Gastdocenten

Onderstaande gastdocenten verzorgen lessen in het lesblok september – december 2020 van Lindy Hop Amersfoort.

Datum Leraren Thema van de les
13/09/2020 Teodora Kasabova & Jasper van Iperen Lindy Charleston
20/09/2020 Teodora Kasabova & Jasper van Iperen Lindy Charleston
27/09/2020 Teodora Kasabova & Jasper van Iperen Lindy Charleston
04/10/2020 Lotte Dijkstra & Wouter Vervloet Flow/musicality/break away/creativity
11/10/2020 Lotte Dijkstra & Wouter Vervloet Flow/musicality/break away/creativity
18/10/2020 Lotte Dijkstra & Wouter Vervloet Flow/musicality/break away/creativity
25/10/2020 Eveline van Lievenoogen & Danny Merkelbag Swingouts/Variations/Technique
01/11/2020 Eveline van Lievenoogen & Danny Merkelbag Swingouts/Variations/Technique
15/11/2020 Eveline van Lievenoogen & Danny Merkelbag Swingouts/Variations/Technique
29/11/2020 Monique Gerrets & Michel hendriksen 20s Charleston
06/12/2020 Monique Gerrets & Michel hendriksen 20s Charleston
13/12/2020 Monique Gerrets & Michel hendriksen 20s Charleston

Teodora Kasabova & Jasper van Iperen

Teodora
Restless to keep on learning, Teodora is 24/7 busy with swing dance and the ways swing dance changes people’s lives. She firmly believes that anyone can dance and makes sure to let her students feel that during her classes. Whether that will be with analyzing the technic behind the Funky Chicken (yes, she likes to get cheeky and geeky) or with practical tips so that you can keep on practicing alone at home, you will feel that you are supported in your dance journey and that she is ready to dance with you solo or partnered!

Jasper
Trying not to compromise on his bounce, Jasper is hopping from party to party until he basically can’t stand on his feet anymore. Never stopping to challenge himself, you will find him doing experimental footwork, complicated moves, and improvisations. However, he always leaves room for his partners to try the same! During his teaching, he is always ready to provide personal attention, as he knows that we all have to start somewhere.

Both Jasper and Teodora are situated in Amsterdam and teach for the dance school Swing Philosophy.

Lotte Dijkstra & Wouter Vervloet

Lotte
This whiskylover from Groningen found out about swing dancing when she was asked to tour with a New Orleans jazz band as a dancer. When she moved to Amsterdam in 2015 she could finally dive into swing and blues dancing. She took all the classes she could find and travelled the world to learn from the best and dance the night away.
In her classes she likes to help you find your own style in dancing and challenges you to find the best ways to connect to your partner ánd the music. She often gets carried away in the history of blues & swing music and dance. And loves song lyrics that make you giggle.

Wouter
When I started dancing in 2016, I had no idea how much my life would change in the years to come. Ever since then I’ve been dancing non-stop and enjoying every minute of it. Travelling throughout Europe to further deepen my enjoyment of the dance. Dancing Lindy Hop, balboa and blues, I like to combine aspects of all when I’m on the dance floor.
As a dancer and teacher I work on making the dance as fluid and effortless as possible by focusing on connecting with my partner and with the music.

 

Eveline van Lievenoogen & Danny Merkelbag

Danny Merkelbag
Danny dances Lindy Hop since 2012. Although he thought he could not dance, he discovered an unexpected talent within himself. In a couple of years he transformed into a creative, joyfull, passionate and very technical dancer. He’s all about making hours on the dancefloor to dance as much as he can. He is, together with Eveline van Lievenoogen the founder of a growing local scene in the Netherlands. Dancing is his passion and he travels the world for it. With Danny there is always time for some swing!

Eveline van Lievenoogen
Eveline dances Lindy Hop since 2007. She fell in love with Lindy Hop, the moment she discovered it existed, in a small town in the Netherlands. She started her first course a couple of days later, determined to make the dance her own and be a Lindy Hop teacher somedays…a couple years later she made her dream come true and started a local scene, together with Danny Merkelbag. She is very passionate about dancing and knows how to inspire others to love Lindy Hop as much as she does.

Together they dance all over the world, they are everywhere for social dancing, competitions, training and teaching. Their classes are organised and full of energy, with a lot of fun and technique.

Monique Gerrets & Michel Hendriksen

Monique en Michel zijn een paar van de mastodonten in de Nederlandse swingdansscene.

Monique begon als Boogie Woogie danser en behoorde tot de top van het Nederlandse en internationale wedstrijd circuit met haar danspartner. Nadat ze de competities gedag had gezegd ontdekte ze met haar man Michel de lindyhop en Balboa in 1994.

Monique en Michel leerden de dansen van oa de echte oldtimers Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Chazz Young. En balboa van Sylvia Sykes en Jonathan Bixby.

Ze waren de eerste balboa dansers in Nederland.

In deze gastlessen zullen ze partner Charleston geven en misschien een paar originele “Frankie” Savoy style variaties.