Our didactically skilled and experienced teachers will convey in equal proportion pleasure and technicity in order to master the art of authentic SOLO JAZZ or LINDY HOP. Clear instructions and breaking down of the movements will make these rich and varied dances accessible to all levels of dance students, in particular to absolute beginners.
Our classes have a terrific, convivial atmosphere that makes it easy, fun and inspiring to learn to dance. Communicating our enthusiasm and cheerfulness will give our students immediate pleasure on the dance floor and enable them to dance with Lindy Hop dancers from all over the world.
Besides the weekly classes, we organize dance classes for private or professional EVENTS as well as realizing funny choreographies for your WEDDING.
Apollo Dream give LINDY HOP classes in :
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.
Since early in his childhood, Didier has been passionate about fashion, cars and of course dances from the 40’s and 50’s. His passion lead him to collect old records and to dress in vintage clothes. He discovered Lindy Hop in the late 90s and has been trained by big names the like of ’The Rhythm Hot Shots’ (Sweden), Steven Mitchell (USA), Frankie Manning (USA), etc. He trained abroad in major top festivals as well as in private training sessions. He introduced Lindy Hop in Belgium together with Geneviève, resulting in the creation of Apollo Swing dance school. Didier has been spreading his cheery disposition and sharing his talent for over twenty years in Lindy Hop classes in Belgium and on the dance floor. He remains as passionate as at the start of his career, is always on the lookout for novelties in this field and is constantly inspired by ‘The Ninjammerz’ (FR & USA) who are well-known for their unique dance style.
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.
Bart De Vuyst
Bart De Vuyst discovered Lindy Hop and became fascinated by the energetic moves and exciting music. He likes the large choice of steps and variations within the dance. Bart is a huge music fan and – in a distant past – used to be a musician.
Céline has attended many dance classes in her youth, ranging from tap dancing, classical, modern, to ballroom dancing. She is a huge fan of dances and music from Hollywood musicals from the 30s and 40s. Her wide spectrum of interests could only lead to her discovering Lindy Hop. Now that she is hooked, she can never have enough of the positive energy and the infectious high spirited mood within the Lindy Hop community. You can count on her to share her passion for Lindy Hop with enthusiasm and kindness.
Julien discovered Lindy Hop through his love for jazz. He has been training assiduously with the Apollo Swing Team for the past two years and regularly attends workshops. He will be in a good position as a teacher to help beginners in the Lindy Hop adventure.
Laura unexpectedly discovered Lindy Hop in Spain, in 2010. She quickly fell in love with this dance and the world of swing because of the joyfulness it conveys. Laura is 28, is originally from Brussels and has recently qualified as a general practitioner. She finds enough time to enjoy revitalising swinging sessions.
When Sander reached sixteen, his interests veered towards jazz/swing as well as the thirties and forties styles. After much hesitation, he finally registered for Lindy Hop classes in Leuven in September 2015 and his life underwent a complete transformation. He has never learned any other dance, but Lindy Hop has taken the best of him. Dancing at least five times a week in Brussels, Antwerp, Leuven, Hasselt and anywhere else in-between. Dancing became a passion that he wouldn’t miss for anything. He is looking forward to share his passion with new and somewhat more accomplished dancers! Where he might lack in experience he certainly makes up in enthusiasm!
Dancing, as far as she can remember, has always been her favourite energy outlet. From Hip-hop to Tango, she came to Lindy Hop during a trip to Poland. The foretaste she got from it led to six full months of intense learning. Her taste for it subsided once back from her trip and it was only natural to arrive at “home” at Didier and Elise’s. Their dancing conveys so much pleasure and humour that it is impossible to stand still. She hopes to be able to transmit those qualities as well as the virus of Lindy Hop to eager groups.
Recommended if you shy away from dancing in public, or if you would prefer a more personal approach. You have determined what your specific dancing objectives are and aim at achieving them, you would therefore choose our private classes.
You would love to include all your friends and relaties in a dance "à la carte", or would like to surprise your bride/groom, or would just go for an original fun night out, our private classes are highly recommended, benefitting from a private skilled teacher.
An entirely new choreography or a choice of the classics: the choice is yours. If you want to remain immersed in the 40s at your wedding, we rent out our 1940s Buick. All inquiries to be addressed via our email...
A quick fix for a party? Opt for an easy swing dance lesson! Get your party in full swing, evening or afternoon, with an easy dance lesson. Our ebullient instructors are skilled in getting people onto the dance floor! A great way to loosen up and gain confidence; a real treat for your guests.
Our rates vary according to which teachers are available, the location of your venue, and what you are looking for. When contacting us for a quote, make sure you include contact name and phone number, the place of your party, and an idea of what you are looking for.
Apollo Swing / My Old Fashionned Dream vzw / asbl
Person in charge : Elise Moureau