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Workshop

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Lindy Hop is developing really fast! If you compare the videos from the 80s and 90s to how people dance these days, you’ll see a big change, both in the shapes we take in the dance, as well as the mindset towards the dance. But as the dance is evolving we are in many ways getting closer to how it looked in the 30s and 40s. We have still a lot to learn from the original Lindy Hoppers!

As we keep pushing the dance forward, we’d like to invite you to the Chase Festival: it’s that time of year when dancers, students, teachers and musicians all get together to look back at our history and remind ourselves of our past – both to pick up forgotten gems and to see how far we’ve come.

You don’t need to be a history buff to reap the benefits of our history though. At the Chase Festival, your teachers will deliver classes that draw inspiration from vintage clips to take you on on journey to the best of what our history has to offer.

And we can’t think of a more beautiful place for that adventure than the historic city hall of Heidelberg. Most classes and parties will happen in one spot – so the only travel you do during Chase Festival is time travel!

For more details about the event, please use the drop-down menu options!

Here, you can click on pages that might be of immediate interest to you:

– how many classes you’ll have: Price
– More info about the teachers: Teachers
– More info about the parties: Parties
– Directly to the registration page: Register

CLASSES

We believe that one of the fastest and easiest way of becoming a better social dancer is to combine 3 strategies:
1. Learn the lead and follow techniques that help you communicate with your partner
2. Learn how to move your own body in a clear and beautiful way through solo dancing
3. Develop an understanding for the dance by studying it’s history and evolution

The Chase Festival classes are designed to “hit the sweet spot” of those three strategies.

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The Chase Festival is all about digging into the vintage clips and drawing inspiration from them. In each class, your teachers show their favourite clips to share their source of inspiration with you – taking the best from the old days and bringing it into the now.
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Location

Almost all classes will be held at the Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg – Neckarstaden 24, 69117 Heidelberg.

However, a few classes will be in nearby locations.
A few classes however will be also held at:


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