Rug-Cutters Lindy Hop
Last Updated 02-04-18
APRIL 8th (Sunday Tea Dance special) 13.00-16.30
Second Groove Lounge Extra in 2018!
An afternoon with no gimmick, just full on quality swing tunes specially selected for dancers.
This swing dance with DJ "Pinball Paul" on the decks playing top tunes based predominantly with playing "vintage" tunes of the 30s and 40s with a sprinkling of other eras for swing dancing. Lovely sprung dance floor!
Wonderful complimentary AWARD winning homemade cake and tea later.
£6.00 STILL the best value event in the region
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO BAR BUT PLEASE DO NOT BYO ALCOHOL AS IT IS A LICENSED PREMISES. Tea coffee and squash will be provided at the interlude with water available at other times.
The dates for 2018 are as follows:
April 8th (Sunday Tea dance special) 13.00-16.30
December 31st NYE special
Workshops with Jenny Thomas
Booking now OPEN!
1/2 places filled!
Sunday 1st July
Buckden Village Hall
Burberry Rd, Buckden, Saint Neots PE19 5UY.
Bookings will open on Monday 2nd April 2018 18.00
(N.B this workshop sold out in 2 days in 2016 & 2017)
Three tiers of Lindy Hop classes and a solo jazz workshop with the magical Jenny Thomas.
DUE TO TIME AVAILABILITY, PLEASE BOOK IN PAIRS (lead & follow) FOR LINDY CLASSES. Thank you (I may be able to help a little with this but cannot guarantee it)
Class 1. Improvers Lindy. 11.00 - 12.00
For dancers newer to the scene with some experience of 8 count footwork, swing out, circle etc but wishing to take this forward. Also a good refresher for more experienced dancers.
Class 2. Solo jazz. 12.15- 13.15
All levels can benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience Jenny has in this field. Jazz steps and how they work with music is an essential part of any swing dance style.
Class 3 & 4. Intermediate/ Intermediate plus Lindy (combined classes). 13.30 -14.30 & 14.45- 15.45
Two sessions around 50 minutes to 1 hour with a break between.
These sessions are there to push and challenge dancers of both levels, not for the faint hearted.
Please read my own descriptions below (from my website) on levels as this is the standard I aim for when teaching my own classes. This will help people get the most from the workshops. Please ask me if unsure, I'm here to help.
Full knowledge of Lindy turn, swing-out, circle & Charleston variations with a minimum of 2 years' experience of these.
Intermediate -Plus/Intermediate Advanced:
Know many variations on Lindy turn,swing-out, circle & Charleston moves, able to dance at a large range of tempo's with several years' experience.
1 workshop £10.00
2 workshops £17.50
3 workshops £25.00
4 workshops £30.00
There will be 60-90 minutes of dance/practice time after the workshops
To book your place(s) please PM me on FB, or email me: email@example.com.
FULL PAYMENT ONLY CONFIRMS PLACES, sorry, no refunds available. If you pass on you place to somebody else, I MUST be informed. Thanks for your understanding.
About Jenny Thomas:
Extracts from her website:
Jenny began Lindy Hopping 24 years ago in Anthony Van Laast’s show “Souls in Motion” where she joined Ryan Francois’ dance company Zoots and Spangles.
During those years Jenny has travelled the world teaching Master Classes, sharing her extensive knowledge of dance technique and exposing countless people to her love and passion for the dance and continues to do so. To many in the swing dance community she is thought of as one of the “Teachers Teachers”.
During the last 10 years or more she has also coached, choreographed and performed on the top Prime Time TV shows of today…
Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly Christmas Special, The Peoples Strictly for Comic Relief, Strictly Dance Fever, So You Think You Can Dance and USA’s Dancing With The Stars and Jazz/Tap coach on ITV’s Dancing On Ice.
Jenny will be assisted in the partnered workshops by myself.