Lindy Hop in a Day for Two

Lindy Hop in a Day for Two

Go rock-stepping and kick-stepping your way around the dance floor on these fab Lindy Hop lessons! Get into the swing of the Lindy Hop as you learn all the essential moves of this invigorating and hugely social dance in just a day at these workshops in London and Brighton.

Hosted by the Swing Patrol team these starter courses focus around Lindy Hop the signature dance of the Swing style. There are two roles in Lindy Hop; Lead and Follow. For these workshops you’ll be asked which role you’d like to take for the duration of the lesson when you book. As well as dancing with your own partner you’ll be dancing with other  participants rotating on the floor which is a great way to learn to dance meet new people and build confidence.

As you might guess swing dancing is all about moving to the rhythm of the joyous jazzy music of the same name and Lindy is the most celebrated dance of Swing. It’s a fun upbeat dance that makes lessons a real joy to take part in with the high-energy Swing routines a big audience pleaser. Full of fluid moves aerials and the delightful ‘Swingout it’s a feast for the eyes accompanied by music that’s sure to get your foot tapping in time. These lessons aim to prove that any of us can become a Lindy Hop dancer.

So how do you learn the Lindy Hop? Well without sounding too technical it’s all about six count and eight count patterns (that’s steps to the beat). You simply start with the basic footwork made up of rock steps kicks and triple steps which you’ll pick up in no time. ‘Rock-step triple-step walk walk triple-step’ and you’re Lindy Hopping. From there you’ll be taught a toolkit of moves that will let you dance whole songs.

Of course there are loads of more advanced Lindy Hop moves; from the Pass-by and the Barrel Roll to the Sugar Push and the Wrap-in Wrap-out without even mentioning the whole host of aerials from the Frankie Pop to the K-Dip. There are so many funky moves to master you’re bound to be hungry for more dancing after this beginner dance day.

We can’t stress enough that you don’t need any experience for these Lindy Hop lessons as the one day courses are specifically geared up for total beginners. All you need is a pair of flat comfy shoes or plimsolls and some enthusiasm which will more than be matched by the Swing Patrol team. Time to get to the Hop!

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Belly Dancing Taster for Two

Belly Dancing Taster for Two

Have a go at shaking your thing on the dancefloor with these belly dancing classes! As much about keeping fit as it is about learning the belly dance moves these lessons are a great way to have fun and get into the dance of the East. You’ll have a group lesson with a professional female belly dance tutor who will teach you the basics of the dance.

Although it’s called bellydancing you will be using your entire body during the class which also means it’s a fantastic work-out for your whole body too. The key to the style is independently moving each part such as shoulders hips and stomach. The result is an exotic almost mesmerising dance that has amazed and entranced audiences.

Indeed belly dancing is a truly engaging and rhythmic form of dancing that will have you enthralled – just as it has done in the Middle and Far East for centuries. The belly dance isn’t one single dance either. There are actually many subtly different forms of belly dancing; from Arabic to Egyptian to middle Eastern and Turkish dancing. But one thing’s for sure if you’re up for it you’ll master the art of those hip moves with ease at these beginner classes.

Our vouchers are for belly dancing for two. We think they’re a great way for the girls to get together for a fun way to start an evening. It certainly makes a change from a spin class or working out at the gym and it’s a lot more sociable too. As you can probably guess the emphasis is very much on enjoying yourselves whilst learning belly dance.

Taster belly dancing classes last around 45-minutes so expect to be wiggling those hips in a shiver or a shimmy (they’re the official belly dance terms!) and getting to incorporate the arm movements too. So go on get a couple of you together and enjoy trying out at this most traditional of Middle Eastern dances with a modern twist!

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Tango Taster for Two

Tango Taster for Two

Try something new with these fantastic Tango lessons! This is one of the rare dance styles where the lead swaps back and forth between the two dancers – hence the famous saying ‘it takes two to Tango’. And you will soon find out with these Tango classes that it really does take two of you to go tango-ing.

You can find Tango lessons anywhere in the world these days but the dance has its roots in African and Spanish culture before it began to grow in popularity in Argentina’s underground social scene in the late 19th Century. Throughout the poverty-stricken streets of Buenos Aires dancing Tango became such an outlet for emotion that it stamped its place in history as one of the most impassioned and sophisticated dancing styles ever. Now it’s your chance to take part in this heated dance with these exciting Tango lessons for beginners.

