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6 week beginner lindy hop course – special deal!

Learn to swing dance this winter with Glasgow Lindyhoppers!

Join our 6 week beginner course where we will cover the basics of 8 beat, charleston, and 6 beat lindy hop. And for this special winter deal you can purchase a 6 week block of classes for just £24!

Swing dancing is a term that defines a number of styles including lindy hop, charleston and jazz steps. It originated in jazz clubs in Harlem in the 1920s and was danced through to the 1950s. It is danced all over the world today and is a great way to spend a dreary Monday night.

No need to book in advance, just turn up at Blackfriars on Monday 6th November and purchase your voucher then.

When: Mondays 6th Nov-11th Dec
Time: 7pm
Where: Blackfriars basement, Merchant City
How much: £5 per class, or 6 classes for £24!

This voucher is only valid for our beginner classes in November-December so check your diary now to make sure you’re free! Unfortunately we won’t be able to issue any refunds.

Come dance!

Visit the facebook event page.

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Hallowe’en Party

Quick reminder to all that our end of term party is tomorrow, and we are getting into the spirit of the season by having our party Hallowe’en themed!

Prizes for best individual and team costume are available!

Doors are 7:00pm with a 1920’s Charleston Taster Class from Joyce at 7: 30pm showing us how to move flapper style!  Spooktacular social dancing with baking (contributions to the food table, home made or not, are entirely welcome!) will ease us into a wonderful evening!

We hope to see you there (if you dare…) at Blackfriars!

Love,

GLH x

 

Sunday Shimmy – October Edition!

This Sunday is second instalment of our newly revamped monthly social – Sunday Shimmy!

Come out for a drink and dance with us in the lovely Epoch (Princes Square).

We will be spinning music suitable for Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and some Blues. All level of dancers (and non dancey pals) welcome!

Food and a full bar is available. Please support your swing scene’s use of this beautiful venue by purchasing at least a drink, if possible.

£4 Entry

Visit the facebook event and hope to see you there!

Sunday Shimmy

We’ve given our monthly social a makeover with a new name AND a new venue!

Suitable for Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Shag and Blues, the Sunday Shimmy is a casual affair to allow dancers of all levels an opportunity to social dance, and who doesn’t love a social dance?!

Shimmy on down to Epoch – downstairs in Princes Square shopping centre – next Sunday from 4-7pm and shoogle your shoulders for as much as you like for £4!

Here is the Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/216109348922149/

Hope to see you all there!  Looking forward to seeing your best shimmy!

GLH x

 

 

 

 

Taster Class – Monday 28th August

Last Monday was our most recent of our taster classes with the added bonus of live music from local band The Background Sounds once the class finished and the social dancing began.  Thanks for all those who came along and especially some of the beginner people who stayed right to the end – well done!

Here are some photos to fondly remember your night.  If you enjoyed the taster we hope to see you in our usual home of Blackfriars tomorrow (Monday) at 7pm for the start of a new block of Lindy Hop!

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!

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!