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Wednesday - Classes Night

@ St Paul's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP

(See "getting there", below, for directions and parking information.)

On Wednesdays we have two rooms of dancing at St Paul's. 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 other swing dance styles in the smaller hall.  Each Shall We Dance? course is a month long and covers a different dance style or theme, see the individual course details below.

 

Please do not attend if you have COVID or cold/flu symptoms.

Beginners and Intermediates

Timetable

Classes are in the main hall, straight on after you enter the building.

7:15 pm – Doors open

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Beginners (see below)

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Intermediates (see below)

PRICE

£8 per person for one class. £12 per person for both classes on the same night. No need to book, pay on the door by card, contactless (including Android/Apple pay), or gift card. Sorry, we don't take cash!

Access to Dance passes are available for those who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend.

Class details

April 2024: Lindy hop, including swing outs, with Marius, Alistair, and JoThis block will start on 3rd April.

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  • Beginners: These Lindy Hop classes will be taught in monthly themed blocks with progression throughout the month. If you're a complete beginner, 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: We expect that you will be comfortable leading or following a social dance, mixing 6 and 8 count basics, comfortable with Charleston in side by side and hand to hand, adding musical breaks, know a tuck turn, bring back, swing out, and circle. You will want to challenge yourself to learn new techniques and moves, receive personalised feedback, be able to reflect on your dancing in different ways. You will have attended beginners classes for at least 6 months, covering multiple different blocks. If you have any questions about whether you’re ready please ask any of our teachers.

After each lesson there's some practice time so you can try out your moves. If you'd like to do more social dancing, don't forget our Tuesday social nights, too (where there may even be a live band).

Shall We Dance?

The topic of the Shall We Dance? courses changes monthly. Sometimes they teach more advanced Lindy Hop, sometimes they allow you to expand your horizons beyond Lindy Hop to other swing dance styles! In previous courses, we've taught Collegiate Shag, Balboa, and Solo Jazz. These courses require pre-booking as the small hall is small.

Timetable

Classes are from 7.30 - 8.30 pm in the smaller hall (on the left as you enter). They'll start promptly, please arrive from 7.15 pm.

PRICE & Booking

Class size will be limited to 24 attendees. The 4 week course costs £30. This is not a drop in class, so you must pay for the full block in advance online. 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 go to a Shall We Dance? session and then the Lindy Hop Intermediates class at 9 pm in the large hall, 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.)

COURSE DETAILS
Shall We Dance
Questions?

See our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us. You can also read our safer spaces policy.

Getting there

The entrance to the St Paul's 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 door bell.

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.

Getting there
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