52nd Street Jump (Caron and Steve Mason) © 2018
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!
Black Diamond Boogie
Join us in Louth for a great night of dancing. With a mix of fantastic music from the 30’s to the 50’s, you can Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Jive and Stroll all night long. The evening begins with a beginner’s Lindy Hop class.
See Black Diamond Boogie for more details.
Friday Night Swing
Join us in North Thoresby for a great night of dancing to swingin’ sounds from the 30’s to the 50’s. The evening begins with a Balboa class.
See Friday Night Swing for more details.