Classes

Curious to see what we are all about? Come by Fanfare Sint Servatius between 20:00 and 22:00 each Tuesday night for social dancing – free and open to all! The bar is open and we’ll keep the music playing.

Intro to Swing Part 1

Lindy Hop is a partnered dance that originated from the African-American community in Harlem, New York in the 1920’s/30s. It is a lively energetic dance that is closely connected to jazz music popular at this time. This course is designed for total beginners, although repeat students who want to polish their basics or learn the opposite role are more than welcome! We will start with the basic steps and teach you everything you need to know. This fall we will offer the course on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Timing: Tuesdays at 19:00 – 20:00
Teachers: Karlijn and Claire
Location: Fanfare Sint Servatius
Dates: Starts on September 10, 2019, last class October 29th
Prices: 64 Euros (regular) or 48 Euros (student/PhD student)

Timing: Wednesdays at 20:00 – 21:00
Teachers: Julia and Michiel
Location: Achter de Barakken 11
Dates: Starts on September 11, 2019, last class October 30th
Prices: 64 Euros (regular) or 48 Euros (student/PhD student)

Once we have confirmed availability and processed your registration, we will contact you about payment details by email.

Registering with a partner is not required, because we rotate partners throughout the class, but doing so increases the likelihood that you will be able to join the class in a specific role. We will put individual registrations on a waitlist and process them as soon as someone in the opposite role registers. If you are flexible about which role you learn, you can also register as “Ambi” and we will assign you to either the leader or follower role depending on availability.

Registration closed, new beginner courses start in November!

Solo Jazz: Shim Sham, Tranky Doo and Charleston

This course is suitable for both total beginners and those who have already taken our other courses. We will focus on two classic routines, the Shim Sham (approximately two weeks) and the Tranky Doo (approximately 4 weeks), as well as teach you a few classic solo Charleston steps (2 weeks). For those of you that already know the basic Shim Sham steps we’ll show you  alternative stylings so you can make it your own! It is also possible to register for each section separately.

Weeks 1+2: 20ies Charleston – learn to dance the iconic moves from the 1920ies, flapper style!

Weeks 3+4: The Shim Sham Routine – this iconic routine is a must-have in every swing dancer’s repertoire. If you already have some knowledge of the Shim Sham, we will provide you with nice variations!

Weeks 4-8: The Tranky Doo. As another authentic jazz routine, this one is more challenging than the Shim Sham. If you already have some basics in authentic solo jazz (or you followed this course until now) you’re good to go!

Timing: Wednesdays at 21:15 – 22:15 (Julia and Karlijn)
Location: Achter de Barakken 11
Dates: Starts on September 11, 2019, last class October 30th
Prices: 64 Euros (regular) or 48 Euros (student/PhD student) for all 8 weeks.

Register here!

Once we have confirmed availability and processed your registration, we will contact you by email with payment details and to confirm your spot.