Classes

LINDY HOP & AUTHENTIC JAZZ DANCE LEVELS

 

This year we are having both Lindy Hop & Authentic Jazz dance tracks!

Please choose your level according to the description below. (For the advanced Lindy Hop level, there will be an audition.)

LINDY HOP LEVELS

 

Intermediate

You have been dancing for at least 1 year and you regularly attend lessons and parties. You feel confident with the main 6 and 8 count figures (Swing Out, Inside Turn / Outside Turn, Circle, Tuck Turn, Texas Tommy, Charleston basic, Tandem Charleston, Hand to Hand Charleston) which you know how to lead / follow.

Intermediate / Advanced

You have been dancing for at least 2 years and you regularly attend lessons and parties. You know the basic figures of Lindy Hop and some variations. You are starting to improvise following the change of music and you can easily handle medium-fast rhythm.

Advanced 1*

You have been dancing for more than 3 years and you regularly attend lessons, social dance and have been to international workshops. You can easily handle any tempo (slow, fast and very fast). You improvise following the change of music .

Advanced 2*

You have been dancing for at least 4 years and you regularly attend international workshops. You can easily improvise to the music, without disconnecting from your partner.

You cannot sign up to this level. Teachers will assign you to this level after audition.

Advanced+*

You have been dancing for more than 5 years and you attend  international workshops on a regular basis (and even participate in competitions). You can easily improvise to the music and dance to fast tempo, without disconnecting from your partner. You have your own dance style and you are a true inspiration for your dance scene.

You cannot sign up to this level. Teachers will assign you to this level after audition.

 

*There is an audition for this level.

**For all advanced levels, please choose advanced upon registration.

 

AUTHENTIC JAZZ DANCE LEVELS

 

Authentic Jazz Intermediate

 

You know the basic jazz steps, shim sham and maybe tranky doo and big apple. You can improvise to jazz music.

 

Authentic Jazz Inter/Adv – Advanced

 

You know the basic jazz steps (and some variations) and the original routines (shim sham, tranky doo, big apple). You have taken some weekly jazz dance classes (at least for a few months) and you can easily improvise to jazz music.

 

TASTER CLASSES

Taster classes are open to all levels (for participants having a Full Pass or Tasters & Parties Pass). However, we do recommend that you refer to the level description before joining the classes.

Alexey

Animal dance (A1)
Level: All levels

Fast tempo solo jazz dance (A2)
Level: Advanced

Christophe & Amelie

Have fun with Sugar Pushes (C&A 1)
Sugar pushes: technique & variations.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Slow tempos (C&A 2)
Slow tempos: from 4 counts to 8 counts.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Dom & Nora

Aerials to put right away into Jams (D&N 1)
All Levels, partner required

Free your feet (D&N 2)
A conceptional class to free your footwork.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Hakan & Nazli

Unpredictable Swingouts (H&N 1)
Fancy and unpredictable swingouts with technical details.
Level: Advanced

Be playful with basics (H&N 2)
This class is about changing energy levels, catching rhythm and melody and communicating with your partner through the music.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Ilario & Egle

Lindy transition (I&E 1)
Let’s discover new transitions between popular patterns (tandem, hand to hand, airplane steps).
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Enjoy your Breaks (I&E 2)
Express your fantasy learning new steps to enjoy your breaks. Focus on the last eight of the chorus.
Level: Intermediate and up

Janez & Petra

Same shape, different steps (J&P 1)
Giving you ideas on how to change basic patterns.
All levels

Stretch, use it or lose it (J&P 2)
This class is about exploring the difference on how to dance with stretch and without it.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Jonatan & Anna

Wrap it up in rhythm (J&A 1)
Learn a rhythm and find different ways to finish the musical phrase with it.
All levels

Kick it up – hacksaw style (J&A 2)
Play with this classic move to medium and fast tempo – discover new transitions and variations.
All levels

Nastya

Broadway Jazz (N 1)
Discovering a new side of jazz dance.
All levels

Rasmus & Elin

Jig walk (R&E 1)
In all forms and variations! Used right, this basic step can range from cute and slow, via fast and efficient to fun and goofy. A few handy variations will be provided.
All levels

Choreo Workshop (R&E 2)
This one is a collective creative challenge! Come with an open mind and ready to work on how you social dance, teach and choreograph all in one class.
Level: Advanced

Riffs and Rhythm (R&E 3)
What all the wonders in dancing actually breathe and live off. We’ll try a few things out to let those feet loose.
All levels

Day at the Races (R&E 4)
Inspired by yet the best dance troupe in history – Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers – Rasmus and Elin will teach some mind-blowing moves and combos seen in the movie from 1937
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Tadas & Ana

Old school lindy (T&A 1)
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Old school lindy 2 (T&A 2)
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Swingout footwork stylings (T&A 3)
Level: Intermediate / Advanced and up

Slow lindy (T&A 4)
All levels

Yana
Al & Leon Jazz Routine Part 1 (Y 1)
All levels

Al & Leon Jazz Routine Part 2 (Y 2)
All levels

 

Please find the event booklet here.