Workshop Lindy Hop and Balboa: Jolet & Riëlle

Saturday the 6th of October, a full day of dancing is waiting for you! Jolet, Riëlle, Jorne and Andrea will come to teach us some Lindy Hop and Balboa!

Jolet and Jorne start with a Lindy Hop workshop. In this workshop, we will explore a new way to communicate between leads and follows. This will lead to new dynamics in your dance, that are directly applicable on the social dance floor. 
It is expected that you at least know how to do a swingout if you want to join this workshop.

After that Riëlle and Andrea will give a Balboa workshop. Learn a new dance to increase your repertoire on the dance floor! Balboa has smaller steps than Lindy Hop and is danced in a closer position, allowing to dance it to very fast music. This will be a beginner workshop, so no previous experience is required. We will first teach two basic steps and then continue with some nice variations.
The Balboa workshop might be taught at two levels, one for absolute beginners and one for beginners with at least half a year Lindy Hop experience. The absolute beginner class will be at 11.00 together with the Lindy workshop, but will only be there if 10 people or more with no dancing experience sign up.

For more information, check out the sign-up page

Season 2018/2019 Starts!

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The summer break is almost over and Swing Out Loud will start dancing again! September 12 the weekly lessons will start. Everyone can immediately join in on the fun because the first two weeks of the season will have open lessons! So bring anyone you may know that might be interested to try Lindy Hop. For the rest of the first block we've got our Tea Dances lined up and there's a general assembly coming. For anymore dancing opportunities keep your eyes on this website and our Facebook! Check out the updated events and calendar pages for the current schedule for coming season.

Hope to see you all again on the dance floor!

Erik Nieland is coming to teach workshops!

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Our good friend and old member Erik Nieland is back in Enschede for a while and excited to come and teach us some new things! He'll be giving two workshops which are both open for any level of dancer to join.

Workshop 1: Posture - your best friend and worst enemy
How having "good" posture is not only better for your health (prepare for less painfull knees and lower backs after this one), but will also magically make you a better dancer. 
Open for everyone as we will explore the fundamentals on posture.

Workshop 2: It takes two for a pair
How to have a discussion instead of a monologue. How can followers Lindy their own style, thoughts and ideas into the Hop. And how can leads join the revolution by becoming a better listener, lead and work on your improvisation skills.

There'll also be a free social in the evening where you can try out everything you've learned!
(the workshops cost 20,- each)

For more info and to signup click here.
Let others know you're coming by attending our Facebook Event.

2 workshop days incoming!

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Swing Out Loud is proud to present 2 workshop days coming at the start of 2018. Let's kick off the new year swinging!

The first workshop day will be on the 20th of January and will feature 2 workshops by Sandra and Andi Kuschel from Essen. Their first workshop will be suitable for all levels and it will be centered around tuck turns. They'll show you a lot of variations and moves building on the basic six count tuck turn. The second class is for the more advanced dancers (intermediate and above) and will be about variations of the tandem charleston and the chase into tandem. For more info and to sign up visit this page. Let others know you're coming by attending our Facebook event.

Do you want to learn a different dance style? The second workshop day, which is on the 17th of February, will be focused around Collegiate Shag!  This workshop is the first of its kind in Twente and open for everyone. In this 4-hour beginner workshop, Thom de Graaf and Siroon Bekkering will teach you the basic footwork (a six-count basic), as well as basic positions and some basic figures. They'll also teach you some cool and fancy moves with which you can show off on the dance floor. To find out more or to sign up visit this page. Make sure to also attend our Facebook event.

Both workshopdays are of course in Enschede (check out the respective pages for the exact locations) and will be followed by a free social dance in the evening so you can test your new-found skills.

Hope to see you all there!

Lessons page online

The long awaited lessons page has finally been added to the website! Here you can find the general lessons schedule, the types of lessons we offer and a description of the dances. If you ever had any questions about any of those subjects they should all be answered on the new page! However we're constantly looking to improve our website so if you find that there's still info unclear or missing please don't hesitate to tell us (in person, via e-mail to info@swingoutloud.nl or through our contact page)!

UITfestival 24 September - Culturele Zondag

On Sunday 24 September, Swing Out Loud is joining the Culturele Zondag in Enschede, which has the theme “UITfestival”. Between 13:00 and 17:00 the Oude Markt will be filled with cultural activities.

Come enjoy the playful spirit of Lindy Hop, a partner dance from the swing era.

14:45 – 15:10 Oude Markt | Silent Disco
Join the special Silent Disco version of our social dance. Each dancer will get headphones with swing jazz music. Fun to join or watch!

15:40 – 16:10 Oude Markt | Main Stage
Come watch the performances and join a mini-workshop to learn the Charleston!

Find the full program here.

Hope to see you there!