Our Classes

Lindy Hop

Weekly classes covering the most famous Swing Dance of them all!

Born in Harlem the Lindy Hop is an upbeat dance that can be fast and frenetic or cool and laid back

See it in Action

Location: Gosforth Civic Theatre

Every Monday

Beginners @ 8:30pm

Intermediates @ 7:30pm

Balboa

Fortnightly classes for this smooth and sophisticated style of swing dance

Starting out in Southern California in the 1920s Balboa has a smooth style and a close hold.

See it in Action

Location: Gosforth Civic Theatre

Every Other Monday

Beginners @ 7:30pm

Intermediates @ 8:30pm

Collegiate Shag

Fortnightly classes for this fast and joyful style of swing dance

Danced across America in the 30s and 40s this is a fast and often wild dance performed in a unique hold

See it in Action

Location: Gosforth Civic Theatre

Every Other Monday

Beginners @ 7:30pm

Intermediates @ 8:30pm

Find Us

Location

Gosforth Civic Theatre
Regent Farm Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3HD
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Timing

Every Monday
Classes Start at 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Social Dancing from 9:30 to 11pm

Cost

£6 for lessons including social dancing
£3 social dancing only
Card payment is available
Your first time at Swing Tyne is free!

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Email

ne1canswing@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a partner?

No, one of the great things about Swing Dancing is that everybody is happy to dance with everybody else!

We’ll switch partners several time throughout the classes, and you’re encouraged to ask as many different people to dance when social dancing as possible. This not only helps your dancing to improve, as you learn to lead and follow different people, it also makes it more fun!

  • What do I need to wear?

Some people dress up smart every week, others wear jeans and a T-shirt; as long as you’re wearing loose, comfortable clothes that you can move around in, you’ll do fine. Flat shoes are strongly recommended.

  • Is swing dancing suitable for all ages?

Absolutely! Swing dancing is enjoyed all around the world by people from 18 to 100, and every age in between.

  • How much is it?

It’s £6 for classes and social dancing and only £3 for just social dancing. Card payment is available

If its your first time at Swing Tyne its all free!

  • Do I have to perform?

Absolutely not. Swing dancing is primarily a social dance so there is no pressure to learn choreography or perform for an audience. However there are always opportunities to do this if you are interested.

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