Are you looking fore more moonshine cocktails, frilly flapper dresses and Charleston dancing?! Make sure you're dance floor ready with our Intro to Partnered Charleston Course. Bookings are now open for this beginner friendly course starting in January. We'll cover the basic steps and technique for 20's and 30's style Charleston and a few flashy... Continue Reading →
Learn to dance in 2023 with our January Fundamentals Course!
The new year is an excellent time to try something new. If you're thinking about having a go at partner dancing we've got the perfect course for you! Swing dancing is a great way to get active, learn a new skill and meet a fabulous bunch of people. Why not give it a go? Book... Continue Reading →
Core Moves Course – Sept 28th
Get comfortable on the social dance floor by having these simple moves down without thinking. We'll give you the tools to get into and out of lots of different common shapes and positions. So when in a future class you learn some 'right to right' moves you'll not only know what that means but how... Continue Reading →
If you read our blog it’s probably because you have been bitten the lindy bug (or the Charleston critter or the Balboa beetle). Maybe you love the music, the community, the way dance feels in your body, maybe you don’t even remember anymore because its become such an integral part of your life. If this... Continue Reading →
Social Dis-dancing: How to learn to dance or practice your dancing at home
Even with lockdown restrictions easing up in some places it seems unlikely that we’ll be able to return to social dancing anytime soon. Perhaps by the end of the summer it will be possible to try an outdoor solo jazz class or a partnered class where you bring your own partner and only dance with... Continue Reading →
COVID 19 Update
In light of the announcement today from the government we will need to cancel all of our Wednesday Night Courses and Hot Charleston classes and workshops for the foreseeable future. Bella Balboa, Lindy Fridays and Moortown Swing Jive classes have also been cancelled as have most of the events we had coming up over the... Continue Reading →
Let Yourself Go!
How do you go from executing moves to really inspiring others with your dancing? How do you know when to throw in cool variations? How do you dance to a song you've never heard before? How do you hit a break? How do develop your own style? We'll tackle all these questions and more in... Continue Reading →
Our Frankie’s Moves Course is Back!
One of our most popular courses is back again featuring signature moves from lindy hop legend Frankie Manning. Who was Frankie Manning? He was one of the greatest lindy hoppers of his time (he was the first to add air steps to the dance!). He was also hugely instrumental in the swing revival. As a... Continue Reading →
Meet the Pioneers of Lindy Hop
Lindy Hop has been around a long time and has a rich and interesting history. Here are a few pioneers of the dance that you should know about: George “Shorty” Snowden The world’s first Lindy Hopper--often credited with inventing the dance after he and his partner, Mattie Purnell, did a breakaway step in the dance... Continue Reading →
Time for Tandem Madness!
Attention Tandem Charleston fans: this is the course for you! Do you run out of ideas after you've gotten into tandem position and done a few basics? Have you ever wondered if there's more out there to learn? There is--loads more in fact! It's just hard to teach in a drop in class. In this... Continue Reading →