Free Taster Class – tonight!

Hi Lindy Hop Fans,

Tonight is the night of the Free Taster Class!

Lindy hop came out of the jazz clubs and ballrooms of Harlem in the 1920s. It was most popular in the 1930s and 40s, but is 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
Where: Sloans Ballroom, Argyle Arcade
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!

We look forward to seeing all of you in Sloans for a wonderful evening of dancing on what we hope for some of you is the start of your excellent journey into Lindy Hop!

See you soon,



Free Taster Class – Monday 23rd April!

Hi everyone,

Apparently another term has passed us by, and it’s time yet again for the Free Lindy Hop Taster Class this coming Monday 23rd April!

If you’ve been looking for a chance to try this dance, next Monday is your time!

When: 7pm, Monday 23rd April
Where: Sloans Ballroom, Argyle Arcade
How much: Free!

Why not bring some friends too?

We look forward to seeing you then,


End of Term Party – Tonight!

Tonight – it’s our end of term party!

7pm – Doors open
7.30pm – Blues taster class
8.30pm – Social

Blackfriars Basement, Merchant City
Class and Social – £5
Social only – £2

As it’s our end of term party we’ll be having a taster class in blues – lindy’s more relaxed, slower cousin, which is usually danced to slower, bluesier music. Like lindy hop, blues dancing is another vernacular jazz dance style which began way back in the 1930s, when folk would gather in “juke joints” late at night and dance in crowded rooms to live blues music. Nowadays, blues is danced to all sorts of slower music, including blues, usually late at night, often at lindy events, when everyone is too tired to dance to the fast tunes!

And don’t disappear after class! It’s a party! So grab a drink from the bar and stick around for some social dancing with your new (and old?) dancing chums.

It wouldn’t be an end of term party without cake. So please feel free to bring along some baked goods or snacks.

And hey, why not get dressed up for the occasion?

Join us! 

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Sunday Shimmy – this week!

This Sunday is our next monthly social dance – Sunday Shimmy!

When: 4-7pm, Sunday 8th April
Where: Bacchus Bar, Glassford Street G1 1UR
How much: £4

Join us for a relaxed afternoon of dancing and be spoiled by our talented DJs who’ll play a mix of lindy hop, charleston, shag, balboa and maybe even some blues tunes.

There is a bar upstairs where you can order food and drink as well.

Come join us!

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Free Taster Class in Sloans- Monday 15th January 7pm!

Hello dance enthusiasts, and a happy new year from Glasgow Lindyhoppers!  We have many exciting events coming up this year, with the recently announced Fast Feet Fest just a taste of what’s to come!

Our first major of the event of 2018 is our free taster class – link – in the beautiful Sloan’s Ballroom! Come and join us for a class where you will learn moves from this fun, addictive dance from the 1930s and 40s!

Afterwards we will be having a social dance to a live band, so please stick around to practice your new dance moves and chat to your new friends!

We look forward to seeing you then!


End of term Christmas party – Monday 18th December!

Tonight is our last week of regular classes before the Christmas break, but don’t fear! We are still around next Monday for our end of term Christmas party.

Come and bring your friends, parents and grandparents, it does not take an expert lindyhopper to dance to good music!

This is the schedule for the evening:

7pm – doors open. Before starting dancing, some socialising, catching up and meeting new people. You are welcome to get a drink from the bar (upstairs).

7.30pm – the beginning of two hours of social dancing, yay! And there is nothing best that swing dancing to live music, so we will have our wonderful The Background Sounds (no worries, they will be loud enough!).

9.30pm – we will be warming down upstairs for a few festive drinks and more socialising and catching up.

Swing dancing burns lots of energy, and we always love to have some treats at our end of term parties. Feel free to bring something to share, and if you can bake, show off!

Venue: Blackfriars, Merchant City
Entry fee: £4

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