Thursday’s SDUK Cookham


Beginners & Improvers/Intermediate Lindy Hop Courses

Unfortunately, due to circumstances, this class will now be closed until after the Summer.
However, we are thinking about some special one off workshops until then.
If you are interested please email mail@swingdanceuk.com

Where?

Pinder Hall
2 Lower Rd
Cookham
SL6 9HF

Teachers

Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts

Beginners Lindy Hop

You're going to love swing dancing!

This course will give 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, will welcome you to our friendly and fun 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 to a whole song! No experience or partner required - all welcome!

What will I learn?
You will learn:

6 count essentials such as the change places & tuck turn.
8 count Swing Outs - such as the Lindy Turn, Circle
Musicality
Frame
Connection with your partner
How to build a dance
Good social ethics on the dance floor
Plus course attendees will receive a weekly handout and video recap by email so no problem if you have to miss a week.

Who is this course for?
This program is 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 leading experience who want to learn the followers role & vice versa
Are you:
Looking for a new hobby/pastime or form of exercise?
Looking to make new friends?
Wanting to get in shape?
Ready to join a friendly and fun community?
If so, this course is for you!

Improvers/intermediate Lindy Hop

Have you got some Beginner Lindy Hop experience and now you're ready to push your dancing to the next level? This program is for you!

This course is a follow on from our beginners course. 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?
Continuing where beginners finishes

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 weekly handout and video recap by email so no problem if you have to miss a week.ย 

Who is this course for?
Students who have attended a minimum of one of our 6 beginners week courses

A minimum of 10 of our beginner drop in classes
Other dance background equivalent to the above (please check with us first if you are not sure)
Feel more confident on the social dance floor
Want to move up to the next level
Looking for a strong foundation with which to grow your dancing
Existing leaders or followers who wish to learn the other role
Looking to make new friends

What next?

We offer two improver courses (Series 1 & 2), which are independent and can be taken in any order. Whilst we repeat many of the basics there are new variations on each course. We recommend completing both improvers courses before moving up. Once we have built up enough local dancers in the area we will arrange a follow on course.

FAQs

What is Lindy Hop?

Who are your teachers?

Simon Selmon and Anna Lambrechts, the experts in getting you on the dance floor.ย  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.

Can I drop in?
These are both 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 however if you are unable to attend the whole course we will offer a drop in price.

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.