GO HOP’N’BAL + Solo Jazz with Sofí & Rami

➽ 11.+12. May 2024
➽ Lindy Hop 3 Levels
➽ Balboa
➽ Solo Jazz 2 Levels
➽ Teachers: Sofí & Rami (Chile)
➽ 2 workshop days
➽ 1 social dance night with live: THE DIXIE BONES

LINDY HOP, BALBOA & SOLO JAZZ WORKSHOP with Sofía Contreras & Ramiro Frick from Chile


Saturday, 11.05.2024
9.45 h Check-in lower Gym, Nbg
10 h –12 h LINDY HOP Sympathizer lower Gym, Nbg
12 – 13.15 h lunch break
13 h Check-in lower Gym, Nbg
13.15 – 14.45 h SOLO JAZZ curious lower Gym, Nbg
13.15 – 14.45 h SOLO JAZZ confident upper Gym, Nbg
15.15 – 17.15 h LINDY HOP invited lower Gym, Nbg
20 h – 1 h
Swing PARTY*
Treff Bleiweiß, Nbg

* there is no bar/catering at the location, bring your own drinks (and cups)

Sunday, 12.05.2024
10.45 h Check-in upper Gym, Nbg
11 h – 13 h LINDY HOP enthusiast upper Gym, Nbg
13 h – 14.15 h lunch break
14 h Check-in upper Gym, Nbg
14.15 – 16.15 h BALBOA sympathizer upper Gym, Nbg


Sofí and Rami are dancers from Santiago de Chile specialized in Lindy hop and Authentic Solo Jazz Dance. They are both passionate about jazz culture in a broad sense, and study, teach, and live these African-American dances with great respect and appreciation for their roots and history.

For them the technique is very important, but the „funny and wild side“ is what they love most about these dances.

They feel that swing dancing is a liberating activity, an opportunity for individual and creative expression, personal growth, and community building.

See them dance:


Live on Saturday: THE DIXIE BONES

The Dixie Bones – one of our all time favourite local band present a mix of popular classics and seldom played rarities by all professional musicians. From New Orleans Jazz to Blues and Dixieland to the swing era with flashes of Rhythm & Blues.

© Photos: 1:Susi for swingomania 2017; 2: Johannes Brendel for The Dixie Bones


The Lindy Hop Workshop is NOT for beginners.
Solo Jazz: You could participate without experience in solo jazz and make it a challenge. Some general experience in Swing dancing will help.
Please read about the levels below.
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EN: You have been dancing Lindy Hop for at least a year and you’ve attended more than just a few Lindy Hop classes. You are able to dance basic 6- and 8-count figures, lindy charleston, swing out and variations of the basics. You go to social dances on a regular basis.

DE: Du tanzt seit mindestens einem Jahr Lindy Hop und hast Lindy Hop Tanzkurse besucht. Du beherrscht die wichtigen Basic Figuren mit 6- und 8-count Grundschritt, Lindy Charleston, Swing out und Variationen der Basics. Du gehst regelmäßig zum Social Dance.

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EN: You’ve been dancing for at least 3 years or, if less, very intensively (3 times a week or more). You have attended several (international) workshops. You go to social dances regularly and feel confident with your dancing no matter to what tempo or with what partner you dance. You have a good connection and and can lead or follow more complex patterns without thinking about the basics. You want to dive deeper into styling, musicality and tempo.

DE: Du tanzt schon seit mindestens 3 Jahren oder sehr intensiv (3x die Woche oder mehr). Du hast schon mehrere (internationale) Workshops besucht. Du gehst regelmäßig zum Social Dance und fühlst dich sicher, egal mit welchen Partnern und zu welchem Tempo Du tanzt. Du hast sehr gute Connection und kannst komplexere Muster führen bzw. folgen, ohne über die Basics nachzudenken. Du willst weiter an Styling, Musikalität und Geschwindigkeit arbeiten.

Requirement & level description

EN: For this level you need to send us a short letter telling us about your dance experience and skills. As we keep this class very small, we will either send you the registration link for this class or recommend the Saturday’s int-adv class to you.
Requirements: You’ve been dancing for at least 3 years very intensively and you have built up a lot of experience. You have attended lots of (international) workshops. You go to social dances regularly and feel safe with your dancing, no matter to what tempo or with what partner you dance. You are ready to go back working on your basics. You have no trouble comprehending and copying figures, styles, rhythms that you see. You might even be a teacher at your local scene.

