Welcome to Swing Tyne

A volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of Swing Dancing in and around the North East – all proceeds go to venue hire and other overheads.

Join us for our weekly classes on Monday evenings, no experience or partner required and beginners always welcome

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Lessons and Socials

Weekly classes and socials suitable for complete beginners

Mondays from 19:00. Classes are 40mins each and start at 19:30 with social dancing at Summerhill Pavilion from 21:00 to 22:30

Lindy Hop

Every Monday at Summerhill Pavilion & Gardens, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6EH

All Levels Class: 19:30-20:10

If you have a good grasp of the basic footwork and a few moves under your belt then our All Levels Class is for you!

10min break. Change venues if you want to do Balboa/Shag

Fundamentals Class: 20:20-21:00

Our Fundamentals Class is designed around people who are new to Swing Dancing or are wanting to review the essentials.

Collegiate Shag

Every other Monday from 10th Oct 2022 at St Matthew’s Church, 11 Summerhill Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6EJ

Fundamentals Class: 19:30-20:10

10min break. Change venues if you want to do Lindy Hop

All Levels Class: 20:20-21:00

Balboa

Every other Monday from 17th Oct 2022 at St Matthew’s Church, 11 Summerhill Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6EJ

Fundamentals Class: 19:30-20:10

10min break. Change venues if you want to do Lindy Hop

All Levels Class: 20:20-21:00

Social Dancing

Every Monday at Summerhill Pavilion & Gardens, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6EH

21:00-22:30

Everyone is welcome to our social dance time. It’s a great opportunity to socialize, practice some moves and get comfortable on the social dance floor. This is where the dance really comes alive!

We also run monthly social dancing nights at Hoochie Coochie on the second Thursday of every month. More Details

Pricing

One class is £4

Two classes are £7

Class prices include social dancing

Social dance only, £4.

Card payment and student discount available

Location

Both our venues are within a 2 minute walk of each other

Latest News

The Return of Shag

We’re thrilled to announce that Collegiate Shag lessons are returning from Monday 10th October at a new venue, just around the corner from Summerhill! We have introduced a “Battenberg cake” system in place with our classes, meaning people are able to attend two different dance styles in the same day. Please see our Lindy, Shag …

Changes to Weekly Lessons

Swing Tyne are very excited to announce a slight change to our evenings class schedules.From 20th June we will be introducing a All Levels and Fundamentals class to cater for both our more experienced dancers and those new to the dance. Our All levels class will run 19:30-20:15 (£7)Fundamentals class 20:30 – 21:00 (£4)Social dancing …

Our Classes

Our classes run every week at Summerhill Pavilion & Gardens & St Matthew’s Church. We alternate between Shag and Balboa at St Matthew’s Each week

Lindy Hop

7:30pm every Monday, Summerhill Pavilion & Gardens

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

Balboa

7:30pm every other Monday, St Matthew’s Church

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.

Collegiate Shag

7:30pm every other Monday, St Matthew’s Church

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