A while ago a bunch of dance addicts and swing nerds took over the cosy rooms of the KHG Kellerbar Erlangen to spread the joy of Lindy Hop, Blues and other swing dances.
They are now thrilled to offer weekly Lindy Hop classes plus a well-attended weekly social dance, as well as several taster classes throughout the semester breaks.
We want to teach our students more than a by-heart-set of steps and figures – more importantly we are focusing on getting the very unique feeling of Lindy Hop and Swing music, and learn a solid technique of leading and following to maximize expression and fun with our partner.
Costs for 1 semester (approx. 13–15 classes): 25 € students / 35 € other.
No partner required.
First class is for tasting – you can register and pay at the second class.
20 – 21 h, KHG
We will start right from the beginning and build up the material and difficulty. There is no prior knowledge required. The beginner track is also recommended for dancers who want to refresh their Lindy Hop basic knowledge and skills.
Beginners A (Summer semester, starts in April)
Beginners B (Winter semester, starts in October)
Our classes for beginners are now arranged into two blocks – A and B – summer- and winter semester. After completing both blocks, you can move forward to our beginner-intermediate level (level 2).
In each block we teach a different set of basics, and we will repeat the most important ones in both blocks. So yes, you can start with either block, in the beginning we will of course do the basic basics – but even if you’ve been there before in the other block, there is always so much more to learn by repeating them. Basics, yeah!
Main topics in A: 8-count basic steps and moves, circle, swing out
Main topics in B: 6-count basic steps and moves, groove walks, Lindy Charleston
20 -21.30 h, ESG
This is your level if you
a) have knowledge of the basic vocabulary: bounce, 6-count, 8-count, lindy charleston basic; swing out.
Basic body control: You can dance the basic step with triple steps effortlessly and you are able to keep the bounce.
Basic Lead & Follow: You can keep a good connection with your partner for leading and following steps, shapes and directions.
Basic Performance: You can hear the changes in a song and you are beginning to make your dance fit to the music.
b) have completed our level 1 (block A and B) of lindy hop or a similar class somewhere else and have been seen regularly on the social dance floor.
21 -22.00 h, KHG
This is your level (also drop-ins welcome) if you have
good knowledge of the basic vocabulary: 6-count, 8-count, lindy charleston basic; swing out and variations, common lindy and charleston figures.
Basic body control: You have relaxed arms and hands and don’t squeeze your partner with your hands or arms. You can keep a steady bounce and your own balance.
Basic Lead & Follow: You can comfortably lead/follow the difference between triple and step steps. You consciously lead/follow directions and shapes through your connection.
Basic Performance: You can resist looking down at your feet. You can smile while doing the moves :] You are able to follow the basic structural changes of a song and dance to the music.
Prices for the whole course (usually between 12 and 15 evenings/semester) is 25 € for students and non-earners, 35 € for other participants / wage-earners.
Registration for the classes can be done at the secretary’s office of KHG, Tel: 09131/24146 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Level 1 and level 3 classes take place at Kellerbar KHG Erlangen, Sieboldstraße 3, Erlangen.
Level 2 class takes place at ESG Erlangen, Hindenburgstr. 46.
The dance begins immediately after the intermediate class and we usually finish between 23:00 and 00:30h depending on how many people we are or how tired the person with the key is. But it is always worth stopping by and dancing with us!
AFTER CLASS – DURING THE SEMESTER
22 -23:30 h or later
DURING SEMESTER BREAK
20.30 -23:30 h or later
Admission: 2/3 €
Please check the calendar for dates, for breaks and other events, such as taster classes.