Join The Swing Era community and learn how to dance authentic Lindy Hop on drop-in Monday evenings at St Anne’s Parish Centre, Digbeth. During this night we run three levels of Lindy Hop and you get a change to social dance to authentic vintage music.
  • No partner required
  • Fun friendly environment
  • Fantastic vintage music from the 20’s 30’s 40’s 50’s
  • A brilliant way to exercise
  • A great night for socializing

Venue:
St Anne’s Parish Centre, Alcester Street, B12 0PH, Birmingham (click for directions)

We offer our drop-in classes on two levels. These levels are not the same as the levels in our courses, since these are progressive courses and you will work through the material faster.

Level 1   7pm – 7.45pm

This is the class for people who have never danced lindy hop before. Drop-in Level 1 is for people who want to give the lindy hop a go to see if it is something for them. During Level 1 drop-ins you will learn 6 count lindy hop, 8 count lindy hop and Charleston. We teach a different rhythm every month, and we recommend that you do at least three months before you consider starting in Level 2. You will learn to have good connection with your partner, how to dance at a different range of tempos, musicality and have lots of fun.

Social dance  7.45 – 8pm 

This is a free social dance to all those that attend either a level 1 or level 2 drop in Class during the evening. practice your moves, ask us questions or just pop down for a cuppa and socialise before your class starts.

Level 2   8pm – 8.45pm

In this level you will learn to combine the basic rhythms that you have learned in Level 1 (6 count, 8 count and Charleston). Plus you will be learning lots of authentic lindy hop moves (including the swing out) and really strengthen your technique and skills in lead-follow. We recommend this class for dancers who have progressed from Level 1, and also dancers who have been dancing for longer and are looking to strengthen their overall technique.
Note: If you are thinking of attending our Level 2 Drop-ins then please contact your teachers before doing so. We recommend all dancers who want to progress to a next level to come and have a chat with us as well. You might be asked to have a dance with your teacher, and they will really help you to understand what would be the right level for your development.

Social dance  8.45 – 9pm 

This is a free social dance to all those that attend either a level 2 or level 3 drop in Class during the evening. practice your moves, ask us questions or just pop down for a cuppa and socialise before your class starts.

Level 3   9pm – 10pm

In this level you will build on your solid foundation from level 1 and 2, and learn more complex authentic jazz moves, variations and musicality.

Note: If you are thinking of attending our Level 3 Drop-ins then please contact your teachers before doing so. We recommend all dancers who want to progress to a next level to come and have a chat with us as well. You might be asked to have a dance with your teacher, and they will really help you to understand what would be the right level for your development.

Drinks after classes

We often go to the nearby Spotted Dog pub for some drinks, to play a few tunes and have a dance. You are welcome to join us!

 

Prices

£7.50 a class
£6 for students (show valid student card)
£14 for two classes (Level 1 and 2, or Level 2 and 3)
£14 couple drop-in
£25 couple drop-in same night
£60 for a 10 Classes card (Buy on Monday night at desk. To be used for drop-ins only, within 6 months after purchase, not transferrable to others)

Why not try our 6-week courses on Thursday nights at the Dance Workshop, Moseley.