Hello hoppers!

We know that some of you still have doubts, so we prepared a list with the main questions you might be asking yourself. Check here if your question has already been answered. If not, and if you have any others, e-mail us at contato@hepcats.com.br .

Visa, do i need one?

To find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, click here Brazil adopts a policy of reciprocity regarding visas. This means that nationals of countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil. According to the Brazilian law, Brazil needs to sign an agreement, on a reciprocal basis, to offer visa waiver to national of another country. Brazil has signed visa exemption agreements with more than 90 countries.

Transport from/to the airport

The Guarulhos International airport is located 25 km from the city center of São Paulo. Several bus, taxi and transfers companies provide airport shuttle. You can check for information at this page, or you can also use Uber and Cabify, they are good options.

What level should I sign up for?

Dancers will be split into four levels according to their skills. Levels are chosen by dancers on the registration and confirmed during the audition on Saturday, before the classes start.

Beginners (without audition)

To those taking the first steps in Lindy Hop. You know 6-count and 8-count basics but still need to practice so that your body and ideas flow better when you’re dancing.

Intermediate (without audition)

Dancers in this level understand 6-count and 8-count steps, are familiar with lots of steps and wish to improve or learn more complex ones.

Intermediate/Advanced (with audition)

It’s expected that these dancers know how to improvise during a dance and they will be able to dance some faster musics.

Advanced (with audition)

If you are one, you know it!

Audition for Intermediate/Advanced - How is it going to work?

Auditions exist so that teachers can get to know the dancers better and are also able to identify the groups needs. Spliting in two levels will create groups with compatible skills and consequently a better class development. The split will be made by the teachers with the help of the Staff, and its criteria will be your dancing skills or elements of it teachers find necessary for dancers to keep up with.

Everyone will dance and change partners once in a while so teachers can observe the level of the class individually.

We trust our teachers criteria for the split, so once it’s done there’ll be no changes.

Important: Audition is mandatory. In case someone does not show up or participates, they will be placed in the level which does not spoil the balance between followers and leaders and the class development.

What should I take to the classes?

What do I need for the Check-in?

In order to check-in for the classes you’ll need your passport or a document with a photograph. This way we’re able to confirm your registration and hand in your welcome kit!

Can I take other people to the parties?

Of course! Parties will be open to non-dancers and tickets will be sold on the dance venues.