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Tonight it’s our AGM (which means no classes)!

Remember remember the 5th of November, because it’s the GLH AGM!

Our usual classes are taking a break tonight, returning next week with our Free Lindy Hop Taster Class – Monday 12th November!

Tonight we’re meeting at 7.30pm downstairs in Blackfriars for our AGM. We’ll be reviewing what we’ve done over the past year, looking ahead to what we have planned, and electing our new committee.

Find out more on the facebook event page, and see you later!

Tonight – End of term party!

We’ve reached the end of our latest block of classes, and it’s time for our end of term party!

We’ll start the night with an all levels taster class in balboa, followed by an evening of music, dancing, cakes and good times.

7pm – Doors open
7.30pm – All levels balboa taster class from Glasgow Balboa
8.30pm – Social dancing

Balboa is another dance in the swing dancing family, and was 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. If you find yourself struggling to keep up your triple steps to fast songs, balboa may be for you! It can be danced to faster music and takes up less room on a crowded dance floor. With weekly balboa classes starting on 30th October this is the perfect chance to give the dance a try!

After the class we’ll have social dancing for the rest of the evening. We invite you to bake or buy something tasty for our snacks table to keep people dancing all night.

And we could hardy ignore the fact that Halloween is just a couple of days away, so dressing up is welcome, in fact encouraged! We will have a small prize for the best costume 🙂

£5 entry for the class, £3 for the social only. See you there!

Find the facebook event.

Fast Feet Fest! 2019

Glasgow Lindyhoppers are proud to announce the return of Fast Feet Fest for 2019!

Join us in Glasgow 22-24 February 2019 for a weekend of furious footwork for balboa and fast lindy.

In a ‘choose your own adventure’ style weekend you can do just balboa, just fast lindy or a mixture of both!

Our amazing teacher line-up:
Cat and Cam – Lindy
Mel and Jo – Balboa

Further details and booking information to be released in due course, in the meantime get the date in your diaries!

Free Taster Class – tonight!

Hi all,

Tonight (23rd July) is the Free Taster class in Sloans!

If you’ve been wanting to try Lindy Hop, tonight is the perfect time to discover your new hobby!

Facebook event link

When: 7pm, Monday 23rd July
Where: Sloans ballroom, Argyle 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.

WARNING: This dance is highly addictive, proceed with caution!

End of Term Party – tonight!

Hi all,

This is a reminder of our End of Term Party in Blackfriars tonight!

We are teaching a fun solo routine, the Charleston Stroll and we will have be having lots of dancing, cake and fun!

Doors Open 7pm
Charleston Stroll Class: 7.30-8.30pm
Social: 8.30pm onwards
Entry: £5 for class and social; £2 social only.

Come dance!

Free Taster Class – Monday 23rd July

Swing (out) into summer with a free taster class from Glasgow Lindy Hoppers!

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 23rd July
Where: Sloans ballroom, Argyle St
How much: Free

Stick around after class to practice your new moves with our live band!

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

WARNING: This dance is highly addictive, proceed with caution!

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/406490629837619/

End of Term Party – 16th July 2018

Hi all,

Another block of classes ends (where does the time go?!) and another end of term party approaches!

Next Monday, 16th July, is the date of our end of term party.  In tribute to the fact we’ve been focusing on Solo Jazz in our 6 week block and we had some 20s Charleston at the beginning of the block we are going to be teaching you the Charleston stroll!

The Charleston stroll is a solo routine which is energetic, and just a bit silly. This class is suitable for complete beginners so if you have never tried Charleston, or any dancing before, you can still join in.

After class, stick around – it’s a party! Our GLH DJs will be playing music suitable for lindy, shag, balboa and even a bit of Charleston, so grab a drink from upstairs, hang out and socialise, and after an hour of dancing solo, why not ask someone to dance!

It wouldn’t be a party without a few treats – so if you can, feel free to bring along some snacks, baked goods or sweeties!

And since we’re in the middle of Glasgow’s hottest summer just about ever, why not wear something summery – flowery outfits, Hawaiian shirts, maybe even some shorts…? 😉

Doors Open 7pm
Charleston Stroll Class: 7.30-8.30pm
Social: 8.30pm onwards
Entry: £5 for class and social; £2 social only.

Venue: Blackfriars, Merchant City

See you next week!

Yours,

GLH x

 

Solo Jazz – Frankie’s Shim Sham tonight!

Tonight at Committee Room No 9, we have one of the most popular routines in Solo Jazz – Frankie Manning’s Shim Sham!

If you’ve ever seen your friends up on the dance floor doing this routine and wondering if you should join in, this is your chance!

This class is essential if you want to attend the final two classes of this series in Solo Jazz, which is all about the DC Shim Sham!

Doors – 7pm
Class starts – 7.30pm
Practice time – 8.30pm onwards

All for the bargain price of £3, come dance!