Solo Jazz

Learn the popular Authentic Jazz & Charleston moves from the golden era of jazz 

Next round of classes
January - February (dates to be announced)

Registration times
To be announced

Price
Regular: 710 kr for 7 classes of 1 h 15 min
Student: 560 kr for 7 classes of 1 h 15 min

Location 
Happy Feet Studio,
Ørnevej 33, København NV

Questions? 
See Frequently Asked Questions
or Contact Us


Registration for classes

New round of classes starts in January (dates to be announced)

All Beginners Lindy Hop courses Main Lindy Hop courses Collegiate Shag courses Solo Jazz courses Tap dancing Special courses
Monday
Savoy Room
Solo Jazz 1 17:30 - 18:45 Monica
Swing 6 Old Moves Revisited 19:45 - 21:00 Kuno & Monica
Alhambra Room
Solo Jazz 2 17:45 - 19:00 Kuno
Swing 4 19:30 - 20:45 Malene & Libor
Tuesday
Savoy Room
Swing 3 17:45 - 19:00 Johan & Gosia
Swing 7 19:45 - 21:00 Johan & Miranda
Alhambra Room
Saint Louis Shag 17:30 - 18:45 Maja & Eiki
Swing 2 Tuesday 19:30 - 20:45 Gosia & Libor
Wednesday
Savoy Room
Swing 2 Wednesday 17:45 - 19:00 Sandrine & Simon
Swing 1 Wednesday 19:45 - 21:00 Sandrine & Simon
Alhambra Room
Collegiate Shag 2 17:30 - 18:45 Betina & Diane
Collegiate Shag 1 19:30 - 20:45 Jakob & Silke
Smalls Paradise Room
Tap 2 17:30 - 18:45 Javier
Tap 1 19:00 - 20:15 Javier
Thursday
Savoy Room
Swing 1 Thursday 17:45 - 19:00 Julie & Birk
Balboa 2 19:45 - 21:00 Eiki & Miranda
Alhambra Room
Swing 8 17:30 - 18:45 Kuno & Gosia
Swing 5 19:30 - 20:45 Anna & Birk
Smalls Paradise Room
Tap 3 17:30 - 18:45 Javier

Monday

Savoy Room

  • Solo Jazz 1 Teacher: Monica 17:30 - 18:45
  • Swing 6 Old Moves Revisited Teachers: Kuno & Monica 19:45 - 21:00

Alhambra Room

  • Solo Jazz 2 Teacher: Kuno 17:45 - 19:00
  • Swing 4 Teachers: Malene & Libor 19:30 - 20:45

Tuesday

Savoy Room

  • Swing 3 Teachers: Johan & Gosia 17:45 - 19:00
  • Swing 7 Teachers: Johan & Miranda 19:45 - 21:00

Alhambra Room

  • Saint Louis Shag Teachers: Maja & Eiki 17:30 - 18:45
  • Swing 2 Tuesday Teachers: Gosia & Libor 19:30 - 20:45

Wednesday

Savoy Room

  • Swing 2 Wednesday Teachers: Sandrine & Simon 17:45 - 19:00
  • Swing 1 Wednesday Teachers: Sandrine & Simon 19:45 - 21:00

Alhambra Room

  • Collegiate Shag 2 Teachers: Betina & Diane 17:30 - 18:45
  • Collegiate Shag 1 Teachers: Jakob & Silke 19:30 - 20:45

Smalls Paradise Room

  • Tap 2 Teacher: Javier 17:30 - 18:45
  • Tap 1 Teacher: Javier 19:00 - 20:15

Thursday

Savoy Room

  • Swing 1 Thursday Teachers: Julie & Birk 17:45 - 19:00
  • Balboa 2 Teachers: Eiki & Miranda 19:45 - 21:00

Alhambra Room

  • Swing 8 Teachers: Kuno & Gosia 17:30 - 18:45
  • Swing 5 Teachers: Anna & Birk 19:30 - 20:45

Smalls Paradise Room

  • Tap 3 Teacher: Javier 17:30 - 18:45

 

Read our COVID-19 guidelines for classes here  

Level Description

Solo Jazz 1

Description
Solo Jazz 1 is a solo dance class for total beginners, where we will look into the basic Authentic Jazz and Charleston moves. You will learn moves such as Suzy Q, Shorty George, Boogie Back, Boogie Forward, Fall of the Log, Tacky Annie, Bees Knees, Itches etc., and you will learn how to mix them together into short solo routines.

Main routine in Round 6, 2020 (October-December): The Jitterbug Stroll

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

Solo Jazz 2

Description
Solo Jazz 2 is a continuation course for those who already know the basic solo jazz moves. You will be introduced to more advanced moves and variations, as well as transitions between them. 

Plan for Solo Jazz 2 Round 6, 2020 (October-December): After just having finished The Big Apple and Tranky Doo in the two previous rounds, this round will not be focused on learning one of the big routines. Instead, we will work on some shorter but complex routines and spend more time on the finer details like transitions and styling. We will also spend some time talking about improvisation and musicality. Finally, we will end each class with running one of the many classic routines you might be familiar with at this point.

