Apart from our regular weekly Swing Dance classes in Bath and Bristol, we run frequent weekend workshops dances and events - Check out our forthcoming events below.


We are trying to keep numbers of leaders and followers even so that all dancers get the maximum out of the afternoon - it would be so helpful if you could find a partner to book in with - you won’t have to stick with this partner. We obviously won’t turn you away if you can’t find anyone but we’d appreciate your help.

BOOK PLACES

 


RETURN TO

CARDIFF

SUN 25th FEB
2.00- 6.00

We will be looking at all aspects of Lindy Hop - throughout the afternoon there will be recap and variations of the classic core moves such as Lindy Turns and Swingouts. One of our specialities is how to use Charleston in Lindy Hop, with many variations on the basics. The classes will have plenty of Lead & Follow and Style tips, and we’ll be playing with timings and breaks to create flashy and exciting shapes and steps, including dancing
to faster music. We’ll aim to improve the look and feel of your dancing so you can get the most out of this fabulous dance and become the best swing dancer you can be.

THE LEVEL

NOT beginners. Aimed at improvers and above. As a guide, you should be aware of
6-beat, 8-beat and Charleston rhythms and be able to dance Lindy Hop socially.


BOOK PLACES


BOOK PLACES



I've written a book!

There really is something for everyone to be offended by in this book.

 

A BLACK COMEDY


SUNDAY WORKSHOPS and EVENTS BELOW

THE 3 ROUTINES
In this workshop we will be putting together 3 routines where the aim is primarily to learn some good useful all-round sequences which will incorporate lots of different
elements of Lindy Hop. Each routine will stand alone as a complete sequence, but the 3 routines will all follow on to create one long routine.

BOOK 1,2 or all 3 ROUTINES
You can book in for whatever you like - 1 - 2 or all 3 routines. If you book in advance, you can add extra sessions on the day at the advance discount price.

LEVEL
If you've completed one of our weekly Improvers/Intermediate classes - you'll be fine.

. . . and FINALLY
At a later date, if there is enough interest - we hope that the routine will form the basis of a future performance. The performance aspect won’t be any part of this workshop as the focus at this stage will be entirely on learning sequences.

ROUTINE 1 - 1.00 - 2.00
Tea / practice break - 2.00 - 2.20
ROUTINE 2 - 2.20 - 3.20
Tea / practice break - 3.20 - 3.40
ROUTINE 3 - 3.40 - 4.40
Tea / practice - 4.40 - 5.00

SAVE 25% on all prices if you did the firat workshop earlier in MAY

BOOK PLACES


 

 


PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS BELOW





 

If the day is successful - we’ll organise more!    
Very Limited numbers
* Couples only  ( i.e. find a partner to book in with - you won’t have to stick with this partner )

BOOK PLACES


BOOK PLACES

SAVE MONEY WITH ADVANCE BOOKING or JUST TURN UP



SEE SOME PREVIOUS EVENTS BELOW

 

 


TEA, COFFEE & BISCUITS AVAILABLENO BAR

BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS


HURRY !! - Limited numbers - don't miss it
ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY
COUPLES ONLY

 


 


 

NEW DVD Roms £6each ~ £55 WHOLE SET OF 11

11 x Lindy Hop sequences / routines on DVD rom - Each sequence is shown to music - in slow motion and broken down and explained with lead/follow & style pointers. ~ IMPROVERS LEVEL

IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT


SEQUENCE 1 - Charleston single time jockeys with 4 variations - swivel kicks and turn out - 7 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 2 - 6-beat triple & double time sequence - Charleston kick-step jockey with a swivel & a flash finish - 9 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 3 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a skating break & a flash basket - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 4 - 6-beat double time jockey with a skip-up - 6-beat triple time sequence - partnered twistwalks and Suzi Q - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 5 - 6-beat single time sequence into horse and cart with kick-ups - kick through & spin - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 6 - Charleston kick-step jockey into opposite Charleston into kick around break with knee slaps and pecks - 5 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 7 - 6-beat double time jockey into 2 jig kick variations - 6-beat sequence back in to jockey with shoot. - 8 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 8 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into kick throughs into a 3 move 6-beat sequence - kick break & throwout to freeze. - 7 MOVES - Running time 12 mins

SEQUENCE 9 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into Back Charleston ( a Frankie Manning sequence with 4 Back Charleson variations) - 7 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 10 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a 6-beat Lindy circle - includes partnered Shorty George - messaround break - 9 MOVES - Running time 17 mins

SEQUENCE 11 - Faster sequence. 8 moves mixing 6-beat single time, double time and Charleston kick steps with flash finish. - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins


 

SEQUENCE 1 - Charleston single time jockeys with 4 variations - swivel kicks and turn out - 7 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 2 - 6-beat triple & double time sequence - Charleston kick-step jockey with a swivel & a flash finish - 9 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 3 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a skating break & a flash basket - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 4 - 6-beat double time jockey with a skip-up - 6-beat triple time sequence - partnered twistwalks and Suzi Q - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 5 - 6-beat single time sequence into horse and cart with kick-ups - kick through & spin - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 6 - Charleston kick-step jockey into opposite Charleston into kick around break with knee slaps and pecks - 5 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 7 - 6-beat double time jockey into 2 jig kick variations - 6-beat sequence back in to jockey with shoot. - 8 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 8 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into kick throughs into a 3 move 6-beat sequence - kick break & throwout to freeze. - 7 MOVES - Running time 12 mins

