Dance courses - links
Dance courses are enjoyable!
Choose a level that you can handle.
If you are beginner or in doubt, it is mostly preferable to choose a level
that you think might be slightly below your current skills, rather than to
choose a more advanced level. The reason is that it is more enjoyable to feel
good at what you are doing, rather than to hardly be able to catch up with the
others. In most cases, there will any way be new ideas and suggestions that will
improve your dancing . If you are in doubt, those organizing the course can
probably give advice.
There are both professional and non-profit associations that arrange dance
courses. If you know others who have participated in the courses, contact them
and ask them for their experiences.
If you live in the Stockholm region, the links below might be useful.
Within parenthesis the number of courses I have participated in is shown.
(Besides this I have participated in a number of courses with organizers that are no longer
active, or are not listed here. This includes courses in latin dances, modern waltz, slow foxtrot,
argentinean tango, cuban salsa, folklore, polskor, tap dance etc.).
Organizers with a mixed programme
Jazz dance, street dance, show dance and also some bugg, salsa and oriental dance. Most but not all of the courses are for children
The course programme has varied over time, today it contains mainly modern dance (>10)
- Stockholm Salsa Dance
Salsa, Zumba and argentinean tango
- Educational associations have a diversed course programme, mostly including dance courses
African and Afro inspired dances (Afrostreet, Dancehall, Reggaeton, Orientalic, House etc)
Bugg & Swing
Bugg, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Swing, Tap etc
- Brunna Danssportklubb
Bugg, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, foxtrot, competition classes and social dancing
Lindy Hop, tap and other swing oriented classes, and also extensive social dancing open for everyone. Also associated
with the popular Herräng Dance Camp summertime (2)
- Ebba Dansklubb
Boogie Woogie, bugg, Lindy Hop, including competition classes and social dancing for members (3)
Bugg and social dancing for members
- Stockholm Sång och Dans
Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing, and also singing, mainly for youth people
- Swedish Swing Society
Lindy Hop, Balboa and tap, including dance camps, competition classes and social dancing open for everyone (5)
Lindy Hop, Balboa, tap and other swing related classes. Also social dances open for everyone (Uppsala)
- West Coast Jitterbugs
Lindy Hop, Balboa, Boogie Woogie, Blues and other swing related dances. Also social dances for members (Gothenburg)
- Värmdö Dansare
An organisation with a less extensive programme. Bugg and foxtrot. Also competition and occasionally social dancing open for evereyone
Gammaldans, polskor, gillesdans, folkdans
- Akademiska Folkdanslaget Gammaldans, polskor, folkdans
- GDV Jakobsberg Gammaldans
- Gillesdansarna i Rotebro Gillesdans
- Kungsängens folkdansgille Gammaldans, folkdans, polskor
- Philochoros (Uppsala) Gammaldans, polskor
- Slagsta Gille
Gammaldans, gillesdans, och även spelmansstämmor
- Sollentuna Folkdansgille
- Söderringen Gammaldans
- Tuna Gille Gammaldans, polskor, foxtrot
Dance-, song- and music-activities, including
instructions. This is a good alternative if you want to get in touch with
dance for the first time. Instructions for beginners in gammaldans start at
18.00 Sundays, and polska at 19:00. The first Sunday in each month 16:30 -
except in the summer - there is swedish tango practica (swedish tango). The entrance
is free. The instructions are however quite comprehensive, a dance course provides
more time and better opportunities to learn a dance, from the basics to more advanced levels (3)
Argentinean tango, practicas, milonga
- Argentango Courses and milongas
- Tango Norte
The major arranger of argentinean tango in Stockholm, with courses, workshops, practicas, milongas and dance camps
Courses, workshops, practicas and milongas
After the dance course
On a dance course you can learn the basics for a dance. In most cases there
are also intermediate and advanced levels, giving possibilities to continue with
the courses for several years. There are however also other alternatives.
Keep fit dance (Motionsdans), which is often based on gammaldans
is in some cases organized by non-profit associations on workday evenings, often with live music.
Some non-profit associations arrange dance evenings with dance instructions.
Polskor with instructions are for example arranged by Mälparingen
(sw) and Polskedansarna." (sw).
Societies have often an ample programme with gammaldans, polskor, dancing games,
folk lore and possibly also modern dances.
Last but not least, you can practice and enrich your knowledge at public