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How do you create a class, that will allow everyone to leave feeling happy, excited, challenged and satisfied, with their achievements, even if you have are beginners and advanced dancers in the same class? Joseph and Charlotte, will give some key formulas to use in your class or workshop planning.

Lead & Follow exercises and variations

Get to know more advanced variations of well known figures.

Combining 6 and 8 count patterns made easy

How to slide? What is balance? What is flow? Where to put it? How to use them in dance? Challenge yourself with new slide moves!

Get started on your 20s Partner Charleston journey this weekend with Sharon & Juan!

Learn some aerials recently seen in their 2019 showcase routine. Unique to them ... be prepared to use those muscles :)

Working on body mechanics: bounce, triple steps, touch steps, swingin' hips, relexation, body tension etc. Those are very important tools to bring a nice flow in your dancing. We have put a lot of work and thoughts in these things to get a better understanding how our bodies are working. We want to share our knowledge with you to give you a better understanding and improve your teaching skills.

They are milions ways of changing places. Let's try to learn as many as possible - or maybe create your own?

Footwork, footwork, footwork

How to use each others momentum to get the desired result. Make your lindy hop flow.

Master rhythm variations and apply them to your dancing to create your own footwork and/or swing out variations to match the melody, hit the breaks and add rhythmical ideas.

Flashy, fancy, tricky solo and couple moves in 20s Partner Charleston. If you want to be fancy come and learn with us!

Learn some of the classic aerials as seen in the movie Hellzapoppin! You'll learn not only the moves, but also the techniques to make them happen safely.

What makes for an amazing class experience? With 32 yrs of combined teaching experience we will discuss our top tips to make you a successful hometown or traveling instructor and teaching trends over 2 decades!!!

We will be learning the technique of leading and following the impulses after the first triplestep - opening the doors for many figures involving such impulses

Jazz moves and steps in Boogie dancing.

Improve your triple steps and have some fun with them. New ideas and new figures for your vocabulary...

Learn how to scat and make your own rhythm variations

Learn some of the key 'must know', yet fun historical moves from the cheeky 1920's charleston to the classic breakaway. Joseph & Charlotte, will show you how it all links to the history of the Lindy Hop.

Don’t be afraid !!

Teaching musicality is still an issue for teachers. In this class we will provide and share our personnal technics, exercises, and philosophy about musicality

Over rotational figures that requires to improve your leading and following.

Figures and variations involving hand to shoulder position

Is your Swingout truly connected? If so, you will be able to modify the shape and feel of a crucial moment in the figure and create cool figures off of it. Followers will learn how to be sensitive to these modifications.

Moving into the next dimension

From 20s to Break-away! Learn to go from the basic charleston to the swing out. Kicks are granted!!!

An air step inspired by the famous backpack! Come with a partner!

Triple Time Basic is the most used and versatile basic in Boogie Woogie. Learn your first basic steps in triple step timing and combine them with basic moves as under arm turn (tuck turn), changing places and back to closed position. This is all you need to be able to go on the dance floor and have a good time! Everything else is decoration of that foundation.

Musical individuality as a fragrance to the couple

Discover some fancy ways to move your legs in dancing instead of doing basic steps (but keeping the flow!)

Did you know that a figure can have the same start but end in very different ways? We'll teach you!

How to seperate your body during movements

We will focus on how to perform and co-operate with each other in social competitions such as Jack'n'Jills and see what is needed to be spotted by the judges among other dancers.

As Lindy Hop was developed over a few decades (20s till 50s) it consists of a lot of different basics, figures and styles. In the beginning the music was mainly uptempo (it came out of Charleston) and therefore a lot of kick elements can be found in Lindy Hop. Start your first Lindy experience with 6-count elements as jig walk, under arm turn (tuck turn), change places, bring back to closed position and mess around. The music will be a bit upbeat which is necessary for that kind of basic.

Lindy Hop is not only a dance in which dancers are holding hands and "following and leading". Break Away from your partner, share some of your best "jazz steps" and get back to it, as nothing happened. It's fun, it's liberating and it's part of the tradition!

More turns! We gonna use the power of turns to create new figures. 
Let get dizzy together!

Learn the famous routine that is danced around the world and was choreographed by Frankie Manning end of the 1990s.

One of Dean Collins signature footwork sequences for leaders and followers

Lets work on some moves and the technique behind for those moments when the band get excited - and so we do ;)

Southern California "SoCal" Lindy Class

Pure Balboa is the origin of Balboa dancing. It’s danced in closed position with intricate footwork. Start easy with the single time basic to move around the dance floor. Get the right pulse, body position, basic rhythm, add a little slide to your footwork, and learn the come-around in closed position.

