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Fall 2018 semester

Period: 12 classes from September 25th to December 20th, 2018

 

Course schedule

We are glad to announce you the course schedule for the fall courses of Swing Dance Luxembourg.

TIME Tuesday wednesday Time Thursday
19:00 – 20:00 Count Basie
Lindy Hop

Ceren & Bahadir

Leon James
Beginner Authentic Jazz

Ingrida, Ieva, Freya & Ceren

20:00 – 21:00 Beginner
Lindy Hop

Stella & Davy

20:05 – 21:05 Al Minns
Authentic Jazz

Ingrida, Ieva, Freya & Ceren

Ella Fitzgerald
Lindy Hop

Martina & Ilias

21:05 – 23:00 Swing Floor
Practice sessions
21:10 – 22:10 Jimmie Lunceford
Lindy Hop

Ceren & Bahadir

Benny Goodman
Lindy Hop

Freya & Sjouke

All classes will be held at Altrimenti

Course Descriptions

Swing Dance Luxembourg has created a schedule for you that is not guided by traditional class levels, but by your personal learning preferences. Please read the class descriptions carefully to find the most suitable class for you. For those that took classes with us last semester, we generally recommend you to continue in your group.

Not clear for you which class suits you best? We’ve carefully prepared some frequently asked questions and their answer, please refer to them to see if they answer your initial questions! In case of questions that are not answered in our FAQs, don’t hesitate to write us an email to info@swingdance.lu.

Beginners Lindy Hop:

This is the class for you if you have never danced swing before or if you have done some dancing, attended our tasters or wish to repeat the basics before moving forward.

Ella Fitzgerald:

This is a Lindy Hop class. This is the class for you if you took a beginner course and you feel ready to expand your vocabulary and build on your basics. You will work on the basics and take them one step further; the teachers will guide you and pay attention to create a solid base with some extra flavors and colours.

Count Basie:

This is a Lindy Hop class. This is the class for you if you feel very comfortable in your basics and have quite some moves in your pockets. Have you taken this course already? Sign up again! It will be a progression of the previous edition and not a repetition. 

Benny Goodman:

This is a Lindy Hop class open to anybody who has been dancing regularly for a while. The teaching pace of this class will be more relaxed: the material broken down more granularly and the vocabulary will be diluted over the course of the weeks. This is the class for you if you are looking for a “smoother and more relaxed” learning path. You want to be challenged but you need a step-by-step approach. 

Jimmie Lunceford:

This is a Lindy Hop class open to anybody who has been dancing regularly for a while. The teaching pace of this course classes will be more intense; classes will be faster and richer in material. It’s the right class for you if you are looking for a stronger push and a more challenging learning path. You learn better when you are pushed out of your comfort zone. 

Leon James Authentic Jazz:

Authentic Jazz (Solo Jazz) is a powerful tool to become a better Lindy Hopper. This is the class for you if you are looking at a not partnered way of jazz dancing and have none to little experience in Solo Jazz.  The classes will take a “smoother and more relaxed” approach here!

Al Minns Authentic Jazz:

Solo Jazz is a powerful tool to become a better Lindy Hopper and you know it! This is the class for you if you have taken an Authentic Jazz course before and Suzie Q, Tacky Annie, Boogie Drops and Apple Jacks ring a bell. You might even know some routines already. It’s the right class for you, if you are looking for a stronger push and a more challenging learning path.

*In case the Lindy Hop or Authentic Jazz class you selected doesn’t match your learning preference, you can contact your teachers after the class and be transferred to another group if requirements for your dance experience are met. You need to decide within 3 weeks from course start. After the first 3 classes, no changes will be possible.

Swing floor – Practice sessions: 

Apart from courses and social dancing, this year we are organizing swing practice sessions, called ‘Swing Floor’! Practice is crucial in terms of advancing your dance experience, by reviewing the things you have learned in class. The more you practice, the more confident you will feel to dance with anyone at social dancing. Please note that these practice sessions are intended for dancers of all experience levels, because “practice makes perfect”.

The practice sessions will take place on Thursday evenings in Altrimenti, on a drop-in basis (there will be no pre-registration or booking in advance). For each session you want to participate, there will be an entrance fee of 5€. For more information, please click here.

 

Registration

Registrations are now closed. Please contact us by email on info@swingdance.lu in case of questions.
Registrations are now closed. Please contact us by email on info@swingdance.lu in case of questions.

 

Teachers

This semester’s classes will be taught by our lovely and talented local teachers! Your Swing Dance Luxembourg Teaching Team is back, re-energized and with some new additions!

These are the teachers for each individual class:

Course

Teachers

Beginners Lindy Hop Stella & Davy
Ella Fitzgerald Martina & Ilias
Count Basie Ceren & Bahadir
Benny Goodman Freya & Sjouke
Jimmie Lunceford Ceren & Bahadir
Leon James + Al Minns Authentic Jazz Ingrida, Ieva, Freya & Ceren

 

The first week of classes will be taught by a guest teacher, the one and only Lennart Westerlund: we couldn’t wish for a more epic way of starting our classes!

 

Course Calendar

Please subscribe to our google calendar to upload the dates below into your own calendar. We promise that you will be happy you did!

Note: There will be no classes on the week of 1st of November

Class
SEPTEMBER
October
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
Count Basie – Lindy Hop 25 2, 9, 16, 23 6, 13, 20, 27 4, 11, 18
Al Minns – Authentic Jazz 25 2, 9, 16, 23 6, 13, 20, 27 4, 11, 18
Jimmie Lunceford – Lindy Hop 25 2, 9, 16, 23 6, 13, 20, 27 4, 11, 18
Leon James – Authentic Jazz 26 3, 10, 17, 24 7, 14, 21, 28 5, 12, 19
Ella Fitzgerald – Lindy Hop 26 3, 10, 17, 24 7, 14, 21, 28 5, 12, 19
Benny Goodman – Lindy Hop 26 3, 10, 17, 24 7, 14, 21, 28 5, 12, 19
Beginner Lindy Hop 27 4, 11, 18, 25 8, 15, 22, 29 6, 13, 20

 

Course fees:

IMPORTANT: Fees listed are for the whole semester from September to December 2018 (12 classes). It is not possible to purchase single classes.

LINDY HOP AND AUTHENTIC JAZZ (12 CLASSES)

1st course: 150 € per person.
2nd course: 120 € per person.
3rd course: 90 € per person.

  • Course fees are for one course period (September – December 2018); a course period consists of 12 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 offered before workshops or 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 September 11th, 2018.
  2. No refund is available for any cancellations made after September 11th, 2018.

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 2 weeks before the Fall courses start.


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.