News: Jiving Lindy Hoppers

Tuesday 18 June 2002

Jiving Lindy Hoppers
All at 1-2pm RFH Ballroom

Mon 29 Jul
Ballin’ The Jack (For children aged 6-9yrs) Learn this exciting song dance sequence with Jiving Lindy Hopper and BBC Playdays presenter Carolene Hinds.

Tue 30 Jul
Swing Again (Age 50yrs plus) Come and do the Charleston and trace it through to the Lindy Hop.

Wed 31 Jul
Dare to Dance (For children, especially boys). Take up the challenge and work out how Lindy Hop became Hip Hop.

Thu 1 Aug
Toe-Tally Tap A chance to learn the exciting rhythms of jazz tap.

Fri 2 Aug
Introduction to Jazz Dance (For dance teachers) Learn how jazz dance can be used in PE sessions with John Brooks, of Chestnut Grove School and Teacher of the Year for South East England 2001 and Russell Sargeant of the Jiving Lindy Hoppers.

Sat 3 Aug
Swing out Sister Workshop Come and dance with a partner.

Thu 1 Aug 6-8pm Voice Box (RFH Level 5)
Will Gaines – A Life in Dance The UK’s top Be Bop hoofer gives an illustrated talk about his life and times.

Sat 3 Aug 2-4pm Voice Box (RFH Level 5)
Paul Lacey – The Music and Dance of Count Basie
Terry Monaghan – What is ‘Authentic Jazz Dance’?
Find out more with this talks double bill.

Sat 3 Aug 5-6pm RFH Ballroom
Social Dance With the Jiving Lindy Hoppers and the ‘Back to Basie’ Orchestra

Sat 3 Aug 6.15-6.45pm RFH Ballroom
Final performance!

Thu 1, Fri 2 Aug 10am-8pm Voice Box (RFH Level 5)
Dancing At The Crossroads Join leading academics and research students to discuss the character and significance of the African-based dance traditions that now flourish in the UK. To reserve your place, email

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