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This Month's Specials

Don't forget to read Stop Press for late additions during the month! And for your complete tuition needs, take a look at the upcoming camps.

You can learn jazz fusion at Freedom in the Basement, 60-66 Wardour Street London W1 every first and third Sunday in the month. Perry teaches from 5pm to 6pm and from 6pm to 9.30pm there's a session hosted by Seymour Nurse, Simon Mansell, Adam and Nik Hoiser. The class costs 5 and the dance 3. See www.jazzcotech.com for more details.

The Nottingham Swing Dance Society classes are on Wednesdays at the Festival Inn, Trowell, Nottingham. The style is Savoy style Lindy Hop, and there is also social dancing. Yopu can find out more at www.happy-feet.org.uk or call:07050 602719. 

The Edinburgh Swing Dance Society is at  at the Calton Centre, 121 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh on Sunday 13 November for The Lindy Chorus 12.00 pm 2.00pm and The Tap Shim Sham 2.30pm 4.00pm. There's also Herrang 05 Revisited, another chance to try this funkie, energetic routine premiered at the weekly Thursday classes. 4.15pm 5.30pm More details on 0131 661 6027 and their web site www.hopscotch-swing.co.uk.

The next West Coast Swing class and tea dance is on Sunday 6 November, (next date 4 December) and booking is advisable. The venue is Bisley Pavilion, NRA Camp, Queens Road, Brookwood, Bisley, Surrey GU24 0NY. The class runs from 1pm to 4.45pm and then it's freestyle until 6pm. The contact information is 01276 609 199 or 07785 772 91,  mail@jivebug.co.uk  or visit www.jivebug.co.uk

Lindy Hop Sheffield presents a day of classes with Dan and Christi Guest on Saturday 12 November at Rainbow Forge School Beighton Road Hackenthorpe Sheffield S12 4LQ. The venue opens at 12.15pm and classes run from 1pm to 5.45pm at three levels. There's an evening dance from 8.30pm to half past midnight. One class costs 5, two 14 and the evening dance is 5, with discounts for concessions. Email edwardbennett@onetel.com or NigelBaines@aol.com or call 01226 791337 for more details.

The remaining class nights at Jitterbugs Sevenoaks are on Tuesdays November 1, 15 and 29 and December 6 and 20. The venue is Otford Town Hall in the High Street. Call 01732 462880 for more details. 

JiveSwing has a Lindy Hop Fundamentals class on Sunday 20 November at Vineyard Barn, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7PU. Contact  JiveSwing at www.jiveswing.com or call  01438 718906.

The Nottingham Swing Dance Society has classes with Joseph & Trisha Sewell on Sunday 27 November and a dinner and dance in the evening. Classes start at 1pm in Bramcote Memorial Hall and the dinner and dance are in The Festival Inn from 7.30pm. Email fatpants@NTLWorld.com for more details or see www.happy-feet.org.uk.

There are now monthly classes on Sundays at Kingdom of Dance's new studio at Unit 1, Woodway Farm Industrial Estate, Bicester Road, Long Crendon Buckinghamshire HP18 9EP. Each class costs 25 and consists of five or six hours tuition. The next dates are November 19 (Blues), November 27 (Charleston/Lindy), December 4 (Lindy Hop/Charleston) and Sunday 11 (Flash moves). Call 01844 208444 for more details.

Next Month(s)

Jump 'n' Jive has a West Coast Swing class with US Open Swing Champions Robert Cordoba & Deborah Szekely on Saturday 3 December at The Putney Club 63, Upper Richmond Rd, Putney, London, SW15 2RD. It starts at noon until 4pm so email Catriona at cat@westcoastswing.co.uk or call 07881 641400. The cost is 25 per person.

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Teaching Contacts

Email All Jazzed Up on 0118 9476196/0780 8966928, Jean@alljazzedup.com and see www.alljazzedup.com

For Bedford Swing Dance Society info, see www.bedfordswingdancesociety.co.uk or call Geof on 01604 721811.

For Brighton Jive activities, see www.brighton-jive.co.uk or call 01273 560480.

Get The Edinburgh Swing Dance Society information on 0131 661 6027 and their web site www.hopscotch-swing.co.uk.

More details on Flyright Dance Company classes on www.flyrightdanceco.com/classes.htm 

For Hoppin' Mad class details call 01225 332942 or see www.hoppinmad.co.uk

For Jitterbugs call 01628 476851, email julie@jitterbugs.co.uk or see www.jitterbugs.co.uk

You can contact JiveSwing at www.jiveswing.com or call  01438 718906.

For London Swing Dance Society information, call 01895 613 703, email swinguk@zetnet.co.uk or see www.swingdanceuk.com

For Rock Dance Company information call 01452 770063, send email or see www.jazzjiveswing.com.

For Swing Inter information see www.swinginter.net or call or call 020 8829 0919.

Find out about regular classes in your area here:

London, covering the Greater London area including Richmond.

M25, covering Watford, High Wycombe, Reading, Slough, Oxford, Weybridge

South, covering Bath, Fleet, Dorking, Sevenoaks, Southampton, Swindon, Guildford

Central, covering Gloucester, Birmingham, Worcester, Northampton, Kidderminster

North, covering Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool

Scotland, covering Scotland.

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