Juan & Sharon London Weekend

11 & 12 May 2024

Juan Villafañe and Sharon Davis are re-uniting to teach in London this Spring, on the weekend of Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May 2024. 

The workshops are all aimed at Intermediate/Advanced level Lindy Hoppers.

There are four sessions in total, and different material will be taught in each session. You can join for one session, two, three or all four sessions. Get a discount if you sign up for all four. 

The Saturday and Sunday workshops are all being held at Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, Deptford, London SE8 4RJ.


Registration is now closed. Thank you to every one who has registered and we will see you on 11th & 12th May! 

Email info@ jazzmad.co.uk if you have any questions.


Weekend Schedule

Workshops Saturday 11th May 2024 

11.00am – 11.15am Check-in 

11.15am – 1.45pm Session 1 at Deptford Lounge

1.45pm – 2.15pm Lunch break & check-in for session 2

2.15pm – 4.45pm Session 2 at Deptford Lounge

Saturday Social

7.00pm – 10.30pm Dalston Jump at New Unity Hall

On Saturday night after class we’ll be headed to social dance with our friends at Dalston Jump, featuring live band Elise Roth & her Harvard Squares and a demo by Juan & Sharon. Dalston Jump is held at New Unity Hall, 277a Upper Street, London N1 2TZ (just a few minutes walk from Highbury & Islington tube station).  Dalston Jump have kindly offered discounted tickets to all our Juan & Sharon Weekend attendees, if you book with them before midnight 20th April (as long as there are tickets available). The link to buy your discounted Dalston Jump ticket will be included in your Juan & Sharon Weekend booking confirmation email.

Deptford Lounge

Workshops Sunday 12th May 2024

10.00am – 10.15am Check-in 

10.15am – 12.45pm Session 3 at Deptford Lounge

12.45pm – 1.15pm Lunch break & check-in for session 4

1.15pm – 3.45pm Session 4 at Deptford Lounge



Single session: £50 per person

Book all four sessions: £180 per person


Help us keep a good lead/follow balance by booking as a couple (one leader, one follower) and get a discount as a thank you!

Book one session as a couple: £40 per person

Book all four sessions as a couple: £150 per person


What is the


All the workshops are pitched at an Intermediate/Advanced level. Class levels are subjective and hard to describe, but here’s some ideas that might mean this is the right workshop for you:

  • You have probably been dancing for a number of years and probably taken part in other workshops.
  • You are a confident social dancer and happy Swinging Out to a variety of tempos up to at least 180bpm.
  • You know all your 6-count, 8-count and Lindy Charleston fundamentals, and have an expanding repertoire beyond these.
  • Your Swing Outs and Lindy Circles are comfortable and you already know a number of different footwork variations and styles (including swivels for followers).
  • You probably also have some experience with solo jazz and you know your Shim Sham.
  • Here are some examples of classic moves that you hopefully already know: Swing Out, Lindy Circle, Tuck Turn, Pass By, Send Out, Promenade, Promenot, Side-by-Side Charleston, Skip Ups, Frankie Sixes, Texas Tommy, Pop Turns, Tandem Charleston, Points, Barrel Rolls, Cuddle/Basket, Hand-to-Hand Charleston, Jig Walks, Sailor Kicks, Sugar Pushes, Minnie Dip, Switches, Quick Stop.
  • We hope you are looking to challenge yourself with advanced connection, challenging moves, sweet rhythms, musicality and style.
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