Fall 2022 Courses

 

Dear dancers, we are glad to share with you the Fall Courses schedule going from September to December 2022.

As Covid is still with us, please be assured that we will at all times comply with the sanitary rules applicable in Luxembourg. Currently, no measures are in place. However, we cannot exclude that rules such as wearing masks, ‘CovidCheck’, etc might be reinstalled in the future. Please keep this in mind when registering. We will at all times make sure to comply with the applicable rules.

 

Course schedule

Below you can find the schedule for our Fall 2022 courses.

 

Course Descriptions

Please read carefully the course descriptions below, to find the class(es) that suits you best. That will make you happy!

In case of doubts, please refer to our frequently asked questions section.

Course Description
Lindy Hop – Beginner

 

 

 

This is the level for you if you want to have a first glance into the world of lindy hop couple swing dances. No prior dancing background is needed for this course. This level is also appropriate for dancers that have done a lindy hop course before, but want to reconnect with lindy hop after a long time without dancing. Our teachers will take things easy and will make sure to establish and refresh your basics.

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Lindy Hop – Beg/Int
Take it easy 

Continuation course
for Spring 2022
Beginner / Summer
2022 Beginner

 

 

This is the level for you if you have taken at least 1 semester of lindy hop courses (for example Spring 2022 beginner or Summer 2022 beginner course) before. You have learned both 8 and 6 count basic figures such as swing out, tuck turn and basic couple charleston, but might need some practice still.

In this course, we aim to improve your basics, to work on your connection with your dance partners and to add new figures to your vocabulary. We will move at a comfortable pace and work on those basics!

This course can be combined with the Lindy Hop Beginner/Intermediate – Challenge yourself. The latter is meant for the same level, with a different focus.

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Lindy Hop – Beg/Int
Challenge yourself 

Continuation course
for Spring 2022
Beginner / Summer
2022 Beginner

 

 

 

 

This is the level for you if you have taken at least 1 semester of lindy hop courses (for example Spring 2022 beginner or Summer 2022 beginner course) before. You have learned both 8 and 6 count basic figures such as swing out, tuck turn and basic couple charleston, but might need some practice still. This class is for you if you are eager to learn fast and ready to practice not only during classes, but also at our weekly social dancings and any other occasion!

In this course, we will indeed challenge you: while improving your basics, we will move at a steady pace.  We will also learn to dance fast, with a focus on charleston!

This course can be combined with the Lindy Hop Beginner/Intermediate – Take it easy. The latter is meant for the same level, with a different focus.

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Lindy Hop – Intermediate

 

Continuation course for
Spring 2022 Beginner-
Intermediate

 

 

This is the level for you if you have taken at least 2 semesters of lindy hop courses before (beginner and beginner+ or beginner/intermediate level), and you have some social dance background. You might also have taken a weekend workshop before. You are comfortable with both 8 and 6 count basic figures such as swing out, tuck turn and basic couple charleston and are able to dance them comfortably at mid tempo. Our teachers will build on your basics to take you to the next level!

Note that this course can easily be combined with the Beginner/Intermediate Challenge group for those of you who want to work more intensely and improve their fast dancing!

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Lindy Hop –
Advanced
 

Continuation course
for Spring 2022
Intermediate

 

This is the level for you if you have taken at least 4 semesters of lindy hop courses and have attended several weekend workshops and social dancing regularly. You know many 6 and 8 count variations and how to combine them at different tempos. You are comfortable with swing-out at mid to high tempo and are able to do some basic rhythm variations on basic figures.

The teaching will be at a speedy pace in this class and your teachers will challenge your dancing to a higher level.

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Solo Jazz
Beginner
 

 

 

 

 

This is the level for you if you want to have a first glance into the world of solo jazz swing dance. No prior dancing background is needed. This level is also appropriate for dancers who have done a solo jazz course before but want to reconnect with solo jazz after a long time without dancing or strengthen their basics. Our teachers will take things easy and will make sure to establish and refresh your basics.

This level is also a good choice for you if you have started solo jazz recently and feel that you want to strengthen your basic vocabulary before moving to the next level.

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Solo Jazz
Intermediate
 

 

This is the level for you if you have taken at least 1 semester of Solo Jazz and you are comfortable dancing basic solo jazz routines such as the shim sham. You are comfortable with improvisation and transitions. The teaching pace will be higher here and your teacher will challenge your dancing to a higher level.

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Shag – Beginner

 

 

We’re happy that shag is back in Luxembourg! This course is open to all, no prior shag dancing experience is required! Our teachers will focus on Saint Louis Shag for the first 8 weeks of the semester and then switch to Collegiate Shag for the last 4 weeks.

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Blues – Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

This class is the continuation for our beginners and intermediate blues classes from spring 2022. However, everybody with previous blues-dancing experience is welcome as well. After last semester’s focus on technique and precision we will now embrace groove and smoothness in our dancing. We will work on how to dance with confidence in different dance positions and explore how we can orient the dancing in space. This semester we will pay even more attention to solo dancing and body awareness, to support a controlled and smooth couple dancing.

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Tap – Beginner 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a class where you will learn how to create sounds and rhythms with your feet. In these beginner classes we will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and will work on basic rhythms and steps that progress into fun dance combinations. We will also touch upon tap history, musicality and improvisation, dancing to different swing and non-swing music. We do not dance with tap shoes in this course, but recommend wearing shoes with a hard leather or similar sole which can make a sound. This class will run for 8 weeks.

