Sundays at SDUK


When?

Sundays

Where?

CitySport (Studio 1)
124 Goswell Road
London
EC1V 7DP

Tubes: Barbican, Old Street

Welcome to our beautiful state of the art dance studio with sprung floor - your knees will love it! And mirrors - great for learning.

Cost

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SDUK CitySport Classes

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

Dance instruction with top teachers Simon Selmon (Founder of SwingdanceUK - 1986) & Anna Lambrechts (Diamond Girls)!

Upcoming Workshops

Learn to swing dance in a day! Sunday 3rd March 

Swing & Charleston Taster Day 

4 week courses: Sunday 17th March - 7th April 2019

Beginners Lindy Hop - no experience of partner required Improvers Lindy Hop for "Beyond Beginners Intermediate Lindy Hop for Intermediate Lindy Hoppers Fast Beginners Balboa 30s Swing dance from the West Coast of America    

Lovingly designed workshops to boost your dancing

Swing Dance UK

Swing & Charleston Taster Day

Learn to swing dance in a day!

Sunday 3rd March 2019

11.30-1.30pm & 2.30-4.30pm 

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.

Cost: Advanced £35 (inc fees) / £40 on the door subject to availability


Learn to Swing Dance in a Day! Sun 3 March 2019
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Booster Workshops on Sundays in March 2019
Sunday 17th March 2019

Three lovingly designed 4 week mini swing dance courses to boost your dancing with Simon Selmon (Founder of SwingdanceUK 1986) & Anna Lambrechts (Diamond Girls)

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.

What is Lindy Hop? - Click here

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.

Sunday Schedule:

11.30am Beginners Lindy Hop
12.30pm Improvers Lindy Hop
1.30pm BREAK
2.30pm Improvers/Intermediate Balboa

Beginners Lindy Hop – Series 2 focusing on Lindy Charleston basics

You're going to love swing dancing!

Sunday 17th March - 7th April 2019

11.30am Beginners Lindy Hop - 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 - all 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 by email 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.

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!

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

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4-WEEK BEGINNERS COURSE #2
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Improvers Lindy Hop

Sunday 17th March - 9th April 2019

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!

12.30pm Improvers Lindy Hop - This 4 week 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!

Plus course attendees will receive a weekly handout and video recap by email 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.

What will I learn? Over 4 weeks 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

Who is this course for?

  • Students who have attended a minimum of one of our 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

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)

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 to intermediates.

Please note, this course will only run with a minimum of 10 people

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4-WEEK IMPROVERS COURSE #2
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Fast Beginners Balboa

4 week Fast-Beginners Balboa Course - From beginner to confidently dancing the basics

2.30pm Fast-Beginners Balboa - This course is desinged by Simon Selmon, who is one of the longest running dedicated professional Swing dance teachers in the world and his wife Anna Lambrechts. This series will focus on a mixture of classic pure Bal footwork and Bal-Swing. At the end of this course you will be able to lead or follow the basic Balboa patterns and either dance a whole song of Bal or understand how to incorporate it into other styles of Swing dance.

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

What will I learn?
To dance to fast music: specially designed footwork drills to help you step it up.
Old school technique passed on from original Balboa dancers that just work.
To think on your feet once you don't have to think about your feet.
Styling that comes out of strong technique
Advanced level understanding of compression, tension & tone
Lead or follow with any partner
Develop your style and how to have awesome, mind blowing dances!

Who is this course for?
Improver and intermediate Bal dancers who are confident with both Up and Down basic, Come Around, Transition/Crossover , Lollie Kicks, multiple Underarm Turns
Those who want the confidence to get out on the dance floor when a fast song comes on and be right in that groove.
Gain more confident basics and a better understanding of those basics.
A strong basic will be your foundation to move your dancing up to the next level

Cost: Pre-booking only. £40 for 4 weeks, £70 per lead/follow couple. Limited numbers. (includes a special weekly handout and video recap)

Please note, this course will only run with a minimum of 10 people

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4-week Balboa Fast beginners course
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Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop

Are you ready to get serious about your dancing?

3.30pm Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop - This 4 week course will be a small laser focused group workshop on different aspects of the Lindy. Designed by Simon Selmon, who is one of the longest running full time professional Lindy Hop teachers in the world and his wife Anna Lambrechts. This series will focus on foundations 2.0 - working on creating high level basics for experienced dancers and technique for Fast-Lindy, slowly but surely developing the technique required to dance Lindy at higher tempos without killing yourself. This course will be about basics, basics, basics - that will make you a better dancer or even if you never plan to teach will give the the technique and understanding you would need to be a teacher.
At the end of this course you be a more confident dancer, with technique that will allow you to lead or follow anyone at any tempo.
Plus course attendees will receive a weekly video recap by email so no problem is you have to miss a week. You will also have access to a private students facebook group to ask questions and exchange with your fellow students.

What will I learn?
• A foundation with which your dancing can grow & grow
• Old school techniques passed on from the first & second generation of Lindy Hoppers that just work.
• The ability to think on your feet once you don't have to think about technique as much because it has become part of how you move.
• Styling that comes out of strong technique
• Advanced level understanding of compression, tension & tone
• Greater connection with any partner
• How to have awesome, mind blowing dances!

Who is this course for?
• Intermediate and advance students who currently attend intermediate classes or higher
• Those who want the confidence to get out on the dance floor when a fast song comes on and be right in that groove.
• Gain more confident basics and a better understanding of those basics.
• A strong basic will be your foundation to move your dancing up to the next level

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)

Please note, this course will only run with a minimum of 10 people

Book Now!


4-WEEK INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED COURSE #2
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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!