Class run by Swing Thing
Thursday 01 June 2023
Learn To Lindy Hop with Swing Thing!
Dance Styles: 1940s Jive, Charleston, Lindy Hop
Price: £7:00 for standard lessons, prices might vary on band night or specialist workshops
Time: Door Open at 7:45pm and classes start at 8:00pm
Ticket Options: Pay on door
Lindy Hop is a dance invented in Harlem, New York in the 1930’s. It was considered outrageous in its day, breaking the traditions of ballroom and actually allowing the partners to dance sometimes without holding on to each other! Lindy Hop is danced with attitude but most of all with a great big smile.
It could be described as the link between Charleston and Rock & Roll as it retains some elements of Charleston in eight count footwork as well as 6 count jive or rock and roll footwork. Lindy Hop is also sometimes known as Jitterbug.
At Swing Thing we teach complete beginners and intermediates. You’ll learn partnered and solo dances (known as strolls and shim-shams). Our main aim is to teach you social dancing. If you’ve ever been to a burlesque club or a jazz club and wondered what the cool cats were dancing - chances are they were dancing Lindy Hop.
Lindy Hop is traditionally danced to the music of the big bands of the 1940’s such as Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman but is perfectly adaptable for more modern sounds such as Basement Jaxx and Caro Emerald.
Vist our website for up and coming events and specialist workshps taught by some of the best dancers in the country and live bands www.swing-thing.co.uk