Apart from our regular weekly Swing Dance classes in Bath and Bristol, we run frequent weekend workshops dances and events - Check out our forthcoming events below.


IN ADVANCE
£16.00 student £12

Price if you attended on Jan 29 ~
£ 15.00 . . . . £ 11.00

ON THE DOOR
£18.50 student £14



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£16.00 student £12

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£18.50 student £14


 

TWO AMERICAN SUPPER DANCES TO ROUND OFF THE SWING DANCE YEAR

in

BRISTOL on Mon 19th DEC

PLUS ON THE FOLLOWING NIGHT

in

Bath on Tues 20th DEC

AMERICAN SUPPER DANCES
BRISTOL - THIS MONDAY 8.00 - 10.30

+ BATH - THIS TUESDAY 8.00 - 10.30
45 minute class followed by American supper dance throughout the evening. Some refreshment will beprovided - all other contributions gratefully received. Come & socialise, practice, eat & dance

ELMGROVE CENTRE - MAIN HALL - Redland Road - Bristol - BS6 6AH

One Price £6.50
ALL WELCOME



 

 

 

IN ADVANCE
£16.00 student £12

ON THE DOOR
£18.50 student £14

ELMGROVE CENTRE REDLAND RD BRISTOL - BS6 6AH

 

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

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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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EVENT FINISHED

 

 

EVENT FINISHED

EVENT FINISHED


IN BRISTOL & BATH

2 SWING DANCE PARTIES with 1920's CHARLESTON CLASS

EVENTS FINISHED


THIS WORKSHOP HAS TAKEN PLACE

IN BRISTOL

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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

+

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


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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


Another afternoon of
BALBOA
with
Graeme & Ann

SUN Feb 19
1.30 - 5.30

3 sessions to get you dancing Balboa
COLD ASHTON VILLAGE HALL - COLD ASHTON, SN14 8JT
Near the intersection of A420 + A46.

1.30 - 2.30 BALBOA Session 1
2.30 - 2.50 Tea break / Practice / Social
2.50 - 3.50 BALBOA Session 2
3.50 - 4.10 Tea break / Practice / Social
4.10 - 5.10 BALBOA Session 3
5.10 - 5.30 Tea break / Practice / Social
Due to the continued success of our previous Balboa workshops, and lots of recent requests, we’re running this afternoon of workshops. The plan is not to rush ahead but to keep the pace comfortable & build the dance gradually, so that more people actually learn & dance it. These classes will follow on naturally from each other. They are aimed at total beginners but will also
be a useful recap for those who’ve done some Balboa but have let it slip!

If the day is successful - we’ll organise more!

Very Limited numbers
* Couples only ( i.e. find a partner to book in with - you won’t have to stick with this partner )

* Numbers limited to 4 couples minimum ... 16 couples maximum

* * Booking in advance advised - LAST WORKSHOP SOLD OUT !
(N.B. Booking will be strictly first come first served)
PRICES
BOOKING IN ADVANCE . . .student
£ 16.50 . . . . £ 12.50
Price if you attended on Jan 29 ~
£ 15.00 . . . . £ 11.00


ON THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . student
£ 18.50 . . . . £ 14.00

BOOK PLACES

VENUE


PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU THINK MAY BE INTERESTED

DON'T MISS OUT - BOOK NOW
Tickets £7.50 at our classes - from £8.50 online

£6.00 with group discounts
website http://www.hoppinmad.co.uk/sales.htm

EASTER SWING DANCE

SATURDAY 8 APRIL

8.00 - 11.45
Warmley Community Centre ~ 20 Deanery Rd ~ Kingswood ~ Bristol ~ BS15 9JB

Tickets £7.50 at our classes - from £8.50 online
Vintage raffle - 3 top swing d.j.s - prizes for best dressed - fruit
DRESS CODE - RED or better still - "VINTAGE RED" - be inventive!

* 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
* 3 top swing djs * Vintage raffle * Prizes for best dressed
*DRESS CODE - 'B' or 'C' or better still 'BC'- be inventive! or dress to impress
To book this or any other event go to our website http://www.hoppinmad.co.uk/sales.htm
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU THINK MAY BE INTERESTED

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LEARN THE ORIGINAL
1920’S
CHARLESTON

The classic jazz dance & fore-runner to Lindy Hop ~ essential
for all swing dancers ~ ideal for electro swing

SUN FEB 26
IN
BRISTOL
2.30 - 6.30

As with our previous workshops, this workshop will be split into three sessions with 15 minute tea/refreshment breaks between sessions. The sessions are aimed to work as a whole afternoon and will follow on naturally but will also work as separate classes. Over the three sessions we will be looking at some classic 1920’s Charleston moves. This workshop will be suitable for anyone.

SESSION 1 - 2.30 - 3.30 - Solo Charleston
Tea / practice break - 3.30 - 3.50
SESSION 2 - 3.50 - 4.50 - Partner Charleston
Tea / practice break - 4.50 - 5.10
SESSION 3 - 5.10 - 6.10 - Charleston Sequence
Tea / practice - 6.10 - 6.30

IN ADVANCE
£16.00 student £12

ON THE DOOR
£18.50 student £14

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
SAVE MONEY WITH ADVANCE BOOKING or JUST TURN UP

BOOK PLACES

Side Hall - Elmgrove Centre - Redland Road - Cotham - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH



DONE A BIT OF LINDY HOP ?

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

THEN THESE ARE FOR YOU

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 slowed down so you get a good clear look at the swing 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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SATURDAY 30 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 -
Jack 'n' Jill competition

TICKET PRICE
£7.50 at our classes
£8.50 til 22 July - here on SALES page
£9.50 from 23 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

*Jack 'n' Jill Competition with cash prize
*Dress code 1920's 30's & 40's Film stars or characters

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