Courses

We open our online registration on August 29 at noon.  

 

This autumn we will offer 12-weeks courses, but the payment after registration will be asked only for the first block (4 weeks). Each lesson is 70 mins long and the price for 4 lessons is  €50 pp. 

 

 

After 3 weeks of classes, if we are allowed to proceed, you will get the invoice for another block of 4 lessons. If you want to change your partner/day/time/level or stop taking classes please let us know by September 28. Of course, you also can join the course in the second block if the spots are available. 

Due to unpredictability of the situation, we will place everybody to a waiting list to be sure we have enough students to open the groups and will send you a confirmation as soon as we have a minimum interested students to proceed. When we get a spot for you, you will be sent a payment link.

Intermediate+ and Intermediate-Advanced levels Lindy Hop are invitational ones which mean you should have been invited by your teachers or approved by them to join the group. If the case of questions please contact us.

COVID-19 protocol and dance lessons

Hague Hoppers have to follow the protocol accepted by the Dutch state for dance schools. Please check the protocol (you will be asked to accept it if you order a course). In a nutshell: you can register only with a partner for partnered classes, we won’t rotate during the class, the classes are smaller, the 1,5 m distance is required to everybody except your partner, students arrive 5 mins before the class and leave within 5 mins after the class, teachers have to register the attendees, no changing room, hand disinfection is required before the class. You also might be asked to leave the class if you show some of the covid-associated symptoms.

We will try to assist those single dancers who would like to find a partner for these courses but we cannot guarantee we can help everybody(.

We are glad to offer solo jazz classes to everybody who ends up being without any partner. Moreover, we can open extra solo jazz classes if needed.

LINDY HOP COURSES

Beginners 1

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For Beginners 1 no experience is required. All you need for this course is an itch for dancing! You will learn the basics of Lindy Hop, giving you more than enough moves to get out on the social dancefloor.

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Beginners 2 

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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.

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Beginners 3

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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.

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Intermediate

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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).

 

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Intermediate+

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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.

 

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Intermediate-Advanced 

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Intermediate-Advanced level is the highest one we offer at Hague Hoppers at the moment. We try to group 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.

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OTHER SWING DANCES

Solo Jazz Intermediate

Lucia

This course is for those who already took some solo jazz classes and know several solo jazz routines. We will work on our technique and improvisational skills and learn a routine choreographed for the Hague Hoppers by Luba Kocheganova during her visit to the Hague last year. During the course, we will work on the moves/sequences from the Big Apple routine (but we will have a separate workshop on building up the routine itself) and Dean Collins’ shim-sham.

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Solo Jazz Basic 

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This course is for absolute beginners and those who tried a bit of solo jazz dancing. The goals of the course are to learn some basic moves, to practice some basic rhythms, to improve our bodies flexibility, and have fun moving to music. We will learn a couple of easy routines during the course (like the Jitterbug Stroll or Doing the Jive).

If you have been to the solo jazz basic course and would like to continue please subscribe for this course again – we will do some new stuff this block.

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Balboa beginners

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The course is for beginners and those balboa dancers who would like to change their dance role.

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Collegiate Shag 2 (this course is not offered at the moment)

SHAG

This course is for fast tempo lovers having already some experience in Collegiate Shag (like our Collegiate shag beginners courses). Your basic steps should be steady and you should be able to shag on a dance floor for a couple of tunes.

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Collegiate Shag Int.

(this course is not offered at the moment)

SHAG

This course is for intermediate level students having about a year of dancing experience in Collegiate Shag, practicing it on the social dance floor and attending some Collegiate Shag events.

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Blues 1

(this course is not offered at the moment)

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Dive into the wonderful world of blues with Dorine and Wiebe! Blues is all about expressing all the aspects of life in a relaxed and natural way of moving. In the beginners course you will learn different styles and techniques and connecting to your partner and the music. You can enjoy a blues party within no time!

Monday 21.15 – 22.25 (Treehut)

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Partner Charleston Intermediate

(this course is not offered at the moment)

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Charleston styled lindy is an essential part of lindy hop. While we usually devote 2 weeks out of every course to them, here is your chance to really take those steps and stylings to the next level. 1930s Charleston blends seamlessly with lindy hop while making it easier to dance to faster speeds. We will expand on hand to hand charleston, tandem, charleston style swingouts, etc., as well as some 1920s classics. This class is open to intermediates and above so that everyone is already familiar with the basics.

Interested in joining but not yet at the right level? We also offer private classes to get you up to speed before the season starts.

 

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