12:30 – 14:30 “Make sure how to have fun” – Lindy Hop for Intermediates
You are dancing for quite a while, attending local socials and classes, but you want more than that? That course is for you then! We will share our experience in technicality, so you can use it properly while dancing. It will make you feel lighter and free on the social floor!
15:00 – 17:00 “Explore the dance floor” – Lindy Hop for Beginners
To be able to participate in this workshop you need to know basic steps of Lindy hop. It means that probably you have gone at least to one track course of Lindy hop or several Lindy hop workshops. You already can dance in socials, but sometimes you are still not confident with your decisions on the floor, which not allows you to dance with everyone you want. In this course we will pump your confidence giving you some advice and flexible moves you could do with everyone.
17:00 – 19:00 Practice time
During that time you will be able to practice what you learn and ask personally for teachers if you did not get enough during the class. So that we know you can use it in future socials!
Only old tunes, as usual.
1 workshop of (2 hours of Lindy Hop intermediate) – 25€ 2 workshops (2 hours of Lindy Hop advanced) – 45€
Payments will be accepted in cash before the event.
On December 1st Karolina and Ron are coming to Maastricht to show us how to do the Collegiate Shag! 🙂
The workshop takes place at the Ipanema Cafe, next to the Bonnefanten museum on December 1st, from 12:00 – 15.15.
We offer two Levels, which can be taken separately or together. Level 1 is for total beginners, Level 2 is building up on Level 1.
The first part (12:00 – 13:30) is designed for total beginners – if you want to know what Shag dancing is all about, this is for you! Karolina and Ron will introduce you to the basic steps and give you some moves to shag dance through a whole song!
The second part (13:45 – 15:15) can be attended right after the first part, at a reduced price. If you already have some experience with Collegiate Shag (attended some tasters, workshops) you can switch to this level right away! After the workshop we will have our Lindy en Maas social dance event, right at the same location. Then you can practice you newly gained Shag skills and also Lindy hop through the rest of the afternoon!
No partner is required to sign up, and also no experience is required for Level 1.
Timing: December 1st at 12:00 – 15:15 Teacher: Karolina & Ron Location: Cafe Ipanema Prices: 17€ one level, 30€ both levels (regular) or 15€ one level, 27€ both levels (student/PhD student)
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)
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.
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:
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.
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!
We’ll be giving taster classes over the next two weeks so that you can have a chance to try the dance that we’re crazy about – swing! Come join us with or without a partner on whichever day works best for you.
The wonderful Gumbo Jazzband will be playing again at the beautiful Buitenplaats Vaeshartelt. If the weather cooperates we will dance outside in the garden – check the Facebook event for updates closer to the day!
SUNDAY, June 12, 2016
14:30-15:00 Free Taster Class
15:00-18:00 Gumbo Jazzband