End of season, Summer Swing, Swing Kids and Fall classes

English translation will be available below soon(ish)

TRANSLATION IN PROGRESS….

Spring semester in coming to an end with the last Monday Night Swing May 23rd and the Last Wednesday Night Hop June 8th. The last course, a theme class, The Congeroos show routine starts on Wednesday

The semester is ends with lots of social dances that include a beginners Lindy Hop drop-in class that you can send all your not yet Lindy hoppin trends to

And Cats’ Corners big Lindy Hop weekend Malmö Spring Jump. This year they have added a beginners’ Lindy Hop weekend in cooperation with HepTown.

Summer swing, Swing Kids, social dance and beginners’ taster classes

Wednesdays in Lunds stadspark, Swing In The Park, premieres June 15th and will this year be expanded to include swing Kids/Teens dance classes. Sunday swing at Ribban beach in Malmö kicks off July 3dr.

Click to see all social dances that include beginners Lindy Hop drop-in class.

Vi försöker samla allt som händer, oavsett arrangör, i HepTowns kalender och i  Öresunds Kalendern på Facebook.

Beginners’ Lindy Hop weekends

Some beginners weekends are already scheduled and open for registration and more will open for registration later…

Lindy Hop Fall semester

Höstterminen kommer att bjuda på massor av kurser på flera nivåer i Malmö och Lund. Traditionellt är de flesta kurser i Lund på Måndagar med några kurser på Söndagar. I Malmö är det tisdagar och onsdagar som gäller. Jämfört med våren 2022 hoppas vi kunna erbjuda fler kurser på onsdagar och (nästan) lika många på tisdagar

New course layout!
What would you like to improve in your Lindy Hop?

Själv skulle jag t.ex. vilja bli bättre på att (orka) dansa snabbt utan att fuska. Fuska är jag redan bra på 🙂

Baktanken med frågan är att vi i instruktörsgruppen diskuterar vad som krävs för att bli en bra dansare. Vi har idag basblock A-C som går igenom grunderna och sen D och E där innehållet är helt fritt och varierar mellan terminer. Den som går D (medel) många gånger och för olika instruktörer har då ofta utsatts för mycket av det som krävs för att söka till E men det saknas lätt några pusselbitar. Pusselbitar vi försöker identifiera och paketera i kortare temakurser. Tanken är att ersätta i första hand D men massa små kurser i allt från “snabba fötter” till “slow and groovy” och “improvisation & musikanpassning” så att du kan välja både det du tycker är kul och det du behöver mest samt instruktörer kan välja det de är mest inspirerade av och bäst på att lära ut.

Feedback som skrivs i denna tråd eller i andra hand på mail tar vi med oss till en helhelg i början på juni då instruktörsgruppen kommer att gräva ner sig ordentligt i ämne. 

Experienced extra leads are offered to participate for free on the beginner weekend 14-15 / 5

Gäller även erfarna följare som vill lära sig att föra.

Vill du även vara med på de tre festkvällarna tillkommer 450kr för Party Pass som normalt kostar 700kr. Skriv en kommentar om extraförare samt party pass i din anmälan så justerar vi priset, som i första automatiska mailet visar fullt pris. Anmäl dig här

Kostnaden för Party Pass går oavkortat till Cats’ Corner för att täcka kostnader för Malmö Spring Jump

The corona restrictions in Sweden will be lifted from February 9th

The pandemic is not over but it is now entering a new phase where restrictions are no longer needed.

We’ll keep most of our precautionary measures for a while longer but can now soon start social dances and increase the number of course participants who in several venues have now been limited to 14 people.

Most courses have already been postponed to the middle/end of February, thus it is not too late to sign-up.

Singn-up here

Vaccination remains important to reduce the risk of infection and greatly reduce the risk of serious illness. The interval for the 3rd dose has now been reduced to 3 months.

You do not to be a Swedish citizen to get vaccinated in Sweden!

