Swing Dance Camp in Belgium

Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz & Musicality
also Balboa, Tricks

All of this in just ONE location: Social contact, cozy atmosphere, restaurant, bar, accommodation, classes and parties:

  • 10 International teachers + local teachers
  • 6 Lindy Hop levels from complete beginners to advanced
  • 1 special track : Lindy Hop & Jality (Solo Jazz/Musicality)
  • 2 Special tracks on Friday afternoon : Balboa & Tricks
  • 3 tasters
  • 3 Swing parties with 3 Live Bands

It’s all about dancing, socializing, making new friends and having fun!

December 15-16-17th 2017

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Who’s there

talented people

Teachers

Teachers from Apollo Swing Danceschool teach for the Discovery level

Entertainment

Vin Sinn

Shop for vintage-inspired styles : clothing, shoes, accessories, gifts …

Shoe Shine Shakers

The Shoe Shine Shakers give polish to one and sundry

Miss Coco’s Retro Hair

Genuine hair styling from the 20’s up to the 60’s : the real McCoy!

Massage

Traditional Japanese seated Amma massage for fast relaxation and energy

Bands

Lester’s Blues

A septet formed by Tom Callens, Lester’s Blues play the energetic effortless swinging style and music of 1930’s Count Basie and his sidemen’s small groups

Reverent Juke

Created and born in december 2015 for ‘Un Coup De Follies’, “Reverent Juke” the ‘danceband’ is grown out of the collaboration between the dancer, Sep Vermeersh, and the arranger Mathieu Najean. The band is devoted to play for the dances that boosted the origins of swing. Or let’s say, they juke the hell out of Jazz .

Hop-Sh-Bam

Excellent SWING band from Belgium, brilliantly guided by Marie Anne Standaert (trpt/voc) : Heavy swing and Hot jazz make your feet move like never before!

DJ coordination

Stoff Van Belle

Stoff Van Belle

DJ

MC

Sep Vermeersch

Sep Vermeersch

MC

Workshops

Lindy Hop, Jality, Balboa, & Tricks

By genre

Lindy Hop

Jality

Balboa

Tricks

3 crazy days!
Join one of our special track “Balboa or tricks” on Friday afternoon and develop your lindy hop or Solo Jazz skills on Saturday and Sunday

Levels

Discovery

LINDY HOP

You haven’t danced Lindy Hop before and you want to quickly learn the basics to have fun on the dance floor?
Come and learn basic steps and movements with Apollo Swing teachers, boost your dancing with 7 hours of Lindy Hop classes, 4 tasters and practice your freshly learned new moves directly on the dance floor!
All you need is a pair of dance shoes and being in a good mood…

Ella

LINDY HOP

A track made easy for newcomers to Lindy Hop, however not for complete beginners.
You need to be comfortable with the basics of Charleston, 6 and 8 counts, pass-by and change places.

Louis

LINDY HOP

The basics of Charleston, Lindy circle, swing out, back charleston are mastered, as well as all kinds of variations. You walk blindly into the groove walks and triple steps and you can dance the 6 & 8 counts easily. You won’t stop at that and will stretch to further steps.

Count

LINDY HOP

As a leader or follower you are capable of improvisation without a hitch.
You are familiar with a great number of figures and you know how to successfully lead or follow them. Sometimes not. You feel comfortable to slow rythms but fast tempo is still challenging. You are eager to learn new moves and to improve your technique.

Duke

LINDY HOP

Your life is a mix of parties, classes and workshops. You are a confident leader and follower and you can improvise to fast music. Your own dance style and personality shine through which makes the difference for a more personal musicality and mood expression.
You master the different skills needed in Lindy Hop in either slow or fast tempos.

Fats

LINDY HOP

Gone through all of the above? Than you have deserved a larger bite of the cake and Fats is for you. You are a Lindy Hopper through and through, a talented dancer and you are able to teach if you don’t already do. Nobody is counting the number of classes or workshops attended, local or international, as it is quality that counts. However, you wouldn’t miss a day without dancing. You are now well-established as a reference dancer or you are most wanted on the dance scene, or not. An audition launched by the teachers will likely confirm your talent.

Jality

SOLO JAZZ / MUSICALITY

Jality is a new track containing 4 hours of authentic solo jazz and 3 hours of lindy hop classes. You will mainly focus on musicality and will learn how to listen and to imrovise on music. Authentic body language and rythm is the main ingredient of this track. Get to know your own voice and nuances. Appreciation of our own dancing is getting a step further.
You know at least the basics of the solo authentic jazz roots and like to be challenged or you have are an  intermediate+  lindy hop dancer.
This level is for “Louis, Count and Duke” levels dancers. 

