Gentle Lindy Hop
An introduction to swing dance for those who would like to try the basics of eight-county Lindy Hop. Covering some simple Lindy patterns and other lower impact swing movements, this course is ideal for those who would love to try the style in a simple one off class.
Who is this course for
No previous experience necessary. This course is open to anyone who would like to try the basic steps of Lindy Hop in a low impact class.
What does this course cover
Students will learn a selection of Lindy Hop basic steps and turns. Dances will be performed to swing and jazz music from the 20th century which will be discussed in relation to the style of the dance.
What will it be like
Steps will be demonstrated by the tutor for learners to follow as a group before performing to music. Partner work will be optional and in line with relevant government advice on social distancing at the time the course takes place. The tutor will advise you on styling and timing.
What else do you need to buy or do
Comfortable clothing and footwear (ballroom, jazz or other soft dance shoes are ideal, or alternatively trainers / plimsolls) are recommended to allow for free movement.
The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:
You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.
Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session.
By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes
What this course could lead to
You may wish to join a weekly class next term or dance socially. Your tutor will advise you of upcoming options.
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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why choose Mary Ward?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’