Back in swing!

I måndags hade nya Måndagsswingen premiär på Grand Hotell och imorgon 14/9 fortsätter vi med dubbla nybörjar prova-på i Lindy Hop kl 18 & 19 samt både nybörjar och mer avancerad Solo Charleston kl 20 & 21. Följande måndagar blir det Swing Practice kl 20 samt olika solodanskurser kl 21. Drop in är möjlig genom att visa sitt medlemskort. Men säkrast att anmäla sig då solokurserna blev fulla senaste måndagen.
Vi har ännu fler solodanskurser i Malmö på torsdagar. .

Socialdans?

Med början Måndagen den 21 drar vad som skulle kunna kallas socialdans igång där max 36 föranmälda dansare får swinga loss i den fantastiska balsalen på grand hotell. Anmäl dig till vår Swing Practice tilsammans med en danspartner som sen är den du dansar med eller själv som förare, följare, solo eller switch. Vi antar så att det blir helt jämnt.

Höstterminen

Först tar vi igen den pausade vårterminen enligt följande. Sen fortsätter vi med en kortare hösttermin där tanken är att alla ska stanna kvar i samma grupp och kursen fortsätter i stort sett där den andra slutade. Gick du D på onsdagar ska du helst anmäla dig till D+ samma dag och tid. Om du inte gick kurser i våras och t.ex. gick D förra hösten är kanske C+ nu en lämplig nivå. Några av dessa kursen är redan öppna, några öppnar på tisdag och resten den 24 september. Vi kommer att lotta köplatser. Anmälningarna är som vanligt bindande och du kan denna termin inte få någon återbetalning. Du kan dock få hela avgiften tillgodo och enkelt avboka med en ny knapp i antagningsmailen.

Corona-anpassningar

Courses and events that were paused due to corona starts again in September

How we dance in times of flu and corona

Dancing comes with many positive health benefits, but when it comes to the possible spread of flu, our dance interest is not only a good thing.

We follow the local risk assessments as well as official recommendations and act accordingly.

Right now classes and social dances are still on hold due to covid-19

With lots of precautions as listed below, the paused courses, beginners weekends and the Monday Night Swing start back up again in September. However, we are prepared to pause all or part of it again and constantly, together with our participants, strengthen and adapt measures taken.

When taking part in any of our activities you are obligated to:

Reduce the risk of infection and infecting!

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water >30s.
  • As backup to washing hands use hand saintlier between dances.
  • Avoid touching your face. Especially the eyes.
  • Cover your mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing**
  • Avoid dance events and courses altogether if you are sick. Especially for the slightest flu, cold like symptoms or anything else that may be a sign of covid-19
  • Stay home if you have been in contact with people who might carry COVID-19.

** The general tip about using the elbow may not be the best thing in combination with social dancing, but still much better than coughing/sneezing straight out. A handkerchief is of course best, but using your hands that are immediately washed works as an emergency solution.

HepTown will:

  • Inform, repeat and nag about the above points to reduce the spread of infection
  • Keep down the number of participants/course *
  • Make sure there is access to soap and hand sanitizer
  • Limit and make partners rotation voluntary on all courses**
  • As far as possible, have substitutes ready for instructors who obviously stay at home if they have symptoms.
  • Be prepared to pause all or part of the course activities again
  • Make sure there is a ventilation break between all classes
  • Fill in and complete this list

* The courses that started this spring already have fewer participants per course as more levels have double groups. For Swing in the Park, Sommar Lund will assist with enclosure and extra staff to keep track of the number participants

** How do we eliminate/reduce the partner rotation on the autumn courses?

And what happens to someone who does not have a partner?

You have probably already heard that we will reduce / eliminate partner rotation in the autumn courses, but how will we do this? There is currently no ready-made plan that everyone must follow, but at least thoughts to discuss and then make a decision so that everyone knows what applies before the courses begin…

  1. Anyone who has or acquires a permanent dance partner simply dances with this one.
  2. Those who do not have a regular dance partner are paired together on arrival per course occasion and dance with the same person all evening.
  3. Those who wish to participate in a minimized form of rotation, form rotation groups of 2-3 pairs. Within these groups, you then rotate as frequently as on a regular course. Anyone who is not comfortable dancing with someone other than their own partner does not need to participate in any rotation group.

More information about the coronavirus 

https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/smittskydd-beredskap/smittsamma-sjukdomar/coronavirus/

https://www.krisinformation.se/corona

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

Updates

Updated March 13th 2020 20:14

Time to get swingin’!

Tonight our friends at Cats’ Corner kick off their Wednesday Night Hop and Monday Night Swing is pack on Monday. Both include a beginners’ Lindy to send all your friends to or join yourself to get started.

Tonight our friends at Cats’ Corner kick off their Wednesday Night Hop and the Monday Night Swing is back on Monday. Both include a beginners’ Lindy Hop taster class to send all your friends to or join yourself to get started.

On sunday it’s finally time for a small Swing Kids/Teens course & a parents sosial dance and Lindy Acrobatics.

There is still room in many of the Lindy Hop courses this spring as we are doubling up om beginners Lindy Hop weekends, beginners continued and even some of the higher levels as C & D now available on Tuesday too.

