Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2016
Bishops Cleeve Tythe Barn,
Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 8LU
Our Lindy Hop Weekend has become 'The Friendly Dance Camp' here in the UK. All the previous years events proving that 'to be a good event it doesn't have to be a big event'. We've had a tremendous response from the previous attendees who loved the venue, the teachers, the music and the friendly atmosphere. The venue has one big room and a couple of smaller rooms so places at the weekend are Limited.
If you are a friendly, down to earth, nice person who does the Lindy Hop - This is for you!!!
Teachers - Ryan & Evgenia / Markus & Moe
Bic & Simone / Gary & Sara / Stu & Jess
Please read the following information very carefully as once your booking and
payment has been accepted, refunds may only be available at our discretion and will be
subject to an administration fee.
No refunds at all after 20th August 2016.
Ryan Francois & Evgenia Salakhutdinova
The best Lindy Hopper in the world, Ryan has been at the start of the Lindy Hop revival since the 1990's. Best known lately for his work as choreographer for BBC Strictly Come Dancing, but this page is too small to tell all. See www.ryanfrancois.com for more details. We love him and are thrilled to welcome him back once again, with his dance partner Evgenia. Based in St.Petersburg, Russia Evgenia teaches Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie regularly in several schools in the city and internationally with a variety of dance partners. She started to compete internationally as a part of the Finnish National team in 2014 and is currently a Finnish champion in Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie.
Markus Rosendal & Moe Sakan
Markus Rosendal is a professional dance teacher, performer and DJ. His dance titles include twice winning 1st place at the Swedish Championships, runner up at the European Championships and 3rd at the World Championships. He started dancing in 1998, and after 8 years building a successful career in his home country of Sweden, he began travelling around the globe teaching and performing. See www.markusrosendal.com for more details. Moe Sakan fell in love with the Lindy Hop in 1999 and since then this has been her dance of choice. She moved to London in 2000, bringing a sparkle to the local swing dancing scene, and soon became the UK’s top female swing dancer. An active social and competition dancer, she is proud to have won several UK and US competition titles.
Bic Graham & Simone Brown
Bic and Simone are much admired in the Lindy Hop social dancing scene and teach Lindy Hop classes on the south coast of England. They are the organisers of the The Sugarpush, Maytime Mess Around, and Shine Lindy Hop events. See www.thelindyclub.co.uk for more details.
Gary & Sara Boon
Twice UK Lindy Hop Champions, Gary & Sara run Gloster Swing Dance and teach weekly Lindy Hop classes in Gloucester UK where they have been responsible for bringing some of the worlds best Swing bands and teachers. They have been dancing Lindy Hop since 1997 and started running their own events 13 years ago. They have made Gloucester a mecca for UK Lindy Hoppers outside of London.
Stu & Jess Dunn
Stu & Jess started dancing Lindy Hop over 15 years ago and have been performing as part of Boonys Lindy Hoppers many years. Jess has been teaching Lindy Hop with Gary for 10 years and now, along with Stu, teach weekly classes for Gloster Swing Dance.
Level 2 Weekend Passes
Saturday Pass - 5 classes & evening dance - Sold Out
Sunday Pass - 4 classes - Sold Out
W/end Pass - 9 classes Fri & Sat Dances - Sold Out
Level 3 Weekend Passes
Saturday Pass - 4 classes & evening dance - Sold Out
Sunday Pass - 5 classes - Sold Out
W/end Pass - 9 classes Fri & Sat Dances - Sold Out
Level 4 Weekend Passes
Saturday Pass - 5 classes & evening dance Sold Out
Sunday Pass - 5 classesRing for latest availability
Weekend Pass - 10 classes Sold Out
NOTE 1: You can send us muliple 'post dated' cheques to spread the cost if you want!
NOTE 2: Friday dance can be booked in advance or 'pay on door' if available.
NOTE 3: Sunday dance is 'pay on door' only and NOT part of the weekend pass.
All Classes are for Lindy Hop unless stated otherwise.
There are 3 levels of classes. Sorry no Level 1 - Beginners classes.
Level 2 - Improvers/Intermediate - You know a Swing Out, Charleston, other 6 and 8 count
moves and can triple step. You are not very confident and struggle a bit socially to get it together.
Level 3 - Intermediate Advanced - You've been attending good quality Lindy Hop classes for 3+ years, are confident with Charleston, 6 & 8 counts, and dance socially with partners of all levels.
Level 4 - Advanced - You've been attending regular, good quality Lindy Hop classes for 8+ years. You're confident with Jazz Steps, aren't afraid to try things out, and would dance socially with anyone of any standard to both slow and quick tempos. If you need to ask, the answer is no!
Every one a Swing Sensation!
Friday Night Dance - £10 in advance (£12 on door if available)
Welcome dance with Gary 'The Duke' Boon plus Guest DJ's.
Starts at 7:30pm - 11:30pm with honesty bar or bring your own drinks
Saturday Night Dance - £10 in advance (Only available to attendees of the workshops)
Featuring the UK's top swing dance DJ's
Starts at 7:30pm - 11:45pm with honesty bar or bring your own drinks.
Sunday Night Dance - £7 pay on door
The Fabulous 'Duke's Place - The Jazz Cafe'
Dancing from 6:30pm - 10:00pm with honesty bar or bring your own drinks.
Friday dance can be booked in advance or pay on door (if available)
Sunday dance is 'pay on door' only and is NOT paid as part of the weekend package
Built in the 15th century as a Tithe Barn for the Bishop of Worcester it was the first of its kind in England, and is constructed of Cotswold Stone with a Cotswold stone roof supported on an oak hammer beam roof structure. The Tithe Barn is now a Grade II Listed Building with a sprung Canadian Maple wood floor for dancing in the main hall. Recent renovations have increased the capacity with two additional rooms suitable for classes making this an ideal venue for our weekend.
We will have soft drinks, tea and coffee available during the daytime or feel free to bring your own. For lunch, evening meals and other food requirements there is a great pub right next door and also a Tesco and loads of other stores 2 min walk away.
ONE FORM TO BE FILLED IN PER PERSON
As with all previous years we will need to balance the lead/follow ratio in classes. Single followers can send in their booking form but need to try and find a leader to book with. We will not confirm single follower bookings unless class ratio is almost equal. If in any doubt please contact us.
There will be only limited places on this weekend
Please download the latest BOOKING FORM HERE!!
Please TICK all WORKSHOPS, DANCES and WEEKEND PASS boxes as required
Cheques to be made payable to:
Gloster Swing Dance
105, Brookfield Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2PN
Please include an email address and s.a.e. for reply and confirmation.
We can also offer payment via. PayPal which will incure a surcharge of 5% to cover fees and bookings are provisional until payment is received. Please include your email address with your booking form and tick the PayPal option and you will receive an invoice to make payment.
Any queries or issues please contact us on 07484 742865 or email
Please make sure you have read the above information very carefully as once your booking and
payment has been accepted, refunds may only be available at our discretion and will be subject to an administration fee.
No refunds after 20th August 2016
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