Little Big Dream – 2018

Be part of a Swing Dance and Music Project that is being built to last in Lisbon

10,670€ of 10,000€ raised

Started: 29 January, 2018

Ended: 1 March, 2018

First goal of 5.000€ achieved in just 2 days and 7 hours

Second goal of 10.000€ achieved in the last days of February

Why it matters

Building a local swing dance scene is our Passion, but it’s also really challenging.

After losing one of our main class and party venue because of increase in rents and real-state value, we embarked on a lifelong mission, and decided to buy a venue for our project in Lisbon (called Little Big Apple). It was a risk (and sometimes we feel a bit crazy) but in the end we believe it is worth it in order to create a Home for Swing Dancing, and Swing Music classes, parties, concerts, jam sessions, etc.

So after more than a year of searching we found the perfect spot. We bought it. We got a massive loan to renovated it. It’s now a Blank Canvas in perfect condition to be filled with Ideas, People, Music, Smiles and Dancing.

What drives our craziness is our deep believe that Swing Dancing is a perfect antidote for the increasingly disconnected and sedentary lifestyle of modern technological lives. Would you help us share this “medicine” with more and more people?

Rewards

Donate what you'd like

Get an email from us and big hug when we meet in person

You're awesome and we love you

Donate 10€ or more

Leave your name on the Little Big Apple ``wall-of-friends``.

In the venue one of the walls will have the names of the special people that helped us build it up. Yours will be there too.

Donate 20€ or more

Get Lindy Hop instructional video(s) from David & Cátia + Name on ``wall-of-friends``

1 x video - 20€
2 x video - 30€
3 x video - 40€
4 x video - 50€
5 x video - 60€

After the crowdfunding ends, you'll be able to choose the video(s) from a list of topics that we will email you. You can check some of the topics below, or propose some you'd like us to cover.

Already Gone!

1h private class with either Cátia or David + 5 videos + Name on the ``wall-of-friends``

Already Gone!

We're sorry, these goodies are gone, but there are other options still.

Already Gone!

1h private class with both Cátia and David + 5 videos + Name on the ``wall-of-friends``

Already Gone!

We're sorry, these goodies are gone, but there are other options still.

Donate 150€ or more

Single Ticket for Ali & Katja and David & Cátia workshop + 5 x videos + Name on the ``wall-of-friends``

Follower Intermediate-Advanced SOLD OUT
Leader Advanced SOLD OUT
Follower Advanced SOLD OUT

You'll still be able to register when we open registration for the event. If you also want the other goodies (e.g. video), go for them separately.

Already Gone!

1h private class with both Cátia and David (during the workshop) + Single Ticket for Ali & Katja and David & Cátia workshop + 5 videos + Name on the ``wall of friends``

Sold Out!

We're sorry, these goodies are gone, but there are other options still.

The Venue

In the 300 m2 area we will have

  • Two class/party/concerts rooms
  • A music studio, for rehearsals and music classes
  • An hangout lounge with bar/reception
  • An office
  • A WC and a shower/changing room

The venue is located right in the outskirts of Lisbon Center, 140m from the Red Metro Line Station Olaias (14min ride from the Airport) and served with several BUS routes right in front: 756 (from R. Junqueira – map); 720 (from Alto Sto. Amaro – map); 730 (from Picoas); Night 208 (from Cais do Sodré and Oriente – map); 793 (from Roma-Areeiro and Marvila – map)

Awards details

Your name on the Wall-of-Friends

Your help will be remembered and cherished, your name will be written on a wall of our school, together with everyone that helped us in this phase. We will call it the “Wall-of-friends”.

