KHG Erlangen

 

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.

Concept

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.

REGISTRATION now open

REGISTER HERE

Classes

After a long time of no dancing, virtual dancing and on-and-off-classes we hope that we will get back into a regular teaching and social dancing reality.
There will be 2 Levels + open training for level 2/3 No dance partner required.

Costs (approx. 13–15 lessons):
For one class: 40 € for non-earners, students/pupils/apprentices, 80 € for wage-earners/phd-students.

For intermediate students: 1/2 off for booking 2 classes:
60 € for students and non-earners, 120 € for wage-earners.

OPEN TRAINING for Level 2/3 (intermediate)
Wednesdays, 20 – 21 h, Kleiner Saal KHG, Sieboldstraße 3, Erlangen
This open class is supposed to be an opportunity for you to practice certain things from your dance, learn from each other and get more time to try things out than you usually get in class. the training will always have a rough frame structured by the teachers and they will be there to guide you, help you, give personal feedback, input and insights.

LINDY HOP LEVEL 1 (beginners)
Wednesdays, 20 – 21 h, Großer Saal KHG, Sieboldstraße 3, Erlangen
Content & description

We will start right from the beginning and build up the material and difficulty.
No prior knowledge required. Also recommended for dancers who want to refresh their Lindy Hop basic knowledge and skills.
Beginners A
Summer semester, April–July
6-count basic steps and moves, groove walks, Lindy Charleston
Beginners B
Winter semester, October–February
8-count basic steps and moves, circle, swing out

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. You can start with either block.

Summer Semester 2022:
Level 2 and 3 become INTERMEDIATE+.

 

 

LINDY HOP LEVEL 2 (Beginner-Intermediate)
Wednesdays, 21 – 22 h, Großer Saal KHG, Sieboldstraße 3, Erlangen
Content & description

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.

LINDY HOP LEVEL 3 KHG (Intermediate)
Wednesdays, 21 – 22 h, Großer Saal KHG, Sieboldstraße 3, Erlangen
Content & description

This is your level 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.

Teachers

FILIP DOMAZET
JULIANE LORY
JENS GÜNTHER
KATJA GUMBERT
VERENA BÜCHL

Info

Covid-prevention: It’s recommended but not mandatory to wear a mask outside the classroom and to rapid-test oneself before class / social dance.

Pre-registration is obligatory!

Any questions: juliane@thatswing.de

SOCIAL DANCE AFTER CLASS – DURING THE SEMESTER
22 -23:30 h or later
Wednesdays at KHG Großer Saal, the dance begins right after the last class class  and wusually finish between 23 and 0 h. You can swing by without registration but you need to your 2G certificate: vaccinated or recovered + negative test (from the same day).

SOCIAL DANCE DURING SEMESTER BREAK
20 -23:30 h or later
Admission: 2/3 €
Please check the calendar for dates, for breaks and other events, such as taster classes.)

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