Brussels (Ixelles)

The dance lessons of Apollo Hop are accessible for everyone, whether you are experienced or not.
Our teachers 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.
The classes in Brussels are given in English.

***NEW BEGINNERS ***
The New beginners classes in Brussels (Ixelles) will start mid September 2019.

See also our Tap dance ★ Solo Jazz Charleston Collegiate Shag classes.

Schedule

Monday

  • Time:

    8:00 pm - 9:15 pm : Inter-adv-2
    9:15 pm - 10:15 pm : Beginner

  • Date: till 24/06 (see below)
  • Cost: 180 € / 202 €

Tuesday

  • Time:

    7:15 pm - 8:30 pm : Inter-adv
    8:30 pm - 9:45 pm : Beg-inter

  • Date: till 25/06 (see below)
  • Cost: 180 € / 202 €

Wednesday

  • Time:

    7:30 pm - 8:45 pm : Intermediate-2

  • Date: till 26/06 (see below)
  • Cost: 180 € / 202 €

How to get there?

ON MONDAY 
Jogo Vivo
Rue d'Edimbourg 16 - Ixelles 1050 Elsene

ON TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
Maison Malibran - Wijkhuis Malibran : Salle a tout - 1st floor
Rue de la Digue 10 Damstraat - Ixelles 1050 Elsene


About the teachers

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.

Nick Baeten

Nick Baeten

Nick Baeten

In a way Nick started dancing as an escape from daily life, where he was working as a youth counselor and graduating creative therapy classes. For years Nick wanted to dance LindyHop – and finally gave his life that spin.
Hyperactively he started taking courses, combining schools and going to social dances like a (hyperactive) maniac. Passing through-  projects popped up. Opportunities to train hard, teach, perform and compete came his way.

Learning Lindy Hop should be fun and has not a lot to do with multitude of complicated steps. Do what you feel, be dynamic and keep that flow. Unorthodox and theatrical… what did you expect?

Levels

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 but 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 next level.
But don’t worry, there is plenty to learn!
You have follow +/- 2 to 4 years of weekly classes.

On Monday 8 - 9:15pm @ Jogo Vivo
  • Teachers : Earanee & Nick
  • Session February - June 2019
    • Date : 17 classes  till 24/06 in Jogo Vivo + 06/02 @ Malibran
       no class 04/03, 8/04, 15/04, 10/06
    • Price : 202 € pp (180 € for students less than 26 years old) 

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!

On Monday 9:15 - 10:15pm @ Jogo Vivo starts on 18/02/2019
  • Teachers : Brieuc & Louise
  • Session February - June 2019
    • Date : 15 classes from 18/02 till 24/06
         no class 04/03, 8/04, 15/04, 10/06
    • Price : 143 € pp (128 € for students less than 26 years old) 
On Monday 9:15 - 10:15pm @ Jogo Vivo started on 04/02/2019
  • Teachers : Earanee & Nick
  • Session February - June 2019
    • Date : 17 classes from 04/02 till 24/06
         no class 04/03, 8/04, 15/04, 10/06
    • Price : 162 € pp (145 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Intermediate/Advanced – Creative variations and combinations

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 but 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 next level.
But don’t worry, there is plenty to learn!
You have follow +/- 2 to 3 years of weekly classes.

On Tuesday 7:15 - 8:30pm @ Flagey/Malibran
  • Teachers : Earanee & Maxime 
  • Session February 2019
    • Date : 17 classes from 05/02 till 25/06
      no class 05/03, 9/04, 16/04, 7/05
    • Price : 202 € pp (180 € 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.

On Tuesday 8:30 - 9:45pm @ Flagey/Malibran
  • Teachers : Earanee & Morgane, Louise or Camille 
  • Session February - June 
    • Date : 17 classes from 05/02 till 25/06
      no class 05/03, 9/04, 16/04, 7/05
    • Price : 202 € pp (180 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Intermediate+ – Digging the dance

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.
You have follow +/- 2 years of weekly classes with Apollo Hop.

On Wednesday 7:30 - 8:45pm @ Flagey/Malibran
  • Teachers : Earanee & Nick 
  • Session February - June 
    • Date : 17 classes from 06/02 till 26/06
       no class 06/03, 10/04, 17/04, 8/05
    • Price : 202 € pp (180 € for students less than 26 years old)