52nd Street Jump (Caron and Steve Mason) © 2020
Once you’ve mastered your first few steps, it’s time for you to make your way on to the dance floor to practise what you’ve learnt. You might not feel like you’re confident yet, but you’ll soon discover that dancing outside of the lesson - what we call freestyle - is the key to growing your skills. And most importantly it’s great fun!
Freestyle dancing is really sociable:
At our classes, there is time for freestyle dancing between the beginner’s and improver’s lessons. This starts at around 8.30pm and usually lasts for about 30 minutes. There is a further period of freestyle dancing after the improver’s lesson.
You’ll have the chance to dance to a wide range of music from the 30’s to the 50’s and there is a chance to do some strolling too. Many people find that this is a great way to practise the moves covered in the class so that they can be danced confidently and mixed with other moves.
Party Nights (see our calendar for upcoming dates)
On party nights, there is only one class (often Balboa rather than Lindy Hop) which means you can enjoy social dancing from 9.00pm. On these nights we ask everyone to bring some food to share. This means we enjoy a great party atmosphere as well as plenty of time to dance!
We hold social dances from time to time throughout the year and these are the perfect place to enjoy socialising as well as dancing to great music.
Market Rasen Vintage Tea Dance
Dress up in your vintage best and join us for a fantastic afternoon of music for Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Jive, Balboa and social dances. You can expect to be transported back in time to capture the feel of a 40's tea dance.
The Bluestones Big Band will be playing for us and you will enjoy a range of Glenn Miller favourites in addition to other big band standards.
DJ Dr Swing will be playing a range of music from the 30s - 50s for your dancing pleasure. There should be something for everyone.
Vintage stalls to be confirmed.
Free tea and coffee available but bring any other refreshments you desire.
See Market Rasen Vintage Tea Dance for more details.