Lindy what? Nijmegen is a swing dance club based in the beautiful city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. We are passionate about the social dance culture of the swing era of jazz, in particular the years spanning the 1930s and early 1940s; we specialize in dancing and teaching the Lindy Hop.
Next social dances:
- Swing SOS at Kolpinghuis Nijmegen on Saturday 3rd March, 20:00-late, with your Nijmegen DJs; taster class 20:-00-21:00 for absolute beginners.
- Tea dance at Brebl on Sunday 18th March, 15.00-19.00, with your Nijmegen DJs; free taster class 15.00-16.00 for absolute beginners.
- Next Swing SOS band night at Kolpinghuis Nijmegen with live music from the Blue Ramblers on Saturday 7th April, 20.00-late; taster class 20:00-21:00 for absolute beginners.
Next Lindy Hop courses:
- The new block of classes for absolute beginners and experienced Lindy Hoppers will begin on Friday 16th February.
- The beginners class (Lindy A) is FULL. Registrations for the next block will open in April.
- Take note that the new block of classes has a revised timetable, with slightly earlier class times.
- The last class of the current block on Friday 20th April, 19:30-22:00, will be a special evening for Lindy B&C; swivels and switches (for both leads and follows) with Danai. Please be sure to mark it in your diaries! Details to follow very soon.
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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!