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Eye to eye with Skye Humphries

The year of 2017 is going to be memorable to Skye Humphries. In August, he strives to win ILHC. In October, the sixth edition of Frida & Skye weekend is coming up and by November he is getting married. “It will be great!” says the coveted artist. But before thoes events he will spend five weeks at ”Paradise on earth”.  Watching Skye on the dance floor is bliss. He is energetic and his library of movements seems inexhaustible. The first and only time I had the guts to ask Skye Humphries for a dance was at Dansbanan, Folkets Hus in Herräng. Apparently a queue...

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Herrang hideaways–gems by Mimmi & Fredrik

Photo from Castle-Hop Do not make plans, just go with the flow. When something happens, go there! Take part! Go to the rocks by the beach to swim during breaks. It is the best place to hang out on hot days. Bring mosquito repellent to Dansbanan in the evenings. If you cannot clone yourself to be three people at once (one who dances, one who participates in social activities and one who is at home sleeping) make sure to be totally present right where you are! Dance a lot! Herräng is an opportunity to dance with people from all over...

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”It’s just a dance, not science” Mimmi & Fredrik

She combines wild motion with sober elegance. He has an eccentric style that is manifested in his moves, sound and manner of speech. Mimmi Gunnarsson Bringlöv and Fredrik Dahlberg remain true to the origins of swing dancing–yet they encourage students to explore uncharted territory. Here is why! by:Annika Munter edited by:Odella Schattin  In history, the exact moment something began is often hard to pin down. This is the case with swing dancing (it took a few years to decide on a name for how people moved to swing music). The same thing goes for Mimmi and Fredrik’s partnership. First...

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Personal with Alice Mei

Ready for breathtaking spins? In an open-hearted interview Alice Mei celebrates her inspirational heroes, expose her insecurities and reveals what she would give her students if she had a magic wand–letting you into the mind of one of the best follows in modern times. edited by: Odella Schattin It´s the final days of 2016. Stockholm is dark and cold but that does not seem to worry Alice Mei. We meet in the lobby of the Clarion Hotel Sign. She rubs her eyes with the back of her hand, stifling a yawn and tells me a story from last night’s party. It was good! She has...

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Get your best Herräng experience ever–keys by Peter Loggings

What must I not miss at HDC 2017? – The meetings! They will always be a part of the backbone of HDC.  Important to understand is Herräng creates the framework in which anything can happen, but it takes people to make things happen!  You make the camp what it is, take part, donate your time or ideas and magic will happen. No two years are the same in Herrang, it evolves like everything else making expected unexpected! You play the trombone and washboard. Were and when? – Well, the past 5 years after the meeting we had a group...

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