Our Thursday classes are progressive with a new term suitable for absolute beginners starting every 7/8 weeks.
Our next term for absolute beginners will start on Thursday 26th April.
You don’t need to bring a partner or sign up in advance – just come along on the night!
Classes are Thursday nights at Stockbridge House, 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh EH4 1JB.
7:30 – 8:30pm • Level 1 Beginners
8:30 – 9:15pm • Social Dancing
9:15 – 10:15pm • Level 2/3 Improvers/Intermediates
£4.00 for the entire evening for members, students, and concessions.
£5.00 for the entire evening for non-members.
Term Start Dates
Our beginners terms start on the following dates in 2018:
- 11 January
- 8 March
- 26 April
- 14 June
- 6 September
- 25 October
You should complete 2 terms of Level 1 Beginners classes before you move up to Improvers. You can also continue to take the beginner class in conjunction with your Level 2 class. There is no extra charge!
Level 1 – Beginners
You’ve never danced before and you have no knowledge or experience with anything to do with Lindy Hop. Within a single 7-week block, you’ll be introduced to the 8-beat and 6-beat footwork patterns, as well as the Charleston. Once you’ve completed a 7-week Beginners block, it’s time to move up to the Level 2 class, but remember you can still take the level 1 class in the same night at no extra charge.
Level 2 – Improvers
You are now considered an Advanced Beginner. Here 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!
Level 3 – Intermediates
Now you’re starting to become a Lindy Hopper! 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.