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Our fundamentals level Lindy Hop. In one block you will get familiarised with the basic steps and movements, along with a great deal of moves used to build up the dance. After this block you are ready to take your first steps of Lindy Hop on the dance floor!
This level is for solidifying the basics and getting comfortable with a wider range of tempos. We will greatly expand our vocabulary in this level, while mainly focusing on partner connection and strengthening our dancing technique. Next to Lindy Hop, you will also be introduced to the Charleston, which is an integral part of our dancing.
Please note: Typically you will spend at least four blocks in this level. We keep rotating through our material to keep everyone engaged. As this is a large group, we have split this into two options: Monday and Tuesday night. If you have no preference for either night, please select BOTH in the registration form.
Once you are a comfortable and confident Lindy Hop and Charleston dancer, it is time to improve other aspects of the dance. We will focus more on styling and adapting to our partners and the dancers around us, work a great deal on musicality and improvisation, and will generally challenge our abilities as dancers. If you have had classes with us for longer, don’t worry – we’ll definitely throw in new material!
Our beginner level of Shag, so no experience needed! This level will focus on the basics, on the different style variations within Collegiate Shag, and how to bring flow and ease into this fast-paced and extremely fun swing dance from the 1930's!
When you are comfortably social dancing Collegiate Shag and you are up for taking your dancing to the next level, this is where you need to be! With a high focus on technique, these classes will have you increase your speed, improve your basics and will give you a great number of moves and variations to play with.
From intricate footwork variations, to truly advanced patterns and moves, this level is for Shag dancers who are up for a real challenge! Continuing to work on technique and finetuning all the fancy things in your vocabulary, while also working on posture, balance and movement. We will implement competition formats to build speed and improvisation skills, will challenge the group to work on synchronisity and individuality, and will be having fun with concepts like Followers Initiative.
Like in our other dance styles, no prior experience is needed to join our beginner level for Blues. Typically danced to a slower tempo, this level focuses on the fundamentals of both Slow Drag / Ballroom Blues, and Juke Joint Blues, the most commonly danced styles in Swing dancing today.
Please note: Typically you will spend two blocks in this level. We keep rotating through our material to keep everyone engaged.
This level is for our more experienced Blues dancers, and has a bigger focus on styling and musicality, as well as intricate moves. We will spend more time on the connection with our parter and with the music, and will dive into concepts as Follower Initiative and exploring other Blues dance styles like Struttin' and the Chicago Triple Step.