Antwerp (Meir)

*** NEW BEGINNER ***
We offer a new beginner Lindy Hop class in Antwerpen:
❧ On Monday 7 – 8pm, starts 3rd February 2010, at Meir, see below

The dance lessons of Apollo Hop are accessible for everyone, whether you are experienced or not.

With their pedagogical and personal approach everybody will have the opportunity to discover the joy and social aspects that prevail on the Lindy Hop and Shag scene across nations.

 

Schedule

Monday Lindy Hop

  • Time:

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : Beginner
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Beg-inter
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm : Intermediate

  • Date: 16/09 till 27/01/2020
  • Cost: 155 € / 165 €

Thursday Lindy Hop

  • Time:

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm : Advanced

  • Date: 26/09 till 23/01
  • Cost: 156 € / 195 €

How to get there?

Antwerp Dollhouse
Lange Nieuwstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen


About the teachers

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.

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.

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.

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.

Levels

New Beginners – Welcome to the Lindy Hop

This level is meant for those who are absolutely new to lindy hop and are about to learn the dance’s first basic steps. You don’t need any previous dance experience.

You will learn the charleston, triple steps, groove walks, kick steps on basic patterns like send-out, tuck-turn, change places, circle, etc…
You will learn how to lead or follow these different patterns.
The main focus of this course is to discover and dance the Lindy Hop and allow you to go to social dances and have fun!

  • Teachers : Geneviève & Sven​
  • Session February - June 2020
    • Date : 17 classes from 3/02 till 22/06/2020 (no class 24/02, 6/04, 13/04, 1/06)
    • Price : 165€ € pp (155 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Beginner/Intermediate – Spice your vocabulary

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.
You have follow +/- 5 months of weekly classes with Apollo Hop.

  • Teachers : Geneviève & Sven​
  • Session September - January 2020
    • Date : 17 classes from 16/09 till 27/01/2020 (no class 28/10, 23/12, 30/12)
    • Price : 165€ € pp (155 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February - June 2020 (beginner intermediate)
    • Date : 17 classes from 3/02 till 22/06/2020 (no class 24/02, 6/04, 13/04, 1/06)
    • Price : 165€ € pp (155 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Intermediate – Growing vocabulary

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.
You have follow +/- 1 year of weekly classes with Apollo Hop.

  • Teachers : Verdiana & Sven​
  • Session September - January 2020
    • Date : 17 classes from 16/09 till 27/01/2020 (no class 28/10, 23/12, 30/12)
    • Price : 165€ € pp (155 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February - June 2020
    • Date : 17 classes from 3/02 till 22/06/2020 (no class 24/02, 6/04, 13/04, 1/06)
    • Price : 165€ € pp (155 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Advanced

Are you passionate about Lindy Hop and have you been dancing for at least 3 years, or are you working hard training and social dancing on a regular basis?
For students who are looking to learn beyond new figures to focus more on rhythm, creativity, and concept classes that will help facilitate their own practice and development. To join this level, you should be highly motivated, comfortable mixing 6 and 8 count (hopefully you’re not thinking about them as separate counts anymore), have a strong grasp of Charleston repertoire, and should be starting to experiment with your own styling and expression.

  • Teachers : Geneviève, Earanee, Sven​ and more tba
  • Session September - January 2020
    • Date :  8 classes on 26/09, 10/10, 24,10, 14/11, 28/11, 12/12, 9/01, 23/01
    • Price : 156€ € pp or 23 € per class
  • Session February - June 2020
    • Date :  10 classes on 6 & 20/02, 5 & 19/03, 2 & 23/04, 14 & 28/05, 11 & 25/06
    • Price : 195 € pp or 23 € per class
  • See here all info