The Videos

You’ll be able to choose your video(s) from the a list like the one bellow, that we will send you after the crowdfund ends. In the meantime you can also send us an email with topics suggestions 😉

  • Connection: Expanding our knowledge of how muscles, tendons and joints work to develop a relaxed but dynamic and powerful connection.
  • Rhythm: How we understand rhythm, think about it, and teach it to our students. Since this can be highly challenging we will have different exercises with increasing difficulties, so you can grow at your own pace.
  • Slides in your Lindy Hop: exploring basic technique and applications for your slidy feet.
  • Music awareness: Exercises and tips to develop your understanding of how music works.
  • Swing out: Detailed view on the fundamental building blocks of Swing Out and how we teach it to our students.
  • Posture and Balance: Exploring and challenging some of the most fundamentals skills for dancing.
  • Tap in your Lindy Hop: Introducing some basic but fun soft tap into your partnered lindy hoppin’.
  • Others: More coming. And feel free to suggest other topics in the donations form.
The private classes

In the private you can bring you own topics or allow us to suggest our challenges for you. We will film the “before” and the “after” so you can analyze and compare, and also do a video recap of the main topics we covered during the private.

In order to know if you can find us at some event in Europe, besides Lisbon, check out our updated list at: https://davidncatia.com/

Little Big Swing Workshop – Official International Inauguration

Dates: 13-14-15 of April, 2018

Classes: Minimum 6 hours of main classes. Saturday and Sunday, finishing around 5 p.m on Sunday.

Two levels: Intermediate-advanced (on spot level split); Advanced (on spot level split)

Parties: Two parties (Friday, Saturday) an a tea-dance (Sunday)

Music: DJ David and organized Jam sessions, of local players and participants. Bring your own favorite instrument for it (or ask for a local one), and come Jam out, old-style!

Addons: Expect some add-on news and surprises

Teachers

Focus

You probably already know how deeply geeky these four people are… and on this workshop they’ll explore this side of their dance/teaching, in a family like environment (small groups).

We will focus on the fundamentals that make up the core-structure of our Lindy Hop and movement/dancing in general.

Expect us to behave less like grandparents – that give you candy, for immediate satisfaction –  and more like parents – that serve you soup, which might taste strange, but eventually will help build you up stronger.

Your generous donations, even if small, will be used for buying:

Musical instruments

that will be available for students and musicians to play at Jam session and have music classes

  • null

    Jazz Guitar

    Hollow maple body

    250€

  • null

    Double Bass

    Laminated body, with adjustable bridge, case and new strings for swing playing.
  • null

    Drum set

    Complete set
  • null

    Trombone Bb

    Brass
  • null

    Piano set

    Realistic piano
  • null

    Trumpet Bb

    Brass
  • null

    Clarinet Bb

    Boehm system
  • null

    Alto sax

    Beginners reference
  • null

    Tenor Saxophone

    Beginners reference

Total: 5.500€

Sound system – and stage material

  • null

    PA system

    2 Array Powered Speakers

    1980€

  • null

    Cables and Acessories

    Several types of cables and adaptores

    ~200€

  • null

    Bass amp

    60W

    379€

  • null

    Guitar amp

    50W

    198€

  • null

    Mics and Scores stands

    ~50€

Total: 2.800€

Bar equipment

 

 

  • null

    Two Fridges

    Glass Door

    ~1500€

  • null

    Glass Cleaner

    Quick and easy

    ~180€

  • null

    Inox Stand

    Legislation requirement

    ~400€

  • null

    Washing machine

    Industrial quick cycles

    ~1000€

  • null

    Kitchen

    ~700€

  • null

    Microwave oven

  • null

    Diverse

    Cutlery, glasses, plates, cups, bins, etc

    ~200€

Total: 4.400€

Furniture

  • null

    Couches

    Several formats and shapes

    ~700€

  • null

    Chairs & Stands

    Fordable and others

    ~500

  • null

    Tables

    Low and normal

    ~400€

Total: 1.600€

Donation period is over. If you’d like to contribute to the project anyways, please contact us directly to our email: [email protected]

Some special mentions

  • null

    Ricardo Mesquita

    The awesome arquitect!

    link

  • null

    Paulo Vieira

    The awesome Carpinter, Electronics guy, and helper Master Mind!

