We are excited to welcome Natalia Rueda to Maastricht for a one-day workshop! Together with Danae Lyginos, she will be using her extensive experience to teach classes that will show you how to build on what you know and take your dancing to the next level.
Group A: 6 months +
Group B: All levels (suitable for beginner dancers, but you should already know the basic 6 and 8 count footwork)
11:00-13:15 Group A
14:30-16:45 Group B
20:00 – 24:00
Classes and the evening dance will be held at:
Fanfarezaal Sint Servatius, St. Theresiaplein 18
45 € per person for two levels
Class 1: 360° connection
There’s more than compression and stretch to Lindy Hop connection. Learn and explore the full range that makes for the best and most fun dances.
Class 2: Partnership & Active Following
Now that you have further developed your connection, discover a new world of partnership where followers contribute to the dance and leaders react in turn to make a truly conversational dance.
Class 1: Mixing Rhythms
This is the class on the breakdown of Lindy Hop rhythms that will help you transition seamlessly from 6-count patterns to 8-count patterns and more.
Class 2: Flow
Putting it all together. This class will work on transition between patterns to help you smooth out your dancing and make it extra fun for you and your partner.
Natalia began her career in the arts industry in Colombia, where she was born and raised. She holds 1st place titles in singing competitions, Cheerleading and Karate, a strong foundation on which she developed her athletic and vivacious dance and performance style.
After moving to Canada, she discovered Swing dancing in 2005 and co-founded Swing Dynamite, the city’s first dedicated Swing school and performance troupe, in 2006. Natalia started dancing Lindy Hop at age 17 and at age 19, she had already led a Swing dance team to take a silver medal at the Canadian Swing Championships, one of the many places where she now teaches and judges competitions.
As a performer, she has danced on many stages across Canada and the US. Highlights include dancing with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, on TV with Rogers, ATV, CTV and Canada TV. She has also danced and acted in TV commercials.
Natalia is a Lindy Hop, Jazz, Balboa, Blues and West Coast Swing champion. She is also a trilingual international Swing instructor who has been sharing her knowledge and passion for over a decade.
Check out her website for a full list of awards and more videos.
Greece born, Danae starting dancing Lindy Hop in 2011, with the Athens Swing Cats. It was love at first step and today she continues to find inspiration in the roots of the dance, the music, the history and the iconic figures of Lindy Hop. A few months after discovering Lindy Hop, Danae moved to London, UK, where she continued to take as many dance classes and attend as many social dances as she could. A few years after that, love took her to Nijmegen in The Netherlands where she immediately became a board member of the then newly formed dance school: Lindy What? Nijmegen. During her years in Nijmegen she was both a local organizer and teacher and she assisted Natalia in all her Lindy Hop classes during her 3 month teaching residency in the city last summer. Today, Danae lives and dances in Amsterdam where’s she has joined the organizing committee of Amstelhop Dance School. Her energetic dance style and happy smiling face makes her stand out in any crowded dance floor.