About

We are looking forward to invite you to a unique event in the middle of the Tyrolean Alps. As a small community, we are happy to announce the second edition of our Shag ‘n’ Bal festival in Innsbruck, with international teachers, unique classes and of course, great surroundings.

Günter Ender / https://www.alpen-panoramen.de/panorama.php?pid=11965

Our passion for Collegiate Shag and Balboa guided us to create this festival in the beautiful city of Innsbruck. As “Alpine Jitterbugs Innsbruck” we  organise it with love for our local scene and for all our friends out there.
The local swing dance association “SwingOut Innsbruck” supports us as cooperationpartner.

Teachers

Collegiate SHag

Egle and Arnas

Egle and Arnas

Egle Nemickaite is a swing dancer from Vilnius, Lithuania where she is dancing, performing, teaching and inspiring the community at What a Jazz dance studio everyday. Dance followed Egle through all her life, but she found the real passion for Lindy Hop and later on for Collegiate Shag too. Dance has always felt like a big liberation for Egle. Liberation from routines, thoughts, work, limits. Dancing makes her feel true to herself, music and partner. It gives her the power of total freedom and also a peace to the mind, body and heart. Her rich teaching experience is being increasingly appreciated at the international workshops as well. She shares her enormous passion towards a dance with great joy and commitment. Arnas Razgūnas is a devoted swing dancer and teacher, a social dancer to the core, an explorer who often gets lost to surprise himself and discover things he didn’t think he could do. A true jazz enthusiast inspired mostly by energetic effortless swinging music Arnas is actively seeking for deep understanding of what’s swing in music and dance. Rich experience in teaching every day local classes grants quality and fun with clear explanation of his material by expressing music and yourself in it. Arnas is a co-founder of What a Jazz Dance Studio in Vilnius and co-organizer of the one and only Balboa & Shag festival in Lithuania – Swing Paradise.

Cherry and Filip

Cherry and Filip

Cherry and Filip met in 2013 on a Lindy Hop course in SWINGOUT.PL dance studio. They started to dance Collegiate Shag in 2014 among a bunch of enthusiasts who brought it to Warsaw, and partnered up while performing with the Warsaw Shag Team. - Cherry, do You want to be the best in the world one day? - Yes, why not… - Me too, so let’s get to work! With this frivolous conversation they started to work together and train regularly. After 3 months they won the Strictly Shag competition during Warsaw Collegiate Shag Festival and after 6 months they became instructors in SWINGOUT.PL. Since that moment they teach regulary Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag around Poland and abroad. Their dance is full of energy. Cherry dances with a wild Latin temperament, elegance and open head, playing with the rhythm and shaking things out. She loved to dance since she remembers. At the age of 6 she started with ballet and contemporary, then switched to ballroom and lyrical jazz for a while. Filip is a musician for many years, playing on the guitar, trombone and mandoline. He’s one of the founders of The Cajun Spices - a Polish gypsy jazz band. His passion reflects the way he dances and makes it a fine form of expression. They are full of enthusiasm, looking for new ideas and challenges. The first class they gave together was held in a Zoo for a group of children.

Balboa

Anni and Gaspar

Anni and Gaspar

Anni Skoglund (Sweden) and Gašper Hrovat (Slovenia) is an inspiring dance couple. Their style is playful, passionate and smooth. They share the love for the dance as their form of communication through rhythm, melody and harmony. To them it is the awareness of one another that make the couple dance so magic. From a young age both of them danced several styles before getting into authentic jazz dances. Anni's background lays in Swedish folk-dance, waltz and fox-trot, meanwhile Gašper's in popular 90's Street dances. Eventually swing dance came across and met them in Herräng Dance Camp. Now - performing, teaching and lecturing about swing dances, at home and abroad, has seen them as evolve into a couple that has won competitions with their vibrant style and superfast feet. But above all, social dance is their thing. Anni Skoglund After visiting a History dance-lesson of balboa in Toronto 2009, Anni knew that this was her new favourite dance. With a degree in Occupational Therapy Anni has a deeper understanding in how to help people reach their full potential in activity. Combining this with teaching dance is an ongoing and interesting journey. Within the dancing, her focus is the true feel, emotion and communication of the couple, led and inspired by harmony of swingin’ rhythms. Gašper Hrovat Gašper Hrovat is a gentleman and a classy dancer with lots of positive attitude, enthusiastic mood and inspiration. His form of dancing lays in vintage jazz dancing from 1920’s on. Gasper loves to help you find inspiration and visualise the music through the dance. The music is a central part of Gaspers interest for the history of Balboa and jazz. Ask him questions or let him Dj and you are in for a journey.

