Summer workshops 2020

Lindy Hop Amersfoort are pleased to announce our summer workshops!

Below we provide all the information you need in order to attend the summer classes. You can also use these quick links:

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To sign up to any of the below workshops please on the button below. It will send you to a sign-up form where you can tell us which classes you want to attend. Only after we confirm your attendence, you can join the class. Payment is done via a ‘Tikkie’ at the location of the class.

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Natalia Rueda

Saturday 8th AugustSolo Jazz Technique & Aesthetics

Location: De Danswerkplaats
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 1pm – 4.30pm
Cost: 35 Euros

In this class you’ll work on things such as posture, balance, range of movement, and full body awareness. The goal is to improve the overall feel and look of your dancing.

                                                                     

Wednesday 19th August – Turns, Spins & Body Rotation

Location: De Danswerkplaats
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 30 Euros

In this class you’ll work on your body alignment and dynamic equilibrium. You’ll also explore your full range of twisting motion. The goal is to make your dancing feel and look badass, while also learning to protect your body from injury!

Teodora Kasabova

Wednesday 29th JulyCharleston (a world of kicks)

Location: Outside, meeting point: Oliemolenhof 22, 3812PB Amersfoort
Level: All levels
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 20 Euros

Everybody is familiar with the 20s Charleston twist and the cow tail, but what goes beyond that? In this workshop we will focus on expanding your Charleston solo jazz vocabulary and discovering where those kicks can bring us when improvising. You should look forward to a technical, but fun class covering moves like Jump Charleston, John Bubbles Charleston and other cool classics.

Thursday 30th July – Phrasing and improvisation

Location: Outside, meeting point: Oliemolenhof 22, 3812PB Amersfoort
Level: All levels
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 20 Euros

Improvisation is a tricky thing if you don’t know where to start! No worries, in this class we will work on how do you build your own structure and stimulate improvisation, how do you make from something simple something stunning without even knowing and how can we use the music for our improvisation. So get ready to puzzle your brain into a frame 🙂

Wednesday 26th AugustCore and body awareness in swing

Location: Outside, meeting point: Oliemolenhof 22, 3812PB Amersfoort
Level: All levels
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 20 Euros

You probably have heard during one of your classes the teacher saying: ‘use your core’, but what does that even mean? Get ready to discover the secrets of your body and what that can do for your dancing. We will focus on general body awareness, isolations and core stability which are necessary for every dancer (incl. swing dancers) and how use those in swing dancing. After this class, you will be more aware of what exactly does it take to do particular moves and on which parts of your body you need to focus more if you want to progress in your dancing.

Lotte Dijkstra

Saturday 25th JulySlow Solo Jazz & Blues – work on your ‘cool’

Location: Outside, meeting point: Oliemolenhof 22, 3812PB Amersfoort
Level: All levels
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: 20 Euros

In this workshop we’ll focus on dancing smooth and slow but with a whole lot of cool! Dancing slow is great for your body awareness and will help you to work on your balance and styling also in fast dancing!

We’ll start the class with techniques such as body isolations and movement quality, we’ll then move on to some typical slow solo jazz & blues moves and then finally put it all together in a little routine. This workshop is great if you would like to work on your quality of movement and attitude in dancing as to become more secure in your solo dancing!

 

Tuesday 11th AugustSolo Jazz Choreography and Styling – create your own choreo

Location: Outside, meeting point: Oliemolenhof 22, 3812PB Amersfoort
Level: All levels
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 20 Euros

Ok, you’ve learned some solo jazz moves but you still find it hard to connect them or to make them your own? In this class we’ll work on a basic routine (suitable for all levels but a bit more challenging if you’ve never danced solo jazz) that we’ll change according to the use of different music and styling. I’ll give you some tools to find your own styling and I will challenge you to ‘put your own sauce’ on top of the routine. This workshop is great if you would like to work on connecting solo jazz moves together and making the moves your own by adding your personal styling!

