Our course levels

At Swing in Rhythm, the different courses are labelled by colours. We currently have green and blue groups.

At green level, you’ve just discovered Lindy Hop, and you are overwhelmed, amazed and enthusiastic about this world of swing dance!

Here you'll get a taste of the basics that will give you all you need to start social dancing and improvising.

Once you've completed the absolute beginners green course, you will be invited to take Green Lindy Hop ELEF 2, 3 and 4.
These will really introduce you to the important concepts in lindy hop - rhythm, self expression, improvisation, as well as some figures like the swing out and charleston.

On completion of the green levels, you'll be invited to join the blue level. Occasionally, when a student could benefit from a little more work on the basics, they will be invited to take a green course a second time, to really cement these elements in their dancing, before moving onto the blue level.

Our green and blue level courses are structured as 'ELEF' courses, which means 'Everybody leads, everybody follows'.

Occasionally we offer special courses or classes that are taught in the 'old style', which means that participants must choose to lead or follow in class.

The blue level courses sometimes have themes, which give a loose structure to the lessons. Themes have covered topics such as 'rotations & connection', 'classically inspired steps & conversation', or 'rhythms & playfulness'. There might be two blue courses per week in the schedule, in which the material will be equally challenging. Therefore, you can choose the day that is most suitable for you, or perhaps take more than one blue course at a time!

In the very near future we hope to offer yellow level courses, for those students that teachers think are working on their dancing in a meaningful way, and could benefit from some extra training.

We have a working group to discuss how these lessons will be structured.

Watch this space for updates coming soon!