Lindy Hop, like Balboa, is a partner dance where one person has the role of lead, and the other person the role of follow. Registering with a partner ensures you a spot in the class you wish to attend. However, many students register as single leads or follows and are put on a waiting list until the number of leads and follows is balanced. This allows a more fruitful learning experience in class.
Yes, you must be at least 18 years old to take classes at Swing in Rhythm.
Absolutely! This is why we have our Swing Basics (or Balboa green) courses for absolute beginners!
More information on our levels is available here: .
This depends on the number of subscriptions for the course, contact us a little before the start date to find out if we can accommodate you.
We would encourage you to check Roffaswing and come to one of their local dances (Swing Salon or Balboa Salon), where we often offer fun free drop-in workshop for absolute beginners!
If there are no local dances taking place, a proefles/try-out class can be offered in the first 2 or 3 weeks of a beginner course, if circumstances allow.
It is only possible if there is space left in the class, and if the numbers in each dance role are well balanced.
Get in touch if you are interested, and our student coordinator will contact you to inform you if it's possible.
Almost! We have a new block of Lindy Hop classes starting every 12 weeks. Check our Registration page for details on when registrations open for the following blocks.
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, preferably with layers you can remove because you will get warm! Also, we recommend wearing sneakers with a flat sole, i.e. that will create little traction on the floor.
If you’re joining a Balboa class, we recommend very slippery shoes with a suede sole, and a little heel for follows.
Here’s the essential Lindy Hopper’s survival kit: a bottle of water, bananas, chocolate, deodorant and a change of T-shirt.
We send you video recaps every week of the material we’ve covered, so you can see what you missed and practice with your friends at the social, or at home with your dance partner or by yourself.
However, we recommend not missing more than 2 classes per block because every class will build on knowledge previously acquired.
Also, if there is another class of the same level that same week, ask
your teachers to see if you can join the other group by exception; if the lead-follow balance allows, it will be easy to accommodate you.
Please keep in mind that the order of classes could be different in this course, and the teachers are likely also different - it is possible that material will be something you already covered in your own course.
Get in touch via email and the student coordinator can inform you if it is possible to change classes for one week only!
It won't be possible for you to join green level courses later in the season, as too much material would have been missed in this early stage of dancing.
However, in blue levels and above, it is up to the teachers of the course to decide if you can join later, depending of course on the balance in the class.
Get in touch if you would like to join midway through a blue or yellow course, and the student coordinator will inform you if this is possible!
Certainly! If you have some experience or none, we can help choreograph a fun and romantic dance that’ll impress your wedding guests, and teach you what you need to know to make your dance memorable. We can even help you find a song!
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It is not permitted for visitors from out of town or friends of teachers to take classes. It is difficult for the teachers who will not be aware of the persons level and may have to give them extra attention in class, to the detriment of their own students, and it can be difficult when there was already a waiting list for a class or if there is a role imbalance.
If the students & teachers are ok with it, it is possible for a visitor to sit and watch a lesson.
We know the feeling. We’re lucky to have a swingtastic association called Roffaswing with whom we work closely. Check Roffaswing or their Facebook group for all events. Together with Roffaswing and volunteers from Rotterdam, we are also organizing or a yearly swing weekend Harbour Hop. Also, at Swing in Rhythm, we regularly offer solo jazz classes. See the dances we teach here Dances we teach.
That’s really cool! These events are a ton of fun, we regularly promote them in our classes. Ask your teacher in what level you’d have the best learning experience!