Classes in The South

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Monday

There are Lindy Hop classes every Monday at Kemp Town Crypt Community Centre (Under St. George's Church) St. George's Road Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1ED from 8pm (beginners cost 3) followed by improvers at 9pm (cost 4 or 5 for both classes). Afterwards you can practice from  9pm to 10:30pm. Contact: 07767 660972 for further details or email pennymilner@yahoo.com 

You can learn Lindy Hop and Swing Jive Dance at Longport Hall, Longport, Canterbury. There's a beginners class at 8.00 pm and Improvers class at 9.00 pm. Admission is 5 on the door. More details in 01233 758 792.

You can learn to Lindy Hop and Swing Jive every Monday at St Michael's Church Hall in Tonbridge Road Maidstone. Doors open at 8pm for two hours and admission is 6 or 4 for students. More information from Oxney Swing Jive on 01233 758792.

Graeme Puckett and Ann Peskett (aka Hoppin' Mad) have Lindy Hop classes in Bristol  at the Small Hall, Elmgrove Centre, Redland Road, Cotham. For information on venues and times contact Howard Carpenter via e-mail at zakatd@blueyonder.co.uk or 01452-383584 or Graeme and Ann direct on 01225 332942and at www.hoppinmad.co.uk 

Swinging Mondays holds Lindy Hop classes at The Hanbury Ballroom,  83 St Georges Road in Kemptown, Brighton from 8pm. The class is an hour and then it's freestyle until 10pm. Admission is 3 and there's more info on 01273 550865.

LeRoc The Jive In Dance Co at The Royal British Legion, Cambridge Road East, Farnborough. Beginners' lesson is 8.00-8.45 pm, Intermediate/Advanced lesson: 9.00-9.30 pm and then freestyle until 11.00 pm Tel Chris 01252 640622.

JiveRiot at Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street, Titchfield, Fareham. Beginners and intermediates classes from 8pm to 11pm with DJ Andy Kale. 5 per person, second visit 1, bring a friend and get in free. Details on 08000 728 728. 

Gary Tewkesbury holds a Beginners Lindy Hop class on an occasional basis. It's a 10 week course at Havant College, New Road, Havant PO9 1QL. The cost is 30,and the  course code is GLHM33 (please book through the college). To find out when the next course starts, call 023 9271 4040/4030Fax 023 9247 0621.

The Jive In Dance Company at Friends Provident Social Club in Pixham Lane Dorking from 7.30pm to 10.45pm. There's a class at 8pm. The cost is 6 or 5 for members and more details can be found on 01903 746695.

Kieran Loftus holds swing and jive classes at the Royal British Legion Church Road, Ferndown near Wimborne from 8pm to 11pm. Details on 01202 521744.

Drop In Jive has dance classes at Phoenix Arts Centre in Parkstone Road Hastings from 7.40pm to 10.30pm. Admission is 5. Details from Peter on 01323 760700.

There are jive and swing classes every Monday at Woodlands Hall Trades & Labour Club (485 Ashley Road, Parkstone in Poole). The doors open at 7:45pm with a beginners class at 8pm to 9pm and then intermediates from 9:15pm to 10:00pm. You can then freestyle until 11pm. More information from Paul Walker at thething.large@virgin.net 

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Tuesday

All Jazzed Up invite you to learn Lindy Hop every Tuesday at The Reading Canoe Club , The Warren Caversham. It starts at 7.45pm and costs 5. More details on 0118 947 6196 or mail@alljazzedup.com 

There's Lindy Hop for beginners with RJ's Simply Swing every Tuesday night at The Ash Centre in Ash Hill Road in Ash, Surrey GU12 5DP. Doors open at 8.30pm with a class at 8.45pm and then dancing until 11pm. Admission is 5. Contact Jayne@comp-art.freeserve.co.uk or call 07729 261466 for more information.

LeRoc The Jive In Dance Co at The Princes Hall Princes way Aldershot from 7.45 to 11.00 p.m. Beginners' lesson is 8.00-8.45 pm, Intermediate/Advanced lesson: 9.00-9.30 p.m and then freestyle until 11.00 p.m. Sprung Dance Floor,  Muti-storey car park. 

Jo's Jive at the Lakeside: Classes are held in the Canal Suite at The Lakeside Complex, Wharf Road, Frimley Green in Surrey from 7.45 to 11.00 p.m. The beginners' lesson is 8.00-8.45 p.m, Intermediate/Advanced lesson: 9.00-9.30 p.m and then freestyle until 11.00 p.m. The lessons are taught by Marilene. Admission is 5.00, 4.00 students, 4.00 after 9.30 p.m. The directions to the venue are: follow signs for Frimley Green from J4 M3 or A331. At Frimley Green turn at mini-roundabout into Wharf Road. The Lakeside Complex will be on your right after about 500 metres.

You can learn to Lindy Hop at Otford Church Hall, Otford, Kent (near Sevenoaks). The Beginners class runs from 8pm to 9pm and Improvers 9pm to 10pm. Admission is 5 on the door. For further details phone Trudy on 07967 358 463 or Terry on 01797 225701. More information by email.

The Jive In Dance Company holds dance nights at Dorking Halls in Reigate Road Dorking from 7.30pm to 11pm (not on June 20). There's a class at 8pm. The cost is 6 or 5 for members and more details can be found on 01903 746695.

Kieran Loftus holds swing and jive classes at The Railway Institute, Romsey Road, Eastleigh, Hants from 8pm to 11pm. Details on 01202 521744

JiveRiot at The Empire Hall, Library Road, Totton, Southampton. Details on 0800 728 728.

