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.



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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 )

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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

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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

 

 



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AN EVERYDAY STORY ABOUT AN INCOMPETENT PSYCHOPATH WHO LIES AND CONS HIS WAY INTO AND OUT OF TROUBLE

Six weeks ago, Brian decided to kill his neighbour. . Now he's the most wanted man in the country. .

Brian is passionate about cinema, television, and the whole glamourous world of Hollywood and the movie business. He imagines his life to be one long film, with him improvising in the lead role as the slightly-tarnished hero. .

Being socially unaware, and prone to act impulsively, Brian has a somewhat non-conformist approach to life. Due to his art college training, he has a tendency to use artistic criteria rather than common sense or morals to help him cope with
life's challenges. This frequently leads to further challenges and dilemmas, typified by his decision to kill his neighbour.

Using his own brand of logic, artistic ingenuity and moral elasticity, Brian goes to extreme lengths to escape detection.

Will his efforts help him get away with it?

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Another  afternoon  of
BALBOA
with
Graeme & Ann
SUN JUNE 19
2.30 - 6.30
3 more sessions to get you dancing Balboa

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

6AH2.30 - 3.30    BALBOA  Session 1
3.30 - 3.50    Tea break / Practice / Social
3.50 - 4.50    BALBOA  Session 2
4.50 - 5.10    Tea break / Practice / Social
5.10 - 6.10    LINDY into BALBOA into LINDY  Session 3
6.10 - 6.30    Tea break / Practice / Social

Due to lots of requests for another Balboa workshop, we’re running this second afternoon intro to Balboa to get you using it straight away with your Lindy. A common concern is having to learn a completely new dance before you can start
to show off with it. The first session will assume nothing & take it from basics. The plan is not to rush, but to keep the pace comfortable & build the dance gradually, so that people really learn & dance it.

There will be about one third recap of the first workshop and two thirds new material but of the same level. We’ll look at more ways to incorporate this immediately with your Lindy Hop, whatever your level. These classes will follow on naturally from each other.
 
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SUN MAY 15
IN BRISTOL 2.30 - 6.30

As with our previous workshops, this workshop will be split into three sessions with 20 minute tea/refreshment breaks between sessions.


CLASS 1 - 2.30 - 3.30 LINDY HOP CHARLESTON SPECIAL
A special class looking at some variations on the classic Lindy Hop Charleston moves.We may be looking at variations on The Back Charleston - Opposite Charleston etc. so will assume that you are reasonably on top of the basic versions

Tea / practice break - 3.30 - 3.50

CLASS 2 - 3.50 - 4.50 in honour of FRANKIE MANNING CLASS

We were lucky enough to have been taught by the great Frankie Manning and actually performed with him. We are holding this fourth & final class showing some more of Frankie’s favourite moves and styling that we learnt directly off him. If you like Lindy - you’ll love this!

Tea / practice break - 4.50 - 5.10

CLASS 3 - 5.10 - 6.10 1920s CHARLESTON CLASS

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

Tea / practice - 6.10 - 6.30

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

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THE ULTIMATE LINDY HOP WORKSHOP
LINDY TURNS
SWINGOUTS
LINDY CIRCLES
SEND OUTS
THE CLASSIC FOUR

Have you ever been confused by these moves?
Do you know the difference between a Lindy Turn and a Swingout?
Can you lead or follow a Lindy Circle?
Do you know how a Send Out differs from a Swing Out?
Do you understand how and when the follower can swivel?
Can you use all of these in your social dancing?

The aim of this special workshop is to clarify these
four classics for you. We will be analysing them
and breaking them all down during the afternoon
and will be glad to answer any of your questions
SUN 10 APR
2.30 - 6.30

SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH
£30 - students £20
We are just looking at these four moves. However,
it will be an Advanced workshop in so far as we will
be going into more detail and analysis to help you
completely understand how they work. .

We will be including a short section on dancing faster.

REQUIREMENTS
You will need to know 6-beat & 8-beat rhythms and
to have an awareness of all the four classic moves.
You should be comfortable swing dancing socially.
SUITABLE FOR
SUITABLE FOR ANYONE KEEN TO IMPROVE
AND UNDERSTAND LINDY HOP BETTER.
If you are passionate about Lindy Hop or you want
to raise the level of your swing dance, or even if you
are teaching, you need to understand these moves.
NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS


'SPRING' SWING DANCE

SATURDAY 26 FEB

8.00 - 11.45

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

Tickets £8.00 at our classes - from £6.50 (group discount) online
Vintage raffle - top swing d.j. - prizes for best dressed - fruit

* 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
* top swing dj * Vintage raffle * Prizes for best dressed
*DRESS CODE - P.R. - 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

 


AIRSTEPS

SUN 6 MAR

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

with
G R A E M E & A N N
Suitable for all
Beginners welcome
No experience
necessary.

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

Very 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 information

£36 per person (£24 student)

 

F.f.i. tel: 01225 332942


SHAG

+ FRANKIE MANNING CLASS
IN BRISTOL

SUN JAN 23
2.30 - 6.30

SESSION 1 - 2.30 - 3.30 - SHAG 1 Improvers
Tea / practice break - 3.30 - 3.50
SESSION 2 - 3.50 - 4.50 - SHAG 2 Improvers follows on from class 1
Tea / practice break - 4.50 - 5.10
SESSION 3 - 5.10 - 6.10 - in honour of FRANKIE MANNING
Tea / practice - 6.10 - 6.30

ON THE DOOR
1 CLASS £10 student £7.50

2 CLASSES £17 student 13

ALL 3 CLASSES £24 student £17

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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