Workshops

The sun is out, and we are allowed to go outside again. Let’s dance!
Every other week we are organizing a summer class for you with a different theme and a different teacher each time. Check out the themes of the classes below!

We feel strongly about keeping each other safe and respecting the advice of the RIVM. Therefore we ask all of you to:

  • wash your hands before class
  • keep 1,5 meter distance.
  • stay home when you’re not feeling well

Partner dancing is still not allowed and we keep a maximum of 28 people per class.
All classes will be held outside. Please bare with us when we have to reschedule due to the weather reports or when something unexpected happens during class time, in public spaces you’ll never know 😉

With all that has happened we are very excited to start dancing again and we hope to inspire you over the summer with our classes!

All classes are for all levels!

Explore your movement with Giovanni Cinà – July 10 19:00-20:30

Feeling the music in your body is arguably one of the most important and enjoyable aspects of dancing. Blues dancing is especially free and open for interpretation and improvisations, so in this class we want to take a step back and explore movement possibilities without thinking about moves.
Can you dance a song by just moving your foot? Or your head? Or by making faces? We will work on a serie of exercises, isolating different parts of our bodies and re-discovering how they can be used to feel and interpret the music. This is not a hardcore class on isolations, where we try to nail down complex movements with muscles we never knew we had, but rather an exploration into those movements we don’t usually associate to dancing. We will abstract away from moves in a traditional sense, from floor craft and from communication with a partner dancer, trying to find and channel that innate desire to move with the music.
By acknowledging our bodies and what they can and cannot do, we will discover that there is a whole library of possibilities for dancing, regardless of physical abilities, fitness level or dancing experience.

Teacher: Giovanni Cinà
Cost: € 10

History of Blues #1 with live music – 24 July 19:00 – 21:00

An overview by Sam Ghezzi of Blues music and its history through stunning anecdotes, important historical facts and song explanations with live music featuring Jerome De Vijlder on guitar.A genre that came out of burned soil and then colored more than half of the music of 20th century.

Teacher: Sam Ghezzi
Cost: € 20

Theme tba – July 8 19:00 – 20:30

Teacher: Robin
Cost: € 10

Theme tba – July 22 19:00 – 20:30

Teacher: Richard van Os
Cost: € 10

The Blues Joint Choreo – August 5 19:00 – 21:00

Although improvisation and finding your own style are important in blues dancing, sometimes is just nice to see how you can connect different blues moves and make it into a routine. In this 1,5 hour class Lotte will teach you a simple but fun routine and in the last 30 min we’ll work on how to make the routine your own with styling tips and variations.

Teacher: Lotte Dijkstra
Cost: € 10

History of Blues #2 with live music – August 19 19:00 – 21:00

An overview by Sam Ghezzi of Blues music and its history through stunning anecdotes, important historical facts and song explanations with live music featuring Jerome De Vijlder on guitar.A genre that came out of burned soil and then colored more than half of the music of 20th century.

Teacher: Sam Ghezzi
Cost: € 20