SEQUENCE 9 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into Back Charleston ( a Frankie Manning sequence with 4 Back Charleson variations) - 7 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 10 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a 6-beat Lindy circle - includes partnered Shorty George - messaround break - 9 MOVES - Running time 17 mins

SEQUENCE 11 - Faster sequence. 8 moves mixing 6-beat single time, double time and Charleston kick steps with flash finish. - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

 

 

 


JUMP UP

SUITABLE FOR GOOD BEGINNERS

Get to Intermediate level
in 3 hours

A LINDY HOP SPECIAL
Come and learn all you’ll need to start higher level classes

SUN FEB 4 1.30 - 5.30

REDCATCH COMMUNITY CENTRE - REDCATCH ROAD - KNOWLE - BRISTOL - BS4 2EP

This workshop will be split into three sessions with 20 minute tea/refreshment breaks between sessions. The sessions are aimed to work as a whole afternoon & will follow on naturally but will work as separate classes. Over the three sessions we aim to cover all the absolute essentials you will need to be ready for our weekly Intermediate /higher level classes. This workshop is aimed at anyone who has done a few basic beginners classes and wants to move up to the next level. It could also be a very useful recap for dancers who have recently tried the higher weekly class and would like some reinforcement.

IN ADVANCE
£28. student £21

ON THE DOOR
£32. student £24

BOOK PLACES


 

BOOK PLACES


LINDY HOP SUNDAY

3rd MARCH
1.00 - 5.00

Following the roaring success and totally enjoyable afternoon in January,
we are running this second workshop at the same fabulous venue. From
the very useful feedback, we hope to give you exactly what you’ve asked
for. As before, there will be plenty of lead/follow and styling tips. There will
be variations and recap of the classic core moves, such as Lindy Turns,
Swingouts and Charleston. As always, we’ll be playing with timings and
breaks, and will include some of our favourite ‘flash’ steps to spice up
your dancing.

BOOK PLACES



I've written a book!

There really is something for everyone to be offended by in this book.

 

AN EVERYDAY STORY ABOUT AN INCOMPETENT PSYCHOPATH WHO LIES AND CONS HIS WAY INTO AND OUT OF TROUBLE

BUY YOUR COPY HERE

Six weeks ago, Brian decided to kill his neighbour. . Now he's the most wanted man in the country. .

Brian is passionate about cinema, television, and the whole glamourous world of Hollywood and the movie business. He imagines his life to be one long film, with him improvising in the lead role as the slightly-tarnished hero. .

Being socially unaware, and prone to act impulsively, Brian has a somewhat non-conformist approach to life. Due to his art college training, he has a tendency to use artistic criteria rather than common sense or morals to help him cope with
life's challenges. This frequently leads to further challenges and dilemmas, typified by his decision to kill his neighbour.

Using his own brand of logic, artistic ingenuity and moral elasticity, Brian goes to extreme lengths to escape detection.

Will his efforts help him get away with it?

BUY YOUR COPY HERE


 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE
We’ve had lots of concerns & questions about this workshop. The biggest worry is people thinking it will be too advanced.
To reassure you and put your mind at rest -
this workshop is not about difficult or complex moves - the challenge will be learning a longer sequence.
We have simplified the sequence from our original idea


WILL IT BE SUITABLE FOR ME?
If you’ve completed one of our Improvers/Interm
ediate weekly classes you’ll be fine! The moves are likely to be less complex in this workshop

 

IN ADVANCE
1 class £11 ~ 2 classes £20 ~ All 3 classes £27
student -1 class £8 ~ 2 classes £14 ~ All 3 classes £18

ON THE DOOR
1 class £13 ~ 2 classes £24 ~ All 3 classes £33
student -1 class £10 ~ 2 classes £18 ~ All 3 classes £24

SAVE 25% on all prices if you did the firat workshop earlier in MAY

BOOK PLACES


SEE SOME PREVIOUS EVENTS BELOW

 

THE ULTIMATE LINDY HOP WORKSHOP
LINDY TURNS
SWINGOUTS
LINDY CIRCLES
SEND OUTS
THE CLASSIC FOUR

Have you ever been confused by these moves?
Do you know the difference between a Lindy Turn and a Swingout?
Can you lead or follow a Lindy Circle?
Do you know how a Send Out differs from a Swing Out?
Do you understand how and when the follower can swivel?
Can you use all of these in your social dancing?

The aim of this special workshop is to clarify these
four classics for you. We will be analysing them
and breaking them all down during the afternoon
and will be glad to answer any of your questions
SUN 10 APR
2.30 - 6.30

SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH
£30 - students £20
We are just looking at these four moves. However,
it will be an Advanced workshop in so far as we will
be going into more detail and analysis to help you
completely understand how they work. .

We will be including a short section on dancing faster.

