I know how important our classes are to the mental and physical health of so many of us (me definitely included) so I’m taking this step with a heavy heart; but with the need to protect our vulnerable people and try to delay spread to help our health service (which I work for) cope, I have taken the decision to suspend all classes for the time being. That means no Sunday Lindy Hop and no Monday Solo Jazz Roots.
I know that local guidance hasn’t asked for this yet and I was hoping it wouldn’t be necessary just yet but the advice around social distancing is pretty convincing plus today I have a mild sore throat and itchy eyes, more likely due to hay fever than COVID-19, but it wouldn’t be right to chance it.
I will keep you all up to date as things progress and I’ll do my best to post interesting videos and information to keep you connected to all things swing in the meantime.
For now please feel free to use our Facebook page and group (search for Nottingham Lindy Hop on FB), our Twitter handle (@nottmlindyhop), and/or our Instagram feed (@nottinghamlindyhop) to keep in touch with NLH and each other to avoid loneliness during what may become an increased period of suspended activities. You can also message me directly whenever you need to 🙂
For now, take care of yourselves and I’ll look forward to seeing you at the earliest opportunity.
I’ve been waiting to see how Storm Dennis panned out this weekend after the awfulness of last weekend’s Storm Ciara and while I know some have been badly affected by the wind and rain last night, all seems to have calmed down now and so I will be running our Lindy Hop classes today.
While things are calming down the snow and ice today have caused some problems on the roads again so I am going to make the decision to call off classes again tonight. Therefore there will be no Solo Jazz class this evening.
I’m as disappointed as you not to be out dancing tonight but sometimes it’s more important to make the sensible call.
I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Stay warm and safe and please spread the word so that no one heads out unnecessarily this evening.
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) :
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.
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!
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 🙂