Class & Level Info

The term classes and levels will be used interchangeably. For all practical purposes, you can look at them as the one and the same.

Level A (Absolute beginners): Welcome to Lindyhop

You will begin your lindyhop journey at swingstreet in this level. This level is meant for those who are absolutely new to lindyhop and are about to learn their first steps. By the end of this level, you should feel confident to go out dancing on the social floor. This level is further classified into three categories

  • 6 count lindyhop
  • 8 count lindyhop
  • Charleston

You will spend 4 weeks learning each category and when you have completed all 3 categories, you will continue to the next level.

LEVEL B (BEGINNERS): Expand your lindy library

You have completed 12 weeks in Level A, got your first taste of Lindyhop and you’re now thirsty for more. Then this is the place for you. In this level we will build on your lindyhop foundation techniques and further expand your vocabulary of moves. This level will be focused towards making you a good social dancer, thus enabling you to dance with anyone at a party. This level is further classified into three categories

  • Expand your charleston
  • Mix up your 6 & 8 count lindy
  • Swingouts

You will spend 4 weeks learning each category and when you have completed all 3 categories, you will continue to the next level.

Level C (Beginners continued)

You have completed levels A & B at swing street and you have been dancing for nearly half a year now. You have attended a few parties and craving for more lindyhop. Then you are ready for this level. At this level, we will

  • Focus on the finer aspects of dancing such as musicality
  • Refine and enrich your styling
  • Focus and drill down on your technique to further strengthen your fundamentals

LINDY intermediate

If you have completed levels A, B and C at Swing Street or the equivalent, you can join the intermediate group. This level will have a free flowing format during which the teachers will teach you new techniques and material that will further strengthen and enhance your lindyhop vocabulary and skills. You will work with concepts such as musicality and rhythm, momentum & flow, improve your connection and communication, while you are continuously adding new material to your lindy library.

Lindy Ninjas

Based on the feedback received in the last couple of blocks, we wanted to create an intensive class for dancers with similar motivation and goals. So we will start with a new level at SwingStreet called “Lindy Ninjas”. This level is open for those dancers who are not only doing classes regularly but are also seen at every social dance and are travelling for international camps and workshops. The pace of learning in this group will be quick. We will be geeking out on fundamental/ hardcore techniques and you will be challenged in this level. This class will be heavily feedback based with individualised “focus and feedback” from the teachers. We will also expect the students in the group to give positive feedback to one another and exchange ideas/opinions.

You should have had completed atleast 1 year of classes and must be dancing regularly at socials to join this level. The SwingStreet teachers will take a closer look at the registrations coming in at this level and when needed will directly get in touch with the students that sign up and advise them on whether they are ready for this level. If you have any questions on this level, please feel free to mail us. We are happy to help you figure out the best group for you.

 INTRODUCTION TO BALBOA

Balboa is a graceful and elegant dance danced often to fast swing music. This is a great opportunity to get introduced to this beautiful dance form. In this 6 week course, you will get introduced to the basics of balboa and you will acquire a beginner repertoire to go and dance balboa at the social dance floor. Come along, shuffle your feet and set the floor on fire ! This is gonna be a lot of fun.

Collegiate shag

Collegiate shag is a partner dance, belonging to the group of swing dances, that originated in the 1930’s. It is known for its hoppy basic step and its energetic footwork. Back in the day, the dance was often done by college students, hence its name. As collegiate shag was originally a western/white bottom dance, the basic position is more upright, however most moves in collegiate shag are closely related to other swing dance moves.

Focus classes

If you want to improve your dancing, individually work on certain techniques or figures, or just want to have a teacher’s full attention for a whole hour, you can sign in for a focus class. Just send an email to swingout@swingstreet.nl or talk to your teacher. Focus classes are given on request, depending on teachers’ availability and the topic you want to focus on.