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 will 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 lindy hop ELEF 2, lindy hop ELEF 3 and lindy hop ELEF 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.

When you have completed green courses and are comfortable with the basics, you will 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 level courses are structured as 'ELEF' courses, which means 'Everybody leads, everybody follows'.
As this is a fairly new system which are implementing, at the moment our blue courses require students to assign themselves to a lead or follow role.

We expect that within a year we'll be offering at least one blue level 'ELEF' course, with an 'old style' (lead or follow) blue course as well.

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 or three 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!