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Our aim is to have you dancing with confidence in 6 weeks!

  • We structure our classes to run as a 6 week course
  • Classes run for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes practice session after each class
  • Each class costs £5 per person, pay each week that you come
  • No partner or experience needed
  • We recommend you wear loose fitting clothes and smooth soled shoes
  • Social Dance Nights costs £6. £5 Swingstyle members per person, pay on the door. Click HERE for Social Dance Nights Dates

Membership:
Buy a years membership and get a discount on all of our events *

Click HERE to purchase your membership

Special Offer:
FREE Class: Buy 5 classes in advance and get class 6 FREE.*

If you’re stuck for a birthday or anniversary present, why not buy our six week course?

Click HERE to purchase your vouchers

* Click HERE for Membership and Special Offer Terms and Conditions

 

Weekly Classes – Our Venue

Minety Village Hall

Minety Village Hall
Hornbury Hill
Minety
Wiltshire
SN16 9QH

NOTE: Large car park at the rear of the hall. Please do not park on the road!

Weekly Class Times:
Beginners Lindy Hop : 19:30 – 20:15
Improvers Lindy Hop:  20.30 – 21.15
Balboa:  21.30 – 22.15
Course Dates 2017:
Tuesday 10th January – 28th February
Tuesday 7th March – 18th April
Tuesday 9th May – 13th June
Tuesday 20th June – 25th July
Tuesday 1st August – 5th September (workshops and taster classes)*
Tuesday 12th September – 17th October
Tuesday 24th October – 5th December
* more information coming soon…

BENEFITS OF LEARNING TO DANCE

  • Feel fitter – increase muscle strength, agility, improve balance, and co-ordination
  • Reduce Stress – to escape from pressures at work or home
  • Keep your mind active – learn a new skill.  Don’t sit on the sofa any longer saying ” I wish I could do that” Get up and give it a go.
  • Help lose weight – Regular dancing is a great way aid weight loss
  • Gain confidence – Improves self-esteem
  • Meet new people – increase your social circle

Lindy Hop – Beginners

Originating in the 1940’s, the Lindy Hop is the root of all styles of Jive, and is a fun and expressive dance style (our favourite!)
Learn the basics of the Lindy Hop with us, using 6 and 8 count patterns. – We teach social dance, so guys don’t worry, there’s no lifting involved!
Absolutely no previous dance experience is required, we will show you how to lead and follow in nice easy steps.

Classes held Weekly!
See venue above for times and availability.

Click LINDY HOP for more info

Lindy Hop – Improvers

If you’re a bit rusty, or want to improve your Lindy Hop, this is the class for you!
We will recap 6 and 8 count patterns and introduce you to the Charleston.

Classes held Weekly!
See venue above for times and availability.

Click LINDY HOP for more info

BAL-SWING (BALBOA) 

Learn the basics of this fabulous swing dance style that dates back to the 1920’s.
No previous dance experience is required.

Classes held Weekly!
See venue above for times and availability.

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Dates for Friday Night Social Dances 2016
Feb 10th
April 14th
June 23rd
July 21st
Sept 8th
Oct 13th
Nov 10th
Dec 8th

8pm – 11pm.  Cost £6. £5 Swingstyle members.  Pay on the door.

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Minety Village Hall

Minety Village Hall
Hornbury Hill
Minety
Wiltshire
SN16 9QH

NOTE: Large car park at the rear of the hall. Please do not park on the road!

Dances are practice nights, a chance to have a go at the new moves you have been learning in class.
A relaxed atmosphere to catch up with friends and classmates for a social and a dance.

With a whole night of music for you to dance to, pick a track that you like, get up and have a go!
If you have a music request please come and ask.
It’s the best way to improve, just get up and go for it. Once you’ve taken that first step you’ll never look back!

Tea & Coffee provided free or you can bring your own drinks and nibbles!

We will be on hand to help you.


 

 

 

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    Workshops

As well as teaching regular classes in Lindy Hop and Balboa we also teach Swing Jive and Collegiate Shag.

Other services we offer:

Private Lessons – Workshops.  One to one tuition or in a small group.  If you want to fast track you dancing, work on something specific, ask all the questions you want.
Idea for first wedding dance.

Taster Classes – If you’re having a party, get together or an event.  Treat your guests to a taster class.  Lots of fun and a great way of getting everyone up and mixing.  Ideal ice breaker.

Corporate Events – Dancing is a great fun.  Ideal team building exercise.

Music – DJ services – We can provide you with music from the Swing era.

Demonstrations – Weddings – Festivals – Special occasions. 

Please GET IN TOUCH if there is anything we can help you with.  Prices on request.
Asking costs nothing and could be the making of your event!

Lisa Hannaway
Mansells Lodge
Upper Minety, Malmesbury
Wiltshire
SN16 9PY
01666 861346 / 07752 513316
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We are a swing dance company based in Wiltshire, between us we have 30 years of dancing and teaching experience.

With backgrounds in music & dance, we are well equipped to make sure we can tune our teaching techniques to suit our students; whether that be a small private group, a regular dance class or at a major weekend event.

Our friendly and relaxed approach have made our lessons very popular and our firm belief in the fundamentals have produced many quality dancers.

Our dance style has been described as smooth, elegant and effortless.
We believe it’s not just about dancing the shapes but, to interpret the music, have fun and express yourself.
a recent compliment we had “..I ignored the band completely and spent all night watching you two dance, you’re mesmerising…”

Meet your Teachers!

Lisa Hannaway

Owner/Principal Teacher

Has been a professional swing dance teacher since 1996, and has trained with some of the top UK and European swing dance teachers.
She has performed in cabaret with many of the UK’s top Swing Bands and has taught at many events and to all levels of dancers across the UK, from schools to dance weekenders.
With a great understanding of the way swing dance works, she is able to pass on her knowledge to her students. Always giving them the full information to make them the best dancers they can be. Described as having the “the patience of a saint!”

Alan McGurk

Teacher

Started swing dancing “under protest” in 2005, but, after the first few lessons and a competition win in 2006, has been hooked ever since.
He has trained with some of the top UK and European swing dance teachers, and started teaching weekly classes in 2009 and at 1940’s events.
Having played guitar in various bands over the years and more recently the ukulele and harmonica, he is keen to pass on his knowledge of rhythm and musicality to his students.
If he’s not dancing, you’ll find him behind the decks playing the best tunes to keep the dance floor busy.

 

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