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.

*New beginners classes in Mechelen will be on Wednesday 6th of February at 8:00PM.*

Schedule

Monday

  • Time:

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

  • Date: 4/02 till 24/06/2019
  • Cost: 155€/145€

Wednesday

  • Time:

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : Tommy

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

Wednesday

  • Time:

    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Discovery

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

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.

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.

Levels

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 February 2018
    • Price: 155€ pp (145€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 16 classes from 4/09 till 24/06/2019 (no class on 4/03, 8/04, 15/04, 22/04, 10/06)

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 February 2018
    • Price: 155€ pp (145€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 16 classes from 4/09 till 24/06/2019 (no class on 4/03, 8/04, 15/04, 22/04, 10/06)

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 February 2018
    • Price: 155€ pp (145€ pp for students under 26 years old)
    • Dates: 16 classes from 4/09 till 24/06/2019 (no class on 4/03, 8/04, 15/04, 22/04, 10/06)

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 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)

 

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 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)