Solo Jazz Roots – starts back next week

Please note and spread the word that there is no Solo Jazz Roots class tonight. We will be starting back next week. More details to follow

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Sun 7 Jan: Happy New Year! Classes Start Back

Lindy Hop classes start back this week in Sneinton. Yay!

It’s a perfect time to start with us if you’ve never been before and of course about time we got back in the swing of things for all the rest of you fabulous people 🙂

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all!

CLASSES

  • 5.45 – Fundamentals (suitable for beginners and those fine tuning their basics)
  • 7.10 – More Rhythms and Patterns (Suitable for Improvers)
  • 8.20 – Intermediates

VENUE

This first Sunday back (7 Jan) will be at our usual venue, St Christopher’s Church Hall.

Please note that for 4 weeks after thIs Sunday we will be at an alternate venue while the hall is used quite rightly and admirably as a Shelter.

More details will follow but for now we can enjoy our first week back in our usual home 🙂

PRICES

After much deliberation I have decided I need to make a small change to our prices this year. At most this will result in a £1 increase for those who take multiple classes in one session. I hope you still think this is fair and reasonable for the quality of our classes and our venue.

  • If you attend one class this will remain at just £5,
  • for those taking 2 classes in one session this will now be £7,
  • and for those taking 3 classes in one session this will be £8.
  • For students and unwaged there will remain a maximum charge of £5.

If these price changes cause anyone difficulties in attending classes then please let me know as I never want money to get in the way of your dancing.

Of course, as always there will be the usual complimentary teas, coffees and biscuits.

See you all this Sunday!!

Best wishes

Lisa

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Sun 17 Dec: Our Christmas Tea Dance and Fuddle

Hello lovely dancing peeps!

I’m now very excited as our annual Christmas Tea Dance and Fuddle is tomorrow! Hopefully you’ll have seen all the details on Facebook by now but if not here you are …

We’ll be celebrating in our usual relaxed, friendly style, welcoming all swing dancers, new and old, local or further afield.

As always we encourage everyone to bring a small donation of food (sweet or savoury) to add to our *Fuddle* for us all to share after our *fun intro class* has got us all warmed up and raring to go. Complimentary tea, coffee and squash is provided but you’re welcome to BYOB if you prefer.

Then we’ll *social dance* our Christmas socks off together through till 10.30pm with the odd Shim Sham, Snowball and Jam Circle along the way.

I can’t wait and am so looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday 17 December!!

Doors open 6pm. £5 per person.

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Sun 10 Dec: CLASSES ARE STILL ON TODAY 🙂

Hello everyone! Hope you’ve been enjoying the snow this morning. All the main roads are clear and even the side roads are very passable in our neck of the woods so classes will still be running today. So if you’re able to get out there’ll be a warm cuppa and a biccie waiting for you. Drive safe. And if you can’t get out today don’t worry, it’s our Christmas party next week so I’ll look forward to seeing you then 🙂 Lisa xx

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Sun 8 and Mon 9 October – Take a break and hustle!

Hello everyone!

As we discussed at classes last week there will be no classes on either Sunday (Lindy Hop) or Monday (Solo Vernacular Jazz) this weekend (8 & 9 October).

However, don’t worry you can still get your dancing fix this Sunday 8 October by heading on down to the ‘Hockley Hustle‘ in Nottingham. This is a fab little music festival where all the bars in Hockley have live music of every kind you can think of playing all day.

For Lindy hoppers there will be Jazz and Swing bands playing in Das Kino from 2pm till late (https://www.facebook.com/events/141939336399250??ti=ia) plus two opportunities to join in with some Social dance demos along with Rose and George and lots of other Nottingham dancers. See info from Rose below…

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HOCKLEY HUSTLE INFORMATION

Here are a reminder of our slots and location.

FRINGE STAGE – opposite Hartleys Cafe,

Dancing 2.30 – 3.00

PELHAM STREET

Dancing 4.30 – 5.15

The organisers plan to keep to the schedule as close as possible, but please be prepared for changes.

Everyone is welcome to come and join in for some free dancing at these times! And bring relevant leaflets to promote swing in Nottingham.

If you have bagsied a wristband I will have collected them and you can get them from me. I will email my phone number for people to get in touch.

BELONGINGS

We are able to keep personal belongings locked in a room at the National Video Game Arcade, so at 2.15 and 4.15 we will be heading there to pick up the speaker and drop off bags.

