Jerome's World of Music & Dance

                Swing Dance Classes

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Have you ever watched Strictly and envied the couples spinning around the floor so effortlessly? If you love the thought of dancing with a partner, but have never tried it out, why not join my Beginner’s Jive and Swing course? You will learn to dance using basic steps, which when used in sequence will give you the ability to dance with a partner to music, from the 1940’s and 1950’s, or with the feel of that era.

The course runs for one hour each week over a period of four weeks, and is aimed at people who have had no or very little dance experience. You will learn new steps and dance moves each week, and build up your skills, so that by the end of the course, you will have the confidence to dance socially with more than one partner.

Courses and Workshops in Margate, Kent

Winter 2020

*Please note, you will be expected to dance with more than one partner during each lesson. If you would like to learn to dance purely as a couple, please contact me directly for more details in relation to private lessons.

March 2020

Shim Sham Shimmy Routine Workshop at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate

Wednesday 4th March  

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

The Shim Sham Shimmy routine is the Swing Dance equivalent of Line Dancing. It is a non partner choreographed dance routine which began in New York in the late 1930’s., It was created by the swing dancers of the time, who incorporated traditional jazz and tap steps into the routine. At this hour long workshop, you will learn a series of dance steps, including the Shim Sham break, the Shorty George and Boogie Backs, which will be put together to create a sequence dance.

Price: Advance tickets £7.00 (+bf)

Price: £10.00 OTD

 

4 Week Jive & Swing Course for Beginners at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate 

Wednesday 11th, 18th, 25th March & 1st April 

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

*This four week course will teach you the basic moves to Swing dance to music from, or inspired by the 40’s and 50’s. No previous partner dance experience is necessary to attend this course, but please ensure you have comfortable shoes that you can dance in.

£28.00 per person on the door

£24.00 (+bf) per person if booked in advance

 

*Please note, you will be expected to dance with more than one partner during each lesson. If you would like to learn to dance purely as a couple, please contact me directly for more details in relation to private lessons.

Lindy Hop Workshop at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate 

Wednesday 11th, 18th, 25th March

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Do you have some 6 count partner dancing experience, but would like to learn more? Then this is the course for you!

On this 3 part workshop, you will consolidate the 6 count moves you already know, and introduce some basic 8 count such as the Swing Out, Lindy Turn and the Lindy Circle steps to add to your repertoire. You will need to have either attended my Beginners classes, or have previous 6 count experience to successfully complete this workshop.

 

£15.00 (+bf) per person if booked in advance (for 11th,18th & 25th)

£10.00 per person on the door

April 2020

*Please note, you will be expected to dance with more than one partner during each lesson. If you would like to learn to dance purely as a couple, please contact me directly for more details in relation to private lessons.

Charleston workshop for Beginners at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate

Wednesday 1st April

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

*This Charleston workshop will teach you the basic steps for solo and partnered   Charleston moves. Dance  steps such as Granny Kneecaps, Black Bottom and Call Me Cab will be taught, plus lots more.

This class is suitable for the complete Charleston beginner, or the more experienced dancer who wishes to add Charleston moves into their partner dancing.

 

Price: Advance tickets £7.00 (+bf)

Price: £10.00 per person on the Door

4 Week Jive & Swing Course for Beginners at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate 

Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th April 

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

*This four week course will teach you the basic moves to Swing dance to music from, or inspired by the 40’s and 50’s. No previous partner dance experience is necessary to attend this course, but please ensure you have comfortable shoes that you can dance in.

 

£28.00 per person on the door

£24.00 (+bf) per person if booked in advance

Charleston workshop for Beginners at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate

Wednesday 8th April

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

*This Charleston workshop will teach you the basic steps for solo and partnered Charleston moves. Dance  steps such as Granny Kneecaps, Black Bottom and Call Me Cab will be taught, plus lots more.

This class is suitable for the complete Charleston beginner, or the more experienced dancer who wishes to add Charleston moves into their partner dancing.

Advance tickets £7.00 (+bf)

£10.00 per person on the Door

 

Shim Sham Shimmy Routine Workshop at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate

Wednesday 15th April 

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

The Shim Sham Shimmy routine is the Swing Dance equivalent of Line Dancing. It is a non partner choreographed dance routine which began in New York in the late 1930’s., It was created by the swing dancers of the time, who incorporated traditional jazz and tap steps into the routine. At this hour long workshop, you will learn a series of dance steps, including the Shim Sham break, the Shorty George and Boogie Backs, which will be put together to create a sequence dance.

Price: Advance tickets £7.00 (+bf)

Price: £10.00 OTD

Shim Sham Shimmy Routine Workshop at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate

Wednesday 22nd April 

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

The Shim Sham Shimmy routine is the Swing Dance equivalent of Line Dancing. It is a non partner choreographed dance routine which began in New York in the late 1930’s., It was created by the swing dancers of the time, who incorporated traditional jazz and tap steps into the routine. At this hour long workshop, you will learn a series of dance steps, including the Shim Sham break, the Shorty George and Boogie Backs, which will be put together to create a sequence dance.

Price: Advance tickets £7.00 (+bf)

Price: £10.00 OTD

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy – Please note payments for 4 week courses and any other workshops cannot be exchanged or money refunded once sold, unless the class is cancelled by me, in which case a full refund will be processed.

Venue Locations

Address: Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, 3 – 5 King Street, Margate CT9 1DD

Address: The Studio, Thanet Indoor Bowls Centre, St Georges Lawns, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 3AB