January News

TrishaandScottWow, what a week! Not only did we resume our regular Tuesday night session but we also welcomed Trisha Sewell and Scott Cupit back to MCR for a whole weekend’s worth of amazing Lindy Hopping!

Trisha and Scott are inspirational dancers and clear, concise and fun teachers – they blend authenticity and creativity seamlessly and best of all, happily share their skills with others.

Here are just a few of the lovely comments made by Manchester Lindy members about Trisha and Scott’s Manchester Workshop:

Thanks for a brilliant day – fab workshop by Scott and Trisha, and a great night at the social! Lots of fun! 🙂

Thank you to Manchester Lindy people for organising this, Scott and Trisha’s workshop was fantastic and the social afterwards was so much fun. What a great building too!

Thank you to Manchester Lindy people for all the organisation of this, Scott and Trisha’s workshop was fantastic and the social afterwards was so much fun. What a great building too.
As for this week, well, if you can’t wait ’til Tuesday for your next dancing fix, why not try KNT Danceworks’ Tap at The Dancehouse (Beginners, Monday, 7.30pm with Ailsa Baker)?

Or if you are looking for some in depth instruction at Improvers Level, check out Taina K’s Spins, Technique and Cool Combos Lindy skills session, Thursday 17th January. More info? http://www.wouldyoudance.com/danceteachermanchester/dance-lessons.html

Max Pitruzzella and Geraldine Pelous Workshop March 2013

Manchester Lindy are extraordinarily excited to announce that we have Max Pitruzzella and Geraldine Pelous coming to teach in Manchester on the 23rd and 24th March. Just in case you have been living in a hole and don’t know who they are, here are some videos of them dancing:

We are running two levels of class, each with 4 hours of lessons:Improver/Intermediate: Saturday 23rd, 12:15 to 17:00
Intermediate/Advanced: Sunday 24th, 9:45 to 15:00There will also be a social dance on the Saturday night, from 19:30. We will make further announcements about the social nearer the time.The event is being held at the Brand Spanking New Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

Tickets and Booking

The price for one workshop day and the social is £40, with an early bird discount of £35.

Booking will open at 7PM on Monday 7th January. Bookings need to be made through the website:


Booking through the website will reserve a place, which will only be guaranteed with payment.

The early bird discount of £35 applies for full payment before 22nd January. Otherwise a £15 deposit can be paid to secure a place, with the balance required by 1st March.Depending on the mix of dancers that sign up for this event, we may suggest changes in the day you attend. This is to ensure everyone gets the most value out of the weekend. All payments are non refundable.

Almost Famous

Look ma, it’s us!


Swing baby swing. Lindy Hopping (aka that bonkers American kind of swing dancing where people do fancy tricks) may have been the cool new-old thing to do many times since its Jazz Age origins, but there’s a reason it keeps coming back: it’s loads of fun. Learn how to do it at Manchester Lindy’s Tuesday Swing Socials. Beginners start at 8:30pm, followed by social dancing from 9-10:45pm. Tuesday Swing Socials, Manchester Freemason’s Hall.

Summer Round Up

Well! What a summer that was!

Manchester Lindy moved to a new Tuesday venue. made the Sunday socials a regular fixture, danced at the Longford Park Centenary party, taught at the W.I. and helped welcome Manchester University’s new International students to town!

We’ve had some wonderful guests teaching at our workshops and Tuesday socials, some from far away – Trisha Sewell (Herts), Karla and Murphy (Hull), Sarah Else (Sheffield) and some from close to home, Mike and Kate (Manchester) Mike and Nicky (Manchester) and Taina K (Manchester, formerly London). We’ve done the Tranky Do, we’ve hosted a hairstyling lesson and learned (and taught) our very own Jazz routine, The Manchester Pimp Walk.

Our Facebook group now has over 400 members and our website (new for 2012) has had over 10,000 views. We’ve lost 3 committee members (but gained 4!) and started planning our first exchange, we’ve got what feels like a million ideas on the table for 2013 and best of all, the wonderful Taina K has agreed to teach an Improvers class for us every month!

See you on the dancefloor!

Tuesday 24th of July, Manchester Pimp Walk special!

This Tuesday we are combining the beginners and improvers class to teach you all the Manchester Pimp Walk routine.

(This is for ALL levels so if you usually arrive just before the beginners class, come early this week)

Lesson will start at 7.45pm
Social starts about 9.00pm (ends 10.45ish)

The Manchester Pimp Walk is Manchester Lindy’s very own dance routine choreographed and taught originally by the fabulous Trisha Sewell.

The routine will be performed as a flashmob, which will be done in the very near future, watch this space!

We’ll be passing it on to all attendees of our Lindy Exchange too!

Also happening in the next couple of weeks on a Tuesday night, Manchester Lindy members will be filmed performing strolls such as the shim sham and charleston stroll, so get practicing!

HairBall Alley Hairstyling event at Manchester Lindy

Well, that was fun! 45 female Lindy Hoppers and a couple of stray males squished into the beautiful wood paneled Brian Clarke Lounge at Freemason’s Hall and watched a vintage hair demo by the lovely Kay McGregor of Hairball Alley.

We didn’t have enough chairs nor hairstyling booklet handouts, but we did have plenty of cake, hairspray and weird and wonderful questions for Kay.

A few jammy ladies were lucky enough to squeeze in a quick ‘do with Kay and even managed to keep our hair looking nice despite it possiblly being the sweatiest night of dancing Freemason’s Hall has ever seen!

Hopefully we’ll have another vintage hair event in the not-too-distant future, perhaps as part of MCRLX!

Those that missed out on the booklet handout can view it here.