Summer lessons 2018

Summerlessons 

No need to stop dancing when the temperature is rising! During summer we offer you a swing dance programme on many different topics. You can pick and choose the ones you like. Registration opens friday June 8 at 18.00 hr. 

 

Are you an absolute beginner in Lindy Hop? Sorry, these classes are not meant for you. However, throughout the summer we are at several festivals to dance and give taster classes. Check out the Roffaswing Facebook page for the event calendar. In September we will start a new round of classes.

 

Mini Course Slow Bal

All levels 

In this swing dance we move on slow jazz music. Slow Bal has become a blanket term for a few different dances and styles. The one we focused on is called Dean's Slow Bal. We call it Dean’s because it is specific to the way Dean Raftery and his wife Nancy would dance to slow music, NOT in the 30’s or 40’s but far later in the late 80’s early 90's. The step and the way it moved was specific to this couple. It has a wonderfull flow and lots of playfullness. In this course we will cover the basic step of Slow Bal and some variations with it. You will also learn some Balboa inspired moves and add your own personal styling to the dance. 

Dates:
Wednesday 11 July
Wednesday 18 July
Wednesday 25 July
Wednesday 1 August

Time: 19.30 - 21.00 hr (note this is a 1,5 hour class)
Price: 60 euro (for the complete course of 6 hours)
Teachers: Deirdre and Luciën

Shim Sham beginners  - July 10

All levels 

Tata tadada tadada tadada... yes, it is Shim Sham time! 
When 'T'aint what you do' is played during socials, everybody runs to the dancefloor to join in this fun short routine. Maybe you have seen it, and tried to copy it already?
In this workshop we teach you all the steps and practise the whole routine. No more fake it until you make it!

Time: 19.30 -20.45 hr
Price: 10 euro 
Teacher: Deirdre

Sweet sweet sugar pushes  - July 17

All levels 
Blue and above
 

Do you want to learn the sweetest swing move ever? This is your chance! A sugar push is a very dynamic and playful six count shape that offers a lot of options for variations, as well as an opportunity to work on technique and connection between partners. In the first hour we will start with the fundamentals of the sugar push (all levels). In the second hour (blue and above) we will explore the dynamic of the move and dive deeper into different variations.

Time: 19.30 -20.30 hr (all levels), 20.45-22.00 hr (blue and above)
Price: 10 euro - 12,50 euro
Teacher: Ellen and Jakob

"T'aint what you do it's the way that you do it....."  - July 23

All levels 
"T'aint what you do it's the way that you do it..." (Not a shim sham!). Feel the rhythm and discover the original Lindy spirit. This workshop will explore freedom for leaders and followers, and help improve your social dance skills!

Blue and above
"You can try hard, don't mean the thing, take it easy, breezy, than your jive will swing!" You have the Lindy spirit in you, and want to elaborate your partnership more? Than this workshop is for you! It will free your mind.

Time: 19.30 -20.30 hr (All levels), 20.45-21.45 hr (Blue and above)
Price: 10 euro per lesson
Teacher: Egle and Ewan

Swing out special  - July 31

All levels 
Join us for a class filled with swingout fun! In the All-level class, we will play with rhythms and variations for you to bring into a partner conversation. This class will inspire you to feel more free and play around with the music, all while making you feel more comfortable in your swingouts.

Blue and above
Besides rhythms and variations to play with the music and bring into partner conversation, we will also include the element of surprise! The ‘swingout feeling’ can be found in many places in the dance and we will explore some possibilities for introducing it and surprising your partner.
 
Time: 19.30 -20.45 hr (All levels), 21.00-22.15 hr (Blue and above) 
Price: 12,50 euro per lesson
Teacher: Egle and Luciën
 

Tranky Doo refresher  - August 2

All levels - Tranky Doo experience

So, you've taken a course in Tranky doo before, but your memory fails you - any attempts at the routine become more of a 'tranky don't!' If you've already had a course in the routine, but find that your memory is completely dried up, Becky will be teaching a 2 hour refresher lesson to jog your memories of this fun dance. Please note, having taken a course of tranky doo in the past is a requirement for this course!'

Time: 19.30 -21.30 hr 
Price: 15 euro
Teacher: Becky

Jazz routine AND New Al & Leon Routine  - August 23

All levels 
Solo Jazz (all-levels) In this class we will work on a short rhythmical Jazz routine. Whether it's your first time trying Solo Jazz or whether you already have some experience, everyone will be challenged!

Blue and above or jazz experience
Al & Leon routine Al Minns and Leon James were two of the Savoy greats, African-American dancers that stood at the birth of Lindy Hop and Jazz dancing. Want to get acquainted with the unique style of these two dancers? Or did you do the winter class and are you eager for more? Then join me for a routine with both Solo and partnered elements (some Jazz experience required, no lead/follow subscription necessary). 

Time: 19.30 -20.30 hr (Jazz routine) - 20.45-21.45 hr (Al & Leon Routine)
Price: 10 euro
Teacher: Jeroen

Call to arms - August 28

All levels 

Whilst dancing our thoughts are usually occupied by what our feet are doing, almost forgetting that we can also use our upper body and (unconnected) arms in our dancing. In this arm-azing class we will give you several tools and methods to creatively use these body parts.

Time: 19.30 -20.30 hr 
Price: 10 euro
Teacher: Zoë and Jeroen

Life in flowmotion - August 28

All levels 

Flow is an often-used descriptor in partner dancing. But what does it actually mean and how can we achieve it ourselves? And how can we still be creative while flowing? Find out in this workshop!

Time: 20.45 - 21.45 hr 
Price: 10 euro
Teacher: Zoë and Jeroen

All levels 
Solo Jazz (all-levels) In this class we will work on a short rhythmical Jazz routine. Whether it's your first time trying Solo Jazz or whether you already have some experience, everyone will be challenged!

 

Time: 19.30 -20.30 hr (Jazz routine)
Price: 10 euro
Teacher: Jeroen

Blue and above or jazz experience
Al & Leon routine Al Minns and Leon James were two of the Savoy greats, African-American dancers that stood at the birth of Lindy Hop and Jazz dancing. Want to get acquainted with the unique style of these two dancers? Or did you do the winter class and are you eager for more? Then join me for a routine with both Solo and partnered elements (some Jazz experience required, no lead/follow subscription necessary). 

Time:  20.45-21.45 hr (Al & Leon Routine)
Price: 10 euro
Teacher: Jeroen

Call to arms - August 28

All levels 

Whilst dancing our thoughts are usually occupied by what our feet are doing, almost forgetting that we can also use our upper body and (unconnected) arms in our dancing. In this arm-azing class we will give you several tools and methods to creatively use these body parts.

Time: 19.30 -20.30 hr 
Price: 10 euro
Teacher: Zoë and Jeroen

28-08-2018

Life in flowmotion - August 28

All levels 

Flow is an often-used descriptor in partner dancing. But what does it actually mean and how can we achieve it ourselves? And how can we still be creative while flowing? Find out in this workshop!

Time: 20.45 - 21.45 hr 
Price: 10 euro
Teacher: Zoë and Jeroen