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Winter/Spring 2017 semester

Period: 13 classes from January 31/February 01/02 to May 16/17/18, 2017

Important Updates!

We’ve decided to open up registration for Solo Jazz to absolute beginners this term.

We’ve also decided to replace the Swing Rueda class with a BRAND NEW class, Slow Lindy and Technique.  This class is open to all levels of dancers.  Please see below for details!

If you’ve already registered for another class or classes and would like to add Solo Jazz and/or Slow Lindy and Technique, no worries, just complete a new registration form for the class or classes you would like to add!

Registration

Registration can be completed here.

Course schedule

Level Time Day Location
LH* Beginner 19:00 – 20:00 Tuesday Altrimenti
LH* Beginner-Intermediate 20:15 – 21:15 Tuesday Altrimenti
LH* Intermediate 21:30 – 22:30 Tuesday Altrimenti
LH* Absolute Beginner 19:00 – 20:00 Wednesday Altrimenti
LH* Intermediate-Advanced 20:15 – 21:15 Wednesday Altrimenti
Updated! – Solo Jazz 21:30 – 22:30 Wednesday Altrimenti
New!Slow Lindy and Swing Technique 19:30 – 20:30 Thursday Art and Sport
Balboa 20:45 – 21:45 Thursday Art and Sport
*LH denotes Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop Absolute Beginner is for those who have never danced Lindy Hop or who missed a lot of classes in the previous semester and would like to repeat the basics.

Lindy Hop Beginner is for those who attended either Tuesday or Wednesday Beginner class in the autumn semester.

Course Calendar

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Note: There will be no classes on February 21/22/23, April 11/12/13, April 18/19/20.

Class
JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
MAY
LH* Beginner 31 7, 14, 28 7, 14, 21, 28 4, 25 2, 9, 16
LH* Beginner-Intermediate 31 7, 14, 28 7, 14, 21, 28 4, 25 2, 9, 16
LH* Intermediate 31 7, 14, 28 7, 14, 21, 28 4, 25 2, 9, 16
LH* Absolute Beginner 1, 8, 15 8, 15, 22, 29 5, 26 3, 10, 17
LH* Intermediate-Advanced 1, 8, 15 8, 15, 22, 29 5, 26 3, 10, 17
Updated! – Solo Jazz 1, 8, 15 8, 15, 22, 29 5, 26 3, 10, 17
New! – Slow Lindy and Swing Technique 2, 9, 16 9, 16, 23, 30 6, 27 4, 11, 18
Balboa 2, 9, 16 9, 16, 23, 30 6, 27 4, 11, 18

Course fees:

IMPORTANT: Fees listed are for the whole semester  from January to May 2017!

Lindy Hop, Balboa, Solo Jazz, and Slow Lindy and Technique (13 classes)

1st course: 120 € per person.
2nd course: 90 € per person.
3rd course: 60 € per person.

  • Course fees are for one course period (January – May); a course period consists of 13 classes.
  • In case Swing Dance Luxembourg decides to cancel classes you will receive a full refund of your payment for the cancelled lessons. We do not refund payments for classes in case of force majeure, nor in case you cannot attend due to reasons other than the one described above.
  • We don’t offer trial classes. If you’re curious to get an idea what the course is like, please join one of our free taster classes, or join us during our social dancing.

Cancellation Policy:
The success of our classes depends on you, our wonderful students, showing up for the course(s) you register in! Therefore we have some rules:

  1. Full refund with a 5 euro administration fee will be possible up until January 27th, 2017.
  2. No refund is available for any cancellations made after January 27th, 2017.

Transfer Policy:
Successful registration for courses acts like a ticket, and is transferrable to another student according to these rules:

  1. The new student is the correct level and dancing role (lead/follow).
  2. The financial aspects of this transfer must be conducted privately between the two individuals.
  3. The original ticket holder must inform Swing Dance Luxembourg (SDL) of the transfer.
  4. The communication of this transfer to SDL must take place no later than 1 week (January 24th) before the event start.

Level Descriptions

This semester we are offering 5 levels of Lindy Hop, as well as Balboa, Solo Jazz and a brand new class, Slow Lindy and Technique!

If you are new to Lindy Hop, you should register for Lindy Hop Absolute Beginner course. If you are attending one of our courses, you should register for the same level that you are currently in, since the next semester will be a continuation. You can also add a new course (e. g. solo jazz, swing rueda or learn a new role in one of the lindy courses). If you are not attending any course but have previous dance experience, please read our level descriptions carefully before registering in order to choose the most suitable level for you. If you have doubts or questions, don’t hesitate to talk to your teachers or one of our Swing Dance Luxembourg organisers at social dancing, or write to info@swingdance.lu.