  • null

    Family Afonso

    The awesome loaners, and overal supporters

  • null

    Nuno Neves

    The awesome video man

    link

  • null

    Ali and Katja

    The awesome gurus, motivators and donation teachers

    link

The Project

Why it matters

Building a local swing dance scene is our Passion, but it’s also really challenging.

After losing one of our main class and party venue because of increase in rents and real-state value, we embarked on a lifelong mission, and decided to buy a venue for our project in Lisbon (called Little Big Apple). It was a risk (and sometimes we feel a bit crazy) but in the end we believe it is worth it in order to create a Home for Swing Dancing, and Swing Music classes, parties, concerts, jam sessions, etc.

So after more than a year of searching we found the perfect spot. We bought it. We got a massive loan to renovated it. It’s now a Blank Canvas in perfect condition to be filled with Ideas, People, Music, Smiles and Dancing.

What drives our craziness is our deep believe that Swing Dancing is a perfect antidote for the increasingly disconnected and sedentary lifestyle of modern technological lives. Would you help us share this “medicine” with more and more people?

Rewards

Donate what you'd like

Get an email from us and big hug when we meet in person

You're awesome and we love you

Donate 10€ or more

Leave your name on the Little Big Apple ``wall-of-friends``.

In the venue one of the walls will have the names of the special people that helped us build it up. Yours will be there too.

Donate 20€ or more

Get Lindy Hop instructional video(s) from David & Cátia + Name on ``wall-of-friends``

1 x video - 20€
2 x video - 30€
3 x video - 40€
4 x video - 50€
5 x video - 60€

After the crowdfunding ends, you'll be able to choose the video(s) from a list of topics that we will email you. You can check some of the topics below, or propose some you'd like us to cover.

Already Gone!

1h private class with either Cátia or David + 5 videos + Name on the ``wall-of-friends``

Already Gone!

We're sorry, these goodies are gone, but there are other options still.

Already Gone!

1h private class with both Cátia and David + 5 videos + Name on the ``wall-of-friends``

Already Gone!

We're sorry, these goodies are gone, but there are other options still.

Donate 150€ or more

Single Ticket for Ali & Katja and David & Cátia workshop + 5 x videos + Name on the ``wall-of-friends``

Follower Intermediate-Advanced SOLD OUT
Leader Advanced SOLD OUT
Follower Advanced SOLD OUT

You'll still be able to register when we open registration for the event. If you also want the other goodies (e.g. video), go for them separately.

Already Gone!

1h private class with both Cátia and David (during the workshop) + Single Ticket for Ali & Katja and David & Cátia workshop + 5 videos + Name on the ``wall of friends``

Sold Out!

We're sorry, these goodies are gone, but there are other options still.

The Venue

In the 300 m2 area we will have

  • Two class/party/concerts rooms
  • A music studio, for rehearsals and music classes
  • An hangout lounge with bar/reception
  • An office
  • A WC and a shower/changing room

The venue is located right in the outskirts of Lisbon Center, 140m from the Red Metro Line Station Olaias (14min ride from the Airport) and served with several BUS routes right in front: 756 (from R. Junqueira – map); 720 (from Alto Sto. Amaro – map); 730 (from Picoas); Night 208 (from Cais do Sodré and Oriente – map); 793 (from Roma-Areeiro and Marvila – map)

Awards details

Your name on the Wall-of-Friends

Your help will be remembered and cherished, your name will be written on a wall of our school, together with everyone that helped us in this phase. We will call it the “Wall-of-friends”.