JiveRiot at Bitterne Park Secondary School in Copsewood Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton, Hampshire. Details on 0800 728 728.

You can now Get In The Swing every Tuesday at Steeple Morden Village Hall off the A505 near Royston in Hertfordshire. There's a beginners' class at 7.30pm followed by intermediate at 8.15pm. Then you can practice until 10.30pm. The cost is 3 including refreshments and you can get more information from Paul and Debbie on 01763 242949 and at www.getintheswing.com  

 

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Wednesday

You can learn Lindy Hop and Swing Jive at St. Clements Church hall, Croft Road, Old Town, Hastings. There's beginners class at 7.30 pm and Improvers class at 8.45 pm. Admission is 5 on the door and there's more info on 01233 758 792.

There's Smooth Style Lindy Hop for Beginners and Improver/Intermediates with Natalie Roy at The Assembly Hall, Richmond Room, Worthing. The classes are for Beginners 7.45-8.30 and Improvers 9.15-9.45 with freestyle to 11pm. Admission is 6. Contact Julian (01273) 454281 for further details.

There are classes with Colin Tenn and Janneke Saebo around the South Coast. On occasions they teach at Peacehaven Sports Park in Piddinghoe Avenue Peacehaven. The course runs for ten weeks and costs 45. For more information call 01273 560480 or email brightonjive@hotmail.com 

Hoppin Mad presents beginners and intermediate classes in Swindon at St Michael's Church Hall, Lechlade Road, Highworth, 7.45 to 10.30, 4.50 for one class or 6 for two. More information on 01225 332942and at www.hoppinmad.co.uk The 2003 classes start on February 5.

JiveRiot at Cobham Sports and Social club Merly Park Road, Wimborne, and also at The Railway Institute in Eastleigh. Details on 0800 728 728.

There are Lindy Hop classes at St Luke's Church Hall in St Peter's Street in Bedford MK40 2NN on Wednesdays. Beginners start at 8pm and intermediates at 9.15pm. There's half an hour's freestyle at the end. Admission is 7 and you can get more details from Geof on 01604 721811 and at jazzygeof@have-us.co.uk  

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Thursday

There are classes with Colin Tenn and Janneke Saebo around the South Coast. They start at 8.30pm in The East Worthing Community Centre in Pages Lane Worthing. The course lasts ten weeks and costs 45. For more information call 01273 560480 or email brightonjive@hotmail.com 

There are Modern Jive Lessons at Centre Place Community Centre Prospect Close Southend on Sea SS1 2JD. No partner necessary, beginners welcome. Admission 5, evening from 8.15pm to 10.30pm. Phone Paul on 01268 793351. 

JiveBug has dance classes at the Memorial Hall in Liphook. The format is 8pm to 8.45pm beginners moves and technique, 8.45pm to 9.15pm and freestyle dance to music 9.15pm to 9.45pm, improvers moves and technique 9.45 - 10.15pm freestyle dance to music, The cost is 50 per person for the 8-week course, Call 07785 772 912 or 01252 844 341for more details.

The New Park Swing class and dance takes place in the Hall Next Door at the New Park Centre, Chichester, West Sussex from 8pm to 10.30pm. The class level is for beginners and improvers and it costs 4 per person. Further information from Brooke or Rachel on 01243 538543.

JiveRiot at The Railway Institute in Eastleigh. Details on 0800 728 728.

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Friday

Gary Tewkesbury is keeping the Lindy Hop flag flying in the South West. He teaches at Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church in Devonshire Avenue Southsea, Hampshire. Beginners start at 8pm and intermediates at 9pm. The cost is only 3.50 and you can get more information on 023 9278 2473. He also has a web site at  www.soton.ac.uk/~bam2/lindyhopsolent/

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Sunday

Cal'donias runs weekly Sunday swing dance classes at Barking Village Hall, Barking Tye, Suffolk. The classes start at 2pm and run to 5.30pm, with a practice until 6pm. Admission 6 Concessions 5.

Brighton Jive runs a ten-week beginners course in 1940s and 50s jive at Hanover Community Centre, Southover Street, Brighton, with one class from 7 to 8pm and one from 8 - 9pm. The  instructors are Janneke Saebo and Colin Tenn. The first class of 2003 is on January 5 at 7pm and it costs 45 for the ten-week course, which can be paid in two installments. Please call (01273) 560480 for more information or email brightonjive@hotmail.com

Puckett and Peskett Productions present Intermediate/advanced lindy hop lessons on Sundays once a month at David Lloyd leisure in Ashton Road Ashton Bristol from 2.00 till 4.30 pm. Price 11 including two lessons and practice sessions. Lindy Hop classes at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, Bristol, 1.15 to 6.00, four classes (beginners, general Charleston, Jitterbug stroll, Intermediate). The cost is 6 for one class to 15 for all four. More information on 01225 332942

JiveRiot has monthly classes on Sundays. Jitterbug workshops take place at the BAT Social Club, Southern Gardens, Totton Guest Teacher Nick Kirby 12 till 3pm Beginners 1 till 4pm Intermediates 12 till 4 maniacs and enthusiasts! Cost is 5 per hour Bookings required Please contact Kelly 08000 728 728. 

The Swing It Crew holds Lindy Hop classes every Sunday from 7.15pm to 10.30pm at The Railway Institute in Romsey Road Eastleigh Hants. Beginners take the floor at 7.30pm for an hour, followed by Improvers at 8.45pm. There's freestyle from 9.45pm until closing time. The cost is only 4.50, and there are 8-week courses for beginners, but you can turn up any week. More information from Nicole or Paul on 02380 777545 or email paulecox@btinternet.com

 

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