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Gas & Alba Blues / Lindy Hop weekendin Leuven

Amazing weekend with Gas & Alba in Leuven 
1 full day of Blues dancing on Saturday (Steinerschool Leuven Wijgmaal) + 
1 full day of Lindy Hop dancing on Sunday (Appeltuin Leuven)
Registrations opens 20/03/2023

Apollo Swing Gas Alba

Schedule

20 May
Saturday
11:00-13:30
Blues beginner level
20 May
Saturday
15:00-17:30
Blues intermediate level
21 May
Sunday
11:00-13:30
Lindy Hop intermediate
21 May
Sunday
15:00-17:30
Lindy Hop advanced

Announcements

SATURDAY 20/05/23 => Blues beginner and intermediate tracks @ Sterinerschool Leuven Wijgmaal

SUNDAY 21/05/2023 => Lindy Hop intermediate and advanced tracks @ Appeltuinschool Leuven

Levels

Blues beginner level

At this level, there is no need for any blues dancing experience but it won’t hurt if you’ve had a few workshops under your belt. If you’ve already had several months of teasers or participated in previous jamborees, this beginner’s group is meant for you.

You will be able to consolidate whatever basics you have, and our teachers will help you enrich your vocabulary and explore the many genres, rhythms and tempos.

Blues intermediate level

At this level, you would have had a steady harvest of blues dance classes and would have taken part in several dance workshops and festivals. You are also a blues music afficionado.

The basics are well integrated and your vocabulary is rich, which you demonstrate on social occasions. You have already developed your skills as either lead or follow and you have grasped how important is each partner’s role in blues dancing.

The intermediate level will take your skills up to the next and you will enlarge your vocabulary and refine the basic movements. Our teachers will help you perceive the musicality of blues music in its variations of style.

Lindy Hop intermediate

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. You are hungry for more.

Lindy Hop advanced

Your life is a mix of parties, classes and workshops. You are a confident leader and follower and you can improvise to fast music. Your own dance style and personality shine through which makes the difference for a more personal musicality and mood expression.
You master the different skills needed in Lindy Hop in either slow or fast tempos.

About theTeachers

Apollo Swing Gas Alba

Gas & Alba Blues & Lindy Hop dancers

Alba Mengual Alba met these dances in 2007, and started to teach them for fun. She has been fully dedicated professionally to them since 2013. She brought her analytic foundation from her old career (pharmacy, medical information) and found in teaching a new way to apply her love for communication and teaching. Seven years ago she opened a school alongside Gastón Fernández, in her hometown, Madrid. Her passion made her want to cover everything: from the local organization to organize international workshops, local and international teaching, and little by little developing experience in choreographing and shows. Her true passion is teaching and dance socially, letting go and allowing the communication magic to spark. If she can teach both things, connecting the student with his/her self expression and how to express it through the jazz language, she knows she has succeeded. Everything framed by jazz culture, that she learned to love and study with devotion from his dance partner Gastón Fernández. One day they were walking through Harlem and he said to her “After this walk, your dance will never be the same”. And it was true. Gaston Fernández Gas is a passionate dancer, a Swing and Blues lover. He discovered Lindy Hop in 2001 in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Since then his compromise with the dance and the music has been increasing. Leading him to leave his continent to keep learning and improving as a dancer. He has been teaching classes since 2008 in Buenos Aires, and internationally since 2009. He has traveled from Rio de Janerio (Brasil), to Melbourne (Australia), passing through New York, London, Stockholm, Berlin, etc. His background as a gymnast gives his style power, dynamism and explosive aerials. His tango technique background provided his blues and “slow dance” with a profound conexion and sensitivity. Gas´s heart is thirsty to keep improving, learning, developing and fulfilling himself as a swing artist. His compromise is to transmit his passion, knowledge and inspire all those who are interested in this incredible world of Swing and Blues dance.

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Pricing

BLUES FULL TRACK

5 hours Saturday
95€

BLUES BEGINNER

2h30 Saturday
48€

BLUES INTERMEDIATE

2h30 Saturday
48€

LINDY HOP FULL TRACK

5 hours Sunday
95€

LINDY HOP INTERMEDIATE

2h30 Sunday
48€

LINDY HOP ADVANCED

2h30 Sunday
48€
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How to get there

Steiner School Leuven Wijgmaal
Privaatweg 7
3018 Leuven
50.9244067, 4.7028779
Appeltuin
Weldadigheidsstraat 74
3000 Leuven
50.871105, 4.7036599

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