Off The Beatson Track!

It was a fine sunny day on Sunday 27th August, all the better for the participants of the Off the Beatson Track, a fundraiser for a wonderful Glasgow based charity Beatson Cancer Charity involving a very long, but fun, walk for participants.  Glasgow Lindyhoppers were asked to dance in front of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to provide some entertainment for those going Off the Beatson Track.

Here are some photos of us soaking up the rare Glasgow sunshine.  Hopefully the videos of us doing the Shim Sham turn up soon!

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Tonight! Free lindy hop taster class followed by live music

Tonight it’s our free beginner taster class in Sloans ballroom!

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, want to meet people, are eager to strut your stuff on the dance floor or just love the music – this your chance to try swing dancing for free in a fun taster class.

Where: Sloans Ballroom, 108 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8BG
When: Monday 28th August, 7pm – 8.15pm
How much: Free!

In this taster class we will show you a few basic moves to get you swinging across the floor, and demonstrate the kind of things you could learn by coming to our classes.

The class is aimed at complete beginners, you don’t have to have done any kind of dancing before. No partner required but feel free to bring friends!

After class stick around for a free social dance, including  live music from The Background Sounds!

Find the facebook events for the taster class and the free social.

See you tonight!

Just announced – Level Up! Lindy Hop workshop

Join us in Glasgow this August for Level Up! Lindy Hop Workshop from Glasgow Lindyhoppers!

Registrations open Friday 14th July at 9am via DanceCloud: https://glasgowlindy.dancecloud.com/#/events/17036

This workshop will focus on taking your dancing to the next level. Whether you have been dancing for 6 months or 6 years, this is a chance to improve your dancing, to hone your leading and following skills and to get your power bars up to full strength.

With two levels, two sets of teachers and great social dances you should don your plumber overalls, slip on your power sneakers and get ready to Level Up!

TEACHERS

Trisha Sewell and Ben Cook
Lee and Seema Paterson

Find out more about levels, prices and everything else on our facebook event

Sunday 9th July – our next monthly social!

This Sunday 9th July we have our monthly social – Jam at Number 9!

We will be spinning music suitable for Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and maybe a lil Blues 😉 All level of dancers welcome!

Food and a full bar is available. If you have any dietary requirements, please drop us a line at least 2 days before the event so we can let the restaurant know.

4-7pm
Committee Room 9, John St
Glasgow G1 1HP
£4 entry

Find the facebook event.

 

Jumpin’ July | Lindy Hop Workshop

Glasgow Lindyhoppers are delighted to bring you Swing Patrol teachers Maddie Dailly and James David Smith for a lindy hop workshop this July!

Designed for intermediate dancers and above, this one-day workshop aims to give you a strong foundation and some fun moves to kick your social dancing up a notch.

In the morning we’ll focus on the elusive concept of frame.
What is it? How do we use it? How can it improve your leading and following skills?
We’ll work on exercises to give you a better sense of what feels good, and progress on to more fancy moves to test your new skills out.

In the afternoon we’ll throw lots of moves at you to jazz up your social dancing repertoire – and some solid technique too!

When: Saturday 22nd July 11am-4pm
Where: Sloans Ballroom, Argyle St
Cost: £25

Registrations are open via DanceCloud: https://glasgowlindy.dancecloud.com/#/events/16674

If you’re signing up with a partner one person will need to book and pay for both people at the same time.

James has been dancing since 2010. He’s competed and social danced around Europe and the US. Maddie has danced in more dark, sweaty jazz clubs than she can remember; she started Southside Swing in Glasgow and occasionally taught for GLH before moving back south. Both former members of Swing Patrol’s Skyliners troupe, Maddie and James teach together every week at Swing Patrol Peckham.

Find the facebook event.

Free swing dancing taster class – Monday 5th June!

Even if the sun isn’t out you can add a warm happy glow to your summer nights with a free swing dancing taster class with Glasgow Lindyhoppers.

Lindy hop came out of the jazz clubs and ballrooms of Harlem in the 1920s. It was popular in the 1930s and 40s and is still danced all over the world today!

In this free taster class we will take you through some simple, fun moves to get you dancing straight away.

When: 7pm, Monday 5th June
Where: Blackfriars, Merchant City
How much: Free!

No experience required, this class is aimed at complete beginners. No need to bring a partner but feel free to bring friends!

WARNING: lindy hop is a highly addictive dance. Proceed with caution (and lots of fun).

Find the facebook event.