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 ( 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…



Here are a reminder of our slots and location.

FRINGE STAGE – opposite Hartleys Cafe,

Dancing 2.30 – 3.00


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.


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.


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!


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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:

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 website

You can also help by signing the online petition here …

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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