GET HAPPY, GET LINDY HOPPING

Swing Dance is more than just a dance, it’s a way to connect to your body, your mind, history and humanity. It embraces human connection in its purest form, it combines musical therapy with body awareness and it gives an endorphins brain boost like no other activity. However, the biggest win is, that us it is just plain dam fun!

As one of the founders of Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning, has once said: “I’ve never seen a Lindy Hopper who wasn’t smiling. It’s a happy dance. It makes you feel good.”

The dance has a big history! It originates from the age of slavery and the Afro-American culture. It is a dance that is rooted with pain, but always aims to celebrate life. 

Swing Philosophy, respects the history and embraces the happiness in our philosophy, or as we like to say: Solid in your mind, solid in your feet, solid as a rock”

Try swing dancing every Sunday (12.00h) or Monday (20.20h) at KZ (KNSM-Laan 311)

 

Swing Philosophy
4.8
Based on 26 reviews
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Annelies Maars
Annelies Maars
2021-10-31T16:14:18+0000
Heerlijke dans ochtend met een leuke groep, in een prachtige omgeving en goede docenten. De tijd vloog om, ik ga de basis cursus volgen😀. Ik heb er zin in !read more
Léon Loïc
Léon Loïc
2021-08-07T07:28:54+0000
We are learning so much everyday with Teodora at Swing Philosophy in Amsterdam.What should have been only one private lesson as a birthday present for my partner is turning into taking private lessons everyday for a week.We are even extending our stay in Amsterdam one week more or just for this.My Lindy partner and I were looking for a dedicated private Lindy hop teacher who really understands what we need and Teodora gives us so much more: her lessons are both fun, relaxed and very technical.Thanks to her patience we are starting to really understands what really goes through the body as we develop new moves and understand better classical ones.We are already planning to be back around Christmas time for one more full week of intense privates with her.The icing on the cake is that all lessons are provided in the most beautiful 1950s building which has a restaurant and a wonderful dance floor with a view on the River.You can even rent a fully equipped studio with a wooden floor as well as mirrors to practice what you learn in the privates, which is what we will do all of this week to make we integraye what we study with Teodora.Thank you!Léon Loïc and Suzie Kiou, two passionate dancers and Lindy Hop teachers from Nancy in Franceread more
Them Klap
Them Klap
2021-07-25T11:27:33+0000
Very nice vibes ! Teodora and Helena making each step to look easier than the other. The class is in English making it expat friendly. highly recommended!read more
Diana Rosentul
Diana Rosentul
2021-07-21T10:44:07+0000
I had the Trickeration lessons block with Teodora. I had a lot of fun and learned this amazing choreography. Teodora has a lot of attention to detail and teaches with a lot of enthusiasm. I really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to other courses in the future.read more
Marion Ilbrink
Marion Ilbrink
2021-07-20T08:48:55+0000
Heerlijk, swingdance op geweldige muziek, bij mooi weer buiten, bij minder goed weer in mooie Kompaszaal, genieten!Teodora geeft zó duidelijk en goed les, in Nederlands en/of Engelsread more
Verónica Nathaly Rivas Boscán
Verónica Nathaly Rivas Boscán
2021-07-19T18:52:49+0000
Dancing at Swing Philosophy is just magical. My teacher, Teodora, is full of passion and love for the swing, and she transmits it in every class. It’s beautiful seeing her dance. Swing Philosophy makes me find myself again during the pandemic and that’s something I will be always thankful for. They will “swing” the world ❤️🥳🕺🏻read more
Yao Zhao
Yao Zhao
2021-07-18T09:33:21+0000
Taking dance course with the teachers of Swing Philosophy is my main source of happiness now. Teodora is a very patient and professional teacher. She is good at teaching and enthusiastic about teaching. I feel so lucky to choose SP to take courses. I hope that there will be more people joining this community and enjoying the lindy hop”fever” here.🌞read more
Maja Coric
Maja Coric
2021-07-17T20:49:51+0000
Teodora is an outstanding lindyhop teacher: able to break all the moves into clear steps making learning easier for students. She is fun, passionate, flexible, creative in organising and very good in communicating. Highly recommended!read more
Ingrid Rozie
Ingrid Rozie
2021-07-17T12:45:42+0000