Saturday 15th August – Original Routine

Location: Outside
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: 20 Euros

In these 2 hours you will learn a solo routine, in which a number of solo jazz variations will be learned that you will encounter more often in solo routines danced by Lindyhoppers, such as the Tranky Doo, Trickeration or Big Apple.
Are there some solo jazz steps you already know? Then I have a number of variations for you to try out!

Janna Selier

Tuesday 25th August – Trickeration

Location: De Danswerkplaats
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 20 Euros

Are you ready for the Trickeration?
The Trickeration is a solo jazz routine created by Norma Miller. Norma was, together with Frankie Manning, a dancer of the White’s Lindy Hoppers of the Savoy Ballroom in New York. Last year this choreo was taught worldwide in memory of Norma!

For this choreo it is useful if you already have some experience with vintage jazz dance variations such as ‘Fall off the log’, ‘full break’, ‘Suzie Q’ and the Charleston.

Suzanne van der Hoorn

Monday 20th July – Shim Sham

Location: Outside, meeting point: Oliemolenhof 22, 3812PB Amersfoort
Level: Beginners
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 15 Euros

Explore the famous Shim Sham routine with lots of laughter

Kay Werndli and Tanja Wingerter

Thursday 23rd July – Solo routine / Improv with Kay and Tanja

Location: Outside, meeting point: Oliemolenhof 22, 3812PB Amersfoort
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 25 Euros

In this class, we will develop a little routine that is all about combining classic Jazz steps with each other. To acclimate ourselves with the concept, we will also dip a little bit into how we can use this idea to improvise to music. Participants should have some experience with Solo Jazz already (e.g. know the Frankie Shim-Sham) as this is not a beginners’ class.

Saturday 29th August – Routine with optional improv with Kay

Location: Outside, meeting point: Oliemolenhof 22, 3812PB Amersfoort
Level: All levels
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: 20 Euros

In this class, we will develop a little routine that is all about combining classic Jazz steps with each other. To acclimate ourselves with the concept, we will also dip a little bit into how we can use this idea to improvise to music. Participants should have some experience with Solo Jazz already (e.g. know the Frankie Shim-Sham) as this is not a beginners’ class.

Jeroen Wolfs

Saturday 1st August – Solo Jazz voor socials

Location: De Danswerkplaats
Level: All levels
Time: 1pm – 4.30pm
Cost: 30 Euros

Historically, the dance floors were full of people dancing solo in duos or bigger groups. How can you create a (1.5m distance) party on the dance floor with friends, without necessarily everyone watching one person? How do you tune in with the music, improvise, express yourself and feel good about it?

In this workshop we’ll go into all of that! We’ll look at different social dance formats and experiment with tools that will help you shape your individual style. See you there!

Eveline van Lievenoogen

Tuesday 4th AugustVariaties op moves

Location: De Danswerkplaats
Level: All levels
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 20 Euros

In this workshop we will unleash our creativity and combine them with steady basics. We will explore some fundamental moves, if there are limits to that move and how you can expand those limits. While being creative we work on a steady base, so you can use this technique on all sorts of different solo moves.

Put creativity in your dance, and you will shine even more on the dance floor.

In follow-up on this base-strenghtening and creativity-unleashing hour, we will work on your own styling. How do you like to dance? Does it look like you want it to look? How can you use creativity and a steady base to create your own styling? Let’s dance and work on that!

Jaro Camphuijsen

Wednesday 5th August – Thriller Routine

Location: Outside, meeting point: Oliemolenhof 22, 3812PB Amersfoort
Level: All levels
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: 15 Euros

Back by popular demand, revisit the brilliant Thriller Routine which first premiered in 2018.

Niek Kortooms

Saturday 22nd August – Solo 20’s Charleston

Location: De Danswerkplaats
Level: All levels
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: 20 Euros

We go back to the roaring 20’s!

Expect up tempo leg swinging, arm spinning silly and funny dance moves in this workshop. We start with the basic steps of the Charleston and explore what we can add up to that.