Fall 2019 courses

 

Course schedule

We are glad to announce the schedule for the Fall 2019 courses of Swing Dance Luxembourg!

 

TIME Tuesday wednesday Thursday
19:00 – 20:00

Collegiate Shag 

Ilias & Calliope

Norma Miller

  Lindy Hop

Davy & Stella

Leon James
Beginner Solo Jazz

Ingrida & Freya

20:05 – 21:05

Al Minns

Solo Jazz

Ingrida & Freya

Ella Fitzgerald

Lindy Hop

Davy & Stella

Beginner

Lindy Hop

Sjouke & Danielle

21:10 – 22:10

Frankie Manning

Lindy Hop

Ilias & Freya

Count Basie

Lindy Hop 

Boris & Ieva

Couple Blues

Sjouke & Terje

Balboa

Jason & Natalija

(6 weeks each)

All classes will be held at Altrimenti – 5 Avenue Marie-Thérèse, 2132 Luxembourg.

 

Course calendar

The classes will take place over 12 weeks, from September 17th to December 12th, 2019. Please subscribe to our google calendar to upload the dates below into your own calendar. We promise that you will be happy you did!

Class
SePTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
Collegiate Shag 17, 24 1, 8, 15, 22 5, 12, 19, 26 3, 10
Al Minns – Solo Jazz 17, 24 1, 8, 15, 22 5, 12, 19, 26 3, 10
Frankie Manning – Lindy Hop 17, 24 1, 8, 15, 22 5, 12, 19, 26 3, 10
Norma Miller – Lindy Hop 18, 25 2, 9, 16, 23 6, 13, 20, 27 4, 11
Ella Fitzgerald – Lindy Hop 18, 25 2, 9, 16, 23 6, 13, 20, 27 4, 11
Count Basie – Lindy Hop 18, 25 2, 9, 16, 23 6, 13, 20, 27 4, 11
Leon James – Beginner Solo Jazz 19, 26 3, 10, 17, 24 7, 14, 21, 28 5, 12
Beginner – Lindy Hop 19, 26 3, 10, 17, 24 7, 14, 21, 28 5, 12
Couple blues 19, 26 3, 10, 17, 24    
Balboa     7, 14, 21, 28 5, 12

 

Course Descriptions

Please read these descriptions carefully, to find the most suitable class for you. 

Not sure which class suits you best? We’ve carefully prepared some frequently asked questions and their answers; please refer to them to see if they answer your initial questions! Don’t hesitate to write us an email, in case of additional doubts. 

Beginners

Lindy Hop

This is where your Lindy Hop journey starts, welcome! This class is open to participants who have never danced Lindy Hop before, or that have only attended a few tasters. It is also a good class to repeat the basics, before moving forward.

Norma Miller

Lindy Hop

 

This is a Lindy Hop couple class open to participants with at least 1 semester of experience. You are familiar with basic figures in 6- and 8-count and you want to solidify your Lindy Hop basics. This is the continuation of the spring 2019 Lindy Hop beginners group.

Ella Fitzgerald

Lindy Hop

This is a Lindy Hop couple class open to participants with at least 2 semesters of experience. You are comfortable dancing both 8- and 6-count basics and can easily mix them. Figures like the Lindy circle, tuck turn, basic Charleston, etc., are familiar to you and you are eager to start expanding your dance vocabulary. You attend social dancing sporadically and you have perhaps recently attended your first workshops (local or international).

Count Basie

 

Lindy Hop

This is a Lindy Hop couple class open to participants with at least 4 semesters of experience. Your dance connects to the music and you have a good variety of figures (swing out, texas tommy, basic tandem Charleston, etc). You can lead or follow clearly and you are comfortable dancing to slow to mid tempo music. You have seen or maybe tried some footwork variations in your Lindy Hop. You go to social dancing frequently (at least twice a month) and you already attended some Lindy Hop workshops.
Frankie Manning

 

Lindy Hop

In this Lindy Hop class the teaching pace gets really challenging. You have at least 6 semesters of experience and you feel comfortable playing with the music and improvising. You feel at ease when dancing to fast music, and you cannot count how many moves you know. You go to social dancing every week and you’ve been to several local and possibly international workshops.