We plan to cover some footwork, Pure Bal, and Bal-Swing in this hour - a little bit of everything.

How to listen and feel your partner and create movements together

Shag is a fun and very easy to learn Swing dance and is characterized by a lot of hopping and kicking. Learn with ease the 6-count basic step with the hop basic and add some cool basic moves in closed, side-by-side and open position (e.g. travelling, separation, change places, tuck turn, turning on a spot). After you have mastered those steps, we will get your feet fast and off the floor with some up-tempo music. Come and learn how to make the magic happen! Bring some extra shirts! It’s gonna be hot! Slow-Slow-Quick-Quick is the rhythm of your day!

Using whip techniques in your shag basics, camel hops and shagouts!

Learn the basics of the authentic, the funny, the scandalous and incredibly energetic 1920s Charleston.

Explore swinging 8th note rhythm & steps representing it as well as see how you can use syncopation to variate your jazz footwork.

Repeat the figures from your first class and extend your repertoire with easy and fun figures, e.g. changing places with different hand changes, the sliding door or other cool stuff. NULL

Figures with contraposition of soft and tough lead

Let's create a routine out of the social moves which will help to make your dancing flow

Varying the intensity in the lead

During this class you will learn ways to be able to create your own stuff by adding some variation into your dancing.

Let’s have a large and elegant dance to perform in a slow round

A very cool and popular step is the 8-count Lindy Charleston. Learn the basic Lindy Charleston step with your partner and add some nice elements as pecking, slide back, and other cool stuff as hand-to-hand Charleston and kick around.

Try to find the right connection within the movement. We will work on the connection movement, how to create, use and play with it.

We will bring your Lindy hop to the new level. Discover how you can stay more fluid in your partner dancing.

Learn the classic Whitey's Lindy Hoppers routine "2nd Stops" from two of the original members: Sugar and Barbara.

Fun with a 4 count Roll in and out coming from a sugar push with different exits

Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan Styling

Improve your individual and couple rhythms in Lindy Hop

The classic Californian dance of the 30s, Balboa is all about slick footwork. Come and learn how to make the magic happen! Improve your Pure Bal with variations and additional footwork by using ad-lib steps. Extend your quicks and slows in different counts and directions. In a short time, you will be able to glide around the floor doing some simple but cool footwork.

Improve your flow of rhythm by using syncopation footworks. How to add rhythm changes in your dance where they wouldn't occur into your regular moves.

Back in the days they danced to all the songs from the bands. Now that we are advanced and we understand the dance we are ready to face and enjoy slow tempos.

After the hot lesson before you deserved a break! Learn some cool breaks, e.g. break to the front and/or to the side, the side-by-side break or the hip-to-hip break. It’s going be fun!

The heart of Shag is in your feet. We'll play with some footworks to set the dance floor on fire.

Focusing on your core and different shapes your body can take, this class will teach you how to fill the space with your basics. You will learn to engage your basic jazz steps and built up your own moves by simple exercises and a small choreography.

Exploring and loving all sorts of jazz kicks, technique and tricks.

The speed of the music at the parties vary a lot. Triple time basic is perfect for slow and medium speed, but hard to execute to fast music. We want you to teach you how to enjoy dancing to fast music with little steps. Single Time basic is the perfect solution for that. You can use all the figures you have learned in the classes before. With all that foundation you will have the party of your life!

Get creative with your basics - all the new moves will come from you!

We'll teach you the good ol' twist around, and how to put your own spice to it.

Mix of spin and directions for fantastic variations

Don’t break the energy in your lead and follow

How to easily get points from the judges

After learning the 6- and 8-count kick elements we will pack the content of both classes into a nice exercise routine and extend your repertoire with the skip-ups, high kick, walk around and/or knee slaps. A lot of things to learn. You will have your party of the day!

Working on cool moves around the Tandem and the Hand to Hand Charleston

Learn how to personalise lead and follow techniques.

The famous routine was originally choreographed by Frankie Manning for the movie "Hellzapoppin'". It was a little part of the Hellzapoppin' Routine, but was also used in many other clips and routines of Whiteys Lindy Hoppers. It's danceable to many kinds of tempo. It's the standard routine every Lindy Hopper should know!

Sugar pushes into turn variations into whips!

Learn how to create cool leadable and improvised slides for both leaders and followers, that can be used on the social dance floor. Joseph & Charlotte will also make appropriate historical references. NB: Leather soled shoes or socks would be ideal.. :-)

Slow or fast Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan Styling

Crab Walks & Paddles are two classic and eye-catching Balboa ad-lib moves. They got their names by the look of the movement. Enjoy learning and mastering these two cool steps!

