Wednesdays, The Speakeasy Club, 8pm
Our Hitchin class is our most recent addition, which started in early 2019. It’s a very friendly class with some great crew, teachers and helpers to make you feel relaxed and welcome. Set in the Speakeasy Club, it’s the perfect pairing of dance classes and a drink! We also occasionally have visiting bands, for some live music whilst you practice your moves.
You’ll find us on Wednesdays, 8-11pm at The Speakeasy Club, 3 Sun St, Hitchin SG5 1AF. True to the name the venue is a little hidden, the outside door looks like an old telephone box, and you’ll find us next to Ladbrokes!
What to Expect
Doors open at 7:45pm. When you arrive, you will be greeted by our friendly crew who will guide you through ‘what’s what’. The night kicks off with a beginners class which lasts for 50mins.
You will have 10mins to practice and have some refreshments whilst making new friends before the next class, which lasts a further 50mins. After this time we hope that you stay on, socialise and try out your new moves and dance with more experienced dancers! It’s a real fun night out, we think we’re the UK’s friendliest swing dance club!
We will focus primarily on Lindy Hop. However from time to time you will be introduced to a variety of other styles including 1920s Charleston, Balboa and Authentic Jazz. You can accelerate with workshops.
Adults of all ages come to dance, we have as many single people as we do couples. You don’t need a partner, previous experience or special clothing. Just wear clothes you’re comfortable moving about in and shoes/trainers (not with large grips).
As this class takes place in a bar, please do not bring your own drinks – you can get everything you need at the bar!
The Speakeasy Club, 3 Sun St, Hitchin SG5 1AF.
Wednesday nights in Hitchin are located in the town centre, a 15 mins walk from Hitchin train station. There is limited on road parking outside the venue, however ample free parking from 6pm in the St Mary’s Car Park (SG5 1AB) which is a short 2 minute walk from The Speakeasy Club.
Our Hitchin class attracts dancers from Biggleswade, Letchworth, St Albans, Luton, Stevenage and Royston.
When’s a Good Time to Start?
Our classes generally run in 7 week courses so you can progress throughout the weeks, however it doesn’t matter if you miss a couple or drop in on a later week as we always cater for beginners. If you are a brand newbie that has never danced before, you are welcome to join us on any week, however if you are taking your very first steps week 1 is a great place to start along with lots of other newbies!
A whole night of dancing costs £10 (£8 for full-time students with a valid ID showing full time education). If you want to come just for the social dancing (10pm onwards) it costs just £5.
We’re sure you’ll want to come more than once and attend a few socials. Why not get the Jiveswing Class Pass? For £80 (£64 students) you get 10 classes/socials for the price of 8!
We look forward to welcoming you Jiveswing Hitchin!