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Saturday February 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Big Practice

The Big Practice

This is the day when the teachers give up their time for free to answer any of your questions (dance-related questions, that is – they can’t help you with general life things!) and help you practice any specific swing things you want to go over.  If you’ve got a wonky swing out, a burning question about the Shim Sham, or just want to go over a few moves then come along at any time that suits you and there’ll be a teacher on hand ready to give advice. We will be in the Great Hall at the Bishopsgate Institute, so bring your friends and hone your Charleston, tune up your triple steps, work on your Suzy Qs – whatever you want!

The day is FREE and Swing Patrol teachers will be there throughout the day so come along and have a Big Practice on us!

Check out some photo albums from previous years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018

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After the Big Practice we’re running a FREE few mini workshops to prepare you for the night of dancing ahead.

1.15pm-2.00pm – “Our first class…ever!”
This session will be based on the very first lesson Swing Patrol taught in London. Join Scott and Anna for a lesson in Hand to Hand Charleston. No experience necessary, just turn up and be prepared for some fun!
2.00pm-2.45pm – “The Swing out”
Join Brian (our newest recruit) and Janet (Swing Patrol Legend) for a lesson in learning Lindy hop’s most signature move – the Swing out. Our teaching team will give you the tools you need to swing out while looking cool. An understanding of 8-count footwork would be an advantage, although not necessary for this taster class.

1.15pm-2.00pm – “Choreo Challenge”
Jeff and Steph will be teaching a super fun 30-sec routine with the aim of performing that evening – yes you read that right. Come with a partner and take on the challenge of learning a routine in 45 minutes. Aimed at Level 1.5/2 students. (Spaces are limited due to the space.)
2.00pm-2.45pm – “Dips and Tricks”
Join Jeff and Rupert to learn some of the more fancy moves Lindy hop has to offer. No more awkward endings – just in time for the Swing Ball!
(Spaces are limited due to the space.)

Then we’ll hop downstairs for a series of FREE talks with Scott and the team.

3 – 4pm Pecha Kuccha Talks and Speeches FREE


Saturday February 23
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 4QH United Kingdom
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