Swing Busters

Prague swing dance company

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Registration for Autumn term opens on Friday 31/8/2018

It took us long, yes, we know, we suffer too. We are preparing a new, more automatic system for registering to make life easier for everybody but it takes some…

Summer workshops

To not make you cry, we have prepared some workshop you can join. They are all solo dances, all with Marine, all on Sundays, all great. :) 15.7. Ladie’s styling workshop (3-5pm)…

Summer break doesn’t mean you cannot dance!

Yes, we are not running any courses during summer. It is our time to chill out and take a deep breath from teaching. But no break for you, guys. There…

Who shakes that thing?

SWING KID NEVER SLEEPS

It don't mean a think
if it ain't got that swing!

Contact

Swing Busters s.r.o.

IČ: 046 97 359
DIČ: CZ04697359
Andrštova 1079/5, 180 00, Praha 8
zaps. v OR vedeném Městským soudem v Praze, oddíl C, vložka 252240

bank account: 2800926222/2010 (Fio banka, a.s.)
IBAN: CZ1020100000002800926222
BIC/SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX

COURSES & REGISTRATION & PRODUCTION

Jitka Hradilková
info@swingbusters.cz
+420 603 909 382

 

FAQ

How does the registration system work?

First of all, it works automatically so please mind writing down your (and your partner’s) email without spelling mistakes!

The system pairs up automatically to ensure the equal number of leaders and followers in class. That is why, if you sing up without a partner, you have to wait for a dancer of the opposite role to sign up for the system to let you in. If there isn’t anyone who could pair up with you, the system will put you on a waiting list. Waiting list is ordered by time of registration so solo followers/leaders, don’t take too long to think, register fast, it rises your chances to get in!

If you have a partner to sign up with, please fill his/her email while registering so the system can recognise you as couple and accept you in the course. If one of you will not sign up, the other will not be accepted to the course. Remember, your partner has to fill his/her own registration form!

 

Registration itself works intuitively, you select your desired course or courses by clicking on them. If you have changed your mind and want to unselect it, just click again. Then you will see a list of your selected courses below the time table where you then choose your role and put your partner’s email if you have any.

You can check the status of your registration process in the system. Log in here: http://www.swingbusters.cz/wp-admin/

Can I come without registering?

We are happy to see any new comers at the OPEN CLASS such as Swing Basics for beginners on Wednesdays, LH Adv for experienced dancers on Thursday or everybody at the Jazz Vocab class on Friday. Other courses are meant to be balanced in numbers of leads & follows, progress and follow certain material so previous registration is needed.

Can I come without a partner?

Yes, partner is not conditional for you to come but you would make us happy if you do bring a partner with you (mainly if you are a girl) as we always try to keep the lead & follow ratio good for the class. It also gives you a better chance to get into the class as we can put extra followers (or leaders sometimes too) on a waiting list until they or we find a leader for them. It doesn’t mean though that you would have to dance with your partner all the time, the opposite – we rotate partners in classes.

What does it mean to be a " LEADER" / " FOLLOWER"?

Well, this isn’t an easy question to answer but in your dance beginnings we try to simplify it, so LEADER is the one who leads, FOLLOWER is the one who follows the leader. Usually leader is a guy, follower a woman although guys also learn how to follow and girls often learn how to lead (it helps their leading&following skills to know the opposite “role”). In higher level, you will discover that leading and following changes spontaneously between both so a follower can also lead the leader whilst he/she is following and then leading something out of the other’s lead….okay, lets wait with this until you get into Lindy hop more, then it will make more sense ;)… basically we all dance to one music and inspire each other in those moments and our goal is to teach you how to communicate your idea to your partner whether you are a leader or a follower.

What if I can't make it for the class?

If you can’t make it for your class, don’t panic. You can come to an OPEN CLASS which are designed for that, any time during one 9-week term. If you are a beginner then it is Swing Basics on Wednesday, if experienced dancer then L3 ADV on Thursday, if both you can enjoy Jazz Vocab Open class on Friday.

How soon will I be able to rock the dance floor at a party?

Rock it now! The best is to start attending dance parties from the beginning of your swing journey. It will help immensely as you will gain the lead&follow experience quickly. From our observation, those who do classes AND parties regularly move on much quicker than those who come for a class only.
No one is there to judge you, specially if you are a beginner (once we were all beginners), so don’t be afraid.
And most importantly, isn’t the dance made for parties? And the social aspect of Lindy hop, that is something you shouldn’t miss so we’ll be happy to see you on a dance floor soon!

What to wear for the classes?

Anything that is comfortable for you while moving. You can get sweaty, you might not…people do what they like, there isn’t a dress code or anything we would expect you to wear.
Two things are important for us. One is your ability to move in it freely without pain or fear to rip something, concerning the shoes it is important you feel stable in them and nothing hurts you (for those reasons we recommend NO HEALS). Second is good hygiene to make it a pleasant experience to be around you :). Don’t forget people will be touching you, standing next to you and talking to you. We count on your good judgement when it comes to no perfume/too much perfume, smoking, alcohol etc. as well as we like tolerant people. :)

What do you mean by "rotating"?

We do rotate partners in our school. It means you are not going to spend the whole class with only one partner but approx.every 2 minutes teachers will make you change your partner.
We have several good reasons for it. Mainly it relates to our goal – as swing is for us mainly a social dance, we want you to be able to dance with anyone. This means you need to know how to communicate with your partner and that you can learn only through experience. Dancing with the same person all the time will limit your abilities to lead well and follow properly. Another reason is that our classes are not only about the dance but also about people and while rotating you get to know others so it becomes a nice group activity for all of you. :)
If you have troubles with rotating, we will respect that. In that case, please tell the teachers in advance.

Can I join classes that are already running?

Yes you can join if it is an OPEN CLASS whenever you want. If it is a regular course and it is only the beginning of the term -you missed only 1 or 2 classes – you can join those classes too but first have to register through the Registration system and wait for getting your spot confirmed.

I feel like I can't follow the class that fast, I am getting behind. What can I do to fix that?

If you feel like you can’t follow the class so quickly, tell your teachers. They might slow down a bit or they can focus on you a bit more during the class. Otherwise you can always come more often to other classes we have if they are the same or lower level so you can it more under your skin. Another option is private classes with our teachers that can help you get through the tough technique better.