Improvers Lindy Hop Course 1
Have you got some Beginner Lindy Hop experience and now you're ready to push your dancing to the next level? This program is for you!
This 6 week course is a follow on from our beginners course.
Starting from the point where you are familiar with many of the classic signature patterns and designed to reinforce those same patterns, increase your vocabulary and ability to begin to improvise whilst simultaneously building on your musicality, frame & connection skills.
Designed by Simon Selmon, who is one of the longest running full time professional Lindy Hop teachers in the world. His tried & tested methods will teach you solid fundamentals and the foundations needed to progress to the highest level. At the end of this course you be a more confident dancer, with the ability to choose from multiple variations & options!
Where? CitySport, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP.
Tubes: Barbican, Old Street
When? Sundays 20th January – 24th February 2019
Cost? £60 for 6 weeks or £110 for lead/follow couple
(including a special weekly handout and video recap by email and access to a private Facebook group)
What will I learn?
Over 6 weeks we will review much of our beginners course and learn
To build flow between 6 & 8 count patterns
Increase musicality awareness and practise simple exercises.
Understand compression, tension & tone within the context of dance
Build more connection with your partner
The basics of how to improvise
Good social ethics on the dance floor
Plus course attendees will receive a weekly handout and video recap by email so no problem is you have to miss a week.
You will also have access to a private Facebook group to ask questions and exchange with your fellow students.
Who is this course for?
Students who have attended a minimum of one of our 6 beginners week courses
A minimum of 10 of our beginner drop in classes
Other dance background equivalent to the above (please check with us first if you are not sure)
Feel more confident on the social dance floor
Want to move up to the next level
Looking for a strong foundation with which to grow your dancing
Existing leaders or followers who wish to learn the other role
Looking to make new friends
What is Lindy Hop?
Lindy Hop, the Grand Daddy of Swing, is a jazzy, energetic dance which was primarily born out of Harlem ballrooms in the late 1920s and 30s.
It was claimed the term 'Lindy Hop' was first coined by George "Shorty" Snowden, drawing inspiration from Lindbergh's pioneering aeroplane flight across the Atlantic in 1927.
Characterized by imaginative combinations of 6 & 8 count moves, acrobatic lifts and "breakaways" in which partners separate and improvise steps individually, the dance is free spirited and fun, encouraging creativity and innovation.
This is perhaps why, 90 years on from its inception in ballrooms such as the famous Savoy, Lindy Hop is enjoyed today by a new generation of dancers around the world, all bringing something original to the dance and making it their own.
Who are your teachers?
Simon Selmon and Anna Lambrechts, the experts in getting you on the dance floor.
We love to dance and we are passionate about sharing the magic that dance can bring into your life.
All our courses have been carefully designed by Simon and bring over 30 years of experience learning from many original and modern masters of the dance.
Can I drop in?
Sorry this is a progressive course, designed to be followed as a whole, if you are unable to attend a week you will receive the video review for you to practice on your own and we will help you catch up in the next class.
What happens in the unlikely event this course is not for me?
No problem we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If after you attend the first lesson this course is not for you just tell us at the end of the class and we will send you a full refund (including the first week which you can have on us), no quibbles, no fuss. 100% safe.
We offer two improver 6 week courses (course 1 & 2), which are independent and can be taken in any order. Whilst we repeat many of the basics there are new variations on each course. We recommend completing both improvers courses before moving to intermediates.