Das Kinos will be hosting the jazz music for the day. So in between performances you will most likely find a dancer or two in there. If you haven’t got a free wristband you will have to purchase a festival wristband to get inside the venues (you can do this in advanced or on the day).

Das Kinos line up:

22:45pm – Henry Claude Band

21:30pm – Eclectic Band

20:15pm – Suzanne Mellard and The New Standards

19:00pm – Ed Marchewics Band

17:45pm – Angels in the Architecture

16:30pm – Jeanie Barton Quartet

15:15pm – Shell’s Belles

14:00pm – Me and Mr Jones

DJ The Bard will fill in the gaps between bands.

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I hope you have a lovely time. It’s always been fab each year I’ve been able to go in the past and I know Rose and George would love to see as many friendly Lindy Hopping faces as possible for the Social dance demos whether just to cheer everyone on or get involved.

Classes will be back on Sunday 15 and Monday 16 October.

See you all then!

Lisa

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Sun 17 Sept: Lindy Hop classes back as usual

Hello everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed learning the Shim Sham last week with Bob. We’re back to our usual Lindy Hop classes today at St Christopher’s Church Hall, Trent Road, Sneinton with beginners staring at 5.45, followed by Improvers at 7.15 and Intermediates at 8.15. There’ll be the usual teas and coffees and plenty of time to practice and Social dance before and between classes – including Shim Sham time. You know what to do 😉 

See you all later!

Lisa xx

£5 per class, 

Deal: £6 for two, £7 for three when taken in the same session.

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10 Sept: Sunday Sneinton Shim Sham with Bob

Hi everyone 

As you’ll know if you were at classes last week or follow us on Facebook, we’ve got something a little different for you this Sunday.

Instead of our regular Lindy Hop classes, Bob will be taking you all through the Shim Sham routine as wonderfully popularised, shaped and shared with us all by the wonderful ambassador of Lindy Hop, the late, Frankie Manning

The session will run in two halves with half an hour Social dancing in between. It’ll be £5 for either half and £7 for both, all are welcome to Social dance. 

6pm to 7.15: Beginners and those wanting a refresh of the main routine

7.15 to 7.45: Social dancing

7.45 to 9.00: Improvers variations to spice up your steps and rhythms

More details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548484931862046/

It’s going to be a lot of fun. No need to book and no partner necessary. Don’t miss out!

PS: we’re still at St Christopher’s Church Hall, Trent Road, Sneinton, Nottingham 

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NLH’s Sneinton Summer Social (and fond farewell to Alex)

Sunday 6 August

It’s our Summer Social and Fuddle! Also it’s Alex’s last night before he heads to Amsterdam for a year. So let’s wish him a find Farewell and dance our socks off.

  • Fun Lindy hop class
  • Fuddle (please bring food/drink to share)
  • Snowball/Shim Sham/Farewell Jam Circle
  • Lots of Social dancing
  • All welcome
  • £5 on the door
  • 6pm to 10pm
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Sun 4 June – Classes are on today! 

I’m very late reminding you of this but … LINDY HOP CLASSES ARE ON TODAY!!! 
– St Christopher’s Church Hall, Trent Road, Sneinton. 

– Fundamentals (Beg) at 5.45, followed by Improvers at 7ish and Intermediates 8.15ish. 

– £5 for one, £6 for two, £7 for three. 

– No partner needed

– Free tea, coffee and biscuits

– All welcome 🙂

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Sunday 14 May – Classes, Social and supported Practice

Hello everyone! 

Here’s a little reminder about classes today – Spoiler alert! – things are a little different 😉

  • The fundamental (beginners) class is running as usual from 5:45pm (doors open 5:30pm) 
  • Then from 6.45/7 through till 9pm the floor is yours! We’ll be playing music to keep you all dancing away however rather than a regular social it’ll be a time to practice, ask each other and your teachers questions, try things out and generally consolidate your learning while gaining some confidence on the social dance floor.  You can of course just social dance too. It’s up to you 🙂

St Christopher’s hall is huge so there will be loads of space for all of you, regardless of experience, to find room to tryout your latest moves/ skills/rhythms, or polish up existing ones.  There’ll also be the usual tea, coffee and biscuits so feel free to use the time to catch up with friends and make new ones on and off the dance floor.

I hope it’ll be a really fun session so please come along and if it works out well we will try and have these sessions again. 

Happy Sunday everyone!!

Let’s fill this space with dancing 🙂

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