Brussels (Jette)

 

The dance lessons of Apollo Dream are accessible for everyone, whether you are experienced or not. Our instructors will do everything to share their passion for dancing the Lindy Hop. With their pedagogical and personal approach everybody will have the opportunity to discover the joy and social aspects that prevail on the Lindy Hop scene across nations. A lot of attention goes to the right techniques that form the basis for leading and following on the dance floor, to ensure you can transfer the lead and feel how to follow your partner.

Schedule

Tuesday

  • Time:

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : Billie
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Tommy-2
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm : Discovery

  • Date: 12/09/2017 till 30/01/2018
  • Cost: 175€/165€

How to get there?

Excelsior
Rue de l'Eglise Saint-Pierre 8
1090 Brussels


About the teachers

Didier Loiseau

Didier Loiseau

Didier Loiseau

Since early in his childhood, Didier has been passionate about fashion, cars and of course dances from the 40’s and 50’s. His passion lead him to collect old records and to dress in vintage clothes. He discovered Lindy Hop in the late 90s and has been trained by big names the like of ’The Rhythm Hot Shots’ (Sweden), Steven Mitchell (USA), Frankie Manning (USA), etc. He trained abroad in major top festivals as well as in private training sessions. He introduced Lindy Hop in Belgium together with Geneviève, resulting in the creation of Apollo Swing dance school. Didier has been spreading his cheery disposition and sharing his talent for over twenty years in Lindy Hop classes in Belgium and on the dance floor. He remains as passionate as at the start of his career, is always on the lookout for novelties in this field and is constantly inspired by ‘The Ninjammerz’ (FR & USA) who are well-known for their unique dance style.

Laura Verstraeten

Laura Verstraeten

Laura Verstraeten

Laura unexpectedly discovered Lindy Hop in Spain, in 2010.
 She quickly fell in love with this dance and the world of swing because of the joyfulness it conveys.
 Laura is 28, is originally from Brussels and has recently qualified as a general practitioner. She finds enough time to enjoy revitalising swinging sessions.

Levels

Billie – Creative variations and combinations

You dance on a regular basis at swing parties, you feel comfortable on the dancefloor. You’ve mastered the fundamentals of the dance and you are able to execute them with ease. You can comfortably perform a swing-out, mix 6 and 8 count moves, and you have a broad vocabulary of variations and sometimes create your own.

During this course we will expand on technique and the concepts of the fundamentals like the stretch, the counter-balance, frame,…

We will work on a relaxed and crystal clear connection, but also look at more difficult moves with creative footwork, fun variations and cool combinations. This level will challenge you on rhythm and technique.

You can join this level for several sessions until you are recommended by your teacher to proceed to the Chick level.
But don’t worry, there is plenty to learn.

  • Session September
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 12/09 till 30/01 (no class on 31/10, 26/12, 2/01)
  • Session February
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 6/02 till 26/06 (no class on 13/02, 3/04, 10/04)

Tommy 2 – Growing vocabulary

You’ve mastered the basic charleston, triple steps, groove walks, kick steps on basic patterns like send-out, tuck-turn, change places, circle, and know the difference between dancing in a 6 and an 8 count.

During this course we will expand your vocabulary with new moves, teach several variations on moves you already know, help you improve the basics, such as the bounce, and work on your technique and connection.

  • Session September
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 12/09 till 30/01 (no class on 31/10, 26/12, 2/01)
  • Session February
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 6/02 till 26/06 (no class on 13/02, 3/04, 10/04)

Discovery – Explore the basics

This level is meant for those who are absolutely new to Lindy Hop and are about to learn their first steps. No previous dance experience is required.

You learn the basic Charleston, triple steps, groove walk, kick steps with basic patterns like the send out, tuck turn, change place, bring back, circle and you will learn how to lead or follow the different patterns.

The main focus of this level is to become able to dance Lindy Hop at social dances and have fun!

  • Session September
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 12/09 till 30/01 (no class on 31/10, 26/12, 2/01)
  • Session February
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 6/02 till 26/06 (no class on 13/02, 3/04, 10/04)