Spring 2023 Courses

 

*** New Lindy Hop Beginner course on Mondays open for registration ***

 

Dear dancers,

In 2023, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our association Swing Dance Luxembourg. Amongst many other surprises, that year will bring some exciting changes to our courses. We’re almost – but not yet – ready to share the full information, including schedule and course descriptions, with you. But we’re so excited that we cannot wait to reveal at least some parts of our plan 🤩 So here you go for a little preview of what we’re working on!

First, we want to introduce a new approach to our Lindy Hop classes: from the next semester on, everyone leads and everyone follows (ELEF). In other words, all dancers will learn both roles, that is to lead and to follow! We propose this approach for two reasons. First, we strongly believe that learning both roles is key to improving as dancers and to getting a more comprehensive understanding of the connection and the dance. Second, we’d like to avoid the long waiting lists for single followers, which we have faced on the occasion of every single registration period so far.

The upcoming Spring semester will be a transition period: while the new beginners will directly learn both roles, the students who have taken classes with us in the past will be introduced to the « other » role in their respective courses. We keep one mixed level course for those of you who have taken courses with us in the past and want to stay in « their » role. We will ask you only for this mixed level course to choose between signing up as a leader or as a follower. For all the other Lindy Hop courses, we will no longer ask you to sign up as a leader or as a follower!

Second, we’re also very happy to announce that we will open a new Absolute Beginner Blues Course

More surprises will come 😏 Stay tuned for more information, as we will soon update this page.

 

Course schedule

The Monday Beginner course occasionally runs from 19-20:30 – Please check the agenda as we do not have class every Monday.

 

Course Descriptions

Course Description
Lindy Hop (ELEF) – 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.

In this course, you will learn both roles (lead and follow).

 

Lindy Hop (ELEF) – Beginner/Intermediate

 

Continuation course for Fall 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 6 and 8 count basic figures such as send out, send in, tuck turn, pass by, circle, promenades and basic couple charleston. But you might need some practice still. You’re engaged and ready to come regularly to our social dancings to practice and have fun!

In this course, we will work on your basics in both roles, leader and follower. We will take things easy and introduce you to your « new » dancing role. We will have time to work on your connection with your dance partners and to add new figures to your vocabulary.

 

Lindy Hop (ELEF) – Intermediate

 

Continuation course for Fall  2022 Beginner /Intermediate

 

 

 

This is the level for you if you have taken at least 2 semesters of lindy hop courses (for example Spring 2022 beginner + Fall 2022 Beginner/Intermediate) before. You’re an active social dancer in our scene and/or elsewhere. You have learned both 6 and 8 count basic figures such as swing out, circle, tuck turn, send in, send out, promenades, some basic couple charleston and more. You are comfortable dancing to mid or even fast tempo, changing from 6 to 8 count patterns and vice versa. 

You have solid basics and are willing to catch up quickly with your « new » role. You’re eager to learn at a steady pace and to practice not only during classes, but also at our weekly social dancings and any other occasion!

Lindy Hop (ELEF) – Intermediate/
Advanced

Continuation course for Fall 2022 Intermediate and for Fall 2022 Advanced 

 

 

This is the level for you if you have taken at least 4 semesters of lindy hop courses before (beginner and beginner+ or beginner/intermediate level), and you have a good social dance background. You might also have taken a weekend workshop before in Luxembourg or in a different scene. You are comfortable with all the above mentioned 6 and 8  count basic figures and are about to break away from those basic patterns to enrich your dancing by adding other, more complex, rhythms. You have worked a lot on your swing out and maybe learned a few swing out variations. You are constantly working on your connection with your partner. You have quite some charleston vocabulary. You are able to dance comfortably at mid and fast tempo. 

Our teachers will build on your rich vocabulary to take you to the next level all the while introducing you to your new « role ». 

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

 

Lindy Hop – Mixed level

 

 

 

 

 

Chose this group if you want to focus on just one role, your role as a leader or a follower, and if you do not want to be introduced to the other role in the new « everyone leads, everyone follows » approach. Please note that this is a mixed level group. It is open to everyone who has done at least a full semester in the beginner course and is regularly joining our social dancings. Our teachers will adapt the learning pace to the participants in the course and do their best to find a common ground where all participants can learn new material. 

 

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.

 

Solo Jazz Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

This is the level for you if you have taken at least 1 semester of Solo Jazz and you are comfortable with the basic solo jazz vocabulary: the Suzie Q, Tacky Anny, Apple Jacks, Knee Slaps, Boogie back, Boogie forward, Groove Walk are part of your dancing. You may already be dancing basic solo jazz routines such as the shim sham. You are not afraid to work on improvisation and transitions. The teaching pace will be higher here and your teacher will challenge your dancing to a higher level.

 

Blues Beginner

 

 

 

 

This semester we open a new Absolute Beginner Blues course. This is the class for you if you want to have a first glance into the world of couple blues dancing. No prior dancing background is needed for this course. Join us if you would love to discover how to dance to slower music. You will learn how to connect to blues music, but also some fancy moves and tricks, so that you can dance with groove in no time.

 

Blues – Intermediate

 

 

 

 

This is a Couple and Solo Blues class, open to people who have at least done 1 semester of blues dancing before. In our dancing we will continue finding the smoothness and groove, but we’ll work on having more variety in our moves as well as in our rhythms. As you can expect, also this semester we will pay attention to solo dancing and body awareness to improve our dancing skills.

 

Teachers

For the Spring 2023 semester, our inspirational local teachers will be back! In the course of the past months, our teachers have followed teacher and dance trainings and have prepared a new series of courses for you.

Did you know that all our local teachers are non professionals? 😲 Their passion for Swing inspires them to train and to work hard, to prepare your weekly courses by gathering material, breaking it down for you to learn it and choosing fine tunes for you. Their wish to share their joy of dancing takes them to commit to spending their weekly evenings with you for a full semester, after their day time jobs. 👏❤️

 

Course Fees

For all other courses, the course fee is: 160€ per person. 

The 160€ course fees listed are for 12 hours 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

Due to a huge interest, we have decided to launch an second Lindy Hop beginner course on Mondays.

Please select your choice(s) below :

Registrations are now closed. Please contact us by email in case of questions.
Registrations are now closed. Please contact us by email in case of questions.

 

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.

ℹ️ We’re lucky that the rooms in Altrimenti have a proper and good wooden floor. In order to protect that floor, indoor shoes are required for all dancers! Please make sure to wear shoes that do not leave marks on the floor.

 

Course calendar

The Spring 2023 semester will run from January 31st 2023 to May 7th 2023. We will have a two-week-break during the Easter school holiday (i.e. the first two weeks of April).

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

* Lindy Hop (ELEF) – Beginner 2 (Monday): Classes on 13/2, 27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 17/3 and 24/3 will be 90 minutes long as means of compensation for the weeks without classes.

** Lindy Hop (ELEF) – Beginner 2 (Monday): No class on 30/1, 20/2 and on 1/5.

 

HYGIENIC AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEASURES RELATED TO COVID-19 

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 Spring 2023 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.