Winter Wonderland Blues
Winter Wonderland Blues is an event where Blues dancers come together to improve their dancing and enjoy each others company in a festive atmosphere, We want to celebrate our reunion, dance together and enjoy a wonderful feast.
For teaching we present to you the amazing Vicci & Adamo, two of the best Blues dance teachers in Europe.
Come and celebrate with us in Erlangen!
Kim, Andreas and Veronika for the 1. Boogie Woogie Club Nürnberg e.V.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
- The most cozy Blues dance event you can imagine to end the year with wonderful people
- 5 hours of Blues dance classes by your finest teachers Vicci & Adamo
- 4 parties with the best Blues dancing and live music including a festive banquet
- Lots of mulled wine, christmas cookies and other festive treats
- 4 local christmas markets including the famous Christkindls Markt in central Nuremberg
Registration Form: https://forms.gle/XCnsFYti4MPNm1MB9
Registration closes on the 30th of November 2023 and payments need to be on our account by December 4th. If this is a problem for you but you would like to come, please get in touch with us!
FESTIVE BANQUET AND PARTIES
Join us on Saturday for a grand holiday banquet. There will be Blues dancing with live music and amazing international DJs.
- amazing holiday food (buffet that serves all food restrictions)
- a festive atmosphere in a beutful wine cellar
- live music
- included in all passes
There are even more parties that you can look forward to:
- Thursday 14.12. – House preparty at Andreas‘ place (max 20 people so please register)
- Friday 15.12. – Big Reuninon party
- Sunday 17.12. – Cozy, snuggly Fare well party
Two Blues dance workshop tracks with 5 hours of classes each are waiting for you at Winter Wonderland Blues:
- Intermediate track
- Advanced track.
What track is the right one for me?
Our teachers have provided a guideline for you to determine where you are standing:
You have taken blues classes before, dance blues socially and have attended a few (or more) workshops. You’re ready to develop your understanding of the blues, improve your technique and widen your dancing vocabulary!
You go to regular blues classes, have attended international workshops and you dance blues regularly. You have a sound understanding of the blues and solid technique and you’re ready for more!
What do I do if I am a beginner?
We recommend, get yourself a Party ticket and book a private class with Vicci and/or Adamo. When you are at the beginning of your journey into Blues dancing having a private class with lots of personal feedback from these great teachers will bring you from zero to hero.
Privates can be booked in the registration form.
From https://www.adamoandvicci.com/about-us/ about Vicci Moore and Adamo Ciarallo:
(is dedicated to nurturing, developing, and promoting the blues scene in Europe. Thanks to his impressive linguistic abilities he can offer classes in English, Spanish, Italian and (passable) French!
Adamo has a professional qualification in teaching adults and he sees his role as teacher to facilitate the classroom in response to learner’s needs, enabling all students to achieve their potential. His classes focus on highlighting the relationship between the dancers and the music and the importance of personal expression and creativity.
He loves social dancing, teaching, competing, and listening to music, and spends his ‘spare’ time reading and learning about the history of the dance forms he loves so much. What makes Adamo’s dancing life worthwhile is the commitment, enthusiasm, and energy of his students and everybody else in what he describes as “this beautiful community of dancers”.
In addition to teaching classes around the globe Adamo is the co-founder and organiser of The Blues Room online dance school, Bluesology Teacher Training (Valencia, Spain) , The Jump dance training (Valencia, Spain), Good Time Blues Fest (Guglionesi, Italy) and co-organiser of ESpanish Blues Festival (Madrid, Spain).
(pronounced Vicky, but spelt strangely!) is a professional dancer, specialising in blues dance.
Whether it is doing it, teaching it, watching it, researching it, performing it, filming it or talking about it, there is nothing Vicci loves more in the world than dancing! She trained in a number of solo dances before discovering partner dancing in her twenties, has a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology, a first class honours degree in Dance and Choreography, accredited training in teaching adults and a Masters degree in Education.
Vicci demonstrates this wealth of experience and knowledge in her classes, where she strives to help her students become ‘thinking dancers’, giving them the tools to create and improvise, and find their own voice in the dance.
In addition to teaching classes around the globe Vicci is the co-founder and organiser of The Blues Room online dance school, Bluesology Teacher Training (Valencia, Spain), The Jump dance training (Valencia, Spain), and co-organisers of ESpanish Blues Festival (Madrid, Spain).
As a teacher not from the African American culture that created Blues dance, Vicci is dedicated to educating herself about the history, cultural values and the social context of the dance in order to honour the art form and the people who created it. She strives to pass on what she learns in every class, as well as in her ‘Discover The Blues‘ blog.
During our parties on Saturday and Sunday we present to you these amazing Blues Musicians:
Stef Rosen, Roger Wade and Lorenzo „Washboard Man“ Bergamino (Saturday)
Stef Rosen is a guitar player and singer from Berlin, Germany. His way of composing, playing and arranging is inspired by the soulful electric blues from the late 60s and early 70s.
