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In Love With Blues 2020 | Tours, France

Youngdon Kwon

리얼은 2008년부터 블루스 댄스를 가르쳐 왔으며 지금은 2010년부터 시작된 Bluesweet에 이어 아시아 최고의 블루스 댄스 이벤트인 Korea Blues Camp의 오거나이져로도 활발히 활동 하고 있습니다. 2005년 스윙댄스에 입문해 린디하퍼로 활동하다 2007년에 미국에서 블루스를 처음 접한 후 블루스의 음악, 춤 그리고 그 문화에 매료되어 2007-2008년도에 미국에서 열렸던 다수의 블루스 댄스 행사에 참여하게 되면서 본격적으로 블루스 댄서로써의 길을 걷게 되었습니다. 그후 지금까지도 매년 2~3회에 블루스의 본 고장인 미국 및 유럽에 방문해 최신 트랜드를 따라감은 물론 전설적인 블루스 댄서들 및 인터네셔널급 블루스 강사들과 활발한 유대관계를 맺고 있습니다. 2014년에는 미국 최고의 블루스 행사인 BluesShout2014 대회중 Open Jack&Jill 부분에서 한국인 최초로 블루스 댄스 챔피언(올스타)이 되었고, 그 후 2017년에 유럽 에서도 한국인 최초로 첫 블루스 댄스 챔피언이 되었습니다. 지금은 국내에 블루스 전파를 위한 노력을 하고 있으며 이외에도 여러 아시아권 나라들 대만, 홍콩, 일본 그리고 유럽등지에서 정기적으로 블루스 댄스 워크샵을 진행하고 있습니다.

Youngdon has been teaching blues since 2008. He is also known as the organizer of Bluesweet & Korea Blues Camp. He started his dancing life with lindyhop background in 2005. But when he first experienced blues dancing in U.S.(2007), he immediately fell in love with the blues music, dance and its culture. He visits U.S. and Europe every year to get inspiration and try to spread Blues dance in Asia. He was a finalist and winner of many blues events in U.S. & Europe. He also travels to teach blues dance in many of countries in Asia and Europe.

Credentials

Event NameCountryCompetitionPlaceWith
Signifyin’ Blues 2019U.S.AOpen Mix & Match1st placeSarah Lokay
bluesShout 2019U.S.ASolo Cuttin’Finalist
Hmm Blues? 2018RussiaInvitational Jack and JillFinalist
Berlin Blues Explosion 2017GermanyJack and Jill1st placePhilippa Svensson
Berlin Blues Explosion 2017 Germany Open Strictly1st placeDawa Jung
Berlin Blues Explosion 2017 Germany Solo Blues Team Battle1st place
Drag The Blues 2017SpainJack and Jill1st placeAnna Price
Drag The Blues 2017 Spain Solo Blues3rd place
Blues Muse 2016U.S.AOpen Jack and JillFinalistNatalya Alissa
blueShout 2016U.S.ASolo Cuttin’Finalist
Snow Bound Blues 2015U.S.AAll Star Jack and JillFinalistLaura Chieko
Blues Muse 2015U.S.AThe Jack and JillFinalistKate Feldman
bluesShout 2014U.S.AOpen Jack and Jill1stAlba Mengual
bluesShout 2014U.S.AOpen StrictlyFinalistDawa Jung
bluesShout 2014U.S.ASolo Cuttin’Finalist
Austin Blues Party 7 2014U.S.ASocial Jack and JillFinalist
bluesShout 2013U.S.AStrictly Blues Slow3rd placeDawa Jung
bluesShout 2013U.S.AStrictly Blues FastFinalistDawa Jung

Dawa Jung

러블리는 다양한 춤 백그라운드로 시작해 (폴리니션춤: 훌라, 타이션, 사모안 등) 2008년 스윙댄스에 입문해 활동하다 블루스 음악과 문화를 접하게 된 후 2010년부터 블루스 댄서로써 활동하기 시작 하였습니다. 리얼과 함께 참여했던 여러 미국내 블루스 댄스행사에서 블루스 문화와 춤에 대한 영감을 받아 꾸준히 블루스 댄스 전파에 힘써 왔으며 그 후 미국의 bluesShout 그리고 유럽 Berlin Blues Explosion에서 팔로어로써 첫번째 블루스 댄스 챔피언(올스타)이 되었습니다. 현재 리얼 및 여러 인터네셔널 강사들과 같이 다양한 블루스 댄스 행사에서 워크샵을 진행하고 있으며, 솔로 여성 블루스 댄스팀 ‘더 무치’의 리더로써 블루스 댄스의 다양한 멋을 알리는데 노력하고 있습니다.