How to get in and how to get out a swing move in Balboa? This class will help you to get a smooth flow in your transitions from Pure Bal to Bal Swing and back.

We'll be taking some of the Bal-Swing Classics and putting a new spin on them to spice up your repertoire.

Extend your vocabulary with some exciting figures, so you are ready to shag all night through!

Learn how to get in and out of 'tandem/back" Shag, some variations and rhythm patterns

Let's get modern! Put your Charleston and Jazz basic steps in to funky and modern song :)

We are going to dance to a slow jazz tune, focusing on the song which inspires us to do different moves. We will work on body control , dancing with our arms, and dancing with amplitude.

Learn the Art of the Tease with Sharon Davis - better known on the burlesque stage as Bonnie Fox! Winner of the World Burlesque Games and voted "Most Dazzling Dancer" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Bonnie will introduce you to this sensual dance style in no time!

Learn the basics of the authentic, the funny, the scandalous and incredibly energetic 1920s Charleston.

Preparations & easy aerials

Fun moves to spice up your socialdancing and show off

If you don't yet know this iconic line dance, you need to come and learn it! Originally a tap dance based on a standard swing structure, it was adapted by the Lindy Hop community and Frankie Manning made it a tradition to dance it altogether in big parties and festivals.

In my lessons, I take great value on working with the strength of your own body. You will lern to improve the basic attitude in all ways of dancing. But the major focus in this class will be the improvement of your turning moves. My goal for you will be to protect your body while spinning and dancing, simply to improve the awareness of it. A dancing partner is not necessary for this class.

Get a taste of West Coast Swing for swing dancers.

New in the world of Blues? Welcome! Come and check out the basic and the fundamentals of this beautiful dance. After this class you will know enough to enjoy a Blues night!

Learn the basic step and some cool moves for your first dance. For those who have never danced Shag before or want to brush up the basics.

Learn the basics of St. Louis Shag, an up-tempo, highly rhythmic dance consisting of cool kicks and triple steps!

Do you like lifts and safe rotations? Don’t miss the chance to watch the stars

Learn the first part of this classic routine choreographed by Frankie Manning so you can be part of it when it is danced in the evenings.

Let's work on slow tempos, but really bluesy, with harmonics, guitars, drums and all the sound from Chicago. We will groove but really slow.

A Hollywood-style twist on the basic Shim Sham, making it not so basic anymore! We'll learn the first part of Dean Collins' version of this well-known dance in this class. Join the second class to learn the end!

It isn't scary! It is all about technique

Learn the famous Killer Boogie solo routine to join the cool bunch on the dance floor. Don't forget extra shirts and towels.

Join us for some St. Louis Shag adventures with fun basics variations to make your dancing more colourful and joyful!

Learn the classic Whitey's Lindy Hoppers routine "1st Stops" from two of the original members: Sugar and Barbara.

Learn the legendary Solo Jazz routine from the 30s created by the chorus line girls and used by Norma Miller!

Triple Time Basic is the most used and versatile basic in Boogie Woogie. Learn your first basic steps in triple step timing and combine them with basic moves as under arm turn (tuck turn), changing places and back to closed position. This is all you need to be able to go on the dance floor and have a good time! Everything else is decoration of that foundation.

Keep the bounce, feel the beat

Funny variations on the first triple step

Making your body the leader and the follower

Add some salt into your Sugar push! The Sugar push is a basic element of the dance. We will work together on how to vary the move and how you can use the same technique in other basic stuff.

Experiment with the classic boogie figures and find different ways to do them.

Let's work on the figure and get to know how to adapt it to the music and what are the ways to make it fit perfect to the song.

In the late 30s/early 40s the styles and steps have changed according to the music. The triple step was brought into the Lindy Hop and it suited well to slow and mid-fast tempi. Learn the 6- and 8-count basic first and then concentrate on 6-count basic moves for the first class: 6-count basic, send out, change places and bring back to closed position.

This will not be a history lesson about dates and places. Lindy Hop is not just a set of movements to be memorised. This will be a chance to learn how a black community and its culture shaped the musicians that created jazz and the dancers that expressed themselves through it. Lindy Hop is a form of cultural, emotional expression that has a hundred years of history. Come to this session and learn how you are part of it. (c) Lindy Hop Jersey

How to responsibly break free from patterns and "close leading and following" to express yourself without disrupting the flow of the dance.

Are you ready to challenge yourself with cool, original and flashy footworks? We are waiting for you!

