What Happens at Lindy Jazz?


Improvers' Course

Want to take your dancing to the next level?

This 5-week course is for Lindy Hop dancers who are keen to improve their technique. To join this course, you need to have a clear understanding of 2-beat rhythms. You need to know how to carry out weight shifts, rock steps and triple steps.

Each week, you will get to focus on a set of concepts or moves. We will on the previous week so that you will have a clear grasp of leading, following and style. By the end of the course, you will have a few more tools in your dancing toolkit.

Join us to learn and practise with a group of lovely, friendly dancers. Let’s have fun and gain more confidence when social dancing.

The current course running 24 April - 22 May is now fully-booked. The next course will run from 5 June - 3 July 

Questions & Answers

  1. Can we pay as we go? a. Places are limited to 16. We anticipate that the course will be fully booked. If there are space places, we will post this on Facebook. b. If there are space places, the drop on fee is £10
  2. Can I get a refund? a. No refunds will be possible.
  3. Can I give my spot to someone else? a. Please ask Joo-Lee if are thinking of giving your spot to someone else. Your request will be considered.

When & Where

Wednesdays 19:30-21:00 at Healthlands Gym, Finchale Road, Durham DH1 5HE

How Much

Course fee: Early Bird £27, Advance £44, Standard £55

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. 

For our beginner classes in Gosforth, you can drop in anytime. For our improver courses in Durham, advance booking is essential.


To help everyone get the most out of the improver course, please ensure you meet the minimum pre-requisites before joining. You will need to be able to carry out weight shifts, rock steps, triple steps, passbys and know the basic shape for a simple Swing Out.