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VENUE AND CLASS TIME CHANGE
After our successful pop-up socials, we’re returning to the Black-E for the next couple of months!
This does mean that our class timetable will change while we are there
- 7pm to 8pm: Moves and Technique (for more experienced dancers)
- 8pm to 9pm: Essentials (for newer dancers)
- 9pm to 9:30: Social Dance
£5 All in. (You can totally do both classes if you wish!)
Entrance to the Black-E is on the side of building next to the Seven Eleven Food Store. Buzz to be let in 🙂
Mersey Swing runs weekly Lindy Hop and Charleston classes in Liverpool city centre. We also run a weekly Solo Jazz class. If you are not sure which class is for you, please check out the page ‘Which Vintage Dance Class is for me?’
No experience or partner required, just bring comfy shoes and your good self!
New members can join at any time.
A Safer Dance Space
We also seek to provide a safe dance space. Mersey Swing is a professional member of the Foundation for Community Dance and follows the Professional Code of Conduct. We also recognise the STEPS Code of Conduct. Most of the Mersey Swing Committee are DBS checked and many of the team are trained in safeguarding. Safe spaces means more enjoyment for everyone.
1. Weekly Classes
We have recently changed the format of our classes as follows:
Essentials Class: If you are new to swing dance then this is the class for you. It introduces a variety of basic footwork patterns for Lindy Hop and Charleston and some fun, easy moves. Once you have mastered the fundamentals, you will be able to move on to our other classes. This is now a 10 week rotation in which the following are covered;
BLOCK A – This covers your basic triples steps with 8 beat moves focus.
1) 6 Count w/ triples
2) 8 Count Swing Outs including Promenots
3) Swing Outs – open to open and circles
4) Charleston- hand to hand
5) Mixing 8 Count/ Charleston.
BLOCK B – More kicks in 6 and 8 focus
1) 8 Count Triples
2) Charleston Side by side and variations
3) Charleston Tandem
4) 6 Count Kicks
5) Mixing KICKS! 6 count/Charleston
Moves and Technique Class: This is the class where you can learn the skills to help you improve your dancing and the cool moves you see on the social dance floor. We cover such topics as improving your footwork, connecting with your partner, turning… and many more. We’re always open to suggestions, so if there is any part of your dance that you struggle with let us know and we’ll try to address it in a future class.
Social Dancing: We have half an hours worth of social dancing after the essentials class.
Time and Location
All classes are held at the Black-E 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Moves and Technique
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Essentials class (for newer dancers)
9:00pm – 9:30pm: Social dancing!
On street parking is available on Nelson Street and adjoining streets.
£5 for the whole night!
None needed, just come with a smile. However if you would like to purchase a ‘class card’ – please click here.
Check out our class plan:
2. Mersey Swing Solo Jazz
Time and Location:
6pm to 7pm at Livewire Dance Studio, Renshaw Street Liverpool
3. Private Classes