Weekly Classes

When & Where

Lindy Jazz Club - Tuesdays 19:30 Gosforth Parish Hall, South Gosforth, NE3 1YT, suitable for beginners

Swing Dance Lessons - Wednesdays 19:00 St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook DL15 9DN, suitable for beginners

Swing Fit Classes
Mondays 11:15, Fridays 10:00 St Aidan's Church Hall, Front Street, Framwellgate Moor, Durham DH1 5BL - £5 
Thursdays 13:00 Bullion Hall, Chester-Le-Street DH2 2DW - £4 

Swing Fit is a dance fitness class for the young at heart


How Much

Your first visit to Lindy Jazz Club on Tuesdays is FREE!  
Check out the class, see how you feel and ask questions so you can choose the right membership for you!
Swing Dance lessons on Wednesdays - £5 per class or £40 for 10. This class is supported by 'Jack Drum Arts'.

Book Your Class

With over 10 years’ experience in teaching swing dance to adults in Durham & Newcastle, your friendly Lindy Jazz teachers, Joo-Lee, Andy & Gillian help absolute beginners take their first steps to dancing with confidence and advanced dancers swing out with style.

Book your first FREE class here and check out the different ways to become a Lindy Jazz member. We look forward to sharing the joy and fun of dancing with you.

Choose a date & book your class here.

What can I expect at Lindy Jazz Club?

Every Lindy Jazz Club starts with a beginners’ lesson at 19:30. Arrive at the venue about 19:15 to register and say 'hello'. There's another lesson at 20:45 and then you can practise from 22:00-22:30. With music from our swing DJs right through, you can stay for one class, join for two or all dance all evening!

What if I can't attend every week?

You don’t need to attend Lindy Jazz on consecutive weeks. Just turn up when you like. You’re welcome to join usany week aswe have new beginners starting all the time.

What People Say

Having danced for a year now, I find that Lindy Jazz beginner lessons are still useful due to their emphasis on technique, which can always be improved by dancers of any level. Lindy Jazz is unique in its beginner lesson content, which inspires people to be creative.  Rather than giving a set routine of moves, they teach a strong foundation of moves and encourage people to use them in any order, and to go further by coming up with their own variations. This ensures that all dances are kept fun and interesting for both leads and follows.

I would undoubtedly recommend a private lesson with Joo-Lee due to her in-depth focus on fundamental technique, which underpins everything about lindy hop. The advice I was given has long since stuck with me and I have seen a marked improvement in my dancing abilities since.

Michael Wall

Many many thanks to you and Andy for running such a superb day and night of events!  I know that those participating really enjoyed themselves and I have had a lot of good comments about the Friday night.   I appreciated all your efficient management of everything and hope that we can work together again.

Louise Butler Exfactor Limited

Woodhorn booked Lindy-Jazz to perform on August Bank Holiday Monday as our major exhibition at the time was about Northumberland during WWII. The period music and dancing displays brought the exhibition theme and the museum site to life in a fun, friendly and accessible way. Lindy-Jazz were very professional to work with, and I would recommend them wholeheartedly. We were particularly impressed with how the group engaged with our visitors, spending time chatting with them about the music and dancing alongside their impressive performances.

Liz Ritson Exhibitions and Events Officer, Woodhorn QEII Country Park

I would like to thank you and Andy for your wonderful presentation of the Lindy Hop Blues dance at our Equality Awards on Friday. The dance, which was beautifully executed, lent atmosphere to the occasion and was extremely well received.  I would certainly be more than pleased to recommend you for any such event, thank you again. 

Liz Reay Chief Executive, Equality North East

Joo-Lee has in depth knowledge of dance with fantastic people skills. However you are feeling at the beginning of a session you always feel happier at the end with a sense of achievement.
I would recommend Joo-Lee as an excellent team builder getting people to interact and working together towards a common goal.

Wayne Monk Partner, Gelders Bakery, Sunderland

“You can pick up advice and pointers a lot more quickly in a private lesson”

Everyone has their own rate of learning and people pick up things in different ways/methods. Joo-Lee has a way of making the student relax and feel at ease… even me, who sometimes feels a bit awkward!

The detail you can go down to in a private lesson is far more than in a class full of students. When trying to focus on one particular area you find other things that may need looking at more closely.

It's not just dance practice but also the explanations behind it that I found interesting, I can't think of one thing that wasn't helpful about the advice that was given. 

I would recommend Joo-Lee to anyone. Her passion and real care for her student is always evident - she cares about the needs of the student. 

Graeme Flatman Lindy Jazz member

Just a note to say thanks to you and your dancers for Friday night - all the feedback tells me it was rockin' in there!

Lisa Vickers Events and Communications Manager, Women Into the Network (WIN)

I was skeptical of dancing lessons and didn’t know what to expect as there are so many different types however to be honest my first taster to Lindy hop at Procter & Gamble Sports & Social Club was great! It’s fun, energetic and I couldn’t stop smiling even when trying to remember some of my moves. The instructors were fantastic and this was obvious with the enthusiasm of the followers & leaders participating.
It was a nice end to the working day and I am already looking forward to next week’s lessons

Stuart Peacock Hewlett-Packard

“It gave me time to develop an alternative understanding of lindy away from step patterns and moves”

Having a private lesson meant I had a consistent partner and therefore the opportunity to try different approaches to the same move. We were able to discuss what worked better, worse, or just differently.

Appreciating common "ideas" like triple step, pulse, stretch, kick down, and beginning to feel comfortable with them helped by allowing me to focus on other ideas, whilst maintaining communication with my partner.

I now have a better understanding that communication between dance partners improves with a good connection. Non-visual communication adds to the dance and is something that watching a demonstration can’t teach; I don’t get it until I feel it.

It’s fun to dance with the teacher; they love dancing too. 

If you know what you want but are looking for a way to get there; Or if you do not know what you want but know you want to learn, I would recommend a private lesson with Joo-Lee.

Dave Anon Lindy Jazz member

I thought your interactive dance session was fabulous. It was new, innovative, enjoyable, broke down barriers very quickly and got people talking. However, my initial thoughts were very negative, it was not something that I wanted to get involved in and I could not see any value in “dancing”. Oh, how quickly I changed my mind! I believe that this is something that you should be promoting.

Bryan Burke BKB-Consultancy

As always, Lindy Jazz are always a pleasure to work with. It's always impressive to see how organised the operation is - a well oiled machine. It was especially good seeing how the tempo of the evening was kept at a great pace, the atmosphere was held throughout and the hosting skills were impeccable - genuinely impressive stuff.

Carlo Viglianisi Director, Emptyshop & Brass Festival Fringe