Leon James

Beginner Solo Jazz

 

Solo Jazz is a powerful tool to become a better Lindy Hopper. This is a solo jazz course open to beginners. You will learn basic solo jazz steps and their easy combinations. The teaching pace will be gradual and material will be broken down. This is the class for you, if you want to build on your basics and you don’t feel comfortable yet with solo jazz routines and improvisation. 

Al Minns

 

Solo Jazz

Solo Jazz is a powerful tool to become a better Lindy Hopper. In this solo jazz class the teaching pace gets more challenging. You have attended at least 2 semesters of Leon James. You know a wide range of jazz steps (apple jacks, half break, Suzie Q, Tacky Annie, boogie drops, etc) and you are familiar with a few solo jazz routines.

Collegiate Shag

This is a Collegiate shag class open to participants that already know the basic steps. You participated in the previous Shag Fast Track course OR you attended some Collegiate Shag tasters and the Shag-tice sessions OR are going to learn the basics during Swing the Abbey Purple track. A combination of attending tasters, Swing the Abbey Purple track and Shag-tice is recommended as preparation for this class.

Couple Blues (6 weeks)

This is a Couple Blues class, open to beginners and people that have done some blues dancing before. In this class you will learn and consolidate your basics, and you will learn moves and techniques that enable you to express yourself on different types of blues music. This will be a 6-week course, allowing you to be well-prepared for our Blues weekend workshop, on November 22nd-24th.

Balboa (6 weeks)

In this class you will develop solid, clean balboa fundamentals. The class will start out with the basic steps and moves, so no previous balboa experience is required. However, due to the faster music tempo, it is recommended that students have at least one year of swing dance experience. Once the basics are polished, some styling will be added, for that final shine! Therefore dancers already familiar with the basics, will also discover something new. This will be a 6-week class.

*Within the first 3 weeks of classes, you have the possibility to transfer to another class, if you are not satisfied with the class you originally registered for. This can happen only upon discussion with your teachers and with their explicit approval. In case of change, please notify us with an email. After the first 3 classes, no changes will be possible.

 

Teachers

This semester all classes will be taught by local teachers. 

 

Course Fees

LINDY HOP, AUTHENTIC JAZZ AND COLLEGIATE SHAG (12 CLASSES)

BLUES (6 classes – 19 September to 24 October)

BALBOA (6 classes – 7 November to 12 December)

1st course: 150€ per person. (12 weeks) (with the exception of the Balboa and Blues 6 week courses which cost 75€ each).
Each additional course includes a reduction of 30€.  

Course fees listed are for the whole semester, from September to December 2019. It is not possible to purchase single classes and we don’t offer trial classes unfortunately. If you want to try out swing dancing, please join us at one of our free taster classes before social dancing.

Registration

*If you are registering as a couple, both partners need to register individually, mentioning each other’s email.

Tuesday
Altrimenti
Collegiate Shag 19:00 - 20:00 Ilias & Calliope
Al Minns Solo Jazz 20:05 - 21:05 Ingrida & Freya
Frankie Manning Lindy Hop 21:10 - 22:10 Ilias & Freya
Wednesday
Altrimenti
Norma Miller Lindy Hop 19:00 - 20:00 Davy & Stella
Ella Fitzgerald Lindy Hop 20:05 - 21:05 Davy & Stella
Count Basie Lindy Hop 21:10 - 22:10 Boris & Ieva
Thursday
Altrimenti
Leon James Solo Jazz Beginner 19:00 - 20:00 Ingrida & Freya
Beginner Lindy Hop 20:05 - 21:05 Sjouke & Danielle
Couple Blues 21:10 - 22:10 Sjouke & Terje
altrimenti
Balboa 21:10 - 22:10 Jason & Natalija

Tuesday

Altrimenti

  • Collegiate Shag 19:00 - 20:00
  • Al Minns Solo Jazz 20:05 - 21:05
  • Frankie Manning Lindy Hop 21:10 - 22:10

Wednesday

Altrimenti

  • Norma Miller Lindy Hop 19:00 - 20:00
  • Ella Fitzgerald Lindy Hop 20:05 - 21:05
  • Count Basie Lindy Hop 21:10 - 22:10

Thursday

Altrimenti

  • Leon James Solo Jazz Beginner 19:00 - 20:00
  • Beginner Lindy Hop 20:05 - 21:05
  • Couple Blues 21:10 - 22:10

altrimenti

  • Balboa 21:10 - 22:10
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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.