What’s Hop, Nijmegen? Lindy Hop is what!

What a weekend! In February we celebrated the fifth anniversary of Lindy What? Nijmegen and we had an absolute blast! Super fun classes from our amazing invited teachers Kris & Audun, Ari & Simon, and with two parties with live music by the Kalishnikovs and Celebrity Hot Tub Party, two of our favourite swing bands….

New Season of Classes!

The new year of classes is here! We kicked things off last week with Lindy B and C classes from our wonderful out-of-town teachers Kay and Natalia, who will be teaching here with us on Tuesdays during the coming block of classes for Lindy C and our NEW block of speciality classes. See you there…

Workshop with Simon and Frederique

We welcomed Frederique from Eindhoven to give a workshop with Simon, all based upon the theme of Rhythm and Play! We worked on breaking down our Lindy Hop moves into bite-sized chunks and playing around with mixing them up. The final goal was to get everyone to play wth their footwork and body movement to…

Natalia was back with us in Nijmegen!

The last block of classes saw the amazing Natalia Rueda come back to Nijmegen to teach a course of solo jazz classes. As well as learning some new steps, we worked very hard with Natalia to practice ideas such as musicality and improvisation. Of course, these ideas flow naturally into improving our Lindy Hop couple dancing….

Natalia’s solo jazz group

We have been so very lucky to welcome Natalia Rueda (Colombia/Canada) to teach here in our Lindy What? scene in Nijmegen. Natalia is a very experienced dancer/choreographer and competition judge and so it was to be expected that we would love what she did with us. Natalia gave a range of courses, starting with four…

Nijmegen Screening of Alive and Kicking

This Tuesday saw the Nijmegen screening of the US documentary “Alive and Kicking” which chronicles the revival of Lindy Hop in recent decades. The makers did a very good job of illustrating the passion and dedication of modern day Lindy Hoppers: it would have been nice to have a better picture of where this all…

Lindy Hop Workshop with Lennart and eWa

On March 9th We were lucky enough to host some Lindy Hop royalty here in Nijmegen: Lennart Westerlund and eWa Burek. These two Swedes have been and continue to be an integral part of the evolution of the dance. Indeed, Lennart was one of the original Swedish swing dancers who went to New York in…

Lindy Three Anniversary Workshop with David and Cátia

The weekend of Saturday 18-Sunday 19 March saw our celebration of three years of Lindy What? here in Nijmegen and it was a blast! The weekend ran with three tracks of classes with David and Cátia for dancers of all abilities. We learned a variety of refined techniques (how to have a good, relaxed but clear pendulum…

Lindy Hop Workshop with Erik and Birgit

It was such a pleasure to welcome Erik Linnartz and Birgit Pfalz here in Nijmegen, to show us some new moves and change the way we think about the dance. We worked on leading and following rock steps, one of the basic features of couples’ dancing that can always be improved, no matter how long…

Kunstnacht Kalishnikovs

Our favourite big band the Kalishnikovs were here again in Nijmegen as part of the city’s Kunstnacht festival. We had huge group of Nijmegen dancers as well as plenty of lovely visitors from out of town. We swung out hard for two hours to their live music, accompanied by DJ sets from our very own…