IN CARDIFF

JUNE 12


AIRSTEPS

SUNDAY MAY 15
SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH

BOOK PLACES ~ COUPLES ONLY
i.e. 1 leader - 1 follower

Suitable for all
Beginners welcome
No experience necessary.

 

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2 SWING DANCE PARTIES with 1920's CHARLESTON CLASS

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ARE THESE CLASSES SUITABLE FOR ME ?

Welcome to our first swing dance workshops in Taunton.
The first two classes are for total beginners and will work as a pair of classes so will be suitable for anyone. More advanced dancers may like to use these as a warm-up and reminder of the basics. The 3rd and 4th Classes are definitely aimed at dancers who have some experience of Swing dance &would be aware of 6-beat, 8-beat & Charleston rhythms.
Limited numbers
Advance Booking advised


(N.B. Booking will be strictly first come first served)

* Couples only - if possible please
( i.e. find a partner to book in with if you possibly can - we will be rotating partners as usual, but it really helps the class if we can keep numbers even with leaders & followers)

HOW TO BOOK
To book your place for any of these classes & qualify for the adv. booking discount you can pay Ann or Graeme at any of their events or you can also pay here on the Bookings page using Paypal

PRICES
BOOKING IN ADVANCE . . .student
ONE CLASS -........£ 7.00 . . . . £ 5.50
TWO CLASSES - ...£ 12.00 . . £ 9.00
THREE CLASSES - £ 16.00 . ..£ 12.00
FOUR CLASSES - .£ 18.00 . . . £ 13.50

ON THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . student
ONE CLASS -.........£ 8.50 . . . . £ 6.50
TWO CLASSES - .. £ 14.00 . . .£ 10.50
THREE CLASSES - £ 18.50 . . . £ 13.50
FOUR CLASSES - ..£ 21.00 . . .£ 15.50

BOOK PLACES ~ COUPLES ONLY
i.e. 1 leader - 1 follower


 

FRANKIE MANNING'S

"WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOP

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IMPROVERS LINDY HOP SPECIAL 2

SUNDAY APRIL 6th
SESSION 1 - 3.15 - 4.15 -Improvers Special MOVING ON UP - 1
Another intro class to higher level Lindy. We’ll be showing triple time rhythm and 8 beat
timing to enable you to move around with the dance & add more impressive & creative
moves to your repertoire. We will be looking at Lindy Turns as part of this session. Ideal if you’ve done a few weekly beginners classes & want to move into the second class.

SESSION 2 - 4.30 - 5.30 -Improvers Special MOVING ON UP - 2
A second class looking at how the 8 beat timing can open up more possibilities, extend moves & give a further chance to add some ‘flash’ to your Lindy. We’ll be looking at some more classic Lindy Hop shapes in this session. Another class to bridge the gap between beginners and improvers/intermediate.

SESSION 3 - 5.45 - 6.45 "WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOP - first part " These last two sessions will be spent learning this whole sequence - you will need to book in for both sessions. This classic sequence was choreographed by the legendary Frankie Manning. A great chance to learn some fabulous Lindy that you can either dip into or pull out as a whole impressive choreography. It is not a highly complex sequence but there are quite a lot of moves, some of which are standard Lindy Hop shapes.

SESSION 4 - 7.00 - 8.00 "WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOP -
2nd part "

SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH

PRICES
BOOKING IN ADVANCE . . .student
ONE CLASS -........£ 7.00 . . . . £ 5.50
TWO CLASSES - ...£ 12.00 . . £ 9.00
THREE CLASSES - £ 16.00 . ..£ 12.00
FOUR CLASSES - .£ 18.00 . . . £ 13.50

ON THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . student
ONE CLASS -.........£ 8.50 . . . . £ 6.50
TWO CLASSES - .. £ 14.00 . . .£ 10.50
THREE CLASSES - £ 18.50 . . . £ 13.50
FOUR CLASSES - ..£ 21.00 . . .£ 15.00

