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Sat 21-Nov-2009
Msg# 105
 
 Hi everyone,This is a quick email to update you all on tomorrow's times.We'd love to see you there. We'll be teaching a taster lesson and hope you can help to demonstrate Lindy Hop with us (we hope for room for you to dance in front of the stage).Also... I've just moved Zoot Swing to a new server and need to test the mailing list Glasgow Performance 22 Nov. Helen and Ben will be giving a public Lindy Hop lesson and short performance on the main stage of the Glasgow Winterfest. Come along, bring friends, have a dance or help us hand out flyers - it will be a fun day! We're expecting to be on between 2:30 and 3:30pmRegards,Ben (and Helen)
Fri 20-Nov-2009
Msg# 104
 
      Hi all, We've just had confirmation that the times we are going to be performing and running our swing lesson is at 2:30-3:30pm.  Come and join us to get the crowd excited about swing dancing - we'd love you to come and dance in front of the stage and help the crowd get involved while we run the lesson, so we can all show Glasgow what dancing and lindy hop is all about.  Let's get this town all geared up to do this awesome dance... George Square, Glasgow, Sunday 22nd November, 2009, 2:30-3:30pm http://www.winterfestglasgow.com/ If you're coming, you could send us your mobile number using the contact form, so we can keep you updated if there are any last minute changes.  http://www.zootswing.co.uk/modules/formulaire/index.php?id=3 ----====----====---- The Zoot Swing Team If you no longer wish to receive emails from Zoot Swing, you can unsubscribe from the Zoot Swing mailing list. If the link doesn't work, cut and paste the following into your Internet browser: http://www.zootswing.co.uk/modules/evennews/index.php?action=unsubscribe
Wed 18-Nov-2009
Msg# 103
 
      Hello Swing and Blues dancers, Newsflash!   Ben and Helen will be teaching and performing as part of the Glasgow Winterfest, THIS SUNDAY 22nd, on the Main Stage.   We expect to be on from 3 to 4pm and we'd love your support.  Come and enjoy the day or help us to hand out flyers.  If you have any friends or family members who've not yet tried Lindy Hop, this is a great way to introduce them to dance in a large social environment.  Send us a message with your mobile if you can make it - we'll let you know of any changes to the schedule, or alternativly check www.zootswing.co.uk - we'll post the details soon. The Sunday Stroll's afternoon saw 40 people come and learn some new jazz steps, some of them dancing for the very first time!  It was lovely to see students coming across from our new Glasgow classes and we even had a participant come all the way from Newcastle.  Thanks to all the Zoot Swing teachers who did a fantastic job, we'll be playing all of the stroll's music in the coming weeks at social dancing on Tuesdays. We're looking for a new venue for Glasgow - something near an underground station and in a lively area.  If you think you know of a venue or would like us to look around your area, give us a shout!  Also, we're looking for people to help hand out flyers and really build the scene for next year... Speaking of scene building, check out the gigs coming soon.  Many of them attract Lindy Hoppers and Blues dancers from every group in Edinburgh and Glasgow... Index 1.   Winterfest Performance (Glas) - November 22 2.  Jazz steps and Charleston classes (Edin) 3.  New Year Party with Stretch Dawson & Co.- January 9 4.  Swing Sundays (Glas) - November 29 5.  EUSDS Snow Ball w Live Band (Edin) - December 5 6.  Balboa Brunch (Edin) - December 12 7.  Blues comes to Aberdeen - December 6 1. Winterfest Performance Glas - November 22 Ben and Helen will be teaching and performing as part of the Glasgow Winterfest, THIS SUNDAY 22nd, on the Main Stage.  We expect to be on from 3 to 4pm.  We'd love your support, come and enjoy the day or help us to hand out flyers.  If you have any friends or family members who've not yet tried Lindy Hop, this is a great way to introduce them to dance in a large social environment.  Send us a message with your mobile if you can make it - we'll let you know of any changes to the schedule, or alternativly check www.zootswing.co.uk - we'll post the details soon. 2. Jazz & Charleston Classes (Edin) These class are fun, a real-work out and may even improve your dancing!  Helen teaches high energy routines using traditional Vernacular Jazz abd 1920s Chrleston.  No dance experience is required but if you already dance, this will improve your footwork and give you ideas to take to the floor. 6PM, Kirk'o'Field The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RP £5(£4) - Zoot Swing class passes accepted 3.  New Year's Party with Stretch Dawson & Co. A New Year's party on the 31st is so last year... Bring in the New Year in swinging style and after the hangovers have warn óff.  Come and join us for a shin-dig with plenty of dancing... and of course cheese, sausages, cakes and coffee .  Hosted by Zoot Swing Details to come... 4.  Swing Sundays w Swing Sensation (Glas) - November 29 Next Dance Night: Sunday 29th November 7:30pm  Jongleurs Comedy Club and That Swing Sensation bring back the golden days of the big band sound to the the site of one of Glasgow's historic dance halls, Green's Playhouse. Dance to jazz, swing and big band classics or just sit back and enjoy the music as the live 15 piece band plays the music made famous by the likes of Ellington, Miller, Goodman, Sinatra, and the Rat Pack - not to mention Michael Buble, Paul Anka and Robbie Williams. Tickets £8:00 (over 18s) are available at the venue, at the door on the night or Online. 5.  EUSDS Snow Ball w Live Band - December 5 The EUSDS Snowball is going to be on the Saturday 5th December in Teviot Debating Hall at 8pm. A portion of proceeds are going to go to the British Red Cross and we will start selling tickets tomorrow (£5). Were hoping to get as many people as possible to come and you certainly don't have to be a swing dancer! We are planning to have a short taster session (probably 7.30pm) before the band kicks off for those who don't dance. So... bring all your friends! Again more details tomorrow. 6.  Balboa Brunch (Edin) - December 12 Balboa Brunch is Back! Balboa & Collegiate Shag Dancing Practice Session Come and start your weekend off with a swing by joining Liam & gang to practice dancing Balboa & Collegiate Sha & for some tastey refreshments. 10am - 12pm Saturday 12th December.  Stockbridge Library, 11 Hamilton Place, EH3 5AB.  Just £3! 7.  Blues Comes to Aberdeen - December 6 One of our wonderful blues dancers Craig Thomson is starting a blues night in Aberdeen with Zoot Swing.  We're really enthusiastic to be taking on this venture with him and we'd love you to come and soak up the bluesy vibes we'll be creating up there on 6th December.  And, if you know of anyone who would like to try blues up north then send them on the details for the beginners' class. O'Neill's 9-10 Back Wynd (off Little Belmont Street) Aberdeen AB10 1JN Beginners' blues class: 7:00pm (£5/4) Social Blues dance: 8:00pm  till 11:00pm (gold coin donation) See you on the dance floor... ----====----====---- The Zoot Swing Team If you no longer wish to receive emails from Zoot Swing, you can unsubscribe from the Zoot Swing mailing list. If the link doesn't work, cut and paste the following into your Internet browser: http://www.zootswing.co.uk/modules/evennews/index.php?action=unsubscribe
Tue 10-Nov-2009
Msg# 102
 
