Mechelen

***NEW BEGINNERS ***
The NEW beginners Lindy Hop classes in Mechelen will start Monday 27th of January at 9PM.
NEW Solo Jazz for beginners in Mechelen will start Wednesday 29th of January at 9PM.

 

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

Monday

  • Time:

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

  • Date: 27/01 till 22/06/2020
  • Cost: 165€/175€

Wednesday

  • Time:

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

  • Date: 29/01 till 24/06/2020
  • Cost: 175€/185€

How to get there?

Scheppersinstituut
Melaan 16
2800 Mechelen


About the teachers

Boris Rueckert

Boris Rueckert

Boris Rueckert

Boris began dancing Lindy Hop as an Apollo student in 2014. What started out as a hobby quickly became the center of his social live and his source of positive energy. Today, he frequently participates in international festivals to push his dancing further and he is eager to pass on his knowledge and experience.

Stijn De Boeck

Stijn De Boeck

Stijn De Boeck

Syncopated rythm is wat gets this guy moving.  As a kid, his parents encouraged him to study music, play cello and sing in a choir. In his teens he discovered jazz, funk and electronic music. He became part of a DJ collective, four friends united by their love for the music and passion for the rythm. It are the same old things that drew him to Lindy Hop in 2015. Stijn quickly became mesmerised by this wonderful dance, its rich history and welcoming community. Today you can find him on the dancefloor as well as behind the decks known as  Dr. Swingenstein.

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.

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.

MONDAY

  • Session January - June 2020
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 27/01 till 22/06/2020 (no class on 24/02, 6/04, 13/04, 1/06)

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.

MONDAY

 

  • Session January - June 2020
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 27/01 till 22/06/2020 (no class on 24/02, 6/04, 13/04, 1/06)

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!

MONDAY

  • Session January - June 2020
    • Price: 175€ pp (165€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 18 classes from 27/01 till 22/06/2020 (no class on 24/02, 6/04, 13/04, 1/06)

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 January - June 2020
    • Price: 185€ pp (175€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 19 classes from 29/01 till 24/06/2020 (no class on 26/02, 8/04, 15/04)

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 January - June 2020
    • Price: 185€ pp (175€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 19 classes from 29/01 till 24/06/2020 (no class on 26/02, 8/04, 15/04)

 

Solo Jazz

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.

WEDNESDAY

  • Session January - June 2020
    • Price: 185€ pp (175€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 19 classes from 29/01 till 24/06/2020 (no class on 26/02, 8/04, 15/04)