Workshop with Andy and Ela

Andreas Hoppe and Ela De Giosa from Germany will be visiting us here in Nijmegen this summer for a Saturday workshop. Get ready for a big impact upon your dancing! Please mark the date: Saturday 6th July!

The workshop will consist of two 90 minute Lindy Hop classes (including a swing out speciality class!) as well as a party in the evening at our usual Swing SOS with live music.

Ela De Giosa

Class Descriptions

Please note that this is not a workshop for absolute beginners. For those who have been dancing Lindy Hop for a few months to a year or more (with Lindy What this means roughly Lindy B and above). By the time of the workshop, you will know the main figures in both six and eight count, e.g. basic, circle, swing out, tuck turn, send out and take in. With your clear triple steps, you are aware about switching between six and eight count rhythms. You’re ready to work on your technique more carefully and expand your repertoire of figures.

Swing Out Special: In this class you will focus on communicating with your partner more efficiently when dancing swing outs and their variations; working on finding that “just right” feeling that makes both you and your partner smile at each other and exchange a mental high five!

Spice Up Your Lindy: Here we will start by figuring out how to dance every move the left way round instead of always the right way round and see where we can go from there! As well as improving your skill, technique and dance imagination, you will learn to “wow” your dance partners!

Who is Leading and When? This class will be about how to start by leading move A and then change it into move B, all within in the same eight count, initiated by the leader and/or the follow. Whether you are primarily a leader or a follow this is a class for you!