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Welcome to Swing Dancing in nottingham - Nottingham Swing Dance Society

If you're looking for Lindy Hop Swing Dance Classes in the Nottingham area and a great social dance night, congratulations you found us. If you arrived here by accident, then check out the movie clips section to see what the buzz is all about...

We meet every Tuesday at the Festival Inn, Trowell, Nottingham NG9 3PX from 8pm - 11pm for 2 Hours of Swing Dance Classes and 75 mins of Social Dancing for just 5pp. First Tuesday each month, we have a special Social Dance Night that has just one class from 8-9pm and 2Hrs dancing until 11pm for just 3pp.

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What Do I Need To Bring? Beginners are always welcome (no partner required) just bring flat shoes and both left feet and we'll soon have you 'Swinging Away' just like in the movies.

What Does It Cost? Classes have stayed at the same low price since we started way-back in 2000. Just 5 per person for 2 Classes (from 8pm) + Social Dancing (until 11pm). Regular attendees get access to the most experienced teachers in the area plus opportunities to join in performances and cut-price workshops.

We are in easy reach of Nottingham Town Centre, Derby, Leicester and Mansfield and are located within a couple of miles of the M1 J25.

Where & When

Every Tuesday from 8pm at the Festival Inn, Ilkeston Rd, Trowell, Nottingham NG9 3PX

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click here for bus times (Trent Barton 21/Broadmarsh/QMC/Beeston/Trowell)

for more information call Nigel or Debi on 07050 602719

Class 1 Beginners 8:00 - 9:00
Class 2 Improvers 9:30 - 10:00
Class 3 Intermediates 9:30 - 10:15
(that leaves 1hr 15 mins for freestyle)

Lindy hop, Jitterbug, Jive (many names for 'Lindy') is a partner dance that came out of the early Jazz & Swing era of the 1930's onwards. Frowned upon at the time as the street dance of its age, Lindy has continued to develop over the decades and today is a sophisticated and varied dance that is as impressive to watch as it is fun to do...

We have performed and choreographed Swing Dance routines supporting various charities, festivals, touring bands, weddings as well as occasional TV & Stage appearances. But don't let that put you off, Swing Dancers are a friendly and inclusive bunch and know that todays nervous newbie is tomorrow's Lindy Pro - just ask for a dance - the more you do, the faster you learn...

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All ages are welcome, prices are £5.00 for 2 classes (£3.00 concession for Full-Time students with NUS card), U16's are free if accompanied by a participating adult.
If you just want to visit and take a look, then sitting and watching is free (for the first time ;-) too.

Swing Dancing in its many forms - Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jitterbug, Shag, Blues is a fascinating and fun dance style that is relatively easy to learn, but difficult to master. National and International events bring Swing Dancers together from all corners of the world.

One thing is for sure, Swing Dancing in its various forms is fun, addictive, and a great social activity.

Nottingham Swing Dance Society have been providing Swing Dance classes since 2000 where we started in a small Village Hall with a half dozen curious dancers to become one of the larger Swing Dance classes in the UK regularly attracting 40 or more dancers of all ages,experience and ability.
LindyHop or just Lindy is a dance style that has always been contemporary since it has never been controlled (or stifled) by a governing body - it works equally well with Swing, Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Rock'n'Roll, R&B, R'n'B, Hip Hop and even pop (any music that is played by real musicians and meant for dancers)

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