Posts Tagged:Hoppers’

S01E12 Slow tempo music = lazy teacher

In classes we teach people to dance. They should be able to dance on social dance nights and parties. But are they practicing to the same music or at least tempos you or your DJ / band is playing during parties? Are you playing similar music on classes and parties? It makes sense to teach at…

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S01E11 More stability better retention rate

What I’ve noticed among my students and with myself, with every change of the service you use, you might stop using that service. What I mean by that? Every time you change timetable for the group of your students, some of them will not like it and drop out. You change the room, somebody won’t…

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S01E10 The Reason I Was Loosing Best Students

I am not anymore. When I started teaching classes, I wanted to train some new talents for the scene. I wanted to show how good I am in teaching and how fast I can train someone who is talented. I failed. I lost so many students who should have been able to be next Pamela,…

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S01E04 Teach a Swing Out Last

In my previous post you’ve read (you can still read it) what to teach in the first class of the Lindy Hop. What should you teach next after you do some 8 count basic? A Swing Out? No. Hold on. I know Swing Out is Lindy Hop and every lindy hopper should know how to swing out.…

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First time I shot the video myself

Every dancing year we, Hoppers’ dance studio, start with Authentic jazz promo video. It’s just been a tradition that keeps going by itself. No big prep, no planning for a new video, but idea just comes, and then it’s the question of execution, which usually is not a problem. So this summer, me and Elze…

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