21-22 September 2024 – CSD Weekender

CheltenhamSwing.Dance Weekender with Lisa Clarke and Fabien Vrillon.

Each day has 4 hours of teaching, an hour for lunch and short water breaks.  Lessons start at 10:30 and finish at 16:00. All classes at Andoversford Village Hall.  Free tea and coffee if you bring your own mug.  Please bring your own lunch and water bottle.

The Saturday Ticket: improver and above.  The expectation is that you can social dance to a whole song in Lindy Hop at whatever level you are.

The Sunday Ticket: intermediate and above.  The expectation is that you are: confident on the social dance floor with a variety of partners; demonstrate good technique and musicality; and competent in the quintessential moves.

There will be a Saturday night social dance (20:00 – 23:00) at Dowty Sports and Social Club

Saturday lessons + evening dance, £57 per person
Sunday lessons + evening dance, £57 per person
Saturday & Sunday lessons + evening dance, £80 per person

Lindy Hop Teachers

Fabien and Lisa met in Herrang, Sweden in 2010 and have been teaching and dancing together ever since. Coming from different backgrounds they both bring their own particular expertise, talents, and enthusiasm to the partnership.

Fabien comes from France and has been teaching swing dancing since 2004, specializing in lindy hop and blues. His love of choreography has led to him to choreograph a number of successful showcases performed at ILHC and other events, as well as the recent ‘French Connection’ Team that placed 2nd at ILHC and ESDC.

Lisa is a professional dancer from London, now living in France. Classically trained from the age of 6 she discovered her love for all styles of dance whilst studying for her degree in Theatre Dance at London Studio Centre. After leaving college she worked professionally in the commercial dance world. She then discovered and fell in love with lindy hop and blues and has immersed herself in all things swing ever since.

Together and separately they have competed and placed in many competitions. (recently 3rd place in the pro showcase 2017 and winning 1st place in the open showcase at ILHC, 3rd place in the Classic Open at ILHC, 3rd place in showcase at Camp Hollywood in LA in 2016. They were also European Swing dance Champions in the slow lindy division in 2013, 2nd place in 2015).

Their fun natured teaching style, yet ability to breakdown a movement, means their classes are a perfect mix for those wanting to progress their dancing. Constantly pushing themselves in their own dancing means they understand the work that goes into becoming a better dancer and are passionate about sharing their experiences and helping others to achieve their goals.