The day before Swingamajig, Saturday April 29th we run a series of workshops
Stomp Stomp is a day of lindy hop and authentic solo jazz workshops the day before SwingamajOn Saturday 30th April Swingamajig – the UKs largest alternative vintage festival and The Swing Era – Birmingham’s hottest swing dance school are coming together to run a day of workshops, with a party in the evening in partnership with International Dance Festival Birmingham.
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.
Tickets are priced just £20 for beginners/improvers – with 3 hours of classes on the Saturday and then a social dance with a swing band in the evening.
For Intermediate/advanced it is only £55 – which along with the social includes extra classes on the Sunday morning and a total of 6 hours teaching with some of the best teachers in the world!
Classes will cover a mixture of lindy hop and solo jazz steps and will take place at the dance Xchange (next to the hippodrome in Birmingham).
Intermediate/advanced – (Saturday) registration at 13:00, classes start at 13:30 and finish at 18:30
(Sunday classes start at 11:00 and and at 14:00)
We strongly recommend everyone comes to Swingamajig Festival on the Sunday too and more info/tickets can be found at www.swingamajig.co.uk.
The Social Dance Will start at approximately 20:30 and tickets to the dance will be available on the door. More details of the social dance with bands DJs etc to be announced soon,
We have an an amazing line up of teachers for you this year and we will be announcing everyone over the next few weeks. But we are bouncing of the walls because this year’s event is being headlined by the fantastic Markus Rosendal and Mo Sakan. Words do not too these guys justice, and if you haven’t seen them dance before we strongly recommend it!
Which ability level class should I join?
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!
If you took the beginners class last year or if 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 but has danced other styles, and finds it easy to pick things up, or even for complete beginners who fancy a challenge.
The intermediate class is for you if you are comfortable dancing 6 count and 8 count lindyhop 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.
If you are confident dancing at any tempo, adding variation and individual styling into your dancing and have had plenty of experience social dancing then this is the class for you. In this class we look at advanced techniques and this is a great way to push your dancing to that next level.