Lindy Hop classes in Amersfoort

Of course you are very welcome to join our Lindy Hop classes and events, also if you do not speak Dutch! On this page we’ll give you all the info you need – though we may occasionally refer you to a Dutch page if needed. Do you want to start dancing Lindy hop? Our new classes generally start in February and September.

Registration

You can register using our registration page. Registration is currently closed and will open on August 17.

Registration page

Try-out class

We don’t have any try-out classes planned, but we will communicate this as soon as possible once we plan one. Probably the first lesson of the new Lindy Beginners course.

If you want to know if Lindy Hop is something for you, join one of our taster classes. They are held right before the start of the new classes.
Check the agenda for more information or send us an e-mail.

Courses: September – December 2020

  • Level: These classes are for everyone without any previous Lindy Hop experience. We’ll start at the beginning, and you’ll learn cool moves and the basics of leading or following in groovewalk, triplesteps and charleston.
  • With or withour partner: Because of COVID-19 we’re probably not switching partners during class. For people without a dancing partner, we will try to help you find someone. More on that later.
  • Location: De Danswerkplaats, Amersfoort
  • Dates: Lessons are taking place from September 10th till December 10th.
  • Level: For everyone with at least 3 months swing dance experience. Normally you’ve got this experience because you did the 1A course. If you think you qualify for this level, but did not take 1A, please contact us to make sure this is the right starting point for you.
  • Discount: If you also follow the Lindy Beginners class next to your Lindy Improvers class (either repeating the same role, or learning a new role), then you’ll get a 50% discount on your second course!
  • Dates: 12 lessons on Sunday from 7.30 till 8.30pm in the Danswerkplaats:
    13, 20 and 27 September
    4, 11, 18 and 25 October
    1, 15 and 29 November
    6 and 13 December
  • On the 8th and 22nd of November there are no classes
  • Level: For everyone with at least 9 months of previous Lindy Hop experience. If you followed Lindy 1A, 1B and 1C then you’re definately eligible, but if you danced a lot of Lindy Hop elsewhere then you can also join. Please contact us to see whether this level suits you.
  • Discount: If you also follow the Lindy Beginners or Improvers next to this class (either repeating the same role, or learning a new role), then you’ll get a 50% discount on your second course!
  • Dates: 12 lessons on Sunday from 8.45 till 9.45pm in the Danswerkplaats:
    13, 20 and 27 September
    4, 11, 18 and 25 October
    1, 15 and 29 November
    6 and 13 December
  • On the 8th and 22nd of November there are no classes
  • Check back soon to find out all about costs

Courses: February – May 2020

  • Level: These classes are for everyone without any previous Lindy Hop experience. We’ll start at the beginning, and you’ll learn cool moves and the basics of leading or following in groovewalk, triplesteps and charleston.
  • With or withour partner: All students rotate partners during classes, even if you’ve signed up with a partner. This way you will learn the fastest and all the participants get the same amount of practice, even if some leaders/followers are not present.
  • Location: De Danswerkplaats, Amersfoort
  • Dates: 16 weeks from 7.30 till 8.45pm on Thursday:
    6, 13, 20 and 27 February
    5, 12, 19 and 26 March
    2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 April
    7, 14 and 28 May
  • No class on Hemelvaart (21 May)
  • Level: For everyone with at least 3 months swing dance experience. Normally you’ve got this experience because you did the 1A course. If you think you qualify for this level, but did not take 1A, please contact us to make sure this is the right starting point for you.
  • Discount: If you also follow the Lindy Beginners class next to your Lindy Improvers class (either repeating the same role, or learning a new role), then you’ll get a 50% discount on your second course!
  • Dates: 16 lessons on Tuesday from 7.15 till 8.30pm in Fluor:
    4, 11, 18 and 25 Februari
    3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March
    7, 14, 21 and 28 April
    12, 19 and 26 May
  • On the 5th of May no class because of Bevrijdingsdag.
  • Level: For everyone with at least 9 months of previous Lindy Hop experience. If you followed Lindy 1A, 1B and 1C then you’re definately eligible, but if you danced a lot of Lindy Hop elsewhere then you can also join. Please contact us to see whether this level suits you.
  • Discount: If you also follow the Lindy Beginners or Improvers next to this class (either repeating the same role, or learning a new role), then you’ll get a 50% discount on your second course!
  • Dates: 16 lessons on Tuesday from 7.15 till 8.30pm in Fluor:
    4, 11, 18 and 25 Februari
    3, 10, 24 and 31 March
    7, 14 and 28 April
    12, 19 and 26 May
  • On the 5th of May no class because of Bevrijdingsdag.
  • On March 17 and April 21 no classes because of the Bounce-a-Lot Social
  • All lessons are 75 minutes
  • Lindy Beginners contains 16 lessons and cost €162 per block
  • Lindy Improvers contains 16 lessons and cost €162 per block
  • Lindy Expanders contains 14 lessons and cost €142 per block
  • If you are a student, without a job, or otherwise in an financially uncomfortable position, then you can get an additional €10 discount. Just check the discount box when registering.
  • If you take two courses during the same block, then you get 25% discount on the total price. Follow three courses? Then you even get 33% discount.

Questions? On this page you’ll find a lot of information, but unfortunately maybe not everything your (wannabe) dancing heart desires. Our big sister Swing in Utrecht has a website in English, where you can find a lot of info about what Lindy Hop is and how the weekly classes work. If you still have a question, you can contact us via the contact page.

Register for weekly classes

The Lindy Hop classes in Amersfoort are provided through Swing in Utrecht. You can register for the classes on this website. Keep an eye on the website or our facebookgroup. Normally, a new block of classes starts in February and September.

What do I learn in class?

In our beginners block you’ll learn the basics of leading or following, as well as different moves in groovewalk, triplesteps or charleston. In the follow-up courses, Lindy Improvers and Expanders, you’ll not expand your Lindy Hop vocabulary, but also about how to have a good connection with your partner, how to improvise to the music, and how to show off with dips or cool solo jazz moves.

Should I sign up with a partner?

As Lindy Hop is a partner dance, we want our classes to be equally devided between leaders and followers. During classes we rotate partners, meaning that you do not have to sign up with a partner, tough it does make things easier sometimes. If you register without a partner you may end up on a wanting list until we achieved an equal amount of leads and follows again.

Who leads and who follows?

In the old days men would lead and women would follow. But fortunately nowadays everyone can learn the dance role that he or she feels that fits best. Though initiating moves is characteristic for leading in Lindy Hop, both leaders and followers can initiate cool moves and start awesome improvisations. Maybe you want to learn both?

Want to try it out first?

The first class of every beginner block can be taken as a free taster to see whether our weekly classes may be what you’re looking for. However, we do not offer this possibility if we are already fill, meaning that it’s better to try out Lindy Hop somewhere else first (and register in time for our weekly classes). During the Summer we organise socials on the Groenmarkt in Amersfoort, with a drop-in beginners class at the beginning. Also Utrecht’s weekly social Hopspot has a taster (for €5): Every Wednessday a class from 7.40 to 8.30pm followed by a social untill 11pm @ Winkel van Sinkel, Oude Gracht in Utrecht. Check our Agenda or Swing in Utrecht’s facebookpage for all our events.

Is it really OK that I do not speak Dutch?

Yes, definately! Though Amersfoort is a bit more Dutch speaking oriented, the Lindy scene is known to be widely English speaking. All our socials (including drop in classes) are in English, and also our weekly classes can be given in English when non-Dutch speaking participants sign up and the class is OK with this. All our teachers and volunteers are happy to adjust to English when needed 🙂