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Swing High!

Hello once again, everyone! 🙂

Well, the first night of Route 66 at the Turk’s Head was a *rousing* success!!What made it so amazing?

a) The venue.  SO much nicer in atmosphere than our previous home, I think everyone will agree!  And it was brilliant to not have drunk randommers messing with our mojo.  But that wasn’t the best part.

b) The location.  It was really cool to have all those passers-by checking us out through the windows!  And some of them even came in to get the full scoop!  It was cool that the onlookers all dug it and were respectful.  And I’d say it will certainly help to raise the profile of the night and bring in new people, being right beside the street like that.  And of course a little part inside each of us enjoys showing off a bit.  Admit it! 😉  But that wasn’t the best part.

c) The floor.  It was super nice, just the right amount of slippy, absolutely fantastic for dancing! But that wasn’t the best part.

d) The guest DJ.  Bobb rocked the house, and kept us swingin’ until 11:15 or 11:20.  Excellent!  But that wasn’t the best part.

e) The finish time.  As alluded to above, we went past 11, and could have gone even later, but people had to get home (tired, work, blah blah blah… what’s up with that?? 😉 ).  But that wasn’t the best part.

f) The dressing up.  It was super cool to see everyone’s spiffy duds!  It’s been requested that we make this a more regular occurance (perhaps even monthly), and and I am totally hep to that jive!  Next one is in May.  I’ll let you know the exact date soon…  But in any case, that wasn’t the best part either.

g) YOU GUYS!  You totally rocked the house and helped to make the evening a HUGE success!  I can’t thank everyone who showed up enough!  You were the real stars of the night, and you were DEFINITELY the best part! 😀  Without you, I’d just be some weirdo alone in an empty room, staring mournfully out the window while some random Louis Armstrong song played in the background.

Kinda creepy when you think about it, really.  😮   😉

Anyway, just a couple of quick notes for this week:
Theme for this week: Ella Fitzgerald!  It’s Lady Ella’s birthday on the 25th, so I’ll be spinning all her hot tunes and cool grooves!  Let me know if you have any particular favourites you’d like to hear, but remember, she had LOADS of fantastic songs, and my set is only so long. 🙂  In part because:

This week’s guest DJ: Gill will be spinning the decks from 10 p.m. until they pry her laptop from her cold, lifeless hands!  Or sometime after 11 p.m., whichever comes first.

Finally, don’t forget that if you have one of those magic flyers that entitles you to free entry on your first visit to the Turk’s Head (unless you forgot yours last week… not looking at anyone in particular here…), those are still valid, and will remain so, so be sure to bring it down and make good use of it!

Ok, I’ve gone waaaay beyond the attention span of the average reader, so I’ll just leave it there.  Hope to see you all Thursday!

See you when we swing you,
Jamie

Lindy Hop class price reduction!

Great news!  We have worked out an agreement with the National Dance Academy (who run the studios we teach in) to lower the prices for all of our Lindy Hop classes!  All 6-week courses (Mondays in Temple Bar, Wednesdays in Fairview) will now cost €60, or €55 for students!  The changes take place starting with the next new session in each studio: April 4th in Temple Bar, April 20th in Fairview.  All part of our master plan for world domin- … er, I mean to bring you more affordable dancing! 🙂

See you when we swing you!
Jamie and Clare

Really the last class time change

There has been a final(!) adjustment to the class times at the Fairview studio.  Beginners will now be 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

So, just to recap the times for our Lindy Hop classes:

Mondays at Studio 2 in Temple Bar
Level 1 (Beginners) 7-8 p.m.
Level 2 (Improvers) 8-9 p.m.

Thursdays at The Charterhouse Business Park, Richmond Road, Fairview, Dublin 3
Level 1 (Beginners) 7:30-8:30 p.m.
[Note: No Improvers classes at the Fairview studio at the moment.]

Remember as well that the Lindy Hop classes will now be 6-week courses for €70, or €65 for students.

Changes to classes!

There have been a few important changes to the Monday and Thursday Lindy Hop classes! These changes apply to the upcoming sessions starting in September and onwards.

Monday Lindy Hop at Studio 2, Cecilia Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Both the beginner and improvers classes will now be 6-week sessions and cost €70 per person per session (€65 for students). The times remain the same at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the beginners and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the improvers.

Thursday Lindy Hop at The Charterhouse Business Park, Richmond Road, Fairview, Dublin 3
There is only a beginner class on here for the time being, with the hope to start an improvers class after a session or two. The class will now be a 6-week session and cost €70 per person per session (€65 for students). The time of the beginner class has changed. It is now on from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you have any queries at all about these classes, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 087 6330531. Hope to see you all there!