CLASSES
5 DIFFERENT TRACKS

For the second edition of Swing The Abbey festival, we offer you a lot of firsts! For the first time we will have 2 couples of international teachers, namely Sharon Davis & Ali Taghavi and Rikard Ekstrand & Tatiana Udry!

There are 3 tracks of Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz for you to choose from. Each track will receive Lindy Hop classes with both couples on both days. There will also be 1 hour of Solo Jazz per day. Apart from Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz, there will be 2 tracks for Collegiate Shag with Tomas & Elke from Ghent!

Please try to register in the appropriate track, fitting the descriptions below. There will be interesting material to learn in every track!



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LINDY HOP & SOLO JAZZ



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LINDY HOP & SOLO JAZZ
RED TRACK

This is not a beginner class. You have been taking Lindy Hop classes for at least 6 months. This is your first or maybe second workshop with international teachers. You are comfortable dancing both eight and six count figures and you are able to mix them. You are familiar with the basics (Swing out, Lindy circle, six counts) and are eager to start widening your dance vocabulary. This is also a good track for you if you want to learn to dance in the opposite role (leader / follower).


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LINDY HOP & SOLO JAZZ
ORANGE TRACK

You have been taking Lindy Hop classes for at least 1 year. Your dance connects to the music and you have a good variety of figures (swing out, Tuck Turn and side by side Charleston etc). You go to social dancing regularly and you already attended some Lindy Hop workshops. You are familiar with the Shim Sham routine, maybe not all of it, but you can follow when it’s danced in a group. You can lead or follow clearly and you are comfortable dancing to slow to mid tempo music. You have seen or maybe tried some footwork variations (in your Lindy Hop or in Jazz).


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LINDY HOP & SOLO JAZZ
YELLOW TRACK
*SOLD OUT*

You have been taking Lindy Hop classes for at least 2 years. You go to social dancing very regularly and you’ve been to several local and possibly international workshops. You feel comfortable playing with the music and improvising. You are comfortable when dancing to fast music and you cannot count how many moves you know. You know a wide range of jazz steps and are comfortable with a few solo jazz routines.


At the moment we are only accepting couples and single leaders for this track.



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COLLEGIATE
SHAG



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COLLEGIATE SHAG
PURPLE TRACK

You are either new to Collegiate Shag or you have had a few taster/beginner classes already. This is the track for you if you want to get more inspiration and start feeling comfortable dancing shag.


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COLLEGIATE SHAG

BLUE TRACK


You have taken Collegiate Shag classes before and you are comfortable with the basic footwork. You have a growing repertoire of moves, have done a bit of Shag social dancing and now you are ready to take it to the next level.


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SPECIAL TOPIC CLASS ON FRIDAY
SHIM SHAG

In this special class you will learn a fun and easy solo routine, the Shim Shag - a Collegiate Shag version of the original Shim Sham routine! You will also get to know Collegiate Shag essentials, footwork basics, body posture and kicks. It doesn't matter if you are an experienced Shag dancer or lindy hopper, this class is open to all.



COMPATIBLE TRACKS

The schedule was set up in a way to avoid overlap between Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag classes. The following combinations of Lindy Hop/Solo Jazz and Collegiate Shag are possible:

Lindy Hop / Solo Jazz - Orange and Yellow track can be combined with Collegiate Shag Blue track.

Lindy Hop / Solo Jazz - Red track can be combined with Collegiate Shag Purple track.

There is a 20€ discount when purchasing Lindy Hop + Collegiate Shag tracks together.



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