REQUIREMENTS
You will need to know 6-beat & 8-beat rhythms and
to have an awareness of all the four classic moves.
You should be comfortable swing dancing socially.
SUITABLE FOR
SUITABLE FOR ANYONE KEEN TO IMPROVE
AND UNDERSTAND LINDY HOP BETTER.
If you are passionate about Lindy Hop or you want
to raise the level of your swing dance, or even if you
are teaching, you need to understand these moves.
NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS


'SPRING' SWING DANCE

SATURDAY 26 FEB

8.00 - 11.45

Warmley Community Centre ~ 20 Deanery Rd ~ Kingswood ~ Bristol ~ BS15 9JB

Tickets £8.00 at our classes - from £6.50 (group discount) online
Vintage raffle - top swing d.j. - prizes for best dressed - fruit

* Easy parking - large integral car park
* Easy access from Bath - Bristol - ring-road & motorways
* Lovely wooden dance floor * Good bar prices
* Opposite garage with cheapest petrol around
* top swing dj * Vintage raffle * Prizes for best dressed
*DRESS CODE - P.R. - be inventive! or dress to impress
To book this or any other event go to our website http://www.hoppinmad.co.uk/sales.htm
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU THINK MAY BE INTERESTED

 


AIRSTEPS

SUN 6 MAR

SIDE HALL - ELMGROVE CENTRE - REDLAND RD - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH

with
G R A E M E & A N N
Suitable for all
Beginners welcome
No experience
necessary.

Classes will include:-
* Introduction and warm up
* First session
* Tea Break /practice/rest
* Second session

Very limited numbers - Couples only - couples need not change partners but can by arrangement with other couples. booking in advance - Phone to book and for further information

£36 per person (£24 student)

 

F.f.i. tel: 01225 332942


SHAG

+ FRANKIE MANNING CLASS
IN BRISTOL

SUN JAN 23
2.30 - 6.30

SESSION 1 - 2.30 - 3.30 - SHAG 1 Improvers
Tea / practice break - 3.30 - 3.50
SESSION 2 - 3.50 - 4.50 - SHAG 2 Improvers follows on from class 1
Tea / practice break - 4.50 - 5.10
SESSION 3 - 5.10 - 6.10 - in honour of FRANKIE MANNING
Tea / practice - 6.10 - 6.30

ON THE DOOR
1 CLASS £10 student £7.50

2 CLASSES £17 student 13

ALL 3 CLASSES £24 student £17

Side Hall - Elmgrove Centre - Redland Road - Cotham - BRISTOL - BS6 6AH


 


 

DONE A BIT OF LINDY HOP ?

CAN'T REMEMBER A THING WHEN YOU GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR ?

THEN THESE ARE FOR YOU

 

NEW DVD Roms £6each ~ £55 WHOLE SET OF 11

11 x Lindy Hop sequences / routines on DVD rom - Each sequence is shown to music - in slow motion and broken down and explained with lead/follow & style pointers. ~ IMPROVERS LEVEL

DONE A BIT OF LINDY HOP ?

CAN'T REMEMBER A THING WHEN YOU GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR ?

THEN THESE ARE FOR YOU

We’ve put together these 11 MINI ROUTINES with you in mind. Each of these sequences is between 8 and 12 bars of 8 beats. The most common cry we hear is - “ I can cope with classes - but I can’t put a thing together when I get on the dance floor ” Each mini routine is shown to music - broken down and explained with lead / follow & style points and tips - and then slowed down so you get a good clear look at the swing motion.

 

SEE A BRIEF CONTENT OF EACH SEQUENCE BELOW

SEQUENCE 1 - Charleston single time jockeys with 4 variations - swivel kicks and turn out - 7 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 2 - 6-beat triple & double time sequence - Charleston kick-step jockey with a swivel & a flash finish - 9 MOVES - Running time 15 mins

SEQUENCE 3 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a skating break & a flash basket - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 4 - 6-beat double time jockey with a skip-up - 6-beat triple time sequence - partnered twistwalks and Suzi Q - 7 MOVES - Running time 13 mins

SEQUENCE 5 - 6-beat single time sequence into horse and cart with kick-ups - kick through & spin - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 6 - Charleston kick-step jockey into opposite Charleston into kick around break with knee slaps and pecks - 5 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 7 - 6-beat double time jockey into 2 jig kick variations - 6-beat sequence back in to jockey with shoot. - 8 MOVES - Running time 11 mins

SEQUENCE 8 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into kick throughs into a 3 move 6-beat sequence - kick break & throwout to freeze. - 7 MOVES - Running time 12 mins

SEQUENCE 9 - Charleston jockey kick-steps into Back Charleston ( a Frankie Manning sequence with 4 Back Charleson variations) - 7 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

SEQUENCE 10 - 6-beat triple time sequence with a 6-beat Lindy circle - includes partnered Shorty George - messaround break - 9 MOVES - Running time 17 mins

SEQUENCE 11 - Faster sequence. 8 moves mixing 6-beat single time, double time and Charleston kick steps with flash finish. - 8 MOVES - Running time 10 mins

ORDER DVDs