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 →
How to practice with a partner without falling out
If you find it difficult to practice at home with your partner, you're definitely not alone. We've got tips to help you get better at it.
How to Deal With Rejection
When you’re first learning to dance it's easy to laugh at yourself and just hope that one day you’ll feel less awkward. As you start to push yourself to dance with strangers, learn harder material, perform or compete you’re likely to have moments that really knock your confidence, maybe even make you feel like giving... Continue Reading →
How to Get Your Mojo Back
I don’t know a single dancer that hasn’t at some point lost their mojo. This can happen for a whole variety of reasons. Someone makes a thoughtless comment that knocks your confidence, you suddenly feel like your dancing is getting worse instead of better, every dance starts to feel the same. It all just becomes... Continue Reading →
8 Ways to Celebrate World Lindy Hop Day
Did you know that our favourite dance style has it’s very own holiday? That’s right, 26th May is Frankie Manning’s birthday which we now celebrate as World Lindy Hop Day! You may be wondering, how does one celebrate this brilliant holiday? Does the Lindy Fairy come round to leave gifts in our dance shoes? Do... Continue Reading →
Am I an Advanced Dancer Yet?
In our results driven culture there is a bit of an obsession with being called “Advanced”. In a dance community that has no established syllabus or system of level testing, labels like this can be a bit tricky. We’ll have a look at the purpose of levels, some of the inherent problems with the language we use, and some ideas on how to set yourself up to be the best dancer you can be.
How to Survive Your First Dance Class
We run a few different classes that are open to complete beginners so we see a lot of folks coming through the door who have never taken a dance class before. If you're considering having a go at dancing for the very first time here are some handy survival tips.
How to Create a Welcoming Atmosphere for New Dancers
We love that lindy hop is a bit of a niche hobby, a little too geeky and involved to appeal to the mainstream perhaps and that suits us just fine BUT we also love having new people to dance with. So how can we make sure that those that do work up the courage to... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on the pros and cons of lindy hop competitions and how to mentally prepare yourself for your first comp.
8 Ways to Improve Your Dancing Outside of Class
We try to make our classes fun and enjoyable but there's more to Lindy Hop than just taking classes. Whether you're in it for the fun and friends or you want train hard and really ramp up your skills here are some great ways to hone your dancing skills outside of class (in no particular... Continue Reading →