What is the right Lindy Hop Level for me?
Welcome to the world of Swing! Never danced Swing before or just took a few basic steps before? Then this ist the level for you! On this level, we work on the basics of the Lindy Hop like triple and single steps, lead and follow, and the most important moves for dancing at socials. Here is a playlist with songs especially suitable for beginners.
Your feet start to twitch and move when you hear Swing music and you already made the first steps on the dance floor? In Intermediate 1, the basics will get a deeper focus to make the experience on the Social dancefloor even better. We will work some more on the „Awesome 3some“ (Swing Out, Lindy Turn, Circle), learn new moves and take some first glances at Musicality and Lindy Charleston.
Prerequisites: Triple steps, basics in 6-count (Send Out, Bring In, Circle) and 8-count (Swing Out, Lindy Turn, Circle), having participated in a Beginner workshop or a similar class (minimum of 3 months of regular Lindy Hop dancing).
Still haven’t had enough of Lindy Hop? In this workshop we deepen and enhance the techniques you are already familiar with – lead and follow, flow, connection – but also fancy moves will be an important part.
Prerequisites: Participation at Beginner and Intermediate 1 or similar classes (minimum of half a year of Lindy Hop dancing)
Lindy Hop became a part of your life and the Socials are fixed dates in your calendar? On this level, moves are becoming more challenging, variations and improvisations are only waiting to be discovered!
Prerequisites: Participation at Beginner and Intermediate 1 & 2 or similar classes (minimum of 1 year of Lindy Hop dancing)
Intermediate Advanced 1
If an addiction to Swing is becoming noticable, then this ist the level for you! On this level, we are going deep into the world of Lindy Hop: Improvisation, musicality, moves, dancing to different speeds…
Prerequisites: Participation at Beginner and Intermediate 1 – 3 or similar classes (minimum of 1.5 year of Lindy Hop dancing).
Intermediate Advanced 2
This level is just right for all Swing-oholics, who regularly participate in international festivals and still want more. Complex moves and a fast learning tempo are characteristics of this level… it’s gonna be crazy!
Prerequisites: Participation at Beginner, Intermediate 1 -3, Intermediate-Advanced 1 or similar classes (minimum of 2 years of Lindy Hop dancing).
What’s this Lead and Follow about?
What does Lead and Follow mean?
In partnered dancing, two persons move together to the music. In contact with each other (most commonly by touch) a connection is established, which then allows to create dance moves. Thus, there are two roles in dancing: Lead & Follow
- Lead: In this role, one person initiates the movement into different dance steps. Using a repertoire of techniques allows the Lead to communicate the move to the Follow, and tempo, movement and direction are being established.
- Follow: In this role, the lead’s set of directions are being turned into a move. The Follows have room for interpretation and styling in executing a move. The more experience Follows and Lead have, the better they can create the dance together.
Why do I have to register as a Lead/Follow?
Both roles are being danced by all genders nowadays (and back then as well). If you register for a workshop, we kindly ask you to tell us which role you wish to learn. There is usually no need to register with a partner – unless otherwise noted in the worksop’s description – because we change dance partners during the course of an workshop.
We aim to provide a good balance between the number of Leads and Follows, thus, if there is a far larger interest in one role than in the other one, we will put further applicants for that role on a waiting list. Once the balance between Leads & Follows has been adjusted again, applicants on the waiting lists will be contacted about the opportunity to join in.
Registrations as a couple or rather two persons registering as Lead & Follow are exempt from this waiting list and can register anytime, as long as there is room in the workshop.
How do I register for a workshop?
How do I know about upcoming workshops?
Where do workshops take place?
Which shoes should I wear for Swing dancing?
What else do I need for workshops?
- Comfortable shoes
- Comfortable clothes
- Something to drink
- A shirt to change
- A towel to dry your face and neck