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.

Our new BEGINNERS classes starts in January 2019, info will follow.

NEW this year!
Solo Jazz Charleston
Collegiate Shag

Schedule

Monday

  • Time:

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : Solo Jazz
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Beg-inter
    9:00 pm - 10:15 pm : Beginner

  • Date: 17/09 till 28/01
  • Cost: 136€ / 190€ (see below)

Tuesday

  • Time:

    7:15 pm - 8:30 pm : Inter-adv
    8:30 pm - 9:45 pm : Beginner

  • Date: 18/09 till 29/01
  • Cost: 170 € / 190 € (see below)

Wednesday

  • Time:

    7:30 pm - 8:45 pm : Intermediate
    8:45 pm - 10:00 pm : Beg-Inter

  • Date: 19/09 till 30/01
  • Cost: 170 € / 190 € (see below)

Thursday

  • Time:

    7:15 pm - 8:30 pm : Shag beg.
    7:15 pm - 8:30 pm : Shag Beg-Inter

  • Date: 20/09 till 31/01
  • Cost: 120 € / 190 € (see below)

How to get there?

ON MONDAY & THURSDAY
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 LindyHop 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?

 

Lies Vogeler

Lies Vogeler

Lies Vogeler

With a love for social dancing and a passion for self-development to become a better dancer Lies hopes to inspire people to learn and enjoy everyday dancing as much as she does. No matter if it is Lindy, Balboa, or Collegiate Shag you will always find her with a big smile on a social floor moving in old and new rhythms of swing music. This energy is what made her want to teach and share the excitement in the first place. The social aspect in Lindy Hop is very important to her as she feels privileged to have met so many great and talented people at various events at home and abroad.

 

Anton Potocnik

Anton Potocnik

Anton Potocnik

Since  early  days  Anton  (originally from Slovenija) was  interested  in  the  art  of  body  movement.  Once  he  discovered  dancing  a  combination  of  movement,  music  and  interaction  with  a  partner  offered  him  the  ultimate  challenge.  After  many  years  of  dancing  salsa,  Anton  moved  to  Zurich  where  he  met  swing  dancers.  He  immediately  fell  in  love  with  Lindy  hop,  realizing  for  the  first  time  how  much  fun  dancing  can  be.  His  latest  obsession  is  Collegiate  Shag  where  no  song  is  fast  enough  for  him.  Fast  kicks,  mindless  thinking  and  energetic  music  is  what  keeps  him  on  a  dancing  floor  until  the  very  last  song.  Anton  draws  his  inspiration  from  Steven  and  Chanzie  and  a  number  of  other  incredible  international  teachers.

Levels

Charleston – Solo Jazz dance

For Lindy hoopers level Beginner/Intermediate to Intermediate, or for dancers who have knowledge of solo dances.
Building on strong foundation of rhythm and classic vernacular repertoire, these classes are designed to develop students’ ability to create and improvise in solo jazz, while also focusing on learning and building choreographies.

On Monday 7 - 8pm @ Jogo Vivo
  • Teacher : Earanee
  • Solo Jazz Charleston
    • Date : 16 classes from 17/09 till 28/01
      (no class on 29/10, 24/12, 31/12, 21/01)
    • Price : 152 €  (136 € for students less than 26 years old) OR
      99 € pp (88 €) for Apollo Hop students following Lindy hop classes

Beginner/Intermediate – Spice your vocabulary (Tommy 1)

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 Monday 8 - 9pm @ Jogo Vivo
  • Teachers : Earanee & Nick
  • Session September 2018
    • Date : 16 classes from 17/09 till 28/01
      (no class on 29/10, 24/12, 31/12, 21/01)
    • Price : 152 €  (136 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February 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) 

Discovery (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 - 10:15pm @ Jogo Vivo
  • Teachers : Earanee & Nick
  • Session September 2018
    • Date : 16 classes from 17/09 till 28/01
      (no class on 29/10, 24/12, 31/12, 21/01)
    • Price : 190 €  (170 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February 2019
    • Date : 17 classes from 04/02 till 24/06
      (no class 04/03, 8/04, 15/04, 10/06) 
    • Price : 202 € pp (180 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Intermediate/Advanced – Creative variations and combinations (Chick)

