No SWOP without a SWOP dance

Learn it, enjoy it and have fun together!

The SWOP dance is choreographed especially for this year’s festival. The dance and music is made by young people and adults in club Poplen in Jyllinge together with Thomas Nørskov from Aaben Dans.

We kick off the festival by spreading this year’s SWOP dance to nine schools throughout the municipality, and on Friday afternoon you can experience the dance with the young people who have helped to create the dance on Stændertorvet in Roskilde city center.

Music and dance – young people and adults in club Poplen in Jyllinge
Choreography – Thomas Nørskov from Aaben Dans
Produced by Aaben Dans and Klub Poplen i Jyllinge

Dancers – Alvilde Rose Mollonyo, Laura Dorthea Skou-Due, Mira Branca Glad, Vera Inge Torp Pedersen, Elvira Thyssen Lack, Ida Marie Bach Meinertz,
Josefine Matilde Børresen Palm, Mille Haitham Aziz, Silke Kawa Andersen, Cille Lade Carlsson, Frida Dam Feldborg, Maja Aleksandra Szlapka, Naja, Kamper Søegaard, Nicole Tatiana Koldegaard, Rebekka Arenstorff Wenndorf Jørgensen
Pædagog og danseinstruktør Poplen – Lærke Maria Folkmann
Hjælpedanseinstruktør – Helena Hansen
Music – Charlie Kongsø, Jeppe Nielsen. Both from KomplX Records.

Dance teachers in the schools – My Lindblad, Lars Bjørn, Katrine Johnsen, Merete Dam og Thomas Nørskov

SWOP-dansen is made in the project Skabertrang with Roskilde Kommune in collaboration with Roskilde Musiske Skole and Kulturskolen together with the Youth Clubs ungdomsklubberne, Aaben Dans, Museet for Samtidskunst, Professionshøjskolen Absalon and Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium.

Link – Roskilde Kommune and Aaben Dans

SWOP dance workshops for schools (to be booked in advance)

Thursday, 5 May at 8:15 – 9:15
Thursday, 5 May at 10:00 – 10:15
Thursday 5 May at 12:15-13:15

Pop-ups SWOP dance

Stændertorvet, 4000 Roskilde
Friday, May 6 at 16:00 + 16:15,


Schools: From 5th grade
Private (friday for pop ups): For all


Schools have to pre book the workshops on mail

Please note that the pop-up friday 6th at Stændertorvet is an outdoor performance without ticket booking.