What Happens at Lindy Jazz?

 

Beginners' Classes

Learn how to swing dance from scratch. No dance experience necessary as you will be shown the basics with everything being explained clearly and simply so that you will find it easy to understand and easy to do. This step-by-step class will take you from 'Two Left Feet' to 'Comfortable And Confident' in a short time. Come in casual clothes and wear shoes that are comfortable, preferably with a smooth sole and flat or low heels. 

When & Where

Tuesdays from 7 January 2020, 6-week courses 19:30-20:30 at Gosforth Parish Hall, South Gosforth, NE3 1YT. Courses run from 7 January - 11 February.

Wednesdays - 6-week courses -  19:30-20:15 at St Aidan's Church Hall, Framwellgate Moor, Durham DH1 5BL. Courses run from 6 November to 11 December, then 8 January - 12 February

Beginner Courses in Gosforth

The dance style is Lindy Hop.
Choose a course date that suits you. The course details show you the type of moves we will cover.

From To Course Details Length
7th Jan 2020 11th Feb 2020 Lindy Hop with Single Steps  6 weeks
    Break 1 week
25th Feb 2020 31st Mar 2020 Hand-to-Hand Charleston with Double Kicks (book) 6 weeks
    Break 2 weeks
21st Apr 2020 19th May 2020 Lindy Hop & Charleston mix 5 weeks
    Break 1 week
2nd June 2020 7th July 2020 1920s & 1930s Charleston 6 weeks
       
14th July 2020 18th Aug 2020 Passby with variations 6 weeks
    Break 2 weeks
8th Sep 2020 13th Oct 2020 Passby into Swing Out ‘from Open’ 6 weeks

Beginner Courses in Durham

The dance style is Lindy Hop.
Choose a course date that suits you. The course details show you the type of moves we will cover.

From To Course Details Length
18th Sep 2019 23rd Oct 2019 Hand-to-Hand Charleston with Single Kicks 6 weeks
    Break 1 week
6th Nov 2020 11th Dec 2020 Lindy Hop with Single Steps 6 weeks
    Christmas Break 3 weeks
8th Jan 2020 12th Feb 2020 Hand-to-Hand Charleston with Double Kicks 6 weeks
    Break 1 week
26th Feb 2020 1st Apr 2020 Lindy Hop & Charleston mix (book) 6 weeks
    Break 2 weeks
22nd Apr 2020 20th May 2020 1920s & 1930s Charleston 5 weeks
    Break 1 week
3rd Jun 2020 8th Jul 2020 Passby with variations 6 weeks
15th Jul 2020 19th Aug 2020 Passby into Swing Out ‘from Open’ 6 weeks
    Break 2 weeks
9th Sept 2020 14th Oct 2020 Swing Out ‘from Open’ with advance variations 6 weeks
    Break 1 week
28th Oct 2020 4 Nov 2020 Hand-to-Hand Charleston with Single Kicks 6 weeks
11th Nov 2020 16th Dec 2020 (TBA) 6 weeks

How Much

From 7 January 2020, the 6-week courses are £36 pp includes 45 minute class, free hot drinks and access to our online Beginners' Swing Dance!

For the 6-week course in Gosforth starting 25 February, book here: https://lindyjazz.dancecloud.com/tk/dance/events/25332

For the 6-week course in Durham starting 26 February, book here: https://lindyjazz.dancecloud.com/tk/dance/events/25328

About Lindy Hop

Considered the Grand Daddy of Swing, the Lindy Hop evolved in Harlem dancehalls such as the famous Savoy Ballroom in the late 1920's. Lindy Hop is a partner dance – but because it has its origins in street dance, it’s a lot more informal than ballroom dances like the waltz or the foxtrot. Later called the ‘Jitterbug,’ Lindy Hop exploded in popularity across the U.S. in the 1930-1950’s. Lindy Hop can be a fast or a slow dance and it can be danced to every kind of music from big band tunes to hip hop.

Lindy Hop at Lindy Jazz

Our courses at Lindy Jazz Club include Lindy Hop and Charleston. This will help you to learn the essential vocabulary to dance at all major swing events to a variety of musical speeds and styles. Swing dancers will mix Lindy Hop and Charleston moves interchangeably throughout a song as they dance. To be a proficient swing dancer, you will need a strong foundation of both Lindy Hop and Charleston techniques. 

Your First Lesson

What People Say

"We loved it. Clear straight forward instructions at a beginner pace" Sue

"Really enjoyed my first lesson of the Swing Dance Course. The length of the lesson was just right. I was made to feel at ease by the more experienced  dancers. Tuition as always was very good. Looking forward to the next one." Lorraine