Welcome to

Rug-Cutters Lindy Hop Club

Lindy hop in Cambs


Taken from Cab Calloway’s original 1930s “Hepster’s Dictionary”:


Rug cutter: a very good dancer, an active Jitterbug.


Jitterbug: a swing music fan

ALL Regular classes Cancelled until further updates following on from government guidelines. Please check back regularly for when classes resume, Dated: 19-04-2020

Weekly Classes

About Us:

Paul & Fae

We first started dancing Lindyhop together in 1999 and in 2002 our teaching  began with the intermediate classes for a club near Cambridge.

Our own classes commenced in 2006, starting from scratch in a new area where there had previously been no swing dance classes, teaching further North than formerly to encourage new people into the "swing scene".

We have been fortunate enough to also be asked to guest teach at a host of other local clubs & events in the East Anglian region, including "Swing's The Thing" for 3 years based in Leicester, working with our friend Geof Connelly of Northampton Swing Dance Society, "When Jive Met Swing" for 2 years, working with  Jiveswing.com. We have also been invited to cover some of the local teachers during their holidays.

We have also taught for "Rock The Block" in Norfolk, for "South West Lindy Hoppers", based in Devon, "DJam" festival in Durham, "Jumpin At The Woodside 2" in Gloucester, "Brighton Lindy Hop festival" to name just a few.

We have also performed and taught fun classes at the Twinwood Festival at RAF Twinwood since it's debut.

We have been lucky enough to perform for the Twinwood Festival every year from its debut (now its 19th year), the last 14 years as our own venture, Rug-Cutters Lindyhop, always choreographing our own routines. For the last 11 years we have been very fortunate to be able to run and co-ordinate the dance marquee at the Twinwood Festival (since 2008), as well as workshops in the hangar/Tin Hat for the last 10 years.

We have previously danced for the American ambassador on his visit to Bletchley Park, won two small local dance competitions in Lindy hop as well as performing at countless dance weekends and 40's events, corporate events, birthday parties, charity events, film and TV work and more.

We love the dance so much we want everybody to learn - hence why we started teaching!

From teaching primary school groups right up to pensioners we are happy to help everybody find their dance feet and "swing dance" to their heart's content.

Our future plans are:

  • to encourage newcomers of all ages to swing dancing,
  • help boost the ability of more experienced dancers ranging from beginner to advanced levels,
  • encourage dancers of other styles to try out more dance styles,
  • boost the local swing dance scene
  • to help to improve the general UK swing dance scene as a whole.
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