Learn Lindy Hop

The most popular of the swing dances

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 Swing 1 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

Swing 1 is a course for complete beginners. No prior dance experience is needed.

Partner Rotation

Please note that there is partner rotation in all our Swing 1 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 (Swing 1):

Description

Swing 2 is a continuation from the Swing 1 course (Beginners Course).

We will keep on working on the basic moves and techniques, and we will introduce a new  type of footwork: the 8 count. The main focus of this course will be on learning the famous  Swingout. We will also teach you how to switch between 6-count and 8-count moves in  both groove-walk and triple step rhythm, and how to integrate them into your dancing.  You will also learn the 30s Charleston (the “evolved” version of 20s Charleston, with  kicks), and its basic variations, such as Kick-Through and Hand-to-Hand.

PLEASE NOTE:  Some of our 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

You need to complete the Swing 1 course to be able to join this class. If you come from  another school, you need to have at least 2 months of swing dance experience to be able  to join this class.

Class material demo

Watch this video to see what to expect on the Swing 2 course:

Description

Swing 3 is a continuation from the Swing 2 course.

We will add more 8 count moves (e.g. Outside Turn), and styling variations (e.g. Swivels).  We will introduce fast turns on the spot for both followers and leaders. We will teach you  how to do the 6-count moves, which you have previously learned, with the more  fast-paced and energetic kick steps. You will also be introduced to Tandem Charleston  and its basic variations.

PLEASE NOTE:  Some of our 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

You need to complete the Swing 2 course to be able to join this class. If you come from  another school, you need to have at least 4 months of swing dance experience to be able  to join this class.

Class material demo

Watch this video to see what to expect on the Swing 3 course:

Description

Swing 4 is a continuation from the Swing 3 course.

From this level and up, the class material becomes more open and is adjusted to the  needs of the class participants. You will learn more swingout variations (e.g. Texas  Tommy), more 30s Charleston variations (e.g. S-turn to Tandem Charleston),  as well as  turns with travelling in both triple step and Groove-Walk rhythm. You will also learn how to  spice up your footwork with small variations.

Level guidance

 You need to complete the Swing 3 course to be able to join this class. If you come from  another school, you need to have at least 6 months of swing dance experience to be able  to join this class.

Description

Swing 5 is a continuation from the Swing 4 course.

The class material on this level is more open and it is adjusted to the needs of the class  participants. You will learn some of the more complex moves, such as: Sugar Push, Sailor  Step, Barrel Roll, and Airplane Charleston. The main points of focus will be connection  exercises, turning technique and footwork variations.

Level guidance

You need to complete the Swing 4 course to be able to join this class. If you come from  another school, you need to have at least 8 months of swing dance experience to be able  to join this class.

Description

Swing 6 is a continuation from the Swing 5 course.

It is a course for dancers on an intermediate level, who want to expand their vocabulary of  moves and techniques. You are expected to stay on this level for at least a few rounds of  classes before moving on to a higher level. To keep the classes fresh and interesting,  each round will have a different theme, always with new moves and variations.

Level guidance
You don’t have to audition for this class, but you need to complete the Swing 5 course to be able to join. If you come from another school, you need to have at least 10 months of swing dance experience to be able to join this class.

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Themes in Round 3, 2024 (May-June):

Swing 6 Monday: “Fun & Playfulness ” with Alexander & Patricia

If you ever feel like you’re just dancing the same moves over and over again, then this is the class for you. Here you will learn how to discover new variations for yourself as well as how to have more fun with the steps you already know.
You will get tools to be more creative in your dancing and improvise magical and silly moments with your partner. You will also learn how to connect more with the music and discover your own self-expression and dance more like YOU – not anyone else.
It’s going to be fun, silly, creative, fun, challenging and – most of all – fun!

Swing 6 Wednesday: “Old Moves Revisited” with Kuno & Helena

In this course, we will get a bit nostalgic and go back through the most essential of the moves from Swing 1 to Swing 5.
It’s normal to forget a lot of the material you learn along the way and so this class can both be a great chance for you to relearn some of the more classic steps as well as a new chance to master them fully. For each move, we will both work on the technique needed to improve, as well as new variations and playful approaches to the moves.

