February 2, 2020 – Social Dancing at Cafe Ipanema

We are back again to start the 2020ies with another edition of Lindy en Maas!

Sunday, February 2, 2020
14:30-17:30
Café Ipanema (at the Bonnefanten museum)

As we are entering the roaring 20ies, we will kick off the afternoon with a Solo 20ies Charleston taster!

After the taster, Danaé will serve you some nice tunes!

IMPORTANT:Lovely dancers, unfortunately we are not able anymore to organise this event donation-based only. Therefore, we will have to ask you to contribute with a small entrance fee of 5€. If you would like to attend but you are short on money, you can help us out with small volunteering activities and get the entrance for free in exchange! Contact Swing Out Maastricht or Julie Joulsn for more information on volunteering.

Photo: Ipanema
Logo Design: Jan Karen Campbell

February 9, 2020 – Workshop with Danae and Aivaras

Mark your calendars! Danae and Aivaras will be teaching in Maastricht very soon!

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February 9, 2020
Program:

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.

Prices:

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.

Location:

Fanfarezaal Sint Servatius
St. Theresiaplein 18, 6213 CG Maastricht

Shag Workshop with Karolina & Ron

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)


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Oct 27, 2019 – Tea Dances at Cafe Ipanema

Come and dance with us in one of Maastricht’s most beautiful locations: Ipanema, right next to the Maas river!

The café Ipanema (at the Bonnefanten museum) is opening their tower room for our dancing souls.

If you ever wanted to try Lindy hop, this is your chance! We will kick off the afternoon with a Lindy hop taster at 14:30, suitable for everyone – no partner and no experience required 🙂

After that we will enjoy the afternoon social dancing

Swing out with us!

Suggested donation: 3€

Photo: Heather Brouillette
Logo Design: Jan Karen Campbell

Sept 29, 2019 – Tea Dances at Cafe Ipanema

Logo design: Karen Campbell

Come and dance with us in one of Maastricht’s most beautiful locations: Ipanema, right next to the Maas river!

The café Ipanema (at the Bonnefanten museum) is opening their tower room for our dancing souls.

We will kick off our cozy afternoon dance with a BALBOA taster class by Dag and Claire at 14:30.

Never seen Balboa before? Check out these Slovenian Balboa dancers in this cute video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPrwZx2uxQA

Thereafter Danaé will serve us her favorite tunes until 17:30 🙂

Swing out with us!

Suggested donation: 3€

July 27, 2019 – Summer Swing Dance Party with Hodi Maputo Afro Swing

Saturday, July 27th, 20:00

Let’s dance together to Swing and Afro Swing tunes with our special guests and teachers from Hodi Maputo Afro Swing, Mozambique!

Everybody is welcome ????? ??

Are you new to Swing dancing? We’ve got you covered! We’ll start the night with a taster class from 20:00 to 20:30.
Your friends would like to try Lindy Hop? Bring them along!

There will be a live music and dance performance by Eugenio, Augusto and Elias Putxana! Plus Cengiz will entertain us with a dance related cabaret performance.

Entrance is 7 Eur at the door. FREE for workshop participants.

This is also our end of season party before the summer break!

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About the performers

Eugênio Macuvel
Eugenio is the chief choreographer and artistic director of Hodi Maputo Afro Swing as well as one of its founding members. Since the organisation was founded in 2014 he has trained dancers and created choreographies with up to 50 dancers on stage. His choreographies have been performed by Hodi’s dancers in different parts of the world, e.g. South Africa, Sweden, Germany, China and Brazil.  

Elias and Augusto Manhiça (Gemêos Manhiça / The Manhiça Twins)
The two brothers are among the founding members of Hodi Maputo Afro Swing. They have been singing, playing instruments, composing and dancing since they were children. Augusto is the musical director of the organisation and Elias is the president. They are also the founders of Banda Hodi, a band with rising popularity in Mozambique playing a fusion of modern and traditional music.  

Hodi Maputo Afro Swing 
Founded 2014, Hodi Maputo Afro Swing is a non-profit cultural association of about 30 professional dancers and musicians who work for the preservation, research and dissemination of Mozambican traditional dance, music and traditional instruments as well as African American Swing Dances. Hodi artists have participated in major international dance
festivals in China, Macau, Sweden, Belgium, South Africa, Brazil and the USA. They have also participated, performed and taught at international Lindy Hop festivals and events, such as Herrang Dance Camp (Sweden), Mother City Hop (South Africa) and Frankie 100 (US).

Every year they host the event Mozambique Afro Swing Exchange where dancers from all over the world come to Mozambique to learn traditional and contemporary Mozambican dances as well as Afro Swing. Their youth programme ‘Hodi Afro Swing Kids’ supports the next generation of professional dancers by teaching them traditional Mozambican dances and Swing.

The venue
StayOK is located right at the banks of the river Maas featuring a fantastic view from the terrace. Our guests will get a discount at the bar.

Maasboulevard 101, 6211 JW Maastricht: Map

See you on the dance floor!

July 27, 2019 – Afro Swing workshop with Hodi Maputo Afro Swing

Saturday, July 27th

Experience a day of traditional Mozambican dance and Afro Swing! Our teachers Elias, Augusto and Eugenio are members of Hodi Maputo Afro Swing, a collective of professional dancers and musicians based in Maputo, Mozambique.  

