Call Us (111) 234 - 5678

Liverpool, UK

Classes

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 an hours worth of social dancing after the main class.  Those in the Fundamentals class get a 15 minute mini-social before this where you can go over what you have learnt or ask the teachers to clear up anything covered in the lesson.

 

Extra Classes:

 

We are trialling an extra time slot for class that follow the currently taught Essentials and Moves and Techniques class. There are two types of extra classes. These are ‘open’ and ‘challenge’ classes.

 

Open classes are open for anyone to try. Classes could include Shag, Blues, Balboa, Tap for Lindy Hoppers, or any other class that our community is requesting.

 

Our Challenge classes are for those looking for a challenge. These classes are suited to those dancers who are regularly social dancing, attending dance camps, and who want to push their dancing and their brain, to entirely new levels. Often, Cat Foley (international dance teacher and homegrown Scouser) will be teaching these classes.

 

When: 

Every Wednesday!

 

Time and Location

All classes are held at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre, 13-17 Camden Street Street, Liverpool L3 8JR.

 

 

7:00pm – 8:00pm: Moves and Technique on the ground floor

7:00pm – 8:00pm: Fundamentals on the top floor

8:00pm –  8:45pm: Extra Classes (see Facebook for what exciting classes we have booked!)

8:00pm – 9:30pm: Social dancing on the top floor

 

Please note that on street parking is limited. There is a pay and display car park accessed from Fraser Street, while parking a short walk away outside the museum is free after 6pm.

 

 Cost: 

All of our classes cost just £5 for 1 hour of lessons (45 min for the 8pm class) and 1.5 hours of social dancing.

Pre-Registration?

None needed, just come with a smile. However if you would like to purchase a ‘class card’ – please click here.

 

2.  Mersey Swing Solo Jazz 

 

When:

 

Every Thursday 

 

Time and Location:

 

6pm to 7pm at Livewire Dance Studio, Renshaw Street Liverpool

 

Cost:

 

£4

 

3.  Private Classes

 

 

Available on request. Private Classes are provided from £25 per hour.