Lindy Hop classes at the university sports center
In the coming semester we finally start with classes again!
Classes in winter term 2021/22
Lindy Hop Beginners with Flo and Johnny
Wednesdays at gymnastics hall: 9:30pm - 10:30pm
This beginners class is an experiment for everyone passionate about dancing. We want to teach Lindy Hop focusing especially on the music and the feeling of the dance. Together with you we want to discover elements of the Lindy Hop and get creative. We want to shape move freely, instead of restricting them to a unitary form. Also, everyone will learn both roles, following and leading. You'll learn everything you need to be able to dance with other Lindy Hoppers on socials. A good sense of rhythm and/or experience with other dances are a plus, but not a must. The most important thing is having lots of fun!
Lindy Hop Basics Refresher with Jan and Selina
Tuesdays at DAV gymnasium: 5:15pm - 6:30pm
You already took a beginners class (level 1) and were just about to get comfortable dancing Lindy Hop when Corona came? Or you collected experience on higher levels so long ago that now you want to revisit your basics without having to start from 0 again? Then this class is perfect for you!
We refresh the most important basics and recover you from the Corona-Low. And we won't be bored, look forward to new moves, variations and stylings! We will partially build on level 1, so you should be familiar with the basic steps and know some simple dance moves (or have known them, so that we can rediscover them together ;-)).
Lindy Hop Advanced with Julia, Steffi and surprise guests
Thursdays at Hermann-Hepper-Halle: 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Your love for Lindy Hop is unshakeable and your dance hibernation during the pandemic was filled with dreams of socials with wild jam circles in showers of confetti to the sounds of a great band? (or maybe you were just drinking tee and playing chess?) You've come to the right place! We revitalize our dancing spirits and lead you back into a land before our time, in which Swing Outs and Tandem Charlestons live. We dance quite a bit more than basic steps, work together on our rediscovered connection, experiment with musicality and provide you a lot of new input!
No worries if you haven't danced in a while, we'll pick you up where you are now. However, we recommend to at least have two years of experience with classes and socials (or less experience, but lots of motivation to practice) Welcome to the advanced level!
Solo Jazz for Lindy Hoppers with Maike and surprise guests
Wednesdays at gymnastics hall: 5:15pm - 6:30pm
You are dancing Lindy Hop passionately and want to take your first steps into the wonderful world of Solo Jazz? Your last Solo Jazz class has been a while ago and you want to refresh your repertoire= This class is for you! It is directed at everyone who already dances some Lindy Hop and wants to learn the basics of Solo Jazz. Until Christmas, Maike will introduce Solo Jazz, and from then on we will build on what we learned and explore the connection to Lindy Hop, especially regarding connection and musicality. For the Lindy part you will need some experience (as e.g. from a beginners class), the Solo Jazz part has no prerequisites. As we dance both alone as with a partner, pairwise registration is required.
A few words on Solo Jazz: Solo Jazz emerged in the beginning of the 1920s in the afro-american community alongside dances like the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. Together with Jazz music, it changed and evolved over several decades. Solo Jazz is perfect for both dancing alone and jamming with others, and many moves can be creatively integrated into other dances: It offers a vast repertoire of simple but expressive moves that reflect and complement the rhythms of the music. The dance is very musical. The basics are also a great foundation to learn famous jazz routines such as the Shim Sham, Jitterbug Stroll or Big Apple, to develop your own style, and bring variety and fun into your (partner) dancing. We approach Solo Jazz with small exercises to movement patterns and musicality, jazz steps and variations, and create small routines.
New classes always start at the beginning of the new semester! Registration opens 19.10.2021 via the Website of the university sports center, so we have no influence over the distribution of available spots.
If you have questions about the classes or are uncertain which class would be best for you, don't hesitate to ask via mail to: email@example.com!
During classes we change partners regularly to prepare for dancing on socials. Pairwise registration is required nonetheless to balance Followers and Leaders. Note that everyone can choose to lead or follow regardless of gender, but you should stick to that role throughout a class! You also don't have to be a student to register. Due to the limited participant number,participation for the first 3 classes is obligatory. If you don't show up without notice, your spot will go to a person on the waiting list.
Still looking for a dance partner? Ask around at one of our socials, via the Sports Partner Portal (german, set "Sportart" to "Tänze") or in our Facebook group (or ask us for our Whatsapp-Group via firstname.lastname@example.org!).
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