Classes and socials are put on hold! Dancing in times of flu and corona

…and now the recommendation from Dansportförbundet is that everything should be paused until the end of April we will do that.

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.

If we only follow the recommendations of the public health authority regarding smaller events and also training specifically, we can continue with courses and social dances, but since dance is an activity with close contact and now the recommendation from Dansportförbundet is that everything should be paused until the end of April we will do that.

What happens now?

Since we are unlikely to be able to have any more courses this semester, the suggestions is that we continue to keep our spirits up with online activities as well as video clips in the groups for the various courses and then to make up for the lost courses during the fall semester, possibly starting in september

As many factors today (26/4) are still very uncertain we are still not sure how we will solve this but are continuously working on solutions

Reduce the risk of infection and infecting!

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water >30s.
  • Avoid touching your face. Especially the eyes.
  • Cover your mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing**
  • Avoid dancing altogether in the case of flu or cold symptoms.
  • Stay home if you have recently traveled in infected areas or otherwise 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.

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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