Joo-Lee discovered the Charleston in 1993 with the Jiving Lindy Hoppers and is now the most prolific swing dance teacher in the northeast. Combining her passion for music, dance and health & wellbeing, she created SwingFit to offer an alternative to exercise with pop, house or gym music.
SwingFit is a fusion of vintage jazz dance and exercise for ‘Absolute Beginners’ and ‘Dancing Queens’. Strut your stuff to lively swing music from the 1920s-50s and dance yourself fit! Each class combines dance-based cardio exercises with stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles.
You do not need a dance background or high level of fitness to try SwingFit. It doesn't matter if you’re 25, 55 or 85, you will soon move with ease as you adapt the pace to suit your own level. You’re guaranteed to have fun, learning classic jazz moves from dances such as the Charleston, Black Bottom and Shim Sham.
Joo-Lee believes that exercise can be effortless if the music ‘makes you want to dance’ and you’re having fun! She always creates hugely entertaining & engaging classes and everyone leaves with a huge smile.
Come along with a bottle of water, comfortable shoes & clothing. You will find it easier to dance in smooth-soled shoes than shoes that grip you to the floor. SwingFit will transform the way you see yourself. Give it a try & you’ll soon get into the swing of things!
Bullion Hall, Chester-le-Street, DH2 2DW
A lovely community centre with a cafe, free parking and excellent wood floor for dancing. Very close to the Chester-le-Street train station and bus station.