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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Easter break – no classes on Easter weekend 

Hi all

This is a very quick post to remind you that there are no Lindy Hop or Solo Jazz classes this Easter weekend on either Sunday 16 or Monday 17 April 2017 (remember we always break on bank holiday weekends). 

We will be back with classes on the following weekend (Sun 23 and Mon 24 April). So it’s just a one week break and we’ll see you again very soon :-).

We then go into a topsy turvey period due to the May bank holidays but I’ll remind you about those as we get there. 

For now though I’ll look forward to seeing you on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 April.

Hope you all have a very lovely Easter break.

Lisa xx

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Classes are back today and at St Christopher’s

Hi all.

Just a quick reminder that our Lindy Hop classes are back today after the break for the very successful NottingJam last weekend and we’re also back at St Christopher’s Church Hall, Trent Rd (Collwick Rd end), Sneinton.

See you all later

Lisa xx

PS – Solo Jazz will also be at St Christopher’s, startingack on Monday at 8pm

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6 March – Save the Old School Hall – Public Meeting

Hello! For those of you who are interested in the future of our previous, much loved venue, ‘The Old School Hall‘ in Sneinton, there’s a public meeting being held this Monday evening, 6 March. 7pm at Sneinton Hermitage Community Centre (hence no solo jazz class this week). 

There’s been a lot happening, driven forward by a very passionate, skilled and dedicated steering committee who I know would love to get your support. 

If you want to know more you can view the websitehttp://www.doshsneinton.org.uk/

You can also help by signing the online petition here … https://www.change.org/p/dosh-save-the-old-school-hall-on-windmill-lane-from-being-demolished?source_location=minibar

Many thanks

Lisa xx

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NottingJam 2017 – it’s here!!

Hi everyone. Very quickly here’s a link to the Facebook event page for NottingJam 2017 which is taking place this weekend 3-5 March. 


Dancers from all over Nottingham, the UK and further afield are coming to town to dance their socks off!

If you’re not booked on for the whole event you can still attend the social dances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings (details are in the screen shot above – click to view more clearly). 

It should be a lot of fun so don’t miss out and remember that we are not running classes this Sunday or Monday, to give us all the time and space to attend, so why wouldn’t you! 🙂 

It’s just £20 for all 3 social dances but you can also pay for each individually. Contact the organisers for more info


Details of the NottingJam socials happening this weekend:


Friday Night – 

19:00 to 00:00 @The Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LB (Next to Spanky Van Dykes) 

 Cost: £5


Saturday Night – 

20:00 – 02:00 @The Marcus Garvey Ballroom, Lenton Boulevard, Lenton, NG7 2BY 

 Cost: £15 

 The theme is Go Green


Sunday Evening

17:00 – 21:00ish @ The Studio, Portland Building, University Park

Cost £5

You can purchase tickets on the door, if you fancy attending everything that you see here, social passes are available and they are £20 for all three events (also available on the door).  

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13 Feb: Jazz Class at one-off new venue tonight

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR TONIGHT!!!  Unfortunately the Hermitage has been inadvertently double booked for tonight but I’ve rung around and found an alternative for us so our solo jazz roots class at 8pm (and practice session at 9pm) can still run. 

It’s a dance studio at the Brendan Lawrence Sports Centre, 35, Hunger Hill Road, St Ann’s (off Woodborough Road). It’s a great chance to use mirrors to help your dancing but don’t worry they’re not everywhere so you can not look if you don’t want to 🙂. 

Can you please share far and wide, so that everyone knows as it’s incredibly short notice?

If anyone has transport issues please let me know and I will try and help everyone get there. 

Maps are below … the red marker is tonight’s venue 

Lisa xx

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Remember – new temporary venue – Sneinton Hermitage

Hello! So, as we’ve been discussing at classes, St Christopher’s are very kindly running a shelter for the next 5 weeks from our usual hall so we’re going to move to a new temporary venue in order to keep classes running for you. It’s not perfect but there’s a big enough space and a kitchen with a kettle – so you’ll still get your Sunday (and Monday) cuppa and we should be able to dance 🙂 

Here’s the address and a couple of maps. Sneinton Hermitage: Sneinton Boulevard, Nottingham, NG2 4GN

As you can see it’s very close to St Christopher’s. Parking is on street and it sits off a pedestrian  square. 

See you from 5.30pm on Sunday for Lindy Hop and 8pm on Monday for Solo Authentic Jazz 

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