York Lindy

Swing dance lessons and socials in York

Classes and Workshops


Six Count Lindy Hop (Beginners and Level 2)

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

Beginners (3-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 6 Count Lindy Hop, this 3-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!

Level 2 (3-week course)

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 6 Count Lindy Hop 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.

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 £27, or £21 for concessions.


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

Price: Beginners - £18 (£14 concessions), Level 2 - £18 (£14 concessions), Both - £27 (£21 concessions)

Dates: Thursday 23rd, 30th May, 6th June 2024

7:30pm-8.30pm (Beginners) 

8.45pm-9.45pm (Level 2)

Eight Count Lindy Hop (Beginners and Level 2)

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

Beginners (3-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 8 Count Lindy Hop, this 3-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!

Level 2 (3-week course)

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 8 Count Lindy Hop 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.

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 £27, or £21 for concessions.


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

Price: Beginners - £18 (£14 concessions), Level 2 - £18 (£14 concessions), Both - £27 (£21 concessions)

Dates: Thursday 20th, 27th June, 4th July 2024

7:30pm-8.30pm (Beginners) 

8.45pm-9.45pm (Level 2)

Learn to Swing Dance in a Day (Beginners)

Beginners Workshop

Want to learn to dance but can’t make it to our Thursday evening courses?

Come and join us for our ‘Learn to Swing Dance’ workshop. This Beginners workshop will introduce attendees to some of the main patterns we teach in beginners: Six Count and Eight Count. The workshop is aimed at people who want to try something new, or relatively new dancers who want a top-up or refresher of the basics we teach at the beginning of our courses.

You don’t need a partner, any previous dance experience or special equipment - just sign up and our experienced teachers will get you dancing! The workshop will be followed by a social dance which is included in the price of the workshop ticket.

All-Levels Social Dance

Tickets are also available for the social dance only. Dancers of any level can join us for the social dance, which runs from 5pm to 8pm.


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

Price: Beginners - £13 (£11 concessions), Social pass only £6 (£4)

Dates: Saturday 15th June 2024

2pm-4.15pm (Workshop

5pm-8pm (Social Dance)

Swing Dance Festival - York Festival of Ideas

York Lindy invites you to a free one-day swing dance festival, featuring a pop-up exhibition, dance classes, history and music talks.

Come and learn about the fascinating African-American history of jazz and swing dance, hear about the musicians and dancers who made the ballrooms of Harlem swing, and listen to authentic music. Don't miss the opportunity to try Lindy Hop, Charleston and Jazz dancing. 

Just like the Savoy Ballroom where Lindy Hop was born, everyone is welcome.

For more information, please see the York Festival of Ideas website.

Programme:

11am - Opening featuring a pop-up exhibition and DJ’d swing music

11:30am - Short talk

12 noon - Taster class: Charleston

12:45pm - Short talk

1.45pm - Taster class: Solo Jazz steps

2.30pm - Short talk

3pm - Taster class: Lindy Hop

Please see the posters on the door for specific details about each session on the day.



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

Price: Free entry, no booking required.

Dates: Saturday 8th June 2024

11am-4pm

Social Dances


All Levels Social Dance



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

Price: £6 (concessions £4)

Dates: Saturday 15th Jun 2024

5pm-pm

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.

Socials

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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