Mechelen

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.

Classes starts the week of 17 September 2018. New beginners classes in Mechelen will be on Monday at 7:00PM and on Wednesday at 7:00PM.

Schedule

Monday

  • Time:

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

  • Date: 17/09 till 28/01/2019
  • Cost: 165€/155€

Wednesday

  • Time:

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : Discovery

  • Date: 19/09 till 30/01/2019
  • Cost: 165€/155€

Wednesday

  • Time:

    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Solo-jazz

  • Date: 19/09 till 30/01/2019
  • Cost: 170€/136€

How to get there?

Scheppersinstituut
Melaan 16
2800 Mechelen


About the teachers

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.

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.

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!

MONDAY

  • Session September 2018
    • Price: 165€ pp (155€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 17 classes from 17/09 till 28/01/2019 (no class on 29/10, 24/12, 31/12)

Chick – Digging the dance (Advanced)

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.

MONDAY

  • Session September 2018
    • Price: 165€ pp (155€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 17 classes from 17/09 till 28/01/2019 (no class on 29/10, 24/12, 31/12)

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 September 2018
    • Price: 165€ pp (155€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 17 classes from 17/09 till 28/01/2019 (no class on 29/10, 24/12, 31/12)

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 September 2018
    • Price: 165€ pp (155€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 17 classes from 19/09 till 30/01/2019 (no class on 31/10, 26/12, 2/01)

 

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.

WEDNESDAY

  • Session September 2018
    • Price: 165€ pp (155€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 17 classes from 19/09 till 30/01/2019 (no class on 31/10, 26/12, 2/01)