Swing Dance Workshop

May Swing Dance Workshop and Social Dance

Join us for a day of swing dance workshops on the 28th May with Paul and Sarah. They will be teaching a mix of fun moves to add the wow factor into your dancing along with some solid technique to give you more confidence on the social dance floor. The last class of the day will be all about the songs that we love and how we can all make our dancing look and feel better by matching our moves to the music.

Later that night we will all get the chance to practice our new moves at a social dance night The Galway Rowing club from 9.30pm. This dance is open to everyone, the more the merrier!

The swing dance workshops are suitable for a mix of dancing ability, you just need some experience with lindy hop. There is no need to sign up with a partner, just bring yourself and your enthusiasm!

When and where: May 28th in The Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay

12pm – Dips and Tricks,

1.45pm – Lindy Hop Fundamentals and Variations

3.30pm – Styling and Musicality.

Only €30 for the full day including social night

Or

€10 per workshop and €5 for the social dance

 

We look forward to seeing you all at the end of May – keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information!

Your Galway Swing Team

Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend

June Lindy Hop Workshop and Social Dancing

Galway Swing Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend

Join us on June 6th and 7th for a lindy hop workshop with Paul​ and Sarah​ covering Aerials, Lindy techniques, musicality, & styling, and a fun solo routine too!  There will be a social night on the Saturday where you can practice your new moves and dance the night away to all our favourite swing tunes!

The Weekend

Saturday June 6th

1pm – Aerials (partner required)
This ever-popular class needs no introduction. Our aerials classes are where we add a little height to our dancing skills. You don’t need need any dance experience to join this class, you are welcome to join us if you only wantto learn these moves, but you will need to have a partner.

3.30pm – Lindy Techniques
So you have the basics down but it doesn’t feel just right yet? This class will help you to hone your lindy technique to improve how you relate to both the dance and your partner to give you a lot more confidence on the social floor.

9.30pm – Swing Dance Social in The Galway Rowing Club

Sunday June 7th

1pm – Doin The Jive
This is a fun routine that went down really well at Lindy Hopper’s Delight last year and is full of great solo jazz moves to add to your repertoire! THis class is suitable for all levels.

3.30pm – Lindy Styling and Musicality
If you are looking to understand the music and how to dance to fit it then this class is for you! Paul and Sarah will teach you about dancing with the music and how to style up some moves to help you stand out on the dancefloor.
Costs
Buy a day or weekend pass to get the best deal:

All Saturday Classes: €20
All Sunday Classes: €20
Full Weekend Ticket (All Classes and Social dancing on Saturday): €45

Individual Costs:

Aerials: €15 / Lindy Techniques: €10 / Doin The Jive: €15  / Styling and Musicality: €10 Swing Dance Social: €10

 

For more information contact paul@galwayswing.com

Swing Dance Social

St. Patrick’s Week Timetable and Social Night

Swing Dance SocialA big thank you to everyone who came out last weekend to help raise money for Enable Ireland.  We had a great afternoon in TKMaxx and a lot of people came up to us on the day saying that we brought a smile to their afternoon!  Well done to all.  See the photos on Facebook.

As St. Patrick’s day is Tuesday there will be a few timetable changes (See below).  We will not have class on Monday and Tuesday but there is normal service on Sunday and Wednesday.

Shim Sham Workshop and Social Night

On Saturday March 21st, we will be running a workshop and social night in The Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay.

12pm – Workshop – Learn The Shim Sham

The Shim Sham is the best known of all the solo swing dance strolls. It was choreographed by Frankie Manning, based on the original steps from the 1930’s, and it is danced at social nights around the world.

Everyone is welcome at this workshop, whether you are a new dancer coming to if for the first time or an experienced dancer refreshing your memory. Solo routines are a fun and easy way to improve your dancing. No previous experience or knowledge is required.

Cost: €15

Swing Dance Social Night

9.30pm – The Galway Rowing Club – €10

Catch up with your friends, meet swing dancers from different classes and get out on the dance floor to your favourite Lindy Hop tunes.

St. Patrick’s Week Timetable

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March – Classes Cancelled

Sunday 15th and Wednesday 18th –  Classes as Normal

Saturday March 21st – Shim Sham Workshop
12pm – The Galway Rowing Club

Saturday March 21st – Swing Dance Social Night
9.30pm The Galway Rowing Club

Also just a quick reminder that registrations have opened for GLHC in April over the Galway Lindyfest weekend.  If you have not registered yet or just want to know what it is all about then head over to the GLHC website or our Youtube channel to check them out!

We can’t wait to see you all on the dancefloor soon,

The Galway Swing Team

Galway Swing Masquerade Dance

Swing Dance Workshops and Masquerade Dance

On Saturday January 31st we are getting the new year off to a swingin’ start with a day of workshops and our first Galway Swing Masquerade Dance. The workshops and masquerade dance will be in The Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay.

