Our workshops and events
We have our regular classes, but sometimes we love to organize something extra! Check out this page for upcoming workshops and events.
We are eager to start dancing again! Since Slow Bal is a contact sport, we won’t be allowed to organise any classes and workshops yet. Therefore we will focus on solo dancing! We will follow all the health and safety guidelines while we do some dancing to slow solo jazz music.
Swing Dance Rotterdam || Try-Out Weekends
Curious about Swing dance or eager to explore different styles within Swing? Join us for a workshop during the Swing Dance Rotterdam – Try Out Weekends! A collaboration between dance schools Swing in Rhythm and Slowfeet Studio. During a 1-hour workshop you learn the basics of the dance and get an idea of the swing dance community. You can try out as many dances as you like. The courses of these dances start in September.
Dances you can try out:
The dance we call ‘Lindy Hop’ originated in the late 1920s and was an African American dance, from the ballrooms of Harlem. As jazz music grew and evolved, the African American community of Harlem, New York City danced to this music and this energetic, expressive dance was born. Lindy Hop takes inspiration from solo jazz dance, charleston and tap, and some of its key components are connection, musicality, and rhythmical variations.
This workshop will be taught by Swing in Rhythm.
Slow Bal is a swing dance to slow jazz music. It’s danced in a closed connection and is sometimes referred to as the tango of swing. It has quite a unique flow and is the most elegant of the different dances. This workshop will be taught by Slowfeet Studio.
During the Slow Swing workshop we take Lindy Hop as a basic and explore and implement different aspects of dancing to slow jazz music. Important elements are styling, playfulness, rhythm variations and working with different connections. This workshop will be taught by Slowfeet Studio. Lindy (Blue) experience is required.
* Location: Willem Buytewechstraat 34, Rotterdam
* The above swing dances are partnered dances, so please subscribe with a partner.
* Normally swing dance is a very social dance. In class we usually switch partners. Due to the current Covid-19 rules we do not switch partners during class.
* Costs: 10 euro per person per class, to be paid in advance
* We follow strict RIVM guidelines. Please follow up on the instructions we provide you per email.
Friday 31 July
19.15 – 20.15 Lindy Hop
Sunday 23 August
13.30 – 14.30 Slow Bal
14.45 – 15.45 Slow Swing
16.00 – 17.00 Lindy Hop
Friday 28 August
19.15 – 20.15 Slow Bal
20.30 – 21.30 Lindy Hop
Saturday 29 August
15.00 – 16.00 Slow Swing
16.15 – 17.15 Lindy Hop
Sunday 30 August
15.00 – 16.00 Slow Bal
16.15 – 17.15 Lindy Hop
Slow Bal in Antwerp [postponed]
4 April 2020 – Antwerp, Belgium
Slow Bal is coming back to Antwerp! After the succes of our first workshop on February 22, Deirdre and Luciën will teach again a 2-hour beginner workshop. Ideal to learn your first Slow Bal steps or refresh your memory on the basics. After that there will be a 2-hour intermediate workshop. An advanced class (invitational only) in also offered. Click here for more info and registration.
Slow Solo Jazz in The Park
17, 18, 24 and 25 June, 1 and 2 July – Het Park Rotterdam
Slow Swing Saturday
29 Feb 2020 – Cuartito Azul Rotterdam
Slow Bal in Antwerp
22 Feb 2020- Antwerp, Belgium
1 year anniversary party of Slowfeet Studio
11 Jan 2020- De Machinist, Rotterdam
Sweet Swing Edinburgh – 8 hours of Slow Bal classes
29 Nov- 1 Dec 2019- Edinburgh, Scotland
Roffa Balboa Weekend – Slow Bal workshop
22-24 November 2019 – Rotterdam
Swing Factory Breda
18-19 October 2019- Slow Bal workshop and teacher demonstration
Slow Bal at Stadspodium
Sunday 4 August 2019 – taster and dancing to live music from The Ninth Bar
Slow Swing Saturday
Saturday 7 December 2019 – Cuartito Azul Rotterdam
Saturday 13 July 2019 – Cuartito Azul Rotterdam
Saturday 16 February 2019 – Cuartito Azul Rotterdam
Saturday 10 November 2018 – Tango Centro The Hague
Slow Bal taster
Wednesday 29 May 2019 – Winkel van Sinkel Utrecht
Slow Swing Sunday / Eindhoven
Saturday 2 November 2019 – Dorpshuis Acht Eindhoven
Sunday 31 March 2019 – Dorpshuis Acht Eindhoven
Sunday 2 June 2019 – Dorpshuis Acht Eindhoven
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