Join Christoper and Celia for a lesson or two in Swing Dancing. What is Swing Dancing? It’s a collection of dances from the 1920s-1940s including Lindy hop and Charleston. Read more about it here.
Level 1 – Absolute Beginners class | 7.30pm-8.30pm (EXCEPT the 3rd Thursday of every month)
These classes are for new dancers and there is no experience required. We go over the basics every week and then throw in some new moves to get you dancing in no time. This class is drop-in, so you don’t need to book in advance and you don’t need to bring a partner.
Level 2 – Intermediate class | 8.30pm-9.30pm
Build on your Lindy hop and Charleston basics in this class! You have learned some basic moves, but seek a deeper understanding of style and technique. This class will improve your fundamentals in swing. The intermediate class usually takes the same footwork that was used in the beginners class, but adds on slightly harder moves with a focus on some technique and finer details.
Social Dancing | 9.30pm – 11pm
The first Thursday of every month, we have our Jumping’ at the Palace social dance after two classes (7.30-9.30pm). It’s completely free for anyone attending a class that evening, otherwise a bargain £2 entry to support the library. Everyone’s welcome! Check out all the details here. On all the other weeks we all head to the pub together after class.
The 3rd Thursday of every month
On the third Thursday of each month we hold a special all-levels class at 8.30 pm, suitable for beginners and more experienced dancers alike. This might for be a taster class in another swing dance style such as Balboa, Blues or Solo Jazz, or a fun and easy lindy hop routine. It’s a great chance to meet your fellow students from both classes and get to know your Crystal Palace swing dance community!
- 1 Level 1: 7:30
- 2 Level 2: 8:30
- £10 (£6 for full time university students)
Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price - just £5 (£4 for full time university students)! We currently only take cash payments on the door, or you can buy a class card via our online shop and enjoy a discounted rate!
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
WhereUpper Norwood Library Hub, Westow Hill, London, UK
|April 18||No 7.30 class||Special all-levels Jazz Steps class at 8:30, beginners welcome|
|April 25||8 count Lindy Hop|
|May 2||8 count Lindy Hop|
|May 9||8 count Lindy Hop|
|May 16||No 7.30 class||Special all-levels 1920s Charleston class at 8:30, beginners welcome|
|April 18||Jazz Steps 101||No 7:30 class. Special all-levels Jazz Steps class at 8:30, beginners welcome|
|April 25||Putting jazz steps into partner dance|
|May 2||Keeping cool when the music is hot|
|May 9||Swing-outs: swivels and footwork variations|
|May 16||1920s Charleston||No 7:30 class. Special all-levels 1920s Charleston class at 8:30, beginners welcome|
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