Dance classes in Rotterdam with Slowfeet Studio

Vintage swing dance to slow jazz music

We love to dance and we love jazz music. That is why at Slowfeet Studio we have a passion for dancing to slow swing jazz music. Our focus is on Slow Bal, one of the most beautiful of the vintage swing dances. This partner dance has a lovely relaxed flow. It’s graceful and playful at the same time. It is also a relatively unknown dance, which in the meantime is gaining more and more fame. Want to try it out?

Swing dance classes in Rotterdam

Swing is all about having fun. During the dance lessons you will learn how to connect with your dance partner. We teach you moves and techniques with which you can improvise to the music yourself. Register as a couple or only as a single follow or lead. In the lessons we change dance partners as much as possible.

Swing Socials

We love to party. You can put the moves and techniques that you learn during the dance lessons into practice during one of the swing dance parties in Rotterdam or abroad. And believe us when we say: Swing is everywhere! Go to the events page to view our upcoming parties. Would you like an overview of all Swing parties in Rotterdam? Then go to the Roffaswing website.

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Dance blogs and interviews

Where can you buy Swing dance shoes?

Where can you buy Swing dance shoes?

Do you want to know where you can buy swing dancing shoes? Then I have good news, the choice is huge. There is something for everyone. In this article you will find an overview of different providers.

Dance shoes for Swing dancers

Dance shoes for Swing dancers

Dance shoes, I can't have enough of them. In this article, you can read about things to consider when buying dance shoes. We also share a tip in how to make your own pair fit for the dancefloor. Hopefully you'll find the answers you're looking for.

Classes

Weekly classes

Slow Bal dance classes to slow jazz

Learn Slow Bal in our weekly classes. Technique, playfulness, improvisation and body awareness are all elements of our lessons. Our next 10-week beginner course starts in September.

Private Lessons

Slow Bal

Slow Bal dance teachers

Private lessons are perfect to develop your own skills in a pace that suits you best. If you feel reluctant to take your first dance steps in a group, a private lesson beforehand can help to gain more confidence.

Wedding dance

Wedding dances

Slow Bal wedding dance choreography

The closed connection and slow pace of the dance makes Slow Bal perfect for your wedding. With some romance or some humour (or both), it will be a memorable dance for sure. (Photo: Vintage Fotografie)

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Want to learn Slow Bal? Join our workshop on Sunday 7 November! You will learn how to dance to slow jazz music and connect with your dance partner. After the workshop its time to dance ag the party! For more info, check out Swing Swing Swing on our website (link in bio). 
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#slowbalboa #slowbal #swingswingswing #dansworkshop #rotterdam #swingdanceclass #balboa #party #letsdance

Want to learn Slow Bal? Join our workshop on Sunday 7 November! You will learn how to dance to slow jazz music and connect with your dance partner. After the workshop its time to dance ag the party! For more info, check out Swing Swing Swing on our website (link in bio).
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#slowbalboa #slowbal #swingswingswing #dansworkshop #rotterdam #swingdanceclass #balboa #party #letsdance
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🎶Swing Swing Swing Swing, everybody start to Swing🎶

On the 7th of November we are back on the dance floor with a social dance! For everyone who is new to Swing there is a beginner workshop in Slow Bal and Lindy Hop. Check out the schedule on our website 📢 Link in bio!

🖌 Our beautiful poster was designed by @karina_dukalska
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#slowbalboa #slowbal #swingdans #swingswingswing #dansen #dansfeest #rotterdam #rotterdamcity @swinginrhythm

🎶Swing Swing Swing Swing, everybody start to Swing🎶

On the 7th of November we are back on the dance floor with a social dance! For everyone who is new to Swing there is a beginner workshop in Slow Bal and Lindy Hop. Check out the schedule on our website 📢 Link in bio!

🖌 Our beautiful poster was designed by @karina_dukalska
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#slowbalboa #slowbal #swingdans #swingswingswing #dansen #dansfeest #rotterdam #rotterdamcity @swinginrhythm
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About our teaching methods... well 😅. 

But on more serious note: we always try to teach Slow Bal in different ways: showing people the move, counting it out, humming it out, talking them through the move, making it visual by using metaphores or drawings in the air. And yes, sometimes we also try to make someone feel what we mean.😁
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#teachingmethods #slowbalboa #slowbal #swingdanceteacher #swingdanceclass #balboa #danslessenrotterdam #dansles

About our teaching methods... well 😅.

But on more serious note: we always try to teach Slow Bal in different ways: showing people the move, counting it out, humming it out, talking them through the move, making it visual by using metaphores or drawings in the air. And yes, sometimes we also try to make someone feel what we mean.😁
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#teachingmethods #slowbalboa #slowbal #swingdanceteacher #swingdanceclass #balboa #danslessenrotterdam #dansles
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My interview with Mickey Fortanasce (@balronin ) is live! I thing it's a must read/watch for everyone who dances Slow Bal, as we talk about the roots of this beautiful dance. 

The interview is available as a video on our YouTube channel and website, or in a written version in both Dutch and English. Check the Link in the bio!

#slowbalboa #slowbal #balboa #historyofdance #interview #swingdancing #historyofswing #swingdanceteacher #swingdance

My interview with Mickey Fortanasce (@balronin ) is live! I thing it's a must read/watch for everyone who dances Slow Bal, as we talk about the roots of this beautiful dance.

The interview is available as a video on our YouTube channel and website, or in a written version in both Dutch and English. Check the Link in the bio!

#slowbalboa #slowbal #balboa #historyofdance #interview #swingdancing #historyofswing #swingdanceteacher #swingdance
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Working on the Promenade with our awesome Slow Bal beginners. I know it sounds corny but sometimes I do feel like a proud Slow Bal mama when it comes to the our dancers. 

Learning to dance is really not that easy and it does take some guts and perseverance to learn Slow Bal. I remember my own frustration in trying to copy some steps that looked easy, but turn out to be layered with small challenges. Well, taking one step at the time.....

#slowbal #slowbalboa #balboa #danslessenrotterdam #delfshaven #dansles #vintagerotterdam #danseninrotterdam

Working on the Promenade with our awesome Slow Bal beginners. I know it sounds corny but sometimes I do feel like a proud Slow Bal mama when it comes to the our dancers.

Learning to dance is really not that easy and it does take some guts and perseverance to learn Slow Bal. I remember my own frustration in trying to copy some steps that looked easy, but turn out to be layered with small challenges. Well, taking one step at the time.....

#slowbal #slowbalboa #balboa #danslessenrotterdam #delfshaven #dansles #vintagerotterdam #danseninrotterdam
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Dancing Slow Bal to non Slow Bal music. It feels weird, but it is also great. I find that when I dance Slow Bal to music that feels opposite to our own slow swing songs, I come to appreciate the feeling and emotion of our beautiful dance even more. 

Do you ever dance Slow Bal to completely different music? Care to share a video with us?
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#slowbalboa #slowbal #balboa #nirvana #danceexperiment

Dancing Slow Bal to non Slow Bal music. It feels weird, but it is also great. I find that when I dance Slow Bal to music that feels opposite to our own slow swing songs, I come to appreciate the feeling and emotion of our beautiful dance even more.

Do you ever dance Slow Bal to completely different music? Care to share a video with us?
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#slowbalboa #slowbal #balboa #nirvana #danceexperiment
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