Fall 2018 semester
Period: 12 classes from September 25th to December 20th, 2018
We are glad to announce you the course schedule for the fall courses of Swing Dance Luxembourg.
|19:00 – 20:00||Count Basie
Ceren & Bahadir
Beginner Authentic Jazz
Ingrida, Ieva, Freya & Ceren
|20:00 – 21:00||Beginner
Stella & Davy
|20:05 – 21:05||Al Minns
Ingrida, Ieva, Freya & Ceren
Martina & Ilias
|21:05 – 23:00||Swing Floor
|21:10 – 22:10||Jimmie Lunceford
Ceren & Bahadir
Freya & Sjouke
|All classes will be held at Altrimenti|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
|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!
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
|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|
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.
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:
- Full refund with a 5 euro administration fee will be possible up until September 11th, 2018.
- No refund is available for any cancellations made after September 11th, 2018.
Successful registration for courses acts like a ticket, and is transferrable to another student according to these rules:
- The new student is the correct level and dancing role (lead/follow).
- The financial aspects of this transfer must be conducted privately between the two individuals.
- The original ticket holder must inform Swing Dance Luxembourg (SDL) of the transfer.
- The communication of this transfer to SDL must take place no later than 2 weeks before the Fall courses start.
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.