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Course

Easy Swing offers a wide range of swing dance classes

We are not just a dance school, but quite a team of passionate dancers who love to share their know-how and knowledge with others!
For us it is essential to learn to dance with solid technical bases, while having a pleasant time after a long day of work. That’s why easy swing is looking for teachers passionate about swing, able not only to teach dance but also to share and convey their passion in joy and good humor

Our teachers offer swing dance classes for all levels-from beginners to advanced dancers-in many retro dance styles.

This page will help you find the course that suits you best!

To be creative and showcase the richness of swing culture, here is the “menu”
of our activities for this season

Prices

PACK 1


1 SESSION 


1 cours par semaine : 

120€ / 108€*


2 cours par semaine (-10%) : 216€ / 194€*

  

3 cours par semaine (-15%) : 306€ / 275€* 


* Reduced price: -25 years old, Unemployed

PACK 2


2 SESSIONS


1 lesson per week:

199 € / 179 €*


2 lessons per week (-10%): 358 € / 322 €*

  

3 lessons per week (-15%): € 507 / € 456*


PACK 3


3 SESSIONS (YEAR)


1 lesson per week:

299 € / 269 €*


2 lessons per week (-10%): 538 € / 484 €*


3 lessons per week (-15%): 762 € / 685 €*


What's my level?

This guide will help you choose the right level for you!

Some preconsiderations…

In your own interest and that of the other students in progress, we ask you to realistically choose your level, without overestimating your skills. Thus, all students will be able to work in optimal conditions.

If you have not attended the courses in an assiduous manner, we strongly advise you to resume the last session to which you were enrolled. It is better to get back comfortably in the bath, rather than aiming too high…
Teachers reserve the right to re-evaluate your level at the beginning of the season and ask you to change level if they feel that another level would be more appropriate for you.

Each course level is valid for 2 full semesters or 1 full year from September to June.
You move to the next level after a full year of courses (from September to June) or after 2 full semester (from February 2018 to February 2019)


New courses

​E.L.E.F

*Everybody Leads Everybody Follows

Lindy Hop lessons for beginners, or for all those wanting to review their basics and integrate a course with a new philosophy of dance couples.

This queer friendly class is taught ELEF style (*Everybody Leads Everybody Follows) for the first Time in Brussels!

BEGINNERS AND OPEN LEVEL


Lindy Hop - couple dancing

LH 1 New

You’ve never danced lindy hop. You’ve followed one or several initiation workshops. This level is for you, welcome!

LH 1+

You have just completed 1 semester of classes or an intensive workshop at easy swing. You don’t feel comfortable with the basics and want to work on them deeper.

Minimum technical knowledge : 8-6 COUNTS
BASIC MOUV. 8 TEMPS (HE/SHE GOES – PROMENADE – SWING OUT – CIRCLE)
BASIC MOUV. 6 TEMPS (PASS BY – TUCK TURN – COME AROUND)

LH 2/LH 2+

You have diligently followed one semester or 1 year of classes. You have been dancing since longer without really following classes constantly. You don’t feel comfortable with the basics.

Minimum technical knowledge : 8-6 COUNTS
BASIC MOUV. 8 TEMPS (HE/SHE GOES – PROMENADE – SWING OUT – CIRCLE)
BASIC MOUV. 6 TEMPS (PASS BY – TUCK TURN – COME AROUND), BASIC CHARLESTON (SIDE BY SIDE, PATTERN, AIRPLANE CHARLESTON, HAND TO HAND)

LH 3/LH 3+

You have followed classes for 2 years assiduously and practice social dancing in the evenings.

Minimum technical knowledge :
VARIATIONS SWING OUT (INSIDE/OUTSIDE TURN – TEXAS TOMMY) DIFFERENTS PASS BY, VARIATIONS CHARLESTON, Easy to dance on different tempo and to play with musicality (BRAKE), SEND OUT, 140BPM MINIMUM (SPEED OF MUSIC)

LH 4

You have diligently followed 3 years of classes and feel comfortable on various tempos (slow-medium-fast). You regularly social dance in the evenings.

Minimum technical knowledge : 
SUGAR PUSH, POP TURN, TANDEM CHARLESTON + VARIATIONS, BEING ABLE TO CHANGE THE RHYTHMS OF SWING OUT, INTERMEDIATE IMPROVISATION LEVEL, MUSICALITY (CAPACITY TO ADAPT TO DIFFERENT MUSIC STYLES), 150-170 BPM MINIMUM, 4/5 PARTICIPATIONS IN WORKSHOPS / FESTIVALS

LH 5

Upon audition : You have followed at least 4 years of full course and are a regular at international festivals. You have an excellent knowledge of the different techniques of guidance and improvisation and work of musicality it’s easy for you.

