Newbies – come and learn!

If you’ve never been before, drop us an email to let us know you’ll be coming (, then just turn up and pay cash or card on the door!

Why learn to dance The Lindy Hop? Our top three reasons:

Picture of Frankie Manning
Frankie Manning  17/02/08 by Rich Werden
Friends of CSD who learn Lindy Hop

Dance and Have Fun

To quote Frankie Manning, one of the original dancers: “I’ve never seen a Lindy Hopper who wasn’t smiling. It’s a happy dance. It makes you feel good”.

Dance and Get Active

Swap your sofa for the dance floor. Having fun and moving you body can only be a good thing!

Dance and Make Friends

You’ll meet lots of new, friendly people, and can join our social dance nights.

There is so much choice available to you since all the classes like to welcome complete beginners. Even people that think they can’t dance soon find themselves moving around the floor.

Where and when?
Wednesdays at 19:00 (for 19:15 start) at Dowty Social Club, near Staverton, just outside Cheltenham. We follow the local school terms so are there all weeks during term time. £6 on the door, cash or card.

Do I need a partner?
No! You can come along as a single dancer and join the class rotation, or you can come along with a partner. Everyone is welcome!

Can I really just start even though I can’t dance AT ALL?
Yes! Let us know you’re coming and then turn up! You might find it easier if you begin at the start of a ‘term’ (usually, January, April and September) but can you are more than welcome to drop in at any beginners lesson and start learning with us.

What should I wear?
Anything that feels comfortable! No special clothing required. Footwear needs to be reasonably sturdy (ie no flipflops or very high heels). Other than that – whatever you like!

Does it matter if I miss a lesson?
Not at all. No teacher will mind if you can’t make it every week. Undeniably, the more you do, the better you will be!

What if I have a question?
Ask us – any question at all. We are happy to help. We can be found on:

Now what?
Come along!! If you are still not sure, feel free contact us and one of us will get in touch. We can help make sure you find the right class for you – and even given you instructions about getting there if you’d like! Don’t be shy, just ask – we truly want you to discover the fun of swing dance!

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