The Lindy Hop community is full of exciting but exhausting weekend swing camps where the focus is divided equally between classes and evening parties. Then there are swing exchanges where the bias is in favour of socials. Swing School tips the balance in the other direction so that it’s all about the classes. But it’s more than that: we give you consistent technique and we do that by having one class with one set of teachers.
The goal of partner dancing should be to enjoy yourself – the socials are both the training ground and the destination – but we want to offer a different type of training ground, one that resembles professional training.
When you train as a professional dancer, you keep your energy levels high for your classes. You expect to work hard and to get results. You know your teachers, they know you, and they know what you need to do to improve.
At Swing School you’ll learn choreography and moves but there are also going to be drills and conditioning exercises, with an emphasis on good technique in everything you do.
After Swing School you’ll feel the difference when you return to the social dance floor.
This from one of our students:
‘Thank you all so very much for an amazing and transformative week. I don’t think I have made that much progress with my dancing since my first ever classes.’
‘This type of training is common in other dance styles and is long overdue in the Lindy Hop world.’
‘I’m looking forward to being able to teach others the way that I have been taught. I was taught with a real focus and aim to get better, and to develop quickly but also as a well-rounded dancer. There were no short-cuts. It was intense. I’m really excited to work with people who want to learn at this level.’