For Mad About Swing’s next Sugar Foot Stomp they have the incredible Company B who are guaranteed to liven up the evening, injecting it with their special blend of high-octane swing and Jump Jive. They’re a seven piece band and, with influences such as Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Bull Moose Jackson and Brian Setzer, the dance floor will be jumpin’.
St Matthias Upper Hall, on the corner of Bedford Park and Clifton Place PL4 8HN
Doors open at 7.15pm
Fun Class at 7.30pm
Dancing begins at 8.15pm
Bring your own drinks; the glasses will be provided!
Early Bird rate £8 (payment received by 11th January)
Advanced rate £10 (payment received by 3rd February)
Full price £12 (thereafter and on the door)
During the day you’ll have the option of learning the Trankey Doo with Swing Out West’s Regan and Dani. The Trankey Doo is a jazz dance choreography that first appeared at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem during the 1940s. We dance it to Dipsy Doodle sang by Ella Fitzgerald. Here’s the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud5RvFmSfko and here’s a modern version: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXdEMzoA3_Q
Very much en vogue on the Lindy Hop scene at present, this stylish stroll is heaps of fun to learn and a great routine to perform. On Saturday 5th March (the same day as our Sugar Foot Stomp with Company B), we’re delighted to be bringing the Tranky Doo to Plymouth. Regan and Dani of Swing Out West will be leading the workshop during the afternoon. Everyone is welcome, including absolute beginners, but some experience of jazz steps would be advantageous.
The workshop will run from 12.30pm until approximately 4.30pm. The hall will be open early so if you fancy bringing lunch along to munch at the hall beforehand, you’re more than welcome.
St Matthias Upper Hall, North Hill, Plymouth PL4 8HN
Early Bird rate £17 (payment received by 18th February)
Advanced rate £20 (payment received by 3rd March)
Full price £25 (thereafter and on the door)