During your Tango class professional dancers will teach you the exotic moves that have become the most popular export of Argentina. You can learn Tango as a couple or individuals as participants can pair up and rotate during the session. These fiery tango lessons are perfect exercise and entertaining too as each couple swings their hips with dramatic flair the calories will be burning up as you sizzle on the floor.

Although watching the pros leading their Tango lessons make it look intricate and rather flamboyant it is a lot of fun and there are easy to learn step-by-step ways for each novice pair to master the evocative dance. During these taster classes you will spend around 45 minutes on the floor as part of a group which will allow sufficient dancing time for each pair.

So get ready to recreate the thrilling dance that took South America by storm on your Tango lessons. Tango has certainly been immortalised in popular culture from 007’s sultry dancing to the Addams Family literally setting the dance floor aflame with passion. Each Tango class is a game of seduction that is waiting for you!

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Salsa Taster for Two

Salsa Taster for Two

Get into seductive tropical rhythms with these Salsa classes! Salsa has been described as dancing with attitude and it’s certainly true to say that this legendary Latin routine has been one of the biggest dance trends of recent years even though its roots go way back.

If you don’t know the background to the dance the distinctive Salsa style has a record company to thank for its name. As many Cubans emigrated to the USA in the late 1950s the exile communities brought their musical and dancing traditions with them. One record company wanted a name to cover all the variants of music the Cubans loved to dance to – and they called it Salsa.

Salsa soon started referring to the dance as well as the music which was quickly becoming one of the most popular styles of partner dancing in urban areas of the US. The dance spread worldwide and has produced Salsa clubs the length and breadth of the UK too so there’s sure to be Salsa classes on offer near you.

When you learn Salsa it’s all about the two of you having fun as your experienced teacher shows you the steps one at a time. They’ll give plenty of demonstrations and helpful suggestions about how to move – and you’ll have lots of practice as you build up one step after another to get the basic Salsa routine.

The teachers will show you how to pick up the rhythm and follow it so don’t worry if you usually find it tough to keep in time to the music. We think a dance like Salsa is best learned in a group as you get to see how the others are doing it (or not as the case may be!) and you can follow their rhythm and steps. These beginner classes last around 45 minutes which gives you plenty of time to fall in love with Salsa dancing.

Indeed Salsa can be addictive! Once you’ve had your first taste you might well want to join a Salsa club so you can dance the evening away to the brilliant sounds and rhythms of Salsa music. And thanks to these Salsa classes you’ll already have the basic moves to be able to hold your own on the dance floor.

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Ballroom & Latin Dance Lessons for Two

Ballroom & Latin Dance Lessons for Two

Get strictly come dancing with our taster Ballroom and Latin dance lessons for two! If you did a search for ‘ballroom dance lessons near me’ and landed here you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got adult dance classes in Ballroom and Latin styles at centres and dance schools in every corner of the country all led by super nice leisure dance professionals.

With glamorous dancing shows on TV pulling in the viewers in their millions we all love a good routine. It’s the swishing of the fabulous dresses the permanent tans bright smiles and fantastic music that makes it all so appealing. And don’t forget Ballroom and Latin dance classes offer fun and fitness for all ages from that fab and funky ChaChaCha to a gentle end-of-the-night last Waltz.

Glide around the dance floor in a smooth-flowing Foxtrot or skip hop and jump across the room to the fun and lively Quickstep. Different ballroom styles have evolved through time with influences from all corners of the globe. You might be dancing the Samba from Brazil the Paso Doblo from Spain or that most sensuous of Latin dances the Rumba. You can take things as slowly or as quickly as you like as you’ll be finding out during your introductory Ballroom and Latin dancing lesson.

We have hundreds of venues across the UK hosting regular beginner level dance classes in Ballroom and Latin styles and you choose which club you’d like to go to for your lesson. Expect a warm welcome when you arrive ready to dance as part of a group class with other enthusiastic novices just like you so relax and have fun.

All classes are taught by qualified teachers and last around 45 minutes so you’ll have enough time to learn some of the basic moves and you and your partner will start to move nice and smoothly around the dance floor. These Ballroom and Latin dance lessons are a great way of learning to dance and classes are suitable for adults of all ages.

So remember not only can Ballroom and Latin dance lessons prepare you for that awkward family wedding or social event you can also meet new people and may even be the start of a wonderful new hobby. So if you’ve dreamed of floating around the dance floor in your glitter and tuxedo combination or fancy trying out some hot Latin moves get your dancing shoes on as these are definitely the classes for you!

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