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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 June 2024, 11am to 4pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Belfrey Hall, Stonegate (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

York Lindy invites you to a free one-day swing dance festival, featuring a pop-up exhibition, dance classes, history and music talks.

Come and learn about the fascinating African-American history of jazz and swing dance, hear about the musicians and dancers who made the ballrooms of Harlem swing, and listen to authentic music. Don't miss the opportunity to try Lindy Hop, Charleston and Jazz dancing. 

Just like the Savoy Ballroom where Lindy Hop was born, everyone is welcome.


11am - Opening featuring a pop-up exhibition and DJ’d swing music

11:30am - Short talk: History of Jazz

12 noon - Taster class: 1920s Solo Charleston

12:45pm - Short talk: How Swing Dancers Respond to Music

1.45pm - Taster class: Solo Jazz Steps

2.30pm - Short talk: History of Swing Dance

3pm - Taster class: Lindy Hop

Please see the posters on the door for specific details about each session on the day.


York Lindy

York Lindy is a not-for-profit organisation passionate about sharing the fun and energy of jazz dances from the 1920s, '30s and '40s. 

Photo credit: The Frankie Manning Foundation


Venue details

  • Not wheelchair accessible