 

BOOK PLACES ~ COUPLES ONLY
i.e. 1 leader - 1 follower


SEE SOME OF OUR PAST EVENTS BELOW

 

 

 


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



August Monday Specials


Fancy a Shag + 1920s Charlston + The Madison


NEW DVD Roms £6each ~ £55 WHOLE SET OF 11

11 x Lindy Hop sequences / routines on DVD rom - Each sequence is shown to music - in slow motion and broken down and explained with lead/follow & style pointers. ~ IMPROVERS LEVEL

IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT


SEQUENCE 1 - Charleston single time jockeys with 4 variations - swivel kicks and turn out - 7 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 2 - 6-beat triple & double time sequence - Charleston kick-step jockey with a swivel & a flash finish - 9 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 3 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a skating break & a flash basket - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 4 - 6-beat double time jockey with a skip-up - 6-beat triple time sequence - partnered twistwalks and Suzi Q - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 5 - 6-beat single time sequence into horse and cart with kick-ups - kick through & spin - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 6 - Charleston kick-step jockey into opposite Charleston into kick around break with knee slaps and pecks - 5 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 7 - 6-beat double time jockey into 2 jig kick variations - 6-beat sequence back in to jockey with shoot. - 8 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 8 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into kick throughs into a 3 move 6-beat sequence - kick break & throwout to freeze. - 7 MOVES - Running time 12 mins

SEQUENCE 9 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into Back Charleston ( a Frankie Manning sequence with 4 Back Charleson variations) - 7 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 10 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a 6-beat Lindy circle - includes partnered Shorty George - messaround break - 9 MOVES - Running time 17 mins

SEQUENCE 11 - Faster sequence. 8 moves mixing 6-beat single time, double time and Charleston kick steps with flash finish. - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins


 

SEQUENCE 1 - Charleston single time jockeys with 4 variations - swivel kicks and turn out - 7 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 2 - 6-beat triple & double time sequence - Charleston kick-step jockey with a swivel & a flash finish - 9 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 3 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a skating break & a flash basket - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 4 - 6-beat double time jockey with a skip-up - 6-beat triple time sequence - partnered twistwalks and Suzi Q - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 5 - 6-beat single time sequence into horse and cart with kick-ups - kick through & spin - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 6 - Charleston kick-step jockey into opposite Charleston into kick around break with knee slaps and pecks - 5 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 7 - 6-beat double time jockey into 2 jig kick variations - 6-beat sequence back in to jockey with shoot. - 8 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 8 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into kick throughs into a 3 move 6-beat sequence - kick break & throwout to freeze. - 7 MOVES - Running time 12 mins

SEQUENCE 9 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into Back Charleston ( a Frankie Manning sequence with 4 Back Charleson variations) - 7 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 10 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a 6-beat Lindy circle - includes partnered Shorty George - messaround break - 9 MOVES - Running time 17 mins

SEQUENCE 11 - Faster sequence. 8 moves mixing 6-beat single time, double time and Charleston kick steps with flash finish. - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

An intro to
LINDY HOP

With G r a e m e & A n n
in
Cardiff
If you haven’t experienced our classes, come and get a fresh take on basic original style Lindy Hop. We know how daunting it can be, so we try to be clear & relaxed in helping you understand swing dance whatever your level.

Classes 1+2 Beginners
SUN 12 JUN
1.30 - 6.30

MORGANSTOWN VILLAGE HALL - HEOL SYR LEWIS - MORGANSTOWN - CARDIFF - CF15 8LE

CLASSES 1 & 2 - LINDY HOP 1 the essence of Swing
1.45 - 2.45 + 3.00 - 4.00 for beginners

Have you been fascinated by this danc
e called Lindy Hop but afraid to try it? - Want to learn something flashy to impress people at parties? Want to get fit while you get cool? Then these first 2 classes are for you. A fun introduction to Lindy Hop from former U.K. Champions - Graeme & Ann. Aimed at beginners & those who wish to recap some basics.