Lindy Hop and other Swing dances are deeply rooted in African traditional dances. During this day you will learn both Mozambican traditional dance, Afro Swing and about the connection of the two.

As in previous years their Europe summer tour includes teaching in Herraeng Dance Camp, giving workshops and performing in Sweden, Germany, Belgium and France. On Saturday July 27th they are giving their only workshop in the Netherlands in Maastricht! 

The workshop will consist of two parts:

Part 1:

11:00-13:00 Traditional Mozambican dances, accompanied by live drums and mbila (xylophone)

[13:00-14:30 Lunch break]

Part 2:

14:30-16:30 Afro Swing

Venue:  Fanfarezaal Sint ServatiusSt. Theresiaplein 18, 6213 CA Maastricht. 

We are also planning a party at night including a live dance and music performance by Elias, Augusto and Eugenio. Details to be announced!

Fees

Day PassPart 1:
Traditional
Part 2:
AfroSwing
Early Bird until July 13th553030
Normal price from July 14th653535


Register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15YkdsTrfFtLsi_HaBfcVZTBQfHCERuh42O-DdMK7R80/

About the teachers:

Eugênio Macuvel

Eugenio is the chief choreographer and artistic director of Hodi Maputo Afro Swing as well as one of its founding members. Since the organisation was founded in 2014 he has trained dancers and created choreographies with up to 50 dancers on stage. His choreographies have been performed by Hodi’s dancers in different parts of the world, e.g. South Africa, Sweden, Germany, China and Brazil.  

Elias and Augusto Manhiça (Gemêos Manhiça / The Manhiça Twins)

The two brothers are among the founding members of Hodi Maputo Afro Swing. They have been singing, playing instruments, composing and dancing since they were children. Augusto is the musical director of the organisation and Elias is the president. They are also the founders of Banda Hodi, a band with rising popularity in Mozambique playing a fusion of modern and traditional music.  

Hodi Maputo Afro Swing

Founded 2014, Hodi Maputo Afro Swing is a non-profit cultural association of about 30 professional dancers and musicians who work for the preservation, research and dissemination of Mozambican traditional dance, music and traditional instruments as well as African American Swing Dances. Hodi artists have participated in major international dance
festivals in China, Macau, Sweden, Belgium, South Africa, Brazil and the USA. They have also participated, performed and taught at international Lindy Hop festivals and events, such as Herrang Dance Camp (Sweden), Mother City Hop (South Africa) and Frankie 100 (US).

Every year they host the event Mozambique Afro Swing Exchange where dancers from all over the world come to Mozambique to learn traditional and contemporary Mozambican dances as well as Afro Swing. Their youth programme ‘Hodi Afro Swing Kids’ supports the next generation of professional dancers by teaching them traditional Mozambican dances and Swing.

Get a taste of their work here:


A Swingin’ Saturday!

Join us for a Swingin’ Saturday on June 8th in Fanfare Sint Servatius! We have 4 hours of dance workshops planned!:

Julia and Cengiz have three workshops planned that can be taken separately, or if you’re up for it go for them all!

12.30-14.30 Tandem Charleston – In this two hour workshop we will introduce entrance and exit into ‘Tandem’ as well as several variations!

15.00-16.00 Stealing workshop – In this lesson we will explore the ‘art of stealing’. Nothing to report to the police, but we will give both lead and follow multiple tips and tricks to get yourself involved in a jam!

16.30-17.30 Shim Sham (Introduction and plus) – During the hour we will split into two groups! In Group 1 we will learn the Shim Sham, concurrently Group A will learn a whole bunch of variations to the Shim Sham!

Prices 
Tandem Charleston – 20 euro (14 euro for student)
Stealing or Shim Sham – 10 euro (7 euro for student)
All three workshops – 30 euro (21 for student)

Register here!

Partnered Charleston Workshop

Want to learn how to dance partnered Charleston? Whether you’ve never danced before or are an experienced Lindy Hopper looking to expand your partnered Charleston steps, we have something for you!

Join us for our 3 hour workshop. During the 3 hours Cengiz and Julia will introduce the basic step and a whole bunch of jazzy moves to add to your Charleston!

No need to sign up with a partner as we will match you with someone to ensure an even number of dancers as well as frequently rotating.

Prices:

Regular
– a couple (lead and follow) = EUR 50
– a single lead or follow = EUR 30

Student
– a couple (lead and follow) = EUR 40
– a single lead or follow = EUR 25

Time: 12.30 – 16.30, 23rd March 2019

Location: Fanfarezaal Sint Servatius, St. Theresiaplein 18

Register here!

Learn to Dance in a Day!

Peek into the basics of Lindy Hop in our 1-day crash course!

Want to learn the Lindy Hop? Would you like to work-out, socialise and have fun at the same time?

Join us for our Lindy Hop crash course. In 4 hours (with breaks) we will show you your left and right foot, teach you the basics of Lindy Hop and some fun moves which will get you dancing in no time. 

Prices:

Regular
– a couple (lead and follow) = EUR 60
– a single lead or follow = EUR 40

Student
– a couple (lead and follow) = EUR 50
– a single lead or follow = EUR 30

Time: 13.30 – 17.30, 17th March 2019

Location: Fanfarezaal Sint Servatius, St. Theresiaplein 18

Register here!