This fun and informative course will build on the basics of Lindy Hop and explore its roots as an African-American partner dance originating in the late 1920s. Improvers will build on the basic steps and moves covered in the Beginner’s course. The level is aimed at those who have attended both Beginners 10-week courses at CDS or those who are comfortable with the basic 6, 8 count and Breakaway steps (Solo Vernacular jazz moves) and basic Charleston moves.
Angela’s charismatic and uplifting teaching style will transport you back to the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York, where everybody was welcome to dance, perform and compete, regardless of skin colour or social class.
New students can try out any class for £5 on their first visit!
The price of your taster class can be applied to a full-term booking.
About the Instructor:
Angela Andrew is a performer, teacher and producer specialising in dance and arts from the Jazz era. She is self-taught starting her dance story on the streets of Hackney where she was born and raised. The combination of her musical family background, classical music training, love for jazz and her passion for dance made for a natural progression to search for the roots of present day street-dance, the Lindy Hop.
She started lindy-hopping in 1991 having an already established dancing and teaching path. She is often called a “mid-timer” on the international Lindy Hop scene: renowned for unique yet grounded teaching style, mentoring of new teachers, pioneering out-of-the box events.
Her passion drives her to continue to spread and develop the lindy hop; her emphasis on the soul and roots of the dance. Her aim is for the Lindy Hop to be recognised for its duality: as a contemporary dance art form and as a popular Street / Club dance. Angela is a Chisenhale Dance Member.
You can find out more about Angela here: www.angelaandrew.com
Terms and Conditions
Course/class bookings are confirmed only when payment has been received.
Payments are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Classes paid for must be used in the term that payment is taken.
Concession rates are available to the following groups, proof required on the first day of class:
– Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance
– Full-time students (in possession of valid NUS or ISIC cards)
– If you are over the age of 65