Course descriptions

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Level description

Description

The focus of this course is to learn the swinging partner dance: Lindy Hop. 

This course is the perfect introduction to the basics of Lindy Hop and the main goal of the course is to practise leading and following, and prepare you to go social dancing at swing dance parties. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Some of our Beginner Courses in Lindy Hop courses are ELEF (Everybody Leads Everybody Follows). When signing up to an ELEF course, you don’t need to choose whether you are joining as a leader or follower, since you will be dancing both roles in class.

Level Guidance

This is a course for complete beginners. No prior dance experience is needed.

Partner Rotation

Please note that there is partner rotation in all our Lindy Hop classes to improve the leading  and following skills of the participants.

Class Material Demo

Watch this video to see what to expect on the Beginners Course:

Description

Are you ready to elevate your 6-count triple steps? Join us for a fun-filled course brimming with cool and quirky 6-count moves that will enhance your triple step footwork. Explore a wide range of triple step variations and add a new flair to your Lindy Hop skills.
Perfect for dancers looking to refine their technique and find new inspiration!

Level guidance

Recommended for dancers from Swing 2-5. If you are coming from another school, you must have taken Lindy Hop classes for at least two months. 

Teachers

Rune & Namiko

Description

Designed for those still new to Lindy Hop as well as those looking to improve on their basics, this course starts with the core principles of Swingouts and 8-count rhythms. You’ll focus on mastering the fundamental techniques, ensuring a strong grasp of each movement and rhythm. Through practical exercises, you’ll learn to execute classic 8-count steps confidently and with grace. By the end of this course, you’ll gain a robust understanding of these foundational elements, setting the stage for more advanced exploration in Lindy Hop.

Level guidance

Recommended for dancers from Swing 3-5. If you are coming from another school, you must have taken Lindy Hop classes for at least four months. 

Teachers

Niomi & Birk

Description

This class will focus on improving your 30’s Charleston dancing – also called ‘Lindy Charleston’ because of the central place it has in modern Lindy Hop.
We will work on breaking down the most important 30’s Charleston moves like Tandem Charleston, so we understand how to lead/follow each part of the steps and have good quality of movement and good flow. We will also play around with some cool and unique variations and work on creative ways you can add musicality into your Charleston dancing.

Level guidance

Recommended for dancers from Swing 4-7. If you are coming from another school, you must have taken Lindy Hop classes for at least six months. 

Teachers

Alexander & Helena

Description

Turns are among the most flashy and fun moves in Lindy Hop. A good turn is exhilarating and exciting, while a bad turn can crash harder than most other moves.

In this class, we will work on your basic turning technique and help you understand the many different types of turns in Lindy Hop. We will discuss how to lead/follow the difference between stepping or triple stepping through a turn and how to speed up or slow down a turn.

Level guidance

Recommended for dancers from Swing 5-8. If you are coming from another school, you must have taken Lindy Hop classes for at least eight months. 

Teachers

Isak & Gosia

Description

In this class, we will touch on the many different ways you can add Musicality into your Lindy Hop dancing. You will learn how to create improvisations on the fly and learn how to let your dancing be inspired by the music. We will teach you how to think of yourself as one of the musicians in the band, which will help you adapt your dance to fit the theme and style of the music. Dancing with musicality can feel a bit overwhelming at first, when you are just trying to stay connected to your partner and stay in rhythm. But with a few easy tricks and some great exercises, you will quickly feel it makes everything easier and understand it’s essential to any good dance.

Level guidance

Recommended for dancers from Swing 5-8. If you are coming from another school, you must have taken Lindy Hop classes for at least eight months. 

Teachers

Kuno & Madison

Description

This is a dynamic and challenging class designed for experienced Lindy Hoppers who want to take their Swingouts and 8-count steps to the next level. The course will begin by reviewing the fundamental techniques and rhythms, before moving on to more complex ideas for styling and variating classic 8-count moves like the Swingout. 

By the end of the course, you will have a deeper understanding of the 8-count rhythm as well as the Swingout, bringing you closer to perfecting your Lindy Hop. 

Level guidance

Recommended for dancers from Swing 6-8. If you are coming from another school, you must have taken Lindy Hop classes for a year or more to join. 

Teachers

Johan & Sandrine

Description

Do you already have some experience dancing Lindy Hop and are you curious about learning to dance both roles? Then we have just the course for you!

Our ELEF for Everyone course is a Lindy Hop course taught in the ELEF style, meaning “Everybody Leads Everybody Follows”. 

This course is an offer to the people who just finished our latest ELEF courses in May-June. It is also very much an offer to more experienced dancers who might only know one of the roles and are curious about learning ‘the other side’. Everyone is welcome!

Learning to dance both roles and seamlessly switch between them takes time and practice, but mastering both sides of this wonderful dance is an incredibly exciting and satisfying experience. Learning twice the roles really is twice the fun! 

Level guidance

You must either have taken one of our ELEF courses previously, or if you have only learned one role so far, you should have taken classes for at least six months to join.

Teachers

Madison & Cecilie

 

Description

Are you getting tired of the usual 6-count and 8-count footwork? Then let’s spice it up by mixing up your normal rhythms to unleash creativity in your dancing! In this course we will show you how to break your footwork down into smaller pieces, and modify it in exciting ways – all while keeping the flow of the dance. You will learn classic footwork patterns like Kick-Ball-Change and Scissor Kicks. You will also learn to create your own new footwork and explore new types of rhythms that you can add to your dancing. You will never be bored with your own dancing again! 

