Enfield!

Tuesdays

 

Set up in 2011, JiveSwing Enfield is one of our first classes in London/Middlesex area. Now full of great characters of all ages and from all walks of life, JiveSwing Enfield is the most rocking night out in North London.

You’ll find us on Tuesdays, 7:45pm-11pm, The Hop Poles, 320 Baker St, Enfield EN1 3LH

Please check our upcoming calendar (on the right) for the date and location of the next Enfield class.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT…

Doors open at 7:45pm. When you arrive, you will be greeted by our friendly crew who will guide you through ‘what’s what’. The night kicks off with a beginners class which lasts for 50mins.

You will have 10mins to practice and have some (free) refreshments whilst making new friends before the next class, which lasts a further 50mins. After this time we hope that you stay on, socialise and try out your new moves and dance with more experienced dancers! It’s a real fun night out, we think we’re the UK’s friendliest swing dance club!

We will focus primarily on Lindy Hop. However from time to time you will be introduced to a variety of other styles including 1920s Charleston, Balboa and Authentic Jazz. You can accelerate with workshops.

Adults of all ages come to dance, we have as many single people as we do couples. You don’t need a partner, and previous experience or special clothing. Just wear clothes you’re comfortable moving about in and shoes/trainers (not with large grips).

 

CLASSES IN DETAIL…

Beginners
8:00pm – 8:50pm

A fresh Beginners – Improvers course runs every 7 weeks covering key fundamental moves, including the key 8 counts and Charleston steps. We rotate people around every few minutes, so don’t worry if you don’t have a partner.

At the end of your first class, you’ll leave with at least 3-5 simple moves that you can use straight away to impress your friends. By the end of 7 weeks, you may not be a world champion, but you’ll be able to dance a whole track.

Practice Time
8.50pm – 9.10pm

After the beginners class you will have time to practice those new moves, socialise with other dancers and get a feel for what swing dance is all about!

Intermediate – Advanced Class
9:10pm – 9:50pm

Here you learn build upon the fundamental moves already learnt in the beginners class. We will teach you a number of variations, assuming you already know the basic Swing Outs, Lindy Turn, Circles and Charleston variations.

You will start to learn more challenging footwork and moves to enhance your social dancing, whilst improving your styling and lead/follow techniques.

Those that are visiting for their first time, are invited to watch the intermediate class or have practise time, whilst the intermediate class is on.

Practice time
9:50pm onwards

This is a great opportunity to practice the moves learnt in class with lots of other dancers. We encourage all students to stay on and dance with other students. No new dancer will ever find themselves stuck watching from the sidelines. We find that people who do stay till the end seem to progress quicker and grasp new concepts and moves a lot more easier.

The music varies from the 1930s to some of today’s classic neo tracks. You’ll hear a good selection of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Chick Webb, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Slim & Slam, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, etc.

NB: In addition you can gain further practice social dancing at Harlem Nights, Boogie Shack, Retro Sundays or any other JiveSwing class.

 

THE VENUE…

7:45-11pm. Please visit the class calendar opposite for the current class address, as venues may change from time to time.

Tuesday nights at Enfield are based just off the A10 in North London/Middlesex. The class is held in the The Hop Poles 320 Baker St, Enfield EN1 3LH, within walking distance from Enfield Town, Enfield Chase or Gordon Hill station. Alternatively, there is also Oakwood Tube and plenty of buses. The vanue has a fully licenced bar and parking. 

Our Enfield class attracts dancers from Waltham Abbey, Cheshunt, Wood Green, Tottenham, Chingford, Haringey, Edmonton and all over North London.

 

PRICING

A whole night of dancing costs £10 (£8 for full-time students with a valid ID showing full time education). If you want to come just for the social dancing (10pm onwards) it costs just £5.

We’re sure you’ll want to come more than once and attend a few socials. Why not get the JiveSwing Discount Card? For £80 (£64 students) you get 10 classes/socials for the price of 8!

SAFE SPACES / ETIQUETTE 

Please see our SAFE SPACES policy here… http://www.jiveswing.com/safe-spaces-policy/

Please note there are a couple of quiet areas available at the venue for those who may need it throughout the evening.

We look forward to seeing you at JiveSwing Enfield!

2019 Course Dates…

 
Course 4
15th April-27th May  
 
Course 5  
3rd June – 15th July 
 
Course 6 –  6 WEEK COURSE 
22nd July – 26th Aug 
Course 7 
10th Sept -14th Oct
 
Course 8 
21st Oct-2nd Dec
 
Whilst we run in courses we cater for beginners each week so you can join us anytime! 

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