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FAQ / Contact

Here we've answered some of the questions you might have regarding Sugarspin. If you don't find your question answered here, don't hesitate to ask. Send us a message at info@sugarspin.nl - or use the contact form below.

 
  • Do I need a partner?
    You don’t! Lindy Hop is a social dance, which means you don’t have a fixed partner. During lessons we will ask you to rotate every few minutes. Dancing with many other people will not only allow you to meet many wonderful people, it will also improve your dancing massively! Do note: we aim to balance classes so there's an equal number of leads and followers. If you sign up with someone who dances the opposite role, you make our work of balancing class a lot easier.
  • What is 'Leading' and 'Following' ?
    Lindy Hop is danced by a leader and a follower. The leader initiates the moves and directions. The follower follows the direction given, but has a lot of freedom to add styling and contribute to the dance. Traditionally, men dance as leaders and women dance as followers, and will usually still be asked for their traditional role at parties. In the Lindy Hop scene everybody is free to choose what fits them best, and encouraged to dance with anybody, no matter what age or gender. Many advanced dancers enjoy both roles nowadays. At the end of the day the only true leader is the music!
  • What do I need to bring or wear for class?
    A water bottle Comfortable flat shoes, ideally with rather smooth soles (no black ones). Many dancers wear sneakers such as Keds, Toms or All Stars. You can experiment with putting duct tape on the soles to make them extra smooth. If you ever want to invest in special footwear, ask more experienced dancers for advice! Clothes that you’re comfortable moving around in. Expect to be dancing enthusiastically; you will likely get warm! Optional: a second shirt and/or a towel. At special Lindy events, such as parties, many people like to show up in vintage clothes (Great Gatsby, 1930s, 1940s). This is fun and adds to the atmosphere but completely optional!
  • What kind of music do Lindy Hoppers dance to?
    Lindy Hop is a form of Swing Dance, so the music will primarily be jazz and swing from the 1920s to the 1940s. There are quite a few pieces of Rock’n Roll and Pop music that lend themselves to Lindy dancing, too. You can check out our Spotify playlists HERE.
  • Can you give a workshop at our event?
    Most likely! Please get in contact with us by e-mail (info@sugarspin.nl) or the contact form below, and we will try to arrange it.
  • I have a question that’s not on this page.
    Send it to us, at info@sugarspin.nl or use the contact form below. Sugarville related questions can be directed at sugarvilleswing@gmail.com .
  • I’m new - how do I just start learning Lindy Hop?
    Sign up for the Sugarbeats; that’s our 'complete beginner'-level. No previous dancing experience required!
  • I have had Lindy Hop experience elsewhere. Which level do I sign up for?
    We recommend you read the level descriptions and determine what you think fits your experience level. If you’re in doubt, send us an e-mail at info@sugarspin.nl - or ask one of the Sugarspin teachers at an open lesson or social. Check our planning under Courses and Events.
  • My schedule clashes with the level I’ve been recommended for. What do I do?
    The lesson schedule depends on the availability of our teachers. If your class time doesn't fit your schedule, you have several options: You can sign up for a lower level that does fit your schedule. It could be the perfect time to try a different role (lead/follow) or really work on those important basics. You can focus on taking the Solo Jazz class on Thursdays and participating in the ensuing social dance. If you’re still unsure, ask one of the teachers for advice, or send us an e-mail at info@sugarspin.nl
  • I feel like I've been given the wrong level recommendation. What do I do?
    The level recommendations are based on several factors: Time spent practising Prior dancing experience Technique Your personal learning curve This way, we make sure everyone has an optimal learning experience to progress. If you strongly feel that you should be in another level, please contact one of your teachers, or reach out to us at info@sugarspin.nl
  • I signed up, but didn’t receive an email saying I’m accepted?
    Our secretary is probably still busy balancing your class: for every follow, there should be a lead. So you can give it more time, encourage a friend to sign up for the other role, or find a partner to sign up with. If you find a partner after signing up, please let us know.
  • Can I take the Solo Jazz class together with a Lindy Hop class?
    Yes, you can. You can also only take the Solo Jazz course if you like, or only a Lindy Hop course.
  • Do I have to pay extra to follow the Solo Jazz course?
    Sugarspin does not charge per course you take - only a membership fee per course. Members are allowed to subscribe to a Lindy Hop course, and also the Solo Jazz course. So if you’re a member, you can take a Lindy Hop course, the Solo Jazz course, or both. The cost is the same, which is €120 per semester.

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