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Whether Lindy Hop, Charleston, Authentic Jazz or Blues: Here you will find taster lessons, workshops and courses if you don't yet know how to swing out or if you don't feel safe with it, or if you knot your legs at the Suzy Q. . So beginners without prior knowledge or with little prior knowledge, or to repeat and consolidate the basics. *** The offers convey essential basics in varying degrees of intensity. Usually several courses are required before continuing lessons make sense. The course contents (figures, rhythms) overlap, but are never completely identical: there is always something new!
You don't need a permanent dance partner, but it usually helps if you bring one with you. In class, however, you will not dance with each other very much, as we are constantly changing partners, as is typical of swing dancing.
When registering, please state whether you want to dance as a leader or a follower (or: it doesn't matter).
Thursday, April 12th *** 7:15 pm-8:00pm
Kulturladen St. Georg, Alexanderstr. 16. *** Free of charge / donation welcome *** Registration by Wednesday, 12 noon by email or phone is highly recommended. You can also register using the contact link in the bar on the left.
With Schnupper-Swing you get a little insight into swing dancing and Lindy Hop. You are also welcome to come several times, because I teach something new in each course.

Mondays: Lindy Hop ALL IN 1 “The Basics” *** 7: 00-8: 10 pm
Not April 9! *** Sengelmannstraße 50 *** 7 €, reduced 4 € *** Registration recommended, but not required. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots! You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can also register using the contact link in the bar on the left. *** You can participate as often as you like. The contents complement each other. These are not special taster courses, but are suitable for beginners.

Tuesdays, 6 p.m. (Lindy Hop 1) *** 7 p.m. (Authentic Jazz 1 + 2)
Sports fun e. V., Eckernförder Str. 70 (auditorium).
No registration, just drop by. *** Sports fun allows one (1) free trial training. These are not special taster courses. *** Lindy 1 starts again "from scratch" from April 10th! Entry possible in the first 4 weeks. In principle, you can join the Authentic Jazz course at any time.

“You lay really good foundations in your lessons. I notice that now after a year of dancing, while studying and in comparison with other courses. ”- Axel W. Three concentrated hours to get rockstep, kickstep, triplestep, flow, groove, musicality and the typical swing feeling into the body - and synchronize with the music. The classic cars of the Savoy Ballroom say: “All dancing comes from the music. It's about rhythm and style! ”Selected, simple figures help you practice. Here you will be initiated into the “true basic step”: Make it swing! This workshop is the ideal complement to the beginners workshop "Moves" or other figure-oriented beginners offerings. *

Who is it for? Everyone, with or without previous knowledge.
Kulturladen St. Georg, Alexanderstr. 16, Tel. 040-28054862. Registration required in good time by email or phone! You can also register using the contact link in the bar on the left. Please indicate whether you want to dance as a leader or a follower. The dance partners are continuously changed in turn. Maximum of 24 participants!
Costs: from 12 €, standard 22 €, cost information here
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Mike & Maeva improvise. Think of the figures and just look at the rhythmic variations, inspired by the music and the dance partner: that's it!

