Sun 27 Oct: No classes – Join us at the Hockley Hustle!

There are no classes this Sunday 27 October but there’s still dancing and music because instead we’re all heading to the Hockley Hustle!

This is a great live music festival taking over all the bars in Hockley, in the centre of Nottingham, each year where all the profits go to charity. This year there are more than 300 live acts playing in more than 30 locations.

You can find out more and buy your tickets/wristbands here for £17.60 (there are also ‘young hustler’ tickets avail to those of you with families at lower prices with different venue access) :

https://hockleyhustle.co.uk


Live music galore:

Almost every music style you can think of will be represented across the festival so check out the event list and take your pick.

Of course that also includes Jazz and Swing which will mostly be hosted at Peggy’s Skylight on George Street, from 12.30pm to 11.30pm, although you will find other bands/ performances of interest across the festival.

https://www.peggysskylight.co.uk/events/hockley-hustle-1


Dancing in the street:

As part of the event the lovely Rose and George from SwingIt have organised two open air dance sessions that we can all join in with. See details below. It’s so much fun to dance in the streets so please do come and join us!


Class schedule:

Our regular Sunday Lindy Hop classes resume next Sunday 3 November.

Monday Jazz class runs as normal on Monday 28 October where we’ll be continuing to work on Norma Miller’s version of the Trickeration routine.


Ok that’s all from me for now. Soon be time to Hustle! Hope to see you all there 🙂

Lisa xx

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Sun 29 & Mon 30 Sept – Class Break

Hi everyone

A quick reminder that we’re on a class break this weekend.

Classes start back on Sunday 6 October for Lindy Hop and Monday 7 October for Solo Jazz.

See you all next week!

Best wishes

Lisa xx

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25 & 26 Aug: Bank Holiday Break!

🎉 It’s August Bank Holiday weekend and the sun ☀️ is shining!!

That means there are 🚫 no classes this Sunday (Lindy) or Monday (Jazz) at 🏰 St Christopher’s, Sneinton.

⛱ So sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine and I’ll see you all when we return next weekend (🗓 1st and 2nd September).

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#noclasses #bankholiday #takeabreak #sunshine #lindyhop #jazzroots #sneinton #nottingham

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Sun 2 & Mon 3 June – Regular class schedule resumes

Hi everyone!

After the tipsy turvey months of April and May with breaks, tea dance and shim sham specials, we’re now back at St Christopher’s in Sneinton with our regular class schedule.

🌟 Sundays – Lindy Hop

🌟 Mondays – Solo Jazz

See our classes page for more details

See you all soon!

Lisa ❤️

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Sun 12 & 19 May: Frankie’s Shim Sham – Sunday Specials!

Hello everyone!

We have two Sundays in between the bank holiday weekends on Sun 12 and Sun 19 May 2019 and as this is Frankie Manning Month in the Lindy Hop World we thought it would be a great opportunity to share Frankie’s Shim Sham with you all.

To do this we’re going to change up our normal class schedule for the next 2 weeks.

🕰 Doors will open at 5:45pm with music for you to practice your Lindy or Jazz or just get settled with a cuppa and the class will start at 6pm and go through till 8.30pm with breaks in between.

🏠 We’re at our regular venue, St Christopher’s Church Hall, Trent Road, Sneinton, Nottingham.

💷 Classes will be charged at £7 per person per week.

Whether this is completely new for you or if you just want a refresher this will be a fun couple of hours for the next 2 weeks learning this great routine loved and shared by Lindy Hoppers the world over.

📽 As a bonus we will have a projector set up so that you can watch some great videos about Frankie Manning, and Norma Miller too (who passed this last week).

In the meantime I thought I’d share these new images of Frankie’s Lindy Hop values from the Frankie Manning Foundation ❤️

Really looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!

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Sun 28 April: Spring Social and ‘We are 9!’ + class schedule for May & June

Apologies for the late posting but if you’ve been to classes lately you’ll know that we’re planning to have our spring social (and Fuddle) on the last Sunday in April (Sunday 28 April 2019) (which is also the first Sunday back after our Spring/Easter break and the Sunday before the May bank holiday break – more detail in our schedule is below).

This is also around about the time I first started teaching classes in Sneinton with Nottingham Lindy Hop – 9 years ago!!!!

We’ll have the usual fun class, snowballs, jam circles, Shim shams and regular social dancing through till 10pm.

It’s a fun, welcoming night for new and more experienced swing dancers alike. All are welcome wherever you usually dance.

