Lindy Hop May-July 2018

 

Level descriptions:

We currently have three levels of Lindy Hop classes and a solo jazz track. Registrations for this block is now closed. You can find a scheme of the class flow here. We may recommend students to take a different level of class to ensure that the groups are homogeneous and we have a balanced ratio of leaders and followers in class. If you have any questions, please come and talk to us.

Lindy A (absolute beginner) This is a course for Lindy Hop complete beginners and for those who did not attend enough of the Lindy A classes in the previous block and need to continue to focus on their basics (indeed, even advanced dancers should also always work on their basics!). The aim of this course is to get you on the social dance floor as soon as possible, by learning the standard steps and figures and some basic Lindy Hop technique. (Click here to sign up for the beginners’ course!)



Lindy B (beginner-intermediate) This is a course for Lindy Hop beginner-intermediate dancers, i.e. for those who have been dancing in Lindy A or Lindy B in the previous block. This course will expand your repertoire of figures and footwork variations and dig deeper into the details of Lindy Hop technique. You’ll learn some new technique and step deeper into the world of 1930s Charleston Lindy Hop. Dancers in this level are already familiar with the basic moves and technique taught in Lindy A (like triple steps versus groove walks, 6ct and 8ct moves). You enjoy social dancing and come to dances whenever you can.

Lindy C (intermediate) This is a course for Lindy Hop intermediate dancers, i.e. for those who have been dancing in Lindy B for several blocks and are ready to move to a more challenging level, and for dancers who previously danced in Lindy C. You are comfortable with your social dancing and would like to continue working on your technique and figures. The aim is to improve your technique to the point where you can tackle the more difficult figures and variations and use them on the social dance floor. You come social dancing whenever you can and perhaps have been travelling to dance in Lindy Hop scenes outside Nijmegen. If you are coming from Lindy B or have not danced with Lindy What before, please be aware that your admission is dependent on teachers’ assessment and the field of registrations, in order to keep a good balance of dancers’ progress and leader/follower ratio.

Solo Jazz The solo classes (see here for more information) are open to dancers of all levels. Solo jazz is a great way to spice up your partnered Lindy Hop and to work on your technique. The solo classes are designed for dancers with some prior Lindy Hop experience (e.g. Lindy B students and above) but beginners who are up for a challenge are welcome. Advanced students: Our amazing guest teacher Natalia is a professional dancer who has experience teaching groups of mixed level, so you can be sure that there will be enough challenging materials and polishing of technique also for you!

Not sure which class to sign up for? You can always ask your teacher after class or approach us at a social dance. If you haven’t danced with Lindy What before, please pick the level that you think fits best and describe your prior dance experience in the comment section (tell us how long you have danced before, whether you go social dancing, and what you would like to work on in class. This will give us an idea which level is the best fit for you.)