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 Thursday 7 February 2019 at 7:00PM. ***

Schedule

Wednesday

  • Time:

    7:15 pm - 8:15 pm : Tommy-2
    8:15 pm - 9:15 pm : Billie
    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 : Discovery
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Billie
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm : Tommy

  • Date: 7/02 till 27/06/2018
  • Cost: 175€/165€

How to get there?

Appeltuin School
Weldadigheidsstraat 74
3000 Leuven


About the teachers

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.

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.

Levels

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)

Billie – Creative variations and combinations (Intermediate-advanced)

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.

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)

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)

Billie – Creative variations and combinations (Intermediate-advanced)

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.

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)