Ik volg zowel in Amsterdam als in Amersfoort lessen bij Swing Philosophy, en het is altijd een feestje! In Amsterdam in de prachtige Kompaszaal, in Amersfoort lekker buiten op een bruisende locatie in de Nieuwe Stad. Teodora en Jasper geven duidelijke uitleg, leuke lessen, altijd op maat, voor alle levels! Het enthousiasme en de energie van Teodora is aanstekelijk! En de tips van Jasper altijd spot-on!read more
Sandra Hendrika
Sandra Hendrika
2021-07-17T07:28:33+0000
professionele dansschool, we krijgen op een bijzonder fijne manier les. Aan het eind van elke les sta ik weer versteld wat we geleerd hebben. En wat misschien nog belangrijker is, het enthousiasme waarmee er les wordt gegeven. Ik kijk elke keer weer uit naar de les, word er blij van.read more
Ilya Markov
Ilya Markov
2021-07-16T21:37:49+0000
Lots of different dancing events! Even during covid-19, whenever possible, they continued organizing classes and practice dances adhering to all the necessary safety measures.read more
Ali Yeşilyaprak
Ali Yeşilyaprak
2021-07-16T20:45:25+0000
Great dance school with very energetic, encouraging and caring teachers as well as cozy and entertaining events.Thanks to their dedication and perseverance, not only we still get to experience swing during difficult times, but we also get very excited and curious of their ambitious plans for the future!read more
Guillermo Guridi
Guillermo Guridi
2021-06-01T23:00:23+0000
Energizing, fun and so enjoyable! The classes with Teodora have lighted up all my Monday evenings in Amsterdam. I would recommend giving solo jazz on grass a try, you won’t regret it ☺️ and it is super corona-friendlyread more
Rifka van der Lee-Verhoef
Rifka van der Lee-Verhoef
2020-09-13T07:56:47+0000
Erg leuk wat de organisatie van Swing Philosophy allemaal doet voor de Lindyhop dansers! Buiten dansen met een bandje en dansen in Frankendael op de zondagmiddag is super gezellig. Fijne muziek en een leuke sfeer! Lekker gaan dansen … Wel met vaste danspartner 😉read more
Nicole Mischler
Nicole Mischler
2020-09-01T08:03:33+0000
Swing Philosophy is one of the friendliest and most active swing groups in Amsterdam. Teodora Kasabova is very welcoming and her lessons are easy to follow and encouraging for beginners. Highly recommend!read more
Iurii Piurbeev
Iurii Piurbeev
2020-08-19T13:47:10+0000
Nice venue, fun useful lessons. Lots of options for beginners: drop-in classes, often followed by a social immediately after with some experienced dancers joining, and even live bands playing!With corona it all went off sadly, but even now they have options with respect to distancing rules.read more
Lucie Le
Lucie Le
2020-03-08T22:57:50+0000
Amazing teachers and nice venue to try our 1st Lindy-Hop class. Thank you so much for the energy ! We loved it!
Adriana Matsufuji
Adriana Matsufuji
2019-09-23T06:39:10+0000
Had a great time during the crash course. Teachers are fun, helpful and surely know how to keep things interesting! Thanks for the lovely afternoon, I’m very excited to try the other events as well 🙂read more
Laura van der Schaaf
Laura van der Schaaf
2019-09-22T08:43:50+0000
fun dance, fun instruction, easy to reach – we’ll keep an eye on the events
Inez Pastijn
Inez Pastijn
2019-09-21T19:20:00+0000
Had a great time! Wonderfull teachers who really enjoy what they do. Open and friendly atmosphere and plenty of time to practice and ask questions!read more
Koen Zuidema
Koen Zuidema
2019-09-21T17:23:45+0000
My first introduction to dance was fun and easy enough to follow. I really picked up the basics + more!
Charley Lorraine
Charley Lorraine
2019-09-21T17:18:27+0000
Great teachers with a wonderful atmosphere. ✨ I attended the Lindy Hop crash course and I really enjoyed it. Tip: wear light clothing and drink coffee beforehand, it’s high energy! 😉 Definitely recommend.read more
Sarah Whitehead
Sarah Whitehead
2019-09-15T15:43:15+0000
easy steps to get you started, clear and helpful tips, great music choices and very positive and friendly.
Julie Josey
Julie Josey
2019-09-15T11:55:07+0000
Great lessons, whether a small group lesson or big public street event. Knows how to get people dancing and enjoying themselves, from complete beginners to the more experienced. Great fun!read more
özlem Aktaş
özlem Aktaş
2019-09-14T20:26:56+0000
They really know how to get people dancing with a smile! so much fun 🙂
Lisanne Van 't Riet
Lisanne Van ‘t Riet
2019-09-14T19:53:53+0000
Weinig dans, veel gedoe. Jammer om voor zulk weinig aanbod helemaal naar Amsterdam te moeten reizen.
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