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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
4 Week Jive & Swing Course for Beginners at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate
Wednesday 3rd,10th,17th & 24th July
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 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.
Shim Sham Shammy Routine Workshop at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate
Wednesday 3rd July
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
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.
£7.00 per person on the door
£6.00 per person if booked in advance
Charleston for Beginners at Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms, Margate
Wednesday 10th July
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
This one hour Charleston workshop will introduce you the basic Charleston steps used in partner and non partner dances. From your Black Bottom, and your Grannies Knee Caps right through to your Flamingos, we’ve got it covered!
£6.00 pp advance payment via website
£7.00 pp on the door