***NEW LOCATION ***
The next New beginners Lindy hop in Brussels (Saint-Gilles) will start on Tuesday 14th of January 2020 at 9PM. It is already possible to register online to get your place.
The dance lessons of Apollo Dream are accessible to 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 as well as the social aspects that prevail on the Lindy Hop scene worldwide. 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.
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm : Solo Jazz
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm : Discovery
Rue du Fort 35
1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)
Astrid Akay is part of the brussels performance group Jazz Maniacs. Her central interest in Jazz dance is the old school lindy hop and the freedom of improvisation. Her professional background as an actress and theatre directress gives her another perspective on that particular topic. Sharing her love of the dance through classes is a passion as well.
Ever since Sander was a teenager, he was very interested in jazz and the style from the swing era. He started dancing because he just couldn’t sit still when listening to music. He’s part of the Jazz Maniacs and the Old Soulz performance crews in Brussels, which have given him the opportunity to perform at events in the country and abroad. The authentic style is what he tries to recreate, but he likes to put in his own character as well. His goal in teaching people lindy hop, is to enable them to dance comfortably with anyone they happen to meet, and enjoy themselves when they go out dancing.
Jérôme De Paepe
Solo jazz is an integral part of the lindy hop. Understanding how to move your body to the music when you’re not dancing as a couple, will elevate your couple dancing as well. In these classes we’ll go over some of the old routines and focus on personal style. This level is suitable for beginners and intermediate level.
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!