Stomp Stomp is back for 2019!
A unique swing dance weekend of Lindy hop/solo jazz workshops alongside Swingamajig Festival on 4th -5th May 2019
This year we are running two classes, one for absolute beginners and one for improvers. We are hoping to add a class for more experienced dancers in due course, stay tuned for more info.
We run Stomp Stomp in association with The Swing Era a fantastic dance school based in Birmingham with a passion for vintage Lindy hop and authentic Swing dance. Founded by Martin Nelson in 2014 The Swing Era has always been about community, inclusion and getting people dancing. This is the 6th year we have run these classes and we are thrilled to be working with Martyn and the team again.
The Lindy hop is an American dance which was born in Harlem, New York City, in 1928 and has evolved since then with the jazz music of that time. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway, and Charleston. It is frequently described as a jazz dance and is a member of the swing dance family
BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS SWING DANCE CLASS INFO:
- £30 for 3 hrs of dance workshops on Saturday with ‘The Swing Era’ teacher
- Classes start at 14:00 and will be finished by 18:00
- the classes will take place at a central/south Birmingham venue more info on the location coming soon
- the 3x 1hr classes will cover Lindy hop and solo jazz, with time in between for breaks
Tickets are available here and there are discounts for those also coming to the Swingamajig Botanical Ball. 18+ only
Which Class is Right for me?
The beginners class is suitable for everyone, it doesn’t matter how many left feet you have, all are welcome and just get yourself signed up.
The improvers class is for people who have maybe done the classes before in the past or have learned some basic Lindy steps. It is also for those who are experienced in other forms of dance but want to try lindy hop for the first time.
Lead or Follow
When booking your ticket you will be asked if you would like to book on as a lead or follow. Tradionally the lead role was performed by men and follow women, however we are no longer in the 1920s and we encourage everyone to learn both parts of the dance, so you are welcome to pick whichever you like. At stomp stomp you will find people of all genders dancing all roles, the reason we ask though is to help balance the classes so you may not be able to swap mid class.
What should I bring?
A water bottle, loose fitting clothes and comfortable non-marking shoes
Do I need a partner to sign up
No partner required, will will find someone for you and we always rotate through the class, so you will end up dancing with everyone.
Transport and Parking info
This will be found on our website in due course and emailed out to everyone before the event
Are there discounts if we are coming to Swingamajig Festival too
Yes indeed just head over to the ticket page here for more info but a ticket to both is just £50!