What’s Hop? Festival: Levels

 

Class levels

Lindy Hop classes will be taught in four 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+): You have been dancing for a few months and you have been bitten by the Lindy bug! There is so much that you want to learn! So it is time to join your first workshop(s). Note: this is not a class for total beginners. At the time of this workshop, you have completed at least one block of Lindy Hop classes in which you learned eight count and six count moves with triple steps (e.g., send out, tuck turn, Lindy circle). You are aware of the concepts of communicative leading and following through ideas such as “bounce”, “travelling” and “smiling”. More information can be found here.
Teachers: Janna & Rohan

Track 2 (intermediate): You’ve been dancing for at least 6 to 12 months and you regularly attend swing parties. You can dance quite a range of standard eight count and six count moves (including swing outs) and you know some Charleston variations (including tandem). You are eager to expand your repertoire, add footwork variations, and to improve your technique to connect better with your partner and the music. As a guide, in Nijmegen you have had at least three blocks of classes at the time of the workshop; Utrecht levels 1C and 2).
Teachers: Kris & Audun, Ari & Simon

Track 3 (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).
There might be two intermediate-advanced groups! To form the groups, we will ask you questions about your experience and wishes during sign-up.
Teachers: Kris & Audun, Ari & Simon

Track 4 (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. You might be teaching in your local scene and your hunger to learn is insatiable. This level is challenging and it will focus on advanced technique. There might be a level check before classes.
Teachers: Kris & Audun, Ari & Simon

Solo Jazz: Tracks 2 to 4 include one lesson of solo jazz in addition to three Lindy Hop lessons. For solo jazz, everyone will be able to choose between two levels: relaxed (open to all) and challenging (recommended from intermediate-advanced or if you like a challenge).
Teachers: Kris & Audun