Solo Jazz / Authentic Jazz / Jazz Roots

As the solo dance of the Swing family, Authentic Jazz is a blanket term for a number of popular dances and steps from the 1920s and ‘30s – The Charleston, tap and a big amount of Lindy Hop community related jazz routines where the most known one is the Shim Sham Shimmy.

With many different steps and routines dancing solo jazz is a great way to gain body control, exercise and get your feet moving. A reward in itself and also mandatory for any Lindy Hopper that want to progress beyond the basics

Authentic Jazz, Solo Jazz, Vernacular solo jazz, African American Vernacular Jazz, Jazz Roots are all words used for this. The term African American Vernacular Jazz does however also include partner dances dances like Lindy Hop….

Solo Jazz?

When we list a class as a solo Jazz Class our intention is that the class is about steps that you can use in your Lindy Hop and Lindy Hop community related solo jazz routines. Some classes will be a specific routine and others will teach steps, improvisation and how to have fun with it and make it your own.

Classes and courses in Malmö and Lund

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 8 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

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