Anni & Gaspar

Anni Skoglund (Sweden) and Gašper Hrovat (Slovenia) is an inspiring dance couple. Their style is playful, passionate and smooth. They share the love for the dance as their form of communication through rhythm, melody and harmony. To them it is the awareness of one another that make the couple dance so magic.

From a young age both of them danced several styles before getting into authentic jazz dances. Anni's background lays in Swedish folk-dance, waltz and fox-trot, meanwhile Gašper's in popular 90's Street dances. Eventually swing dance came across and met them in Herräng Dance Camp.

Now - performing, teaching and lecturing about swing dances, at home and abroad, has seen them as evolve into a couple that has won competitions with their vibrant style and superfast feet. But above all, social dance is their thing.

Anni Skoglund After visiting a History dance-lesson of balboa in Toronto 2009, Anni knew that this was her new favourite dance. With a degree in Occupational Therapy Anni has a deeper understanding in how to help people reach their full potential in activity. Combining this with teaching dance is an ongoing and interesting journey. Within the dancing, her focus is the true feel, emotion and communication of the couple, led and inspired by harmony of swingin’ rhythms.

Gašper Hrovat Gašper Hrovat is a gentleman and a classy dancer with lots of positive attitude, enthusiastic mood and inspiration. His form of dancing lays in vintage jazz dancing from 1920’s on. Gasper loves to help you find inspiration and visualise the music through the dance. The music is a central part of Gaspers interest for the history of Balboa and jazz. Ask him questions or let him Dj and you are in for a journey.

Sanna and Adam

Sanna and Adam

Sanna and Adam have been dancing and teaching swing together for more than ten years. During this time, they have become well known for the joy and skill that they bring to the social dance floor. Mostly partial to balboa and lindy hop mix & match competitions, they have taken numerous titles individually at events such as The Snowball, European Swing Dance Championships and Balboa Castle Camp, as well as placing in various events in Europe and the US. In the classroom, they emphasize a solid mix of technique and playfulness resulting in a dynamic and personalized approach to musicality and movement that is accessible to all dancers.

Local Teachers

Collegiate SHag

Franziska & Jan

Balboa

Mirjam & Philipp

Classes

What is Balboa?

What is Collegiate Shag?

Tracks

Tracks,
…for everybody just the right thing!

Beginner Track

2 lessons á 75 min
(Collegiate Shag or Balboa)
with local teachers

Collegiate Shag Track

3 lessons á 90 min




Balboa Track

3 lessons á 90 min




Shag 'n' Bal Track

Depending on your combination, you can pick 4-6 Lessons á 90 min between Shag and Balboa
(Just for couples)
Best choise = same level in both dances

Slow Bal Track

- 2 lessons á 75 min
Beginner - Improver
- 2 lessons á 75 min Int - Adv


Evening Track

2 Party Evenings




Just Track-Owners can enter the parties!

Elective Classes

Egle and Arnas

1 lesson á 75 min
(Collegiate Shag)



Cherry and Filip

1 lesson á 75 min
(Collegiate Shag)



Sanna and Adam

1 lesson á 75 min
(Balboa)



Anni and Gaspar

1 lesson á 75 min
(Balboa)



Levels

Beginner

Beginner

This level is ideal for dancers who are looking for a new challenge. We will start, in Shag as well as Balboa, at the very beginning; ensuring that you learn the right techniques and basics, as well as a proper feeling for the dance. It is the right choice for everyone who would like to learn one of the two dances for the first time, but also suitable for those who already know some basics yet are not secure enough in keeping the rhythm and the basic throughout a whole song with medium or faster tempi. The aim of this track is to get comfortable with your basic technique and to get to know moves and fun variations to play with in the future. Innsbruck Shagsters: Choose this track if you have already participated in several taster classes (or not).

