Tuesdays - The Grain & Hop hop
See "getting there", below, for directions and parking information.
7.15 pm – Doors open
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Drop-in Lindy Hop class (beginners welcome!)
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Grain & Hop hop: Social dancing! Try out your moves and dance with friends (and people who'll soon be friends!)
Cost: £8 per person
£10 on nights with a live band
6th December: We won't be running our regular class but instead will just have a festive social with Christmas games, festive music and fabulous live band The Intercontinentals all the way from London.
Pay by card/contactless on the door.
Please do not attend if you have COVID or cold/flu symptoms.
The drop-in class starts from the beginning each week and teaches you enough to try out social dancing. We'll usually throw in something new for more experienced dancers too!
There’s no need to bring a partner: we rotate partners during the lesson, and during the social people ask each other to dance. However, if you bring a partner you want to stay with rather than rotating, that’s also fine.
We don't have exclusive use of the venue, which is a working pub, so:
If you look under 18, you'll need ID to buy drinks or to stay late into the evening (after 8.30 pm).
If there are problems which only the bar staff can fix, please ask the door volunteer or any CSD committee or teachers who're there, so they can co-ordinate this. Please refrain from going directly to the bar staff yourself, as they otherwise have to cope with multiple people telling them the water's run out or the lights are too bright.
There are cycle stands nearby on Regent Street and at the southern and western corners of Parker's Piece. Securing your bike to the wooden fence of Parker's Piece is also an option.
For car parking, the single yellow line on Regent Terrace allows car parking from 6.30 pm. Note that there are some Residents Only bays which apply til 8pm, and that one side of the street is double yellows. The street is narrow, but there is a turning area at the far end.
For slightly easier parking, the roads around Gresham Road have free parking in the evenings. Check the signage, as the start time varies and there are Residents Only bays which typically apply til 8 pm.