Beginners Lindy Hop Course 1
This 6 week course will give 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 to a whole song!
No experience or partner required - all welcome!
Where? CitySport, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP.
Tubes: Barbican, Old Street
When? Sundays 20th January – 24th February 2019
Cost? £60 for 6 weeks or £110 for lead/follow couple
(including a special weekly handout and video recap by email and access to a private Facebook group to keep you motivated)
Please note followers spaces have sold out for the Learn to Swing Dance in a Day workshop on Sunday 13th January. Spaces are still available for leaders only.
The next Swing dance taster day will be on Sunday 3rd March.
What will I learn?
Over 6 weeks you will learn:
• 6 count essentials such as the change places & tuck turn.
• 8 count Swing Outs - such as the Lindy Turn, Circle
• 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 is 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
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!
What is Lindy Hop?
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.
It was claimed the term 'Lindy Hop' was first coined by George "Shorty" Snowden, drawing inspiration from Lindbergh's pioneering aeroplane flight across the Atlantic in 1927.
Characterized by imaginative combinations of 6 & 8 count moves, acrobatic lifts and "breakaways" in which partners separate and improvise steps individually, the dance is free spirited and fun, encouraging creativity and innovation.
This is perhaps why, 90 years on from its inception in ballrooms such as the famous Savoy, Lindy Hop is enjoyed today by a new generation of dancers around the world, all bringing something original to the dance and making it their own.
Who are your teachers?
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.
Can I drop in?
Sorry this is a progressive course, designed to be followed 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.
We offer two beginners 6 week courses (course 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 the beginner’s course twice before moving on to the improvers.