CLASSES 3 & 4 - LINDY HOP 1 the next level
4.15 - 5.15 + 5.30 - 6.30 for improvers / intermediates
Classes 3 & 4 are for dancers who have been dancing a little longer. If you have done some Lindy then these classes are for you. There will be interesting moves & variations plus style and lead & follow with the usual recap of basic rhythms. .


AIRSTEPS

SUNDAY MAY 15
SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH

Suitable for all
Beginners welcome
No experience necessary.

Classes will include:-
* Introduction and warm up * First session
* Tea Break/practice/rest * Second session

Limited numbers - Couples only
Couples need not change partners but can by arrangement with other couples. Booking in advance
Phone to book and for further info.

£24 per person (£18 student)
To book your place for this workshop - please see
Graeme & Ann at any of their classes or visit the website and pay with PAYPAL
HURRY!!! Limited numbers don’t miss it

ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY ~ COUPLES ONLY

 

IS THIS WORKSHOP SUITABLE FOR US?
As a rough guide it is better if the follower is shorter and lighter than the leader. This is only a guide and anything up to equal size is possible.

* You will stay with your partner throughout the workshop unless you wish to change partners by arrangement with other class members.
* You will not be pressured to try anything with which you are not comfortable.
* We won't be putting together a sequence.
* All Airsteps will be broken down into INTRO - THE MOVE - EXIT.
* You can take any rests you wish at any time.


 



INTERESTED

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BRISTOL

SIDE HALL ELMGROVE CENTRE REDLAND RD BRISTOL - BS6 6AH

SUNDAY 21FEB
CLASS 1 - 2.15 - 3.15 Versatility with 6-beat
This first class is a look at raising the level of your Lindy beyond Beginners.
It will be using primarily the 6-beat rhythms to enable you to move around with
the dance and add some more impressive and creative moves to your repertoire.

CLASS 2 - 3.30 - 4.30 Moving into 8-beat
This class is another gentle look at higher level Lindy Hop. It will be using both the
6-beat & 8-beat triple time rhythms to enable you to move around with the dance and
add some more impressive and creative moves to your repertoire.

CLASS 3 - 4.45 - 5.45 LINDY TURN & SWINGOUT SPECIAL
These last two classes are looking at the most specific and classic Lindy Hop moves. If
you really want to look good swing dancing - you need these! An ideal chance to focus
solely on these fabulous moves. Higher level dancers may welcome the chance to brush
up on these and work on their style and lead & follow.

CLASS 4 - 6.00 - 7.00 Back Charleston SPECIAL
Essential classic Charleston. Probably the most impressive and well known of all the
Lindy Hop moves. This is the shape everyone wants to do. Intros, exits and variations -
plus recap of the Back Charleston itself. Come and get them now

ARE THESE CLASSES SUITABLE FOR ME?
These classes are all aimed at anyone who has danced some Lindy Hop and feels fairly reasonable at a Beginners level but who would like to push themself further and move on to the next level

BOOK PLACES

IF YOU PAY FOR ANY CLASSES IN ADVANCE, YOU PAY FOR ANY EXTRA CLASSES ON THE DAY AT THE REDUCED RATE

* Numbers limited to 4 couples minimum ... 21 couples maximum

We are trying to keep numbers of leaders and followers even so
that all dancers get the maximum out of the afternoon - it would
be so helpful if you could find a partner to book in with - you
won’t have to stick with this partner. We obviously won’t turn
you away if you can’t find anyone but we’d appreciate your help.