Have you ever wanted the power to bend time? Through refining your connection and partnership abilities, you’ll be able to create gooey and contrasting musicality by stretching out or speeding up your dancing.

During this class you will learn ways to be able to create your own variations by adding some spice into your social dancing.

The double time basic is the other very important basic step for Balboa. It’s helpful to dance to up-tempo music and a very essential basic step of Bal-Swing. Bal-Swing is the swing dance version of Balboa with a lot of open movements and turns. Learn the double time basic with kicks and tabs and how to combine single time and double time basic in one basic step as it is needed in the come around.

How to use these turns in basic movements, keep the flow and feel free

Adding the cool element of slides as styling to your Balboa will take you to that next level of awesomeness. We may have some spills & thrills as we push the envelope on your balance and footwork with split, heel toe, double heel, circle slides and more

Shag has a lot of different footwork variations, but always in the slow-slow-quick-quick rhythm. Learn the basic in a kicking version and some fun moves in different dance positions. You should bring some extra shirts as we will have some up-tempo music for you, too.

Learn some cool moves and steps and challenge yourself to combine them in small fast combos

Explore the ways how to understand and creatively dance to blues form in jazz songs using the basic jazz steps!

Start jiving the English way!

The dip that keeps on dipping!

Boogie Woogie is enriched with nice turns and spins. Those are not easy to learn but super cool to do. Learn your basic right and left turns for leads and follows and some nice combinations as lead turns, open turns, right-left-turn combination.

Boogie Woogie isn't more than a basic step, a left and a right turn: So we bring the turn into your repertoire. Learn nice figures and start to spin.

A couple of alternatives to the classical tuck turn

Figures involving back to back position and exercises to improve your couple turns

Change the rythm of your feet and improve your style

Would you be able to dance with triple steps ONLY ?

The original is always the best! What's your originality?

Have a short repetition of the figures of your first class and extend your repertoire with easy and fun figures: Frankie's promenade (6-count), under arm turn (tuck turn) and shoulder shake.

Put your basic on the side and have some fun with your feet. Excited? We too!

Inspired by Norma Miller's 'Gimme da Beat', Joseph & Charlotte, will show you, step by step, how to take your swing dancing to the next level, by adding a range of venacular Jazz and creative movement.

We want to work on the #1 step of the lindy hop - the Swing Out. Starting with an easy swing out by adding rhythmic and fancy variations.

Already have a good knowledge of the Classic Lindy Hop moves? There's always more to learn.

Concepts, body movement systems as an individual and as a couple, how to practice systematically and how to use it on your benefit to either have a better understanding of what you already know or use it to create new and unexplored movement.

The Lollies are ad-lib steps consisting of slows only. Use your double time basic for the Lollie Kicks which look so gracious on the follows due to the rotating hip movement. Add turns in between (inside and outside turns – possible for follows and leads) and add the come around to start and finish up. You will love this class!

Let's get dizzy - turns, spins, pivots, paddles, ... here you get your basic technique and moves to play with.

Surprise your partner with a dip, a slide and make her shine

There are so many exciting and easy to dance figures in Shag. Learn new moves and incorporate some turns.

Shag out technique, styling and our favourite variations.

Class about breaks classic and not only, existing once and how to compose yours through form and music.

Learn swift rocking and jiving twist and turns.

Learn a fun trick combination! Come with a partner!

After you have learned your basic turns we want to spice them up a little and put them into nice combinations, e.g. guys turn in changing places, right and left spin from the back, using different hands and other cool stuff.

A fun Boogie class where we will work and experiment with the art of improvising in our social dancing.

How to put some logic in your dance, to make it easy

You're already dancing very well, but now it's going to be unique. Put your personal stamp on dance figures and let them shine in a new light.

Go back to review your basics and make them swing.

Speedy variety of the classical swingout

How to make a highlight? Let's see...

After you have mastered your 6-count basic elements we will start to use the 8-count basic step you have learned in the first class for the 8-count circle. Learn how to rotate 360 degrees with your partner in one 8-count. For a fun finale you will learn Frankie' points - a favorite step of many beginners.

Add some pizazz - the art of a great dance!

Working on perfecting your swing out and pimp them up with some fancy variations

Fun ways of how to incorporate breakaway steps in your social dancing

See and feel the differences between these iconic Lindy Hop couples. Some would define this as Savoy vs Smooth/Hollywood. We define it as pure fun & enjoyment of fantastic variations you can add anytime to your Lindy.