He looks at the tradition of this music with a personal and respectful attitude. He is constantly touring around the World, playing in blues clubs, Festival, and blues dance events as solo artist or collaborating with other great musicians and bands.
He has been constantly touring non-stop..from New York to Seoul, from London to Moscow .. anywhere people need to dance their blues away!
Accompanied by the wonderful Roger Wade (Harmonica/Vocals) and Lorenzo „Washboard Man“ Bergamino (Percussions) , they create music unlike we have heard in Erlangen before.
Klaus Brandl (Sunday)
Guitarist and singer Klaus Brandl began his Never-Ending-Franconian-Tour in the early eighties.
After years as an electric guitarist in various blues bands, Brandl switched to acoustic guitar and developed his unmistakable style of melancholy slide guitar, open tunings and fast fingerpicking. Bluesy ballads, quirky rock’n’roll numbers, Hawaiian sounds or waltzes à la Grinzing form the foundation of his music.
They are songs about the darker side of life, „nightsongs“ by losers and survivors, performed with a brittle voice and oddball self-irony, independent and unconventional.
19:00 – 0:00 Pre-Houseparty in Erlangen
16:00 – 18:00 Get together with mulled wine drinking at the christmas market
20:00 – 02:00 Party at TTC Erlangen
10:00 – 12:15 Advanced track workshop with V&A @Familienzentrum
12:15 – 14:00 Lunch @Familienzentrum
14:00 – 15:00 musicality class by Stef Rosen and band @Familienzentrum
15:15 – 17:30 Intermediate track workshop with V&A @Familienzentrum
18:30 Doors open @Bayerischer Hof
19:15 Dinner starts @Bayerischer Hof
~21:00 Dancing starts with live band Stef Rosen, Roger Wade and Lorenzo „Washboard Man“ Bergamino @Bayerischer Hof
03:00 End of party
So 10:30 – 12:45 Intermediate track workshop with V&A @Logenhaus
So 12:00 – 14:30 Lunch @Cafe Brazil
So 14:30 – 16:45 Advanced track workshop with V&A @Logenhaus
So 19:00 – 01:00 Cozy Fare well Party @Familienzentrum featuring Klaus Brandl
The festive dinner will be a buffet. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food options will be included.
During all parties we will be offering a selection of mulled wine, christmas cookies and other festive treats.
In addition to the festive dinner you have the option to order a catered lunch during the registration for Saturday and/or Sunday. This will give you more time to rest and hang out with the other participants during the break time. Each day you get a small salad to your menu.
On Saturday options are:
On Sunday options are:
VENUES AND TRAVEL
All venues of the event are in Erlangen, Germany.
We recommend to find accomodation in Erlangen in the rough center. We also offer ~20 spots for hosting (people on helper tickets will be favored).
It is possible to book a room in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, where the banquet and Saturday party will be.
The closest hubs for transport are Erlangen train station and Nuremberg airport.
Workshops will take place at:
- Saturday and Sunday afternoon: Ev. Familienzentrum, Bismarckstraße 19, Erlangen
Sunday morning workshops: Kulturforum Logenhaus, Universitätsstraße 25, Erlangen
- Thursday evening – Preparty at Andreas‘ place (address will come via email)
- Friday evening -Welcome party: TTC Erlangen, Münchener Str. 55, Erlangen
- Saturday evening – festive banquet and party: Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Schuhstraße 31, Erlangen
- Sunday evening – cozy fare well party: Ev. Familienzentrum, Bismarckstraße 19, Erlangen
We are keeping costs as low as possible to enable as many of you to attend. This is a non-profit event, so all proceedings go into it.
180€ full pass (including 5 hours of classes, all parties and the Saturday banquet)
150€ low income ticket and price for members of the 1. Boogie Woogie Club Nürnberg e.V. (includes all items from the full pass)
75€ helper tickets (a subsidized ticket that includes all items of the full pass, for people otherwise not be able to attend. We expect holders of helper tickets to help more than other participants during the event.)
90€ party pass (all items of full pass except the classes. It also includes the Saturday banquet)
We can refund up to 50% of the Full Pass up until the 31.10.2023 if you cancel until then. After that point we cannot provide any refund for Full Passes, but you are welcome to sell the ticket to another person and contact us with their information. Also we might be able to find you someone who needs a ticket.
Party Passes cannot be refunded at all, but can also be given to another person. Money for catering can be fully refunded if you cancel before the 31.10.2023. After that point we cannot refund any money for catering.
Code of Conduct
Have you read about our values in our dancing scene and how we wish to create a welcoming and safe environment for all dancers?
Do you have any questions, ideas or suggestions? Please let us know and send an email to: blues(at)boogie-woogie-club-nuernberg.de
This event is presented by
1. Boogie Woogie Club Nürnberg