See all of HepTowns Lindy Hop courses in the schedule

Se most of the Öresund swing and blues dance events in the HepTown Calendar

The quickest and mos reliable way to find out if there is still room for you ist to sign-up.

Hope to see you on the dance floors!

Registration opens at noon December 12th

Registration for beginners weekends, Swing Kids and Sunday courses are already open. The rest opens at noon on the 12th of December.

Registration for beginners weekends, Swing Kids and Sunday courses are already open. The rest opens at noon on the 12th of December.

Please note that everyone that signs-up the first four days has the same chance to get a spot as we will raffle the queue.

IMPORTANT! If you sign up for several courses but only want to take one of them you have to make a note of that in the comment field of your registrations. You are not allowed to hold on to one spot while waiting in line to get another.

Find all Lindy Hop courses here

The last Monday Night Swing 2019 is December 16 and the first Monday Night Swing 2020 is January 13. Both start with a Lindy Hop taster class for beginners.

Din swingdanskurs gör dig berättigad till friskvårdsbidrag

Ditt företag är berättigat att ge dig en skattefri personalvårdsförmån som ofta kallas friskvårdsbidrag. Ett bidrag för kostnaden att delta i fysiska aktiviteter som t.ex. dans och däribland såklart swingdanser som Lindy Hop, Balboa och Jazzdans. En möjlighet som de allra flesta företag tar till vara.
 

Kvitto på swingdanskurs

Se nu bara till att skriva ut ett kvitto och lämna inn på jobbet. Kvittot får du automatiskt på mail när vi registrerat din betalning och kan även hämtas här

Klart att Lindy Hop räknas som friskvård!

Har tidigare hänt att företag påstår att dans inte räknas men numera står motionsdans t.o.m. specifikt med i skatteverkets definition.

Hur mycket får man maximalt i friskvårdsbidrag?

Det finns från skattemyndigheten ingen övre gräns så länge samma villkor gäller för alla anställda. Det är med andra ord din arbetsplats som bestämmer hur mycket pengar du kan få tillbaka.
 

Lindy Hop registration Fall 2019

We just opened the registration for A beginners weekends and B beginners’ continued. At noon on THURSDAY THE 13TH OF JUNE we open the registration for the rest of them

We just opened the registration for A beginners weekends and B beginners’ continued. At noon on THURSDAY THE 13TH OF JUNE we open the registration for the rest of them. Everyone that signs-up the first 48h will have the same chance to get a spot as we will raffle the queue at noon on Saturday.

Most courses can already be found in the schedule but lots of details will be updated during next week.

Lindy Hop schedule

Beginners Lindy Hop

NEW THIS FALL

We have managed to squeeze in C an D on Mondays near Kårhuset and will also extend the social dance as the last class ends 21.15. There will be an Extra B level where every one learns to both lead and follow (ELEF).. A full semester 10x E and 5x F starting after E has finished so that you can take both. Fast Lindy + Arial + California Routine. In addition we are planning to add at least one beginners continued weekend workshop and some kick ass jazz theme classes in August…

RAFFLE THE QUEUE?

Open registration = Everyone that signs-up for C-F the first 48 hours will have the same chance to get a spot on a course as we will raffle the queue (lotta ordningen på köplatserna). After that it’s the usual direct registration with fist come first served with usually followers in queue being accepted as soon as the usually later leaders sign-up.

Spring finale and summer swing

Spring season is coming to and end with our last Monday Night Swing in Lund on the 10th of June and Cats’ Corners’ last Wednesday Night Hop on the 12th of June.

After that there is no big break as the first of three Swing n’ Blues Summer Sessions outside Moriska Paviljongen kicks-off on the 14th of June. In Lund Swing in the Park premieres the 19th of June and “dans på stranden” has a joint inauguration for all dances the 23rd of June, continuing swingin on the beach in Malmö every Sunday all summer…

There is also lots of other summer swing dance events all around Öresund. Most of them are imported daily from 10 different organizers and conveniently gathered in our calendar.

Swing in the park ends on the 7th of August and Monday Night Swing is back on the 12th of August. We are guessing that Cats’ Corners Wednesday Night Jump will jump start around the 14th of August.

At noon today we open the registration for Fall courses!

Most spring courses have already started but there are still som theme classes, a beginners weekend and a summer course to sign-up for this spring.  In the middle of this we open the registration for fall courses…

Lindy Hop registration for the fall will open as follows

  • Registration for A Beginners Lindy Hop weekends is open!
  • B will open at noon on the 20th of April
  • Registration for C-F and theme classes will open at noon on Thursday the  14th of June.

Registrants for the highest 2 (E and F) that want to take a higher level than they have done before will need to do a small audition (no big scary pear audition)  on Wednesday the 5th of September at Moriskan in Malmö, 18.15-19.45. If you sign-up for the same level you will not need to do the audition.

The Helsingborg crew is planning some a beginners weekend and some other classes that will be announced by the end of May

Half of the semester on E-F in Malmö and D i Lund will be replaced by theme classes of various length. Most theme classes are now on-line. A few more and descriptions of them all to be announced soon…

 

Get a head start when we open the registration

The 22nd of December at 8 pm we open the registration for the beginners’ Lindy Hop weekends. January 4th at 8 pm we open all higher Lindy Hop levels. Get a head start and register faster by creating a user account on www.dans.se today. This is where all HepTowns course registrations will be handled

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