Lindy What? June 2023 News letter

Ahoy Lindy Hoppers!

Wait..June? where’s the May news letter? Well, the writer of this letter was on a three week holiday and totally forgot about it! So let’s pick it up, and see what’s new this month! 🙂

NimmaHop July 2nd Live! with Pierre et les Optimistes 

Let’s celebrate the beginning of the summer with an awesome live band Pierre et les Optimistes!!

Pierre et les Optimistes play sweet songs, swinging tunes, sunshine vibes and summer grooves! Their personal vision of global music is inspired by Classic Jazz and Jazz Manouche, French chansons, Flamenco and Caribbean Music – as well as anything else that might catch their ear. Wether with original songs or all-time classics they aspire to share joy with the world.

Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, they have developed an international following throughout the last years.

Pierre Laernoes – guitar & vocals
Myrthe van de Weetering – violin & vocals & double bass
Vincent Arp – double bass & tres

There is no door fee but we hope you make a donation in our awesome donation box!

15:00 – Taster class Charleston
16:00 – Start Social
16:30 – Pierre et les Optimistes LIVE!
19:00 – End

Balboa summerschool

No not thát Balboa, THIS Balboa:

Even though July and August will be a time of chilling out and many of us going on holidays. We are working on a two Balboa summerschool for absolute beginners on the 11th and 18th of August by Pien and John. Keep an eye on our channels for more info!

NimmaHop OUTDOOR x Nijmegen Klinkt retrospective

Nijmegen Klinkt is one of those yearly events we always look forward to a lot, as we can share our Lindy Hop passion with fellow Nijmegenaren who may have never heard from us! Besides that, it’s always a gathering of old and new friends hanging out, enjoying the sun and a dance or two.

Thanks everyone who came by and joined in, you’re all the best! We feel totally blessed to be part of such a thriving and inclusive community! <3

Check out a little compilation film here:

Nijmegen went Sugarville!

In the weekend of 10th of August, eight of our Nijmegen Lindy Hop community members travelled to Groningen where we joined dancers from all over for three days of workshops and parties. Sugarspin, the organizors of this festival, and their members made us feel right at home in a very inclusive and welcoming environment!

Besides partying hard, we also got a lot of inspiration from the different workshops and lecture and we cannot wait to share these ideas with you all!!

Also it was really warm 😀

If you are ever in the neighbourhood of Groningen, make sure to drop in at one of their social dances:

Next season

With the last class of the current block slowly creeping in. We’re already working hard on getting ready for next season starting end of August/beginning of September! If you want to help out in any way, be it with organizing cool events, making sure everyones registration is handled, updating our website/social media channels, or even just making sure we finally get a new banner (lol), please let us know by dropping us a line at

Your help is very welcome and appreciated! <3

Monday Practice going strong into the summer

Even though we’re swinging into the summer months, the Monday practice sessions will continue on during this block as well! Community member Harrie is at Wijkcentrum Daalsehof every Monday from 20:00 to 21:30 to make sure we can practice those triple steps until they’re easier than walking! Make sure to join in, as it’s one of the best ways to work on your swing throughout the week 🙂

Check out their Facebook group for more info!

Upcoming events

  • July 2: NimmaHop Live! with Pierre et les Optimistes
  • August 6: NimmaHop with DJs!
  • August 11&18: Balboa Summerschool
  • Every Monday – Monday practice at Daalsehof 2
Check out the website for more info on these:

Video of the month

Let’s go back in time and watch the great Al Minns & Leon James having fun back in 1954

Did you know..

  • t can be too hot for thinking up fun “did you knows”?
  • that i’m experiencing it right now?
  • the best way is to just let it be and eat ice-cream?
  • …why are you still here? Go, and have ice-cream! <3
See you next month!
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