Lindy Hop and Shag workshop with Alex and Fancy from Paris!
Two levels of classes and a party with a live band!
14-15 November in Luxembourg
To register click HERE.
Sat 14 Nov
- 11.15 am – 1.30 pm Lindy Beg/Beg-Int [Dance studio Flirty Fitness]
- 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Shag One Level
- 3.30 pm – 5.45 pm Lindy Int/Int-Adv
Sun 15 Nov
- 11.45 am – 2.00 pm Lindy Beg/Beg-Int [Dance studio Flirty Fitness]
- 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm Shag One Level
- 4.00 pm – 6.15 pm Lindy Int/Int-Adv
Fri 13 Nov
- 8.30 pm – 12 am Social Dancing [Brasserie Le Coral]
Sat 14 Nov
- 8 pm – 9 pm Taster for Absolute Beginners
- 9 pm – 2 am Party with Joe White and the Hot Seven Dwarfs [Latino Bar]
Lindy Beg/Beg-Int (4h of classes) – 50.00 €
Lindy Int/Int-Adv (4h of classes) – 50.00 €
Lindy + Shag (6h of classes) – 75 €
Shag One Level (2h of classes) – 30.00 €
Saturday party only – 10 € (free for workshop participants)
Friday social dancing – free
Beginners/Beginners-Intermediate [NO ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS]
You are attending one of our current Lindy 1 or Lindy 2 classes or equivalent Beginner/Beginner Int classes abroad. You go to social dancing as often as you can. You are familiar with the fundamentals of Lindy, both 8 counts and 6 counts. You can do a Swing Out, Circle, also figures like Tuck Turn, Send out, Flip Flop and basic Charleston. You are aware of such concepts as leading/following, frame, musicality and have started or want to start working on them.
You’ve been dancing Lindy Hop for a year or more. You are attending Level 2 or 3 of our classes or equivalent Intermediate/Intermediate Adv classes abroad. You go to social dancing regularly and you feel comfortable dancing to faster-tempo songs. Your dancing has a strong connection with the music. You are familiar with 6 counts, 8 counts and some Charleston variations. Your swing outs are solid and you throw in variations without struggling. You understand musicality and now want to learn those subtle techniques that will take your dancing to the next level.
Collegiate Shag (Shag)
Shag is one of the classic three major Swing Dance forms (Shag, Lindy Hop, Balboa). It even was spread all over America some years before Lindy Hop became popular. It consists of a lot of hops and kicks and is danced a lot in closed positions but also has open elements. It can be danced from medium to very fast music. Nowadays the most common form of Shag is the Double Rhythm Shag. It’s based on 6 counts (like Boogie Woogie) and with a simple Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick this form of Shag is very easy to learn. Shag was the hottest dance among the college kids in the 30s, that’s why some styles were called “Collegiate Shag”.
Alex Dreyer began swing dancing in Houston, back in 1999 at the age of 15. After his first Great Southwest Lindy Fest, he was hooked. Since Houston is such a great hub for dancing, he started to teach, travel and learn the dance all over the world. He performed with his twin brother Austin in the Houston Hepcats Team performing locally and nationwide and has even won at ALHC. Alex’s love of social dance led to a passion for historical preservation. Studying the history of the dance through old movies and archival video footage, he based his social dance style on many of the original greats. Also to go with the passion of the social dance, he picked up many other dances; such as Carolina Shag, West Coast, Balboa, and most recently the 2-step or “Houston Swingout.” Based now in Paris, France, Alex has been invited to keep up the energy and fun ambiance at many major events as the MC. Watch out for Alex cause he is easy to spot because of his Texas sized personality”