Augsburg Jazz Rhythms

23. –  25. März 2018: Solo Jazz & Lindy Hop with Joris Focquaert

This event will focus on Solo-Dancing and useful Solo-Stuff in Lindy Hop.

Joris Focquaert comes from Ghent, Belgium.  He discovered movement to Jazz music in Copenhagen when he was studying at the Commedia School for mime & physical theatre.  Working with the art of clowning, he takes this expressivity to his jazz dances & dance performances.  Today he teaches Lindy Hop & Jazz Roots at Crazy Legs dance School, directs the school’s all-male Chorusline project and performs regularly with live-bands & at vintage party Radio Modern.  He continues to be an often-asked dance instructor in both Belgium and abroad, where he shares the best of his experience and idea’s with his students.  Joris has had the fortune to be a resident dance teacher in two renowned swingdance schools in Vilnius (LT); & Hoppers‘ Dancestudio.  He is one of the founding members of The Dipsy Doodles performance troupe.  At home, he remains a big inspiration for new dance generations.  He is part of the organizing boards of both the Lili Hop workshop, and the town’s Lindy Hop Exchange ‚Gentse Hoppers Exchange‘ (GHX).  Also, some may catch him play the Trombone in the Jazz bars or on the streets.

Registration opening: 17.01.2018, 4pm

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21.00 Uhr: Welcome Swing Party (DJ) at the Hep Cat Club

10 Euro drink minimum (You have to buy a voucher at the door)


12.00 – 14.15 Uhr (incl.15 min break): Classics & Choreography: „Al & Leon Shim Sham“, 35 Euro

Awesome variation of the Shim Sham created by legendary Savoy Ballroom dancers Albert Minns & Leon James.

14.15 – 15.30 Uhr: Lunch Break

15.30 – 17.00 Uhr: „Hot Feet in Lindy Hop“, 29 Euro

Let’s heat our feet and become more comfortable in expressing the music as we feel, without loosing our partner on the way. We’ll use all we have: Toes, heels, kicks and freezes, walks and breaks,…

21.00 Uhr: Swing Party with the „Mystery Hot Club Quintett“, 12 Euro





12.00 – 13.00 Uhr: Solo Jazz – Musicality & Improvisation: „Play with Jazz“

We will learn to be more comfortable with dancing solo, learn tools to make this easy and fun, also on the social dancefloor!

13.15 – 14.15 Uhr: Solo Jazz – Musicality & Improvisation: „Share the Jazz“, 35 Euro per person for both classes

We will look deeper into music structures of swing and blues, and how we can use this to share the fun & build choreography.

14.15 – 15.30 Uhr: Lunch Break

15.30 – 17.00 Uhr: „Making our own rhythmical patterns in Lindy Hop“ – 29 Euro

 Let’s make our own footwork within the basic steps of Lindy Hop. We will also learn from eachother what we created!


We decided to work on specific themes, instead of offering Levels. Here are the minimum skills you should have.

Lindy Hop: You know the basics and some variations of Lindy Hop. You can lead or follow a Swing-Out from Open to Open (aka Lindy Turn) three times in a row. You don’t have any footwork issues in your basic step and you already learned to replace some steps in your basic with simple footwork variations.

Solo Jazz: You took some Solo Jazz classes before and know basic jazz steps as you can find in the Shim Sham, for example.

If you are not sure, if the level fits for you, you can call us: +49 (0)170 5223290

The Teacher

Joris Focquaert from Belgium!

More Info

Schedule is subject to change. All workshops will be held at Tanzstudio Hep Cat Club (Wallstraße 1, 86150 Augsburg).

The studio is located in the center of the city (station: Köngisplatz) and is in walking distance to the main central station (5 minutes). There are many restaurants, shops and hotels in walking distance.

You can park at “Bleigässchen” for the normal price range. On Sunday it is only 1,50 euros for the whole day!

We recommend to stay at the Grandhotel Cosmopolis ( It’s a very special place in Augsburg. Hostel, hotel and home for refugees at the same time and every room is designed by an artist. They also have the concept „Pay as much as you can“. If you prefer a normal hotel we recommend to stay at the hotel ibis at the central station or at Königsplatz. Both of them are very close to the event location and the price is ok. Another option is the youth hostel.


Registration opening: 17.01.2018, 4pm

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We send you an automatically created email with your personal data for each class you booked, if the registration was successful! If you don’t receive the mail, please check your spam-box, try again or contact us via mail:

Afterwards you get a second confirmation mail for each class you booked. If you have registered as a couple both get the first mail, but only you get the second confirmation mail (it’s the system not us! ;)) If you don’t transfer the money for both of you, please send the confirmation mail to your Partner.