In general, it is advisable to stay in the same level twice before moving up to the next level. In order to ensure classes remain as balanced as possible, after the first class your teachers might ask or suggest that you move up or down a level.

  1. Lindy Hop Absolute Beginner
    Description: Have you never danced Lindy Hop? Have you tried a few steps in one of our tasters and want to learn more? Have you taken beginner classes but quite irregularly and would like to work more on your basics? Then this level is for you! You will learn all about the bounce, triple steps, basic swing rhythms and figures, you will learn how to connect and dance with your partner by leading and following.
    Teachers: This course will be taught by our visiting teachers

  1. Lindy Hop Beginner (for those who are now attending Tue/Wed Beginner course)
    Description: You have been dancing for about four months and know the basic rhythms and figures of Lindy Hop. In this level you will work on consolidating your basics, expand your repertoire of moves, add simple variations and learn more about leading/following and connection in a dance.
    Teachers: This course will be taught by our visiting teachers
  1. Lindy Hop Beginner-Intermediate (for those who are now attending Beg/Int course)
    Description: You have been dancing for about half a year or longer. Dancing to faster tempos and transitioning between different rhythms can still be challenging. This is the level where you will consolidate your basics and technique, learn new variations and combinations as well as develop your skills of lead/follow and fine tuning body control and technique for the dance. These classes will continue to provide classic moves and solid technique even if you’ve been swing dancing for some time.
    Teachers: This course will be taught by our visiting teachers

  1. Lindy Hop Intermediate (for those who are now attending Intermediate course)
    Description: By now you have a Lindy Hop bug! You are comfortable with all the basics, the Swingout, Texas Tommy, basic Charleston steps (also to the faster tempos). Besides the lessons, you have already been regularly social dancing, attended some of our local workshops, probably know some solo jazz, and are free to play around with your partner and respond to the music in your dancing. You know basic swing rhythms without having to think about them and can lead/follow the transitions between them all in the one dance. You have started thinking beyond figures to styling, musicality and feel. The tempo of the lessons and music will go up and the material will be more challenging.
    Teachers: This course will be taught by our visiting teachers

  1. Lindy Hop Intermediate-Advanced (for those who are now attending Int/Adv course)
    Description: This is the highest level that Swing Dance Luxembourg will offer during weekly lessons. You have been dancing for at least 2 years. In this level, you are not only regularly social dancing, but you are probably travelling for the international workshops. You can comfortably dance to different tempos and styles of music. In this level, you will work on more complex figures and variations, improving your quality of movement and your musicality, as well as leader and follower connection at a more refined level.
    Teachers: This course will be taught by our visiting teachers

  1. Solo Jazz (newly opened to all levels, including absolute beginners!)
    Description: The Charleston, Tacky Annie, Shorty George, Scarecrow, Apple Jacks….Ever wondered what these were? Welcome to the world of Solo Jazz and Charleston. This course is for people with some swing dance experience. In this course you will get to work on the basics as well as the defining moves in solo jazz & Charleston. You will not only learn how to do these moves but you’ll also work on concepts such as body isolation, weight shifts, musicality etc. A great way to explore the world of swing jazz and express your creativity with solo dancing. A partner is not required for this class.
    Teachers: This course will be taught by our visiting teachers

  1. Balboa (for those with Balboa dance experience)
    Description: More and more Luxembourg dancers are learning this close, speedy, technical, elegant, subtle swing dance style! This class is for you if you have danced some balboa before. Expand your repertoire and diversity as a swing dancer, and be able to dance to really very fast music! The focus will be on how to lead and follow pure Balboa, common pure Bal and Bal Swing variations, and easy transitions between the two.
    Teachers: This course will be taught by our visiting teachers

  1. Slow Lindy and Technique (open to all levels of dancers!)
    Description: This course will be divided into two parts: slow Lindy and technique. The slow Lindy or Slow Drag classes will focus on how to dance to slower music – new figures, new positions, rhythms and smooth movement. The technique part will dive into everything that’s essential to establish a good dance: from the way you hold you body and move it, through connecting to your partner in the best way and sharing information together during the dance, to letting the music lead the way. During both parts you will learn lead and follow techniques that generally will be very useful in any other dance.
    Teachers: This course will be taught by our visiting teachers

Indoor shoes required!

Please note that non-marking indoor shoes are required. The classroom‘s floor is excellent for dancing, but also delicate. As such, we cannot allow outdoor shoes, high heels, shoes leaving marks, etc.

non-marking: the soles of your shoes do not leave marks when dragged over a wooden floor.
indoor: the shoes are only worn indoors and never outdoors.


Dancing and physical fitness

Dancing is a physical activity and the association, teachers and staff assume no liability for personal injuries or loss of, or damage to, personal property. If you have any doubts as to your physical abilities, please consult your physician before participating. Enjoy and dance at your own risk.