Improvers – Autumn Term 

Monday 9th September – 24th November 2019 (12 weeks)


  • Where: Upstairs Hall, St Barnabas Church Hall, Shacklewell Row, Dalston, London E8 2EA.
  • When: Mondays, 8:30pm – 9:30pm (12 weeks)
  • Cost: Term fee = £90 / Taster class fee = £8
  • Teachers: Aila Floyd and Stephen Eggeman
  • Contact: call Aila on 07816064204 or email:

Improvers level classes are about refining material learned in beginners classes, expanding your repertoire and developing your style. You will learn a load of new figures as well as looking in more depth at technique – particularly for key moves such as Swing-outs – and develop an appreciation for principles of leading & following and partner connection. At this level we also start to become conscious of musicality in our dancing.

To sign up for this course you should have completed the Uptown Swing beginners course. If you’ve learned the basics elsewhere, you should be familiar with the core moves including Tuck Turn, Change Places, Lindy Circle, Swing-out and Basic Lindy Charleston, as we build upon these moves and work on variations. We also mix up 6- and 8-count moves, so you will need to be very comfortable with these rhythms. You should be comfortable with triple steps. Even if you are a brilliant dancer, it is not recommended that you skip forward without doing beginners, or try to learn on the job – we want you to progress as quickly as possible but you cannot jump ahead without learning the basics!

These classes run in termly blocks similar to school terms, and are pre-paid at the start of term. Taster class costs £8 per class, just turn up and pay on the night. This amount would then be refunded if you decide to sign up for the 12 week course. Term fee : £90 Bookings are now open.

Check the booking link for more details of the course. If you are unsure of your level, contact the lovely Aila using the details above.

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