Looking to learn Lindy Hop? Total beginner or advanced, we have you covered. You don't need a set partner since we rotate partners in class.
We start a course twice a year. The next course starts in September 2024. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay informed. Or visit us at our weekly social inbetween lessons on Monday 20:00-20:45.
Hope to see you on the dancefloor!
Levels / Classes
You’re a beginner and want to experience this dance! With the Sugarbeats you’ll learn the fundamentals of Lindy Hop: connection, differences between six- and eight-count moves, and basic steps towards your first Swingouts. We’ll also take you along with us to your first social dance! During this course you can expect: • Six-count moves such as the send-out, pass-by and tuck-turn • Eight-count moves such as the promenade and lindy circle • Floor craft: How to dance in tight spaces • The Charleston: how to keep dancing when music is really fast!
You’ve finished the Sugarbeats and feel like digging deeper into the dance. The Lollipops-course will help improve your basics and treat you to a lot of new moves and techniques. If you want to focus on your basics before moving on to the Cotton Candies you can take this class a second time. During this course you can expect: • Lindy Hop’s signature move: the swingout • Techniques such as: frame, compression and momentum • Learn how to do pop-turns and other spins & turns • Charleston tandem
This level will feature rotating content and is thus suitable to be taken multiple times. Your basics are clean and your triple-steps are spot on. You can effortlessly lead or follow a promenade, lindy circle and Charleston hand-to-hand. You want to work on your technique and connection as well as expand your lindy vocabulary. During this course you can expect to: • Learn some intermediate figures that go beyond standard six or eight count moves; • Focus more on social dancing, • Perfect your swingout and learn variations; • Gently speed up your Charleston dancing.
For those who've taken their dancing, technique and motivation to the highest level with us. This level requires you to be present regularly in order to keep up - and will feature rotating content and is thus suitable to be taken multiple times. You are ready to learn more advanced moves, but you also realise that you’ll need to continue working on the core moves to hone your fundamentals. You know how to effortlessly lead or follow swingouts, Charleston in tandem and fast Lindy Hop. You are starting to use rhythm variations in your footwork and know how to use connection to dance beyond just the basic figures. During this course you work on: • Obtaining a deeper understanding of the principles of the dance (nerd out!) • Blending Charleston and Lindy • Perfecting your fundamentals • Learning rhythm and figure variations
19:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 20:45
20:45 - 21:45
Cost & Registration
# of lessons
Lindy Hop (all)
You'll find the registration button on the top right. When registrations are open, the button will take you to the registration form.
At Sugarspin you don't pay per class. You pay a membership fee. Once you're a member, you have the right to take any class as long as there's sufficient space and the lead/follow balance allows for it. You can take 1 or 2 classes, at no extra cost. The current membership fee is €140,-. Membership lasts for the duration of one block of ca. 20 weekly lessons, spread over ca. 5 months.
For many people in our community, Lindy Hop is much more than just a hobby. It’s a source of energy, a passion, a place to let go and connect with likeminded people. We wish for as many people as possible to meet and dance together, no matter their socio-economic background. That’s why we decided to create a fund that’s available to anyone who needs a little support to make our classes accessible to them.
When you register for a course at Sugarspin, you will be given a choice to contribute to the social fund. Your contribution will allow Sugarspin to offer some registrations at a discounted rate. In this way your donation will exclusively be used to give our fellow dancers - who could use a little financial support - a discount on the membership fees. This way Sugarspin's classes stay as accessible as possible - to as many people as possible.
You you'd want to make a one-time contribution via bank transfer outside of the registration time – just send us an email and we’ll give you the details.
Location : Floresplein 19, Groningen
Be on time for your lesson. Your teachers and fellow students appreciate it.
We are guests at Het Floreshuis - and staff mostly consists of volunteers. Let's help each other out - and please clean up after yourself.
Wear shoes with light-coloured soles that don't leave skidmarks.
Bring a water bottle and a small towel or 2nd shirt in case things get hot (they sometimes will).
Ask for a dance. Outright grabbing someones hand is not appreciated. Click here for additional dancing etiquette suggestions.
Always be excellent to each other.