      Hello Swing dancers, The new beginners' block starts from week one in Glasgow tonight and in Edinburgh on the 17th.  If you started part-way through the block then come and fill in the gaps by coming to the week one and two side-by-side Chareleston classes. If you've been through the whole block - congratulations, you're ready to step up to the improver level class.  For the moment, we are still only running beginners classes in Glasgow, but improvers classes will be starting in Glasgow in the new year.  You can still come for social dancing, or practice your moves at the social dances we'll advertise around Glasgow, or you can repeat the block and give yourself a solid foundation of the basics.  Whatever you choose, don't stop dancing! See you on the dance floor... ----====----====---- The Zoot Swing Team If you no longer wish to receive emails from Zoot Swing, you can unsubscribe from the Zoot Swing mailing list. If the link doesn't work, cut and paste the following into your Internet browser: http://www.zootswing.co.uk/modules/evennews/index.php?action=unsubscribe
Fri 30-Oct-2009
Msg# 101
 
      Hello Zoot Swingers, Zoot Swing in expanding classes in 2010 and is looking for another follow to join our team of teachers.  You don't have to have any teaching experience as we'll train you.  We're looking for people who are enthusiastic about their dancing, have time to commit to teaching and who would like to work with us to spread the love of swing dancing.  If you're interested, please send us an e-mail to info@zootswing.co.uk Blues class was sure honkin' last night with loads of new beginners taking their first blues steps.    Congratulations, and thanks for being part of our ever growing blues dance scene here in Scotland.  Check out the blues happenings in Aberdeen below...  Thanks also to Craig for guest teaching last night whilst Ben was away at Lindy Shock, Hungary. Index 1.  Hello from Ben at Lindy Shock, Hungary 2.  A Sunday Stroll - November 8 3.  Jazz steps and Charleston classes - November 9 4.  Jive Aces - November 8 5.  Blues comes to Aberdeen - December 6 6.  Edinburgh Swing and Blues weekend - November 13-15 7.  DJam Durham Lindy and Blues weekend - January 29-31 8.  Are You Dancing - dancing resource 1.  Hello From Ben at Lindy Shock in Hungary Hello Everyone, To my friends and students in Glasgow and Edinburgh, wish you were here! From Wednesday afternoon I've been at an amazing dance camp in Hungary, called Lindy Shock.  There are so many wonderful dancers from around the world and fantastic teachers, passionate about dancing. The main dances and classes are on a boat!  Last night, to the tunes of a live band, we sailed the river between Buda and Pest.  I'm also having a great time catching up with friends - who I only meet at camps - and learning new ideas.  Some day, I hope you can also make it out of the UK to visit a European event too. On my return, I'm looking forward to sharing the new ideas with everyone.  See you in Glasgow this Tuesday. Love and Hugs -Ben 2.  A Sunday Stroll - November 8   This workshop will be run at two levels, so you can join in even if you're just a beginner or if you have had lots of dance experience.  Stream B will be significantly more advanced than stream A.  No knowledge will be assumed for Stream A, but Stream B will assume knowledge of jazz steps and, if you are learning the DC Shim Sham, knowledge of the regular Shim Sham will be assumed.  No need to book, just turn up on the day at 12:40 to pay. Stream A: 1:00 - 2:00:  Jitterbug stroll  2:10 - 3:30:  Shim Sham  3:40 - 5:00:  Charleston Stroll  Stream B: 1:00 - 2:00:  The Big Apple part 1  2:10 - 3:30:  The Dean Collins Shim Sham  3:40 - 5:00:  The Big Apple part 2  Workshops are £5 per class or £12 for 3. Kirk 'O' Field church hall, 138-140 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR Tea, coffee, cake, cheese and sausages provided as usual 3.  Jazz Steps and solo Charleston classes - November 9 They're back! After the success of the solo Charleston classes earlier this year, we're bringing you regular drop-in classes on Monday nights.  