Atomic Cocktail – Advanced level – date tbc

Apollo Swing is launching a new class series for the advanced dancers.
In these classes we will work on different concepts and special theme classes of 2 hours that takes place approximately every two weeks in Antwerp.
The classes will be taught with Apollo Swing and guest teachers.

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: 8 - 10pm
: 5/3/2020-26/06/2020
: 25€/160€

About the teachers

Joris Focquaert

Joris Focquaert

Joris Focquaert

He is co-founder, dance teacher and choreographer at Crazy legs dance school in Ghent.

He discovered the Lindy Hop in Copenhagen when he was studying at the Commedia School for mime & physical theatre.  A background in the art of clowning, he takes this to his Jazz dances & dance performances, forming his attitude towards the dance.  In class, Joris tries to share his best of ideas.
Today he is a busy working dancer in Belgium & abroad, next to studying the Jazz trombone.

Earanee Niedzwiecki

Earanee Niedzwiecki

Earanee Niedzwiecki

A lover of Satchmo (Louis Armstrong) and Nat King Cole since childhood, it was the swingin’ tunes that drew Earanee to her first Lindy Hop class in her hometown of Adelaide, Australia. Bitten by the jitterbug, Earanee soon began following her love of swing dance around the globe, and has since taught and competed across Australia, Europe and the US.

Sven Van houcke

Sven Van houcke

Sven Van houcke

Sven made his first dance moves as a teenager with Slow waltz, quickstep, jive, disco swing.As a young adult, he stopped dancing because judo, paragliding, canyoning and taking care of his family took up all of his free time. But blood is thicker than water: a few years ago, he again felt dancing butterflies in his stomach. Together with his partner Elke he discovered the pleasures of Lindy Hop and attended several schools to improve his skills. Nowadays not a single day passes without him being busy with Lindy Hop. The social dance floor is his habitat. Sven likes nothing better than passing his passion for Lindy Hop to others.

Pauline van Bogaert

Pauline van Bogaert

Pauline van Bogaert

Pauline discovered lindy hop during her studies in Scotland and Germany. Fascinated by the rich culture of the swing era, she fell in love with this energetic dance and its warm community. Back in Belgium, she practices lindy hop on a weekly basis with a main focus on musicality and creativity. By attending international workshops she keeps inspired by the art of body movement, improvisation and connection. Having a good time and spreading the joy of the dance is her ultimate goal.

Geneviève Vermylen

Geneviève Vermylen

Geneviève Vermylen

Geneviève Vermylen is one of the founders of Apollo Swing who started in 1996 and is the owner of Apollo Hop.
It is the passion of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s which naturally put Lindy Hop on her path. She discovered the Lindy Hop at Herrang Dance Camp and has been trained and inspired abroad by top international teachers. Her goal was to see a full dancefloor of swing dancers from all ages having fun on Swing Bands in Belgium; this goal has been reached in more ways than one as the virus of Lindy is amongst us! Geneviève is head of the organization of the International workshop « Crazy Swing Camp» since 2001 where they host the best TOP dancers in the world.

Maarten Van Dijck

Maarten Van Dijck

Maarten Van Dijck

Maarten started to dance lindy hop in 2012. He was captivated by the endless possibilities and freedom of the dance as well as by the beauty of swing jazz music. Above all he loved the social dancing in Antwerp and Belgium and the great atmosphere among the lindy hop dancers. He attended different weekly classes and danced at every possible opportunity. Maarten searches for more variation, musicality and fun during the classes at international dance festivals. He is also passionate about learning to dance the blues. Together with the Antwerp Lindy Hoppers he organizes lindy hop parties and swing jazz concerts for all the dancers in Antwerp.

Verdiana Tedeschi

Verdiana Tedeschi

Verdiana Tedeschi

It all started with a fifties Fiat 500, since then she lives a life of vintage passion: from clothing to hairstyling, furniture and music. So it wasn’t long until Verdiana discovered the Lindy drug during her work as a vintage hairdresser for Radio Modern. Once she got the bounce in her bones, her life changed completely. You can regularly see her popping up at social dances in Belgium and attending international dance camps and workshops, catching the eyes of the innocent bystanders with her Italian style lindy moves. When it comes to swing dancing, for Verdiana it’s all about having fun and moving your body to the music. Musicality is the key for two individuals to become one on the dance floor.

Levels

Atomic Cocktail

Concept classes for advanced dancers. The focus is improving your dance technique while adding cool moves to your dance vocabulary. Atomic Cocktail is here to present you an intriguing mix of dancing material and technique.

Prices

Normal Reduced
For the session of 8 classes of 2 hours from 05/03 till 25/06/2020160 € -
For 1 class of 2 hours25 €-

Schedule

Thursday 5 March

20:00 - 22:00: with Sven & Pauline

Thursday 19 March

20:00 - 22:00: with Joris & Earanne

Thursday 2 April

20:00 - 22:00: with Sven & Pauline

Thursday 23 April

20:00 - 22:00: with Maarten & Verdiana

Thursday 14 May

20:00 - 22:00: with Sven & Geneviève

Thursday 28 May

20:00 - 22:00: with Maarten & Verdiana

Thursday 11 June

20:00 - 22:00: with Sven & Pauline

Thursday 25 June

20:00 - 22:00: with Sven & Geneviève

How to get there?

Antwerp Dollhouse
Lange Nieuwstraat 32
2000 Antwerpen


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