For every level there will be 4 classes* of 60 minutes each, either two classes on Saturday and two on Sunday, or 3 on Saturday and one on Sunday. Every track will have a double class with one teacher couple and two single classes with the 2 other couples.
Since we want to give you the best possible learning experience with a good dose of teachers’ attention for everybody, there will be a range of 8 up to maximum 17 couples per track.
View our up-to-date schedule for our next edition here.
Taster classes are themed classes open to your free choice and mostly suited for all levels, and you can come without a partner. Some Taster classes are selected for certain levels, you will find it in the description and on the plan.
Classes open for all levels are usually structured in a way that the class starts with easy to follow content, which is suitable for intermediate dancers. In the course of the taster the complexity and difficulty is increasing, so that at least the last 10 minutes are challenging for the advanced dancers. Don’t worry if you can’t do the last moves and exercises – it is made this way to give everybody a challenge, independent of their level.
In the taster you will dance and practise with dancers of different dance experience and abilities, take the chance to make yourself comfortable with it. It means it is like in real life on the social dance floor 🙂
If you plan to attend our Hülly Blues and / or Hülly Balboa Swing Farm, but you haven’t danced Blues / Balboa and / or can’t learn Blues / Balboa at home, then we strongly recommend to attend the Blues / Balboa related tasters we offer. This way you will get a good starting point of Blues or Balboa dancing. Blues / Balboa Tasters are marked light yellow in the plan!
We will most likely have 5 tasters on Friday evening (you can choose 2), 8 on Saturday evening (you can choose 3), and 5 on Sunday (you can choose 2). All tasters will last 60 minutes each, and you can do up to 7 of them, if you fancy. We recommend getting a good rest before the parties though!
If you find a taster class full already, please choose another one. We might have a lead or follow surplus, but we will rotate a lot to cope with it.
Lindy Hop Taster topics (subject of change without further notice):
Swing Out Fiesta* 1 & 2 (Lu & Jose): You want to improve your swing out? This is the taster for you: it’s all about the technique, tempo, connection, counter balance, and variations of the swing out.
Part 1: Beginner/Intermediate, Part 2: Advanced
Super Follower* (Lu): You will learn some fancy 2019 follower footwork you can use in different moves. The taster is open to everybody dancing the follower role. All Levels.
Super Leader* (Jose): You will learn some fancy 2019 leader footwork you can use in different moves. The taster is open to everybody dancing the leader role. All Levels.
Buenos Aires Ninja Moves* (Lu & Jose): You wonder what people dance like on the other end of the world in 2019? Here you can learn some unique dynamic Buenos Aires styled moves. Advanced.
Slow Lindy (Jenna & Jon): How to dance to slow(er) music, and still doing Lindy Hop, and enjoing it to the max! All levels.
Miss and enjoy (Jenna & Jon): How to use mistakes and misunderstandings in our dance as a source for creativity and fun! All levels.
Lead and follow the moves from the Shim Sham (Cat & Cam): Put your favourite Shim Sham steps into your partner dancing, by learning how to lead and follow them! All levels.
Remembering Norma Miller (Cat & Cam): Some classic solo and partnered moves inspired by the late, great Norma Miller. We’ll watch some clips too! All levels.
Flash and Trash (Cat & Cam): Fancy moves for when you just want to show off! Advanced.
Floorcraft* – Dancing in crowded spaces (Karen & Oli): When it comes to dancing in crowded spaces we often struggle: either we get kicked or step on someone feet, we bump our follower in another couple, and where there was space a second before now are 4 people. WTF? How to dance with joy and creativity in a restricted, dynamic space? This taster will give you exercises and ideas how to dance safe and creative in the crowd. All Levels, especially recommended if you are not used to dance in crowded spaces at your home scene social dancings!
Other dances Taster topics (subject of change without further notice):
Balboa* Taster Track – Introduction to Balboa 1-4 (Eve & Bero): In this series of taster classes you will learn pure bal and bal swing moves (or polish your technique if you’ve already taken some classes). All Levels. Please make sure to take all 4 classes, since they build on each other / the material taught before. If you plan to come to our Balboa Swing Farm in September and you can not dance Balboa in your home scene we strongly recommend to attend the Balboa Taster Track!
Introduction to Blues (Jenna & Jon): You always wanted to try out Blues? Here you will get an introduction! All Levels.
Introduction to Boogie Woogie (Karen & Oli): You always wanted to try out Boogie Woogie? Here you will get an introduction! All Levels.
How to use videos of yourself to improve your dance – Talk (Eve): When it comes to videos of ourselfes, we often feel discomfort watching our dance. But using videos is a great way to improve our dancing and make our practise more structured und successful. You will learn some specific techniques, can ask questions and learn that even the most sophisticated professional dancers often struggle watching their own performance videos with pleasure 🙂 All levels.
*If you have been attending previous Hülly Hop events and wonder if the content of the (taster) classes will be the same as last time(s), because it’s the same teachers/ same title: no, please be assured that different topics/ moves/ techniques will be taught.