Classes and Levels

Lindy-Hop group classes

There are six Lindy-Hop group classes at levels 1 to 6, and each participant can take two of those, in different roles if they want, at their most suitable level. If you dance both classes in the same role, it will be two consecutive levels, such as 1 and 2, or 4 and 5.

We will divide all participants into these groups, based on the experience they indicate at registration.

When registering we will ask you:

  • Whether you want to:
    • take 2 classes as a follow,
    • take 2 classes as a lead,
    • or take 1 class as a lead, and 1 class as a follow.
  • What your experience is in each of the roles (even if you only register for one of them).

Because this asks for some complicated scheduling on our side, we cannot promise that you will have a Lindy-Hop class with both of our main Lindy-Hop teaching couples. You can fill in your preferences in the registration form, though, and we will take these into account.
If you feel the level you’re assigned to is not right for you, you can discuss this with us on Saturday morning at 9.30am before the start of the first group class.

Theme classes

Most theme classes will be for all levels. The only exception are the two switch classes.

Beginner switch class

To join the beginner switch class, you need some experience in both leading and following (but no experience with switching is needed!).

If you have never danced the other role but would like to learn this, then you have the option of registering for one Lindy Hop group class in the role you’re used to, and one in the other role. This beginner class will give you enough skills in the other role to join our beginner switch class.

Advanced Switch class

To join the advanced switch class, you need to be comfortable doing a swing-out as a lead and a follow, and have a bunch of experience in switch dancing (for example through the switch beginner class).

Basic requirement

In order to join our camp, we would like you to have at least six months of weekly Lindy-Hop classes in your pocket so that everybody knows their basics.

Of course we do not expect you to be able to dance both roles – just six months in either following or leading is enough!