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This Meetup Group is only for London Swing Dancers and is not suitable for unaccompanied children. Nearly all the events listed on this Meetup Group will also be attended by people who have not registered on Meetup - this means that you may not recognise some of the other people at the event (but don't worry: swing dancing is very friendly and inclusive!).
In general, it is legal to form a peaceful assembly of up to 20 people in public places, so long as it does not cause annoyance or obstruction. You can make a 'reasonable' level of noise in public (but if anyone challenges you, it's probably best to just politely move away a bit). Please respect other people, especially late at night.
Local regulations apply in certain places (e.g. around Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square) and most parks have restrictions on groups of 20 people or more (40 people or more in Hyde Park and Regent's Park).
Swing At Sway Online Every Monday
Calling all Lindy Hoppers, Jitterbugs & Swing Dancers! Join the party!!
Hosted By Simon & Anna - mix of classes, dancing, DJ and Swing chit chat.
7.30pm Warm up followed by a Lindy Hop Beginners & Intermediate Swing dance class (available from 7pm on the YouTube channel)
From 8-9pm music from DJ Mr Kicks, join Simon & Anna for some dancing & at 8.30pm each week join in the Shim Sham!!
Join us here: https://www.youtube.com/swingdanceuk
ABC of Vernacular Jazz – A beginners guide to Jazz dance
Thursdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct 2020
Learn classic jazz and 20s Charleston vocabulary. We take into account that some of you may not have a perfect space to learn from. Each week you will receive a video recap that will stay up for one week.
Price: Jazz Bundle (all 5 weeks Oct) £15 (£3 per class) per person or £4 per individual class
For intermediates & Improvers
Learn classic jazz and 20s Charleston vocabulary and how to move well, learning to be creative and developing your own style. 2nd half of the workshop will be a routine using much of the material you've just learnt. The class is aimed at students who have some experience of partnered swing dance or solo jazz and Charleston or other dance experience. We take into account that some of you may not have a perfect space to learn from.
Details & Bookings: https://swingdanceuk.com/classes/online/