Classes in Dublin
Mondays - The Grand Social - Happy Feet swing dance club!
Learn to Lindy Hop at our weekly social Night with classes for every level followed by DJ's and bands playing the finest in hot & swing jazz, boogie, n blues.
The beginners class at 8pm is a great place to get started! This drop in, no partner or experience required class will teach you the essentials of swing dancing and get you out on the dance floor to show off your moves. This fun and relaxed class is an hour, then stay on after to practice and soak up the atmosphere. DJ's and occasional live bands add an extra twist to the night. It's €10 for the evening, or buy a block of 10 (Lindy Dollars) for €70 - making it just €7 a night. We wind the night up at 11:30 pm after our weekly social dance!
The improvers class at 7pm in the Grand Social is a drop in class where we assume you have some dancing under your belt. If you know the swing out and the basic charleston than you should be challenging yourself at this class. Its drop in and no partner reqired and as per usual its 10 euros or a lindy dollar for the night and you can stay for the beginners class or the improvers course followed by the social dancing.
Tuesdays in Dance house!
Beginners/Improvers Tap: Discover the difference between a shuffle and a flap. Explore time steps. Release the playful rhythmical possibilities of your feet. Join Jessica Peel-Yates of Dublindy for an 8 week tap course.
Venue: Dance House on Foley Street.
Admission: €15 Drop-in or €110 for 8 weeks
Tuesday evening 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
8 weeks from Tuesday 12th January to Tuesday 1st March
Details at www.danceireland.ie
For further information and to book telephone: 01 855 8800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays – Route 66 at The Turks Head, Parliament Street, Temple Bar
Beginners Swing class, followed by DJed social dancing. You can drop in any week - no need to book! The Beginners class runs from 8.00pm til 8.45pm. There is also a "Beyond the Basics" Swing class, starting at 7pm and finishing at 7.45pm. See Route 66 page for more details.
The beginners Swing class is ideal for people who have never tried swing dancing before. Each week we take you through the basic rhythms and show you some moves to get you dancing. In the Beyond the Basics class, we'll take you beyond the basic rhythms and moves that you have learnt previously, and broaden your Swing dancing repertoire. We recommend you do a couple of months of 8.00pm classes before moving up to join us. Like the Beginners class, this is a drop in class.
Mondays – Boogie Beat Swing.
Jamie Furler teaches beginners and Improvers Lindy Hop classes. Classes are taught in a 8-week course at Studio 2, Cecilia Street, Temple Bar, D. 2. Beginners is from 7.00pm - 8.00pm, and Improvers 8.00pm - 9.00pm. Check out www.boogiebeatswing.com for details or email Jamie and Clare boogiebeatswing - at - yahoo - dot - com. or phone 087 202 4573. The courses are run by the National Dance Academy, so phone Contact the NDA on 0818 333 666 to book a place. Pre-registration for the class (especially beginners) is highly recommended.
Learn to Blues dance on Thursdays in Arthurs pub with downtown blues
Blues dancing is growing all over the world and our friends at downtown blues are doing great work in Dublin. Take a beginners class at 8 followed by social dancing at 9pm all in Arthurs pub, Thomas Street. Keep informed by liking downtown blues on facebook.