Collegiate Shag

Balboa

Sweet

Sweet / Collegiate Shag

You are not an absolute Collegiate Shag beginner and have taken at least two courses of regular Collegiate Shag classes and practiced a lot on your own. You know your basic by heart and are always and securely able to keep the rhythm and the basic throughout a whole song with medium or faster tempi. You are familiar with the basic moves (Tuck Turn, Send Out, Sugar Pushes, Change-Place, etc.) and you understand AND WORK ON the difference between leading – following it, versus going through the motion. Innsbruck Shagsters: This is the place to be if you have successfully completed the Collegiate Shag Beginner Class.

Sweet

Sweet / Balboa

You are not an absolute Balboa beginner and have taken at least two courses of regular Balboa classes and practiced a lot on your own. You know your basic by heart and are always and securely able to keep the rhythm and the basic throughout a whole song with medium or faster tempi. You are familiar with the basic moves (up-hold vs. downhold, in- and outs, lollies, come around, throwouts, etc.) and you understand AND WORK ON the difference between leading – following it, versus going through the motion.
Innsbruck Balboaholics: This is the place to be if you have successfully completed the Balboa Beginner Class (during the semester as well as the Cozy-Balboa-Weekend).

Crazy

Crazy / Collegiate Shag

You have already been dancing Collegiate Shag for a while, in classes as well as on the social dance floor. You have reached a point where you can enjoy social dancing with ease to tempos such as 190 bpm and more, and without worrying about your footwork. You hit the breaks in songs, are able to lead and follow the difference between quicks and slows and you DO NOT need your partner for balance. You are familiar with concepts such as relaxed leading and following arms, stretch-compression-release in leading and following and are implementing it in your technique more and more. You understand that good dancing is not about moves, moves, moves, but about the quality of leading and following them!
Innsbruck Shagsters: This is the place to be if you have successfully completed the Collegiate Shag Improver 2 Class AND attended minimum one Collegiate Shag Weekend-Workshop!!!

Crazy

Crazy / Balboa

You have already been dancing Balboa for a while, in classes as well as on the social dance floor. You have reached a point where you can enjoy social dancing with ease to tempos such as 190 bpm and more, and without worrying about your footwork (in up- or down-hold). You hit the breaks in songs, are able to lead and follow the difference between quicks and slows and you DO NOT need your partner for balance. You are familiar with concepts such as relaxed leading and following arms, stretch-compression-release in leading and following and are implementing it in your technique more and more. You understand that good dancing is not about moves, moves, moves, but about the quality of leading and following them!
Innsbruck Balboaholics: This is the place to be if you have successfully attended the Cozy-Balboa-Weekend in the Intermediate Level WITHOUT difficulties!!!

Madness

Madness / Collegiate Shag

There you go, you have already mastered all the previous levels – but you know there is so much more to learn. You dance with control of your body. Your feet and arms are there to express yourself. You are ambitious, and you love to geek out and drill technique wise. No song is too fast since you will always try and find a great way of playing with that big passion of yours. You Shag around the world and now you will find your way to Innsbruck!

Madness

Madness / Balboa

There you go, you have already mastered all the previous levels – but you know there is so much more to learn. You dance with control of your body. Your feet and arms are there to express yourself. You aim to complete your partner’s movement and speak the same language. You are ambitious, and you love to geek out and drill technique wise. No song is too difficult since you will always try and find a great way of playing with that big passion of yours. You Balboa around the world and now you will find your way to Innsbruck!

Invitational

Invitational

Advanced is never enough for you. Do you want to be challenged? This is the place for it!
If you have registered for the Madness Level you can apply for the INVITATIONAL - Level.
The INVITATIONAL - Level consists of 2 Lessons á 75 min.
After the second Madness-Lesson, your teachers will tell you if you get confirmed or not.
In case of confirmation, you have to pay directly after this lesson at the info-desk and you will get a new wristband!