 

SATURDAY 25 JULY - 8.00 - 11.45

AN EVENING OF SWING DANCE

Summer
Hop

Gary T’S "v" discs
Fruit ..yes fruit!
Prizes for Best Dressed
Vintage Raffle

TICKET PRICE
£7.50 at our classes
£8.50 til 11 July - here on SALES page
£9.50 from 12 July - here on SALES page
£10.50 on the door

* Easy parking - large integral car park
* Easy access from Bath - Bristol - ring-road & motorways
* Lovely wooden dance floor * Good bar prices
* Opposite garage with cheapest petrol around
* Vintage raffle *
* Fruit - mince pies * Prizes for best dressed
*Dress code 1920's 30's & 40's Heroes & Villains


MON 27th + TUES 28th JULY
8.00 - 10.45
End of term
Dances
in BRISTOL & BATH

1920’s CHARLESTON class
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American supper Dance
ALL WELCOME
Fun class 8.00 - 8.45
Social - supper - free dance 8.45 - 10.45

1920's CHARLESTON class followed by American supper dance
throughout the evening. Some refreshment will be
provided - all other contributions gratefully received.
Come & socialise, practice, eat & dance

MON ~ ELMGROVE CENTRE - MAIN HALL - Redland Road - Bristol - BS6 6AH
TUES ~ COLD ASHTON VILLAGE HALL - BATH - SN14 8JT

IMPROVERS LINDY HOP SPECIAL


 

SUNDAY AUG 2nd
SESSION 1 - 2.45 - 3.45 Moving into 8-beat Lindy
This first class is another gentle look at higher level Lindy Hop. It will be using both the
6-beat & 8-beat triple time rhythms to enable you to move around with the dance and
add some more impressive and creative moves to your repertoire.

SESSION 2 - 4.00 - 5.00 LINDY TURN + VARIATIONS SPECIAL
This class is looking at the most specific and classic Lindy Hop move & some variations.
If you really want to look good swing dancing - you need these! An ideal chance to focus
solely on these fabulous moves. Higher level dancers may welcome the chance to brush
up on these and work on their style and lead & follow. .

SESSION 3 - 5.15 - 6.15 Charleston variations SPECIAL
More classic Charleston variations. Probably the most distinctive and well known of all the Lindy Hop moves. These are the moves everyone wants to do. Learn some cool variations- how to do them - how to get out of them - how to use them. Come and get them now.

SESSION 4 - 6.30 - 7.30 Shag into Lindy
This class is an introduction to Shag, a dance that evolved concurrently with Lindy
in the 1930’s. A useful dance for when the music gets faster, we will teach the
basics and show how to relate it to Lindy and use it with your dancing immediately.


SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH




BOOK PLACES ~ COUPLES ONLY IF POSSIBLEY
i.e. 1 leader - 1 follower

 


THIS WORKSHOP HAS TAKEN PLACE

IMPROVERS LINDY HOP SPECIAL 3

SUNDAY APRIL 26th
SESSION 1 - 1.45 - 2.45 BLUES - an introduction
Dancers are often most comfortable with medium paced music. It can be a challenge
coping with slow speeds. Dancing Blues is a great way of looking cool & dancing to those
slower, smoother swing numbers. An ideal warm-up class! N.B. This is a close dance.

SESSION 2 - 3.00 - 4.00 More JAZZY & FLASHY
Another class looking at jazz & flash steps - moves & footwork possibilities,
to add interest to your dancing and get you noticed on the dance floor. The
first Jazzy & Flashy session was the most popular class last time.

SESSION 3 - 4.15 - 5.15 VARIATION SPECIAL
An opportunity to learn some really useful Lindy Hop variations to widen your
repertoire. Using 6 beat and 8 beat Swing rhythms, we will put together short
sequences that mix basics and variations. Higher level dancers may welcome
the chance to brush up on these and work on their style and lead & follow.

SESSION 4 - 5.30 - 6.30 Charleston variations SPECIAL
More classic Charleston variations - probably the most distinctive & well known
of all the Lindy Hop moves. Learn some cool variations - how to get in and out
of them - how to use them. With some recap of the basics. Get them now!


SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH

PRICES
BOOKING IN ADVANCE . . .student
ONE CLASS -........£ 7.00 . . . . £ 5.50
TWO CLASSES - ...£ 12.00 . . £ 9.00
THREE CLASSES - £ 16.00 . ..£ 12.00
FOUR CLASSES - .£ 18.00 . . . £ 13.50

ON THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . student
ONE CLASS -.........£ 8.50 . . . . £ 6.50
TWO CLASSES - .. £ 14.00 . . .£ 10.50
THREE CLASSES - £ 18.50 . . . £ 13.50
FOUR CLASSES - ..£ 21.00 . . .£ 15.00

 

BOOK PLACES ~ COUPLES ONLY
i.e. 1 leader - 1 follower

 

ARE THESE WORKSHOPS SUITABLE FOR ME ?

Due to lots of requests & feedback we’ve already had from our first 2 Improvers workshops, we are running these next four sessions aimed at IMPROVERS. A lot of dancers get nervous about moving up to a higher level and worry that they might not know enough or will hold up the class etc. The aim of these workshops is to help prepare dancers for higher level classes and to give a total grounding in all the things you’d need to move up to the intermediate level . If you experience all of these workshops you’ll be ready to stay on to the levels above beginners. As a further guide - if you’ve attended about 6 of our beginners classes then you’re probably ideally placed to come to these.
These sessions will also be very useful for more experienced dancers who want to brush-up on these elements of Lindy, giving an ideal chance to focus your style, lead and follow. . . .

SESSION 1 BLUES is suitable for anyone. SESSION 2 - More JAZZY & FLASHY is also uerful for anyone. SESSIONS 3 & 4 assume some basic knowledge of the rhythms used in Lindy Hop


SEE SOME OF OUR PAST EVENTS BELOW



NEW DVD Roms £6each ~ £55 WHOLE SET OF 11

11 x Lindy Hop sequences / routines on DVD rom - Each sequence is shown to music - in slow motion and broken down and explained with lead/follow & style pointers. ~ IMPROVERS LEVEL

DONE A BIT OF LINDY HOP ?

CAN'T REMEMBER A THING WHEN YOU GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR ?

THEN THESE ARE FOR YOU

We’ve put together these 11 MINI ROUTINES with you in mind. Each of these sequences is between 8 and 12 bars of 8 beats. The most common cry we hear is - “ I can cope with classes - but I can’t put a thing together when I get on the dance floor ” Each mini routine is shown to music - broken down and explained with lead / follow & style points and tips - and then shown in slow motion.

 

SEE A BRIEF CONTENT OF EACH SEQUENCE BELOW

SEQUENCE 1 - Charleston single time jockeys with 4 variations - swivel kicks and turn out - 7 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 2 - 6-beat triple & double time sequence - Charleston kick-step jockey with a swivel & a flash finish - 9 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 3 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a skating break & a flash basket - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 4 - 6-beat double time jockey with a skip-up - 6-beat triple time sequence - partnered twistwalks and Suzi Q - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 5 - 6-beat single time sequence into horse and cart with kick-ups - kick through & spin - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 6 - Charleston kick-step jockey into opposite Charleston into kick around break with knee slaps and pecks - 5 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 7 - 6-beat double time jockey into 2 jig kick variations - 6-beat sequence back in to jockey with shoot. - 8 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 8 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into kick throughs into a 3 move 6-beat sequence - kick break & throwout to freeze. - 7 MOVES - Running time 12 mins

SEQUENCE 9 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into Back Charleston ( a Frankie Manning sequence with 4 Back Charleson variations) - 7 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 10 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a 6-beat Lindy circle - includes partnered Shorty George - messaround break - 9 MOVES - Running time 17 mins

SEQUENCE 11 - Faster sequence. 8 moves mixing 6-beat single time, double time and Charleston kick steps with flash finish. - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

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