Book vaccination here and get more information in english here

We are also pleased to announce that our friends from Cats’ Corner will be arranging their fantastic Lindy Hop dance camp Malmö Spring Jump the 13-15th May 2022. During the weekend, a beginners’ weekend will also be offered in collaboration with HepTown

Decisive factors for the removal of the restrictions in Sweden

  • Knowledge of omicron with several international studies showing milder disease
  • The number of covid patients at intensive care is stably low despite massive spread of infection
  • High vaccination coverage with a high vaccination rate in recent weeks

(Se hela presskonferensen och läs vad FHM skriver.)

What about Lindy Hop courses and social dances?

  • The social dances will return in mid-February. Preliminary start the 14th February
  • We can now accept more than 14 participants for a course in a large 170m2 room but will continue to avoid unnecessarily large course groups.
  • We keep most of our previous measures such as keeping the partner rotation on the courses down for a while longer
  • Staying home when you are ill has always been a good idea. Let’s make it a permanent rule!
  • We still like to see that participants are vaccinated, but from 9 February it is no longer a requirement we can make.

Our complete list of requirements and recommendations

Spring course registration is open!

BIG thank to teachers, volunteers and participants who participated in the autumn semester!

Registration for the spring semester courses opened yesterday, but no stress as everyone who registers until 12.00 on 28 December has the same chance of getting a spot as we will raffle the queue order.

New for this year is that Wednesdays will offer various shorter theme courses. Some of these are already published and open for registration. More will be published and open for registration on the 12th and 19th of January. Feel free to come up with suggestions and wishes! Do you want to teach a theme course yourself?

https://www.heptown.com/classes/schedule/

New restrictions from the 23rd of December 2021

What do they mean for our courses and social dances? According to estimates, the peak of the spread of infection will be in January, thus restrictions can possibly be released before the course semester start in mid-February, but at present no dates have been set. If they are not released and for courses and social dances before that, it could look like the following

Social dances

At public events, to which our social dances in their current form are assumed to belong, only seated guests are allowed if there are more than 20 people. A return to antisocial dance training with a permanent partner and pre-registration may be relevant here as a substitute for the social dances

Classes

For culture and leisure activities, requirements are set at 10 square meters per person. This, our courses should follow even if the course activities are closed arrangements that are not legally covered by these requirements. A smaller number of participants in each course and a return to smaller rotation groups may be relevant here, or a delayed course start.

A maximum of 50 people when renting out places for private gatherings applies to those who rent out venues for classes to us, but we are already staying way below that.

Klicka för att se senaste uppdateringarna kring restriktionerna

Hang in there, book the 3rd dose, take care of yourself and have a very Merry Christmas

Your course admin

Håkan

We are back in swing!


In October, the new autumn term in Lindy Hop finally starts in Malmö and Lund. It’s not too late to sign up. Already tonight, 27 Sep, is the last Monday we dance in the ballroom at the Grand Hotel and on Monday the 4th of October we are back in the Gasquesalen in Kårhuset. On September 29, several restrictions will be lifted for those who are vaccinated. We can then have more normal courses and social dances where everyone is allowed to dance with everyone. A hugely important step for our normally very inclusive swing scene.

Vaccination requirements?

Due to FHM’s easing of the restrictions for vaccinated and new restrictions for unvaccinated, starting september 29th, we require that you are vaccinated or have natural immunity. FHM is very clear, those who are not vaccinated should not dance.
You can download your certificate here, but we do not promise to check everyone as it would take too much time and resources from courses and social dances.
In order not to discriminate, you are also admitted with a recent negative test for covid-19.
This would then apply as long as FHM has special restrictions for the unvaccinated.

Read more here

Courses

There are places left on all courses and registration is still open.

We offer

  • Nybörjarhelg nu i helgen och fler längre fram
  • Terminskurser på flera olika nivåer i både Lund och Malmö.
    Nytt för denna höst är en DE-kurs som svårighetsmässigt siktar på E-nivå men utan krav på audition. 
  • Akrobatik, en nybörjarkurs och en mer avancerad showgrupps-akrobatik
  • Solojazzdans och andra temakurser. Kommer fler än vad som nu syns.

Read more and sign-up

Social Dance

När vi går tillbaka till en öppnare socialdans är det trots vaccination extra viktigt att stanna hemma om du är minsta krasslig och respektera ett ”nej tack” om du bjuder upp någon, som vi alltid gör, men var lite extra observant då alla ännu inte är bekväma med att dansa med många..

