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April 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - May 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm| £20
The Swing Era is hosting a day of Lindy hop & solo Jazz dance workshops in Birmingham followed by a party with a live 16 piece big band…
…the day before Swingamajig – the UKs largest alternative vintage festival, in partnership with International Dance Festival Birmingham.
So what are you waiting for?
Only £20 for Beginners & Improvers includes:
– 3 HOURS of classes
– Social dancing to a live big band
Only £55 for Intermediate & Advanced includes:
– 3 hours of classes
– social dance to live big band
– an extra 2 HOURS of classes (Sunday morning)
…that’s 6 HOURS of dance lessons with some of the best teachers in the world!
Whether you are complete beginner or a seasoned dancer there is something for everyone, with 4 ability groups and internationally acclaimed teachers it is a fantastic opportunity to brush up your moves before heading to Swingamajig Festival.
Classes will cover a mixture of Lindy hop and solo Jazz steps and will take place at the Dance Xchange (next toThe hippodrome in Birmingham).
Beginners & Improvers
14:15 – registration
14:30 – classes start
18:30 – classes finish
13:00 – registration
13:30 – classes start
18:30 – classes finish
classes are at 11:00 & 14:00
Saturday Night’s Social Dance with Live 16 Piece Big Band
Starts at 8.30PM
Tickets available at the door
But don’t miss out on the biggest event – join us at the Swingamajig Festival the next day, Sunday 1st May.
We have an an amazing line up of teachers for you this year!
We’re pretty much bouncing off the walls, because this year’s event is being headlined by the fantastic…
Second set of teachers are…
Sep Vermeersch (Gent) & Alexia Legoueix (Paris)
Sep also has some pretty slick moves in the Strictly Lindy Hop Final 2013 Lindy Shock dance (he’s at 3.37 & 5.50), in the Dipsy Doodles at the Cabaret DHX 2015 & (my personal fav) in Harlem 2015’s Ultimate Best Dancers Jack n Jill Finals.
(These awesome teachers will be teaching the Intermediate / Advanced level lindy hoppers and solo jazz-ers with Marcus and Moe).
Third set of fabulous teachers are…
Rob & Tina Shield (Swing Dance Leeds UK)
and last but not least, The Swing Era’s very own…
Which ability level class should I join?
If you have never danced before and fancy giving it a go, this is the class for you. The class will progress at a gentle pace and it is a lot of fun!
If you took the beginners class last year or if you’ve done a couple of swing dance taster classes then this is the one for you. Also this is a great class for anyone who has maybe never tried Lindy hop before but has danced other styles, and finds it easy to pick things up, or complete beginners who fancy a challenge.
The intermediate class is for you if you are comfortable dancing 6 count and 8 count lindyhop and are familiar with moves such as swing outs, lindy circles and lindy turns. You can social dance and implement new moves you learn in your social dancing.
If you are confident dancing at any tempo, adding variation and individual styling into your dancing and have had plenty of experience social dancing then this is the class for you. In this class we look at advanced techniques and is a great way to push your dancing to that next level.
Where can I get my tickets?