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How to create a roaring party–5 essentials

What ingredients are needed to create a roaring party? Frank, lead singer of Frank Martini and his orchestra, lists all the necessities: 1.  The music. Play only real old school swing, so you don’t have to worry ’bout any untz. 2. Pick the right venue. When you walk through the doors you want to enter a ballroom from the 1920’s. A venue like the ”Hall of Mirrors at Grand Hôtel, Stockholm.  3. Let loose. That will create a permissive atmosphere for all. DecaVitas partying at Party of the Century 4. Collaborate with talented artists. At Frank Martini’s Party of the Century you can be sure to be entertained...

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Katja Završnik: ”He is my favorit lead”

5 favorite qualities in Katja Završnik favorite leader: staying on time is definitely one quality that makes a great leader. Also, getting to know the follower and adapt. I remember dancing with a leader once and after he lead a spin and I think I did two and he said, “Oh yeah, you are a spinner!” and he just started to play around with spins and turns. And this is great, to first acknowledge what you can and can’t dobefore starting to just execute moves. I love to play around with the action reaction idea. That’s why I appreciate leaders...

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Herrang gems by Mimmi & Fredrik

  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 the...

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How to handle post-Herräng-depression! Unexpected advice of Peter Loggins

What must I not miss at HDC? – 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 that...

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