Special events


Lindy Hop Workshops at Queens Theatre


Sunday 1st October

Learn to Lindy Hop, the granddaddy of all swing dances, with Swingdance UK.
4-5pm Children workshop (8-12 years old) £5
5.30-7pm Adults workshop £8
 
Venue:
Queens Theatre
Billet Lane,
Hornchurch,
RM11 1QT

 

Blues Weekend, Sweden


11th & 12th November

with Simon Selmon & Catrine Ljunggren

Full details coming soon!

Simon first started dancing Blues at the Herrang dance camp, Sweden, in the early 90’s and in 1999 went on to win the Blues division of the American Lindy Hop Championships. He has been inspiring students to release their inner dancer ever since.

Blues dance, like Lindy Hop and Swing, originated and evolved out Afro-American rhythms and movement. Simon has taken his inspiration from many different styles of blues, from the early juke joints, rent parties and ballroom blues through to Laminu, ‘dirty dancing’ and even a little tango.

His style of teaching blues is fun and informal. You’ll learn to overcome your inhibitions and connect with both the music and your partner. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced dancer, and whatever your usual style, the skills you will take away from this class will enhance your ability as a dancer.


 

Flying Hop


Next date TBC

A 1940s style day out at the Museum of Army Flying. Visit the museum, learn some moves with SwingDance UK & Andover's Lindy Hoppers, then put on your best 1940s frocks and braces to party in the midst of planes!

What people said about the last Flying Hop

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the flying hop dance last night.  I had a wonderful time and it has really inspired me to further my dancing.  What a great venue and atmosphere and everyone was so friendly." Rebecca Morse, Flying Hop 17th June 2017

"Was a splendid day and evening." Graham Hill, Flying Hop 17th June 2017

Timings

3-5pm: Museum visit
5-6pm: Dinner time
6.30-8pm: Lindy Hop beginners & intermediate classes
8-11pm: Hangar dance!

Don your best 1940s outfit to dance amongst the planes!

Venue

Museum of Army Flying
Middle Wallop
Stockbridge SO20 8DY

Venue accessible by car only, we will be arranging transport from London between those going.

Tickets

Advanced price: £20 adult ticket - £14 student ticket
Or purchase in cash at any SwingDance UK class or event

Chorus Girls workshop: All I Do Is Dream Of You


Date TBC

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!

Learn the full routine in one day with an option to perform on Sunday 13th August at the 100 Club (extra rehearsals for performance to be agreed).

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