Event Announcements > Camp Jitterbug 2006 & The Jump Session Show

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  1. petitetonya

    petitetonya New Member

    And you thought Camp Jitterbug couldn't get any better...check THIS out!!

    CAMP JITTERBUG
    & THE JUMP SESSION SHOW
    SEATTLE, WA
    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
    MAY 26TH-29TH 2006


    Camp Jitterbug Online Registration is now open!!!

    Get ready for the biggest and best Camp Jitterbug yet...we have so many exciting things in the works this year so check it out! For all of the details and to register, visit:

    www.campjitterbug.com


    Check out the CJ2005 Video Trailer to get you excited for CJ2006!!

    http://www.campjitterbug.com/video/CampJ2005.wmv


    CJ INSTRUCTOR LINE-UP
    We are excited about or diverse line-up this year including some extraordinary tap instructors. As usual, the line-up keeps growing...here is who we have confirmed so far!

    Chester Whitmore
    Peter Loggins
    Sylvia Skylar
    Joseph Wiggan
    Nina Gilkenson
    Andy Reid
    Naomi Uyama
    Todd Yannacone
    Ria DeBiase
    Nick Williams
    Jen Urich
    Marty Lau
    Giselle Anguizola
    Jeremy Otth
    Laura Keat
    Mikey Pedroza
    Emily Hoffberg
    JoJo Jackson
    Shesha Marvin
    Nikki Klaus
    Sean Morris
    Tonya Morris
    Anthony Wheaton
    Sarah Farrelly


    CLASS SIZE AND TRACKS
    Last year CJ tripled in attendance and although we added a third venue, the class sizes were larger than we like. So, this year we have 4 tracks of classes in order to accomodate all of the dancers and to keep class sizes down. With this in mind, we still anticipate CJ selling out early so please sign up in advance to ensure your spot.


    MASTERS TRACK
    This year we will be adding a masters track that will be audition only. This track is meant to offer the highest level of classes to our most advanced dancers. The audition will be held on Saturday morning at 10am and the masters track will be limited in size.


    THE JUMP SESSION SHOW
    This year we have a huge treat for you...we are producing a one hour show called The Jump Session: Jazz through the Ages on Friday night. It is the story of jazz dance from the early 1900's to the 1940's. It will feature the CJ instructors and many other performers in tap, jazz, lindy hop, blues, cakewalk, snakehips, charleston and more. The show will be performed to a live 10 piece big band and emcee'd by Sean Morris. This will be a highlight of the weekend; something you will most definitely not want to miss!!


    EVENING EVENTS
    This year, we have live music every night and all venues are conveniently located on Capitol Hill!

    FRIDAY NIGHT
    at the georgeous Knight of Columbus Ballroom
    8pm-9pm The Jump Session Show
    9pm-midnight The Solomon Douglas Big Band

    AFTER HOURS
    at the Washington Dance Club
    1am-5am DJ'd music

    SATURDAY NIGHT
    at the Washington Dance Club
    9pm-midnight The Louisiana Joymakers
    midnight-5am DJ'd music

    SUNDAY NIGHT
    at the Century Ballroom
    9:00pm-12:30am The Ham Carson Quintet

    AFTER HOURS
    at the Washington Dance Club
    1am-5am DJ'd music


    COMPETITIONS
    All competitions will be an affordable $5 to enter (the Pro does not have to pay in the pro/am division). There will be cash prizes and trophies awarded.

    LINDY HOP COUPLES
    This contest will be a strictly lindy hop contest for couples. Prelims will be danced in heats to multiple songs and tempos. Finals will be a combination of dancing in heats and jam format.

    OPEN JACK AND JILL
    This jack & jill contest is open to all dancers. Prelims will be danced in heats to multiple songs and tempos and dancers will judged individually. Finals will be spotlights and dancers will be judged as a couple.

    CHAMPIONS JACK AND JILL INVITATIONAL
    This jack & jill contest is for champions only. Some of the factors that determine a champion status are placing top 3 in a major competition, teaching nationally, etc. Email Tonya if you feel qualified and would like to be in this competition…this will be invitation only.

    SOLO CHARLESTON
    This contest is open to everyone and is a lot of fun. Dancers will be judged as individuals and by audience applause. Whoever captures the audience's attention and admiration will win!

    THE APPRENTICE: PRO/AM
    This contest is a great opportunity for amateurs to compete with pros. Only the amateur will be judged in this competition.

