South West Lindy Hoppers
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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.
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)
The Lindy Hop will be danced all over the world to live big band music. Everywhere that Lindy Hop is danced, on the dance floors and off, people of diverse backgrounds will treat each other with respect and warmth. The history of Frankie Manning and the originators of the Lindy Hop at the Savoy Ballroom will be well known to dancers and non-dancers everywhere.
Frankie: The ambassador of Lindy hop’s fabulous dancing and radiant smile have served as inspiration to generations of Lindy hop enthusiasts, but Frankie modestly claimed, “I’m not interested in fame and glory. It’s just that I would like others to know what a happy dance this is.”
Top Tips For Lindy Hoppers: A one: SMILE. A two: Be courteous. A we know what to do: Enjoy.
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:
BANDS FOR 2017:
Saturday 25 November: Lindy Hop workshop with Graeme and Ann (Hoppin' Mad). (Venue: St Matthew's Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, EXETER EX1 2BS) 11.30/12-5pm.
In the evening dance to the the Ding Dong Daddios and try out those new moves. The Big Birthday One, 'Kicking Up the Dust'. (Venue: St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Rd, EXETER EX4 7AH).
Saturday 9 December:
Afternoon Balboa Workshop with Jane Warring (Dance Club Balboa). More details soon. Venue: St Matthew's Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, EXETER EX1 2BS
In the evening dance to: Some Like It Hot. Venue: St Matthew's Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, EXETER EX1 2BS.
BANDS FOR 2018
Sat. 27 January: The Big R Band
Sat. 17 February: The Drat Pack
Sat. 17 March: TBC
Sat. 21 April: The Paper Moon Band
Sat. 19 May: South Devon Big Band
Friday 29 June: TBC
Sat 14 July: TBC
CLASSES (on-going 6 week courses except where indicated).
Totnes: Every Tues. New courses start October 31st.
Come along and have a go. No need to bring a partner. Doors open 7.15pm for a 7.30 start. Venue: The Mansion (on the first floor in the Old School Hall), Fore Street Totnes, TQ9 5RP. More details on our Classes & Events page.
Exeter: Every Thurs. New courses start October 26th.
No need to bring a partner. Doors open 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.
Venue: 'First Floor Swing Club' Heavitree Conservative Club, 7 Church Street Heavitree, Exeter, EX2 5EH. Now with BIGGER DANCE FLOOR. More room to try out those new fantastic Lindy Hop moves. More details on our Classes & Events page.
We look forward to dancing with you.
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