The Videos

You’ll be able to choose your video(s) from the a list like the one bellow, that we will send you after the crowdfund ends. In the meantime you can also send us an email with topics suggestions 😉

  • Connection: Expanding our knowledge of how muscles, tendons and joints work to develop a relaxed but dynamic and powerful connection.
  • Rhythm: How we understand rhythm, think about it, and teach it to our students. Since this can be highly challenging we will have different exercises with increasing difficulties, so you can grow at your own pace.
  • Slides in your Lindy Hop: exploring basic technique and applications for your slidy feet.
  • Music awareness: Exercises and tips to develop your understanding of how music works.
  • Swing out: Detailed view on the fundamental building blocks of Swing Out and how we teach it to our students.
  • Posture and Balance: Exploring and challenging some of the most fundamentals skills for dancing.
  • Tap in your Lindy Hop: Introducing some basic but fun soft tap into your partnered lindy hoppin’.
  • Others: More coming. And feel free to suggest other topics in the donations form.
The private classes

In the private you can bring you own topics or allow us to suggest our challenges for you. We will film the “before” and the “after” so you can analyze and compare, and also do a video recap of the main topics we covered during the private.

In order to know if you can find us at some event in Europe, besides Lisbon, check out our updated list at: https://davidncatia.com/

Little Big Swing Workshop – Official International Inauguration

Dates: 13-14-15 of April, 2018

Classes: Minimum 6 hours of main classes. Saturday and Sunday, finishing around 5 p.m on Sunday.

Two levels: Intermediate-advanced (on spot level split); Advanced (on spot level split)

Parties: Two parties (Friday, Saturday) an a tea-dance (Sunday)

Music: DJ David and organized Jam sessions, of local players and participants. Bring your own favorite instrument for it (or ask for a local one), and come Jam out, old-style!

Addons: Expect some add-on news and surprises

Teachers

Focus

You probably already know how deeply geeky these four people are… and on this workshop they’ll explore this side of their dance/teaching, in a family like environment (small groups).

We will focus on the fundamentals that make up the core-structure of our Lindy Hop and movement/dancing in general.

Expect us to behave less like grandparents – that give you candy, for immediate satisfaction –  and more like parents – that serve you soup, which might taste strange, but eventually will help build you up stronger.

Your helping with...

Your generous donations, even if small, will be used for buying:

Musical instruments

that will be available for students and musicians to play at Jam session and have music classes

  • null

    Jazz Guitar

    Hollow maple body

    250€

  • null

    Double Bass

    Laminated body, with adjustable bridge, case and new strings for swing playing.
  • null

    Drum set

    Complete set
  • null

    Trombone Bb

    Brass
  • null

    Piano set

    Realistic piano
  • null

    Trumpet Bb

    Brass
  • null

    Clarinet Bb

    Boehm system
  • null

    Alto sax

    Beginners reference
  • null

    Tenor Saxophone

    Beginners reference

Total: 5.500€

Sound system – and stage material

  • null

    PA system

    2 Array Powered Speakers

    1980€

  • null

    Cables and Acessories

    Several types of cables and adaptores

    ~200€

  • null

    Bass amp

    60W

    379€

  • null

    Guitar amp

    50W

    198€

  • null

    Mics and Scores stands

    ~50€

Total: 2.800€

Bar equipment

 

 

  • null

    Two Fridges

    Glass Door

    ~1500€

  • null

    Glass Cleaner

    Quick and easy

    ~180€

  • null

    Inox Stand

    Legislation requirement

    ~400€

  • null

    Washing machine

    Industrial quick cycles

    ~1000€

  • null

    Kitchen

    ~700€

  • null

    Microwave oven

  • null

    Diverse

    Cutlery, glasses, plates, cups, bins, etc

    ~200€

Total: 4.400€

Furniture

  • null

    Couches

    Several formats and shapes

    ~700€

  • null

    Chairs & Stands

    Fordable and others

    ~500

  • null

    Tables

    Low and normal

    ~400€

Total: 1.600€

Donate
Donation period is over. If you’d like to contribute to the project anyways, please contact us directly to our email: [email protected]
Contributors

Some special mentions

  • null

    Ricardo Mesquita

    The awesome arquitect!

    link

  • null

    Paulo Vieira

    The awesome Carpinter, Electronics guy, and helper Master Mind!

  • null

    Family Afonso

    The awesome loaners, and overal supporters

  • null

    Nuno Neves

    The awesome video man

    link

  • null

    Ali and Katja

    The awesome gurus, motivators and donation teachers

    link