Swing Lessons London
Swing dance has a long history, dating back to the 1920s and the beginning of the jazz age. Over the following decades, as jazz music developed and changed, so did swing dance. There are now many variations of swing dance, such as Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing. The different steps can all be mixed together in a fun, energetic style.
Swing dance is traditionally done to jazz music, which has a syncopated timing that is often associated with African American and West African Culture, but today many dancers use a range of music, from rock’n’roll from the 1950s, or even modern country songs!
Swing dance is a social dance and it’s all about having fun. The classes are a great way to meet people, while learning a new skill. Bring a partner if you have one, but partners will be rotated on a regular basis, so you’ll get a chance to dance with everyone.
How Does The Class Work?
Once you have booked your place, all you need to do is come to the studio on the specified date. The class starts with a very informal "hello" by the Academy staff followed by a quick discussion on what to expect in the class. The two teachers will then demonstrate the steps that will be taught at each level and you can then choose which class to join, either our beginner or our intermediate class. Sometimes we will teach the class as a whole group if a particular issue, technique or theory is needed to be taught that will benefit the entire group, but other than this taking 5-10minutes on the odd occasion that we do it, the class will always be split into two groups.
|Swing1Beginner||February - 6, 13, 20, 27||8-9pm||£95|
|Swing2Beginner||February - 8, 15, 22, March 1||8-9pm||£95|
|Swing3Beginner||March - 6, 13, 20, 27||8-9pm||£95|
|Swing4Beginner||March - 8, 15, 22, 29||8-9pm||£95|
|Swing5Beginner||April - 3, 10, 17, 24||8-9pm||£95|
|Swing6Beginner||April - 5, 12, 19 ,26||8-9pm||£95|
|Swing7Beginner||June - 5, 12, 19, 26||8-9pm||£95|
|Swing8Beginner||June - 7,14, 21,28||8-9pm||£95|
Where Are We Located?
Our academy is located in the centre of Canary Wharf. just two minutes from the tube station, you don't even have to go outside to get into the studio if you are travelling to us by tube as you can walk straight through the underground shopping mall and into our studio.
Other Classes and Lessons
The London Academy Of Dance also offers tuition in the form of private dance lessons and wedding dance lessons London so click on the links for more information about these services. We also offer group classes in Ballroom and Latin American dancing.