Essential building blocks to become a great Lindy Hopper

Basic classes: A-C
Building blocks: (D) Swing-out, Musicality, Connection, Tempo etc

If you have already mastered the basic classes A-C, it’s time for the new building blocks. For convenience marked D in the schedule but the intended participant goes way beyond the previous D.intermediate level.

The building blocks have no internal order and essential blocks are intended too recur in varied and evolved orms each year so that you can repeat several times until you master them all and are ready for higher levels.

You will recognize certain concepts from lower levels, but do know that we now will dig much deeper and challenge you to become a much better dancer.

The intention is that if you master these you will pass the audition for the E-level.

NOTE! To master these classes you need to also social dance a lot

Full semester?

Do you want to avoid choosing and signing up for several individual blocks? Did you like the old D-courses when you only had to sign up for one course to get lessons for a whole semester? Sign up for FULL SEMESTER and we’ll do the rest. Those who register for the full semester have certain priority over those who are only registered for individual blocks

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
D. Lindy Hop: FULL SEMESTER Wednesdays *, D
Ons 18.15-19.45 13 ggr. Start 4/9. Spegelsalen, Moriska Paviljongen, Malmö. Price 1470:-.
D4/9Ons 18.15-19.4513 ggr1470:-Spegelsalen, Moriska Paviljongen, MalmöLottery
D. Lindy Hop FULL SEMESTER Mondays, D
Mån 18.15-19.45 15 ggr. Start 9/9. Gymnastiksal 43, Lerbäckskolan, Lund. Price 1690:-.
Instructors LinaMaria, Mattias B.
D9/9Mån 18.15-19.4515 ggr1690:-Gymnastiksal 43, Lerbäckskolan, LundLinaMaria, Mattias BDirect 2 förare och 5 följare anmälda till totalt 24 platser
D. Lindy Hop: FULL SEMESTER Tuesdays *, D
Tis 18.15-19.45 15 ggr. Start 10/9. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 1690:-.
D10/9Tis 18.15-19.4515 ggr1690:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöLottery

Essential building blocks

While keeping with the main goal in the name, content in blocks with the same name will vary slightly from semester to semester and even more so between different teachers. It is a good idea to take the same block several times, preferably for different instructors. Swing-out is such an important block that we start each semester with it and offer it as both longer and shorter courses for several different teachers. We really like for everyone get at least a short Swing-out block done before they go on the other blocks.

Swing-out!

Swing-out is truly a core figure in Lindy Hop!

In the short one we will go thru the essentials.

Swing-out is included every semester as it is a requirement to attend the other blocks. It is also the block you should repeat the most times. Preferably every semester.

In the longer course we will really get into the details and go through some major styles and many variations and work on getting that really nice feeling.

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
D. Lindy Hop: Swing-out! *, D
Ons 18.15-19.45 3 ggr. Start 4/9. Spegelsalen, Moriska Paviljongen, Malmö. Price 390:-.
Instructors Annette, Johan N.
D4/9Ons 18.15-19.453 ggr390:-Spegelsalen, Moriska Paviljongen, MalmöAnnette, Johan NInfo
D. Lindy Hop: Swing-out!, D
Mån 18.15-19.35 5 ggr. Start 9/9. Gymnastiksal 43, Lerbäckskolan, Lund. Price 650:-.
Instructors LinaMaria, Mattias B.
D9/9Mån 18.15-19.355 ggr650:-Gymnastiksal 43, Lerbäckskolan, LundLinaMaria, Mattias BInfo
D. Lindy Hop: Swing-out! & ... *, D
Tis 18.15-19.45 5 ggr. Start 10/9. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 650:-.
Instructors Maria L, Frida, Tomi.
D10/9Tis 18.15-19.455 ggr650:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöMaria L, Frida, TomiInfo

Musicality

Communicating, improvising and together and individually really dance to the music is the real core of Lindy hop. The dance should reflect; the feeling and energy of the song, the rhythm / how it is syncopated etc, breaks, the different individual instruments and the song’s different rhythm, feeling and energy and even the lyrics.

With different steps, exercises and figures that feel different to different types of swing music, we will help you find your musicality while you increase your ability to communicate and improvise in the dance

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
D. Lindy Hop: Musicality, D
Mån 18.15-19.45 5 ggr. Start 18/11. Gymnastiksal 43, Lerbäckskolan, Lund. Price 650:-.
Instructors LinaMaria, Mattias B.
D18/11Mån 18.15-19.455 ggr650:-Gymnastiksal 43, Lerbäckskolan, LundLinaMaria, Mattias BInfo

Connection

Really good connection with really good leading/following is the biggest factor that makes up really popular social dancers. In this course, technique exercises to improve yours are mixed with cool figures that highlights the same thing…

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Happy Feet

Lots of steps and variations that will make your feet happy and your dance more creative, fun and personal

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
D. Lindy Hop: Happy feet, D
Mån 18.15-19.45 5 ggr. Start 14/10. Gymnastiksal 43, Lerbäckskolan, Lund. Price 650:-.
Instructors LinaMaria, Mattias B.
D14/10Mån 18.15-19.455 ggr650:-Gymnastiksal 43, Lerbäckskolan, LundLinaMaria, Mattias BInfo

Fast is Fun!

