Weekend SDUK CitySport


Studio 1 or 3, CitySport
124 Goswell Road
London EC1V 7DP

Closest tube stations: Barbican, Old Street

A beautiful, state of the art dance studio with sprung floor, mirrors & natural light!

Mini Boosters at CitySport

Intensive one-day workshops to boost your dancing with top teachers Simon & Anna! Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jazz Roots, take your pick!

Saturday 7th October Beginners & Fast Beginners Lindy Hop
12.30am Beginners Lindy (2hr) - No experience necessary or partner required.
3.30pm Fast Beginners Lindy (2hr) -
You have done some beginners classes before or have a dance background

Please note advanced bookings for Beginners and Fast Beginners workshops on Saturday 7th October are now closed. Tickets are available on the door.

Sunday 8th October Fast Beginners to Intermediate & Intermediate to Advanced Lindy Hop
11.30am Fast Beginners to Intermediate Lindy (2hr)
2.30pm Intermediate to Advance Lindy (2hr)

Please note advanced bookings for Fast Beginners to Intermediate & Intermediate to Advanced Lindy Hop workshops on Sunday 8th October are now closed. Tickets are available on the door.

Saturday 21st October Chorus Girls Workshop: All I Do is Dream of You
Come and learn this absolutely CLASSIC Chorus Girls routine from 1952 musical Singing in the Rain starring Debbie Reynolds. This fun & cheeky choreography with lots of pizzazz will put a smile on your face - and everybody else's watching!

Taught by Diamond Girls' headgirls Anna & Ilona, you're in for a giggle, a workout and a dance class all-in-one!

What to wear? Low to medium heels are preferred but if you are not used to dance in them bring your flats. Chorus Girls routines are all about showing your legs and being fun and feminine so wear something that shows your legs and makes you feel good (shorts & playsuits are classic)!
12.30-2.30 & 3.30-5.30

Next date to be confirmed - 20s Charleston & Jazz Roots (4hr)
Classic solo steps, improvised movement and a short fun routine (not suitable for absolute beginners)
The workshop will be split into two halves:
Learning classic jazz and 20s Charleston vocabulary. How to move well, learning to be creative and developing your own style.
The second half of the workshop will be a routine using much of the material you've learnt earlier.

The class is aimed at students who have some experience of partnered swing dance or solo jazz and Charleston or other dance experience.
At the end of the workshop you will have learnt many classic jazz steps and feel more comfortable dancing on your own. Plus with the added bonus of new ideas you can incorporate in your partnered dance.

Recommended to wear smooth soled shoes you can spin and turn in.

Next date to be confirmed Balboa
A close embrace swing dance whose heyday was during the 20s - 40s and today is often integrated with Lindy (known as Bal-Swing).
Perfect for very fast & mid-tempo swing music, it uses a full body connection and lots of intricate footwork & subtle variations.
11.30am Beginners Balboa (2hr) - No experience necessary or partner required.

2.30pm Intermediate Balboa (2hr) - Min requirements: Up & Down Basics, Come Around, Throw out, Out & Ins, Paddles
Building on the basics towards cool footwork, musicality & moves that make you go 'wow'!

* Please note most people need at least 10 hrs of beginners before moving to intermediate

2hr workshop: £15 in advance, £20 on the day
4hr workshop: £30 in advance, £35 on the day
So BOOK HERE and save money

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!

Class instructors:
Simon Selmon
dance champ, judge & international teacher with 30 years teaching experience

Anna Lambrechts (Sugarfoot Stompers, Diamond Girls)
See Simon, Anna & the team on ITV's Paul O Grady show