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.

Be aware that turns may cause skirts to rise up, so you may wish to consider ‘safety shorts’ underneath. Flat shoes are strongly recommended, as no one likes being stood on in stiletto heels.

  • 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.

  • I have a welfare issue

Swing Tyne takes the well being of its participants seriously and thus has a dedicated Welfare Officer, Jan Porteous and a Statement of Intent / Code of Conduct.

These can be found on our Welfare Page along with how to seek help, should any issues arise.