In the taster classes you have the opportunity to try something completely new and different. You can choose the tasters you would like to attend spontaneously on site.
For dancers in the Boogie Tournament or Lindy Intensive classes, we recommend that you use the time for Open Practice instead of the taster classes, in order to repeat and consolidate the topics you have learned. Enjoy working in groups with other participants and actively seek feedback and help from the teachers.
Taster classes in 2023
Taster classes for all
Balboa Beginners – Nathalie and Dominik
Welcome to Balboa! Here you will take your first steps in Balboa, the "smooth" and cool swing dance, which you can dance especially to fast music and which ideally complements your other swing dances.
Stealing – Jessy and Kuschi
Fun guaranteed! Jessy and Kuschi will show funny tips and tricks for partner stealing and practice it with you. You should have a secure basic step (also 8-counts) and like surprises in your dancing.
The only count I know – Tanya and Sondre (for Boogie and Lindy dancers)
In this class, Tanya and Sondre will introduce you to interesting ways to shuffle 6- and 8-count figures, lengthen them, and more.
Shag Beginners – Marion and Julia
This taster class introduces you to the funny and dynamic dance style Collegiate Shag. No previous knowledge required. For Shag teachers, it might also be interesting to see how our teachers structure a beginners class.
Solo Jazz Choreo – Fine Allein
To participate in this class, we recommend you attend the second special class Solo Jazz, as Tamy and Carla want to work with the material from that class and produce a small choreography. If you feel like it, you can also dance this as a short opening number for our evening event. You can decide this flexibly on the spot.
Middle-Camp Recharge – Tanya and Sondre
You danced through 2 days and nights? You feel every bone and muscle in your body? But you still want to dance through Sunday evening? Then this class is perfect for you. Tanya and Sondre have prepared some great exercises to stretch and take care of your stressed body. Please bring a tennis ball or something similar to this class.
Bugg – Lena and Tobias
Bugg could be described as some kind of Nordic disco fox. With fewer steps but a lot of dynamics via leading and following, it can be danced to boogie, but also to modern music. This is your chance to get a first impression.
Taster classes for Boogie dancers
Von Bögen und (Über)Brückerln – Kerstin and Jojo
This class is about music interpretation and how to find simple tools to implement it well in dance.
Dance the Rhyhtm – Carla and Nino
This class focusses on "Rhythm". You will learn how to make rhythm visible in your dancing, and play with it, with your whole body, steps, emphasis, etc. And of course with some small step variations and moves that play with rhythm.
Boogie Slow – Tamy and Andy A.
Slow dancing is not just dancing Boogie to slow music. Tamy and Andy will show you some of the peculiarities of Slow Boogie that should be part of every dancer's repertoire.
Boogie meets Discofox – Rita and Ralf
The fashionable dance of the 80ies meets the fashionable dance of the 50ies and is merrily mixed – a guarantee for lively dancing on the social floor.
He turns, she turns – Maria and Marcus
Maria and Marcus have prepared some “Fancy Spins and Turns” for you, which can be included into changes of place and other figures.
Taster classes for Lindy dancers
"Everybody Leads - Everybody Follows" – Anna and Dominik L.
ELEF – i.e. leaders dance follower roles, and vice versa – is a concept that is now part of the standard class portfolio of the Boogie-Bären, and has proven very popular. Changing roles not only opens up possibilities to get to know and understand the "other side" better, but holds unimagined possibilities to even change roles within a single dance. Be prepared for a lot of fun!
There are no taster classes exclusively for Lindy Hop dancers on Sunday. Just pick one of the taster classes open to dancers of all styles.