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 19:30-20:30 at Gosforth Parish Hall, South Gosforth, NE3 1YT.  Please scroll down for course dates.

Wednesdays 19:30-20:15 at St Aidan's Church Hall, Framwellgate Moor, Durham DH1 5BL. Please scroll down for course dates.

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.

Book Tuesday Course

FromToCourse DetailsLength
25th Feb 202031st Mar 2020Hand-to-Hand Charleston with Double Kicks (fully booked)6 weeks
  Break2 weeks
21st Apr 202026th May 2020Lindy Hop & Charleston mix (book here)6 weeks
  No Break 
2nd June 20207th July 20201920s & 1930s Charleston6 weeks
14th July 202018th Aug 2020Passby with variations6 weeks
  Break2 weeks
8th Sep 202013th Oct 2020Passby 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.

Book Wednesday Course

FromToCourse DetailsLength
26th Feb 20201st Apr 2020Lindy Hop & Charleston mix (fully booked)6 weeks
  Break2 weeks
22nd Apr 202020th May 20201920s & 1930s Charleston (book here)6 weeks
  No Break 
3rd Jun 20208th Jul 2020Passby with variations6 weeks
15th Jul 202019th Aug 2020Passby into Swing Out ‘from Open’6 weeks
  Break2 weeks
9th Sept 202014th Oct 2020Swing Out ‘from Open’ with advance variations6 weeks
  Break1 week
28th Oct 20204 Nov 2020Hand-to-Hand Charleston with Single Kicks6 weeks
11th Nov 202016th Dec 2020(TBA)6 weeks

How Much

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