|EN: As you might have read in an earlier post, I started taking rock 'n roll dance lessons together with my boyfriend at Café Clandestien in Amsterdam. We both love it so much! We already went to several rock 'n roll parties and in the beginning of September we're going to the Rock 'n Roll Street festival together with Café Clandestien. And what's even more fun; the new courses will start very soon, so you can now join us! The lessons will start on September 10th! In this post, I will tell you all about Café Clandestien, rock 'n roll lessons, where and when this all takes place, how much it costs and why this is so super fun to do!|
|EN: Rock 'n roll is a music and dance style from the 50s. You usually dance in couples. A famous rock 'n roll artist is Elvis Presley, for example! The rock 'n roll is a fun and happy dance in which you get to do a lot of twisting and twirling as a woman, which is especially a lot of fun while wearing a circle skirt! Me and my boyfriend follow rock 'n roll lessons at Café Clandestien. Café Clandestien is a rock 'n roll club which has a weekly pop-up café on Wednesday nights in the Oostblok theatre on the Sajetplein in Amsterdam.|
The dance lessons are held between 7:30 and 10:30 PM (look here for the exact times per course). After your class, you are free to dance in the café! Besides that, Café Clandestien also keeps track of fun rock 'n roll parties to go to. And those are super fun! Besides the fact that they play great 50s style music there on which you can dance the rock 'n roll, everyone also looks their best dressed up in 50s rock 'n roll style all the way! So, it's also a lot of fun to just look around!
|Picture by Paul Almasy via AKG images|
|EN: You pay €70 per person for 10 lessons and students only pay €60! After those 10 lessons, you can move on to a more advanced course, and so on! Right now, we will start course 3. You can also enroll without a partner, but if you do, be sure to mention it, such that they can try to find someone for you! Also, you do not need to be a man and woman couple. You can also just bring one of your girl friends!|
Well, enough reason to get rock 'n rolling, right?! If you live in or near Amsterdam and you would like to apply to a course, be sure to check this link for times and dates. You can also apply at that link! If you're not sure yet and you would like to have a taste of the atmosphere first, there's a party on the 3rd of September, which is free to enter!
I would love to see you at Café Clandestien! What do you think of it?