Cool footwork, cool moves, cool movement, cool music

It’s time to get a little break! Start with cross over breaks by using the single time basic step and go back to closed Balboa position. After you have worked on twist/swivel movements in the Lollie Kicks you are well-prepared for a little spice-up of the cross over breaks. Get the hips twisting and the skirts twirling in those exciting twist breaks.

Let's explore all the possibilities of the out and in, and discover a brand new world

The close connection makes Balboa special in all the Swing Dances. Take the chance and give it a try to dance 100% together, listening and feeling rhythms and different texture in stepping - it's magic!

Your Shag bag of goodies holds a lot of surprises and interesting stuff. Enrich your Shag repertoire with some ad-lib steps (extending quicks or slows) and decorate your footwork with some cool variations, e.g. click basic, camel kicks or other interesting surprises.

Let’s open the box of daring to be different and dance shag as if nobody is watching. We bring you some old school moves and inspiration to be ‘risky’ and creative in shag – highly dedicated to Fred & Betty Christopherson.

Fun games to improve your improvisation. Be creative by using simple tips and your jazz friends!

EN: Rockabilly-Jive or better Rock'n'Roll of the 50's is easy to learn and is a lot of fun from the first step. There is no fixed basic step, with a few simple steps you can sweep over the parquet within a very short time. Let yourself be surprised. Pairwise would be nice ..... We would like to pass on to you the joy of life in this dance... just give it a try! **** DE: Rockabilly-Jive oder besser Rock'n'Roll der 50er Jahre ist einfach zu lernen und macht vom ersten Schritt an viel Spaß. Es gibt keinen festgelegten Grundschritt, mit wenigen Handgriffen kann man innerhalb kürzester Zeit über's Parket fegen. Laßt euch überraschen. Paarweise wäre schön .....Wir möchten euch die Lebensfreude an diesem Tanz weitergeben...einfach mal ausprobieren!

Dips and tricks from the movie "Don't Knock the Rock"

Learn the basics of the authentic, the funny, the scandalous and incredibly energetic 1920s Charleston.

Learn the basics of the authentic, the funny, the scandalous and incredibly energetic 1920s Charleston.

You will need a partner, however we focus on making things manageable for everyone

Learn some nice but not complicated partnering moves which are pleasant for both of you.

If you don't yet know this iconic line dance, you need to come and learn it! Originally a tap dance based on a standard swing structure, it was adapted by the Lindy Hop community and Frankie Manning made it a tradition to dance it altogether in big parties and festivals.

Discover the vocabulary jazz steps & their variations as well as break steps all put together and making sense in a jazz form of AABA.

The question that has been making the rounds in the scene of recent times. Harlem Roots, African, American. So many titles but what do Modern Lindy Hoppers think? Where are we taking the art form. How can we as modern day lindy hoppers move forward in peace with the legacy given to us?

Get a taste of Balboa and experience what makes it such a cool dance. Previous knowledge is not required.

New in the world of Blues? Welcome! Come and check out the basic and the fundamentals of this beautiful dance. After this class you will know enough to enjoy a Blues night!

This English way of dancing makes you move quickly on the dance floor all the evening through. Get a first impression of this upbeat dance and learn how to move smoothly in a swift rockin’ and jivin’ dance style. Easy to learn for all levels of dancers, the basics will already make you move around on the dance floor that night.

Learn the basic step and some cool moves for your first dance. For those who have never danced Shag before or want to brush up the basics.

Learn the basics of St. Louis Shag, an up-tempo, highly rhythmic dance consisting cool kicks and triple steps!

Keys for a good spinner - make your world turn

This English way of dancing makes you move quickly on the dance floor all the evening through. Get a first impression of this upbeat dance and learn how to move smoothly in a swift rockin’ and jivin’ dance style. Easy to learn for all levels of dancers, the basics will already make you move around on the dance floor that night.

Learn the second part of this classic routine choreographed by Frankie Manning so you can be part of it when it is danced in the evenings.

How to get that yummy connection and dynamic musicality at the same time, truly expressing tension and release through the control of your timing.

A Hollywood-style twist on the basic Shim Sham, making it not so basic anymore! In this second part of Dean Collins' version you won't even recognize the Shim Sham anymore – but the moves and rhythms are so smooth!

Learn Jean's trademark moves and stylings.

The Stew is a vintage warm-up choreography used by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers to warm up before practicing their routines. This routine is often called the Mama’s Stew routine as Mama Lu Parks very famously performed it together.

In every swing dance you can use single time, triple time and double time basic. In Boogie Woogie they are mostly used in 6-counts. Triple time allows you to be very versatile; single time makes it easy to dance to fast music and double time allows you to use your body in a different way, e.g. more hip movement. Double time is not as flexible as triple time, but looks amazing in certain figures, e.g. side touches, rubberlegs, flirts. Learn your first basic steps in double timing (touch step) and add some basic moves as under arm turn (tuck turn), send out, changing places and back to closed position.

