What do I wear for class?

We recommend anything comfortable that you can move around in. We would also suggest wearing layers as it can get quite hot swing dancing. Most people come straight from work and do not bother changing though it’s wise to bring a change of top with you for the journey home. For footwear, we recommend flat shoes or plimsolls; high heels can be very difficult to swing dance in! We recommend shoes with hard-leather or suede soles for dancing Balboa in.

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