South West Lindy Hoppers

South West Lindy Hoppers in association with Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre present the South West premiere of

ALIVE AND KICKING

A must see film whether you're already a Lindy Hopper or just curious to find out more about it, this documentary gives you what Lindy Hop is all about and will inspire your dancing and put a big smile on your face.

Date: Saturday 12 August. Venue: Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre, Gandy Street, EXETER. Studio 74. Time 5.30-7pm.

Tickets only available from South West Lindy Hoppers. Early Bird (until Thurs 27 July): £8. Advanced (Frid 28 July - Sat 5 August £10). £14 thereafter.

BOOK NOW.

    Tickets are limited. email: janeswlindyhoppers@yahoo.com      

Join us afterwards for a picnic in Rougemont Gardens for the Big Screen showing of La La Land. Tickets available from Exeter Phoenix   

 

I Charleston the World Exeter

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 FRANKIE MANNING FOUNDATION

The Vision (“In our wildest dreams…”)

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.

 

We are looking for new members all the time

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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Put a SMILE on your face - LINDY HOP

"It's not difficult to spot Swing Dancers...
look for the couple with the biggest smiles
having the most fun"

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:

SUNDAY 6 AUGUST: Free event (weather permitting). 12 - 3pm. (times may vary). Pic Nic and dancing at Dunkeswell Aerodrome EX14 4LG (near Honiton). WW2 airfield used by the RAF, USN and USAAF. Watch the sky divers, gliders and much more.

At 12.00 there is going to be The Dunkeswell Memorial Service to remember the men and women of the USAAF, USN and RAF. Please feel free to attend. Dancing will take place after the ceremony. Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant for meals and drinks. 

BANDS FOR 2017:

Saturday 9 September: Battle of the DJ's

Saturday 21 October: Locked Horns

Saturday 25 November: The Ding Dong Daddios

BANDS FOR 2018

Sat. 27 January: The Big R Band

Sat. 17 February: TBC

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). NO COURSES DURING AUGUST.

Totnes: Every Tues. New courses start September 12th.

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. Last evening 27 July with special guest teacher. NO COURSES DURING AUGUST. New courses start September 14th.

No need to bring a partner. Doors open 7.15 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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