Nijmegen Swings Out Hard!


Nine months ago, six Nijmeegse Lindy Hoppers had a dream: that the dance floors of Nijmegen would one day be scorched by the heat of swing outs danced to the tunes of live big band music. On the weekend of Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October, those dreams came true!On Friday we welcomed The Kalishnikovs to Nijmegen. This ten-piece “small big band” really knows how to play for dancers and they had the dance floor packed all night long! The atmosphere was electric: the somewhat “remote” location at Brebl gave the feel of a 1920’s speak-easy and the live music kept our hearts swinging. Thank you to all of you who came (many of whom were from out-of-town) for making this such a special occasion and thank you Kalishnikovs, we can’t wait to have you back again! Check out the video below.On Saturday it was time to get back in the classroom: Robert and Chantal really know their stuff! Their enthusiasm for the music and the dance is simply infectious and we just couldn’t get enough of them. They broke down the feel and the rhythm of the dance into simple and easy-to-understand concepts that everybody was able to take home with them, followed by some fancy moves that we’re sure will be a common sight in Nijmegen from now on! Thank you Robert and Chantal for an awesome workshop, it was just perfect!