When can I start? Do I need to book in advance?

You can join in at any time. There is no need to book or register — just turn up! Level 1 (Beginner Swing Dance) classes are like pieces of Lego and over time all the building blocks come together. We recommend attending Beginner classes until you’ve really got it under your belt (about 3-4 months). If you miss a few, it won’t matter as you will be learning a new piece of “swing Lego” each week that no one else knows either. The only dance classes which cannot be attended on a casual basis are the specialised workshops we run throughout the year which need to be pre-booked. We have a range of these, aimed at a variety of different levels.

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