This class is suitable for those new to bugg, walz and foxtrot as well as those who are self thought. After this course you will know enough to start enjoying the dance floors in ballrooms, weddings and parties.
Why do we learn three dances in one course?
While walz usually is limited to formal romantic settings such as weddings and ballrooms
you can dance bugg and foxtrot at any festive occasion and to most styles of popular music.
Bugg is perhaps the most popular Swedish dance
and has its origins in Boogie Woogie. Usually we dance bugg to faster music and foxtrot to the slower songs. On a typical
dance evening you will need to know both dances. There are also many similarities between foxtrot and waltz and you can save time learning both in the same course. In this way, no matter what tune is playing, you will be able to dance on your next party.
All dances change with time and usual gain more movements and become more comfortable and pleasing to
watch. In the last decade or two bugg and foxtrot have gone through an impressive development
resulting in a few new styles.
In this course we will learn the newest style in bugg which is now the common one in Uppsala and around Sweden. If you have only danced the older styles of bugg you are welcome to "update" your
skills at this course. It usually takes a few lessons.
Foxtrot can be danced in the classical style (resembling waltz) with a beautiful expanded posture,
precise, polished steps and flowing rise and falls or as a more intimate social dance with improvised movements and
an expression unique for each dancer. "Fox" or "Social foxtrot", "Swedish foxtrot", "fox fusion, "dirty fox", "bachata fox", "kizomba fox", "tango fox", "dynamic fox", "modern fox" etc. This beloved child has many names! We consider all styles of foxtrot as dialects of the same dance and at this
beginners course we will focus mostly on the common features in the dialects. Our goal is to learn to dance foxtrot with great technique, variation and expression.
How much will I learn in one weekend?
Learning how to dance is like mastering a musical instrument. It takes years to bring the skills to perfection
but you can feel the joy of dancing already after the first lesson. By the end of the course most students
feel that they know enough to start dancing at any social dance event.
Dancing for us is a life long journey dotted with mostly happy and beautiful memories. We hope that we can give you
a fun and efficient start to your voyage.