Jerome's World of Music & Dance

                Swing Dance Classes

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

Summer 2018

 Jive and Swing Course for Beginners 

Course Dates: Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th July

Time 6.30pm – 7.30pm

This four week course, will teach you the basic swing moves to partner dance to music from, or with a 40’s and 50’s feel*.

Advance booking £24.00 per person

(please ensure you have read my booking policy at the bottom of this page before making a payment).


Swing Out, Lindy Turn and Lindy Circle for Beginners

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

Workshop Dates: Wednesday 4th  & 18 July

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Price: £6.00

These hour long workshops will consolidate the 6 count moves you already know, and introduce some basic 8 count such as the Lindy Turn and 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.

Charleston Basics

Workshop Dates: Wednesday 11th & 25th July

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Price: £6.00

This introductory level Charleston class will introduce you to many of the classic steps from the 1920’s and 30’s, such as Grannies Knees Caps, Call me a Cab, or the Flamingo. This workshop will concentrate on individual (non-partner) moves, so you don’t need a partner to attend just bring yourself and your dancing shoes*!

Shim Sham Shimmy Routine

Wednesday 22nd & 29th August

Time 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Price £7.00

The Shim Sham 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.

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*No previous partner dance experience is necessary to attend this course, but please ensure you have comfortable shoes that you can dance in.

**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.


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

Address: Olby’s Music Room, 3 – 5 Kings Street, Margate CT9 1DD

Please note classes do not run on a Bank Holiday.

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The Studio, Thanet Indoor Bowl Centre, St Georges Lawns, Cliftonville, Kent