1. Apply for this level on the registration form.
2. You will get the "Invitation" during the MADNESS-CLASSES from our Teachers.
3. You will pay after you got invited.
4. LIMITED to 10 Couples / Track

Workshop - ScheduLE

The schedule can be subjected to variations if necessary, for non-predictable reasons.

Evenings

Bands

Bands / Friday Night

The Ecstatic Bounce

The Ecstatic Bounce

The Ecstatic Bounce is a heavily swinging Innsbruck based collective led by singer and guitar player Lukas Bamesreiter and double bass player Flo Hupfauf. Depending on the occasion they feature various hornplayers and drummers of the tyrolean jazz scene. Living up to their name, The Ecstatic Bounce is creating ecstatically bouncing music worshipping the irresistible pulse of straight ahead swing. For their performance at Alpine Jitterbugs - Shag’n’Bal The Ecstatic Bounce will play with a carefully selected line-up of musicians especially for celebrating fast swing styles.

The Shag Sharks

The Shag Sharks

The Shag Sharks is a swing band from Valencia (Spain) that combines music and dance. They are specialised in hot jazz but their music is versatile is style and tempo.They offer an energetic show playing standards of jazz, dixieland and covers of contemporary songs at a swing rhythm. They have different combos from duo to septet. They play ukelele, trumpet and washboard and they are passionate about Shag dancing.

Headliner / Saturday Night

The Rufus Temple

The Rufus Temple Orchestra

“The Rufus Temple Orchestra radiates an almost outrageous cheerfulness.” (BERLINER ZEITUNG)
One of our Grandfathers, being a dramaturg in the 1920’s, wrote a play with a New Orleans Band in it named Rufus Temple Orchestra. That’s us now. The Rufus Temple Orchestra is a Hot Jazz Band formed by one lady and five gentlemen from Berlin who are passionate about that early traditional jazz which was born in New Orleans around 1920. Praised by their audiences for their unique fusion of an authentic vintage sound, their exquisite 1920’s aesthetics and their joyous vibe the Rufus Temple Orchestra always leaves behind cheerful hearts and dancing feet. After only two years of existence they are already a sweetheart of the Berlin swing dance community and look back on numerous Concerts in Clubs and on Festivals. They regularly tour through the whole of Germany and released their first studio album in 2017. Most recently they appeared in the international TV Series “Clash of futures” (ARD, ARTE, BBC), broadcast in september 2018.

Johannes Böhmer – Trumpet
Bastian Duncker – Clarinet, Saxophone
Johannes Lauer – Trombone
Katharina von Fintel – Banjo, Vocals
Nikolai Scharnofske – Sousaphone
Fidelis Hentze – Washboard

>>Click on the picture to visit the homepage!<<

DJ´s

Main-Dj

ALE G

ALE G

Alessio Grimaldi, aka Ale G, is a swing dj offering to enthusiasts a musical proposal in constant evolution, inspired by the passion for the contamination between genres, sound and musical languages.Natives from Naples he lives in Rome and works since 2001 as a DJ at the most important national festivals and events.With roots in electronic music that led him to play with international artists also abroad,  now proposes a dj set from lindy hop to balboa e shag.  

Competition-DJ

LORD ARNAS

LORD ARNAS

A traveling swing dance instructor and jazz enthusiast, driven by the pure joy and power of swing, also known as DJ Rhythm Lord or just One O’Clock Jump DJ, Arnas is selecting tunes as if he were dancing non-stop on the dance floor. Many big name events like Herräng Dance Camp, Rock That Swing Festival, Balkan Lindy Hop Championships and The Snowball cover his reputation as a great competition, social dance, party DJ and DJ-coordinator with professional work ethics and great taste in dance music. We are very happy to have him at Alpine Jitterbugs - Shag 'n' Bal Innsbruck!

