IMPORTANT !!!

Legal and health conditions imposed by our government for this phase 4 and its protocol:

MANDATORY COUPLE registrations for couples dance lessons – Lindy hop

  • You are free to choose the couple formula you want mixed or not, which can simplify your registration – Everybody can Lead and everybody can Follow !!!
  • Currently, everyone has to dance only with their partner, no rotation during class.
  • We also need to limit registrations according to the space of each room.

 

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!

Prices

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

​E.L.E.F +

*Everybody Leads Everybody Follows

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

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)


IMPROVE YOUR DANCE WORKSHOPS

How to create an LH routine

Come and discover the secrets and tips for successfully creating a Lindy Hop routine from A to Z.

We will work on the choice of music, rhythm and many other tools to finally be able to build a real “showcase”!

Price-4h: 40€

Level: FROM LH1 +

Dates: October 7-14-21-28

Pimp your Tandem Charleston

Tired of the classic Charleston Tandems?

Come improve your basic technique and discover several variations to use on any Tempos.

Price-4h: 40€

Level: FROM LH1 +

Dates: 11-18-25 November-2 December

Leaders et Followers Style

A Lindy Hop staple, work on footwork, posture, rhythm changes and isolation to surprise your partner at any time!

We will bring you smoothly in this game to share between you, your partner and the music.

Price-4h: 40€

Level: FROM LH1 +

Dates: December 9-16 – January 6-13

Learn to Fly

Do you want to discover the incredible most famous figures of the “Aerial” in Lindy hop?

After a few exercises to understand the dynamics of this technique, we slowly begin to leave the ground for small escapes in the air.

Good physical condition is important for this workshop.

Price-4h: 40€

Level: FROM LH1 +

Dates: January 20-27 – February 3-10


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+

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+

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


Modules

LH 1 – 6 counts

You have never danced Lindy Hop. You have already attended one or more « first steps » classes ; That’s your level, welcome !

Learn to dance on a 6-beat tempo in an easy and funny way.
From simple steps (basic 6-beat step, rotations and others) to slightly more complicated ones (send-out, tuck turn, come around). After four weeks you will be able to move elegantly on the dancefloor.

No previous knowledge/skills required
Suggestion for future classes: 8 counts or partner Charleston

Price-4h: 40€
Level : LH1

LH 1 – 8 counts

You have never danced Lindy Hop. You have already attended one or more « first steps » classes ; That’s your level, welcome !
Learn to dance on a 8-beat tempo in an easy and funny way.

The 8-beat tempo is the classic Lindy Hop rhythm, allowing you to always dance to the music, and to rediscover the old-school classics (s/he goes, promenade) up to the most essential Lindy Hop step…the swing out !

No previous knowledge/skills required
Suggestion for future classes: 6-counts or couple Charleston

Price-4h: 40€
Level : LH1

LH 1 – Couple Charleston

Learn to dance partner charleston in an easy and funny way.

You will find yourself thrown back to Chicago in the 1930s. Frantic and joyful rhythms will accompany you while learning the fundamentals of 1920s Charleston: famous steps such as Skip Up, Airplane, Hand to Hand just to name a few.

No previous knowledge/skills required
Suggestion for future classes: 6-counts or 8-counts

Price-4h: 40€
Level : LH1



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.

Price-3h: 30€

Level: Open level

Date: 7-14-21 October

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.

Price-4h: 40€

Level :from level 2 LH and SOLO 2

Dates : 28 October and 11-18-25 Novembre

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.

Price-3h: 30€

Level : Open level

Dates :

2-9-16 December

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.

Price-5h: 50€

Level : From level 2 LH and SOLO 2

Dates: 6-13-20-27 January and 3 February