Dawa has many different dance backgrounds such as Polynesian dance, (Hula, Tahitian, Samoan etc) Lindyhop, Salsa etc. She started to teach blues with Youndon since 2012 and attended blues events in U.S. to explore and get more inspiration. She also loves to travel and spread blues dance and its culture in Asia and Europe too. She has competed at several Blues dance events in the States and Europe and became a finalist and winner of many blues events. Furthermore, she is not only teaching in the blues group called ‘The Blues,’ but she is also a leader of a female solo blues team called ‘The Mooche’ to spread the various styles of blues dance.

Credentials

Event NameCountryCompetitionPlaceWith
Signifyin’ Blues 2019U.S.AOpen Mix and MatchFinalistChristi Jay Wells
Hmm Blues? 2018RussiaInvitational Jack and Jill1st placeMichael V. Petrrov
Berlin Blues Explosion 2017GermanyOpen Strictly1st placeYoungdon Kwon
Berlin Blues Explosion 2017 GermanyJack and Jill 2nd placeAntonio Cribari
Berlin Blues Explosion 2017 GermanySolo Blues Team BattleFinalist
Drag The Blues 2017SpainJack and Jill2nd placeAndrew Ahn
bluesShout 2017U.S.AOpen Strictly1st placeKenneth Shipp
bluesShout 2017U.S.AOpen Jack and Jill3rd placeEmily Joy Troe
Blues Muse 2016U.S.AJill InvitationalFinalist
bluesShout 2016U.S.AOpen StrictlyFinalistGrace Jones-Taylor
bluesShout 2016U.S.AOpen Jack and JillFinalistKenneth Shipp
bluesShout 2016U.S.ASolo Cuttin’Alternative
Blues Muse 2015U.S.AThe Jack and Jill2nd placeMike Sonder
bluesShout 2015U.S.AOpen StrictlyFinalistAndy Lee
bluesShout 2015U.S.AOpen Jack and JillFinalist
bluesShout 2014U.S.AOpen StrictlyFinalistYoungdon Kwon
bluesShout 2014U.S.AOpen Jack and Jill3rd placeGas Fernandez
bluesShout 2013U.S.AStrictly Blues Slow3rd placeYoungdon Kwon
bluesShout 2013U.S.AStrictly Blues FastFinalistYoungdon Kwon

Workshops (International / Regional /Local)

Event NameCountryWith
Winterend Blues 2020BelarusYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
In Love With Blues 2020FranceYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Busan Blues Dance Exchange 2019KoreaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues Workshop in Osaka 2019JapanYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Korea Blues Camp 2019KoreaYoungdon Kwon /
Dawa Jung & Kenneth Shipp
Blues special workshop at Swing Family 2019KoreaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
BlueSweet 2019KoreaYoungdon Kwon & Jessie Gordon
Dawa Jung & Fabien Vrillon
In Love with Blues 2019FranceYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Shanghai X Downtown Swing 2019ChinaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Berlin Blues Explosion 2018GermanyYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Shanghai X Downtown Swing 2018ChinaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Korea Blues Camp 2018KoreaYoungdon Kwon & Whitton Frank
Youngdon Kwon & Ruth Evelyn
Dawa Jung & Whitton Frank
Dawa Jung & Mike Sonder
Hmm Blues? 2018RussiaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Special Workshop with JohnKoreaDawa Jung & John Vigil
Espanish Blues Festival 2018
(Guest Instructors)
SpainYoungdon Kown & Dawa Jung
Korea Blues Camp 2017KoreaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Shanghai X Downtown Swing 2017ChinaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Hong Kong x Blues Swag HK 2017HK, ChinaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Drag The Blues 2017
(Guest Instructors)
SpainYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Tokyo 2017JapanYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Korea Blues Camp 2016KoreaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Black Swan Blues 2016AustraliaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues Workshop with Lulu 2016ChinaYoungdon Kwon & Lu lu Ye
The Blues in Malaysia 2016MalaysiaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Blues Muse 2016
(Guest Instructors)
U.S.AYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Blues Secret 2016TiawanYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Tokyo 2016.4JapanYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Tokyo 2016.3JapanYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Malaysia 2015MalaysiaYoungdon Kwon &
The Blues in Taipei 2015TaiwanYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Osaka 2015.7JapanYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Nagoya 2015JapanYoungdon Kwon
The Blues in Osaka 2015.4JapanYoungdon Kwon
The Blues in Tokyo 2015.3JapanYoungdon Kwon
The Blues in HongKong 2014HK, ChinaYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
The Blues in Taipei 2014TaiwanYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Open Class / Blues Underground 2014.5USAYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
Open Class / Blues Underground 2014.3USAYoungdon Kwon & Dawa Jung
BlueSweet 2013KoreaDawa Jung & Damon Stone
Dawa Jung & Dexter Santos
Dawa Jung & Hiedi Fite
Special Workshop with Dexter 2013KoreaDawa Jung & Dexter Santos