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

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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.

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.

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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 & timePriceVenue  
D. Lindy Hop: Musicality & Choreography Weekend Malmö 20-21/4, D
Lör & Sön 11-16 2 ggr. Start 20/4. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 850:-.
D20/4Lör & Sön 11-162 ggr850:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöDirect 3 förare och 6 följare anmälda till totalt 40 platser

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…

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
D. Lindy Hop: Connection, D
Mån 18.15-19.45 5 ggr. Start 26/2. Gymnastiksal Lilla, Järnåkraskolan, Lund. Price 650:-.
Instructors LinaMaria, Mattias B.
D26/2Mån 18.15-19.455 ggr650:-Gymnastiksal Lilla, Järnåkraskolan, LundLinaMaria, Mattias BLate 11 förare och 10 följare anmälda till totalt 26 platser
D. Lindy Hop: Connection, D
Tis 18.55-20.15 5 ggr. Start 9/4. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 650:-.
Instructors Ida, Nopa.
D9/4Tis 18.55-20.155 ggr650:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöIda, NopaDirect 7 förare och 9 följare anmälda till totalt 40 platser

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
Tis 18.15-19.35 5 ggr. Start 5/3. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 650:-.
Instructors Tomi, Maria L, Frida.
D5/3Tis 18.15-19.355 ggr650:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöTomi, Maria L, FridaDirect 8 förare och 10 följare anmälda till totalt 40 platser

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.

LevelStartDay & timePriceVenueInstructors  
D. Lindy Hop: Fast is fun! EVEN WEEKS, D
Ons 18.15-19.45 5 ggr. Start 21/2. Gymnastiksal 1, Johannesskolan , Malmö. Price 650:-.
Instructors Helena, Rune.
D21/2Ons 18.15-19.455 ggr650:-Gymnastiksal 1, Johannesskolan , MalmöHelena, RuneLate 5 förare och 5 följare anmälda till totalt 40 platser
D. Lindy Hop: Fast is Fun!, D
Mån 18.15-19.45 5 ggr. Start 1/4. Gymnastiksal Lilla, Järnåkraskolan, Lund. Price 650:-.
Instructors LinaMaria, Mattias B.
D1/4Mån 18.15-19.455 ggr650:-Gymnastiksal Lilla, Järnåkraskolan, LundLinaMaria, Mattias BLate 8 förare och 10 följare anmälda till totalt 26 platser

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 & Lindy Hop Tuesdays
Tis 18.15-22.00 17 ggr. Start 16/1. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price .
16/1Tis 18.15-22.0017 ggrFestsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöInfo
Solo Jazz Dance: The Big Apple Routine, D
Tis 20.00-21.00 5 ggr. Start 5/3. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 450:-.
Instructors Ali.
D5/3Tis 20.00-21.005 ggr450:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöAliDirect 15 anmälda till 40 platser
EMPTY (Solo Jazz) slot that is not yet filled with a course, D
Tis 20.00-21.00 5 ggr. Start 9/4. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price .
Instructors T.B.A..
D9/4Tis 20.00-21.005 ggrFestsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöT.B.A.Interest

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.

Dips & Trix

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Musicality, 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: Musicality & Choreography Weekend Malmö 20-21/4, D
Lör & Sön 11-16 2 ggr. Start 20/4. Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, Malmö. Price 850:-.
D20/4Lör & Sön 11-162 ggr850:-Festsalen, Ungdomens hus, MalmöDirect 3 förare och 6 följare anmälda till totalt 40 platser
D. Lindy Hop: Flying show routine ODD WEEKS, D
Ons 18.15-19.45 5 ggr. Start 14/2. Gymnastiksal 1, Johannesskolan , Malmö. Price 650:-.
Instructors Jenny J, Kim.
D14/2Ons 18.15-19.455 ggr650:-Gymnastiksal 1, Johannesskolan , MalmöJenny J, KimLate 9 förare och 12 följare anmälda till totalt 40 platser

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

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