Swing Dance Improvers

Our Improvers classes are for swing dancers who have completed a Beginners course and are looking to practice their fundamentals and get more confident about social dancing. You should already have learned your Swing Outs and Lindy Circles, some 6-Count Lindy Hop and your Lindy Charleston basics. Our Improvers classes will recap and polish everything you learned in your Beginners course, plus teach you a few more classic and fundamental steps. We cycle through our Improvers topics over 12 weeks:

Week 1: Perfecting Your 6-Count Basics
Week 2: Handshake Hold Moves in 6-Counts
Week 3: 6-Count with Kicks for Dancing Fast
Week 4: Sugar Pushes & Swivels for 6-count
Week 5: Perfecting 8-Count Basics
Week 6: Style for Swingouts & Circles (8-count)
Week 7: Turns & Spins in 6- and 8-Counts
Week 8: Perfecting Your Lindy Charleston Basics
Week 9: Hand-to-Hand Lindy Charleston
Week 10: Tandem Charleston Basics
Week 11: Jigwalks & Hacksaw Basics
Week 12: Mixing Basics & Social Dance Advice

When & Where

We offer two options for taking Improvers classes with us:

1. Improvers 12-Week Course, Wednesdays in Camden
This course is for more focused learning, and will suit people who have finished our Swing Dance Beginners course. In this 12-week course you will learn both roles – leading and following. Classes in the course are extra long: 90 minutes for more in-depth learning and extra practice time, with small class sizes for plenty of individual attention from the teacher. The 12-week course costs £180 and can be booked online:

Click here for more info about the 12-Week Improvers Course

2. Improvers Drop-In Classes, Wednesdays in Marble Arch
If you would prefer a traditional swing dance class or just want more flexibility, we offer a drop-in Improvers class at The Wednesday Club. These are taught by Sharon Davis & Josh Harvey-Gomez. You can drop-in to this class any week: no pre-booking is needed and you can just pay cash at the door. These are traditional Lindy Hop classes in that you must choose just one role (leader or follower). The material covered is the same as the course, but the drop-in classes are only 1 hour long. We cycle through our Improvers topics over 12 weeks, but you can drop-in and take them in any order. These classes are £15 each, or buy a Loyalty Card for great savings: 12 classes for only £100!

Click here for more info about The Wednesday Club