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.

*** The new beginners classes in Leuven will start on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 7:15PM. ***

Schedule

Wednesday

  • Time:

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

  • Date: 6/02 till 26/06/2019
  • Cost: 175€/165€

Thursday

  • Time:

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : Solo Jazz
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Discovery
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm : Tommy

  • Date: 7/02 till 27/06/2019
  • Cost: 165€/155€

How to get there?

Appeltuin School
Weldadigheidsstraat 74
3000 Leuven


About the teachers

Dean Jamees

Dean Jamees

Dean Jamees

Dean Started dancing Lindy Hop in 2014 and has practised with Apollo Swing in Leuven and Hasselt. What began as a hobby turned into a passion. He’s experienced in teaching people how to move their body in function of sports. Combined with his enthusiasm and love for music , he’ll teach anyone how to do the Lindy Hop!

Aisha Vits

Aisha Vits

Aisha Vits

Aïsha was instantly taken by the swinging ‘50 and ’60 in all their aspects: music, fashion, furniture. She started collecting LP’s of Billie Holiday, Chuck Berry, Jimmie Lunceford, Miles Davis and other such jazzy icons. She started sewing her own ’50 style clothes from very early on. Lindy Hop started being on her radar and after some hesitation she finally registered in September 2016. Intensive parties and workshops convinced her that her enthusiasm for Lindy Hop had to be further conveyed. If it makes her happy, it will make everyone else happy.

Sander Costermans

Sander Costermans

Sander Costermans

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.

Astrid Akay

Astrid Akay

Astrid Akay

Ever since she was a child, Astrid has been very passionate about dancing. Growing up in a jazzy environment, as soon as she heard music, she was dancing. When she first set foot in a party, she immediately fell in love with lindy hop. Because of her time at the conservatory studying acting, she learned how to let herself go. Astrid is synonymous with lots of energy and happiness, which is hard to miss when you see her dance to jazz. She will most definitely motivate you to dance the lindy hop.

Helena Bosseloo

Helena Bosseloo

Helena Bosseloo

Helena started dancing at a very early age; she began with Ballet in kindergarten and acquired a real taste for dancing. She took dance courses in different styles. After winning a title in the Belgian Championship (funk/hip-hop) at age fifteen, Helena started teaching dance classes and designing choreography. For ten years she taught in different disciplines (jazz dance, street dance, oriental dance, dance theatre) and always managed to creatively incorporate influences from flamenco, tap dance, body drumming, Bollywood, African dance, capoeira, break dance, tango and contemporary dance.
After leaving dance for a couple of years, Lindy Hop ignited her fire for dancing again. Not only the cheerful way of dancing, but also the complete setting, style and atmosphere from the days of yore make her heart pound.

Levels

Discovery – Explore the basics (NEW Beginners)

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 March 2019
    • Price: 115€ pp (105€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 12 classes from 27/03 till 26/06/2019 (no class on 10/04, 17/04/2019)

Tommy 2 – Growing vocabulary (Intermediate+)

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 February 2018
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 6/02 till 26/06/2019 (no class on 6/03, 10/04, 17/04/2019)

Tommy 1 – Spice up your vocabulary (Beginner-intermediate)

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.

WEDNESDAY

  • Session February 2018
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 6/02 till 26/06/2019 (no class on 6/03, 10/04, 17/04/2019)

Solo Jazz

You want to spice up your couple dance and be able to make fancy variations? You know the Shim Sham and you want to learn more? For lindy hop dancers having beginner or intermediate level. Level also suitable for beginners and for people who have some basics but do not know a lot about solo jazz moves.

THURSDAY

  • Session February 2018
    • Price: 110€ pp (75€ for Apollo Dream students following another lindy hop course)
    • Dates: classes on 7/02, 21/02, 21/03, 4/04, 2/05, 16/05, 30/05, 13/06, 27/06

Discovery – Explore the basics (NEW Beginners)

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 February 2018
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 7/02 till 27/06/2019 (no class on 7/03, 11/04, 18/04/2019)

Tommy 1 – Spice up your vocabulary (Beginner-intermediate)

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 February 2018
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 7/02 till 27/06/2019 (no class on 7/03, 11/04, 18/04/2019)