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

On Tuesday 7:15 - 8:30pm @ Malibran
  • Teachers : Earanee & Maxime 
     
  • Session September 2018
    • Date : 16 classes from 18/09 till 29/01
      (no class on 30/10, 25/12, 1/01, 22/01)
    • Price : 190 €  (170 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February 2019
    • Date : 17 classes from 05/02 till 25/06
      (no class 05/03, 9/04, 16/04, 14/05) 
    • Price : 202 € pp (180 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Discovery (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 Tuesday 8:30 - 9:45pm @ Malibran
  • Teachers : Earanee & Morgane, Louise and Camille 
     
  • Session September 2018
    • Date : 16 classes from 18/09 till 29/01
      (no class on 30/10, 25/12, 1/01, 22/01)
    • Price : 190 €  (170 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February 2019 (level 2 "Tommy 1")
    • Date : 17 classes from 05/02 till 25/06
      (no class 05/03, 9/04, 16/04, 14/05) 
    • Price : 202 € pp (180 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Intermediate – Growing vocabulary (Tommy 2)

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.

On Wednesday 7:30 - 8:45pm @ Malibran
  • Teachers : Earanee & Nick 
     
  • Session September 2018
    • Date : 16 classes from 19/09 till 30/01
      (no class on 31/10, 26/12, 2/01, 23/01)
    • Price : 190 €  (170 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February 2019
    • Date : 17 classes from 06/02 till 26/06
      (no class 06/03, 10/04, 17/04, 1/05) 
    • Price : 202 € pp (180 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Beginner/Intermediate – Spice your vocabulary (Tommy 1)

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 Wednesday 8:45 - 10pm @ Malibran
  • Teachers : Earanee & Nick 
     
  • Session September 2018
    • Date : 16 classes from 19/09 till 30/01
      (no class on 31/10, 26/12, 2/01, 23/01)
    • Price : 190 €  (170 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session February 2019
    • Date : 17 classes from 06/02 till 26/06
      (no class 06/03, 10/04, 17/04, 1/05) 
    • Price : 202 € pp (180 € for students less than 26 years old) 

Shag beginner

We hope to inspire you all this fall to get on your toes,  tap  the  beat  and  enjoy  the  social  dancing  even  more  with  quick  steps  of  Collegiate  Shag.  Funky  and  energetic  swing-like  moves  of  Collegiate  Shag  coming  all  the  way  from  student  parties  in  the  1920/30  offer  an  exciting  dancing  to  faster  swing  songs.  In  our  class  you  will  learn  characteristic  shag  figures  with  relaxed  upper  body  and  crazy  moving  legs.  If  you  haven’t  seen  shag  dancing  before,  have  a  look  at  the  famous  old  cartoon  “All  the  cats  join  in”.  With  Collegiate  Shag  you  will  be  able  to  follow  and  enjoy  very  fast  swing  rhythms  with  minimal  effort.    Don’t  hesitate  to  jump  in,  we  will  give  it  all  so  you  can  learn  Collegiate  Shag  in  a  fun  and  happy  atmosphere!

On Thursday 7:15 - 8:30pm @ Jogo Vivo
  • Teachers : Anton & Lies
     
  • Collegiate Shag BEGINNERS
    FREE trial class on 20th of September from 7:30 till 8:15 or from 8:15 till 9pm (same content)
    • Date : 16 classes from 27/09 till 31/01 (no class on 01/11, 27/12, 03/01)
    • From 7:15 till 8:30pm
    • Price : 190 €  (170 € for students less than 26 years old) OR
      135€ pp (120 €) for Apollo Hop students following our Lindy hop or Solo classes

Shag beginner/intermediate

If the collegiate shag basic is already in your body and you don’t have to think about it, then it is time to spice things up. In the beginner/intermediate level we will add more basic steps, more breaks and more kicks. Yes, it’s time for the double-kick! Join us and learn famous moves such as sliding-doors, Groovy-movie pass, double kicks, cross kicks and more. After this course you will easily fill any fast song on a social floor with your awesome new moves.

On Thursday 7:15 - 8:30pm @ Jogo Vivo
  • Teacher : Anton & Lies
  • Collegiate Shag BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE
    • Date : 10 classes from 15/11 till 31/01 (no class on 01/11, 27/12, 03/01)
    • From 7:15 till 8:30pm
    • Price : 120 €  (106 € for students less than 26 years old) OR
      84 € pp (74 €) for Apollo Hop students following our Lindy hop or Solo classes