South West Lindy Hoppers

 

I Charleston the World Exeter

Lindy Hop - The Original Big Band Swing Dance

We are a group of Lindy Hop enthusiasts founded in 2004, based in the Exeter area who enjoy and promote this unique social dance for all age groups.

Formed in 2004 because there was no Savoy Style Lindy Hop in the area. We attract dancers from the whole of the South West region, holding regular Beginner's & Intermediate classes in EXETER & TOTNES as well as practice sessions, workshops, demonstrations and swing dances that include music from the Big Band era, Jump Jive and Blues.

All ages and abilities are welcome. No need to bring a partner. Meet like minded dancers in helpful and friendly surroundings.

You Can't Stop the Lindy Hop

 

NEW YORK TIMES

(May 23rd 2014)

THE FRANKIE MANNING FOUNDATION

The Vision (“In our wildest dreams…”)

The Lindy Hop will be danced all over the world to live big band music. Everywhere that Lindy Hop is danced, on the dance floors and off, people of diverse backgrounds will treat each other with respect and warmth. The history of Frankie Manning and the originators of the Lindy Hop at the Savoy Ballroom will be well known to dancers and non-dancers everywhere.

Frankie: The ambassador of Lindy hop’s fabulous dancing and radiant smile have served as inspiration to generations of Lindy hop enthusiasts, but Frankie modestly claimed, “I’m not interested in fame and glory. It’s just that I would like others to know what a happy dance this is.” 

Top Tips For Lindy Hoppers: A one: SMILE. A two: Be courteous. A we know what to do: Enjoy.

 

We are looking for new members all the time

If you want to enhance your dancing (be it Jive, Ceroc, Leroc or Rock 'n' Roll) add that extra something, stand out from the crowd then Lindy Hop is the dance for you!

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look for the couple with the biggest smiles
having the most fun"

For further details about our events and other events listed below, go to our Classes & Events page.

SOUTH WEST LINDY HOPPERS FREESTYLES/EVENTS IN EXETER:

BANDS FOR 2018:

Sunday 16 December:  SWLH Christmas Tea Dance is announced with the Liberty Sisters at - Torquay Museum 529 Babbacombe Rd. TORQUAY TQ1 1HG; 2 - 5pm

BANDS FOR 2019:

Saturday 26 January: South Devon Big Band. St. James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Rd. Exeter EX4 7AH. Please note: Overnight parking in the Church Car Park is not permitted.

Saturday 23 February: Jack Calloway and His Dance Band. St. James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant RD. Exeter EX4 7AH. Please note: Overnight parking in the Church Car Park is not permitted.

Saturday 23 March: The Drat Pack. St. James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant RD. Exeter EX4 7AH. Please note: Overnight parking in the Church Car Park is not permitted.

Saturday 27 April: The Ding Dong Daddios. St. James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant RD. Exeter EX4 7AH. Please note: Overnight parking in the Church Car Park is not permitted.

Saturday 18 May: South Devon Big Band. St. James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant RD. Exeter EX4 7AH. Please note: Overnight parking in the Church Car Park is not permitted.

June. Band T.B.C. St. James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant RD. Exeter EX4 7AH. Please note: Overnight parking in the Church Car Park is not permitted.

July. Band T.B.C. St. James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant RD. Exeter EX4 7AH. Please note: Overnight parking in the Church Car Park is not permitted.

CLASSES (on-going 6 week courses except where indicated).

Totnes: Every Tues. Next 6 week courses start Tuesday 30 Oct. Still not too late to join us. Contact us for more information.

Come along and have a go. No need to bring a partner. Doors open 7.15pm for a 7.30 start. Venue: The Mansion (on the first floor in the Old School Hall), Fore Street Totnes, TQ9 5RP. More details on our Classes & Events page.

Exeter: Every Thurs. Next 6 week courses start Thurs 25 Oct. Still not too late to join us. Contact us for more information.

No need to bring a partner. Doors open 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

Venue: 'First Floor Swing Club' Heavitree Conservative Club, 7 Church Street Heavitree, Exeter, EX2 5EH. Now with BIGGER DANCE FLOOR. More room to try out those new fantastic Lindy Hop moves. More details on our Classes & Events page.

 

We look forward to dancing with you.

 

 

 

 
 

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