    Friday Night
    Knights of Columbus
    11:00-11:20pm Open Jack & Jill Prelims

    Saturday Night
    Washington Dance Club
    10:00-10:20pm The Apprentice: Pro Am
    11:00-11:20pm Lindy Hop Couples Prelim
    12:00-12:20am Open Jack & Jill Finals

    Sunday Night
    Century Ballroom
    10:00-10:20pm Champions Jack & Jill
    11:00-11:20pm Lindy Hop Couples Finals

    Sunday Night After Hours
    Washington Dance Club
    1:30-1:50am Solo Charleston

    WHERE TO STAY
    We have group rates at the Silver Cloud Hotel which is conveniently located only a few blocks from all of the venues. All info is available at www.campjitterbug.com


    CAMP JITTERBUG WORKSHOP REGISTRATION AND PRICING
    Workshop Weekend Pass (includes three full days of workshops and discounts at ALL evening events)
    $139 if you register and pay by April 17th
    $154 if you register and pay by May 1st
    $169 if you register and pay after May 1st

    *$20 discount off of the Weekend Workshop Pass for international students, Hawaii and Alaska residents, and OC Swing Club & SSC members.
     
  2. It's Wonderful

    It's Wonderful New Member

    This is soooooo exciting! It looks amazing. I just hope I can make it this year *sniff* It's hard as a poor student :cry:. But that means everyone else has to have extra extra fun for me!
     
  3. petitetonya

    petitetonya New Member


    Ooooh, but you are so close to Seattle so you won't have to pay much for travel costs! There are also a lot of friendly Seattlites that are willing to host out of towners remember.
     
  4. petitetonya

    petitetonya New Member

    Oh yeah, and for all of you out of towners, there are a TON of cheap airfares right now to Seattle that weekend across the country. I have been looking around to get an idea and every airfare I have looked up is under $300. Just to give you an examplt:

    To Seattle from
    Kansas City $220
    Austin $220
    Baltimore $252
    New York $268
    Los Angeles $219
    etc.
     
  5. petitetonya

    petitetonya New Member

    Hello fellow lindy hoppers,

    So, a LOT of out of towners have been signing up for Camp Jitterbug already. This means that accomodations and hosts may become scarce if you wait until the last minute. Here are some options to look into sooner rather than later. All of this info and more hotel/motel options are listed at www.campjitterbug.com under Location. See you in May!!!

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    HOTEL
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    By far the most convenient option...beautiful hotel, cheap group rate and right next to everything! We have a limited block of rooms that weekend so the hotel will sell out...book early!!!

    $119 group rate for a room with 2 queen beds.
    Breakfast included!

    The Silver Cloud Hotel
    1100 Broadway
    Seattle, WA 98122
    Reservations:(800) 590-1801

    *Call the reservations number and specify that you want the Camp Jitterbug $119 group rate.

    **In order to get this discounted rate, you MUST make your reservation by April 25, 2006, after April 25th, the rate will increase to $129.

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    HOSTS
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    If you are working with a budget, finding a host may be your best option. We do not match up hosts for you...we have a thread on the Seattle forum for you to post your host request on.

    www.whiteheat.org
    Under the Seattle folder, there is a thread titled "Camp Jitterbug HOST requests". Please post your name, where you are from and some info about yourself to find a host.
     
  6. petitetonya

    petitetonya New Member

    Okay folks, exciting news...we have added a Beginners Track for the first time at Camp Jitterbug this year! So if you have just started learning how to lindy hop, then there is a place for you at Camp Jitterbug. It is also a great way for those who know other partner dances (salsa, wcs, tango, etc.) to learn lindy hop quickly and be part of a bad knat event.

    The schedule is now posted, so check it out!

    www.campjitterbug.com
     
  7. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Now that is good news. :D
     
  8. It's Wonderful

    It's Wonderful New Member

    Yay! I will be going! :banana:
     
  9. petitetonya

    petitetonya New Member

    Cool news...in the Jive Junction Virtual Awards, Camp Jitterbug was voted:

    1st place Best Educational Event
    3rd place Best Lindy Hop Themed Event
    3rd place Best Overall Event

    Come find out what all of the fuss is about...

    www.campjitterbug.com
     
  10. petitetonya

    petitetonya New Member

    We have several important Camp Jitterbug updates, so please read carefully!

