Our Thursday classes are progressive, with a new term suitable for absolute beginners starting every 7 or 8 weeks.
Our next term for absolute beginners will start on Thursday 5th September.
Beginners can start in any of the first 3 weeks of a term. If you miss the start of a term, it’s best to wait until the next one starts.
No need to book in advance, just come along on the night!
Classes are Thursday nights at Stockbridge House, 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh EH4 1JB.
Do I need to bring a partner?
No need to bring a partner. Lindy Hop is a social dance and we rotate partners in class. Lots of people come on their own!
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothes and sensible shoes that don’t have too much grip. Plimsolls or something with a smooth leather sole is ideal.
What should I bring?
Bring your own water bottle and perhaps a change of shirt – dancing can be sweaty!
Term start dates
£5.00 for the entire evening for members, students, and concessions.
£6.00 for the entire evening for non-members.
You should complete a minimum of two full terms of Level 1 classes before considering Level 2. You can also continue to take the Level 1 class in conjunction with your Level 2 class. There is no extra charge!
You’ve never danced before and you have no knowledge or experience with anything to do with Lindy Hop. Across two 7-week blocks you’ll be introduced to the 8-beat and 6-beat footwork patterns, as well as the Charleston. Once you’ve completed at least two Level 1 blocks, you can consider trying the Level 2 class whilst still attending the Level 1 class in the same night (at no extra charge).
Now you’ve got the basics down, in Level 2 we’ll get a little more complicated by combining the different footwork patterns, such as doing the 8-beat and Charleston steps within a single song. We’ll also introduce you to the tandem Charleston, and we’ll start to get a little more technical with your swingouts and Lindy turns! Please note that this class is not suitable if you’re still getting the hang of the basics. If you’re not sure if you’re ready, please just ask a teacher and we’ll do our best to help 🙂
In this class, your swingouts and Lindy turns will improve considerably. We’ll give you that extra challenge by teaching and expanding on specialised moves, focusing on technique, and discussing more advanced topics such as musicality. You must be able to confidently dance Charleston, 6-beat, 8-beat and jazz steps at a faster pace to participate in this class.