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How to Dance the Lindy Hop Swing

May 4th, 2020

The ‘Lindy Hop’ is a swing dance that originated in New York in the late 1920s and early 1930s. It gained popularity in the UK in the 1940s thanks to the American servicemen stationed here during the Second World War. Why not try re-creating this classic wartime dance using this useful guide to the steps?

The Swing Out
The Swing Out is a cornerstone Lindy Hop move. It’s danced in 8-counts and is a basic building block for other dance steps.

Step 1
Rock step – take a step back with your full weight, then transfer the weight to your front foot while keeping it in place.

Step 2
Triple step – take a step to your side. Bring your feet together. Take another step to your side.

Step 3 Walk

Step 4 Walk

Step 5 Triple step

Ready for more?
When you triple step, try to swing the rhythm three-a-four, or long-short-short

More Stories

Abergavenny Theatre Group Presents Trivial Pursuits

January 9th, 2020

This January sees Abergavenny Theatre Group once again take to the Borough Theatre stage with a rip-roaring Frank Vickery comedy. Set in the Rhondda Valley at an amateur dramatics company’s annual Summer barbeque, “Trivial Pursuits” follows each of the members through the evening as the alcohol flows and disagreements run rife. With a soon to […]

Notre Dame de Paris comes to Tintern Abbey

July 15th, 2019

Screaming gargoyles, twisted priests, handsome cavaliers and the ‘Bitches of Paris.’ Paul Liengaard and Company’s ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ recreates the fantastic Gothic world of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, Notre Dame de Paris. From the mayhem of the court of miracles to the tragedy of Esmeralda’s passionate niavity, the diverse and multi-talented international cast deliver […]

Christ College pupils adapt world-renowned musical with professional support

February 26th, 2019

To mark the 30th anniversary of Broadway’s popular Phantom of the Opera, Christ College Brecon collaborated with local theatre companies and professional actors to create a student-led performance of the acclaimed musical. Over the years, Christ College Brecon’s drama department has replicated many prominent theatre productions to give pupils an in-depth insight into plays that […]

The Golden Pathway Annual

November 11th, 2017

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company is following up its successful production of Dickens’s Hard Times with an out-and-out comedy which will keep audiences amused from start to finish. Their next show is The Golden Pathway Annual by John Harding and John Burrows, which takes you on a comic journey through time, with George and Enid Peters […]

Theatr Wildcats

November 8th, 2017

Theatr Wildcats is a drama group for adults with learning disabilities. We are part of Powys People First, which promotes self-advocacy for people with learning disabilities. The work that they and we do helps develop self-confidence and independence. Theatr Wildcats meets every Wednesday in the Studio at the Theatre where we hold workshops around the […]

Evita comes to Abergavenny

February 24th, 2017

From Wednesday 8th March to Saturday 11th March, the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny sees the return of Concept Players as they bring what is one of the most famous of musicals, Evita to the stage. This blockbuster musical follows the rise of Eva Duerte from the shackles of poverty tothe highest office in the land. From […]

Dance performances @ The Dance Centre this November

November 4th, 2016

Dance Blast is delighted to be presenting two exciting dance performances at the Dance Centre this Autumn. Joan Clevillé, a Dundee based choreographer, whose piece ‘Plan B for Utopia’ is a humourous look at our lives and the plans we make and break. A combination of dance, theatre and storytelling, with a good dose of […]

VIG Theatre Company: Into The Woods

June 13th, 2016

How far would you go to get your wish? That is the question VIG Theatre Company will be asking this July in the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. The multi-award-winning company, which has been running for 14 years, is this year tackling Stephen Sondheim’s twisted tale, Into The Woods. Into The Woods intertwines the stories of several […]

ALOC is BACK

June 12th, 2016

Abergavenny Light Opera Company is alive and well again. It is one of the oldest companies in the town but had hit hard times some years ago when its then current committee decided to disband the society. This came as a shock to many of the members, some of which were determined not to let […]

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