York Lindy

Swing dance lessons and socials in York

Christmas Class and Social

Triple-step into the festive season at York Lindy's Christmas-themed dance class and social! Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just starting, our doors are open for everyone on 14 December. The evening kicks off at 19:30 with a special Christmas-themed class, perfect for all skill levels. Don your festive attire and get ready to jingle and jive!

After the class at 20:30, stay for our mini social dance until 21:50 where we’ll be playing lively swing tunes set to classic Christmas melodies. It's a wonderful opportunity to practice your new moves, connect with fellow dance enthusiasts, and revel in the holiday cheer.

Make sure to secure your spot for this festive celebration of dance and community. Register now and let's swing into the holiday spirit together!

Location: The Belfrey Hall, 52A Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS

Price: £5.50 for class and social (£3.30 for concessions)

Dates: Thursday 14th December 2023, 7:30pm-8.30pm (class), 8.30pm-9.50pm (social dance)

1930s Charleston (Beginners and Level 2)

Want to learn to swing dance? York Lindy welcomes you to our Beginners' and Level 2 Lindy Hop courses in the centre of York! 

Beginners (4-week course)

Our beginners course is the perfect place to start your journey with swing dancing! You don’t need a partner, any previous dance experience or special equipment - just sign up and our experienced teachers will get you dancing! Our beginners courses start from the very beginning, introducing you to dances from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Our friendly teachers will break down the footwork before introducing you to some fun moves! Focusing on 1930s Charleston, this 4-week course will build up your moves with dancers of a similar level. 

Come along to the pub (Ye Olde Starre Inne) after class to socialise with fellow beginners and our teachers! On week 4, stay after class for a practice social - a friendly social dance with the emphasis on practicing what you've learnt during the course. 

Level 2 (3-week course + practice social)

Level 2 is all about giving you the confidence to social dance! It is suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about either lead or follow technique, and who feels ready to tackle some more challenging moves, variations and footwork.

Our expectation is that you feel comfortable with the 1930s Charleston footwork pattern you learnt in Beginners, as we will build on these. Participants are asked to sign up for one role for the duration of the course.

The ticket price includes free access to the practice social on week 4.

Dancers that are new to Level 2 classes may wish to also attend the beginners course to solidify the basic footwork - beginners courses run in the previous hour. We offer a discount if you are signing up for both Beginners and Level 2. Prices to do both courses are £30, or £25 for concessions.

Location: The Belfrey Hall, 52A Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS

Price: Beginners - £24 (£19 concessions), Level 2 - £18 (£14 concessions), Both - £30 (£25 concessions)

Dates: Thursday 18th, 25th January, 1st, 8th February 2024

7:30pm-8.30pm (Beginners

8.45pm-9.45pm (Level 2)

Weekly classes

Learn to dance to the swinging sounds of the '20s, '30s and '40s at our Thursday night Lindy Hop classes.

Everybody's welcome, from experienced dancers to complete beginners.

Please note, we are currently running courses rather than weekly drop in classes. Check our dancecloud page for upcoming events.


We hold social dances around once per month. Please check our dancecloud page for upcoming socials.

We especially encourage everyone who has attended the beginners' courses to come, meet and dance with more of our lovely York Lindy community. 

Please reserve your ticket online in advance; we are not currently able to admit attendees on the door.


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