Evening - Schedule

Competitions

© National Photo Company / Dance Marathon, 1923

Like in the good old days we ask the competitors to mix Collegiate Shag and Balboa in a creative way inspired by music and their vibes.

This will be a ‘Strictly Competition’, so grab your partner and register!

Registration-fee = 10 € / person

We would like to see some good and creative stuff happening on the dancefloor. So register and go for it!

– Open Mix ‘n’ Match Shag – Open Mix ‘n’ Match Balboa Registration-fee = 10 € / person

Endurance-Competition!

There will be some fast feet from around Europe, so we would love to let them show: who will have the fastest feet around?

At one point during the LIVE BAND you will hear, “Endurance-Competition!” This means you stay with your current dance partner and go for the competition!

May the fastest feet survive!

Like in the good old days we ask the competitors to mix Collegiate Shag and Balboa in a creative way inspired by music and their vibes.

This will be a ‘Strictly Competition’, so grab your partner and register!

Registration-fee = 10 € / person

 

We would like to see some good and creative stuff happening on the dancefloor. So register and go for it!

- Open Mix 'n' Match Shag - Open Mix 'n' Match Balboa Registration-fee = 10 € / person

Endurance-Competition!

There will be some fast feet from around Europe, so we would love to let them show: who will have the fastest feet around?

At one point during the LIVE BAND you will hear, “Endurance-Competition!" This means you stay with your current dance partner and go for the competition!

May the fastest feet survive!

The city

INNSBRUCK!

We want to offer you a mindblowing experience in the Tyrolean Alps! So take your time and dive in!

© TVB Innsbruck / Christoph Pertold

How to arrive?

We try to be a “Green Event” and because of that we would ask you kindly to use public transport to reach us or to do carpooling.

Please check the following Links by clicking on the pictures below:

What to do?

Sauna 'n' Swim

We love Sauna, do you???
Our collaboration with the local company IKB allows us to offer 70 participants a discount for entering one of the Saunas and Swimming Pools of Innsbruck. So let us know on your registration form, if you like to go to the Sauna. If you are lucky and you get drawn, you will get one of the 70 discounts.

We would consider HALLENBAD AMRASER STRAßE because it has an incredibly nice (Panorama-)Sauna!!!
The entrance to the Sauna is 16,80 € and the discount we can offer to the 70 of you is 7,70 €.

Locations

Evening LocatioN / Friday

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Evening LocatioN / Saturday

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Our Evening-Location will be the CONGRESS INNSBRUCK. Friday- and Saturday-Evening will take place at two different rooms, both located at CONGRESS INNSBRUCK: Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Österreich

Workshop Location

Our Workshop-Location will be the STREET MOTION STUDIO placed at:
Viaduktbogen 7-10, 6020 Innsbruck, Österreich
(BLACK PIN on GOOGLE MAP below!)

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Accomodation

Please don’t hesitate, to organize your accomodation!
The Christmastime is really crazy in Innsbruck.
We have reserved some accomodations at NEPOMUK´S BED & BREAKFAST and JOHN MONTAGU – BED & BEERS for you so please contact us via email -> registration@alpinejitterbugs.com
or visit the links below to get your accomodation settled.
Booking.com or the Tourist Office might help you to find a solution.
For infos about the Bed & Breakfast just click below!

Nepomuk’s Bed & Breakfast

John Montagu – Bed & Beers

Innsbruck Incoming (Tourist Information)

+43 512 56 2000 210
incoming@innsbruck.info

Sponsors

Main sponsor

Registration

Organizing your journey to a workshop can be a financial challenge. In order to support people from far way as well as all the other participants, we offer ‘Hyper-Early-Bird’-tickets.

– The first 30 registrations  will receive a discount price (just available in June).

– The next 70 registrations
will be the ‘Early-Bird’-tickets
(just available from July – August)

– Followed by the remaining 200 tickets divided in “Regular Birds” during September-October and the “Late Birds” during November-December.

This year we will limit the tickets on 300 participants.

So, get yourself the best tickets – we can’t wait to welcome you in Innsbruck!!

