Wednesday - Classes Night
(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)
£8 per person for one class. £12 per person for two classes. Pay by card/contactless on the door.
February: 6 and 8 count lindy hop with Dorka and Alistair.
Beginners: These beginner friendly Lindy Hop classes will be taught in monthly 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 the teachers will briefly recap the key points from the previous session at the start of each class.
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. Classes are from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm in the lower hall. They'll start promptly, please arrive from 7.15 pm.
From January 2023, we are launching Shall We Dance?, 3 or 4 week courses of Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Lindy Intermediate+ (focused on themes) and Solo Jazz! These courses require pre-booking.
February: Shall We Shag?
Immy and Lujo will teach a three week Collegiate Shag course covering the basic breaks and shapes, and moving into some more intermediate concepts. This course will take place on the 8th, 15th and 23rd February (note: this final date is a Thursday due to a venue clash).
The aim of this course will be to get you dancing shag comfortably and smoothly and allow you to feel more confident in your shag on the social dancefloor. We will also start pushing the tempo up to explore the pulse at higher speeds.
SHALL WE DANCE 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 intermediate 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 £4 for the class.
On the first Wednesday of the month, from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm in the lower 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.
STUDY GROUP Booking
Limited to 14 attendees, £4 for the session. Sign up online in advance.
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.