Lindy Hop Classes
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 Improver workshops, 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 2 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 Improver 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 or similar classes (minimum of 1 year of Lindy Hop dancing)
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, Intermediate and Intermediate + or similar classes (minimum of 1.5 year of Lindy Hop dancing).
This track is about the essence of Lindy Hop: The work on the basic and various concepts, which are crucial for Lindy Hop as a social dance. In this track, the teachers take even more time for dance technique and personal feedback.
This track is not primarily designed for the experienced dancers, but for everyone, who want to improve their dance skills in a more intensive manner and take on their learning processes in a pro-active way.
Prerequisites: Participation in an Intermediate level or similar class. The Lindy Distillery is the right choice for you, if:
- you mastered the basics (e.g., if you participated in a Lindy Cats Intermediate class)
- you attend social dance nights on a regular basis (at least twice a month)
- you are willing to practice outside of class
- you want to receive more feedback and can handle it
- you already participated in international Lindy Hop festivals or are planning to do so
In order to take part in the Lindy Distillery you must participate in an audition!
Is the Lindy Distillery the highest Lindy Hop level?
Can I switch betwen the Lindy Distillery and other classes?
What happens if I am not accepted into the Lindy Distillery at the audition?
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What is an audition?
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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.
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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