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In the light of the COVID Pandemic (the virus is still out there), what we have learnt about the spread of the virus and in order to protect the health and safety of all our dancers, teachers, guest teachers, band members, hall staff as much as we can and minimize the spread, we would like you to keep to the Govt advice (which may change) and stay at home if you:

1. Have had a recent positive Rapid Lateral Flow test or a positive PCR test

2. Have symptoms of COVID i.e a high temperature; a new continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste and have been tested positive.

3. Have recently come into contact with someone who has COVID but have not yet taken a coronavirus test

4. Feel unwell for any reason, even if it's not COVID related.

5. Suddenly become unwell during our events, please tell us.

Remember to wash or sanitize hands regularly. Hand sanitizer is always provided by SWLH and the venue operators at all classes/events. Feel free to bring your own personal hand sanitizer.

UPDATE from December 2021

Due to the current, uncertain nature of the Omicron variant we strongly advise dancers to our future events and classes to have a negative Rapid Lateral Flow Test within 24hrs before the activity.

Face coverings are a personal choice at our events/classes. However, in areas where there is limited space eg toilets, or where queues or groups of people congregate indoors we recommend the wearing of a face covering.  

Help to minimise the risk. Think about your own personal health and safety, family and friends, the Lindy Hop community and the local community you live in.

Our venue in Exeter for classes and social events is well ventilated with doors leading to a large outdoor grassy area (doors will be left open during classes and events). Our venue for classes in Follaton is also well ventilated.

Thank you for your understanding.

Next Freestyles/Socials/Events (Exeter):

Saturday 21 May. Dance to the The South Devon Big Band led by Neil Maya. A 24 piece Big Band with the true Big Band sound.

Venue: America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, EXETER EX4 8PX. Plenty of on-site parking. No bar. Please bring your own drinks/water.

Booking: Contact us on Facebook: South West Lindy Hoppers or email:  

Time: 8-11.30pm

Theme (optional): 1920's


VENUE: St. James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, EXETER EX4 7AH. On site parking. Lots of space for dancing. Great floor.

DATES: Thursdays. Next 6 week course starts 14 April. Booking required. Contact Jane on Beginners welcome.

Lesson details/times:

Doors open 7.15pm. Beginners class starts 7.30-8.30pm. Intermediates start 8.45-9.45pm. Times may vary.

Price: 36 for 6 week course. Numbers are limited. Booking and payment in advance is required

Contact: for full details and booking.


VENUE: Follaton Community Centre, Whiteley Avenue, Follaton, TOTNES TQ9 5FQ (opposite LONDIS store)

On-site parking. Great new floor for dancers.

DATES: Wednesdays. Next 6 week course starts 13 April. Booking is required. Contact Jane on

Lesson details/times:

Doors open 7.15pm. Evening starts 7.30 - 8.30pm with a Beginner's class. 15min break for practice. Second class is for Improvers. Finish 9.45pm.

Booking and payment in advance is required. Times may vary.

Price: 6 week course 40. Numbers are limited. Booking and payment in advance is required.

Contact: for full details and booking.

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. Martyn Nelson from Manchester. Tristan Brightman from Bristol Blues Dancing. Ichtiandras Veliulis & Florence based in Andover and London. Bic and Simone. Jane & Josef Dance Club Balboa, Bristol. Becky and Jeroen Swing Out Maastricht. Rob and Diane van Haaren. Swing Junction. Texas.

No need to bring a partner.




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