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 (6 couples max), 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, we were facial masks inside in all occasions except for dancing, 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.
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.
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 skip this level in summer but you can join Int+ group)
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.
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, practice some basic rhythms, improve our body’s flexibility, and have fun moving to music. We will learn a couple of easy routines during the course.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.