Of course, to be able to dance fast, you first need to dance a lot. Frequent social dancing is therefore a prerequisite to be able to keep up with this course. In this course, different techniques and exercises to get your feet moving faster are mixed with different steps and turns that target the same thing. We also put in steps and tours that let you “rest” despite fast music and explored what suits different types of fast music.

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Slow & Groovy

Lindy Hop to slow music can be absolutely amazing but easily gets stiff and boring. It can feel difficult to get an eventful and interesting dance with that nice feeling. In this course, we teach you how to adapt steps, style and figures so that it fits the slow music and feels natural. Specific dips, tricks, tips and figures are mixed with exercises for improvisation and musicality. As a bonus, it can then also look really cool.

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Solo Jazz

Att kunna dansa själv är en förutsättning för att bli riktigt bra på Lindy Hop. Att känna till de vanligaste jazzstegen tillhör dessutom allmänbildningen i Lindy Hop och något du förutsätts kunna när du kommer till andra dansläger. Att träna solo jazz bygger koordination och ökar kontrollen över den egna kroppen.

Solo Jazz erbjuds i många olika former, ofta som individuella kurser i olika jazzrutiner där Shim Sham är den absolut vanligaste. Även om det inte tillhör allmänbildning att kunna alla andra så innehåller de steg som du bör kunna som även kan användas när du dansar Lindy Hop

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
Solo Jazz, Street Dance & Lindy Hop Tuesdays
Tis 18.15-22.00 15 ggr. Start 3/9. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö.
3/9Tis 18.15-22.0015 ggrFestsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöInfo
A. Solo Jazz Dance: beginners' course, Jenny's Jazz style part 1-3, A-D
Tis 20.00-21.00 5 ggr. Start 10/9. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 450:-.
Instructors Jenny G.
A-D10/9Tis 20.00-21.005 ggr450:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöJenny GDirect 6 anmälda till 40 platser
B. Solo Jazz Dance: continued course **, B
Tis 20.00-21.00 5 ggr. Start 15/10. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 450:-.
Instructors T.B.A., Jenny G, Erika M.
B15/10Tis 20.00-21.005 ggr450:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöT.B.A., Jenny G, Erika MDirect Ingen anmäld till 40 platser
Street Dance (for Lindy Hoppers) *, A
Tis 20.00-21.30 4 ggr. Start 19/11. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 680:-.
Instructors Theresa Gustavsson.
A19/11Tis 20.00-21.304 ggr680:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöTheresa GustavssonDirect 3 anmälda till 55 platser

More building blocks

More building blocks are blocks that are currently not considered mandatory and may not recur in this particular form but still contains fun things that everyone should know.

New themes

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
D. Lindy Hop: Tricky moves and techniques *, D
Tis 18.15-19.35 5 ggr. Start 8/10. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 650:-.
Instructors Ida, Nopa.
D8/10Tis 18.15-19.355 ggr650:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöIda, NopaInfo

Choreography, Show & Jam

Dancing to the music together in a group is very rewarding and fun. These courses approach this in very different ways.

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
D. Lindy Hop: The Show Group *, D
Ons 18.15-19.45 10 ggr. Start 2/10. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 1250:-.
Instructors Jenny J, Kim.
D2/10Ons 18.15-19.4510 ggr1250:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöJenny J, KimInfo

Switch, steal & takeover

Being able to both lead and follow is a prerequisite for truly understanding the dance. Being able to then steal, hand over or just switch smoothly makes the dance very fun and eventful.

You only need to know one dance role in advance (lead or follow), we will teach you a little about the other role.

  • Switch is when changing roles during the dance.
  • Steal is when a 3rd person comes and steals one of the dancers, example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv8L4rhgnD0
  • Takeover (or hijack) is when follow take over leading briefly for a 4-count or so

Individual courses will focus on different parts of the above.

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
D. Lindy Hop: ELEF & SWITCH *, D
Tis 18.15-19.45 5 ggr. Start 12/11. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 650:-.
Instructors Ida, Nopa.
D12/11Tis 18.15-19.455 ggr650:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöIda, NopaInfo

Dips & Trix

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