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.

Our NEW BEGINNER Discovery class starts on Wednesday 13h of September.

Schedule

Tuesday

  • Time:

    7:00 pm - 8:15 pm : Tommy 2
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm : Chick

  • Date: 12/09 till 23/01
  • Cost: 216 € / 261 €

Wednesday

  • Time:

    7:30 pm - 8:45 pm : Discovery
    8:45 pm - 10:00 pm : Tommy 1
    8:45 pm - 10:00 pm : Solo

  • Date: 13/09 till 24/01
  • Cost: 159 € / 178 €

How to get there?

Maison Malibran - Wijkhuis Malibran
Salle a tout - 1st floor
Rue de la Digue 10 Damstraat
Ixelles 1050 Elsene


About the teachers

Jill De Muelenaere

Jill De Muelenaere

Jill De Muelenaere

Jill started dancing when she was a child. She is now trained in classical ballet, modern jazz and jazz dance, contemporary dance, yoga and pilates. She has been occasionnally teaching these different disciplines for the past years, sharing her time between her passion for dancing, her work as a contemporary dance producer, a massage therapist and a yoga instructor. She discovered lindy hop while at University and since then has been teaching and attending numerous workshops around Europe. Jill has placed in a number of international lindy hop competitions and is now teaching in Brussels and Belgium regularly. In lindy hop her goal is to create a joyful yet challenging and encouraging experience for everyone allowing each dancer to develop his/her own individuality on the social dance floor.

Alexandre McCormack

Alexandre McCormack

Alexandre McCormack

Alex has been dancing from a very early age. He started with breakdancing and other hip-hop dances. He has been teaching for the past ten years and took part in many competitions. Henceforth, his passion and his will to share continue with authentic jazz dances and Lindy Hop.

Austeja Zalalyte

Austeja Zalalyte

Austeja Zalalyte

The whole life on the dance floor! She started dancing at the age of 3, she did ballroom dancing for 7 years until she found lindy hop. At 2011 she discovered this dance that gripped her and kept her in with the great spirit and joy of it. 3 years later she started teaching at the Hoppers’ Dance Studio in Vilnius, Lithuania. With every group of students, with every festival she gets more and more inspired in teaching, performing and involving herself into this community. She loves the way jazz and swing music lets her express herself and spread her understanding about the music and the movement.

Erik Lenaers

Erik Lenaers

Erik Lenaers

Erik started doing the lindy hop in 2010 in Ghent. Immediately addicted to swing dancing he started attending workshops abroad regularly (Lindy Shock, Harlem, Herrang, LSSF, Smokey Feet, Crazy Swing Camp…). In 2012 Erik joined Dax & Sarah’s first edition of swing90x.Erik started competing in international jack ‘n jill competitions and made third place in the competitions during Crazy Swing Camp and the Gentse Hoppers Exchange.

Nick Baeten

Nick Baeten

Nick Baeten

Fairly new, Nick was stung by the Lindybug two year ago. He starts taking classes in 2016 at several schools simultaneously, taking workshops whenever he could and being an (hyper)active social danser in Belgium and at international events.
He believes in continuously developing your own style on the dancefloor, with an eye for improvisation, originality and fun! Nick especially likes theatrics, breaks and influences from other styles in the dance.

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.

Béatrice Neagu

Béatrice Neagu

Béatrice Neagu

She starts Ballet dance school at an early age, studying also Theater and Contemporary dance which lead touring eastern Europe for many years.Authentic Jazz dances, brought more freedom and joy. Since 2011, when bitten by the “Lindy Hop bug” she accumulated a lot during social dancing, weekly classes and international workshops. Being inspired by, she loves to dig into old, authentic jazz dances movie-clips and finally share their consistent Rhythm, encouraging to the Individuality of each dancer.

Levels

Tommy 2 – 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.

  • Day : On Tuesday from 7:00 till 8:15 pm
  • Teachers : Jill & Alex
  • Session September 
    • Date : 17 classes from 12/09 till 23/01 (no class on 31/10, 26/12, 2/1)
    • Price : 202 €  (180 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February
    • Datte : 18 classes from 30/01 till 26/06 (no class on 13/2, 3/4, 10/4, 1/5) 
    • Price : 214 € pp (191 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Chick – 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.

  • Day : On Tuesday from 8:30 till 10 pm
  • Teachers : Jill & Alex
  • Session September 
    • Date : 17 classes from 12/09 till 23/01 (no class on 31/10, 26/12, 2/1)
    • Price : 246 €  (216 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February
    • Datte : 18 classes from 30/01 till 26/06 (no class on 13/2, 3/4, 10/4, 1/5) 
    • Price : 261 € pp (229 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Discovery – 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!

  • Day : On Wednesday from 7:30 till 8:45 pm
  • Teachers : Austeja & Nick 
  • Session September 
    • Date : 15 classes from 13/09 till 24/01 (no class on 1/11, 27/12, 3/1 + 2 dates tba)
    • Price : 178 €  (159 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February
  • Teachers : Geneviève & Nick
    • Datte : 15 classes from 31/01 till 27/06 (no class on 14/2, 4/4, 11/4, 2/5 + 2 dates tba) 
    • Price : 178 €  (159 € € for students less than 26 years old) 

Tommy 1 – 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.

  • Day : On Wednesday from 8:45 till 10 pm
  • Teachers : Austeja & Erik
  • Session September 
    • Date : 15 classes from 13/09 till 24/01 (no class on 1/11, 27/12, 3/1 + 2 dates tba)
    • Price : 178 €  (159 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February
  • Teachers : Geneviève & Erik 
    • Datte : 15 classes from 31/01 till 27/06 (no class on 14/2, 4/4, 11/4, 2/5 + 2 dates tba) 
    • Price : 178 €  (159 € € for students less than 26 years old) 

Authentic Solo Jazz

The Authentic Jazz class in “La Tangueria” has a liberal dancing level.
Jazz dancing is all about letting yourself go a little !!! Expect to add a lot of expression to your routines – even if the steps themselves are simple;
The routines could involve bounces, turns, kicks, jumps and spins.
Aiming to bring soul and meaning to the movement; a shoulder shimmy, a flick of the hand or tilt of the head will also add a real panache to your Partner dancing.
Not only, but it s just infectious ! dancing all the way through, to music, without skipping a beat.

  • Day : On Wednesday from 8:45 till 10 pm
  • Teachers : Béatrice / Austeja
  • Session September 
    • Date : 15 classes from 13/09 till 24/01 (no class on 1/11, 27/12, 3/1 + 2 dates tba)
    • Price : 178 €  (159 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February
    • Datte : 15 classes from 31/01 till 27/06 (no class on 14/2, 4/4, 11/4, 2/5 + 2 dates tba) 
    • Price : 178 €  (159 € € for students less than 26 years old)