June, 2014

  1. Dance at EAT

    June 26, 2014 by Joo-Lee

    Lindy Jazz has been invited by the organisers of Newcastle/Gateshead EAT Festival to be part of their “Tea & Cake Planet” event on 28th-29th June. Obviously we said yes because what could be more up our street than an opportunity to drink tea & eat cake and of course, dance!

    Come along on Saturday or Sunday (or both!) to join in with Joo-Lee’s ‘tempting’ taster sessions, enjoy ‘lip-smacking’ live music from a variety of bands AND dance to the ‘scrumptious’ sounds of our very own DJ’s Andy and Gillian!

    EAT Programme 25.6.14 SOSO

    And if that wasn’t enough, ‘All That Jazz’ will also be there. We asked one of their members to tell us what treats they have on the menu for us at EAT:

    “All That Jazz is an all-girl vintage dance troupe, bringing the frivolity and glamour of the Jazz Age to events in the North East.

    Performing to music from and inspired by the 1920s & 1930s; the routines combine the stylish, sassy moves of Jazz with the quirky fun of the Charleston and are guaranteed to add pizzazz to any event.

    At the EAT Festival, we’ll be performing a Charleston routine to an up-tempo ragtime pop track, littered with harmonicas, trumpets and jaunty percussion – guaranteed to lift the spirits and get the feet tapping.

    We’ll also be performing ‘The Big Apple’ a classic routine from the 1930s named after the Big Apple club in Columbia where it is said to have originated, it’s high energy and fun filled choreography make it the perfect partner for a summer event!

    Still want more? We’re also throwing in a Shim Sham, an emblem of the international nature of the swing community danced to Jimmy Lunceford’s “’Tain’t What You Do” and a cheeky little Charleston number to The Squirrel Nut Zippers’ ‘Put a Lid on It’.”

    So come along dressed in your vintage finery and sink your teeth into a weekend of tea, cake, music and dancing. Why not add a splash of red to your outfit to give it a Lindy Jazz twist?!

    We look forward to seeing you there!



  2. Blues Fever

    June 12, 2014 by Joo-Lee


    Whether you’re still thriving on the buzz from Blues Fever at the beginning of June or wishing you’d been a part of it, we’ve got great news! It’s only 23 sleeps until Blues Fever sweeps through Durham and we’re immersed in blissful blues once again!

    Vicci & Adamo will be arriving on July 4th ready to kick-start the dancing with a taster session at our Blues Speakeasy on the Friday night. Come along to Empty Shop and get yourself warmed up for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of Blues.

    This time ‘Blues Fever’ brings you a workshop with a twist… after a late night of dancing we’re giving you a lie in on Saturday morning and starting our workshops at 14:45 (Teacher’s Workshop) or 16:00 (Dancer’s Workshop)! Too excited to sleep late? Why not take this opportunity to book a private lesson with Vicci & Adamo?


    Forget that lull between workshop and party! The slightly later start time also means we’ll be making a seamless transition from Workshop to Blues Party allowing your blues bubble to stay intact and giving you plenty of time to practice in a blues party atmosphere, with no time to forget what you’ve learnt!

    As if this wasn’t enough we’ve got a second workshop on the Sunday! This time specifically for experienced Blues Dancers who are already teaching or are thinking of learning to teach Blues. Vicci & Adamo are passionate about both dancing and teaching, so cannot wait to share this workshop with you!

    Workshops and private lessons slots are filling up fast so grab this opportunity to book a place now and fall under the blues spell! Simply email events@lindy-jazz.co.uk.