★ Location : Brussels
★ 2 Levels : New Beginners and Intermediate
★ Price : for 6 hours class
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.
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.
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?
Maarten Van Dijck
Maarten started to dance lindy hop in 2012. He was captivated by the endless possibilities and freedom of the dance as well as by the beauty of swing jazz music. Above all he loved the social dancing in Antwerp and Belgium and the great atmosphere among the lindy hop dancers. He attended different weekly classes and danced at every possible opportunity. Maarten searches for more variation, musicality and fun during the classes at international dance festivals. He is also passionate about learning to dance the blues. Together with the Antwerp Lindy Hoppers he organizes lindy hop parties and swing jazz concerts for all the dancers in Antwerp.
You haven’t danced Lindy Hop ? Come and learn some basic steps and figures. All you need is a pair of dance shoes and being in a good mood :-) After this workshop you will be able to dance Lindy Hop at social dances and have fun!This workshop is meant for those who are absolutely new to lindy hop and are about to learn their first steps and for those who want to join our weekly classes afterwards. No previous dance experience at all is necessary.You learn in 6 hours basic moves in triple steps and groove walk on basic patterns like the send out, tuck turn, change place, bring back, circle and will basicly learn how to lead or follow those different patterns. We will use 6 counts and 8 counts. Our warm up will have nice charleston and kick moves as well.
You need to know the basic of the Lindy hop to join this workshop. You’ve mastered the charleston, triple steps, groove walks, kick steps and mix the 6 and an 8 count in your dance. You have follow at least 1 year of weekly Lindy Hop classes.
|60 €||50 €|
* for students less than 26
Maison de quartier Malibran
Rue de la Digue 10,
1050 Ixelles - Brussels
★ To join the class on Sunday you need to have followed the class on Saturday, it’s the continuation
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