"Thank you very much for your commitment, just like that. I like to come to your course (beginners / sports fun) and have a lot of fun with it. ”- Andrea H. This course starts in April (10th, 17th, 24th)“ NEW FROM ZERO ”. *** Start in the first 4 weeks, after that it becomes more and more difficult. *** I teach this course together with Jutta.
Each beginners course conveys the essential basics of Lindy Hop in different ways, with different figures and focuses. So you can take part in the course several times and always learn something new until the basics are in place and the next level can be tackled.
Current minimum knowledge for boarding: none.
Free trial lesson possible at any time. Just drop by without registering.
Sports fun e. V. (€ 9.90 per month), in the commercial high school Eckernförder Straße 70 (Altona-Nord), auditorium
Open course mixed level (1 + 2) *** Entry anytime *** Previous dance knowledge helpful, but not required. *** The ideal introduction to the world of swing dancing, individually and together! Authentic Jazz is essential to learn Lindy Hop quickly and to look good at parties.
African-American jazz dance (vernacular jazz), funny routines, jams or the original Big Apple. In addition, exercises to get to know special movements better and to improve dance body awareness and control.
Current topics: Building and expanding repertoire of movements: getting to know classic groovy moves, movement techniques and musical combinations.
Free trial lesson possible at any time. Just drop by without registering.
Sports fun e. V. (€ 9.90 per month), in the commercial high school Eckernförder Straße 70 (Altona-Nord), auditorium
In the culture shop St. Georg, Alexanderstrasse 16.
The starting courses teach swing dance basics (Lindy Hop) on 4 intensive dates. Each course conveys characteristic Lindy Hop steps and the typical dance style. Each course offers different accesses. * *** A maximum of 16 participants per course!
Each start course has its own theme: “Triplestep 8-count”, “6-count” and “Charleston / Kick-Step”. Each topic stands for itself - but together they will introduce you to the most important basics of authentic swing dancing and lindy hop. In every course you will encounter the central Lindy Hop figure, the swing-out. So you always learn something new and consolidate your basics in the process.
Topic of the May start course: “Triplestep 8-count”.
Each starting course consists of 4 fixed dates of 45 minutes each; plus 15 minutes of “technology” warm-up together with the power-up! group. As soon as you are sure of the basics, the power up! Course further. (As a rule, you will have to know and be able to know all three starter course topics. Most of the time, this means: having repeated each topic at least once - or bringing along comparable skills from other courses and workshops)

Who is it for? No previous knowledge required! Even with previous knowledge, it is good to supplement and practice the basics. Only people with 2 left feet are better off in other courses - there is a lot of content for your time!
Cost: Pay what you can! For example from € 12.50, standard € 23 per person.
Registration required in good time by email or phone! You can also register using the contact link in the bar on the left. Let us know which starting dates are right for you. Please indicate whether you want to dance as a leader or a follower. The dance partners are continuously changed in turn. *** Powered by Dance Devils e. V.
Hamburg-Nord / Ohlsdorf, Hummelsbütteler Sportverein, Sengelmannstraße 50. You don't have to be or become a club member! *** The basics part of the currently running course block is open to sniffing or trial dancing for lateral entry without registration.

Get started intensively, learn together: The ongoing, intensive dance training consists of course blocks over 4 to 12 appointments of around 2.5 hours each. ALL IN 1 combines intensive basic training with the entire Lindy Hop repertoire. It's not just 1 dance!
Take a look at the idea behind it -> click! *** Each "ALL IN 1" evening consists of 2 parts of 70 minutes each plus a 10-minute break (optional own practice time). *** 1st part "The Basics": (Swing) dance basics. *** 2nd part "Rugcutters": Deepening, practicing and supplementing. *

A course block starts as soon as there are at least 12 binding registrations (suitable leader / follower ratio). The upcoming course block "Party-Mix: 4, 6, 8counts" from May 28th will include 6 to 8 dates.

Trial dancing and sniffing: at any time in the “Basics” part from 7 pm to 8:10 pm. You can come without obligation and as often as you like. The contents complement each other. Registration desired, but not required.
Who is it for? Beginners with and without prior knowledge. If we find that your previous knowledge is sufficient, you can also start an ongoing “ALL IN 1” course block “across”.

Costs: Consciously low - so that as much as possible everyone can participate! *** 8 x approx. 2.5 hours = 20 hours: € 100 (reduced € 50). Directly following courses -20%. If you do not want an extension, please inform us up to 4 weeks before your last training evening! A subscription system applies to ensure that the course experience is as continuous and effective as possible. *** 1 x basics part (trial / sample / drop-in) € 7 (reduced € 4) *** Those who have more are invited to give more. Then we can be generous where it is necessary ... in the sense of the authentic swing spirit!
Registration by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please state whether you want to participate as a leader or a follower and for which course block.
The exact content depends on the course of the course.
The courses and workshops take place with a minimum number of registered participants: Kulturladen and Kulturschloss from 6, HuSV from 12. No advance registration for courses at Sportspaß, just come.

Please register as early as possible. Not just to get a seat. But also to promote a course from the status “announcement” to the status “will take place”! In addition, it simplifies planning - for example to adjust the leader / follower ratio - and thus helps to enable low costs.

For the couple dance offers, registration in pairs is recommended, but not required. Individual follower registrations usually clearly outweigh the individual leader registrations, so that individual followers unfortunately often have to reckon with a rejection. A small overhang is possible!