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“Connect, Work on Balance and Create Energy” in your dancing!! Join this fun Swing Dance Workshop, with lots of fun new steps and styling, April 23 with Rob & Diane. Pick your level and reserve your spot - SAVE 20% TODAY


Two Swing Dance Workshops Saturday April 23rd, 2022 in New Braunfels TX

Lindy Hop Workshops with Rob & Diane van Haaren - For Novice and Intermediate + Swing Dancers

Workshop 1 Novice Beginner: You are comfortable with 6 Count Basics and Triple Steps- and have been dancing for at least 6 months)

Workshop 2 Intermediate +: You have been dancing for a few years and are comfortable combining 6 and 8 Count steps smoothly

• Connect Better to your Partner

• Fun Styling Tips for Leads and Followers

• Use Counter Balance to be more Creative

• Plenty of Fun New Steps

• Make your Steps Connect Smoothly

• Each Workshop Includes Fun Practice Time with Tips from Rob & Diane

See details on each workshop below

Location: American Legion 410 W. Coll Street in New Braunfels

Check out these fun video's: Second one is "GROOVIE MOVIE" with same styling.

"Groovie Movie" Comedy Short on Swing with Jean Veloz

April 23rd - Saturday 9AM - 12PM

Dance Like In The Movies - Dean and Jewel Styling

Novice: You are comfortable with 6 Count Basics and Triple Steps- and has been dancing for at least 6 months)

  • 3 Hours of Fundamentals

  • 6 Count Triple Step Basics

  • Combining 6 Count Steps Smoothly

  • Ladies Twist and Styling - Mens Styling Steps

  • One Day Workshop - with Rob & Diane

  • Dance Like in the Movies!!

Location: AMERICAN LEGION 410 W. Coll Street in New Braunfels

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Dancers in the movie are Dean Colllins and Jewel McGowen in the movie Buck Privates (Andrew Sisters singing in the back)

April 23rd - Saturday 1PM - 4PM

Dance Like In The Movies - Dean and Jewel Styling

Workshop 2 Intermediate +: You have been dancing for a few years and are comfortable combining 6 and 8 Count steps smoothly 

  • INTERMEDIATE PLUS + Swing Workshop in Dean Collins Styling

  • Be comfortable with your 6 and 8 Count Basics!!

  • Expand with Dean and Jewel Styling

  • Combining 6 and 8 Count Steps

  • One Day Workshop with Rob & Diane

  • Dance Like in the Movies!!!

Location: American Legion 410 W. Coll Street in New Braunfels

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An exciting workshop with great styling tips, moves and material for Lindy Hop and Swing Dancing.

• Leaders and Followers Connection and Styling on Basics

• 6 and 8 count steps like Whip and Sugar Push with Variations

• Turns, Turbo Apache, Slides, Styling

• Slides, Ladies Twist, Turns and much more.


(If you are a beginner but are comfortable with your basic 6 count steps - come and take the DEAN & JEWEL STYLING 1 Workshop)



Taught by: Rob and Diane van Haaren. We worked with the original 1930's West and East Coast Masters of the dance since the 1980's and love to share their and our perspective with you!



Online Registration $45 Per Person per Workshop - $55 at the door. (Please stay at your dancing level). If any questions ask Rob and Diane

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American Legion 410 W. Coll Street in New Braunfels


Rob & Diane's Personal Experiences

Rob and Diane have a broad understanding of the dances from Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Dean Collins Style Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie (Vernacular Jazz) and Traditional Lindy Hop. Teachers, producers and performers Rob and Diane have taught over 200.000 people in over 20 counties for over 3 decades worldwide with a sense of fun, ease of teaching and a smile. They learned and worked with the Masters of the 1930’s from the East to the West Coast. The"Dean Collins"style Lindy Hop was the first style Rob learned in the Early 1980’s with Jonathan and Sylvia in Santa Barbara California (who were personal students of Dean Collins). Rob spend many Sundays with the original Los Angeles Swing Dancer (Masters) and got lots of personal tips on men's and ladies styling but most of it, he got a feel for the social part of the dance. In the late 1980's he was one of the only young dancers seriously interested in the original Swing forms and wanting to make it share it with the world. They all wanted to take him under their wings: Ann and John Mills, Jean Veloz, Irene Thomas, Venna Archer, Freda Wycoff, Natelie Gomez, Mary Collins (Dean Collins wife), Hal and Marge Takier, Maxie Dorf, Bart Bartola and others would say “Don't do it like him (or her), do it like this". This way he learned steps in many different ways. It was an amazing exciting time as it was a direct connection to the Swing Era and the original Swing Dances and styles, learned directly from the masters at the Lions Den!

Rob and Diane both had a chance to dance and teach with them and are here to pass it on to you! It is not danced to impress the judges or other competitors. It is here for you to enjoy; connect with the music, the floor and your partner, taking some of the great Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan's styling. 

See you in the movies! :-)

Rob was fortunate to meet Jean Veloz in the 80's dancing in Los Angeles and ended up teaching with her in the late 90's. He introduced her to Marcus Koch in Germany after which she started to come out to inspire a new generation of dancers in Europe. Here is Jean, with her distinct style, teaching with Rob at the Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden in 2016.  She appeared in many movies in the 1940's including the comedy short "Groovie Movie" (here in picture at age 92)


Diane is dancing with John Mills the husband of Anne Mills, one of the elite original Balboa and Swing Dancers (here on the right in the back of the picture) Johnny Mills, an amazing Swing and Tap dancer, showed Rob a break step in Swing. Rob named it after John and Rob and Diane have been teaching it around the world and it is now known as "Johnnies Drop"

Reviews from last Workshop

1) Rob and Diane make learning to dance a blast!!! - Melinda Wilson Lyda

2) Fabulous experience learning from these folks.  Professional, patient, and funny! - Charlene Willfong

Workshop Location
AMERICAN LEGION 410 W. Coll Street in New Braunfels

Best Dance Lessons in New Braunfels

Readers Choice  2019 - 2021 Best Dance Lessons

Thank you New Braunfels for allowing us to share our passion with you. We look forward to another great year filled with fun, friends and dancing!

Rob & Diane van Haaren

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