What’s Hop? Festival: Levels

Class levels

Lindy Hop classes will be taught in three different levels. Please be aware that this is not a workshop for absolute beginners (although everyone is welcome at the parties!). 
If you want to start dancing Lindy Hop, check out our weekly classes here on the website.

Track 1 (beginner-intermediate): You’ve been dancing for at least 6 to 12 months and you regularly attend swing parties. You can dance a range of standard eight count and six count moves (including swing outs) and you know some Charleston. You are aware of the concepts of communicative leading and following through ideas such as “bounce”, “travelling” and “smiling”. You are eager to learn new moves and to learn how to connect better with your partner. 
(As a guide, in Nijmegen you have had at least two three blocks of classes at the time of the workshop; Utrecht levels 1C/2).

Track 2 (Intermediate-Advanced): At this level you are no stranger to the social dance floor! You have been dancing for at least 1.5 to 2 years and you regularly attend classes. You have been dancing outside your home scene and travelled to Lindy Hop events and workshops. You’re keen to dance with many different people. On the social floor you are playing with rhythm and footwork variations whenever it feels good. You want to get better at fast dancing and responding to the music.
(As a guide, in Nijmegen you have danced for at least three blocks in Lindy C at the time of the workshop; Utrecht Level 2+/3).
This level might be split in two! To form the groups, we will ask you questions about your experience and wishes during sign-up. There might be a quick level check (nothing to worry about, and no-one will force you to do it!).

Track 3 (Advanced): You are an advanced dancer and a real Lindy Hop fanatic who can find the social dance floor blindfolded! You have been dancing for years, taken classes and workshops at audition level and your hunger to learn is insatiable. You are likely teaching classes in your home scene and/or you participate in competitions. This level is challenging and it will focus on advanced technique. There will be a level check before classes.

Solo Jazz

Everyone will be able to choose between two levels, one more relaxed (open to all) and one more challenging (from intermediate-advanced).