Day Hopper - Learn Lindy Hop in a Day! at St Columba Church Hall

Sat 13 Nov 2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT

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Always fancied trying Lindy Hop, but never had the time to go to any weekly classes? Really want to get stuck in and get a good sense of what swing dancing is all about? Sign up to our popular DayHopper!

Event: Day workshop to learn the technique and different steps of Lindy Hop to get a good sense of what the dance is about.

Level: This day workshop is ideal for people who have never danced before or have never danced swing dancing before, butis also suitable for Level 1 students who feel like they want to progress faster.

Why attend: Our teachers will take you on an exciting journey learning different aspects of lindy hop. This is the perfect opportunity to try out authentic swing dance in an exciting workshop, which is a good mix of fun, accessible teaching and some opportunity to challenge yourself.

When: Saturday 13 November 2021

Time: 2-5pm

Venue: St Columba hall in Moseley, Alcester Road B13 8DD
The Swing Era is based in Moseley. We will run our Dayhopper classes and Level 1 and 2 courses in the heart of Moseley Village in the beautiful St Columba Church Hall in the heart of this bohemian neighbourhood, with plenty of coffee shops, lunchrooms and cafes nearby.

Important information
Ticket Type: courses, tickets sold per balanced Lead/Follow couple (non gender specific)
COVID measures: please provide proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow test (max 24h old). You are welcome to dance with your fixed partner or discuss rotating with others at the start of the course.
Cancellation: in event of cancellation of the workshop due to government COVID rules, you can get a full refund, take the workshop at a later date or we will put in place alternative provisions for who wants (online workshop).

Couple tickets: £40
Gift vouchers are also available.

What to bring ideas: 
Dance shoes or flat shoes for wooden floor, water, snacks, comfortable clothes, change of clothes, deodorant, towel

Includes: Welcome with coffee and tea. A chance to unwind and meet your teachers and the other students of the day. Three lindy hop classes. End the day with a short practice session and social dance with vintage 1930s 1940s music.

What is Swing dancing and jazz?
All swing dance styles are jazz dances and ‘swing’ referred to the style of Jazz music called Swing music. At The Swing Era we mainly dance Lindy Hop, which is one of the four swing dances (Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and Charleston).

History of The Lindy Hop
Lindy Hop originates from Harlem, New York City. It was danced first in the famous Savoy Ballroom by African American dancers in 1928, and was danced throughout the 1930s and 1940s. It is said the name Lindy Hop was inspired by aviator Charles Lindbergh who ‘hopped’ the Atlantic ocean in 1927. Lindy Hop evolved from different dances, including jazz, tap, breakaway and 1920s Charleston. It used elements from African American dances and European partnered dance. The dance has different positions (open and closed) and steps.