Boogie Woogie

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What do you get?

Our classes are structured to help dancers of all levels. If you’re a beginner, our classes will cover the basics of Boogie Woogie dance, including the footwork, rhythm, and timing.

We’ll guide you to build a strong foundation so you can progress to more advanced steps with confidence. Our intermediate/advanced class will challenge you with new and exciting moves and variations, as well as help you refine your technique and musicality.


What will you discover?

Maria & Ivan are passionate about Boogie Woogie dance and will provide you with personalized attention and feedback. Our teachers are originally from Moscow and live in Berlin at the moment, where they want to share their boogie passion and knowledge with you!

This dance falls under the umbrella of swing dance, but you will discover is distinct from Lindy Hop, even with six-beat dance pattern and “step-step, triple step, triple step”. In our classes you’ll find out the boogie secret: each word taking one beat but the second syllable of “triple” delayed to match the music’s syncopation.


Welcome to our Boogie Woogie dance classes! Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate/advanced dancer, we’ve got a class for you.
Boogie Woogie dance is a fun and energetic dance style that originated from the American Rock ‘n’ Roll/Lindy Hop dancing of the 1950s. It is known for its fast tempo and playful footwork that is based on musical interpretation. Although it is an established competition dance, we focus on the social side of Boogie Woogie in our classes. This means that you’ll learn not only the dance steps but also how to connect with your partner and enjoy the dance together.

Program

Boogie Woogie 1 (Beg/Int) Boogie Woogie 2 (Int/Adv)
September 05.09.2024 Basic step, closed position, open position, in and out of arms Advanced lead&follow: lengthening basic elements
12.09.2024 Closed position: turns, non-basic steps Advanced lead&follow: back step vs. rock-and-go combinations
19.09.2024
26.09.2024
October 03.10.2024 Open position turns, corkscrew Footwork variations: changing tempo and length.
10.10.2024 Change of places, side passes, yo-yo Footwork variations: kick-ball-change 12, skip 34.
17.10.2024 Sugar push Footwork variations: heels-stamp-off 12/34/56, padam-padam 12, sailor steps 5612.
24.10.2024 Basket, lasso, tunnels Footwork variations: kick during left side pass 56, rond 56, hook 56, F kick cross 562, L&F step cross 5612
November 07.11.2024 Swing out 8+2n Slow boogie basic technicals
14.11.2024 Switches (swivels) Slow boogie elements: combinations & F variations
21.11.2024 Four-bar musical strategy, non-basic step combinations Fast boogie basic technicals
28.11.2024 Advanced basic step – how to keep calm and catch up with any music tempo Fast boogie linebreaking elements: merry-go-round, over the head, step-touches, jumping, duck walk, side-by-side