Leuven

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.

Schedule

Wednesday

  • Time:

    7:15 pm - 8:15 pm : Chick
    8:15 pm - 9:15 pm : Tommy-2
    9:15 pm - 10:15 pm : Discovery

  • Date: 13/09/2017 till 1/02/2018
  • Cost: 175€/165€

Thursday

  • Time:

    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Discovery
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm : Tommy

  • Date: 14/09/2017 till 2/02/2018
  • Cost: 175€/165€

How to get there?

Appeltuin School
Weldadigheidsstraat 74
3000 Leuven


About the teachers

Elise Moureau

Elise Moureau

Elise Moureau

Elise is the perfect example of how a delirious student becomes a teacher in Lindy Hop. She discovered Lindy Hop a few years before joining the Apollo Swing team in 2012. As an art historian, she has always been passionate about early 20th century art and design, as well as music, fashion, movies and theatre of that era. In order to evolve and discover new challenges, Elise has been taking classes at prestigious international workshops in different dance techniques. She is steadily evolving within a wide range of dances such as Solo Jazz, Charleston, Balboa, etc. and seeks inspiration from the mainstream professional dancers. Enthusiasm and passion are keywords in Elise’s curriculum.

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.

Sander Costermans

Sander Costermans

Sander Costermans

When Sander reached sixteen, his interests veered towards jazz/swing as well as the thirties and forties styles. After much hesitation, he finally registered for Lindy Hop classes in Leuven in September 2015 and his life underwent a complete transformation. He has never learned any other dance, but Lindy Hop has taken the best of him. Dancing at least five times a week in Brussels, Antwerp, Leuven, Hasselt and anywhere else in-between. Dancing became a passion that he wouldn’t miss for anything. He is looking forward to share his passion with new and somewhat more accomplished dancers! Where he might lack in experience he certainly makes up in enthusiasm!

Levels

Chick – Digging the dance

You have understood the fundamentals and are well able to execute them.
You don’t need to be an expert at these fundamentals, but you should be familiar with them.

This course will challenge you with more complex patterns: by mixing the 6 and 8 counts and transforming them into 10, 12, … count variations of a familiar move.
We will dive deeper on technical aspects behind the dance and answer questions like frame, stretch, finding your center, controlling the connection between you and your partner, and the technique behind the moves….

This level will unlock the tools to start improvising with your partner and the rhythm of the music.

  • WEDNESDAY
  • Session September
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 13/09 till 1/02 (no class on 1/11)
  • Session February
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 7/02 till 27/06 (no class on 14/02, 4/04, 11/04)

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.

  • WEDNESDAY
  • Session September
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 13/09 till 1/02 (no class on 1/11)
  • Session February
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 7/02 till 27/06 (no class on 14/02, 4/04, 11/04)

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!

  • WEDNESDAY
  • Session September
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 13/09 till 1/02 (no class on 1/11)
  • Session February
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 7/02 till 27/06 (no class on 14/02, 4/04, 11/04)

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!

  • THURSDAY
  • Session September
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 14/09 till 2/02 (no class on 2/11)
  • Session February
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 8/02 till 28/06 (no class on 15/02, 5/04, 12/04)

Tommy 1 – Spice up your 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.

This level will focus on making you a social dancer capable of dancing with anyone at a party.

  • THURSDAY
  • Session September
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 14/09 till 2/02 (no class on 2/11)
  • Session February
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 8/02 till 28/06 (no class on 15/02, 5/04, 12/04)