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Dayhopper: Learn Lindy Hop in a Day!

 

The Swing Era presents… Day Hopper – Learn Lindy Hop in a Day!

Always fancied trying Lindy Hop, but never had the time to go to any weekly classes? Really want to get stuck in and get a good sense of what swing dancing is all about?

Sign up to our Day Hopper! Whether you want to come by yourself (as a follow or leader, non gender specific) or sign up as a balanced Lead/Follow couple with your friend or partner, you are welcome to attend. This day workshop is ideal for people who have never danced before or have never danced swing dancing before, butis also suitable for Level 1 students who feel like they want to progress faster.

The Day Hopper Programme is as follows:

1.30pm Welcome with Coffee and tea. A chance to unwind and meet your teachers and the other students of the day.
2-3pm 8 count Lindy Hop class
3-3.15 pm Break
3.15-4pm 6 count Lindy Hop Class
4-4.15pm Break
4.15-5.15pm Charleston Class
5.15-5.30pm Practice session and social dance with vintage 1930s 1940s music.

Prices are £25 per person or £40 for a couple. Gift vouchers are also available for single or couple tickets.

The Swing Era is based in Moseley. We will run the Dayhopper classes in the heart of Moseley Village in the beautiful St Columba Church Hall in the heart of this bohemian neighbourhood, with plenty of coffeeshops, lunchrooms and cafes nearby.

Tickets will be released 2-3 months before the event. Sign up to our newsletter to find out about tickets releases.

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The Sunday Shakedown

 

Hot Ginger and The Swing Era have teamed up to bring exciting social dances to Birmingham with internationally experienced DJ’s playing high quality Vintage swing music. We’ll start you off with a swing dance taster workshop (different theme every month!) then we’ll have a great afternoon of social dancing.
 
2-3pm 1920s Charleston workshop with Millie & Martyn (Open to All Levels)
 
3-6pm Social dance
 
1920s Charleston workshop
get stuck in with this decadent pre-decessor of Lindy Hop that was danced during the infamous Prohibition Era. Think Roaring twenties, flapper and speakeasies. Also, 1920s Charleston is another one of those dance styles that is perfect to dance fast music…
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Swing at The Bothy

‘Swing at The Bothy’ is the notorious biweekly swing social dance run by The Swing Era, a swing dance school in Birmingham (United Kingdom).

The Bothy is a shed with rustic charm in the beer garden of the beautiful independent Prince of Wales pub in Moseley. ‘ Swing at the Bothy’ is sometimes referred to as Birmingham’s version of Herrang… but then a tiny notch smaller! Ever since The Swing Era started running classes at a nearby dance school in 2014 the students have come to The Bothy for a drink and a dance after class.

This is a FREE event, although we do take donations to help us put on live music nights.

8-9pm Beginners social dance practice (open to everyone, as long as you dance with beginners only)
9-11pm Social dance (open to all)

Every social we’ll have a fantastic DJ from our swing dance scene to play you the finest tunes…

**WORLD RECORD**

We boldly claim that The Bothy is the tiniest social dance floor IN THE WORLD! Read why:
http://theswingera.co.uk/2018/06/swing-at-the-bothy-the-tiniest-social-dance-floor-in-the-world/

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Beginners Aerial Workshop

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Dayhopper: Learn Lindy Hop in a Day!

 

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Swing at The Bothy

‘Swing at The Bothy’ is the notorious biweekly swing social dance run by The Swing Era, a swing dance school in Birmingham (United Kingdom).

The Bothy is a shed with rustic charm in the beer garden of the beautiful independent Prince of Wales pub in Moseley. ‘ Swing at the Bothy’ is sometimes referred to as Birmingham’s version of Herrang… but then a tiny notch smaller! Ever since The Swing Era started running classes at a nearby dance school in 2014 the students have come to The Bothy for a drink and a dance after class.

This is a FREE event, although we do take donations to help us put on live music nights.

8-9pm Beginners social dance practice (open to everyone, as long as you dance with beginners only)
9-11pm Social dance (open to all)

Every social we’ll have a fantastic DJ from our swing dance scene to play you the finest tunes…

**WORLD RECORD**

We boldly claim that The Bothy is the tiniest social dance floor IN THE WORLD! Read why:
http://theswingera.co.uk/2018/06/swing-at-the-bothy-the-tiniest-social-dance-floor-in-the-world/

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Swing at The Bothy – The tiniest social dance floor in the world!

Introducing: The tiniest social dance floor in the world!

‘Swing at The Bothy’ is the notorious biweekly swing social dance run by The Swing Era, a swing dance school in Birmingham (United Kingdom). The Bothy is a shed with rustic charm in the beer garden of the beautiful independent Prince of Wales pub in Moseley. ‘ Swing at the Bothy’ is sometimes referred to as Birmingham’s version of Herrang… but then a tiny notch smaller! Ever since The Swing Era started running classes at a nearby dance school in 2014 the students have come to The Bothy for a drink and a dance after class.

We boldly make the claim that THIS IS the tiniest social dance floor in the world! Is there anyone who can beat this?

  • 5×3 meter (15m2)
  • Record number of 43 swing dancers dancing at the same time (2017)
  • Record number of 14 swing dance couple dancing at the same time (2018)
  • A 5 piece swing band performing live (2017) (see video below)
  • Performances of the Shim Sham, Tranky Do and… even The Big Apple take place regularly (see video below)

Other fun facts:

  • The DJ booth is the first seat on the bench on the left (everybody knows this)
  • Dancers have travelled from far and wide to attend this social: USA, Canada, Romania, Lithuania, Portugal, Korea, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Holland, Italy, Nigeria, Australia, Scotland, France, Wales, Mexico, Greece, Spain and India
  • Regular visitors are now masters in floor craft

 

See ‘Swing at The Bothy’ in action!

The Big Apple performed to a 5-piece swing band in The Bothy:

The Shim Sham record in The Bothy:

Visit the tiniest social dance floor in the world!

  • Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
  • 8-9pm Beginners social dance practice
    9-11pm social dance
  • Free event
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Stomp Stomp & Swingamajic

Swing dance classes alongside Swingamajic

Stomp Stomp 2018 is coming…

A unique swing dance weekend of Lindy Hop/Solo Jazz workshops alongside Swingamajig Festival, 4/5/6 May 2018

Swingamajig, the UK’s largest alternative vintage festival and The Swing Era – Birmingham’s hottest swing dance school are coming together to run a day of dance workshops with a party in the evening!

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.

We also run an open class – Solo Jazz for Electro Swing where we fuse elements of traditional jazz with street dance and everyone is welcome to that class, whatever your level.

The classes are followed by a Party at All Saints Community Centre/Circus Mash in Kings Heath with a live 16 piece swing band, the Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra, and also a dedicated beginners room so whatever your level you can come and join in the fun.

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Swing at The Village

 

Join us for another night of… Swing at the Village!

We love bringing more social dances to you, and what better place to do this than in our very own Moseley village? Join us at The Village Pub for a drink, a taster class, a dance and a tune.

Taster class and live music: £7
Suggested donation entry live music only: £5
All donations go towards paying the musicians for live music sets during allocated socials.

 

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SOLD OUT Seasonal social: Swing into Spring

The Swing Era swing dance school Birmingham

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