June 21 - June 23, 2019

OSLO, NORWAY 

Bygdelagssamskipnaden – BLS
Nordahl Bruns gate 22
0165 Oslo

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John Festa

Patty Vo 

Gyuri Dorko

D J Diana Iancu

- the pocket rocket

-the funny guy 

DJ DD

- the sexy vesta

W

Wonder

C

Connect 

S

Sun

S

SWING

O

OSLO 

L

LOVE

SOL SWING is different. 

 

This event is unique because it has nothing to do with competition. It´s all about learning, getting back to the roots, bringing back soul, mixed with old and new school, midnight sun and lots of fun. 

Let´s celebrate summer SOLSTICE learning from some of the longest WCS professionals in the business connecting on and off the dance floor and making lifetime lasting friendships.

Schedule

Friday

'Friday is all about getting back to the roots of WCS, meet our pros, sharing their passion and love for the dance and community, allowing students to ask questions, learning old moves we should all know, followed by a beautiful party in a beautiful studio"

Saturday

'Saturday is all about movement and connection. You will learn how to connect to your own body, to your partner and to the music. Variations you learned during the day will already be applicable at the party and everyone will be having a good time´

SUNday

Sunday is about SUN & FUN.

We will dance to the music, feel the heat as we walk down the street to the beach and make plans to already see your new friends at the next event! You will get hooked, feel re-energized and inspired to dance more´

10:30 - 13:00 

Workshops

 

13:00 - 15:00
Break

 

15:00 - 18:00 
Workshops

 

18:00 - 20:00 
Dinner Break

 

20:00 - 2:00

Party 

Pro Show @ 23:00 

Tickets

Our previous event sold out within two weeks so make sure to book early.
We have limited spaces and we apologise in advance who do not get a ticket.

1st 25 tickets

950 nok

SOLD OUT 

Student / Internationals

850 nok

2nd 25 tickets

1200 nok

SOLD OUT 

Student / Internationals 

1000 nok

until sold out 

1450 nok

Student / Internationals

1200 nok

Venue

-Bygdelagssamskipnaden – BLS
Nordahl Bruns gate 22
0165 Oslo

Transportation

To get to the venue take : L1, L2, L21, L22  from Oslo Central Station to Nationaltheatret stasjon

  It takes10 min and it goes every 10 min

3 hotel options near the venue

- linked directly to google maps below. 

- estimated time walking in minutes shown

Scandic (3 min)

St. Olavs plass 1, 0165 Oslo

23 15 56 00

Thon Hotel Europa (4 min) 

Radisson Blu (4 min)

Holbergs gate 30, 0166 Oslo

23 29 30 00

Pro bios & videos

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John Festa

USA

Festa was born into a New York family where swing dancing was vital. He was taught the Lindy Hop at an early age as dancing happened at every family function from barbecues to funerals.  After a career in ballet, John rediscovered Lindy Hop in the burgeoning swing scene of NYC in the late 80's. It was at his first swing weekend that John was introduced to West Coast Swing. What was most attractive to John was the diversity of music. He quickly became a pivotal figure in the national West Coast Swing world. While he no longer competes, he still wears many hats in the swing world as teacher, judge and DJ.

Having been raised in a music-filled house, John’s passion for music began early on. The combination of extensive knowledge and an intimacy and appreciation for music gives John a distinctive sound as a deejay.

Recognition has taken place over his many years of service to the community. Festa has been the recipient of the DJ of the Year award, is a Living Legend of Dance, and been inducted into the Kenny Wetzel DJ Hall of Fame and the World Swing Dance Council Hall of Fame, to name a few.

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Patty Vo

USA

Patty Vo is universally regarded as one of the top female West Coast Swing dancers in the world.

She is known for her superb "feel for the music," creativity, vers
atility, and especially her dynamism and charisma on the dance floor. 

She is also a highly respected international instructor, judge, and competitor.  She has won numerous national competitions and awards, including placing five times at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships.  Patty teaches all over the world.  She is a tough teacher who focuses on technique (centering, musicality, footwork, lead/follow skills, etc), musicality, timing, creativity, and most important of all, having fun.  Her classes are challenging, innovative, and insightful.  Her methods have produced some of the best dancers in the USA. 

Her dance training includes West Coast Swing, Ballroom, Salsa, Jazz, Lyrical, Hustle, Lindy, and Country.

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Gyuri Dorko

CH

Gyuri is dancing partner dances from the age of 13. He is trained in west coast swing, lindy hop, blues, and international ballroom dances. He learned his west coast swing roots in California, and since then he travels all around the world to learn from best international pros. Gyuri is well known for his musicality and his social dancing skills. On parties he is always among the last ones leaving the floor. He has been awarded social dancing and spirit awards on the New Years Swing Fling (London), at the French Open (Paris), and at the UK championship. Gyuri is a certified PDIA instructor and GPDIA judge, as well as a Franklin Method instructor.

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