Hasse and Marie visit MANCHESTER!

Once again we at Manchester Lindy are getting our giddy knickers in a bunch – super-duper-Swedish Swing dancers Hasse Mattsson and Marie Nahnfeldt Mattsson are coming to town!

Limited Saturday places available!

(Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/320090408162683/?ref=ts&fref=ts)

Each session will include FOUR HOURS of teaching for the bargain price of £45. This includes entry to the Saturday night social.

As usual the Sunday will be slightly more advanced than the Saturday; if you are not sure which to book for come and speak to Andy C or Sid on a Tuesday or enquire on your booking email.

To book your place email your NAME, your MOBILE NUMBER, WHICH DAY / LEVEL YOU ARE BOOKING FOR to hasseandmarieinmanchester@hotmail.com

Andy C will email you back with confirmation of a place and payment details.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

A bit about Hasse and Marie

(from www.hasseandmarie.com):

“Hasse and Marie are internationally recognized for their high energy and spirit as Lindy Hop dancers and instructors. Their classes emphasize the use of musicality, technique and partner connection. Energy and focus on fun are constant elements to every class.

This couple have a lot of teaching experience, from beginners to competition couples, and they appear on the teaching line up for many established camps around the globe, including Herräng (Sweden), Camp Hollywood (USA) and Rock That Swing Festival (Germany) just to mention a few”.

Hasse and Marie dancing (first couple up, teachers Jam LSSF 2013):


(this video also features some of our previous guest teachers Isobella, Thomas and Alice!)

Hasse and Marie Interview for SwingTV (talking about Boogie Woogie, Bugg and Lindy Hop and why they are such encouraging, positive teachers):


Traveling? Workshops will end by 5pm, leaving plenty of time to get home.

Manchester Lindy will be also be hosting a Saturday night social dance from approx 19:30-MIDNIGHT.

Saturday workshop and social dance will be held at Manchester Masonic Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT

Sunday workshop will be held at St Kentigerns Social Club, Fallowfield, M14 7DW

The workshops will start 11am on Saturday and Sunday and will finish by 5pm.

Social Dance
(Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/794841167241828/?fref=ts)
Come and dance with us at the beautiful Masonic Hall with great dance floor, as part of our Hasse and Marie weekend.

£5 on the door. Free to those attending the workshop.

Isabella and Pontus Workshop Weekend and Social – Booking


We at Manchester Lindy are beside ourselves because the wonderful Isabella & Pontus are coming to teach and inspire on SATURDAY 10th and SUNDAY 11th MAY!

We will be following our previously used format of Improver/Intermediate on the Saturday, and Intermediate/Advanced on the Sunday. As there is some crossover, we are happy to help you to find the correct level for you.

We cannot confirm start and finish times as yet, but there will be four hours of teaching each day plus breaks, so plan to spend  5-6 hours at the venue.

See Isabella and Pontus in action here: http://youtu.be/mUOP5jG24Sc

The price for this event is £45 per day, inclusive of entry to the Saturday night social dance.

To book, please contact Manchester Lindy committee member Hayley via Facebook, link below. There are limited places available for couples and solo advanced Leads. Follows booking alone are currently being placed in a waiting list.

Friend request Hayley here: https://www.facebook.com/hayley.h.gosling
Join the Manchester Lindy Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/manchesterlindy/ (you must join the group in order to ‘attend’ on the event listing – sorry about that!)
Click attending on the main event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383764718559950/

We would like to draw your attention to our new venue, so you don’t all automatically flock to a familiar one, like homing pigeons.

Our new venue for this weekend’s workshops and social dance is St Mathews Church Hall, next to St Mathews Church in Stretford, (near the incredibly strange Stretford Mall – inspiration for the Morrissey lyric, “Slap me on the patio”) this will be the first time Manchester Lindy have used the venue and we’re hoping the floor will be just right for us picky dancer types. Stretford is close to Chorlton and is well served with buses and trams.

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Workshops Ahoy!

We have two mega-exciting workshops coming up later this year:

Suga Bomb Manchester (June 15th & 16th)

Trisha Sewell’s follower only two day workshop. Learn to be a “dynamic follower”. This will be great and what’s more, you don’t need a lead to book on! Places are limited so get in there early. Booking opens 8th May.

More details here:   http://manchesterlindy.co.uk/sugabomb-manchester/

And on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/198541476936197/

Thomas & Alice Do Manchester (19th & 20th October)

Yup, The incredible Alice Mei and Thomas Blacharz are coming to teach in Manchester. Two workshops, one on each day, and a party Saturday night, of course. Booking opens 10th June.

More details here: http://manchesterlindy.co.uk/thomas-alice-do-manchester/

And on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/166952440131795/

Hope to see you there!

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.

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.

The Manchester Pimp Walk

Manchester Lindy now has our very own Authentic Jazz routine! Choreographed  by the fabulous Trisha Sewell and danced to Slim and Slam’s Tutti Frutti (1938) Trisha taught it to 36 of us at July’s Jazz workshop and now it’s up to us to teach the rest of you (and beyond)!

Manchester Pimp Walk class at Manchester Lindy’s Tuesday Social coming soon!

Sweaty post workshop Jazz hands

If you are interested in learning some Authentic Jazz moves, there are still a few places available on our upcoming Tranky Doo workshop (July 29th 2012).