Lindy Hop and Charleston in Chester
The original swing dance from the big band era of the 1920s & ’30s is incredibly popular today, and it’s being taught in Chester on Monday and Wednesday nights, with free social dancing after the level 1 Monday classes. The Beginner Level 1 classes are always taught as introductions, so you’re welcome to start anytime. Prices are £6 per class for adults, or £4 for students. The beginner course is 8-weeks, after which you’ll be ready for the level 2 Wednesday classes. No need to bring a partner.
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FREE Social Dancing, Mondays @ 9pm, House-Chester
Come to House-Chester on Mondays at 9pm for FREE Lindy Hop and Charleston social dances. Beginner lessons are at 8pm. If you’re curious as to what Lindy Hop and Charleston looks like, you’re more than welcome to come for a drink and watch and ask us any questions. See the FAQ page for a parking option, and see you on the dance floor!!!
Please note the changes to our regular classes during the easter holidays:
1) On Monday April 21st, our level 1 class takes a break, with social dancing starting an hour early from 8pm til 10:30pm.
2) On Wednesday April 23rd, we’ll be having a Strolls Workshop instead of our regular level 2-4 classes. See below.
Strolls Workshop, Wednesday April 23rd
If you’re interested in learning the Shim Sham or the Jitterbug Stroll, these will be taught on Wednesday April 23rd. Normal level 2-4 classes will resume the following week. The Shim Sham is very popular amoung Lindy Hoppers, and if you’re only going to choose one stroll to learn on this night, you should choose it. It has origins that date back to the 1920s, with the version Lindy Hoppers dance today based on what Frankie Manning taught during the early revival period of the 1980s. The Jitterbug Stroll is another jazz routine that was choreographed in London also during the revival period by Ryan Francois. Both are considered Beginner Strolls, with the Big Apple and the Trankie Doo being more advanced routines. For more info and some videos, please see here.
Free LINDY HOP level 1 classes, Monday May 5th and 12th
There will be two free level 1 classes at the beginning of May, on the 5th and 12th at House-Chester at 8pm, and we’ll be learning the basics of Lindy Hop!!! :-)
Balboa Workshops, Sunday May 18th and Sunday June 15th 2014
We have two Balboa workshops in the works, level 1 and 2, with the level 1 workshop being 3 hours and covering the very basics and progressing you into the Lollys, the Come-Around, and the ThrowOut. The level 2 workshop is 2 hours, and will quickly review the material taught in level 1 and then progress you forward into new moves. Likely there will be level 3 and 4 workshops in August and September 2014, so the level 1 and 2 workshops will be prerequisites. For more details, click here.
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