Balboa

ONLY ON FRIDAY

The Balboa track is for mixed level, intermediate and + dancers. You know a few pure-bal footwork variations, you are comfortable with a throw out and are comfortable on social dance floor.

Tricks

ONLY ON FRIDAY

You like aerials and want a little extra in your lindy hop ? You want your lindy hop dancing to be spicy and theatrical ? You will enjoy Tricks for sure !
Dips and Tricks are the spice of the dance, they can make anybody look super cool on the dancefloor. If they are done the right way and with a willing partner.
This track is for intermediate  / intermediate advanced and up.

By date

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

3 crazy evenings! Shake your legs at our tasters and jump into the 40’s.
Live bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, top dj’s, an excellent dance floor are the ingredients for a magnificent party.
Open your draws, dig in your grandmother’s wardrobe and shine all night long.

Price & Registration

First 25 inscriptions get 10% off

  • Lindy Hop or Jality

    Full Pass

  • 295 €
  • 7 hour classes
  • Tasters
  • Parties
  • Friday meals
  • Saturday meals
  • Sunday meals
  • Accommodation
  • Optional
  • Lindy Hop or Jality

    Full Pass

  • 295
  • 7 hour classes
  • 3
  • 3
  • /
  • Brkfst/lunch/dinner
  • Brkfst/lunch/dinner
  • YES
    Friday & Saturday
  • Accommodation on Sunday & breakfast on Monday
    + 20 €
    ***
    Friday Track
    including Dinner on Friday
    + 35 €
  • Lindy Hop or Jality

    Half Pass

  • 265
  • 7 hour classes
  • 3
  • 3
  • /
  • Lunch/dinner
  • Lunch/dinner
  • NO
    Accommodation
  • Friday Track
    including Dinner on Friday
    + 35 €
  • Lindy Hop
    Discovery
    Full Pass
  • 255
  • 7 hour classes
  • 3
  • 3
  • /
  • Brkfst/lunch/dinner
  • Brkfst/lunch/dinner
  • YES
    Friday & Saturday
  • Accommodation on Sunday & breakfast on Monday
    + 20 €
  • Lindy Hop
    Discovery
    Half Pass
  • 215
  • 7 hour classes
  • 3
  • 3
  • /
  • Lunch/dinner
  • Lunch/dinner
  • NO
    Accommodation
  • Optional
  • Friday Tracks
    &
    Crazy Pass
  • 125
  • 3 hour classes
  • 3
  • 3
  • Dinner
  • /
  • /
  • NO
    Accommodation
  • Crazy Pass
    3 tasters
    3 parties (3 bands)
    85 €
    ***
    Friday Track only
    3 hours classes – Tricks or Balboa
    45 €

General Info

all information and answers to your questions

Accomodation

details about food, sleeping and partying

How to get there ?

Location and transport

FAQ

All your questions answered

Houserules

We kindly ask you to agree to the general conditions of the camp.

News

New Audition system

ELLA, LOUIS, COUNT level audition:
Because we believe that everyone tries their best to register for the right level, we have an alternative audition system.
During your first class the teachers can decide to change your level to either go down or up.
Ideally, you and the teachers will agree on any change, but if you don’t, the teachers will make the final decision, because they are the experts ☺
Each class & group will give you moves to work on and will let you have a lot of Lindy fun!
It could happen that a change of dancers is impossible if the other groups already have their quota of couples (Leads/Follows).

FATS & DUKE level audition:
These levels are for advanced dancers.  The audition is mandatory.
The audition will take place on Saturday from 10:00 till 10:30 am in Piano room.
The teachers are responsible to evaluate your dancing and to change your level if necessary.
Their advice is decisive and final and is a guidance for the organizers.

Workshop page

Has been up date with the names of the teachers.

Tricks – additional info

Dips and Tricks are the spice of the dance, they can make anybody look super cool on the dancefloor. If they are done the right way and with a willing partner.

You like aerials and want a little extra in your lindy hop ? You want your lindy hop dancing to be spicy and theatrical ? You will enjoy Tricks for sure !
This track is for intermediate  / intermediate advanced and up.

Contact us

Crazy Swing Camp is brought to you by Apollo Swing

Feet on the road vzw/asbl
Contact Geneviève Vermylen
By phone: 0032 496 26 48 78
By email : info at crazyswing.be