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Next Freestyles/Socials/Events (Exeter):

Saturday 21 April. Afternoon Jazz workshop - solo jazz and charleston - with Jenny Thomas, one of the worlds top specialists in Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston and Authentic Jazz Dances from 1920ís, 30ís & 40ís. 3 classes. Early bird price £39 (up to 31 March) includes evening dance. Venue: St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Rd. EXETER EX4 7AH. Doors open 11.30am. Classes start 11.45 prompt.

Dance to The Paper Moon Band in the evening. Venue: St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Rd. EXETER EX4 7AH 8 - 11.30pm. Early bird price £10 (up to 31 March).

Large dance floor. All welcome. No bar. Feel free to bring your own drink.

Dress theme (optional): Hollywood Nights.

Directions: St James' Church is to the north-east of Exeter city centre. You'll find us by the roundabout where Mount Pleasant Road, Prince Charles Road, Stoke Hill, Union Road and Old Tiverton Road meet. Follow the footpath from on-site car park, along the side of the church to the hall at the back.


VENUE: 'The Mansion' Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5RP. The Mansion is opposite Lloyds Bank on Fore Street between The Royal Seven Stars Hotel and the Arch. We are in the Hall on the first floor behind the main building and opposite Totnes Library.

Dates: Every Tuesday.

New 6 week courses for Beginner's/Improvers and Intermediates starts 20 February 2018. All welcome. No need to bring a partner. Try out a few moves, dance to the music, have a chat and some fun.

Times: Registration 7.15pm. Begs/Improvers 7.30-8.30pm. Improvers/Intermediates 8.45-9.45pm. All welcome. Times may vary.

Price: 6 week courses £39. Discounted rates for students.


VENUE: 'First Floor Swing Club' Heavitree Conservative Club, 7 Church Street Heavitree, Exeter, EX2 5EH (map).

The room is upstairs and has its own separate entrance from the main lobby. Now with bigger dance floor.

Dates: Every Thursday. New 6 week courses starts February 22nd 2018. No need to bring a partner. All welcome.

Time: Registration 7.15pm. First Session (Beginner's/Improvers) 7.30 - 8.30pm. Practice 8.30 - 8.50. Second Session (Improver's/Intermediates) 8.50 - 9.50pm. Practice/Drink/Relax/Settle Down/Have a Chat 9.30 - 10.15pm. Times may vary.

Price: 6 week course £30. Discounted rates for students.

General Directions:

On the corner of Fore Street Heavitree and Church Street there are 2 pubs, The Horse and Groom and The Ship and Pelican which are all opposite the Co-Op. The Conservative club is a short distance down Church Street on the left hand side.

Buses: There is a bus stop in front of the Co-Op. 'Heavitree Co-Op' stop

Parking: There is street parking on Church Street and Kingsway (Resident Parking is only until 6pm). Gordons Place Car Park EX1 2RR (Free after 6pm BUT there is some Resident Permit Parking - allocated spaces)

Guest teachers have included:

Graeme and Ann (Hoppin' Mad), Ryan Francois and Jenny Thomas, Gary and Sarah Boon, Andy and Tor from Rock Bottoms, Mel and Jo Calanglang, Russell and Delores from the Jiving Lindy Hoppers, Paul and Fae and Christine from Rug-Cutters Lindy Hop. David Zilkha from Swing Dance Bristol. Velody from Manchester. Trisha Sewell from Savoy Hop Hertfordshire. Martyn Nelson from Manchester. Tristan Brightman from Bristol Blues Dancing. Ichtiandras Veliulis & Florence based in Andover and London. Bic and Simone. Jane & Josef Dance Club Balboa, Bristol.

No need to bring a partner.


Hints and Tips

There are many Lindy Hop websites that give advice on how to improve your dancing. Try these:

Swungover California (8 Tips)

Swing Dance LA (10 Tips)

Lindy Fridays Leeds (13Tips)

Sharon Davis London (20 Tips)

Shuffle Projects Switzerland (33 Tips)

Rikomatic. What not to do!





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