What Happens at Lindy Jazz?
Beginners Classes in Gosforth
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
November - December 2019 - weekly - ongoing - 19:30-20:30 at Gosforth Parish Hall, South Gosforth, NE3 1YT
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
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 7 January, book here: https://lindyjazz.dancecloud.com/tk/dance/events/24246
For the 6-week course in Durham starting 8 January, book here: https://lindyjazz.dancecloud.com/tk/dance/events/25327
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