Do you know Tacky Annie? How about Texas Tommy? A new community dance group will introduce you to both and many more besides. RotherHop is a not-for-profit collective offering affordable classes in the heart of Rotherham.
It was founded by husband-and-wife team Dave Doyle (30) and Krissy Moore (33). They teach the Lindy Hop, invented in 1930s Harlem and named for aviator Charles Lindbergh. The American dance features steps with jazzy names like eagle slides, Suzie Qs and swing-outs.
Dave said: “Swing dancing is the very best way to meet people, have fun and get some exercise. It can be as gentle or vigorous as you want, so it’s suitable for almost all abilities. If you love vintage fashion, vehicles and music, why not learn the steps to go with it?”
Classes take place at 1915 Bar and Bistro, on Domine Lane in the town centre, every Monday night from 7.15pm. Entry costs £3.00 per person, or £2.50 each if two dancers attend together. But lone Lindy Hoppers are very much welcome, as the sociable session sees dancers rotate and rock with everyone.
Krissy said: “I love dancing because it’s co-operative, not competitive. Although we talk about leading and following, it’s more of a two-way conversation between dancers. In fact, I’d encourage people to try both roles! It’s certainly good for your dancing.”
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