New block of classes will start on January 6, 2020. The courses will include 12 classes and last till 26 March 2020.
Online registration opens on December 1, 2019 at noon.
For Beginners 2, we kindly ask that you have 2-4 months of Lindy Hop experience.
This means that you know the difference between 6 and 8-counts and moves like the send out, bring in, underarm turn, yo-yo, change of place, and the circle. It means that you feel confident that you can survive on the dance floor if the music is relatively slow. You will learn to refine the moves you already know, and you will be taught new Lindy Hop fundamentals, like the swing-out.
For Beginners 3 we kindly ask that you have 4-8 months of Lindy Hop experience.
This means that your bounce is stable and your triple steps are floor-connected and clear. It entails that you know the beginners’ level moves, lindy circle, tuck turn, swing out, modest jumps and variations that you can put into your dance breaks. We expect that you can go social dancing and feel comfortable at mid-tempo music.
Bridge class is designed for those who have completed B1-B3 levels but don’t feel comfortable yet with all the moves and would like to polish them before joining Intermediate level. The programme of the class is flexible and tailored to needs of the group. Here you can review the moves in relaxed tempo with a lot of practice time. The class is highly recommended also for Intermediate level students feeling too stressed and pressed by the learning speed in their current groups.
Each block we offer you a new curriculum for Intermediate level, so you won’t get bored. We will be working with improvisation, variations of known moves, and new ones!
For the Intermediate Course, we kindly ask that you have completed our beginner 1-3 courses or have about a year of experience dancing lindy hop. If you are not solid in your basic steps, even if you have done intermediate classes before, please consider taking the beginner 3 course one more time. We expect that you are comfortable and confident in your lindy circle, swing out, some variations as well as general social dancing. You keep taking Intermediate level classes until you are promoted by your teachers to the Intermediate Plus level (you can also ask if you can be upgraded and get some feedback).
Our Intermediate + class is designed to clean up basic intermediate level moves and go a bit into depth exploring connection, rhythm, body position and flow. We expect that the students don’t mind going into technical details and repeat the same move until it is done properly.
Intermediate + students social dance often, are comfortable at a variety of speeds, frequently incorporate variations, and are confident in their fundamentals. These students are confident incorporating different dance stylings (Charleston and partner Charleston) as well the principles of improvisation and musicality into their dancing.
The course is by invitation only and you will be notified if you have been placed in this group. Please feel free to talk to us if you feel uncomfortable with your placement.
We are offering a new course for Intermediate-Advanced level dancers. We plan to group our students with those of a similar level and learning speed so that everyone has the best experience possible. It is an invitational class so you need to get an approval from your current teachers or to make an appointment with teachers at one of the social dance events to talk and dance with them. We expect from dancers of that level to be very stable with intermediate level moves, to be able to dance to rather fast music, learn routines quickly and be regular social dancers. We hope that this group will be ready to perform and maybe compete.
This block we offer a course based on Norma Miller’s Trickeration routine with some variative elements and supporting short routines and exercises. We kindly ask you to have solo jazz experience for that course (like Tranky Doo and a number of solo jazz classes).Check it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8ko_8ZUwaQ
The course is designed for absolute beginners in solo jazz (no lindy hop experience needed either) although more experiences dancers will find something for them, too.
Solo Jazz is a great way to improve your body awareness, improvisational skills and rhythm feeling. We will work a lot on rhythm, body flexibility, basic steps, quality of the moves and simple routines.
This course is for fast tempo lovers having already some experience in Collegiate Shag (like our Collegiate shag beginners courses or 4-6 months of experience). Your basic steps should be steady and you can use a number of variations in your dancing.
Want to dance to fast music? Collegiate Shag is a super fun and highly energetic dance style that is danced to 180 BPM+ songs. In this introductory course we will teach you some diverse (basic) material: different dancing positions, footworks, moves, and breaks! By the end of the course you will know basic Shag – enough for a social!