Wednesday - Classes Night
@ St Paul's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP
(See "getting there", below, for directions and parking information.)
On Wednesdays you can
Learn or improve your Lindy Hop with our Beginners and Intermediates lessons in the main hall, or
Attend our Shall We Dance? courses in more advanced Lindy or in other swing dance styles in the smaller hall.
On the 1st Wednesday of the month, there's a study group for more advanced dancers.
Please do not attend if you have COVID or cold/flu symptoms.
Lindy Hop Beginners and Intermediates
Classes are in the main hall.
7:15 pm – Doors open
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginners (see below)
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Intermediates (see below)
Pay by card/contactless on the door. £7 per person for one class. £11 per person for both classes on the same night. Access to Dance passes are available for those in financial difficulty.
June 2023: Charleston with Alistair and Dorka.
Beginners: These beginner friendly Lindy Hop classes will be taught in monthly themed blocks with progression throughout the month. If you're a complete beginner, you'll find it easiest to join us from the start of the calendar month, but don't worry if you can't make all the lessons, the teachers will briefly recap the key points from the previous lesson at the start of the next.
Intermediates: Our intermediates classes are for dancers who would like to take their Lindy a little further. You should be comfortable with six count, eight count and lindy Charleston footwork and happy dancing to a full song.
After each lesson there's some social dancing/practice time so you can try out your moves.
Shall We Dance?
See below for dates for each course. (Note that the first Wednesday of the month is usually Study Group, rather than one of the courses).
Classes are from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm in the smaller hall. They'll start promptly, please arrive from 7.15 pm.
3 or 4 week courses of Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Lindy Intermediate+ (focused on themes) and Solo Jazz! These courses require pre-booking.
June: Shall We Follow?
Join Anita, Immy and Jo for a 3 week
course focussing on the skills and experiences of being a follower, including how to connect with yourself, keeping the flow and adding your own flavour and styling within your partner dances. This block is for people who have been dancing as a follower for a few months and who want to work on the concepts of following. You are confident dancing hand-to-hand charleston, passbys, swing outs and circles.
This course will take place on 14th, 21st, and 28th June.
PRICE & Booking
Class size will be limited to 24 attendees. A 3 week course is £20 and a four week course is £25. This is not a drop in course, so you must pay for the full block in advance online. We may ask you to sign up as a leader or follower. Please make sure in advance that you will be able to attend all dates of the course, refunds are not available for missed sessions.
If you attend the Intermediates class at 9pm on Wednesday you will be still be able to get the discount for doing two classes on one night. Just tell the door volunteer that you need to pay the extra £4 for the Intermediates class.
On the first Wednesday of the month, from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm in the smaller hall. We'll start promptly, please arrive from 7.15 pm.
A chance for dancers who are intermediate-advanced or above level to come together for a monthly practice session. The sessions will include various drills, exercises and steps to learn and explore, however it will not be a taught class. Instead, attendees will take turns to run sessions or parts of sessions, bringing training material they may have seen online or at a class they attended outside of Cambridge. Giving and receiving constructive feedback, and filming our dancing for personal review will form an integral part of the sessions.
This group is for you if:
You regularly social dance, explore musicality, play with rhythms and syncopation.
You are serious about developing your dancing, want to learn, and be challenged.
You know your basics inside-out, you enjoy playing with your own ideas, and now you realise it's time to go back to solidifying your basics.
You enjoy dancing to music at a variety of tempos.
You are looking for challenging material that might require further practice outside of the sessions.
The group will be limited to 14 people per session but it does not have to be the same people each time. We will ask you to sign up as a leader or follower. You will need to book the session in advance on the website if you wish to attend. The session will cost £4 per person to cover the room hire, the practice will be guided, and feedback and thoughts shared between all attendees, but this is not a taught class.
PRICE & Booking
Limited to 14 attendees, £4 for the session. Sign up online in advance.
See our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
The entrance to the venue is via the Centre at St Paul's entrance, on the right of the church as you look at it from Hills Road. If you're late and it's locked, ring the bell or use the door code from our newsletter.
There's cycle parking at the front of the church.
Car parking is free on St Paul's Road and Gresham Road from 5 pm. Note that there are some residents only bays which apply until 8 pm further down St Paul's Road.