Workshop with Joris & Rein
24/06 - 24/06 10:30 h - 17:00 h
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Workshop with Joris & Rein


Hear, hear! Joris and Rein are coming to Rotterdam on the 24th of June to spread the Ghent dancing spirit!

Rein & Joris have known each other for many years and are both at the roots of the contemporary Lindy Hop community in Ghent that formed form around 2008/2009. Both embody the distinctive playful style that you see more people dancing in the city. Rein & Joris find it important to surprise each other during the dance, big and small, to write the dance together. Enjoyment and inspiration guaranteed!

Joris Focquaert comes from Ghent, Belgium. He discovered movement to Jazz music in Copenhagen when he was studying at the Commedia School for mime & physical theatre. Working with the art of clowning, he takes this expressivity to his jazz dances & dance performances. Today he teaches Lindy Hop & Jazz Roots at Crazy Legs dance School, directs the school's all-male Chorusline project and performs regularly with live-bands & at vintage party Radio Modern. He continues to be an often-asked dance instructor in both Belgium and abroad, where he shares the best of his experience and idea's with his students. Joris has had the fortune to be a resident dance teacher in two renowned swingdance schools in Vilnius (LT); Lindyhop.lt & Hoppers' Dancestudio. At home, he remains a big inspiration for new dance generations. He is part of the organizing boards of both the Lili Hop workshop, and the town's Lindy Hop Exchange 'Gentse Hoppers Exchange' (GHX). Also, some may catch him play the Trombone in the Jazz bars or on the streets!

Rein discovered Lindy Hop in 2009 - to never let go again. She can best describe her love for the dance as a crescendo of smiles: when hearing the music, a gentle smile of expectation. When seeing all the other people on the dance floor, a smile of shared happiness. And then, entering the floor yourself, a smile bouncing from head to toe. 

**Schedule and level descriptions**

Saturday the 24th of June:

10:30 - 12:30 Invitational
13:30 - 14:30 Solo Jazz with Joris 
15:00 - 17:05 Blue and Above @ recreatiecentrum Oostervant

Evening: Chilling at the Bluegrass festival!

- Solo Jazz (1h)

This is not your first time trying Solo Jazz and you know the Shim Sham and maybe even the Tranky Doo. Although not everything looks perfect yet, you are not afraid to bust out a "Shorty George" or "Kick Ball-change" on the dance floor.

Price: 15 euro

- Blue and above (2h)

You have been dancing for at least one year or more, are familiar with the fundamentals of Lindy Hop and Charleston, including figures such as the swing-out and Tandem Charleston, and can use these moves in social dancing. You are often found on the social dancefloor and your basics are solid, but you know that the devil is in the details (and that's why you are here, right?)!

Price: 25 euro

**More info and registration**

Registration will open on Friday the 26th of May 18:00!


Swing in Rhythm
Aleidisstraat 3
3021 SB
Country: nl


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