St Albans!

Tuesdays

JiveSwing St Albans class Our very popular St. Albans class is located in a lovely hall near the town centre. It has a great bunch of people from all walks of life from musicians to mums, who all love to dance, socialise and have fun. You'll find us on Tuesdays, 8-11:00pm at Jubilee Hall, AL3 5BU. Please check our upcoming calendar (on the right) for the date of the next St. Albans 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/Beginners Review 9:10pm - 10:00pm

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 join the review class, whilst the intermediate class is on.

Practice time 10:00pm 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...

Jubilee Hall, Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, St Albans, Herts, AL3 5BU. Our St Albans class attracts dancers from Hemel Hempstead, Abbots Langley, Leavesden, Radlett, Berkhamsted and Harpenden.  

PRICING

A whole night of dancing costs £10 (£8 for full-time students with a valid ID). 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! We look forward to seeing you at JiveSwing St Albans! Save Save