Aiming to establish a safe place for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender people, Pink Swing caters to those that want to learn dance, without having to conform to traditional dance-floor roles. Straight people are also welcome to attend the classes which are held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Pink Swing will be holding mixed Lindy Hop and Balboa classes at the popular Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall, based in an old Victorian public house that opened in 1886 on the site of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, immortalised as the ‘Vanity Fair’ in Thackeray’s eponymous novel.
Swing Dance classes commence on 03 March 2014 and will be run in six-week courses. All classes will be followed by vintage music and social dancing for the rest of the night.
Lindy Hop and Balboa are two dances that developed in America in the ballrooms of the Jazz Age from the 1920s to the 40s. They were both revived in the 1980s and are now popular worldwide. Both dances have a unique joy and energy. Lindy Hop has featured in many films including Malcolm X (1992), Swing Kids (1993), Swing (1938), A Day at the Races (1937), and Hellzapoppin’ (1941).
Splitting the lessons between Lindy Hop and Balboa, Pink Swing’s classes will be fun, engaging and aim to get you dancing before you even know it! So whether you want to learn to move like Fred and Ginger, or simply want somewhere to show off your best vintage look, come join us.