Pre-Arctic workshop

Information for the 2018 event

Saturday 11. & Sunday 12 of August there will be a special workshop in Reykjavik. (Registration for this event will be separate from the Exchange and hosting does not apply.)

  • The teachers: Sanne Blok & Hákon Bjarnason

– Attention the first dance of the Arctic Lindy Exchange 2018 is Sunday evening 12th of August. –


NOTE: this event is not part of the offical Arctic Lindy Exchange program, and registration is seperate from the exchange.

~ Intermediate group
~ Advanced group

6.500 ISKR for 3.5 hours of Lindy Hop classes

– 500 kr if you are a memeber of Lindy Ravers or Haskoladansinn.
– 500 kr. if you sign up with a partner
– 500 kr if you sign up before July 18.

3.5 hours of classes per level.
– Saturday – 11th of August
12:00-13:00 Advanced
13:00-13:15 break
13:15-14:15 Advanced
14:15-15:00 break
15:00-16:30 Intermediate
20:30-23:30 Pre-party

– Sunday – 12th of August
12:00-13:00 Intermediate
13:00-13:15 break
13:15-14:15 Intermediate
14:15-15:00 break
15:00-16:30 Advanced
21:00-01:00 Opening Dance

Hitt Húsið
Pósthússtræti 3-5
101 Reykjavík
[This is a culture house in the middle of downtown Reykjavik. We will be on the third floor and entrance is via the door on the grey side of the building not the red side.]

Sanne discovered Lindy Hop in 2011 through a friend and immediately started taking classes in Amsterdam. She didn’t think Lindy Hop would play such a big role in her life, now she cannot think of her life without thinking of Lindy Hop.In 2014 Sanne started teaching weekly classes in Amsterdam. Throughout the years she became more and more active in the Amsterdam dance scene, organizing weekly socials and the annual Smokey Feet Festival.
In Sanne’s classes you’ll find lots of technique and musicality, together with a bit of goofiness. She likes to work on small details to make communicating with your partner easier.

Hákon got in touch with Lindy Hop through his friends who were playing in a jazz band at an event where Lindy Hop performances and workshops also took place. He started dancing Lindy Hop right away and hasn’t stopped since. In 2014 Hákon started teaching weekly classes in Amsterdam and in 2018 at international festivals. Hákon also organizes the weekly Friday social dance evening in Amsterdam and the annual Smokey Feet festival.
Inside this rather tall Icelander lies a huge nerd, not only when it comes to dancing but also music, because Hákon is also a professional pianist. In his lessons, Hákon likes to work on technical concepts that help you communicate with your partner so that you can more easily express yourself when the music starts playing.