Weekly Classes

Our new courses starting 2 November will focus on Social Dance Skills. These 6-week courses will give you the confidence to enjoy social dance events even more. 

There are a number of activities that happen at swing dance events that are a lot of fun. You may feel comfortable with some of the activities such as dancing with people you know. You may feel excited or too scared to jump into a jam when it happens.

By building your skils, you will have more choice about which activities you can take part in.

The activities that we will be focusing on for this course will include the skills and confidence to:

·     Dance solo, as partners and in a group

·     Take part in birthday jams and jam circles

·     Improvise to different music tracks

6-week courses from 2 November 19:30-21:00

  • Tuesday classes will be on Zoom
  • Wednesday classes will be at St Aidan's Church Hall DH1 5BL 

Do you want to be confident with all of this and more?

Get yourself back into the swing of things for the social dancing come back with our next course which starts 2 November. Click here to book your spot.

Here’s What You Get:

·      19:30 -20:15 Social dance skills for all levels

·    20:15-21:00 Practise a performance routine

Who is this course suitable for?

·      If you want to enjoy social dancing and build the confidence to dance with anyone to any music then join us from 19:30 -20:15 for the Social dance skills session

·      If you have some experience of the Jitterbug Stroll, Tranky Doo, Big Apple or Mama Stew but your memory of some of the moves or some of the sections is a bit inconsistent, then join us from 20:15-21:00 Practise a performance routine

Got a Question?

Do email info@lindy-jazz.co.uk if you have any questions. Here are some questions and answers which we hope you find helpful.

Qs 1 - Are your lessons going to be face to face?

Ans - The Wednesday classes are face to face at St Aidan's Church Hall, Durham DH1 5BL

Qs 2 - Do I have to bring a partner, or can I come as a solo dancer?

Ans - You can come on your own, come with friends or bring a partner

Qs 3 - Can you drop into classes or do you have to block book them?

Ans - The classes are designed to make a real difference to your skills and confidence in social dancing. Therefore, attending the classes as part of a progressive course will help you to enjoy the experience more.

Qs 4 - What happens if you miss a week?

Ans - The course gives you much more than an hour's class. In addition to step-by-step tuition each week, you will get access to videos of the lesson material so that you can practise in between the classes as well as catch up with any lessons you may miss. All course members will also be added to a Messenger group so that you can ask questions or get help with the moves you're practising. You can choose to get as much or as little as you want from this course.

Qs 5 - How many courses are being offered?

Ans - Two courses. Tuesday classes will be on Zoom

Wednesday classes will be at St Aidan's Church Hall DH1 5BL

Click here to book your spot in our adult dance classes.

What People Say

“It gave me time to develop an alternative understanding of lindy away from step patterns and moves”

Having a private lesson meant I had a consistent partner and therefore the opportunity to try different approaches to the same move. We were able to discuss what worked better, worse, or just differently.

Appreciating common "ideas" like triple step, pulse, stretch, kick down, and beginning to feel comfortable with them helped by allowing me to focus on other ideas, whilst maintaining communication with my partner.

I now have a better understanding that communication between dance partners improves with a good connection. Non-visual communication adds to the dance and is something that watching a demonstration can’t teach; I don’t get it until I feel it.

It’s fun to dance with the teacher; they love dancing too. 

If you know what you want but are looking for a way to get there; Or if you do not know what you want but know you want to learn, I would recommend a private lesson with Joo-Lee.

Dave AnonLindy Jazz member

I would like to thank you and Andy for your wonderful presentation of the Lindy Hop Blues dance at our Equality Awards on Friday. The dance, which was beautifully executed, lent atmosphere to the occasion and was extremely well received.  I would certainly be more than pleased to recommend you for any such event, thank you again. 

Liz ReayChief Executive, Equality North East

Having danced for a year now, I find that Lindy Jazz beginner lessons are still useful due to their emphasis on technique, which can always be improved by dancers of any level. Lindy Jazz is unique in its beginner lesson content, which inspires people to be creative.  Rather than giving a set routine of moves, they teach a strong foundation of moves and encourage people to use them in any order, and to go further by coming up with their own variations. This ensures that all dances are kept fun and interesting for both leads and follows.

I would undoubtedly recommend a private lesson with Joo-Lee due to her in-depth focus on fundamental technique, which underpins everything about lindy hop. The advice I was given has long since stuck with me and I have seen a marked improvement in my dancing abilities since.

Michael Wall

Many many thanks to you and Andy for running such a superb day and night of events!  I know that those participating really enjoyed themselves and I have had a lot of good comments about the Friday night.   I appreciated all your efficient management of everything and hope that we can work together again.

Louise ButlerExfactor Limited

As always, Lindy Jazz are always a pleasure to work with. It's always impressive to see how organised the operation is - a well oiled machine. It was especially good seeing how the tempo of the evening was kept at a great pace, the atmosphere was held throughout and the hosting skills were impeccable - genuinely impressive stuff.

Carlo ViglianisiDirector, Emptyshop & Brass Festival Fringe

Woodhorn booked Lindy-Jazz to perform on August Bank Holiday Monday as our major exhibition at the time was about Northumberland during WWII. The period music and dancing displays brought the exhibition theme and the museum site to life in a fun, friendly and accessible way. Lindy-Jazz were very professional to work with, and I would recommend them wholeheartedly. We were particularly impressed with how the group engaged with our visitors, spending time chatting with them about the music and dancing alongside their impressive performances.

Liz RitsonExhibitions and Events Officer, Woodhorn QEII Country Park

Just a note to say thanks to you and your dancers for Friday night - all the feedback tells me it was rockin' in there!

Lisa VickersEvents and Communications Manager, Women Into the Network (WIN)