Lindy Hop classes

BB-DanceCamp's concept for success

We offer two different tracks, depending on what you want to take away from the BB-DanceCamp:

  • You want to work intensively, sweat and hone your technique for 3 days? Then Lindy Intensive is just right for you. This track is only recommended for intermediate/advanced level and above.
  • Is it more important for you to try out new things, have fun and enjoy the variety of the BBDC? Then we recommend Lindy Open.

Lindy Open

Concept You already know a little Lindy and want to take away as many new ideas as possible? You just have fun with social dance? You are attending a dance camp for the first time? Then this open Lindy class is just right for you!
Focus Figures
Level Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced
Requirements Swing Out, Lindy Turn, Lindy Circle, Side-by-side Charleston, Hand-to-hand Charleston, Tuck Turn, Pass. You have mastered these basic figures, you can dance them fluently at a comfortable tempo (up to approx. 160 bpm) in various combinations with different partners, and you have fun doing it.

Lindy Intensive

Concept Lindy Intensive classes are for Lindy Hop dancers from Intermediate/Advanced level who would like to spend three days really intensively honing their technique. The focus is on refining one's own dance technique. An important component is a lot of space for independent practice and personal feedback. Therefore, we recommend that you concentrate entirely on the course and not take part in special courses and tasters.
Focus Technique
Level Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced
Requirements To participate in the Lindy Intensive classes, you must be able to dance all common 6-count and 8-count basic figures, including the Charleston, technically correctly and fluently with different partners, even at a fast tempo. There will also be a level check at the beginning of the camp.

Lindy Intensive – Topics in 2024

All three topics are taught in each of the Lindy Intensive classes, but on different days.

Body Worx (Bärbl & Marcus)

This track will focus on deeper dance techniques to improve body awareness and control, like the 5 centers, self-organization and self-control, concentric and eccentric lead & follow. Bärbl & Marcus will enrich these techniques with their years of experience in Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop and other dance styles. They will work on general concepts that are independent of style and dance and also on Lindy Hop/Boogie Woogie specifics.

Circles, Lines and Styles (Fancy & Nejc)

Fancy and Nejc will focus on styling for followers and leads and how you can make your best own combination of two dancers, using the concepts of musicality and how you move to it.

Boost your Creativity (Hyunjung & Anders)

In this workshop, we'll explore various aspects of dance to enhance your skills and unleash your creativity! We will work out some key topics in slower and faster tempo.
Expressing yourselves: Discover different ways to showcase your personality, taking inspiration from the originators of the dance form.
Rhythmical Conversation: Learn techniques to enhance your rhythmic conversation with your partner.
Creativity and Dynamics: Explore how to use different dynamics to add flair and creativity to your dancing, making every step uniquely ours.
Whether it's the slower or faster tempo, our aim is to help build a strong foundation, connect with our partner, and infuse our dancing with newfound creativity.

Level check

Are you unsure which level to choose? Here are a few things you might want to consider.

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