Timeline

1. June
2019

REGISTRATION OPENING /
HYPER EARLY BIRDS (30 Tickets)

1. July - 31. August
2019

Early Birds (70 Tickets)

1. September
2019

Late Birds (200 Tickets)

11. - 13. December
2020

ALPINE JITTERBUGS - 
SHAG 'N' BAL INNSBRUCK

Merchandise

We love good quality Merchandise!
That´s why we try to propose you the best quality we can find. We want to thank all the participants who bought a bottle or a T-Shirt last year and brought so our Festival around the globe. We don´t earn nearly anything on those gadgets, but we want to offer useful gadgets. Thanks for all the lovely feedback on our T-Shirts and bottles and sorry again that the T-Shirts were sold out that fast.

T - Shirts
Fair and ecofriendly

This year we created two different styles of T-Shirts and so we hope you like them both. It´s the same premium Bamboo (70%) -Bio Cotton (30%) fabric as last year, very soft, very fresh with a nature-friendly printing and fairly produced textiles.

WOMEN

MEN

Isolated Drinking Bottle

We are really proud of our special isolated drinking bottles. You can perfectly keep your cold and hot drinks in there. But that´s not all, we can laser your name on them if you like!!! We think it is very important to use a drinking bottle made out of stainless steel to have a longlasting product for you drinking.
The bottles will be available in a new color,…BROWN RED! 😉
It is available in two sizes, 500 ml, and 750 ml.
There are still some ONYX BLACK bottles left from last year, so just let us know in the registration form if you would like one.

Cotton bag
for shoes and everything else

Our Cotton bags are really robust and longlasting. They will be a perfect partner for every festival and also in the summertime!

COTTON Handkerchief

We have a little surprise for you!
We created a new merchandise gadget, it´s unique, and until now it seems that we are the first offering it.
A certified bio-cotton handkerchief for sweaty situations!

They are very limited, so make sure you grab yours now!
We work together with an Austrian producer named “Fazinettel”.

Volunteers and STAFF

We need you!
Building up such a big festival means a lot of work. Before, and especially “during” an event it is indispensable to have proper staff members and a lot of volunteers.
This year we let you decide, whether you want to support us with your helping hands, with your kindness, or with your responsibility for free as a volunteer or if you want to have discounts on your festival ticket.
The only difference will be the number of hours, the intensity, and the responsibility of your shift.
Every help is important to us.
If you are interested to support us, let us know on the registration form which role you gonna pick, volunteer, or staff member!

Prices

Ticket TypeSingle-TrackBeginner- or Evening-Track Shag ' n' Bal-TrackSlow Bal-TrackElective ClassInvitational
Hyper Early Bird
(no discounts usable)
90 € 30 € 140€ 35 € / 2 Lessons 15 € / Lesson 40 € / 2 Lessons
Early Bird 100 € 40 € 150 € 40 € / 2 Lessons 15 € / Lesson 40 € / 2 Lessons
Regular Bird 120 € 50 € 170 € 45 € / 2 Lessons 20 € / Lesson 40 € / 2 Lessons
Late Bird 135 € 55 € 185 € 55 € / 2 Lessons 25 € / Lesson 40 € / 2 Lessons
Teacher-Prices
90 € Evening - Track -> 30 € 140 € 35 € / 2 Lessons 15 € / Lesson 40 € / 2 Lessons
Teacher-Prices: If you are a teacher in your local scene, you have discounted prices!!! We'd be happy to have you here!!!

PLEASE DON´T WORRY!
After your registration, you will first be put on the waiting list.
As soon as we have checked your registration,
you will get a confirmation mail by us with your invoice and the payment details.

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Due to the current pandemic situation, we won’t ask you to pay before we know
for sure, that the festival can happen in December 2020.
Nevertheless, please
don`t miss the chance to save your ticket with the best price as soon as possible.
REGISTER NOW and PAY LATER!

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Due to the current pandemic situation, we won’t ask you to pay before we know
for sure, that the festival can happen in December 2020.
Nevertheless, please
don`t miss the chance to save your ticket with the best price as soon as possible.
REGISTER NOW and PAY LATER!

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