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!
You don’t need a partner, everyone during the classes will learn the two Lindy Hop roles (Leader and Follower) Much more fun in one lesson!

BEGINNERS AND OPEN LEVEL

Lindy Hop - couple dancing

LH 1

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

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 2

you have followed 1-2 years of charleston / jazz roots classes on a regular basis and you are comfortable in dancing solo. You want to be more challenged! 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 3

You have followed 2 years of charleston / jazz roots regularly, you are comfortable in solo dance and are able to easily work several routines. 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

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

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

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. 4h Price: 40€ Dates: 18-25/09 and 2-9/10 Level : Open
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. 5h Price: 50€ Dates: 16-23/10 and 6-13-20/11 Level : Open
SOLO BLUES
The blues dance is as old as the music of the same name. If the origin of this one has a hard time finding a place and a date, one agrees to locate it in the delta of Mississippi at the time of the plantations. The blues, of black tradition, was built from working songs. The dance also hatched at this time, at first throbbing or even lascivious, it fed, like music, the different influences that time has brought to it. Blues is a dance where feeling is the most important element. It is a moment of relaxation, powerful and charged music which transports the soul as well as the body in a more or less marked abandonment. 4h Price: 40€ Dates: 26/11 et 4-11-18/12 Level : Open
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€
Dates : 8-15-22/01
Level : Open