Welcome (back) to University!
After an unplanned gap year, University of Swing is back in full motion and in a brand new format. The academics team remodeled the courses to offer a brand new theme-based curriculum, where the students will develop specific skills applicable to all Swing dances - not only to Lindy!
You will be taught over 7h of classes by the most prominent scholars of the various disciplines, as well as getting to apply your newly-acquired knowledge during 3 night of (not-so academic) social dancing, with even live music by the wonderful Ali Affleck and her band on the Saturday night.
We have 3 curriculum for you to chose from (note that all streams will contain partnered and solo classes):
- Musicality: Classes to help better understand the music you are dancing to and how to improvise on it more naturally.
- Connection: Classes to make you work on the various ways to connect to your partner, but also how to play around with this connection.
- 'Electives': A series of taster classes on various Swing styles and even some blues dancing.
All streams are mixed level and designed to be accessible for beginners, but also very insightful for intermediate and advanced dancers.
As the event will happen on university premises, policies regarding covid-shielding are subject to change. Nevertheless, we can confirm that classes will have to happen masked and we highly encourage everyone to take a lateral flow test prior to any lesson/social.