There has been a lot of Lindy Hop dancing lately in my life. I’ve been enjoying the dance right here in Luxembourg since roughly 2010. Sjouke dragged me to the first classes by Ieva and Einar, and I’ve stayed on and even tried to help out here and there.
As one may expect, teaching 2 levels of dance classes in the week, organising regular dance evenings and organising workshops is a ton of fun. It’s also a serious strain on one’s free time. Einar and Ieva were thankfully not the only ones who realised this.
It has taken us a while, but a month or so ago we finally managed to start our very own asbl. I’m proud to be a co-founder of this club, and to be involved in helping to structure this club during this initial period. Big items on the list were actually officially starting the club (which required concensus on the statutes – yeah, that’s nitpicking), and the workshops that had been planned already before the official start.
With Einar’s blessing and tutelage, I’ve taken over organisation of the “Sharing the Fun” initiative, where experienced dancers prepare a one hour clas and share their fun at dancing with others. To top it all off, I’ve been to Smokey Feet, Swinging in the Rain, the Mini-Swede-Swing-Weekend (only advertised on Facebook, I believe) and 3 dance workshops in Luxembourg (Catrinne, Marjorie, and Balboa by Einar and Gaby).
So: holy cow! Where does one find the time to do anything else? I dunno, but I definitely did and plan to do more.
One thing that did not happen yet: creating a website for the ASBL. Once we get round to it, you’ll find more HERE than empty pages.