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.

Beginner’s Shim Sham Course.

Monday 13th, 20th & 27th June

Time 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Hi all

I will the guest teacher delivering a three week Beginner’s Shim Sham course for the Canterbury and Ashford Jive Classes group, course at Canterbury Baptist Church Hall, Canterbury CT 1 1UT

What’s the Shim Sham?

The Shim Sham started as a late 1920’s tap routine often danced at the end of musical shows. The routine originated at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, where a group of lindyhoppers did the shim sham as a group line dance without the taps. The well known swing dancer and choreographer Frankie Manning introduced his version of the shim sham most commonly danced at swing dances today.

Classes: £7/ £6 reduced (unemployed, retired, student or NHS staff) per person per evening cash only on the door. For booking in advance & for more information email:

Beginner’s Four Week Lindy Hop Course.

Friday 8th,15th, 22nd & 29th July

Time 7.30pm – 8.30pm

On this course you will learn  how to dance the Swing Out, Lindy Turn and Lindy Circle, which are the basic moves of eight count Lindy Hop. 

Please note the course will be quite intensive, so you many want to bring a bottle of water with you.

Price: £30 in advance, £10 on the door

 Canterbury Baptist Church Hall, Canterbury CT 1 1UT