Namur

***NEW BEGINNERS ***
The New beginners classes in Namur will start Thursday 30 January 2020 at 8:45PM.
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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

Thursday

  • Time:

    6:45 pm - 7:45 pm : Tommy
    7:45 pm - 8:45 pm : Billie
    8:45 pm - 9:45 pm : Discovery

  • Date: 30/01 till 25/06/2020
  • Cost: 185€/175€

How to get there?

Salle Phénix
Rue de l'Institut 37
5004 Namur


About the teachers

Ayumi Mizutani

Ayumi Mizutani

Ayumi Mizutani

Ayumi discovered the world of dance during university through rock’n’roll and ballroom dancing. For several years, she has been passionate about swing dance, which has become her daily source of energy. Dance is a universe in which everyone can express their innerselves, share their emotions, but also challenge themselves. Ayumi seeks to transmit this to her students with all her energy, taking her inspiration from old clips from the 30s and 40s and especially the ones of the Harvest Moon Ball competitions. In 2018, she also started dancing with  the Jazz Maniacs.

Brieuc Tollenaere

Brieuc Tollenaere

Brieuc Tollenaere

Brieuc had a crush on Lindy Hop while he was still a student. like many of you, he came across some incredible videos of fabulous dancers that made him want to try it out. It was arriving in Brussels and discovering the evenings and the social side of this dance that made Brieuc definitively addicted.  Always on the dancefloor for fun, his dance style is rather theatrical. fun, bonding with people, musicality are his watchwords. Never hesitate to ask him to dance when you meet him, he will be happy about it! Lead, Follow, everything suits him, after all, we’re here to have fun!

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.

  • Session January - June 2020
    • Price: 185€ pp (175€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 19 classes from 30/01 till 25/06/2020 (no class on 27/02, 9/04, 16/04, 21/05)

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.

  • Session January - June 2020
    • Price: 185€ pp (175€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 19 classes from 30/01 till 25/06/2020 (no class on 27/02, 9/04, 16/04, 21/05)

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!

  • Session January - June 2020
    • Price: 185€ pp (175€ pp for students less than 26 years old)
    • Dates: 19 classes from 30/01 till 25/06/2020 (no class on 27/02, 9/04, 16/04, 21/05)