Swing Dance Beginners

Starts September 5, 2017 then every Tuesday until November 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm  to  9:30 pm

This class is part of a 12-week course.

Length: 12-week course, 90 minute classes
Dates: Every Tuesday from 5th September to 21st November 2017
Time: 8.00pm-9.30pm
Instructor: Sharon Davis
Cost: £180

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Dance Style: Swing Dance | Lindy Hop | Jitterbug

What is this class about? 
Want to learn to swing dance from scratch? This is the course for you! No experience needed.

Learn the original swing dance from the 1930s and 1940s, called the Lindy Hop! It’s a partner dance that is upbeat, social and a lot of fun! Lindy Hop was born in New York in the late 1920s and became a worldwide dance craze during the swing era. It’s having a huge revival around the world now, and London is one of the best cities in the world to dance it in!  Swing dancing is done to big band swing music, it’s irresistibly toe-tapping!

Sharon Davis is a world champion Lindy Hopper and the director of the European Swing Dance Championships. She has taught Lindy Hop all around the world, from Australia to Sweden, Argentina to Korea, for the past decade. She has created this ultimate 12-week beginners course to give you the best possible introduction to the dance.

Over 12 weeks you will learn the most important footwork patterns and classic dance moves of the Lindy Hop. Unique to this course, you will learn both roles of the dance – how to be the leader and the follower! When you progress on to higher level classes later, you will probably choose to specialise in just one role, but having a grounding in both will make you the best possible dancer (and it means you can dance with everyone at a party!). In this course you will also learn about the history of swing dancing and the wonderful swing & jazz music it is danced to.

Sharon is a passionate teacher and her enthusiasm is infectious. You are guaranteed to leave this course addicted to swing! Sharon’s teaching style is friendly and fun. She will give you lots of bonus resources throughout the course, including practice videos from each class, music playlists to practice to, handouts with information, and emails with links to inspire you!

You don’t need to bring a partner to this course. You will rotate partners in class, dancing with both men and women – a great way to make friends!

This course is for absolute beginners, no experience needed.

Can I drop-in to this course?
No, this is a progressive 12-week course. You must sign up for the whole program.

Can I come to the first class to decide if I want to take the whole course?
Yes! If you’re not sure this course is right for you, just come along to the Week 1 class for free, no obligation. You can enjoy the first class and meet your teacher Sharon, then decide if you want to continue.

Can I pay in instalments? 
Yes, if you are unable to pay the course fee in full now, then email info@jazzmad.co.uk to arrange an alternative payment plan.

What if I have to miss one of the classes?
Don’t worry! If you miss a class, you will still get the practice videos from that week, which you can use to catchup. Sharon will also help you catchup in the next class if you need help.

What should I wear/bring?
Wear comfortable clothes that allow for unrestricted movement. Jeans and a t-shirt (or similar) is perfect. Swing dancers usually wear flat closed shoes like Oxfords or plimsolls. Advice on swing shoes will be given in the first class. Bring a bottle of water.

When I’ve finished, what class can I do next?
After this course you can move on to our Swing Dance Improvers classes. Or if you want to take this course a second time, we’ll give you a £50 discount!