BOOST – Skyrocket your Lindy Hop

A Lindy Hop workshop in Berlin and Heidelberg

 

Tired of going to workshops where you take tons of classes, but at the end you can’t remember half of what you learned?  Want more power to drive toward your own learning goals?

What’s unique about Boost is, after each class you get to dig deeper, and you can choose what elements to focus on, for an in-depth individual training experience.

Here’s how you can boost your Lindy Hop in one weekend:

 

  • 3 hours of classes per day, where teachers will take you through concrete concepts and moves.
  • 5 hours of additional training time where a teacher is available to answer any of your dance questions… both related to the classes or other questions you might have.
  • Circuit training program with multiple stations, each set up to help you train specific social dancing techniques such as rhythm or connection.
  • You’ll learn how to use tools for both solo and partner training, to enhance and continue your learning at home.
  • You can hop between the various stations at your own tempo, to ensure YOU get what you want.
  • For circuit training, you have the option to work with a fixed partner or group, to develop your skills together.
  • Saturday social for diehards who just can’t stop dancing

 

I’ve been to plenty of other workshops where I learned a lot and then forgot it all the following week! Boost was different. By providing so much guided practice time you not only get to build the muscle memory but can feel confident that you’re performing the move correctly! I would gladly trade an extra hour or two of taster classes that so many other workshops offer for this sort of practice time…it was simply invaluable! -Paul McCloud

The possibility to train what you learned in class directly afterwards, with people who just learned that exact same thing, just helped so much in not losing what was topic of the class and forget about half of it, but really taking something home I can implement in my dancing. -Sarah

This year’s classes will cover the following topics:

– Lead and follow technique that makes it easier to use the music for inspiration.
– How to dance so both the leader and follower can propose moves to each other.
– How to get more out of the music for your creativity.
– Making smooth transitions between moves, to create a dance with greater flow.

As always, the SwingStep teachers focus on teaching you complex and abstract concepts in concrete and simple ways so you can have a great learning experience that will make a lasting positive impact on your dancing!

What: a weekend with up to 16 hours of intense training
Levels: 2 levels – Intermediate, Advanced
Teachers: Clàudia&Ali, Kris&Areski
Language: English
Price: 120 Euro for the full weekend!

The Boost was a great weekend with really cool classes. I learned a lot how to improve my Lindy Hop basics. Especially the tips I received for my “Swing out” changed the whole movement. The teachers are absolutely fantastic and their way of explaining the movements is easy to follow and understand. – Stefan Hagmayer

Where & When

BOOST Berlin: 21. / 22. April 2018

BOOST Heidelberg: 13. / 14. October 2018

Your Weekend Schedule

The Boost schedule looks like this. As this is an unusual program, here comes a bit of explanation:

We start the event with two hours of regular class format. During this session, we will set up a topic and work on some fundamental concepts.

Whenever there is no class, we have special training stations prepared for you where you can work on getting deeper implementation of the concepts you’ve learned in class. After a while, we will have another class where we work on another concept/idea, then back to the work station.

While we have workstations, there will be a teachers walking around to give individual feedback and help. At least one teacher will be available at any time between 10:00 – 18:00. However, how much of this time you want to spend for training is up to you; you choose when you want to take a break or when you want to stop for the day.

Time

Saturday

Sunday

10 - 11

Class

Class

11 - 12

Class

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12 - 13

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Class

13 - 14

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14 - 15

Class

training time

15 - 16

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Class

16 - 17

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17 - 18

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Level Descriptions

  • Intermediate: You have been swing dancing for one year minimum, you are taking a weekly class and go social dancing occasionally. You are comfortable with the basics such as 8 count swing out, Lindy circle, 6 count basics and tuck turns, and side by side Charleston.
  • Advanced: You want to seriously geek out! You like fancy moves, but “Advanced basics” is the thing you really want to work on more. Dancing is your life-style now and most of your vacation days are used for attending camps, events and workshops.

Workshop Locations

Berlin:

All classes will take place in Kreuzberg, in two studios quite close to each other.

Intermediate: Art.13, Dresdenerstraße 11, backyard
Advanced: Battle Royal, Waldemarstraße 33-37a, backyard

Heidelberg:

All classes will take place in the Altstadt, in the gymnasiums in
Friedrich Ebert Halle: Plöck 105, 69117 Heidelberg.

Guarantee and The way you'll learn

The Way You’ll Learn

Dancing is NOT easy! However, we have broken down Lindy Hop into its simplest building blocks. This is what we call the “SwingStep-by-Step” system. Now, it’s easier than ever to learn how to dance with anyone you want, to any tempo of music, through our step-by-step process. The special benefit of this SwingStep workshop is that all the teachers are working with the SwingStep blueprint. No more contradictory explanations. No more unclear “just do it” instructions. The concepts you’ll learn at this workshop have been tested all around Europe – and they work! In fact, we are so confident in what you are about to sign up for, that we removed all your risk by having a 100% money back guarantee. If you do not feel that you received the value you expected for your money, we’ll give you your money back!


Any questions? Write us an email: dance@swingstep.com or call us: +49 (0) 30 - 40 36 4 36 36*

* You will most likely reach us Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 12 - 2pm. If not, we promise to call or write back within a day.