Beginners Lindy Hop at SDUK CitySport


Lindy Hop, the Grand Daddy of Swing, is a jazzy, energetic dance which was primarily born out of Harlem ballrooms in the late 1920s and 30s. 

There's no better time than now to learn to dance!

Forthcoming Beginners Courses:

Sunday 12, 19 May & 2 June 2019 - 3 Week

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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 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, these workshops are for you!

More questions?  Check out our FAQs below!

Beginners Lindy Hop – Series 2 focusing on Lindy Charleston basics

Sunday 17, 24, 31 March & 7 April 2019 11.30am - Bookings now Closed! Check out our next course here!

This 4 week course is independent from Series 1 and will focus on beginner Lindy Charleston moves 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, 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 the signature Lindy Charleston moves of the Lindy Hop!

No experience or partner required - singles & couples welcome!

What will I learn?

Over 4 weeks you will learn:

  • Lindy Charleston: Back Charleston, Side by Side and Hand to Hand Charleston
  • 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
    Plus course attendees will receive a weekly handout and video recap so no problem if you have to miss a week.  You will also have access to a private facebook group to ask questions and exchange with your fellow students.

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

Cost:
Pre-booking only £40 for 4 weeks, £70 per lead/follow couple. Limited numbers. (includes a special weekly handout and video recap by email and access to a private facebook group)
There is no requirement to have completed our Beginners Series 1, they can be taken in any order.
Please note, this course will only run with a minimum of 10 people

Please note that we have now closed bookings for this course.  Please check out our next course on Sunday 12, 19 May & 2 June 2019 below.

Beginners Lindy Hop

Sunday 12, 19 May & 2 June 2019 11.30am

This 3 week course 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, 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 a whole song!

No experience or partner required - singles & couples welcome!

What will I learn?

Over 3 weeks 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

Plus course attendees will receive a weekly handout and video recap so no problem if you have to miss a week. You will also have access to a private facebook group to ask questions and exchange with your fellow students.

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

Cost:
Pre-booking only £30 for 3 weeks, £55 per lead/follow couple. Limited numbers. (includes a special weekly handout and video recap by email)
There is no requirement to have completed our Beginners Series 1, they can be taken in any order.
Please note, this course will only run with a minimum of 10 people


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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!