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We have moved venue
Classes are temporarily closed at the Festival Inn (last class was Tuesday 7th April 2015) - We're taking a couple of weeks off while we prep for re-opening at the Boat & Horses in Beeston (Rylands) just off the A52, within walking distance of Beeston Train Station. First class will be on Tuesday April 28th from 7:30
Welcome to Swing Dancing in Nottingham...
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 Boat and Horses, Trent Rd, Beeston NG9 1LP.
Typical Class Format
First Tuesday each month is Super-Social-Lots-Of-Dancing Night, we only do Newbies and Beginners class from 8:00 - 9:00 with Social Dancing from 9:00 - 11:00.
Every other Tuesday (2nd/3rd/4th/5th) of the month is packed with classes for all levels...
7:00 - 7:15 - Absolute Newbies Footwork Practice
You're new to Swing Dance / LindyHop or maybe just been a few times - This is just basic footwork patterns that we'll be using in the Beginners Class...
7:15 - 7:30 ** Pair Work & Practice **
7:30 - 7:45 - Newbies & Beginners Basic Technique
New to Swing Dancing, but wanting to iron our a few wrinkles - some excercises to get the most out of the Beginners routine oriented class...
8:45 - 9:30 ** Pair Work & Practice **
8:00 - 8:45 - General Beginners Swing Dance Class
This is for all Beginners / Improvers / Intermediates - a general Beginners class that is interesting enough for more experienced dancers, but achievable for a Beginner. A chance to socialise while learning - or show off your skills to stuff to new dancers...
8:45 - 9:30 ** Social Dancing **
9.30 - 10.15 - Intermediates / Advanced Dance Class
A higher-level/fast moving class - complex moves, interesting rhythms, leadable/followable moves mixed with some -pre-prepared choreography and jazz steps. You'll be expected to have mastered the basics and be ready to be challenged.
10:15 - 11:00 ** Social Dancing **
Ample time to learn new stuff, then put your new stuff into practice then mix it up in social dance with dancers of all levels of experience is Nottingham Swing Dance Society's sole focus...
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 Boat & Horses, Trent Rd, Beeston Nottingham NG9 1LP
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for more information call Nigel or Debi on 07050 602719
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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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