Classes - Come and learn to Lindy Hop with us!
We run classes every Thursday evening at Our Lady's Catholic College, Morecambe Rd, Lancaster LA1 2RX. There is no need to book in advance, or start on a particular date, you can just come to any Thursday class! We've recently moved from central Lancaster - check out our blog post for more details about our move!
You don't need to bring a partner as we rotate partners during classes. Just bring yourself, your feet and some comfortable shoes to dance in!!! You don't need to go out and buy dancing shoes, just avoid very grippy shoes like trainers or very high heels - flat, smooth soled shoes which will stay on your feet securely are ideal.
Our Thursday classes are run in two separate rooms in Our Lady's, which we call Al's Place (named after Whitey's Lindy Hopper, Al Minns - here in a clip from the film Hellzapoppin') and Dawn's Den (named after jazz singer, musician, dancer, and songwriter Dawn Hampton, dancing here at over 80 years old). Al's Place is our main room where we host Fundamentals (suitable for complete beginners) and Improver-level Lindy Hop classes. Dawn's Den is our room where we run more advanced classes, group practice sessions, and dance "clinics"/troubleshooting classes; sessions in Dawn's Den are not suitable for complete beginners but are otherwise open to all.
Thursday class times in Al's Place:
- Improvers Lindy Hop: 7.30 - 8.25 pm (suitable for more experienced Lindy Hoppers).
- Fundamentals: 8.30 - 9.15 pm (suitable for complete beginners).
- Social Dancing and General Merriment: 9.15 - 10 pm (open to all).
Dawn's Den is open from 8.30 - 9.15 pm (so more experienced dancers can chose to work on their dancing in Dawn's Den, or stay in Al's Place for Fundamentals). We operate Dawn's Den on a rota:
- Thursday 03 May 2018: Lindy Hop/Swing Dance clinic with Jen and Chris.
- Thursday 10 May 2018: Tranky Doo troubleshooting with Jen.
- Thursday 17 May 2018: Swing Circuits with Chris (this is not circuit training - but a kind of group practice).
- Thursday 24 May 2018: Guided practice in fast/slow Lindy Hop.
We charge £5 per night and you are free to choose your own adventure (Improvers/Dawn's Den or Improvers/Fundamentals) depending on your experience level. For students and any other concessions, a discount of £1 applies (£4). Please bring student ID or have a word with one of the Committee for concessions (low income, unwaged, in receipt of benefits etc). We operate a loyalty card scheme so if it's your first time then please pick up a card and get your first stamp!!
To take part in our Improver classes, we ask that everyone should have taken all our Fundamentals classes, or have a similar level of experience having learned elsewhere. Ask a teacher if you are unsure! We recommend that you continue going to Fundamentals, or work on your dancing in Dawn's Den, even if you have started taking our Improver classes.