THE HOP BANGKOK
Let the art be defined by you.
Courses typically open every 2 months. With each course at The Hop lasting about 5 weeks, with a duration of 1.15 hours per class, with a 10 - 15 min gap after class for Q&A and practice sessions.
Swing Dance comprises of many styles of dance, mostly popular from the 1920s to late 1940s.
We offer Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, Tap, Balboa, and Authentic Jazz Dances.
Recommended for beginners
Lindy Hop was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s, mainly based on a combination of authentic jazz, tap, breakaway, and Charleston moves.
You will learn the fundamentals of musicality and creating moves that matches your emotional responses to the music!
A fast paced style of dance that can be danced as a solo, partner or group dance. It's flexible steps make it easy for improvisation and musicality!
A soulful historic dance with deep and meaningful illustrations through solo and couple dance with blues music.
MEET OUR TEACHERS!
Chobi is known for experimenting with eclectic dance moves. She believes that a good learning experience is more than just understanding techniques, but also developing one’s own unique style through playfulness and improvisation.
She enjoys helping students choregraph their performances.
When Zen is not busy taking on responsibility of being a scholar, a musician, a teacher, and a professor, he indulges in his passion for swing dancing.
Ever since discovering The Hop, he is fascinated by the experience of being “fleet-footed “and would love to pass on the joy to anyone who would like to discover the magic of dance and jazz music.
A STUDIO FOR ART
The Hop officially opened on October 27, 2012 by Oat Naviroj, a swing dance teacher who wanted to establish a home for the Bangkok Swing community.
The vision of The Hop ultimately evolved to be a place where art can thrive without boundaries. The vintage studio warmly welcomes anyone to hold exhibitions, workshops, classes, or other activities related to the spirit of The Hop.
At the same time, art workshops, classes, and social events are held regularly at the studio for anyone to pursue some form of art as a hobby. We hope you will come to explore, develop, and share your passion at The Hop with us!
“Let the art be defined by you”
Do I need a partner to sign up?
- Nope, we usually switch and rotate partners for each song. You'll meet a bunch of new people in the process!
Do I need experience?
- Nope, we were all beginners once as well. As long as you can walk, you can dance!
What should I wear?
- Wear something comfortable. Sneakers and flats are the best options for shoe. Stay away from slippers or high heals.
The Hop Bangkok
Silom Soi 18-20
Please refer to semester schedule
Tuesday: 8pm - 11pm
Saturday: 8pm - 11pm
30 mins open class for beginners included!
Want to rent a space?
Please contact us via Line Official Account or Facebook page.
We can tailor our space to your needs (dance practice, video shooting, interviews, organize your own classes, etc.