Level guidance

Recommended for dancers from Swing 6-8. If you are coming from another school, you must have taken Lindy Hop classes for a year or more to join. 

Teachers

Lasse & Karolina S.

Level description

>> Please note <<
This Balboa course will last 4 weeks (from August 21st – September 12th), and will therefore cost less than the other courses (see prices in the Registration Form)
 
Description (Round 4, 2024)

This course will expand on the finer elements of Balboa with a focus on rhythm, musicality, tempo and partnership. Basic elements will be expanded upon and classic figures will be refined.

Level guidance
This course is open to those dancers that completed the previous Balboa for Experienced Swing Dancers before the summer.
However, if you have completed Swing 7 or above in Happy Feet Studio, Lindy 7 or above in SwingShoes or the highest level at HepCats and have previous experience with Balboa, you can contact the studio to see if this course is right for you.
 
Please note: There is partner rotation in all our Balboa classes to improve the leading and following skills of the participants.
 
Shoes

For followers: Slippery shoes are the best, and having dance shoes with a slightly elevated heel is even better. See an example here.

For leaders: Slippery shoes are the best, and having dress shoes with a classic heel is even better. See an example here.

>> Please note <<
This Balboa course will last 5 weeks (from August 14th – September 12th), and will therefore cost less than the other courses (see prices in the Registration Form)
 
Description (Round 4, 2024)

In this class, we will bring your Balboa to the next level. We will introduce new perspectives to figures and moves that you already know. We will challenge ourselves with adding new shapes to known patterns and experiment with ways to transform any figure.

 
Level guidance
A minimum of 14 weeks of Balboa classes is required to join. You should have taken at least 2 courses in Balboa in Happy Feet Studio or equivalent in other clubs to join. You should know the basics of Balboa, including the Balboa Basic, Come Around and basic Out & Ins.

Please note: There is partner rotation in all our Balboa classes to improve the leading and following skills of the participants.

 

Shoes

For followers: Slippery shoes are the best, and having dance shoes with a slightly elevated heel is even better. See an example here.

For leaders: Slippery shoes are the best, and having dress shoes with a classic heel is even better. See an example here.

Level description

Description

Collegiate Shag is a fun and playful dance where you can really get silly with your partner. And if you already dance Lindy Hop or Balboa then you can learn Shag very quickly and use many of the figures and techniques you already know.

In this course, we will get you into shag quickly, including teaching you:

– The basic step (even easier than Lindy or Bal)

– How to take the figures you know from Lindy Hop and dance them in Shag

– Amazing & unique shag figures

– Musicality, breaks and advanced silliness

We will also focus on how to make your Shag chill and relaxed at faster tempos, so you can keep dancing all night long! 

Level Guidance

A minimum of 8 months of Lindy Hop classes or similar in other swing dances. 

Level description

Description

Focus points in Round 4, 2024 (August-September), taught by Anna Dyrby:

In this beginner Solo Jazz class, you will get cracking on all the fundamentals of the african american “vernacular jazz”. In her usual playful teaching style, Anna Dyrby will introduce all the cool moves, styles and her no-fear improvisational games, so you too can rock the social dance floor with all your friends. 
 
Classic routines like the Shim Sham? Nah, not in this class, but check out her Summer Workshop to learn how to ace that one!
Bring your water bottle and dance shoes, and get ready for some fun!

Level Guidance

You don’t need any prior dance experience to join this course. But if you have danced swing or another dance before, then that’s of course an advantage.

Description

Focus points in Round 4, 2024 (August-September), taught by Jordan:

The Improvers class is for those who already have some experience with solo dancing. Here the focus is on increasing your Jazz step vocabulary and on feeling comfortable with a variety of rhythms and movements. All served alongside the jam circle culture. A communal space of protection and elevation, of unique creativity and exploration.

Level Guidance

You should have taken at least a beginner course in Solo Jazz previously.

Level description

Level Guidance

No previous experience required. We go through basic steps, we dance some nice choreographies, and we introduce you to the very beginning of improvisation.

Level Guidance

This is for you who already have tried tap, and you feel confident in executing basic steps as shuffles and flaps. You can follow the music and maybe you want to bang the floor by your own.

Level Guidance

You have already tap danced for one good year, and you want to improve and try different styles and rhythms. You have a basic understanding of tap musicality and improvisation.

Level Guidance

You have been tap dancing for 2-3 years and you have a good library of steps, rhythms, tap music structure, you are quick to learn new material, and you are familiar with some improvisation.

Description

In the Swing Choir, we’ll sing some famous jazzy & swingy tunes, maybe even in different harmonies, in a fun and entertaining way. The choir is led by Christine Schøtt. Christine has a master (cand.phil.) in musicology and is an experienced singer, voice coach (Anne Rosing Institute) and choral conductor. On top of that, she loves to tap and Lindy Hop!

Level Guidance

No previous experience is required to join, just a desire to try something unique and have a great time. As a bonus, you can obtain an even better understanding of the great swing tunes that you love dancing to! So come sing and swing with the choir!