The next round of Sugarspin classes runs from April 9 till July 2. We offer 3 courses, all of which are held on Monday evenings. There are 12 lessons for each course:
- Sugarbeets This is our course for absolute beginners. In this course we will teach the basics of Lindy Hop. The first class is a free open lesson (Apr 9).
- Lollipops For all those who have already taken our Sugarbeets (Lindy A) course or have at least 3 months of experience elsewhere. The Lollipops course will further build on improving your basis to dance Lindy Hop, and will also incorporate Charleston, such that you have a good basis for further learning.
- Cotton CandyFor this level you need at least 6 Months of experience. We’ll be reallocating all previous Lindy B and Lindy C members to new classes. There will be two new groups; the “Blue Cotton Candy” and the “Pink Cotton Candy” group. The teachers will allocate you to either of these two groups. You will be informed by e-mail. In principle, you’ll receive the same lesson material, but due to the amount of time you spent practicing, prior dancing experience and your own unique learning curve, we’ll allocate you to the group that will optimize your learning experience.
In between and after classes there will be a free social dance, open for everyone, especially visitors.
Schedule (on Mondays)
Lessons from April 9 till July 2. The first Sugarbeets class is a free open lesson. Important there will be no lesson on May 21st!
|Room 1||Room 2|
|19:00 – 20:00||Sugarbeets||Pink Cotton Candy|
|20:00 – 20:45||Social Dance / Practice time|
|20:45 – 21:45||Blue Cotton Candy||Lollipops|
|21:45 – 22:30||Social Dance / Practice time|
Leading and Following
Lindy Hop is danced by a leader and a follower. The leader initiates the moves and directions. The follower follows the direction given, but has a lot of freedom to add styling and contribute to the dance. Traditionally, men danced as leaders and women danced as followers, and will usually still be asked for their traditional role at parties. Nowadays in the Lindy Hop scene everybody is free to choose what fits them best, and encouraged to dance with anybody, no matter what age or gender. Many advanced dancers enjoy both roles nowadays.
Registration for the next block opens Friday March 16th at 20.00!
Please register by filling in this form. Registration for the open lesson is not required, but we would like to have an idea who is coming. For this please reply going on our facebook event. If you want to take an open lesson before you join the Lindy A course, please only register after you have decided to take the full course.
To encourage a good lead/follow balance (we always have more follows), we encourage you to sign up with someone of the opposite role. This ensures you have a spot (if the class is not full). But you can also sign up alone (especially leaders). We will rotate partners in class. Registrations are accepted in order of registration, as long as the class is balanced. Failure to complete the payment instructions in time may put you back on the waiting list.
To follow courses you have to become a member of Sugarspin. The membership fee during this block is €75,- for 12 weeks total. You will stay a member until the next course starts, at which point you have to re-register as a member.
You will be informed when your membership registration is accepted. You will receive payment instructions to complete the registration process. Don’t forget to state your name and level, when you transfer the money, so that we know it’s coming from you!
De Travertijn Travertijnstraat 6, 9743 SZ, Groningen
Use the side entrance on the right hand side of the building.
By car, you can follow Arduinlaan and the Vuursteenstraat. Please park your car at the street at the Travertijn side, as parking at the other side is not allowed. The parking behind the building is for residents only.