A smart routine to improve your music interpretation skills

Anyone can make a basic step - here come variations. Looking relaxed and easy while dancing and interpreting the music in your feet.

Who said only Lindy Hoppers can swivel? Let's change that and use them. It's so much fun!

Vary the length of basic movements

What can we do to make our dance interesting for each other. Let's add some spice to our boogie woogie soup.

All you need to be the best in a competition !

Lindy Hop consists mostly of 6- and 8-count basic steps. The 6-count basic has been covered in the other track. Now it's time to concentrate on the 8-count basic. Starting with the Lindy position jockey (single time) to get into the 8-count basic step (triple time). Move around in your basic and add fun and easy moves as the flip flop, the 8-count promenade with pecking (leaders and followers in front) and he goes/she goes.

These are the moves you NEED to have in your pocket as a Lindy Hopper.

All these three are connected!

Technique, body awareness, organic movement and sense of team work to improve your dancing regardless of tempo.

Vary your basic rythms and make your dancing even more interesting and fun.

Spice up your triple step, be creative with your rhythm

The Outs & Ins are a very essential part of Bal-Swing. They allow you to put some breathing and momentum into the dancing. For the standard version of the Outs & Ins you will work with the single time basic. Use them for the transition step, cross over breaks and Maxi’s cross over step or rotate with them.

Incorporate Slides in Balboa

Like two asteroids tethered by a rope, Out & Ins are as dynamic as the laws of physics themselves. Learn how to transfer momentum between you and your partner to add new dynamics to your Balboa.

Get fun and musical with these shag variations!

Don't hesitate to learn a great tool in your shag dancing: slowing down and speeding up the basics

Come with me in this journey back to the wild 20s and learn some of the most emblematic figures!

Repeat the figures from your first class and extend your repertoire with easy and fun figures, e.g. side touches, jig walk (kick steps), changing places with different hand changes, the sliding door or other cool stuff.

So so so so so many variations of tuck turns, the only limit is 60 minutes! ;-)

Find new dancemoves by exploring your dance library and use the methods we give you.

Let’s improve your body control in a boogie routine

Let's follow our followers.

Dare to do something that is outside the "norm"!

Techniques and ideas that might help your slowfeeling

The Circle and the Swing Out are a very essential part of the Lindy Hop. They look "easy" but will be challenging the first time. Get your first experience! Learn to swing out from closed position and get back into the circle from the open position.

I want to break free! Let's Jazz up your Lindy Hop! How you can inspire each other and have tons of fun!

Incorporating Jazz into Social Lindy Hop

Learn some smart patterns, social moves, basic rhythms and how to match them to the music

Spice up your charleston basics, be creative with your rhythm

We gonna dig inside of different break times: how to lead it, how to do it and how to make it fitting the music!

The Throw Out is the swing out of Balboa-Swing and the most eye-catching step of this dance. It’s a bit tricky at the first time but you will master it! Use the Outs & Ins to get the momentum for the Throw Out and return to the Come Around with an Inside Turn.

A "must-have" for Balboa Dancers! We will give you inspirations to enlarge your repertoire by dancing to slow Swing Music.

Macro and micro musicalities and how to use them from followers and leaders point of views.

Shag like superman and discover different ways to be awesome.

The coolest footwork variations to spice up your basics!

Come join me to explore different ways to practice & approach improvisation.

The speed of the music at the parties vary a lot. Triple time basic is perfect for slow and medium speed, but hard to execute to fast music. We want you to teach you how to enjoy dancing to fast music with little steps. Single Time basic is the perfect solution for that. You can use all the figures you have learned in the classes before. With all that foundation you will have the party of your life!

A good dance is based on trust: Therefore you have to lead and follow. Learn the basics of the technique with beautiful figures and enjoy learning new things.

Technique is important but fun is "importanter" ;). Let's have fun in couple dancing in easy but cheesy way!

How to make more, better and different spins in different timing.

We'll talk and learn about how to adapt your dancing to a faster tempo.

Build a figure, and adapt it to the music

Learn the history and its importance behind what we call Boogie Woogie today.

Twist aka swivel steps are a very pretty styling for the follows. Exchange your rock step into twist/swivel steps. Learn to swivel on a spot and to twist around the leader. After managing the swivels, you can exchange almost every rock-step in open position into swivel steps. Use the swivels in open position to come back to the circle. You will love this class!

