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UPCOMING DATES FOR CLASSES (AT WOOLSTON CLUB, 43 Hargood St):

Free beginner taster class, jam circle workshop and band night!

We start the year with a free taster class and a jam circle class! 16th January
6:30 pm Jam Circle class (level 2 and up, $10)
7:30 pm Free taster class, all welcome, no partner, experience, or pre-registration required!
8:30 pm BAND NIGHT WITH THE ALL GIRL BIG BAND! Free entry!

Next set of 5 week lindy hop classes – 23rd January

All four levels running (Level 2 Intro and Level 3 at 6:30 pm, and Level 1 and Level 2+ at 7:30 pm) – if you’re not sure what level you should be in check in with your teachers or the door peeps at class, or email us at swingtownrebels@gmail.com


REGULAR SOCIAL DANCING OPPORTUNITIES:

EVERY WEDNESDAY Woolston Club, 8:30-10:30 pm for our main Swingtown Rebels social dance

Aikman’s Sunday Socials – usually fourth Sunday of the month (27th January, 24th February, 24th March) 7-9 pm Aikman’s Pizzeria and Bar, 154 Aikman’s Rd, Merivale.  Come along for some social dancing lindy hop as a fun finish to your weekend!

Bal and Blues Hop – usually third Sunday of the month (20th January, 17th February, 17th March) 7-9 pm at the Twisted Hop on Ferry Rd – come along and get your fix on of slow and fast with Christchurch’s bal and blues crew.

Friday Food trucks dancing – usually second Friday of the month (11th January, 8th February,
8th March) – 6-8 pm in Cathedral Square. Al fresco dancing (with bonus tasty food!)

Christchurch Blues Foundation social (not an official Swingtown Rebels event but good fun for the blues afficianados amongst you). First Sunday of the month from 7-9pm at The Halo Club – Great bands + great dance floor = the ultimate blues bomb opportunity!

CLASSES FORMAT:
Swingtown Rebels Wednesday classes run on a format of alternating a five week set of lindy hop classes (at levels 1, 2Intro,2+, and 3), with a three week set of classes in other swing styles. Check out styles and levels info here, and s
ee above for upcoming dates and styles.

The swing era had a large range of different dance styles, including lindy hop, blues, balboa, solo Charleston, shag, and many more. These styles are both excellent fun in their own rights, or to incorporate into your lindy hop. A basic understanding of other styles will make you a better, more versatile dancer, and they’re just fun, so we’re hoping everyone gets a taste for them!