Minimum technical knowledge : 
EVERY LEVEL (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) MOVES PERFECTLY, USE OF THE SYNCOPE IN RHYTHMICS 6/8, USE OF SOLO MOVEMENTS IN THE LINDY + 180BPM


Charleston / Jazz Roots - Danse solo

SOLO 1 New

Course open to all who wish to dance solo. Whether you are a beginner or already initiated, this fun course will definitely be to your liking.

SOLO 1+

you have followed 1 years of charleston / jazz roots classes on a regular basis and you are comfortable in dancing solo. 

Minimum technical knowledge :
BASIC CHARLESTON, MESSAROUND, BOOGIE DROP, BOOGIE BACK, BOOGIE FORWARD, HALLELUIA, SCARECROW, SHIM SHAM (STEP), SHOE SHINE, CHUGS, ICE SKATING, SHIM SHAM (ROUTINE)

SOLO 2

you have followed 2 years of charleston / jazz roots classes on a regular basis and you are comfortable in dancing solo.

You want to be more challenged!

SOLO 3

You have followed 3 years of charleston / jazz roots regularly, you are comfortable in solo dance and are able to easily work several routines and you are comfortable with improvisation.

You want to improve your technique and improve your personality Charleston



SOLO WORKSHOPS

TRANKY DOO

The Tranky Doo is attributed to Pepsi Bethel, who can be seen performing it in Mura Dehn’s documentary The Spirit Moves with Al Minns and Leon James. It’s a fun routine with lots of fundamental jazz steps and contains some super sweet musicality and variations that’s regularly performed at our swing social dances.

Level: Open level

AL AND LEON SHIM SHAM

This version of the Shim Sham was created in the 1930s by famous Harlem dancers.

It was very often used as an encore or finale on different shows.

 

In the 1940s to 1960s, Savoy dancers, including Al and Leon, often performed it in various videos and added several variations to it which earned him the name “Al and Leon Shim Sham”.

 

Level : Open level

SHIM SHAM

Come out and learn the Shim Sham, the classic Jazz routine known and loved by swing dancers all over the globe. There is no clear answer on who created the swing version of this ‘age old’ tap routine, but Ale will be teaching the version crafted by none other than Frankie Manning himself.

Level : Open level

MAMA’S STEW

“The Stew” is a vintage warm-up choreography used by “Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers” to warm up before practicing their routines and shows.

This routine is often called “Mama’s Stew routine” because Mama Lu & The Parkets often performed it together.

Level: From level 2

BIG APPLE

Come and learn The Big Apple! This exciting, fun solo jazz routine was choreographed by the late great Frankie Manning. Ale will be teaching the routine. You will need to have a good understanding of Jazz steps and at least be confident with the Shim Sham and the Tranky Doo.

Level : From level 2 LH and SOLO 2

 

OLD TIMER SOLO ROUTINE

Come and discover the solo routines that early period dancers used for their shows or workouts.

 

We will also observe through early period videos how these routines were performed.

 

 

Level : Open level

SOLO AFRO SWING

Come and discover the swing dance frenzied by African percussion rhythms.

 

An enriching return to its roots that Sarah offers you with a personal approach stemming from her multiple artistic trainings.

 

 

Level: Open to all

SOLO BLUES

The Blues is a dance of freedom and emotions, based on movements directly inspired by the music and the sensations it provokes.

 

Blues dance is performed, as its name suggests, on Blues music, but also on Slow Swing

 

Depending on the style of Blues, it is a slow, intimate, or more rhythmic and festive dance, which is danced solo but also in pairs.

 

Level: Open to all

CREATE YOUR OWN ROUTINE

In this workshop, we will re-visit the Charleston solo and vernacular jazz movements in order to learn to create your own little routine.

 

To do this we will focus on music and its structure to translate it into a vocabulary that we know: that of solo jazz.

 

 

Level : Open level

CHARLESTON ’30

Discover the golden age of Charleston with this workshop focusing on the classic movement of the 1930s!

 

Retro brought up to date!

 

 Level: Open to all

TRICKERATION

The Trickeration is a solo jazz routine created by Norma Miller. She is one of the original Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem New York which opened in 1926. The solo jazz routine includes many vintage jazz dance steps like the “Fall off the log,” “Full break,” “Half break,” “Suzie Q,” and the “Charleston.” These classic movements have been freshly mixed with a plethora of original jazz movements and syncopated rhythms created by Norma.

Level :from level 2 LH and SOLO 2

SOLO BEGINNERS

Discover the world of Solo Jazz!

 

To have fun on your own, to learn how to better control your body, to improve your Lindy Ho

The Jazz solo remains one of the essential tools of your dancing.

 

Level : From level 1

COUPLE WORKSHOPS

LINDY CHORUS

Join us for our Lindy Chorus workshop with your favorite teachers.

The Lindy Chorus was created in the 1990s by Frankie Manning. This routine uses

Lindy and Charleston movements, most of which are 100% socially guidable. This routine is deal for performances and demonstrations in the “social dance”!

 

Level : From Level 2

CALIFORNIA ROUTINE

The California Routine choreographed by Frankie Manning is one of the best-known choreographies of Lindy Hop performed around the world.