HepTown återgår till måndagar på Kårhuset. Cats’ Corner har socialdans på onsdagar som just nu och fram t.o.m. 6 oktober håller till på Brändan, men flyttar sen till Ungdomens hus för att sen åter vara tillbaka på Moriskan i November

All events (regardless of who arranges it)

HepTowns events on Facebook

Cats’ Corners events on Facebook

Registration is open!? And the last Swing in the park


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kväll 4/8 är sista Swing in the park! Kvällen inkluderar nybörjarkurs, en avrostningskurs för de som behöver komma igång efter uppehåll, samt dans till swingDJ. Tidigare på kvällen erbjuds även en inofficiell akrobatikkurs

Avrostningskurser blir det även i Malmö som temakurser med start redan 18/8 då det förmodligen även någon typ av socialdans med Cats Corner i salen nedanför kl 18-21…

Flera nybörjarhelger i Lindy Hop är redan öppna för anmälan med den första utomhus nu i helgen den 7-8 augusti!

Kurserna som pausades hösten 2020 har nu fått nya datum i september hösten 2021. Några har t.o.m. platser kvar och är öppna för anmälan. Om du hade en plats är den fortfarande din.

I oktober börjar vi sen en helt ny hösttermin. Alla detaljer är inte spikade. Mer information kommer löpande här och anmälan öppnar kl 12 den 12 augusti.

Vi gör vårt bästa för att följa och överträffa gällande restriktioner. När du dansar hos oss förbinder du dig att gör det samma. Se vad som gäller här inkluderar information om rotation och hur det funkar utan partner. Vi kommer att vara försiktiga under hösten trots att många då kommer att vara vaccinerade.

Håll ut, ta han om och vaccinera dig så kan vi snart dansa som vanligt igen…

Happy Holidays!

With vaccines rolling out faster than expected we hope we can all dance together again quite soon. Meanwhile, hang in there, stay safe and well!

In case you missed we want to recommend the following from our friends:

4 Swedes fantastic swing camp The Snowball just opened the registration for a virtual edition https://www.thesnowball.se/

LinaMaria & Jerry from Teater Trassel, known to most of you as teachers, MCs, singers and dancers in our local scene made a Christmas Calendar from their cabin in Ynglingarum…https://www.facebook.com/trasselsagor.

Don’t miss the grand finale of:https://www.facebook.com/Lindychristmas

And lots more that we did not have time to find right now…

Registration is open!

At noon today, the 24th of September we finally open the registration for the fall semester.

At noon today, the 24th of September we finally open the registration for the fall semester. Read more about that here.

Tonight at 18.00 we kick off The Authentic Jazz Solo Swing Dance Project in Malmö. This is already an ongoing thing in Lund every Monday. Both with theme classes of 1-3 occations On the Monday Night Swing, we also have a Swing Practice where you can dance to DJ music in the Grand Hotel ballroom.

 Läs om Måndagsswingen på svenska här

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

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.

Swing n´Blues Summer Sessions

During three summer nights at Mikkeller Pop Up in Moriskans Trädgård Moriskan, HepTown and Cats’ Corner gives you some sweet swing and blues

Mikkeller Pop Up is open: 15-03
Swing and blues music: 19-00
Live on stage about 20.30 and 22.30ish

First out the 14th of June we got the amazing blues artist Christoffer Johansson from Gothenburg…

There is lots of room to just hang out, eat, drink and listen but also a small dance floor if you want to get up and dance.

DJs will be playing swing and blues 19-00 whenever Christoffer Johansson is not playing his two blues sets starting about 20.00 and 22.00.

14/6 Christoffer Johansson
12/7 Swing Street Orchestra
9/8 Nanna Carling Swing Band

www.heptown.com www.catscorner.se www.moriskapaviljongen.se

☞ Mikkeller Pop Up Moriskans Trädgård☜
– Open between 15:00-03:00
– Age limit: 18 years or with guardian
– Wheelchair friendly
– NOTE! We only take card! No cash! ·

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…