Lindy Hop Classes

Our regular Monday night classes are at Hull Marist Church. 119 Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2DH. No partner? No problem we rotate partners, which means that you’re more than welcome to come along on your own. We are an extremely friendly bunch of locals, so as much as anything else it’s a great way to meet a lovely gang of people. Classes aren't run as a course, so you can drop in and out whenever you feel like it (until you get the bug, in which case you won’t be able to help but come back every week!).  7.30pm – 10.30pm, £4 for the whole night!

Class One

We start from absolute beginners weekly, just turn up, no need to book. We usually cover a half-dozen or so classic Lindy Hop and Partnered Charleston moves in a short, achievable routine. After this we get a bit of social time for a natter, a drink and a practise of what we’ve just learned.
We then repeat Class One to cement the moves that we’ve done, and mix it up a little bit to learn and polish the vital technique for lead and follow (with maybe a couple of variations)

Performance and Social Dance
source: (2013)

Class Two

After twelve weeks or so you’ll feel ready to move up to the Improver/Intermediate class that runs alongside, for the harder, more head-mangling stuff! We then have a bit of practise time afterwards to dance, enjoy the music and make merry. Tea, coffee and cold drinks included. There is no bar, but BYO is encouraged for those who may require Dutch Courage.

Social Dancing

Many years ago (before telly and ‘tinternet) partner dancing was the norm, and kids would start dancing with each other at an early age as it was a major form of entertainment. Nowadays, society in general seems to have lost that skill, so don't be put off if you suffer from a surplus of left feet as we all learn at different rates. We all have to start from somewhere, and none of us have been doing it so long that we can’t remember what it’s like to be a struggling newbie! Like any skill, it takes time to develop, so don't worry if you feel like you’re not an expert after your first couple of lessons, after a few weeks, your feet will get the hang of it on their own, and before long you will be confidently dancing the night away!