Following 4 months to a year of classes, you are a rivulet flowing into the Lindy Hop world! You understand what it means to lead or follow, and perhaps ventured into the wider sea to seek out dances on the social floor and you aspire to learn the grace, knowledge and understanding of what it takes to really flow. You are familiar with some of the basic moves (such as a tuck-turn, send-out and promenade) and wish to polish them.
As someone who social dances as much as possible, you are one swingin’ member of the high seas! You’ve been taking Lindy Hop classes for a year or two and you try to soak up as much technique as possible. You are comfortable with the basic 6- and 8-count moves (pass-by, lindy circle, basic charleston). You are eager to learn some new variations and determined to shine up your swing outs, as well as add some gleam to your charleston and push past the plateau of your current dancing skills.
You truly are a kahuna of the seven seas! You have been dancing Lindy Hop for more than two years and seek out tips from instructors to refine and improve your style and grace on the Oceans deep. You have developed a solid understanding of Lindy Hop basic technique and may have gone abroad to visit an international festival or two, in search of new tips and tricks. You have been regularly social dancing and know some solo jazz (shim sham, tranky doo, or maybe even the big apple). Dancing to fast tempo music and improvising is something you are dedicated to work on.
Your local Lindy Hop scene is where you live and breathe. You have been dancing Lindy Hop more than 3 years and attended quite some international events. You are aware of your movement and seek feedback from others (dance partner, instructors). You like to improvise to the music and may even add your own rhythms. You strive to improve your basics constantly and understand the importance of working on the smaller details. You seek bigger challenges from the craziest riptides, and you aren’t afraid to push yourself to the absolute limit.
Do you experiment with solo moves in class warm-ups and enjoy adding them to your Lindy Hop? Do you search for more confidence in your own movement and like to do the Shim Sham? If you want to expand your repertoire of solo jazz, and learn from some of the jazziest, funkiest, swingin’est creatures in the ocean, this course is for you.
Tranky Doo or Big Apple, they all come as easy to you as plankton to a blue whale. You practice solo, interpret the music with your body when dancing along, and you’ve attended international solo workshops. You look forward to being challenged and learning to move your scaly tail with new techniques and in different styles!
Anna Forss and Jakob Bergelin
Kathleen Murphy and Stephen Atemie
The location for Lindy Hop workshops. Right next to the popular Markthal and the iconic Cubic Houses, Jan Prins is easy to find.
The location for the Solo Jazz workshops. Cool, hip and urban. Close to Rotterdam Central Station and easy to reach.