Summer Workshops 2024

Come dance and join the fun!

Here comes the summer!

22 workshops, 28 teachers, 6 dance styles, beginner to advanced levels.
Pick and mix your workshops and join Swing in Utrecht in July and August.

The registration is closed

Update 12/7
Currently we are processing all the registrations.
You can still register for workshops. If there is a spot available, you get a message. 

Extra workshop
There is a second chance to experience the ‘Solo Jazz: How I learned to stop worrying and love the dance’ workshop with Federico. You can now register for this workshop.

Locations

Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Keerkringplein 40, 3582 PM Utrecht

July workshops

 *Registration is closed*

Swing out entrances
Teachers:
Jojanneke & Roberto 
Level: 
Lindy 3 and up

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Description
We will teach you some cool entrances into the swing out. You need a decent level of swing outs for this to keep the focus on the cool stuff.

Date: July 16 
Time: 
19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Shape up your Shag 
Teachers: Esther & Federico
Level: Intermediate

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Description
This workshop is dedicated to the quality of your shag technique and of your movements. We will focus on two main topics:

  1. Posture and form for faster tempos.
  2. Footwork and personal rythmical variations to expand your shag universe.

Date: July 18 
Time: 
19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Intro to Tap dance
Teacher: Stella
Level: Beginner

Description
Did you know the Shim Sham was actually a tap routine? Tap dance can be done on various types of music but we are going to make it swing. Put on your tap shoes if you have them or join this class ‘silent’. I will teach you some basic steps and can give you tips in case you want to continue with this dance and learn more. No previous experience needed. 

Date: July 23
Time:
19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Shag beginner
Teachers: Alexis & Dolinde
Level: Beginner and up

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Description
Ever wondered what this crazy fast-footed dance is like? come and try it out!

Date: July 25 
Time: 19:30 – 21:30
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”.
Costs: € 20

*Canceled*

Lindy games
Teachers: Jojanneke & Dolinde
Level: Lindy 1C and up

Description
What is a better way to improve your Lindy than doing games ? You need to be able to social dance for a song , should know some basic jazz steps and preferable the shim sham. This workshop is fun for every level , also more advanced dancers are certainly welcome.

Date: July 26 
Time: 
19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Latin Blues
Teachers: Frank & Laura
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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Description
Laura and Frank will guide you through the wonderful world of latin blues with it’s different rhythms. We will talk about, and dance on these different rhythms: Tresillo, Habanera, Rumba, Cinquillo and Son Clave.

Date: July 27 
Time: 13:15 – 15:15 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Airsteps: Upside down
Teachers: Natalia & Mike
Level: Beginner and up
Note: Fixed partner required

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Description
Get ready to soar in this dynamic class that covers everything from essential air steps technique to going upside down! You’ll start by learning (or reviewing) a couple of basic Lindy Hop assisted jumps and quickly move on to mastering a fun, safe flip that will leave you buzzing with excitement. Wear your comfiest workout clothes, bring a water bottle, pump up your energy levels, and see you there!

Date: July 27 
Time: 15:
30 – 17:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”.
Costs: € 35
In combination with Airsteps Lab: € 50

Air Steps Lab: Elevate your flying skills!
Teachers: Natalia & Mike
Level: Beginner and up
Note: Fixed partner required

Register as a couple

Description
Ready to take your air steps to the next level? At this Lab, you and your partner can practice and perfect your acrobatics under the expert guidance of Nata and Mike. Whether you’re looking to refine your overall air steps technique or improve a specific acrobatic, this is your chance to soar. Spots are limited, so book yours now and get ready to fly!

Date: July 27
Time: 17:45 – 19:15 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20
In combination with Air Steps: Upside Down: € 50

Lindy dips & tricks
Teachers: Ivar & Mirjam
Level: Lindy 1C and up

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Description
Learn some cool and flashy dips and tricks to spice up your dance with! You’ll solidify ones you may already know, and expand your vocabulary with ones you don’t!

Date: July 28 
Time: 
13:15 – 15:15 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Partner Charleston
Teachers: Matt & Lotte
Level: Lindy 1B and up

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Description
A fundamental of swing dance, incorporate Charleston figures into your lindy.

Date: July 28 
Time: 
15:30 – 17:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Jams and musicality
Teachers: Matt & Lotte
Level: Lindy 1B and up

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Description
Level up your lindy hop with this workshop on how to improvise using musicality and take your moment to shine in a jam or performance.

Date: July 29 
Time: 
19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Gym Amsterdamsestraatweg.
Costs: € 20

Basic Charleston
Teachers: Sanne & Collin
Level: Beginner and up

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Description
Charleston can actually be very relaxed! The workshop will contain grounding, flow and variations.