Flashy moves will let you look like an advanced dancer!

Let's talk music - how to listen, dance and enjoy it more and more!

Brexit or NoBrexit - Swing out the London way :D Part of Old School London Lindy Hop moves and grooves routine

Smooth and soulful LA Style swing. Cool footwork and variations

In this class we will work on new ideas, new ways to move your body with no classic moves - but still Lindy Hop.

Dig deeper into the Throw Out. Add some spice and decoration with different handholds and leads. Super cool stuff!

Afraid of slippery floors After this class you will love to practice the most famous Balboa slides.

You will learn techniques for speeding up your mechanics of movement to feel safe and smooth on up tempo songs.

Peek-a-Boo brings playfulness to the dance and presence towards your partner. We combine it with classical moves as entrance and exit and in the flow where we can touch technical pointers like change of momentum, connection & rhythms.

Some call it Fall off the Log, some call it Single Shag, we call it rhythm variation.

Learn & practice different slides.

The stylish way to enter your drags with a little leg flip.

Learn how to add cool ground based dips and tricks, that could be used safe and socially, in a performance or in a Jam, that Joseph & Charlotte have used in different dance styles.

Use the golden opportunity and learn about Swing Dance history first-hand from the original swing dancers and legends Jean, Sugar and Barbara. Prepare your questions!

The original line dance created by Ryan Francois for the dance event "At Jitterbugs" in London that became a standard and went around the world.

Putting our own Twist on the famous Nitty Gritty Routine. 1960’s solo movement, mixed with attitude.

The dance craze of the late ‘50s to the early ‘60s! Rock‘n’Roll’s musical relative, solo, funny, limitless, with the characteristic twist of the waist and many enjoyable foot figures!

Get a taste of West Coast Swing for swing dancers

This English way of dancing makes you move quickly on the dance floor all the evening through. Get a first impression of this upbeat dance and learn how to move smoothly in a swift rockin’ and jivin’ dance style. Easy to learn for all levels of dancers, the basics will already make you move around on the dance floor that night.

Learn the basic step and some cool moves for your first dance. For those who have never danced Shag before or want to brush up the basics.

This English way of dancing makes you move quickly on the dance floor all the evening through. Get a first impression of this upbeat dance and learn how to move smoothly in a swift rockin’ and jivin’ dance style. Easy to learn for all levels of dancers, the basics will already make you move around on the dance floor that night.

Working on moves that will strengthen your stretch technique but at the same time your body movement / groove.

Learn a piece of my charleston dance choreography inspired by the Black Bottom dance & video clip.

Easy moves and material to interprete

"There's balance involved, there's movement involved...and still you must swing!" -Jimmy Slyde. Push your limits, come on over and dare to slide across the dance floor...in rhythm!

During the class you will learn about the main differences between Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop and some common Lindy Hop moves. We welcome all the Boogie dancers to the Lindy Hop world!

During the class you will learn about the main differences between Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop and some common Boogie Woogie moves. We welcome all the Lindy Hoppers to the Boogie Woogie world!

The Tranky Doo is a classic jazz dance choreography that was performed by a chorus girl in the 1940s at Club De Lisa in Chicago. Dancers took this routine and added their own flair and other steps to create an amazing routine with many vernacular jazz steps. Frankie Manning created a version to the song Tuxedo Junction. The most common version these days is from the Spirit Moves documentary film. It was danced by Al Minns, Leon James, and Peps Bethel. The Spirit Moves version doesn't show the very end, but steps were added from other original dance clips like a TV special with Marshal Stearns by the American Musical Theater where All Minns and Leon James showcase that routine during the end credits. In the Spirit Moves documentary the sound was artificially superimposed afterwards with the song "Dipsy Doodle" by Ella Fitzgerald. Therefore that Trankey Doo version is nowadays commonly dance to that song even it has a different musical structure. Since it is a fairly long routine it is split in two parts so you can learn it well.

Ideas how to use slides in your dancing

Explore the beauty of different rhythms in your Boogie basic.

-"Which step do I do here?" -"It depends on the lead" -"How do I lead this step?" -"It depends on the following"

A fun Lindy Hop class where we will work and experiment with the art of improvising in our socialdancing.

We'll work on a stomp off rhythm to style your Lindy Hop.

Learn how to add multiple spins to your social dancing. By the end of this class, you'll have some key spin drills, techniques and some unique advanced spin based moves for leaders and followers.

It's playtime for Leaders and Followers! This class is about creating a move together as a dancing couple - lead and follow 100%.

