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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 start in January.

Registration

Registration opens on the 23rd of November on 7pm. You can register using our registration page.

Taster class

The first class of every beginner block (Lindy 1A) 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).

Tasterclass: Thursday the 10th of January at De Danswerkplaats in Amersfoort from 19.30 – 20.45 hours. Check out the event on Facebook.

New courses: January – March

Do you want to know how much fun Lindy Hop really is? Come and join us on Thursday January 10th at 7.30pm @ De Danswerkplaats in Amersfoort for a try-out class. No need to bring a partner, or to sign up beforehand!

NOTE: we only offer the option to take the first class as a try-out our weekly classes are not fully booked yet. If you want to secure a spot, make sure to register beforehand. We open registration early August.

Do you feel like joining the try-out class? Let us know on facebook! (Also a great reminder for yourself, or to let others know you’re going)

  • Level. These classes are for everyone without any previous Lindy Hop experience. We’ll start at the beginning, and in 12 weeks you’ll learn cool moves and the basics of leading or following in groovewalk, triplesteps and charleston.
  • Try-out class January 10th! Do you first want  to find out whether Lindy Hop is something for you? This first class you can just hop in and try out a class for free. After class you can still register for the rest of the block if you want to. Note: we only offer this option if the class is not already fully booked. Do you want to make sure you have a spot?
  • Dates [12 weeks from 7.30 till 8.45pm]:
    10 January (proefles), 17, 24 en 31 January
    7, 14, 21 en 28 February
    7, 14, 21 en 28 March
  • Level. For everyone with at least 3 months of previous Lindy Hop experience. If you followed Lindy 1A 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 1A class next to your Lindy 1B class (either repeating the same role, or learning a new role), then you’ll get a 50% discount on your second course!
  • Dates [12 weeks on Tuesday from 7.15 till 8.30pm]:
    8, 15, 22 en 29 January
    5, 12, 19 en 26 February
    5, 12, 19 en 26 March
  • Level. For everyone with at least 6 months of previous Lindy Hop experience. If you followed Lindy 1A and 1B 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 1A or 1B class next to your Lindy 1C class (either repeating the same role, or learning a new role), then you’ll get a 50% discount on your second course!
  • Dates [10 weeks, with an additional drop-in class on November 13th]:
    8, 15 en 22 January
    5, 12, 19 en 26 February
    12, 19 en 26 March
  • The Lindy 1A and 1B consist of 12 classes, and cost €122 per block.
  • The Lindy 1C course consists of 10 classes and costs €102.
  • 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.

Current courses: September – December

Do you want to know how much fun Lindy Hop really is? Come and join us on Tuesday September 18th at 7.15pm @ FLUOR or on Thursday September 20th at 9.30pm @ Eemhuis for a try-out class. No need to bring a partner, or to sign up beforehand!

NOTE: we only offer the option to take the first class as a try-out our weekly classes are not fully booked yet. If you want to secure a spot, make sure to register beforehand. We open registration early August.

Do you feel like joining the try-out class? Let us know on facebook! (Also a great reminder for yourself, or to let others know you’re going)

  • Level. These classes are for everyone without any previous Lindy Hop experience. We’ll start at the beginning, and in 13 weeks you’ll learn cool moves and the basics of leading or following in groovewalk, triplesteps and charleston. The Lindy 1A classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays are roughly the same, so just pick the day that suits you!
  • Try-out class September 18th! Do you first want  to find out whether Lindy Hop is something for you? This first class you can just hop in and try out a class for free. After class you can still register for the rest of the block if you want to. Note: we only offer this option if the class is not already fully booked. Do you want to make sure you have a spot? Then register early! There is another try-out class on Thursday September 20th at 9.30pm @ Eemhuis.
  • Dates [13 weeks]:
    18 (try-out class) & 25 September
    2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 October (with a Bounce-A-Lot social directly after class on October 16th)
    6, 20 & 27 November (there will not be any regular weekly class on November 13th, but instead we offer a drop-in solo jazz class teaching the Shim sham. This is at 7.30 @ FLUOR, with directly afterwards a Bounce-A-Lot social until 11pm)
    4, 11 & 18 December (with a Bounce-A-Lot social directly after class on December 11th)
  • Level. For everyone with at least 3 months of previous Lindy Hop experience. If you followed Lindy 1A 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 1A class next to your Lindy 1B class (either repeating the same role, or learning a new role), then you’ll get a 50% discount on your second course!
  • Dates [11 weeks, with an additional drop-in class on November 13th]:
    18  & 25 September
    2, 9, 23 & 30 October (no weekly class on October 16th, but a Bounce-A-Lot social from 8.30pm onwards)
    6, 20 & 27 November (no weekly class on November 13th, but a drop-in solo jazz class teaching the Shim Sham at 7.30 @ FLUOR, followed by a Bounce-A-Lot social until 11pm)
    4 & 18 December (no weekly class on December 11th, but a Bounce-A-Lot social from 8.30pm onwards).
  • Level. This course is for more experienced dancers with at least one year of previous Lindy Hop experience. You are comfortable dancing groovewalk, triplesteps and charlestond and know all common figures such as the swingout, variations on tuckturns and the tandem charleston. Do you want to join the Lindy 2 but did you not follow our Lindy 1C the previous block? Please get in contact with us!
  • Dates [13 weeks]:
    20 & 27 September
    4, 11, 18, 25 October
    1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November
    6 & 13 December
    Note: Tuesday November 13th at 7.30 @ FLUOR we offer an additional drop-in class teaching the Shim sham, with a Bounce-A-Lot social afterwards.
  • Unfortunately, the Thursday classes are cancelled. We do continue with the second class on September 27th, but this will also be the last class. You can still join the Tuesday beginner classes.
  • Dates [2 weeks]:
    20 & 27 September
    Note: Tuesday November 13th at 7.30 @ FLUOR we offer an additional drop-in class teaching the Shim sham, with a Bounce-A-Lot social afterwards.
  • Location: Eemhuis, room 4.09.
  • The Lindy 1A and Lindy 2 consist of 13 classes, and cost €132 each.
  • The Lindy 1B course consists of 11 classes and costs €112.
  • 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 January, April and September.

What do I learn in class?

In our beginners block (Lindy 1A) 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 1B and 1C, 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 (Lindy 1A) 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 🙂