There’ll be music for Lindy Hoppers, Solo Jazzers and Balboa dancers too so there should be something for everyone.

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🥗🧁: Please bring a donation of food for the Fuddle table if you can.

💷 Cost: £5 on the door!

🏫 Venue: St Christopher’s Church Hall, Trent Road, Sneinton, Nottingham

⏰ Time: 6pm to 10pm

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I’d love to see you all!!

Lisa 💋

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CLASS SCHEDULE UPDATE:

We will have 2 weeks of regular classes in May between the 2 bank holidays although we may try and do something a bit different- keep an eye out for more information coming soon 🙂

You can keep up to date with when our classes are running by viewing the diary page but as our Spring term is always a bit tricky with all the bank holidays here’s a Diary summary:

🎉 Sun 28 April: Spring Social and Fuddle

⛔️ Mon 29 April: No jazz class

⛔️ Sun 5 May: Bank Holiday weekend – no classes

⛔️ Mon 6 May: Bank Holiday – no classes

Sun 12 May: SHIM SHAM SPECIALS (6:00pm to 8:30pm) £7

Mon 13 May: Regular Solo Jazz class (8-9.30)

Sun 19 May: SHIM SHAM SPECIALS (6:00pm to 8:30pm) £7

Mon 20 May: Regular Solo Jazz class (8-9.30)

⛔️ Sun 26 May: Bank Holiday weekend – no classes

⛔️ Mon 27 May: Bank Holiday – no classes

Sun 2 Jun: Regular Lindy Hop classes (5:30 -9)

Mon 3 Jun: Regular Solo Jazz class (8-9.30)

✅ -> classes continue as usual:” 🥰

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Sun 17 March to 1 April @ Sneinton Hermitage (alternate venue)

Hello everyone!

Thankfully I’ve now been able to confirm that we will be at our alternate venue Sneinton Hermitage Community Centre from this Sunday 17 March 2019 through to Monday 1 April 2019 while our regular venue, St Christopher’s, takes its turn as hosts of the homeless shelter project.

The Hermitage is only 5 mins away from St Christopher’s, is on bus routes and has free on-street parking on the surrounding streets.

On Sundays we’ll be in the upstairs hall. Look for the open green door to the right hand side of the main glass entrance doors and come on upstairs.

On Mondays we’ll be in the downstairs room.

Times are all as usual – see our Classes page

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there from Sunday!

Best wishes

Lisa xx

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Mon 11 March – Jazz class cancelled

Hi all

Please note that tomorrow’s solo jazz class on 11 March will not be running. Please accept my apologies for the confusion. We will be back at an alternate venue next week on 18 March.

See you all next week

Best wishes

Lisa

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End of block + Feb Break = Well done and see you again on 24th Feb 2019!!

End of ‘term’ photos!!

I love teaching all of you fabulous people how to Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz dance each week.

Here are photos of those you who were there in our latter classes in this first teaching block of 2019 – I know there are many more of you who joined us along the way.

In the above photo we have Lindy Hop Fundamentals (beginners and friends) at the top, Improvers (and Intermediates) in the middle and Solo Jazzsters at the bottom.

As we’ve now just come to the end of our first teaching block of 2019 (block recap lists coming soon) we are taking a – one week break – so no classes on Sun 17 and Mon 18 Feb 2019.

We’ll be back on Sun 24 and Mon 25 Feb with lots of lovely fun new rhythms and patterns and moves.

Enjoy your break!!

#happydanceteacher #happydancers #lindyhop #jazzdance #sneinton

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Monday nights from 21 Jan: Learn the Big Apple (first half)

Hello! For those of you interested in learning the Big Apple 🍎 Solo Jazz dance routine why not join us on Monday nights for the next few weeks from Monday 21 January 2019.

https://youtu.be/trsX4GWdc94

🎬 The full routine was choreographed by Frankie Manning for Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers and features in the film Keep Punchin’. It’s a long, exciting routine but for the next few weeks we’ll be focussing just on the first half (the part danced in a circle) so it’s perfect for anyone who knows a few jazz steps or is a confident social Lindy hopper.

👞 Monday Solo Jazz Roots Class starts at 8.15pm, finishing at 9.15pm however the session opens at 8pm ending at 9.30pm to give you time to warm up, practice and cool down (and of course, drink tea ☕️😉)

💷 Cost £5 per person on the door.

🏠 St Christopher’s Church Hall, Trent Road, Sneinton, Nottingham

#bigappleroutine #jazzdance #sneinton #nottingham #danceclass

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