Swing Introduction – Adam & Alex
This fun and energetic two-hour workshop (aimed at participants who are familiar with partner dancing) explores the world of Swing dancing. Working mostly with basic 8-count Lindy Hop, we’ll progress through a selection of fundamental moves first, and then provide room for improvisation and maybe some Charleston. The combination of swing jazz dancing and music is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Just be careful: it’s easy to catch the Jitter Bug!
Adam Norberg and Alex Berndsen dance and teach Lindy Hop together in Breda. They visit national and international Swing dance events, festivals and workshops together, aiming to dance as much and as often as possible with as many people as possible! Their dancing focus is on fun, improvisation and partner connection, which they bring into their lessons with great enthusiasm.
Adam began his new life as a Swing dancer in 2004 while studying at university in America, and he started teaching at the student Swing Club after a few years. Since then, he has travelled around America, Canada and the Netherlands – always taking dancing along! He moved to The Netherlands 7 years ago, and soon became involved in SwingCityBreda where he has been organizing social dance events and teaching Lindy Hop. Adam loves to bring improvisation and musicality into his dancing, and focusses on partner connection and communication because of the beautiful, wordless dialog that can be shared on the dance floor.
Alex started dancing practically as soon as she could walk, and for years enjoyed weekly classical and modern ballet classes and the occasional amateur performances. But after a chance encounter with Lindy Hop in 2012, she came down from her pointe shoes and embraced swing dancing with a passion. Dancing is her happy time, she loves the energy and the fun of responding to her partner and to the music. Alex and Adam have been teaching Lindy Hop classes together for several years. Alex also revels in dancing solo Jazz Steps, and sometimes teaches solo classes; and she promotes Lindy Hop by organizing social dances and shows.