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Please note that we withhold the right to cancel a course if we do not reach the minimum number of registrations per course to make them financially sustainable.

 

Teachers

For the Fall 2022 semester, the first 9 weeks of Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Shag classes will be taught by our inspirational guest teacher Viktor Lillard, with the help of our wonderful local teacher team. Our local team will take over the last 3 weeks of the semester.

Tap class will also be taught by our guest teacher Viktor, for 8 weeks.

Blues classes will be taught by Sjouke & Terje for the whole semester.

Meet your guest teacher Viktor Lillard

Viktor Lillard discovered Lindy Hop in Ohio, United States nearly ten years ago, and has only fallen more deeply in love with Jazz and Swing Dance as time goes on. Over the years swing dance has taken him where he never dreamed he would go, and the varied influences have helped him develop a unique flavor to his dance. He loves to spread the joy of dance within a comprehensive experience of jazz music, and is continually studying jazz’s profound history and cultural roots in a continuum of Black American social dance.

Viktor has taught classes and workshops on three continents, and continues to travel to teach, now based in Prague, Czechia. He uses his musical knowledge and his thoughtful creative outlook to help students both become comfortable in their basics and expand their boundaries. Above all, he absolutely loves to share his musical and flowing style of swing on the social floor, and he encourages all swing dancers to feel the music and have fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Course Fees

The price for the 8-week-Tap course is: 105€ per person.

For all other courses, the course fee is: 160€ per person. The 160€ course fees listed are for 12 weeks of classes. Unfortunately it is not possible to purchase single classes and we don’t offer trial classes. We recommend attending a beginner taster usually offered before Monday’s social dance to try out Swing dancing.

 

Registration

Note that if you register with a partner for a couple class, both leader and follower need to do an individual registration mentioning each other as partner. It is possible to register without a dancing partner. Since we often have a long waiting list for followers, we suggest that you either register with a partner or let us know, by leaving a comment, if you’d accept to change your dancing role in order to secure your spot. If you want to register as a single follower in that role, we recommend single followers to register as soon as the registration opens, to have the best chances that we can get you a spot on the course!

 

Tuesday
Altrimenti
Lindy Hop Beg/Int - Take it easy 19:00 - 20:00
Solo Jazz - Intermediate 20:10 - 21:10
Lindy Hop Advanced 21:20 - 22:20
Wednesday
Altrimenti
Lindy Hop Beginner 19:00 - 20:00
Lindy Hop Beg/Int - Challenge yourself 20:10 - 21:10
Lindy Hop Intermediate 21:20 - 22:20
Thursday
Altrimenti
Solo Jazz - Beginner 19:00 - 20:00
Shag Beginner 20:10 - 21:10
Blues Intermediate 21:20 - 22:20
Salle Belair
Tap Beginner 21:20 - 22:20

Tuesday

Altrimenti

  • Lindy Hop Beg/Int - Take it easy Teacher: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Solo Jazz - Intermediate Teacher: 20:10 - 21:10
  • Lindy Hop Advanced Teacher: 21:20 - 22:20

Wednesday

Altrimenti

  • Lindy Hop Beginner Teacher: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Lindy Hop Beg/Int - Challenge yourself Teacher: 20:10 - 21:10
  • Lindy Hop Intermediate Teacher: 21:20 - 22:20

Thursday

Altrimenti

  • Solo Jazz - Beginner Teacher: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Shag Beginner Teacher: 20:10 - 21:10
  • Blues Intermediate Teacher: 21:20 - 22:20

Salle Belair

  • Tap Beginner Teacher: 21:20 - 22:20
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Location

Note that all classes will take place in Altrimenti. The majority of the classes will be held in Salle Rheinsheim, which is the main room where we usually dance in Altrimenti.

Salle Belair is an extra class room for the Thursday evening Tap course that can be found on the first floor of a side building of Altrimenti, and is at 2 minutes walking distance. See instructions below on how to get there:

The entrance towards Salle Belair looks like this from the main street Avenue Marie Therese.

 

Course calendar

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

* All classes  on Tuesday 27/9, as well as Solo Jazz – Beginner, Shag – Beginner and Blues Int on 20/10  will exceptionnally take place in Art & Sport école de danse, 22 Rue de Hollerich, 1740 Luxembourg.

** On 20/10, the Tap – Beginner class will exceptionnally start at 21:30.

*** There will be a 1 week break between 31st of October and 6th of November.

 

HYGIENIC AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEASURES RELATED TO COVID-19 

As stated above, no restrictions apply to the organisation of our dance courses at this moment. However, in the event of new measures adopted before or within the course of our Fall 2022 semester, we will have to adapt our rules in order to comply with any new legal rule. 

In any event, we still recommend to all students to adopt the following hygienic rules:

  • Please wash your hands before and after class. Washing your hands with soap and water is recommended over the use of hand sanitizer.
  • We recommend all students to bring their own water bottle to class. Sharing a bottle is not recommended.
  • It will be possible to change partner during class, however changing partner is not an obligation and it is up to your individual choice to remain with your fixed partner.

In case you feel ill or are coughing, we kindly ask you to be responsible, do a self test and not join the event.

These hygienic measures are in the interest of our students, teachers and public health. 

Failure to comply with these measures will result in expulsion from classes. Thanks in advance for your understanding and we look forward to see you in class!

THE ABOVE MEASURES COULD BE SUBJECT TO FURTHER UPDATES ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT RULES.