Touching on the basics - fun variations you can put in your blues dancing

Share with you more than 10 years of festivals organization problems and success

Boogie woogie is much more than just triple steps. Change a step and challenge your rhythm!

How to extend your repertoire with 8-count variations

Working on how to improve advanced transitions into more relaxed and fun stuff together.

Add some excitement with Charleston kicks

Expand your dance repertoire by learning how to use different types of steps for the same movement.

Working on using your stretch and connection with your partner to create cool smooth moves

Explore the concept of reversing rotations and unexpected exits.

Dance to the beautiful tunes from Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and all those greats who played in the Savoy. Together we will study a particular way of slow dancing: the Blues Idiom "Savoy Walk".

There has been a lot of demands placed on organizers with regards to Codes of Conduct, Safe Space, etc. Joel would like to hold a discussion with other organizers interested in hearing what we now feel are best practices, ideas, etc. He has experienced the full spectrum of issues in his local community, larger events, and traveling overseas. A great "safe space" to have an open discussion on all of it!!!

We'll teach you some new things that you can show off on the dancefloor.

A fun routine with some golden combinations of moves and fun stuff!

Slow boogie dancing gives us so much more variety of movements and different feelings then fast boogie dancing. Let's explore it together!

An introduction to musical phrasing. Learn how and when to use this concept to hit the music.

Using your partners momentum

Brexit or NoBrexit - Swing out the London way. Part 1 and 2 of a routine: Old School London Lindy Hop style. Keep focused, cos we ain't waiting for you. So if you missed the last bus or tube, you may well have to walk home. Innit.

We'll start with a "funky" hand throwout, turn to an "uncle" position, and finish off with a glorious "pizza" throw. Want to find out what that means? Join us to see and enjoy this fun combo and more!

Slow, cool and stylin' movement

Learn some of the key habits, that Joseph & Charlotte have used to develop a scene, create successful workshops and dance camps, that sell-out.

Learn the Art of the Tease with Sharon Davis - better known on the burlesque stage as Bonnie Fox! Winner of the World Burlesque Championships and voted "Most Dazzling Dancer" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Bonnie will introduce you to this sensual dance style in no time!

Learn the famous 1960’s line dance The Madison! The Madison is an amusing line dance that originated in the late 1950s. It probably has its origin in Chicago. Eddie Morrison was a disc jockey from Baltimore, who started to call dance steps to the dancers. Ray Bryant then had a hit tune with “The Madison Time”. He recorded the calling of the steps on the record. The basic consists of 6 counts. The different dance combinations consist of patterns that are run down or make playful references to the big stars of that time period. There were various successful versions, but “The Madison Time” is the most well known and famous one. A version of the dance resurfaced in 1988 in the John Waters movie “Hairspray”.

In this class we will fuse elements of the traditional solo jazz with modern ones and dance to a funky tune (R&B/Soul). It will be a fun way to finish this beautiful festival! :)

’T ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it – Shim Shag time! (The Shag variation of Shim Sham)

In my lessons, I take great value on working with the strength of your own body. You will lern to improve the basic attitude in all ways of dancing. But the major focus in this class will be the improvement of your turning moves. My goal for you will be to protect your body while spinning and dancing, simply to improve the awareness of it. A dancing partner is not necessary for this class.

Short of space? Too many people? Never enough space? Come to this class and you will learn to enjoy your dancing with only 1m².

The Tranky Doo is a classic jazz dance choreography that was performed by a chorus girl in the 1940s at Club De Lisa in Chicago. Dancers took this routine and added their own flair and other steps to create an amazing routine with many vernacular jazz steps. Frankie Manning created a version to the song Tuxedo Junction. The most common version these days is from the Spirit Moves documentary film. It was danced by Al Minns, Leon James, and Peps Bethel. The Spirit Moves version doesn't show the very end, but steps were added from other original dance clips like a TV special with Marshal Stearns by the American Musical Theater where All Minns and Leon James showcase that routine during the end credits. In the Spirit Moves documentary the sound was artificially superimposed afterwards with the song "Dipsy Doodle" by Ella Fitzgerald. Therefore that Trankey Doo version is nowadays commonly dance to that song even it has a different musical structure. Since it is a fairly long routine it is split in two parts so you can learn it well.

Come learn as much as you can of a new lindy hop routine :)

Many organizers have never thought about those topics when organizing an event or festival. Despite that these are one of the most important things to consider as possible consequences can be lawsuits and financial penalties. Even if they are aware of legal and tax requirements they often struggle due to the complicated matter or incorrect information. We had to learn it the hard way with Rock That Swing and our dance studio. We are no lawyers but we can share what's important so you can avoid those issues and troubles.