTACULAR SWING BANDS IN ONE STELLAR SWING CAMP

PREPARE FOR AN EXPLOSIVE JAM

gShirt-Tail-Stompers

THE SHIRT TAIL STOMPERS

Casey-Macgill

CASEY MACGILL
& FRIENDS


The Shirt Tail Stompers is one London’s top vintage jazz bands, who have quickly made a name for themselves at home and internationally. They are heavily influenced by Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson, Wingy Manone and many other greats from the swing and trad jazz era of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s! Lindy Hoppers are very close to their hearts and the band have relished making people’s feet move all over the world.

Casey Macgill along with two other members of his band will also be playing with The Shirt Tail Stompers this year! “I’ve played a lot of music with a lot of people,” he says “and one thing I’ve learned is to tailor my arrangements to the individual players. It gives each musical situation a unique sound.”

And so this year, we’re excited to bring to you the collaboration between the two bands and can’t wait to listen, dance, smile, and laugh with all of you at Big Bang 2018!



Competitions



OPEN
JACK & JILL



This will be a social dance competition open to everyone. Leaders and followers will be randomly drawn to dance together to several songs of varying styles and tempos, but will be judged as individuals in the preliminary rounds. Dancers selected to dance in the finals will be randomly assigned a partner again, but will be judged as a couple as they dance in a spotlight format.

ENTRY FEE: 300 THB per Individual



ADVANCED
JACK & JILL



This will be a social dance competition open to advanced dancers. Leaders and followers will be randomly drawn to dance together to several songs of varying styles and tempos, but will be judged as individuals in the preliminary rounds. Dancers selected to dance in the finals will be randomly assigned a partner again, but will be judged as a couple as they dance in a spotlight format.

ENTRY FEE: 300 THB per Individual





SOLO JAZZ



Solo jazz involves vintage solo dances from the American (and particularly African-American) jazz dance vernacular. Dancers compete in non-choreographed jazz roots dancing to music chosen by Big Bang organisers in the preliminary. The finals will be danced in a jam format to a live band.

ENTRY FEE: 300 THB per Individual




ADVANCED
STRICTLY LINDY



This will be a competition open to advanced dancers who compete at a high national/international level. Dancers register as couples and will dance to music selected by Big Bang organisers. Although choreographed sequences are not disallowed, the judges will be looking for spontaneity, creativity and connection to the music.

ENTRY FEE: 500 THB per Couple


Registration



REGISTRATION START ON 20TH DEC 2017 at 12.00 noon Bangkok Time (GMT +7)


REGULAR
FULL PASS

Includes:

* Workshops on Saturday & Sunday.
* All parties, shows, and live music from Thursday to Sunday.

10,500 THB


SOLD OUT



PARTY PASS

Includes:

* All parties, shows, and live music from Thursday to Sunday.

6,200 THB


SOLD OUT


Levels

INTERMEDIATE

(About 1 year)

Dancers who have taken a handful of classes and feel comfortable in the basics to social dance. Dancing in 6 and 8 count moves and transitions are incorporated into the dancing without hesitation.

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED

(1.5-2.5 years)

Dancers who feel comfortable with incorporating musicality into the dancing. You are familiar with moves but would like to improve the execution, technique, and styling in your dancing. Tryouts will be held for this level.

ADVANCED

(Above 2.5 years)

You feel comfortable with incorporating musicality, adjusting to rhythm and tempos, and continue to use self-criticism to improve your dancing. You have the level to teach at your local scene and absorb new material quickly. Tryouts will be held for this level.

Housing & Travel

SAMPRAN RIVERSIDE


Sampran Riverside is where visitors can experience authentic Thai way of life and learn about our local wisdom. For decades it has been considered one of Bangkok’s favorite attractions because of the obvious dedication to preserving Thailand’s natural and cultural heritage by engaging with the local community.

BOOK HOUSING at SAMPRAN RIVERSIDE:

Step 1: Download & Fill in the Form
Each room is for 3 people – please sign up as a group of 3! If you reserve a room for 1 or 2 people, we may add a roommate if the rooms are full. Thank you for understanding the camp
organising team!

Step 2: Email the form to [email protected]

Step 3: You will receive confirmation from the hotel. Pay upon departure from hotel.


TRAVELING To/From SAMPRAN RIVERSIDE:

General info: Sampran Riverside is about 2 hours from Central Bangkok by car, depending on traffic. Don’t worry, it’s not difficult.

Option 1: Big Bang bus service from BTS Skytrain Wongwian Yai station (Exit #2) to the camp on Friday, and bus services from Sampran back to central city on Sunday evening.

Option 2: You can travel to Sampran Riverside by taxi.

Sampran Riverside
Km 32 Pet Kasem Road, Sampran, Nakorn Pathom, 731 10 Tnd.

Please refer to Google Maps for driving directions. (Download Thai Map for taxi driver)

 

BIG BANG BUS SERVICE

From Bangkok to Sampran Riverside

One Departure Time only on Friday 23RD FEB 2018. Bus will arrive at the Sampran Riverside.  Estimated 2 hour journey.

Bus #1 Departure Point
Departure Time
Fare Per Person
BTS Wongwian Yai Station (Exit #2) 3:30pm 350 THB

From Sampran Riverside to Bangkok

One Departure Time only on Sunday 25TH FEB 2018. Bus will depart from the Sampran Riverside.  Estimated 2 hour journey.

Bus #2 Arrive At
Departure Time
Fare Per Person
BTS Phaya Thai Station 11:00pm 350 THB


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