 

JOIN US to learn this classic routine

 

 

Level : From level 3

BEABODY

Come and experience one of the most fun “One step” dances to perform. 

 

Ready your legs, it’s going to get lively!

 

 

 

Level: From Level 2

 

FIRST AND SECOND STOP ROUTINE

In this class we are going to look at two world famous routines : The First Stops and the Second Stops. 

 

These 2 routines were danced by many Lindy Hoppers in the Savoy ballroom.

 

 

Level: OPEN LEVEL

 

OLD TIMER COUPLE ROUTINE

In this workshop we will learn a routine created by Frankie Manning in the early 1940s as part of a show and taught almost 50 years later by Al

Minns to the Rhythm Hot Shots dance company.

 

Level: OPEN LEVEL

 

SYNCOPATED RHYTHMS

 

 

Can’t dance Lindy Hop without playing rhythmically.

Swing equals syncopated rhythms 

 

 

You will love moving the “ET” of the triple steps whether it is on the “3 AND 4” or on the “4 AND 5”.

 

Level : From level 4

SIMPLE STEPS VARIATIONS

 

 

Before starting to improvise throughout a song, let’s take the first steps together.

 

In this workshop we will teach you how to replace the basic steps that you use all the time with simple variations.

 

Level : From level 1

CHARLESTON MOVES

 

DO you like the binary rhythm of Charleston?

 

This workshop is made for you!

 

We will dive into the most fun movements of the Charleston universe!

 

 

Level : Different levels are available (SEE REGISTRATIONS)

SOCIAL DANCING

Social dancing is an integral part of swing dancing.

 

Join this workshop and discover tips that will allow you to have even more fun in the evening and to feel like a fish in water.

 

==> week 1 / space management (dancing wide, small, moving around)

==> week 2 / stealing a partner

==> week 3 / jam

 

 

Level : Open Level

INTRO TO THE SHAG

In this workshop, we invite you to discover another swing dance: the Shag.

 

Warm up your knees, they’re going to get a good workout.

 

 

Level : Open Level

INTRO TO THE BALBOA

 

In this workshop, we will immerse ourselves in a couple’s swing dance: the Balboa.

 

We will learn everything you need to know to become comfortable with the fast music to which it is danced and to feel comfortable trying a few steps of Balboa in the evening.

 

 

Level : Open level

PIMP YOUR TANDEM CHARLESTON

 

The inescapable Charleston movement that everyone wants and loves to learn!

 

You will discover several variants to make this famous movement “YOUR” tandem Charleston!

 

 

Level : From level 3

COME BACK TO THE BASIC

 

As with everything we have learned, you always have to go back to the basics and thus review the fundamentals!

 

 

The more stable our basics, the more it will be possible to continue to develop our dancing and to ensure that this evolution never stops.

 

 

Level : From level 1

FAST LINDY HOP

 

Do you like velocity?

 

By following this workshop, you will discover the techniques to be able to dance to faster pieces.

 

And it’s not that difficult, believe us 🙂

 

Level : Different levels are available (SEE REGISTRATION)

E.L.E.F 

(Every bidy lead, every body follow)

 

At the beginning, you chose a role … Now’s the time to shake things up 🙂

 

In this course, everyone will have the opportunity to practice both roles. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to guide or follow if that was not your core role.

 

Learn to put yourself in your partner’s shoes is one of the funniest things you will try in your life as a dancer. This will also allow you to master and experience a nice evolution of your dancing.

 

 

Level : Different levels are available (SEE REGISTRATIONS)

CLINIC SWING OUT

It is the defining dance move, the starting point and the finish line of every Lindy Hopper!

 

But to master it you have to study it in depth and know every detail.

 

In this class, we will learn to let our feet do the talking while honing our swingout technique, this most essential movement of Lindy Hop.

 

 

Come join us for this fun-filled technical workshop.

 

 

Level : Different levels are available (SEE REGISTRATIONS)

MUSICALITY

Without music, there is no dancing.

 

Learn how to adapt your movements to the songs you dance!

 

Whether Hot Jazz, Big Band, Cool Jazz or Revival, every musical era allows you to improvise and have fun with your partner, music!

 

 

Level : Different levels are available (SEE REGISTRATIONS)

MOVES 6 COUNTS

Learn different movements in the 6 count to wow the crowd or simply to enrich your technical baggage.!

Your dancing will be so much more joyful and dynamic.

 

Level : Different levels are available (SEE REGISTRATIONS)

MOVES 8 COUNTS

Learn different movements in the 8 count to wow the crowd or simply to enrich your technical baggage.!

Your dancing will be so much more joyful and dynamic.

 

Level : Different levels are available (SEE REGISTRATIONS)

SWITCH ROLE

Changing roles in the middle of a dance? It’s possible and it’s fun!

 

Discover the basic techniques to switch between leader and follower (and vice versa)

 

 

Level: Different levels are available (SEE REGISTRATIONS)