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.
Argentine Tango: Thursdays 19:30 – 20:30, Lijm & Cultuur 3rd floor, Rotterdamseweg 272 Delft.
Ballroom: Mondays 19:30 – 22:00, Rhythm A & B, at X TU Delft.
Lindy Hop: Wednesdays 21:00 – 23:00 (after class), Lijm & Cultuur 3rd floor, Rotterdamseweg 272 Delft and Mondays 18:30 – 19:30, Rhythm A & B, at X TU Delft..
Lindy Hop Classes
This quarter (third block of the academic year) Max and Lucia will teach two courses. In the beginners course (level 1) you will learn the basics of Lindy Hop that will prepare you for the social dancing floor. The fundamentals course (level 2) is suitable for people that already followed the beginner’s course in the first block of classes or people who already know basic steps of Lindy Hop like the 6-count and 8-count basic, he-goes, she-goes, etc.
Classes started with a free try-out on the 15th of February.
The block will consist of seven lessons, for which you can sign up here:
What: 7 lessons of Lindy Hop
Dates: 15.02 (try-out), 22.02, 01.03, 08.03, 15.03, 22.03, 29.03, 05.04
Location: Lijm & Cultuur, 3rd floor room H2SO1, Rotterdamseweg 272 Delft
Members: €52,50 for 7 classes (€7,50 per class)
Non-members: €70 for 7 classes (€10 per class)
Sign ups for the classes close Wednesday the 22nd of February at 20:00
Practice: Practices always take place after the lessons at the same location.
For questions about the classes you can email email@example.com.
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). The lessons are split in beginners (19:15-20:15) and advanced (20:30-21:30).
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 February 16th, and will be held every other week until June 8th. Ballroom Latin will start on February 23rd, and will be held every other week until June 15th.
Argentine Tango Technique
Great tango dancing requires great technique and that is exactly what you will learn in Blue Suede Shoes technique classes.
Silvia Mezzasoma will guide you on essential basic techniques from walking, the embrace to musicality. You do not have to sign up with a partner. A basic level and knowledge – at least 1 semester – of tango is handy, but not required. However, the classes are also extremely well suited for all levels, especially those advanced dancers willing to go the extra mile.
The Tango Technique classes are offered in the form of bootcamps. The bootcamps are usually twice an hour workshop with a short brake in between. Sign-up is handled per bootcamp. See the events page.
Want to try out first?
Blue Suede Shoes offers many workshops. For beginners, advanced dancers, for Ballroom and Argentine Tango. We organise them around our events or to try-out dancing. Many of our events are open to non-members, and for classes there is often a try-out option first. So keep an eye on our website and social media for upcoming events.
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.