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Come and join the fun

The dance classes at Apollo Swing are open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience. Our instructors are excited to share their passion for jazz dance with anyone willing to listen; our classes are relaxed, inclusive, social, and just a lot of fun! Different styles of dancing and approaches to teaching are celebrated and embraced here at Apollo: swing dances are social dances, defined by improvisation and freedom of expression. Diversity, creativity, and community are at the heart of what jazz dance is all about, and our mission here at Apollo Swing! 

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Level 1

Level 1

This level is meant for those who are absolutely new to Lindy Hop and need to learn the basics.

In this class you will learn 6 and 8 count basics, triple steps, kick steps and charleston as either a lead or a follow. 

The main aim of this course is to help students discover Lindy Hop and to give them the tools needed to have fun and go out social dancing!

 

Short description: For students who need to learn their Lindy Hop basics.

Mix level

Mix level

This two-hour long mixed level brings together all groups from every level. Specific guidelines are given to all and there is plenty of time to exercise. Registration with a partner is mandatory.  

Level 1 +Plus

Level 1 +Plus

You’ve mastered basic 6 and 8 count figures (like the tuck turn, send out, circle and swing out), know your charleston, and have started to switch between all of these in your dancing.

During this course we will expand your vocabulary with new moves, concepts and rhythms, and will help you improve the technique of your basics.

To take this class you must have followed 5+ months of weekly classes with Apollo Swing, or another school. If coming from another school, please try to register to the level that sounds most suitable to your experience - at class, our teachers will then assess whether or not you are in the appropriate class, and reserve the right to move you up or down a level. 

 

Short description: For students with 5+ months experience.

Level 2

Level 2

You’ve mastered basic 6 and 8 count figures (like the tuck turn, send out, change of place, circle and swing out), know your charleston, and can quite comfortably switch between all of these in your dancing.

During this course we will continue to expand your vocabulary with new moves, concepts and rhythms, and will help you improve the technique of your basics.

To take this class you must have followed +/- 1 year of weekly classes with Apollo Swing, or another school. If coming from another school, please try to register to the level that sounds most suitable to your experience - at class, our teachers will then assess whether or not you are in the appropriate class, and reserve the right to move you up or down a level. 

 

Short description: For students with approx. 1 year of experience.

Level 3

Level 3

You’re familiar with a wide range of basics and fundamentals, and can use all these in your social dancing. You’ve begun exploring more complex rhythms and figures, and are starting to put some more of your own flair into your dancing, but you also appreciate the value of working hard on your fundamentals

During this course we will continue to expand your vocabulary with new moves, concepts and rhythms, while also spending time improving your technique and partner connection, helping you to unlock the tools you need to improvise more with your partner and the music. 

To take this class you must have followed +/- 2 years of weekly classes. 

 

Short description: For students with approx. 2 years of experience.

Level 4

Level 4

You social dance regularly at swing parties and have maybe even travelled to an international dance festival or two. You feel comfortable on the dance floor, and have a strong grasp of fundamentals. You are developing your awareness of swing music, and have a broad vocabulary of variations and sometimes create your own.

During this course we will continue to expand your vocabulary with greater focus on technique, rhythm, jazz music, and improvisation. If you are looking to be challenged in these areas, this level is for you.

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!

To take this class you must have followed +/- 2 to 3 years of weekly classes. If coming from another school, please try to register to the level that sounds most suitable to your experience - at class, our teachers will then assess whether or not you are in the appropriate class, and reserve the right to move you up or down a level.

 

Short description: For students with 2-3+ years of experience.

Level 5

Level 5

By invitation or audition only.  Are you passionate about Lindy Hop? Have you been dancing for at least 2 years and are you looking to take your dancing to the next level? Have you attended swing dance festivals and do you social dance or train regularly?

This is a class aimed at students who are looking to learn beyond new figures to focus more on rhythm, creativity, and concept classes that will help facilitate their own practice and development.

To audition for this level, you should be highly motivated, comfortable mixing different rhythms and basics, have a strong grasp of Charleston repertoire, and should be experimenting with your own styling and expression. Students are only admitted to this class on invitation, or after successfully passing our open audition, held at the beginning of the semester.

 

Short description: By invitation or successful audition only.

Levels

Teachers

Apollo Swing Ayumi

Ayumi Mizutani

Lindy Hop
Level 1, Level 1 +Plus, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5
Solo Jazz
Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
Apollo Swing Brieuc

Brieuc Tollenaere

Lindy Hop
Level 1, Level 1 +Plus, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5
Solo Jazz
Level 1, Level 2, Level 3

Pricing

Start

September-January2020
167€ pp
/17 classes
150€ pp
/17 classes
for students under 26 years old

Dates:

17/09/2020 ~ 28/01/2021
no classes on 05/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 31/12/2020

Continuation

February-June2021
167€ pp
/17 classes
150€ pp
/17 classes
for students under 26 years old

Dates:

04/02/2021 ~ 24/06/2021
no classes on 18/02/2021, 08/04/2021, 15/04/2021, 13/05/2021

DANCE SESSION STARTS 17/09/2020!!

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