Swing & Jive Dance Night
Friday Jan. 30th. Tickets £8 online £10 on the door. 7.30pm-11.00pm.
Join us for an amazing night of jive and swing dancing which also includes 2 Lessons plus lots of free dance time to Big Band Jazz of the 30s and 40s. All welcome for a great fun dance evening – no previous experience necessary. Licensed bar available.
ABOUT THE EVENING
Have you ever been fascinated by this dance called Lindy Hop but nervous about having a go? Ever wanted to impress people at parties with your dancing skills? Then this is the night for you. Twice UK champions – Graeme and Ann – will give a you a fun introduction to swing dancing with two swing dance classes. There will be plenty of chance to practice and socialise and Graeme & Ann will have you getting hep to the beat by the end of the evening.
Learn to Swing dance! No need to bring a partner. Come with friends or on your own.
ABOUT HOPPIN’ MAD
Graeme & Ann live in Bath and learnt to Lindy Hop in the 1990’s at the start of the Swing revival. Among their teachers were the Jiving Lindy Hoppers and the late, great Frankie Manning. They have achieved national success and are twice U.K. Lindy Hop Champions.
They have done a lot of T.V., video and film work including; BBC’s ‘Turn Back Time -The High Street’ – London Weekend’s ‘Barrymore Show’ – the title sequence for ‘Josie’ on Channel 5 – featured Lindy dancers in BBC’s ‘String of Pearls’~ a history of swing music – even a comedy dance routine with the late Rod Hull and Emu. They were the choreographers for an animated jitterbug sequence in Aardman Animation’s major film release, “CHICKEN RUN”.
Graeme and Ann work full time teaching and performing all over the country with their dance group ‘Hoppin’ Mad’ and currently run classes in Bristol and Bath. UK workshops have recently been in Cardiff, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Exeter, as well as visits to schools and universities. They have taught and performed in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Sydney, Denmark, Ireland and New Zealand. They have also taken part in the Miami Art Deco Festival and Derry Jazz Festivals.
So if you are looking for fun jive and swing dance night then bring yourself down to CICCIC for this amazing night out.