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!

History of Blues #1 with live music – 24 June 19:30 – 21:30

SOLD OUT (but you can book for the second edition on August 19!)

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

Say “Hell Yeah” to solo jazz – July 8 19:30 – 21:00

Teacher: Robin Tschötschel
Cost: € 10

Musicality, Rhythms & Speed with Richard & Lotte – July 22 19:30 – 21:00

Varying your Blues basic steps according to the song you are listening to. As a drummer Richard can tell you all about different Blues rhythms. We will start simple with the common two count basic en single step. Then we expand to triplets, shuffles and straight rhythms and find out what feet patterns we can use on those.
We are going to control your flow of moving, taking time from one step to another, and slow down your movement to become more Bluesy. Finally we will find different instruments in the songs we hear, and dance to them accordingly. We will do an experiment: If we all take another instrument, we will be dancing like an orchestra: all different but in good harmony.

This class will be partnered. We suggest you find a partner to sign up with or register solo and we’ll fix a partner for you. During this class we’ll not rotate, to keep it safe for everyone.

Teacher: Richard van Os & Lotte Dijkstra
Cost: € 10

The Blues Joint Choreo with Lotte – August 5 19:30 – 21:00

Although improvisation and finding your own style are important in blues dancing, sometimes it’s 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 19:30 – 21:30

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 and Jerome de Vijlder
Cost: € 20