Date: July 30 
Time: 
19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

August Workshops

Making short lindy routines
Teachers: Ivar & Mirjam
Level: Lindy 2 and up

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Description
Explore your creativity in lindy hop by making mini-routines! You’ll make several short routines with a partner, and we’ll guide you along the way.

Date: August 5 
Time: 
19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Gym Amsterdamsestraatweg
Costs: € 20

Intro to Slow Bal
Teachers: Beau & Grace
Level: Beginner

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Description
Want to know what slow bal is about? In two hours we will get you through the history, basic steps and figures. Let’s nerd about dance together!

Date: August 6 
Time: 19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Gym Amsterdamsestraatweg
Costs: € 20

Balboa: Playing with the Classics
Teachers: Natalia & Praveen
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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Description
Join Natalia and Praveen for an exciting and imaginative Balboa session. Explore the timeless Bal-Swing moves such as Out and Ins, Throwouts, and Lollies, and discover fresh combinations that will instantly enhance your dance repertoire. This class is designed to spark creativity and increase your versatility on the dance floor. Sign up now!

Date: August 10 
Time: 
14:00 – 16:00 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Broaden your Charleston vocabulary
Teachers: Odin & Nicky
Level: Intermediate

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Description
In this workshop, you will learn some flashy variations within Charleston tandem so you never run out of moves during faster songs.

Date: August 13 
Time: 
19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Connection and flow
Teachers: Esther & Juan
Level: Lindy 3 and up

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Description
Have you ever wondered how some dancers make basic steps look amazing and complex moves effortless? This workshop will dive into some concepts and tricks for creating that smooth, springy feeling on the dance floor. Join us to refine your lead and follow technique and elevate your Lindy Hop to the next level!

Date: August 15 
Time: 19:30 – 21:30  
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Solo Jazz variations
Teacher: Collin
Level: Intermediate

*Needs more dancers*

Description
In this workshop we’ll work with tools to work with variations of solo jazz moves. You can dance a whole song with just one move!

Date: August 16 
Time: 19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Gym Amsterdamsestraatweg
Costs: € 20

*Registration is closed*

Solo Jazz: How I learned to stop worrying and love the dance

Teacher: Federico
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Description
In these two hours we will combine different approaches (small routines, individual and group exercises) to open up your perspective on solo dancing, make it less scary and perhaps find that it is much more fun than partner dancing. Specific topics can include: fundamental elements of (swing) rhythm and of steps and how to combine them; musical phrasing; use of levels and rotations; transitions and breaks; everything you always wanted to know about vernacular jazz and were too afraid to ask.

Date: August 20 
Time: 19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Balboa quick guide for beginners 

Teachers: Milena & Thijs 
Level: Beginner and up

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Description
You get some basics of Balboa that get you shufflin’ across the floor. Also recommendable if you want ot freshen up your Balboa basics. There always is some Candy at the end.

Date: August 19 
Time: 19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

*New workshop*
Second chance to experience this workshop. Registration is open

Solo Jazz: How I learned to stop worrying and love the dance
Teacher: Federico
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Description
In these two hours we will combine different approaches (small routines, individual and group exercises) to open up your perspective on solo dancing, make it less scary and perhaps find that it is much more fun than partner dancing. Specific topics can include: fundamental elements of (swing) rhythm and of steps and how to combine them; musical phrasing; use of levels and rotations; transitions and breaks; everything you always wanted to know about vernacular jazz and were too afraid to ask.

Date: August 29 
Time: 19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Sterrenzicht, room “Keerkring”
Costs: € 20

Big Apple solo routine part 1 + 2
Teacher: Janna
Level: Lindy 1 and up

Description
The Big Apple is one the most famous and fastest solo routines. It originated from the circle dances, or ‘Ring Shout’ during the late 19th century on plantations. It is a circle dance with lots of arm and leg movements. Make sure your shoes are not too sticky. 

Dates: August 23 and August 30
Time: 19:30 – 21:30. 
Location: Gym Amsterdamsestraatweg
Costs: € 30

Swing outs: Fast & Fun
Teachers: Sanne & Thomas
Level: Lindy 2 and up

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Description
In two hours we’ll work on dancing Swingouts at any tempo, and give you tips for being able to Swing out to (very) fast songs. We’ll also give you some Swingout variations & styling that you might not know yet. 

Date: August 26
Time: 19:30 – 21:30 
Location: Gym Amsterdamsestraatweg
Costs: € 20

Good to know

Registration after July 9
You can still sign up for workshops. If there is a spot available you get a message.
 
Levels
The workshops have different levels. You can find more information on the page What’s your level?
 
Confirmation and payment
You will receive a message within 7 days with a confirmation and payment instructions.
 
Questions
Do you have questions about a workshop or your registration? Send an email to events@swinginutrecht.nl