Balboa classes in Glasgow!

Balboa classes are back on Tuesday nights!

Glasgow Balboa are bringing you another 6 week block of beginner and improver balboa classes. And for the first week of term we are offering you the chance to try this awesome dance for free!

When: Tuesday 2nd May
Time: 7pm
Where: Bacchus, Glassford Street
How much: Free!

Balboa is first thought to have been danced around 1915 and was most popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Like lindy hop, it is a descendant of charleston, and as such you’ll find lots of lindy hoppers who also dance balboa, although balboa dancers come from other dance backgrounds too.

Danced in a closer embrace than lindy hop, we love to develop and build on this new type of connection and movement. This eventually leads into a wonderful world of swooshy moves and fancy footwork variations!

We swap leading and following roles throughout the class, so be prepared to dance with lots of new people. For more information on the dance, what to wear etc. check out the pinned post on the Glasgow Balboa group page.

Do fun stuff for free and come and try this lovely dance!

Find the facebook event.


Today is our monthly social!

Join us on Sunday 30th April for our monthly social dance Jam at No 9!

Committee Room 9, John St
£4 entry

Music suitable for lindy hop, shag, balboa and maybe a little blues. All level of dancer welcome!

Visit the Facebook event.

See you there!

Tonight – End of term social!

Monday 19th December is our last GLH Monday before Christmas!

No classes this time, just an evening of social dancing followed by drinks in the pub.

7.30pm – Social dancing
9.30pm onwards – Drinks upstairs in Blackfriars

Bring or bake something tasty for the treats table, put some tinsel in your hair and enjoy a festive evening with your fellow dancers. Christmas tunes guaranteed.

See you there!

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Glasgow Swing and Blues Christmas party! – 15th December

Glasgow Lindy Hoppers are teaming up with our friends at Glasgow Swing Dance Society Thursday Night Blues for a joint Christmas party!

We’re taking over the upstairs bar at Avant Garde where we’ll have great music, lots of dancing, a silent film projection and lots of other surprises.

And best of all…it’s free entrance!

Thursday 15th December
Avant Garde, King St, Glasgow

Hope you can join us!

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Try swing dancing for free with GLH!

Next Monday 7th November we are hosting a free swing dancing taster class! If you haven’t made it along to a class yet this is the perfect opportunity.

Lindy hop came out of the jazz clubs and ballrooms of Harlem in the 1920s. It was popular in the 1930s and 40s, but 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 7th November
Where: Blackfriars basement, Bell St
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!

Visit the facebook event.


Celebrate our 5th birthday this Sunday!

You are cordially invited to attend the 5th Birthday Party of Glasgow Lindyhoppers!

We’ve been teaching, dancing, performing and generally spreading the dancing love in Glasgow for 5 years now and think it’s about time to celebrate!

Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing, cakes, games, balloons and many more exciting things. We’re taking over the beautiful Hop Room at West Brewery and will be looking forward to seeing friends old and new for a dance.

Like any good 5th birthday party we’re expecting your finest party clothes, uncomfortable string hats and a couple of tantrums over who won pass the parcel. No tears please. Parents can pick you from 8pm (or stick around for a beer).

When: Sunday 9th October, 4pm-8pm
Where: Hop Room, WEST Brewery, Glasgow Green
Entry: £5

See you on the dancefloor!