Level Guidance
You need to complete the Solo Jazz 1 course to be able to join this class. However, it's strongly recommended to take the Solo Jazz 1 course a couple of times before moving on. 
If you come from another school, you need to know the basic Solo Jazz moves, such as Suzy Q, Shorty George, Boogie Back, Boogie Forward, Fall of the Log etc. (or have at least 2 months of solo jazz experience) to be able to join this class.

Level Structure

Music from class

We have collected some of our favorite swing songs, which are good for practicing new moves, and put them together in a Spotify and Youtube playlists. 

Open Practice

Come and practice moves from your class during Open Practice. It's free and open for everyone! You might want to bring a partner to dance with though. 

Social Dancing

In Copenhagen you can dance socially almost every evening, and in most cases the entrance is free! Check out our list of venues with recurring social dancing events:

Multiple courses

Sign up for multiple courses in the same round of classes and get 10% discount on each course!
See the overview of all courses we offer this round here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer single classes/tryout classes?
We organize Intro Classes to Swing Dancing during our Friday Parties, which take place in our studio every second/third week. You don't need to sign up beforehand, just show up on the day and pay the entrance to the party at the door. The intro class takes place right before the party. For more information on that, check our Friday Party section.

You can also join an intro class to swing dance in Student House on Tuesdays. See more info about it here.

We don't offer sign ups for single classes to our weekly classes. We need to make sure that our classes are well balanced, so that there is an equal or almost equal amount of followers and leaders (where leaders are usually men and followers are women). Sign ups for single classes would disrupt our leader-follower balance. Therefore it is only possible to sign up for a full round of classes (7 weeks of classes).

Do you teach in Danish or English?
We teach in English because our classes have dancers from all over the world. However, you are welcome to ask questions and speak to us in Danish.
What should I wear?
Anything that you feel comfortable in that doesn't limit your movement. We suggest bringing some extra clothes to change into after class - Lindy Hop is an energetic dance, so you might get sweaty. We have a Shower Area in our studio, where you can take a shower and change clothes before or after class.
Regarding footwear, flat shoes will be the best choice, preferably with a not-too-sticky sole. We do not recommend high heels for beginners. If you want to invest in some good dancing shoes, try these brands: Keds, Aris Allen, Toms, Dance Joy.
What if I miss some classes?
Don't worry if you happen to miss a class or two. We do a recap after all our classes. which students are welcome to film and share with each other. You should be able to get the video from your classmates and practice the moves.

If you feel like you have missed out on too many classes, and you are having trouble catching up with the new material, you can:
• book a private lesson with us, where we will work one-to-one with you on the material. Check our Private Lessons section for more info.
• sign up for the Beginners Course again. It will give you a chance to recap the material you've learned, and catch up with the things you missed.

Regarding refunds: Once the course has begun, we do not offer refunds for any missed classes.

Can I get a refund/sell my registration?
You can have your registration refunded, if you write us latest one week before classes start, after which we do not offer refunds. You may sell your registration to someone else. All we need is an email from you, with their name and email included. Please note: It is not possible to change the follow/lead role of your original registration.
Am I too old/too young to dance swing?
Swing dancing is for everyone, regardless of age. In Copenhagen you can meet swing dancers from every age group, having lots of fun together on the dance-floor. That said, you must be at least 15 years old to join our classes, due to legal regulations. We do not however have a maximum age limit. 🙂
Where can I dance outside of classes?

Friday Parties at Happy Feet Studio
(every second/third week)

Great evenings of dancing and hanging out in in the home of happy feet! Each party starts with an Intro Class to swing dance. After that, the dancefloor is open, and we have plenty of special attractions prepared for you, making each party different and unique.
From time to time there will be live music, dance competitions, dance shows, quizes, intro classes in blues/shag/balboa, and much more. There is also a cozy bar where you can buy drinks and hang out with your friends in between dances.
Get more info about Friday Parties here.

Open Practice in Happy Feet Studio
(almost every day)

You can come to Open Practice in our studio up to three times a week, to practice moves from your class or just dance with your friends. You might want to bring a partner to dance with, but otherwise the dancefloor is open, and the music is playing, so just show up and dance! Open Practice is free and open for everyone, no sign up needed.
Get more info about Open Practice here.

Other social dancing opportunities in Copenhagen:

Tuesday Swing Dance
at Studenterhuset: 19.30 - 23.00

Sunday Swing organized by Swingin' Hepcats
at Indre By Kulturhus: 15.00 - 18.00
(and 16.00 - 19.00 on the 1st Sunday of the month)

Saturday Extra Training organized by SwingShoes
at Vesterbro Kulturhus: 12.00 - 14.00

Apart from that there is also plenty of other events and places where you can dance socially and meet other swing dancers. For more info, check out the Facebook group Swing Dance in Copenhagen - it has over 3000 members and has important updates on swing dance events in Copenhagen.