Lindy Jazz is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and a member of the Federation for Communty Dance.
Here at Lindy Jazz our world revolves around Swing and Jazz music and the dances associated with it such as, Lindy Hop; Balboa; Blues and Charleston. We just couldn’t do without swing music; dancing; community spirit and of course, tea & cake!
Lindy Jazz provides weekly classes in Durham and Newcastle plus private lessons, taster classes, regular workshops and events. DJam, our annual dance festival, is internationally renowned.
Lindy Jazz is home to International teachers, acclaimed DJs specialising in Swing & Jazz music and a team of enthusiastic dancers ready to welcome a friendly face or make an event truly shine!
Our goal is to build a lively social dance scene, with a dedicated team of teachers, helpers and dancers and to encourage people who have not previously tried dancing, to experience the joy of learning to swing dance. Through our passion for swing dance, we aim to increase the health and happiness of our communtiy through dancing and a positive, inclusive atmosphere.
We aim to make it as much fun as possible for everyone, young, old, new and experienced dancers from all backgrounds to enjoy dancing and making friends. Swing dancing is a social dance and it’s easy to make new friends as everyone dances with each other.
“Lindy Jazz is about swing dancing but our focus is about people”
Here at Lindy Jazz we’re passionate about all things ‘swing’, including building a community, and are lucky enough to have an enthusiastic team to help us do this.
Volunteers are at the ‘core’ of our swing dance community, helping to create a sense of belonging and making Lindy Jazz a welcoming place. Our volunteers are involved in all aspects of Lindy Jazz, from admin, event planning and management, to DJ’ing… some of them even train to teach!