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Wed, 09 Oct


Rehearsal Studio, Lantern Arts Centre

5/6 - (28) Raynes Park: Absolute Beginners/Improvers RSVP

Our classes are focussed on technique and take our time - everyone welcome! This is a 'Everyone Leads and Everyone follows' class and it progresses in 5-7 week chunks . Absolute beginners 19:30-20:30, Improvers 21:00-22:00

5/6 - (28) Raynes Park: Absolute Beginners/Improvers RSVP
5/6 - (28) Raynes Park: Absolute Beginners/Improvers RSVP

Time & Location

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09 Oct 2024, 19:30 – 22:00 BST

Rehearsal Studio, Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Rd, London SW20, UK

About the event

RSVP here for either the Progressive Absolute beginners class AND/OR the Improvers class. 

Details of Absolute Beginners' class: 

We've created this class for absolute beginners who want to learn the basics of lindy hop. This term lasts 6 weeks (following the school calender) and on the first class, we assume you know nothing.  

Each class will progress and build on what you have learnt before. By the end of the course, you will be able to social dance to amazing swing music, and your body will have the confidence to enjoy the dance! People who enjoy this class are couples looking to start a hobby together, leaders who want to learn how to follow (and vice versa), and people who love swing Music and who just want to dance every single week and enjoy the commmunity we've built. This is a 'Everyone Leads and Everyone follows' class and we will rotate partners. 

You are welcome to drop in any time during each term if you are an experienced beginner, but if you really know nothing about dancing, then please try and start at the beginning of each term - otherwise, do book a private and see if we can get you up to speed :)  

This course starts on 11th Sept - 16th Oct 2024. We will be focussing on  Classis 8 count dancing!  New absolute beginners are welcome on the 1st and 2nd weeks of the course only.

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If you are looking for a longer, fast paced class with more challenge, then stay for the Improvers class on the same night, from 21:00 - 22:00 

Details of Improvers' class:

If you have been to a million Beginners' classes elsewhere and just want to improve your technique and get better, come for this class for individual feedback and lots of technique. We tailor the class to our students and the classes are faster paced and more difficult. This is a 'Everyone Leads and Everyone follows' class and it is drop in for dancers with some experience.  I expect to see some experienced leads in this class who want to get better at their following and vice versa!

If you are looking for a longer, fast paced class with more challenge, this is for you!

Level info:


1) You would have attended quite a few swing classes from other schools before Or

2 ) You would have attendedat least two swing state absolute beginners courses Or

3) You know you are a fast learner in dance or have experience in other partner dances Or

4) You are an experienced lead/follow and want to start to learn the other role Or

5) We told you personally to come :)

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19:30- 20:30 - Absolute Beginners' Course 

20:30-21:00 - Practice and social time

21:00 - 22:00- Improvers' class 


£12.50 per adult for a drop in class. 

£50 for 5 classes

£80 for 10 classes. 

Class passes last forever - SwingState rewards our regulars with cheaper classes and you can use it any time throughout the years. 

Pay in person in cash, card, Revolut or online at the Lantern Website here. (Just leave your name in the comments and we will sort the rest).


A partner of any gender if you feel unsafe with rotating partners 

Water bottle

Non restrictive clothes and shoes that you are comfortable with moving around (Sneakers, jeans, flared skirts, jersey tops). 


How to get to the Lantern Arts Centre. When you get to the main entrance of the Lantern Arts Centre, resist the urge to enter via the red doors, cafe or sanctuary. Instead, turn left and head down Tolverne road. Ring the bell for 'rehearsal studio' and we will let you in. Then, walk through one set of doors and walk UP the stairs. The rehearsal studio will be behind you. 

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