Every week during the academic year the association gives members the opportunity to practice their dance skills during practice hour. This is the ideal place to practice new steps, work on technique, and learn from other dancers. Free for members. Non-members pay €2.50, the first time is free.
Mondays 19:30 – 20:30, Rhythm A & B, at X TU Delft.
Thursdays 20:00 – 23:00, Lijm & Cultuur. (€6,50 for non-members to attend the Trabajando practice)
Mondays 20:30 – 22:45, Rhythm A & B, at X TU Delft.
Tuesdays 19:00 – 22:00 (parallel with classes), De Hofstee.
Lindy Hop classes
Do you want to learn how to swing dance like the stars of the 1930s and 40s? Join Max and Lucia for Lindy Hop classes this quarter and discover the joy of this energetic and playful dance style. We offer three courses: beginners (level 1), fundamentals (level 2), and intermediate (level 3), suitable for different levels of experience.
If you are a beginner, you can join the level 1 course, where you will learn the basic steps and rhythms of Lindy Hop, as well as some fun moves and variations that will get you ready for the social dance floor. You don’t need any previous dance experience or a partner to join this course.
If you have already taken the beginner’s course or know the 6-count and 8-count basic steps with triple step of Lindy Hop, you can join the level 2 course, where you will master the swing out, the most distinctive and versatile move in this dance style. You will also learn how to spice up your footwork with different patterns and syncopations, as well as how to dance with musicality and confidence at higher tempos. This course will challenge you and help you grow as a Lindy Hopper.
After honing in some fundamental Lindy moves you are ready to take the level 3 classes. In the intermediate class you will learn more advanced moves, including some advanced steps from Frankie Manning which require more skill and familiarity with the triple steps. Much more attention is paid to creativity and musicality, from which you will be able to express yourself better and improvise more through the dance.
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Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Max and Lucia, two experienced and passionate teachers who will guide you through the history and culture of Lindy Hop, as well as the technical and musical aspects of the dance. Lindy Hop is not only a great way to exercise and have fun, but also to meet new people and make friends. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and let’s swing
Classes started with a free try-out lesson on the fifth of September, with seven lessons to follow.
You can sign up below:
|What||7 lessons of Lindy Hop|
|Dates||05.09 (try-out), 12.09, 19.09, 26.09, 3.10, 10.10, 17.10, 24.10|
De Hofstee, Sandinoweg 149, 2622 DW Delft
|Members||€52,50 for 7 classes (€7,50 per class)|
|Non-members||€70 for 7 classes (€10 per class)|
For questions about the classes you can email lindy(at)dsda.nl.
Argentine Tango classes
Do you want to learn to dance the passionate and eloquent dance named the tango? This year Blue Suede Shoes is offering introduction classes for Argentine Tango. These lessons are meant for those completely new to argentine tango, or have taken a single workshop in the past. In these lessons you will learn your first tango steps and at the end you will be more than ready to experience the social aspect of argentine tango dancing. These lessons will be given by 2 of our experienced and enthusiastic tango members.
Sign up now!
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Chi-Wei and Semina, two experienced and passionate tango dancers who will guide you your first Tango steps and tricks, as well as some of the technical and musical aspects of the dance.
Argentine tango is a great way to exercise, express yourself through movement and have fun, but also to meet new people and make friends. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and let’s dance
Classes started with a free try-out lesson on the 7th of September, with 7 lessons to follow.
You can sign up below:
|What||7 lessons of Argentine Tango|
|Dates||07.09 (try-out), 14.09, 21.09, 28.09, 05.10, 12.10, 19.10, 26.10|
|Location||Lijm & Cultuur, 3rd floor room H2SO1, Rotterdamseweg 272 Delft|
|Members||€35 for 7 classes (€5 per class)|
|Non-members||€55 for 7 classes (~€7.85 per class)|
Sign ups for the classes close on Wednesday the 13th of September 23:59.
After class there will be a practice for all levels where you can practice the things you just learned and socialize a bit. The practices are free for all Blue Suede Shoes members and people that follow the course. Others pay €6 per practice.
For questions about the classes you can email tango(at)dsda.nl.
Ballroom technique classes
For the members who know the basic steps of ballroom dancing, and want to improve their dance, Blue Suede Shoes offers technique class. Linda Eijssens will teach you the finer aspects of a specific step or technique every week. For these classes you don’t need a partner, so everyone can join!
The technique classes will take place on Thursdays, at X TU Delft (Dance Studio A). This semester we can sadly only offer lessons at Advanced level.
The classes will focus on Ballroom Standard and Ballroom Latin. There will be 14 classes this semester, 7 for Ballroom Standard and 7 for Ballroom Latin. Ballroom Standard will start on September 21st, and will be held every other week until January 11th. Ballroom Latin will start on September 28th, and will be held every other week until January 18th.
Other dance classes in Delft
Many of our members follow dancing courses at X TU Delft or at Dance school Wesseling in Delft. These courses teach you the basics of the dances and give you a range of figures and moves you can then vary with in your own creativity.
X TU Delft offers Ballroom classes given by Kaspar van Lierop and Polina Abdoulina.
X TU Delft also offers Argentine Tango by world-wide known and multiple prize winners Lorena and Jory. Their interactive and knowledgeable way of teaching exposes students to a whole new level of physical and perceptive self-awareness.
Every quarter there are new courses open for enrolment.
Dance school Wesseling in Delft also offers a variety of ballroom classes.
Wesseling also offers a tango class taught by Carlos and Mirella, who are European Champions.
They start most of their courses in September, and some start in January. Check their website if you are interested.