Description

Swing 7 is a class for experienced dancers, where we focus mainly on technique and  quality of the dance. The content of this course is partly shaped by the students. At the  beginning of each round the teachers ask the students what techniques and moves they  would like to work on, and they incorporate the wishes into the course material.

Level guidance

We recommend taking at least two rounds of classes on Swing 6 before signing up for  Swing 7. If you come from another school, we recommend that you have at least 12 months of swing dance experience to be able to join this class.

Obligatory Level Placement for new participants

To ensure a proper level in class, all new participants will have to come to Level  Placement first, to be accepted to the course. Once you have been accepted, you can  continue taking classes on this level in the future rounds as well, without having to come  to Level Placement again.
Read more about Level Placement here

Description

Swing 8 is the highest level in Happy Feet Studio.

This course is dedicated to experienced and skilled dancers, who want to keep on  improving their dancing – the Lindy Hop addicts.

You will work on challenging moves and concepts, with a lot of focus on technique. The  content of this course is partly shaped by the students. At the beginning of each round the  teachers ask the students what techniques and moves they would like to work on, and  they incorporate the wishes into the course material.

Level guidance

This is the highest level of classes in Happy Feet Studio. We recommend taking at least  two rounds of classes on Swing 7 before signing up for Swing 8.

Obligatory Level Placement for new participants

To ensure a proper level in class, all new participants will have to come to Level  Placement first, to be accepted to the course. Once you have been accepted, you can  continue taking classes on this level in the future rounds as well, without having to come  to Level Placement again. Read more about Level Placement here.

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.

Next round of classes
6th of March – 4th of May

Next Round of classes

Summer workshops in July
All through July, you can take exciting dance workshops at Happy Feet Studio! You can choose between 3-5 workshops per week, in various swing dances ☀️
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Weekly courses

Starting from August 5th, we will offer new weekly courses
in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz and Tap.

Registration will open on Thursday, 18/7, at noon.

Level Guidelines

• From Swing 1 to Swing 5 you take each level for one round (7 to 8 weeks), and then you move to the next level

• From Swing 6 – Theme and up, you are expected to stay at least a few rounds on each level

• On lower levels there are several courses with the same material, just on different days. Choose the one that fits your schedule best

• Feel like you need more repetition? You can take the same level again 

• If you have had a break in taking classes for 4 months or more, you must repeat your last level, to ensure that you can follow the classes

Level Placement

Do you want to join Swing 7 or Swing 8 for  the first time?
Or do you come from another school, and don’t know which level fits you best?Come to Level Placement!
Participation fee: 50dkk.
You need to sign to book a  spot beforehand.

What is Lindy Hop?

The Lindy Hop, originally known as the Jitterbug in Europe, is an energetic and fun partner dance. The main goal of the dance is to master improvising moves on the fly with changing dance partners.

Lindy Hop is danced at parties and other social occasions, and the perhaps most memorable moves are the acrobatic jumps in the air, named “aerials”.

Our beginners course in Lindy Hop is named “Swing 1” and is tailored towards creating a great first experience for complete beginners of all ages – and you don’t even need to sign up with a partner. 

Click on the video below to watch Lindy Hop in Denmark’s Got Talent, shared by Happy Feet teachers.

Recommended shoes for Lindy Hop

Flat shoes will be the best choice, preferably with a bit slidey sole and with a padded/cushioned insole, for better comfort. For beginners, regular sneakers would  often be enough (just check if you can slide and turn in them without getting stuck or making a squeak sound on the floor).

If you want to invest in proper dance shoes,
try one of these brands:

They are all based in  Europe, and they all have options for women and men.

For women: We recommend completely flat or low heel (max 3-4cm) shoes, especially in the first year of dancing.

Open Practice

Come and practice material from your class during Open Practice. It’s free  and open for everyone! Consider bringing a partner to dance with though. 

Swing Music

We have collected some of our favorite swing  songs, which are good for  practicing, and we put them together in a Spotify playlist 

Teachers

See our full teachers team consisting of almost 40 teachers, all very passionate and eager to share their knowledge with you!