Swing Out Maastricht has the pleasure to announce our next teacher workshop on April 8th, 2017 with Becky & Jeroen!
Heading down from Rotterdam we have Becky & Jeroen to teach us some useful techniques and to help you add more pizazz to your dance!
12:00-14:00 Techniques and Tips – all levels (see below for details)
14:00-14:30 Break (snacks provided)
14.30-16.30 Playtime and Rhythm – all levels
20:00-20:30 Taster class for complete beginners
20:30-23:30 Social dancing with live music from the Mosam Dixie Dukes!
Level: Although the workshop classes will be for mixed levels, some prior experience with 6 and 8-count footwork is required for classes during the day. Students who regularly attended our “Intro to Swing Part 1” course are all set.
Completely new to swing dancing? Then come give it a try at the taster class at the beginning of the evening dance! No pre-registration is required for the taster class, so bring your friends!
Want to make a weekend out of it? Then check out these other great events happening the same weekend:
Friday: Explore the artistic side of our lovely city through Museumnacht Maastricht
Saturday: Party with us to the Mosam Dixie Dukes at Ipanema!
Sunday: Make a side trip to Eindhoven for their afternoon dance
Monday: Get your big-band fix at the (free!) open practice of the Jack Million Band at Brasserie Tapijn.
Technique & Tips: In this class we will work on making your dance flow like the Maas and improving your connection with your partner and the music. We’ll also add some extra grooves to your dance!
Playtime & Rhythm: Bored of doing the same moves in every dance? Let’s get creative! We’ll provide a framework to spice up your social dancing: how to express yourself in each dance and be inspired by your partner.
1 two hour classes = 25€
2 two hour classes = 45€
Social dance (including taster) at Cafe Ipanema = 5€ (if not taking the workshop during the day)
About Becky & Jeroen
Hailing from Plymouth, UK, where she started dancing in 2005, Becky is a fast-footed swing addict! She has a love of rhythm which stems from her many years as a musician, playing drums in various bands for a decade, and this understanding of rhythm gives her a great bounce and understanding for the pulse of jazz music. Becky has been spreading her knowledge of dancing as one of the few full time Lindy teachers in the Netherlands over the past four years. Besides having strong class content, her classes are always an energizing experience and always leave her students ready to get on the social dance floor.
Since he began dancing 4 years ago, Jeroen is rarely seen off the dance floor at parties and dances. He has been an obsessive Lindy Hopper and has immersed himself in the technical aspects of the dance, using his scientific background to understand the mechanics of Lindy Hop. The joy he finds in partner dance is evident from the enthusiasm and energy he emits on the dance floor, with his humorous and experimental style. He started teaching 3 years ago, and does so in both Rotterdam and Delft. His classes are simultaneously detailed and technical, but more importantly: filled with energy, joy and a lot of fun. He really enjoys seeing his students flourish and become as addicted to Lindy Hop as he is!
Photo courtesy of Jim Gregory ( http://jimgregory.nl/ )