    JUMP SESSION SHOW
    As you probably know, the JS is sold out. However, more spots may open up so be sure to add your name to the waiting list by emailing Tonya at jitterbugclub@yahoo.com . You will be contacted IF you are offered a spot. If we do not contact you, then you did not get in.

    JUMP SESSION WILL CALL
    If you have confirmed tickets for JS, please arrive early to pick up your tickets at will call. We suggest arriving between 7:00-7:15pm.

    FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE
    Even if you do not attend or get into the JS show, you can still go to the Friday night dance featuring the Solomon Douglas Swingtet. Campers $10/General Public $15 9:00pm-midnight

    COMPETITIONS SIGN UPS
    Competition slots will sell out...so sign up for the competitions EARLY. Competition sign ups will open on Friday night from 5:30-7:30pm at the Knights of Columbus lobby.

    INDIVIDUAL CLASS SIGN UPS
    Individual class sign ups will be available at the door on Saturday morning...if there is room! Be sure to show up EARLY (10am sharp) because tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Individual classes are $20 per class.

    MASTERS TRACK AUDITION
    IMPORTANT!!! We have decided to have the audition for the masters track at 9:45am SHARP. All campers must audition. If you did not specify that you are auditioning, please do so by emailing Tonya at jitterbugclub@yahoo.com so we have an idea on the size of the track.

    BEGINNERS TRACK
    If you did not specify that you are taking the beginners track, please do so by emailing Tonya at jitterbugclub@yahoo.com so we have an idea on the size of the track. If you have been dancing 6 months or less, you should be in the beginners track!

    CHANGE OF PLANS FOR SUNDAY NIGHT DANCE
    IMPORTANT: In order to make sure EVERYONE can enjoy dancing on Sunday night and not wait in line, we have a new plan for Sunday night. We will have TWO venues for the dance: The Century Ballroom AND Pravda Studios (one block away from eachother). This will provide 7500 sq ft of dancing space (3 times the space as last year). The Century Ballroom will feautre the Ham Carson Quintet and Pravda Studios will be the location for ALL COMPETITIONS THAT NIGHT and will feature awesome dj's. The admission price stays the same...you will get into both venues for one admission price.

    JAM BAND: CALLING ALL MUSICIANS
    We are thinking of having another Jam Session like last year. We are planning on having it at the Sunday after hours, but that could change. We will keep you updated. If you are a musician and want to be a part of this, please email Tonya at jitterbugclub@yahoo.com .

    WE NEED HOSTS!
    Seattle has been doing an awesome job of really stepping up and hosting our out of towners...THANK YOU!!! Even with all of this generosity, we are still have a few more homeless out of towners. If you can host any dancers, please email Max (our housing coordinator) at maximus@swingangels.net

    CAMP JITTERBUG IS ALMOST SOLD OUT
    Right now we have 375 campers...we are going to cut it off at 400, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible! There is still room in the Beginners Track, so spread the word to your friends, or if you want to do lead/follow role reversal, this would be a great way to learn.
     
  11. petitetonya

    petitetonya New Member

    Camp Jitterbug is THIS weekend and we are all getting so excited!!!! Here are some last minute updates, remember, all of the latest info is available at www.campjitterbug.com :

    -Camp Jitterbug has a few spots still left...we are just a few campers away from capacity of 400 campers, so if you want to attend CJ, sign up right away!! Once we are full, we will start a waiting list. We are almost perfectly balanced, so leads or follows are welcome.

    -Drop-ins for individual classes will be available as long as there is space in the class you want to attend. Show up at Knights of Columbus at least 15 minutes before the class to sign up.

    -Wrap Party on Monday evening from 4:30-6:30pm at Pravda Studios. Come join us after the workshops to party & celebrate an amazing weekend. We will have snacks, party music and a Camp Jitterbug slide show of the pictures taken throughout the weekend.

    -Friday Registration and Check-In at Knight of Columbus (722 E Union)...be sure to show up some time between 5:30-7:00pm to check in and get your wristband, etc. for the camp. The earlier you show up, the shorter the line will be. If you cannot make it, but sure to show up at 10:00am on Saturday morning at KofC.

    -Masters Track Audition at Knights of Columbus Saturday morning at 9:30am: Arrive on time to check in for the audition...do not be late!!!

    Okay everyone, I think that is about it...5 days left and counting. I look forward to partying it up with all of you this weekend, it is going to be incredible!!

    Tonya Morris
    Camp Jitterbug
     

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