Workshops

1pm – Aerials

Our first workshop of 2015 will be one of our ever popular Aerials workshop to put some air time in your dancing.
Aerials don’t require any gymnastic or dance experience and everyone is welcome. You will need to come with a partner to this class but they do not need to be a dancer just someone you trust!

3pm – The Charleston Stroll

Solo routines are a fun and easy way to improve your dancing. They are danced at Swing dance events the world over and always go down a storm when we teach them. Solo strolls are taught from scratch and no previous experience or knowledge is required.
The Charleston stroll is a great stroll if you are new to solo dancing. It is packed with fun jazz moves that will expand your repertoire of moves and get you laughing (trust us!)
This workshop is suitable for all levels.


Costs: Aerials €15 Charleston Stroll €10 or €20 for both.

Masquerade Dance

9.30pm – The Galway Rowing Club – €10
On Saturday night we will have our first masquerade dance.
Catch up with your dancing friends, meet swing dancers from different classes and of course get out on the dance floor to your favourite Lindy Hop tunes – Wear a mask, paint one on or get creative – it is up to you.

For more information contact paulneary@galwayswing.com or visit us on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you there,

Paul and the Galway Swing Team

Christmas and New Year Timetable

Hey Everyone,

Firstly, thank you to all of you who made Lindy Hopper’s Delight such a lot of fun last weekend. A spGalway Swing Gift Voucherecial word of thanks to the Bellehoppers, The Dipsy Doodles, Jessica Alcalde and Duana Sala who performed for us at the GLHC on Saturday night. We are now even more excited about Galway Lindyfest in April.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Youtube pages as there will be pictures and videos coming soon!

As most of you know we are breaking a little early for Christmas this year, but all for a very good cause 🙂 (See Timetable below).  If anyone wanted to order a Gift Voucher for a workshop or a set of classes for a friend for Christmas you can contact paulneary@galwayswing.com or chat to Sarah and I at class.

To make up for our early finish to 2014 we are going to be returning in a big way in January.  Classes will start back Tuesday January 6th with a beginners class at 8pm and then we will throw open the venue for social dancing and general first night back catching up.

We also have our first workshops planned for 2015 –  Saturday January 31st.  The content of the workshops will be announced soon (but it is guaranteed to be fun).  On the Saturday night we will hold our first Galway Swing Masquerade Dance.  A chance to get out on the dance floor to your favourite Lindy Hop tunes – Wear a mask, paint one on or get creative – it is up to you.

Hope to see you all out dancing soon.  If I don’t get a chance to see you then have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

I look forward to seeing you in 2015!

Paul Neary

Galway Swing Merry Christmas #Lindyhop #swingdance #christmas


Christmas and New Year Timetable

Wednesday December 3rd – The last swing dance class of 2014
Beginners at 8pm
Improvers at 9pm

Tuesday January  6th – The first swing dance class in 2015
Beginners 8pm
Social dancing afterwards to celebrate the New Year

Saturday January 31st – Swing Dance Workshop
Lindy Hop and Charleston Workshops Content TBC

Saturday January 31st – Swing Dance Social Night
Galway Swing Masquerade Dance

Happy Frankie 100 From Galway

Happy Frankie 100 from Galway

Below is the final edit of some of our Galway Swing dancers performing the Frankie 100 Global Choreography around the city. This was danced all around the world to celebrate Frankie Manning’s 100th birthday !  Lindy Hoppers around the world have been performing and posting videos online of this dance in a global tribute to Frankie!

Frankie Manning originally choreographed The Lindy Chorus hoping that it would become a part of his legacy and we are pleased to further this part of his memory by being a part of the Centennial celebrations!

A BIG thank you to everyone involved in this, and a special mention to our two happy cheerleaders near the end of the video !

 

Do you want to be a part of our next event? Browse our different options for dance classes in galway ..

Swing Dancing in The Galway Rowing club, Woodquay.

February Swing Dance Workshop Day

Our workshop days are returning on Saturday February 22nd in The Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay with aerials and collegiate shag. These days are focused on helping you add a little something extra to your dancing repertoire. This month we have a very exciting line-up of high flying aerials and a vintage shag dancing workshop with Sarah Crawford and Eamonn O’Sullivan.

Aerials 11am

In the morning we will run one of our ever popular Aerials workshop to put some air time in your dancing. These don’t require any dance experience and everyone is welcome, (partner required).

Collegiate Shag – The Basic Steps 1pm

Collegiate Shag is known as a fast dance of fun, fancy footwork. It’s a great dance to have in your repertoire for spicing up fast songs with extra-crazy moves. Even the most basic Shag steps are a lot of fun to do and watch, and many people find it easier to dance Shag to fast music than Lindy Hop.  This class will focus on teaching you the basics of shag dancing and a few fun moves that you can bring into your practice.

Prices:

Aerials at 11am – €15pp / partner required

Shag Dance Workshop at 1pm – €10pp Or save money get both classes for €20pp