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
Tuesdays - weekly - ongoing - 19:30-20:30 at Gosforth Parish Hall, South Gosforth, NE3 1YT
Wednesdays - 6-week courses - 19:30-20:15 at St Aidan's Church Hall, Framwellagte Moor, Durham DH1 5BL. Courses run from 18 September -23 October, then 6 November to 11 December.
TUESDAYS - Your First Visit to Lindy Jazz Club on Tuesdays is FREE! This will allow you to check out the class, see how you feel & ask questions so you can choose the right membership for you!
Class will be closed on Tuesday 16 July as we are performing at the Gala Theatre as part of Durham Brass Festival.
The Wednesday classes are part of a 6 week course. These Wednesday classes run on a different format from our Tuesday classes.
The Wednesday courses are £36 pp includes 45 minute class, free hot drinks and access to our online Beginners' Swing Dance!
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.
You can start our courses at any point. Joining part-way through is not a problem. The best thing to do is to get started. Come along to your first class to find out more; check us out, try a class and see if you like it. Your first visit is FREE!
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