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 Welcome to Lindy What? Lindy Hop Nijmegen!

We are a swing dance club based in the beautiful city of Nijmegen (NL). We are passionate about the social dance culture of the swing era of jazz, in particular the Lindy Hop. We organize dance classes, workshops and social dances with live music. Our organisation was founded in 2014, based upon the tenet that Lindy Hop is a very social and enjoyable dance, where we enjoy one other’s company and have a good time dancing with everybody, no matter their skills.
 
Watch out! Passes for What’s Hop!? 2020 are almost sold out! Currently we do still have places in the beginner-intermediate level but overall you still have until February 1st to register and join us!

Next social dances:

Next try-out classes for beginners:

Special events (all are welcome):

    • Friday 10th January 20.30-22.00: mini-social dance
    • Friday 17th January 21.00-22.00: learn the Shim Sham!
    • Friday 24th January 20.45-22.00: bring a friend; learn to switch roles!
    • Friday 31st January 20.30-22.00: mini-social dance

All of these events will take place at the Wijkcentrum Oude Weeshuis

Want to join Lindy Hop courses?

  • Our next block of classes will start in February 2020, including a new beginners course! Registrations open on 6th January at 19.00, here on the website.
  • Please note our new locations: the beginner and beginner-intermediate Lindy Hoppers (Lindy A and B) dance on Fridays at Oude Weeshuis in the city centre; for the more experienced dancers, we have guest teachers Natalia and Kay at Titus Brandsma on Tuesdays.

Next workshops:

  • It’s happening again! What’s Hop?! Second Edition will take place on the weekend of 22-23 February 2020. We’re so very excited to announce our international teaching couples Ron & Sharon Dobrovinsky (Israel); Ari Beltran (Spain) & Simon Bressanelli (UK). Registration is now open! But be aware – we are almost full and so registrations will close on February 1st!

Join our facebook group for upcoming events, announcements and to get in touch. Please also go ahead and like our Facebook page! If you want more, check out our Instagram page to see how much fun we are having!

Earlier this year we celebrated our fifth anniversary as a dance club with our weekend festival What’s Hop!?! If you want to see what Lindy Hop looks like, you can check out the demonstration dances by our amazing teachers at that event in the videos section. What’s Hop!? Second Edition will take place on 22-23 February 2020. We hope to see you there!

Lindy what? The Lindy Hop is an energetic and dynamic jazz dance which evolved in 1920s and 30s Harlem, New York. It is a fusion of various jazz dances which came before it, most notably tap, breakaway and Charleston. Once you get the Lindy bug, there’s no going back!

Lindy Hop is danced in couples (a pair consisting of a lead and a follow), although the couple need not consist of a man and a woman: both men and women may take the role of either lead or follow. It is a social dance, meaning that we do not have a fixed “dance partner” like one often finds in other dances. Sounds like fun? Anybody can do it!