Lindy hop is a fast, swinging partner dance that evolved from the 1920s to the 1950s in the jazz clubs and ballrooms of New York. The Afro-American population danced the night away to live music by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basi. Lindy hop includes elements of jazz, tap and charleston. The style allows dancers (whether leading or following) a lot of room for improvisation, and is well known for its cheerful, upbeat music and much laughing and smiling.

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X offers a beginners course, which will prepare you for the social dance floor. You dance with a partner and learn how to lead and follow. You learn a wide range of moves, and towards the end of the course, you learn to improvise. After a few lessons learning the basics of Lindy Hop, you'll be up on the dance floor with a wide grin on your face before you know it.

The beginners course is perfect for you if you have no experience at all in this type of dance. In seven lessons you will learn the basics of this dance. After completing this course, you can move on to the next level, intermediate. If you feel you have not yet mastered the basics, you can of course register again for the beginners course.

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Becky Tomas

Becky has been dancing Lindy Hop for ten years, and started working as a dance teacher 5 years ago. She is a teacher at S&C and also at dance schools in Delft and Rotterdam. She has taught Lindy Hop in Maastricht, Groningen, and Exeter, in the UK, as well as teaching at a large International event 'Swingdom' in Utrecht. She is also part of the swing dance event planning group 'Roffaswing', and organises an International event in Rotterdam every year, named 'Harbour Hop'.

Jeroen Wolfs

During the Lindy Hop intermediate course you will continue from the basics that you have learned in the beginners course. During these lessons, you will expand your knowledge on basic steps and learn challenging new moves. The emphasis in this course is on leading and following in turns and rotations. After the course, you're sure to impress with a wide range of moves on the dance floor.

The intermediate course is perfect for you if you have followed the beginners course at X or have already gained 6-12 months of experience in this dance elsewhere. The content of the course varies per course and can therefore be followed several times.

 

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Becky Tomas

Becky has been dancing Lindy Hop for ten years, and started working as a dance teacher 5 years ago. She is a teacher at S&C and also at dance schools in Delft and Rotterdam. She has taught Lindy Hop in Maastricht, Groningen, and Exeter, in the UK, as well as teaching at a large International event 'Swingdom' in Utrecht. She is also part of the swing dance event planning group 'Roffaswing', and organises an International event in Rotterdam every year, named 'Harbour Hop'.

Jeroen Wolfs

During the advanced course you will learn how to do the defining move of Lindy Hop: the swingout! We also dive into the wonderful world of the charleston. After this course, you will know how to dance to both slow and up-tempo music.

The advanced course is perfect for you if you have more than a year's experience in this type of dance. The content of the course varies per course and can therefore be followed several times.

 

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Becky Tomas

Becky has been dancing Lindy Hop for ten years, and started working as a dance teacher 5 years ago. She is a teacher at S&C and also at dance schools in Delft and Rotterdam. She has taught Lindy Hop in Maastricht, Groningen, and Exeter, in the UK, as well as teaching at a large International event 'Swingdom' in Utrecht. She is also part of the swing dance event planning group 'Roffaswing', and organises an International event in Rotterdam every year, named 'Harbour Hop'.

Jeroen Wolfs