So, you want to learn to dance but have no idea where to start? You have come to the right place! At Corner Pocket we have beginners starting their dancing journey every single week.
Swing dance includes a range of vintage dances from the 1920s-40s including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Blues and Shag, all danced to swing music. Sometimes danced with a partner and sometimes alone, it’s hard to wipe the smile off your face when you’re swing dancing.
Beginner Lindy Hop classes are held at 6:30pm on a Tuesday night at the Normanby Hotel on Musgrave Rd in Red Hill and at 6:30pm on a Thursday night at the Danish Club in Newstead. Every class is aimed at beginners so you can start any week!
We also teach beginner Balboa at 7:15pm on a Monday night at the Danish club 36 Austin Street Newmarket. Balboa is a close-connected partner dance with lead and follow roles, and a really beautiful dance.
Whilst it’s always fun to come with a friend, we will rotate partners throughout the class, so a partner is not necessary. People often ask us what to wear to a class, and the answer is whatever you feel comfortable in! Many of our dancers wear casual clothes or come straight from work, others prefer to dress up in vintage fashion. Flat comfy shoes are a good idea too, if you can swivel and move about on the floor easily, even better.
If you have any questions, check out our website or ask us below! We look forward to seeing you in a class!