Ghent

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 class starts on Thursday 14th of September.

Schedule

Thursday

  • Time:

    7:15 pm - 8:30 pm : Discovery
    8:30 pm - 9:45 pm : Chick

  • Date: 14/09 till 21/12
  • Cost: 149 € / 166 €

How to get there?

Muziekcentrum Goedleven, Goedlevenstraat 179, 9041 Oostakker


About the teachers

Bram Smans

Bram Smans

Bram Smans

Bram started dancing when he was 7 and explored a bunch of different styles through the years, from hip hop and breakdance to contemporary dance. When he studied theatre in high school, he fell in love with Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and the other slapstick and Vaudeville artists from the 1920s. In 2012 he discovered lindy hop at the Gentse Feesten through Joris Focquaert, his friend and lindy mentor. He instantly fell in love with the dance, as it combines his passion for dancing, jazz music and being as crazy as a loony tunes character.

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.

Levels

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!

  • On Thursday from 7:15 till 8:30 pm
  • Session September 
    • Date : 14 classes from 14/09 till 21/12 (no class on 2/11)
    • Price :  166 € pp ( 149 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session January
    • tba

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.

  • On Thursday from 8:30 till 9:45 pm
  • Session September 
    • Date : 14 classes from 14/09 till 21/12 (no class on 2/11)
    • Price :  166 € pp ( 149 € for students less than 26 years old) 
  • Session January
    • tba