“Joint’s a Hoppin’” is a swing dance social event held on the last Friday of the month (unless otherwise indicated).
The aim is to provide a regular opportunity for swing dancers to strut their stuff in a comfortable sociable environment. Download the “Joint’s a Hoppin’” flyer for an up-to-date events schedule.
You are welcome whether you wish to dance lindy hop, balboa, shag, jive or just have a drink and listen to the music typifying its heyday (swing, jump blues and rhythm & blues). Expect recorded music from the likes of Teddy Wilson, Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Slim & Slam, Ruth Brown, Goree Carter, Wynonie Harris, The Washboard Rhythm Kings, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Jordan, Bix Biderbecke, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller, Big Joe Turner, Louis Prima, etc., etc., plus a smattering of your favourite R&R numbers.
“Joint’s a Hoppin’” will provide live music on occasion but this will depend on the level of dancer support.
Admission is £8 for record hops, or record hop with a taster class and £12 for live band events. Particular events may be priced differently, according to circumstances.
There will be occasional taster dance classes for the first 1h of the evening followed by the usual social dance until 23:30h. If you are looking for further lessons feel free to contact me – I’m happy to point you in the right direction for lindy hop or other swing or Jive classes held in your area.