Beginners/Improvers Lindy Hop


Lindy Hop, the Grand Daddy of Swing dance, is a jazzy, energetic dance which was born out of Harlem ballrooms in the late 1920s & 30s. There's no better time than now to learn to dance!

Beginners Lindy Hop

Improvers Lindy Hop

Lindy Booster

Swing & Charleston Taster Day

Beginners Lindy Hop

Next Beginner Courses:

Sunday 8, 15, 22, 29 Sept, 6 & 13 Oct 19 - 6 Week Course

These courses will focus on giving you the best possible start in learning to swing dance. Simon Selmon, who is one of the longest running full time professional Lindy Hop teachers in the world, along with Anna Lambrechts will welcome you to our fun and friendly dance community. He'll share his tried and tested methods designed for complete beginners to teach you solid fundamentals and the foundations needed to progress to the highest level. You're going to have so much fun, meet new people, and by the end of this course you will be able to dance a whole song!

No experience or partner required - singles & couples welcome!

Over the course you will learn:

  • 6 count essentials such as the change places & tuck turn
  • 8 count Swing Outs
  • Musicality
  • Frame
  • Connection with your partner
  • How to build a dance
  • Good social ethics on the dance floor

Who are these courses for?
These courses are designed for people with:
No previous dance experience
The desire to build confidence to go out social dancing
A curiosity to learn to dance for a forthcoming special occasion or party
A dance background but want to learn correct Lindy Hop basics
Some swing dance experience but know they need to work on basics
Existing leaders/followers who want to learn the other role

Are you:
Looking for a new hobby/pastime
A fun way to exercise?
Looking to make new friends?
Wanting to get in shape?

Ready to join a friendly and fun community? If so, these workshops are for you

Where?
CitySport, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP. Tubes: Barbican, Old Street

When?
Sunday 8, 15, 22, 29 Sept, 6 & 13 Oct 2019
11.30am-12.30pm

Limited numbers. Course attendees will receive a weekly video recap so no problem if you have to miss a week. 
Please note, this course will only run with a minimum of 10 people

Cost:
Pre-booking only £60 for 6 weeks, £115 per lead/follow couple.

6-WEEK BEGINNERS COURSE
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More questions?  Check out our FAQs below!

Improvers Lindy Hop

Have you got some Beginner Lindy Hop experience and now you're ready to push your dancing to the next level? These workshops are for you!

Forthcoming Improvers Lindy Hop Workshops:

Sunday 8, 15, 22, 29 September, 6, 13 October 2019 - 6 Week

Starting from the point where you are familiar with many of the classic signature patterns and designed to reinforce those same patterns, increase your vocabulary and ability to begin to improvise whilst simultaneously building on your musicality, frame & connection skills. Designed by Simon Selmon, who is one of the longest running full time professional Lindy Hop teachers in the world. His tried & tested methods will teach you solid fundamentals and the foundations needed to progress to the highest level. At the end of this course you be a more confident dancer, with the ability to choose from multiple variations & options!

What will I learn?

We will review much of our beginners course and learn

  • New vocabulary/patterns
  • To build flow between 6 & 8 count patterns
  • Increase musicality awareness and practise simple exercises.
  • Understand compression, tension & tone within the context of dance
  • Build more connection with your partner
  • The basics of how to improvise
  • Good social ethics on the dance floor

Plus course attendees will receive a video recap by email so no problem if you have to miss a week.

Where?
CitySport, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP. Tubes: Barbican, Old Street

When?
Sunday 8, 15, 22, 29 Sept, 6 & 13 Oct 2019

12.30pm-1.30pm

Limited numbers. (includes a video recap)
Please note, this course will only run with a minimum of 10 people

Cost:
Pre-booking only £60 for 6 weeks, £115 per lead/follow couple.

6-WEEK IMPROVERS COURSE
Date


More questions?  Check out our FAQs below!

Lindy Booster

Fast Beginners Lindy Booster!

Sunday 7th July 2019 11.30am - 4.30pm

Where? CitySport, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP. Tubes: Barbican, Old Street Cost: Early Bird £30 / Advanced £35 Book Now!
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Swing & Charleston Taster Day

Learn to Swing dance in a day!

Sunday 1 September 2019 11.30am-4.30pm (with lunch break at 1.30)

Learn a fun routine of Lindy Hop & 20s Charleston Learn the signature moves of two of the most iconic dances of the Swing era: 1920s Charleston and 1930-40s Lindy Hop and put them into a fun routine! General level class, suitable for absolute beginners with no experience as well as those who have danced before and want to learn a cool routine. Where? CitySport, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP. Tubes: Barbican, Old Street When? Sunday 1st September 2019 Cost: Early bird £30 / Advanced £35 £40 on the door subject to availability Book Now!
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FAQs

Who are your teachers?
Simon Selmon and Anna Lambrechts, the experts in getting you on the dance floor.  We love to dance and we are passionate about sharing the magic that dance can bring into your life. All our courses have been carefully designed by Simon and bring over 30 years of experience learning from many original and modern masters of the dance.

Where are these workshops held?
CitySport, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP. Tubes: Barbican, Old Street

What is Lindy Hop?

What to wear?
When attending classes, the most important thing is to be comfortable and to wear something you can easily move about in - jeans and t-shirt is absolutely fine.
Shoes?
Comfortable every-day shoes are fine when you are just starting out. Make sure you have something which stays securely on your feet (eg. no flip flops!) and which you can spin easily in (very high heels or trainers with sticky soles are not recommended!). After a while, you may want to invest in some dance shoes from the Lindy Hop Shop

Can I drop in?
Sorry these are all progressive courses, designed to be taken as a whole, if you are unable to attend a week you will receive the video review for you to practice on your own and we will help you catch up in the next class

What happens in the unlikely event this course is not for me?
No problem we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If after you attend the first lesson this course is not for you just tell us at the end of the class and we will send you a full refund (including the first week which you can have on us), no quibbles, no fuss. 100% safe.

Have you got some Beginner Lindy Hop experience and now you're ready to push your dancing to the next level?
Our Improver Lindy Hop Workshops are for you!

What People Say

“The Mini Booster workshops coached by Simon and Anna pulled me out of my dancing rut, challenged my abilities and broadened my knowledge. Simon and Anna are warm, kind and fiercely talented dancers and teachers. I can confidently say that I have left every workshop a better dancer with more confidence and always, a big smile, having made new friends.” Charlotte

Treat yourself to a private class.
The fast track to learning! Book a private class in Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa, Blues or Charleston with Simon or Anna.
Pre-Booking only - email mail@swingdanceuk.com for full details & how to book. Limited Availability!