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Shim Sham class and Monday social!

After our awesome live band last week, join us this Monday for another special night!

Just a few days after World Lindy Hop Day you can join GLH to learn Frankie Manning’s Shim Sham. The Shim Sham is a lindy hop stroll, which means you dance solo. Our very own Claire Craig will be teaching this one and it’s suitable for all levels of dancer.

7pm – Doors open
7.30pm – Shim Sham class (beginners welcome)
8.30pm – Social

Blackfriars Basement, Merchant City

£5 entry or £3 just for the social

If you’ve ever been interested in performing with GLH we often use the Shim Sham, so it’s a great routine to know. If performing isn’t your thing then it’s still really fun to learn, and you will find it danced all over the world.

Come join us!

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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!

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Free lindy hop taster class – Monday 27th March

Swing into spring with a free lindy hop taster class from Glasgow Lindy Hoppers!

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, Monday 27th March
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!

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

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Friday End of Term Party – 24th March

It’s time to celebrate the end of the current block of classes with our end of term party!

The normal schedule will be replaced by the following on this evening:

7pm Doors open, have a warm up dance or chat with friends
7:15pm Partnered 20’s Charleston taster. Suitable for absolute beginners. And also fun to drop into your Lindy Hop!
8:15 Social Dancing, cake, dance-related games & prizes

Dance HQ, Templeton Building, Glasgow Green

Later on we’ll head downstairs to West Brewery for after party drinks and chat!

Only £5 for the whole evening or £3 after 8:15pm.

If you can bake something for the party, please feel free, thanks!

You can bring drinks and snacks into the dance studio (even alcohol), we just ask that you clean up any mess, put all rubbish in bins and take away any left over food/drink that you brought away with you at the end of the night, cheers!

See y’all there!

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Monday End of Term Party – 20th March!

Join us for our Monday class end of term party!

7pm – Doors open
7.30pm – Tap taster class
8.30pm – Social dancing

Blackfriars Basement, Merchant City

We take a week off normal classes and instead our very own will be teaching a tap taster class! Tap, amongst other dances, is thought to be a predecessor to swing dancing and is a great addition to your lindy hop.

After class the rest of the evening is dedicated to hot tunes, great dancing and nice bites. Please bring or bake something tasty for the treats table! And feel free to dress in your finest swing gear.

Entry £5 / £3 social only

See you on the dancefloor!

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Change of venue Monday 23rd Jan

On Monday 23rd January our classes will be taking place at Maggie Mays, just round the corner from our usual home of Blackfriars.

Maggie Mays
60 Trongate
G1 5EP

All classes running as usual, though we might start a little late to allow for people coming round from Blackfriars.

We’ll be back in Blackfriars on Monday 30th as usual!