Manchester Lindy is about to turn 5 and we’re going to celebrate with a good old-fashioned birthday knees up!
There will be cake! There will be a fully stocked bar! There will even be a complementary beverage for the early arrivals… Oh and lots of music for dancing (Lindy predominantly, but you know what happens if you get Dr Sid drunk after midnight)!
We were delighted when, in January 2012, Taina, international teacher and swing dance champion (with more than 20 years experience!) first attended a Manchester Lindy Swing Social, having recently relocated from London. Within a couple of months the committee had worked up enough courage to ask her to take a class, and happily, since then Taina has become a regular guest, teaching across all three levels.
We are now delighted to extend that partnership and add a new dimension to vintage dance in Manchester by bringing you Solo Jazz every Thursday! This will be the perfect opportunity to learn all those tricky steps, in detail, with authentic styling and historical context. Suitable for Lindy Hoppers, Tap dancers and Burlesques babes!
We’ll also be selling cakes for the British Heart Foundation and we might even be persuaded to run the silliest Jack and Jill (or Jaquelyn and Jill, or Jack and John) in the North West (slo-mo? Musical Statues? Dance like an animal?)
Doors open 7.30pm
Freemason’s Hall, Bridge St (off Deansgate) M3 3BT
Hey y’all! Don’t forget, lesson times change this Tuesday (7th May) Level 1 (formerly known as beginners) now starts at 7.45 as does the all new LEVEL 3! Level 2 is now at 8.30 (ish). All classes will be 45 mins long and we’ll be using a second room at Freemason’s Hall so social dancing can start earlier too (from 8.30pm). Sadly this means we’ll be raising the price to £5 – but hopefully you’ll all feel like you get more than an extra pounds worth!
Doors open at 7.30, as always.
(Level info is on the website www.manchesterlindy.co.uk – Level 3 is invitation only – speak to Paula or Amy if you fancy it, if you aren’t quite ready yet we’ll try and suggest things you can work on to get there – a rough guide is you need at least 2 years experience to qualify).