Get your feet moving fast and learn loads of style to dance solo or to put into your lindy hop.  As you'll know if you did the taster classes at the start of this year, this class will be a great work out, but we'll also focus more on style and solo improvisation as well. 10 Class discount passes are valid at these classes. Mondays @ 6:00pm - starts November 9 Kirk 'O' Field church hall (upstairs), 138-140 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR £5/4 conc. 4.  Jive Aces - November 8 The Big Jive Glasgow on November 8th will feature the Jive Aces with special guest Mary Lee Lewis (niece of Jerry Lee).  Advanced tickets can be purchased through this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/415649218/ScottishDancers/1929974913 Ben and Helen will be performing with the band as well, so you're gonna want to get your dance shoes on for this one.  These guys really do play up a storm - great entertainment for dancers and listeners alike. 5.  Blues comes to Aberdeen - December 6 One of our wonderful blues dancers Craig Thomson is starting a blues night in Aberdeen with Zoot Swing.  We're really enthusiastic to be taking on this venture with him and we'd love you to come and soak up the bluesy vibes we'll be creating up there on 6th December.  And, if you know of anyone who would like to try blues up north then send them on the details for the beginners' class. O'Neill's 9-10 Back Wynd (off Little Belmont Street) Aberdeen AB10 1JN Beginners' blues class: 7:00pm (£5/4) Social Blues dance: 8:00pm  till 11:00pm (gold coin donation) 6.  Edinburgh Winter Swing and Blues weekend - November 13 - 15 Two days of workshops with two sets of phenomenal dancers and teachers.  Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie Champions Henric and Joanna (Sweden), are lovely teachers and dancers whose past workshops in Edinburgh have been fantastic.  Dave Madison (USA) and Ursula Ledergerber (Switzerland) have one of the biggest reputations in the blues world dance scene at the moment and are highly, highly recommended teachers.   Places are limited on the workshop so get in quick as we don't get the chance often enough  to have such great teachers come right here to Edinburgh. Registrations are here and e-mail info@edinbop.co.uk for more details. 7.  DJam Durham Lindy and Blues weekend - January 29-31- Only 30 places left !!! This weekend features some awesome teachers Lucky Skillen (Blues), Russell Sargeant & Carolene Hinds plus Andy Fleming & Anna Jeffreys (Lindy Hop), Svetlana & Harry (Balboa).   There will be classes from beginner level to advanced plus taster classes in Balboa, Body Jam, Qi Gong & Connection, Shim Shim & Shag. Ben and Helen taught at this event last year and we had a great time.  This year we are so proud to have been asked back to do a demonstration performance.  We encourage you to take advantage of the November discount and come along.  Check out the website here. 8.  Are you Dancing - Dance Resource Have you discovered www.AreYouDancing.com yet?  This website lists dance events across the UK for a whole range of dance styles, plus international dance camps and holidays, including our own Zoot Swing dance events.  You can also find suppliers of period costumes, dance shoes and other products or services in the Dance Directory. You can sign up to receive free regular notifications of events in your region for your chosen dance styles.  If you join as a member you will be able to see where your friends are dancing.  Check out the website for yourself at www.areyoudancing.com, or send an email to anna@areyoudancing.com for more information. See you on the dance floor... ----====----====---- The Zoot Swing Team If you no longer wish to receive emails from Zoot Swing, you can unsubscribe from the Zoot Swing mailing list. If the link doesn't work, cut and paste the following into your Internet browser: http://www.zootswing.co.uk/modules/evennews/index.php?action=unsubscribe

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