South West Lindy Hoppers
Lindy Hop - The Original Big Band Swing Dance
We are a group of Lindy Hop enthusiasts founded in 2004, based in the Exeter area who enjoy and promote this unique social dance for all age groups.
Formed in 2004 because there was no Savoy Style Lindy Hop in the area. We attract dancers from the whole of the South West region, holding regular Beginner's & Intermediate classes in EXETER & TOTNES as well as practice sessions, workshops, demonstrations and swing dances that include music from the Big Band era, Jump Jive and Blues.
Guest teachers have included:
Graeme and Ann (Hoppin' Mad), Ryan Francois and Jenny Thomas, Gary and Sarah Boon, Andy and Tor from Rock Bottoms, Mel and Jo Calanglang, Russell and Delores from the Jiving Lindy Hoppers, Paul and Fae and Christine from Rug-Cutters Lindy Hop. David Zilkha from Swing Dance Bristol. Velody from Manchester. Trisha Sewell from Savoy Hop Hertfordshire.
All ages and abilities are welcome. No need to bring a partner. Meet like minded dancers in helpful and friendly surroundings.
You Can't Stop the Lindy Hop
NEW YORK TIMES
(May 23rd 2014)
If you want to enhance your dancing (be it Jive, Ceroc, Leroc or Rock 'n' Roll) add that extra something, stand out from the crowd then Lindy Hop is the dance for you!
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For further details about our events and other events listed below, go to our Classes & Events page.
SOUTH WEST LINDY HOPPERS FREESTYLES/EVENTS IN EXETER:
September: Lindy In The City. Details nearer the date
27 September: Freestyle. Details nearer the date.
Saturday 29 November: 12 - 5pm Lindy Hop workshop with Jenny Thomas (Jenny has an International reputation as one of the top Swing dancers in the world and is also a world class instructor of the Lindy Hop. Jenny's bio). In the evening it's South West Lindy Hoppers 10 BIRTHDAY PARTY. Don't miss any of it. Fantastic live band 'The Bruce Illett 6'. Ticket only event. If you're interested in the workshop/evening dance contact us now and we'll put you on a list. More details nearer the date.
Friday 29 August: America Hall, Pinhoe, Exeter. 7.30pm. The Three Belles with the Bevin Boys Present 'In The Mood'. An evening of 1940's entertainment. Live Swing Band. Dancing. Tickets £15. Box Office 07702197393. (Info)
Saturday 30 August: Free event. 'The Great Fete' Royal Albert Memorial Garden and Rougemont Gardens, Exeter. 4.30 - 7.30pm. To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Recruitment event. Lots happening including the Tasty Music Palm Court Trio playing waltzes, tangos and ragtime. (Info)
Totnes: Every Tues. August summer break. Start again Tues 9 September.
Venue: The Mansion (on the first floor in the Old School Hall), Fore Street Totnes, TQ9 5RP
Exeter: Every Thurs. August summer break. Start again Thurs 11 September
Venue: 'First Floor Swing Club' Heavitree Conservative Club, 7 Church Street Heavitree, Exeter, EX2 5EH
We look forward to dancing with you.
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