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

Sharon Davis Lindy Hop

Sharon Davis Workshop Weekend

The fabulous Sharon Davis is coming to Galway to share her love of Lindy Hop with us.  She will be teaching workshops on the Saturday and Sunday.  More Details on the event page

Swing Dance Workshop Weekend

Lindy Hopper’s Delight Workshop Weekend

Galway’s ultimate Lindy Hop Celebration returns in 2013 with four amazing guest instructors, another round of the Galway Lindy Hop Championships, and a new venue, the beautiful Meyrick Hotel Ballroom, in the heart of Galway

The teachers this year are the fabulous Skye Humphries, Naomi Uyama, Scott Cupit and Robyn Larsen.

Workshop Info:
Based on feedback from last years event, a number of changes have been made to make this years Lindy Hopper’s Delight an even better experience. Please read the following carefully:

To give students maximum exposure to our guest instructors, we are reducing the number of levels from three to two, and are completely eliminating beginner workshops.

For more information and registration details visit the Lindy Hopper’s Delight page.