From April 2016:
- Monday night’s Quick Quick Club will return to Summerhill!
- Thursday night’s Swing Tyne will remain at ¡VAMOS! Social.
The decision to make ¡VAMOS! Social our new permanent home for Thursday nights was not one that we took lightly. We consulted Swing Tyne members at our AGM and in follow up conversations, and discussed the options in depth at our latest committee meeting.
Swing Tyne’s aim is to spread the joy of swing dancing to the people of Newcastle, and we have seen record numbers of new dancers since moving to Vamos. The venue has led to more beginner dancers joining us, and feeling more confident to stay after class and join in social dancing, which is top of our priority list.
We are aware that the bar presents a slightly more challenging teaching environment, but we are adapting to this through better use of ‘the pit’, and by investing in microphones for teachers.
To support Swing Tyne members in developing their dancing, we will be running more frequent workshops on weekends, to accelerate people’s learning.
Many thanks to Summerhill for being our home for so long, and congratulations to them on their beautiful refurbishment! We look forward to returning on Monday nights.
Many thanks too, to the team at The Holy Biscuit for hosting us for the last 4 months, we have loved working with you.
With best wishes,
Swing Tyne Committee x