In collaboration with the PhD Academy, we are excited to announce that coming from Brussels we have two wonderful teachers, Alex & Jill, who will be teaching two levels of workshops for absolute beginners and intermediate dancers! Following the classes we’ll have an evening party with live music from the Jack Million Swing Cats!
13:00 – 15:15 Level 1
16:00 – 18:15 Level 2
20:30 – 1:00 Evening Swing Party with the Jack Million Swing Cats (band begins at 21:30)
Level 1: This level is meant for absolute beginners. Whether you have no dance experience at all or some experience in another dance, this level is perfect for you!
Level 2: This level requires some prior experience with 6 and 8-count footwork. Students who have previously taken our “Intro to Swing Part 1” course or an equivalent are all set.
Workshop and Party Location: Dans- en partycentrum Bernaards (Brusselsestraat 97)
Regular : 20€ regular / 16€ (early bird*)
Maastricht University PhD Affiliates : 12€ / 8€ (early bird*)
*Early bird prices end on November 15th!
Evening Party : 5€ (includes 1 drink coupon); free entry for workshop goers
About Alex and Jill
Jill De Muelenaere
Jill started dancing when she was a child. She is now trained in classical ballet, modern jazz and jazz dance, contemporary dance, yoga and pilates. She has been occasionally teaching these different disciplines for the past years, sharing her time between her passion for dancing, her work as a contemporary dance producer, a massage therapist and a yoga instructor. She discovered Lindy hop while at University and since then has been teaching and attending numerous workshops around Europe. Jill has placed in a number of international Lindy hop competitions and is now teaching in Brussels and Belgium regularly. In Lindy hop her goal is to create a joyful yet challenging and encouraging experience for everyone allowing each dancer to develop his/her own individuality on the social dance floor.
Alex has been dancing from a very early age. He started with breakdancing and other hip-hop dances. He has been teaching for the past ten years and took part in many competitions. Henceforth, his passion and his will to share continue with authentic jazz dances and Lindy Hop.
Check out Alex and Jill in action below!
About the Jack million Swing Cats
Also hailing from Belgium, the Jack Million Swing Cats, a smaller version of the Jack Million Band, is an international band under direction of Jack Coenen. The band is specialized in the music of the Swing Era and is renowned as a world-class authentic interpretation of the repertoire of Glenn Miller. Its’ wide musical range includes the music of Frank Sinatra, the great Big Bands as well as up to date dancing and ballroom music.