DE: Wenn du dich im advanced Level siehst und hier deine basics trainieren möchtest, schicke uns eine kurze E-Mail, in der du uns von deiner Tanzerfahrung und deinen Fähigkeiten erzählst. Da wir diese Klasse klein halten, schicken wir dir entweder den Anmeldelink dafür oder empfehlen dir die Samstags-Int-Adv-Klasse.
Voraussetzungen: Du tanzt seit mindestens 3 Jahren sehr intensiv und hast jede Menge Tanzerfahrung gesammelt. Du hast schon viele (internationale) Workshops besucht. Du gehst regelmäßig zu social dances und fühlst dich sicher beim Tanzen, egal in welchem Tempo oder mit welchen Partnern. Du bist bereit, wieder an deinen basics zu arbeiten. Du kannst schnell Figuren, styles und Rhythmen, die du siehst, erfassen und nachtanzen. Vielleicht unterrichtest du sogar in deiner lokalen Szene.

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EN: As more experineced swing dancer you have been to some Balboa classes or if you don’t have a lot of swing dance experience you completed two or three semesters of Balboa classes. You can lead/follow the different basic variations like up/down-hold and you can do your steps to faster music. You go to social dances on a regular basis.

DE: Du hast als erfahrene*r Swingtänzer*in schon ein paar Balboa Kursstunden besucht, oder mit weniger Swingtanzerfahrung hast du schon zwei oder drei ganze Balboasemesterkurse hinter dir. Du kannst die unterschiedlichen Basic Rhythmen wie Up-/Down-hold führen bzw. folgen und tanzt diese problemlos zu schnellerer Musik. Du gehst regelmäßig zum Social Dance.

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EN: You had a few opportunities to dance Solo Jazz already for example in class or workshop warm up. Maybe you know how to dance the shim sham or another routine, or you have had a few solo jazz classes before. You can join this level if you’ve never danced Solo Jazz before but have some general knowledge from other swing dance classes that you attended.

DE: Du hattest schon Gelegenheit, Solo Jazz zu tanzen/lernen, z. B. beim Aufwärmen in deiner Swingtanz-Klasse. Vielleicht weißt du, wie man den Shim Sham oder eine andere Routine tanzt, oder du hast bereits einige Solo Jazz-Kurse besucht. Du kannst dieses Level besuchen, wenn du noch nie Solo Jazz getanzt hast, aber ein paar allgemeine Grundlagen aus deinen anderen Swingtanzkursen hast.

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EN: You’ve already made experiences with Solo Jazz workshops or classes. You can dance the Shim Sham and some other Routines. You can solo dance to a greater range of tempos, including faster ones. You can quickly grasp and adapt rhythms and styles that you see and therefore follow a faster teaching tempo in class. You want to improve your technical solo dancing skills and learn new patterns to spice up your dancing.DE: Du hast schon Erfahrung in Solo Jazz Workshops oder Kursen gesammelt. Du kannst den Shim Sham und andere Routines tanzen. Du kannst Solo zu verschiedenen Tempi tanzen, auch zu schnelleren. Du kannst Rhythmen und Stile, die du siehst, schnell erfassen und adaptieren und dadurch einem schnelleren Unterrichtstempo folgen. Du willst nicht nur neue Muster lernen, sondern auch deine Technik verbessern.


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Saturday: all classes Gym ground floor, Solo Jazz 2: 2nd floor

Enrance Gym: from Roonstraße throught the gate. Walk through courtyard. At the back of the middle building there are a few stairs going downstairs into the gyms.

Pay: Cash at check-in.

➽ Lindy Hop/Balboa per block (2 h each)

  • Members of 1.BWC: 15 € per class
  • Non-members of 1.BWC: 40 € per class
  • Non-members of 1.BWC + students/pupils/apprentices: 25 € per class

➽ Solo Jazz block (1,5 h)

  • Members of 1.BWC: 10 €
  • Non-members of 1.BWC: 25 €
  • Non-members of 1.BWC + students/pupils/apprentices: 15 €

We appreciate donations from 20–30 € (to pay for band and location)


Individual registration is mandatory.
After you registered, if you cannot come for any reason please let us know as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE for registration (link to google forms)

Registration for Lindy Hop INVITED: Read the level requirements, then send request email to: anmeldung@lindymaniacs.de


If you need to ask us anything write an email to anmeldung@lindymaniacs.de

Be safe

Let’s all work together and create a safe environment in so many ways. Act responsible towards your fellow dancers.
Refrain from attending if you show symptoms of Covid-19, Influenza or other infectious diseases.
Please wash your hands frequently at the workshops and parties.
If you feel unsafe by actions of another participant in any way, don’t hesitate to come and talk to one of the attending workshop- or scene organizers.

Code of Conduct

Have you read about our values in our dancing scene and how we wish to create a welcoming and safe environment for all dancers?

This event is presented by
1. Boogie Woogie Club Nürnberg

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