Dance Classes


Stomp Stomp 2017 Is coming!

A unique swing dance weekend of Lindy hop/solo jazz workshops alongside Swingamajig Festival on 29th -30th April 2017

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Swingamajig, the UK’s largest alternative vintage festival and The Swing Era – Birmingham’s hottest swing dance school are coming together to run a day of dance workshops with a party in the evening!

Whether you are complete beginner or a seasoned dancer there is something for everyone, with 4 ability groups and internationally acclaimed teachers, it is a fantastic opportunity to brush up your moves before heading to Swingamajig Festival.

This year we are really excited to be adding a new class…

Solo Jazz for Electro Swing!

This will be all about mixing authentic jazz and street dance, and is an open class suitable for all dancers.

Check out this video of last year’s Stomp Stomp!


What is Included?

This year at the Swingamajig Festival we’ll be having a dedicated space just for swing dancers so you can be social dancing all day!! with DJs and live bands as well as taster classes in a different venue.

Beginners/Improver/Jazz for Electro Swing:

£30 for 3 hrs of dance workshops on Saturday
+ the Saturday night party.

Then get your Swingamajig ticket for just £15 (saving up to £15)

Intermediate/Advanced

£70 for 6 hours of workshops Saturday/Sunday
+ the Saturday night party

Then get your Swingamajig ticket for just £15 (saving up to £15)

Get Your Tickets Here


Where & When

Classes will cover a mixture of Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz Steps and take place at a variety of venues across South Birmingham.

Saturday Night Social (included with the workshops)

Join us at this party at the Moseley Dance Centre, where we will be dancing until late to some of the hottest DJs around, as well as a fantastic Big Band!

Doors open at 21:00 until 1am

The address is:
The Moseley Dance Centre 572-574 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AA


Beginners/ Improvers

The address for the beginners/improvers classes is:
DanceXchange Studios, Level 5, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street B5 4TB

(Saturday only)
1:30pm Registration
2:00pm Classes Start
6:00pm Classes Finish


Intermediate

The address for the intermediate classes is:
The Moseley Dance Centre 572-574 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AA

(Saturday)

10:30am Registration
11am Classes Start
4:30pm  Classes Finish

(Sunday)

11am Classes Start
2pm Classes Finish

Please Note that Sunday’s Intermediate Class will be held at Moseley School


Advanced

The address for the advances classes is:
Moseley All Services Club, Moseley, Birmingham B139EA

(Saturday)

10:30am Registration
11am Classes Start
4:30pm Classes Finish

(Sunday)
11am Classes Start
2pm Classes Finish


Jazz for Electo Swing

The address for the Jazz for Electro Swing classes is:
Moseley School Sports Centre, Springfield Road, Birmingham, B13 9LR

(Saturday only)
12:30 Registration
1pm Classes Start
5pm Classes Finish


Which ability level class should I join?

It’s always hard to balance students levels so we really need your help to be as honest as possible with your level. As we don’t run auditions for levels we rely on you to choose the right level depending on your experience. Although you will pick your own level please be aware that the teachers may ask you to change level if they feel it’s appropriate for your learning requirements.

Beginners
If you have never danced before and fancy giving it a go, this is the class for you. The class will progress at a gentle pace and it is a lot of fun!

Improvers
If you took the beginners class last year of you have done a couple of swing dance taster classes then this is the one for you. Also this is a great class for anyone who has maybe never tried lindy hop before danced other styles, and finds it easy to pick things up, or complete beginners who fancy a challenge.

Intermediate
The intermediate class is for you if you are comfortable dancing 6 count and 8 count lindy hop and are familiar with moves such as swing outs, lindy circles and lindy turns. You can social dance and implement new moves you learn in your social dancing.

Advanced
The Advanced level is the highest level for Stomp Stomp. If you have been dancing a minimum of 2 years, attending regular weekly classes, social dancing on a regular weekly basis and also attending numerous swing dancing weekenders then this is the level for you
you should be confident dancing at any tempos, adding variations and individual styling into your dancing. please be honest with yourself before signing up to this level.

Solo Jazz for Electro Swing
This is an open class suitable for all ability levels, though it will be fast paced and aimed at people with some experience of dance, – though not necessarily in swing dance. If you’ve done a bit of lindyhop/ tap/ jazz/ zumba/ street/ salsa etc or you are fast at picking things up and you want to push yourself then this is the class for you.

Lead or follow?
Traditionally in Lindy Hop the Lead role is for guys, and the follow for gals, however you are totally free to dance whichever role you like and it’s great practice to learn both. You are welcome to sign up to dance which ever part you like, we will keep an eye on the numbers and make sure the classes are balanced so that when we rotate partners in class there are no long waits.


DanceXchange is a Midlands-based dance organisation dedicated to making and showing great dance. We set out to involve artists and the wider community in our work. And we’re proud to be an important part of making Birmingham a place where dance artists can live, work and thrive.