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Get in the Swing - Lindy Hop & Charleston (copyrighted logo)

 

about Get in the Swing - Lindy Hop & Charleston

 Get in the Swing is run by Paul & Debbie Jackson, who have been teaching Lindy Hop since Paul & Debbie Jackson Lindy Hop Teachers2001 at Steeple Morden Village Hall based near Royston, then in 2013 they set up a second class at the Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds, but soon found the hall was too small. After only a year they moved to Risby Village Hall, just outside Bury St Edmunds.

 They both started dancing in 1993, but from different backgrounds in dance, Debbie took the Ballroom & Latin route with her gold medals in both & 3 years on the Salsa dance scene, meeting Paul along the way at Modern Jive. Paul started in Modern Jive, then started learning Lindy Hop in 1995 & found himself travelling for lessons all over the place. Paul was keen for a dance partner so introduced Debbie to Lindy Hop in 1998. They got married in July 2000 having a Swing wedding & the rest is history!

 Keen to share their passion for dance, they go everywhere social dancing & encourage their class members to join them, therefore supporting many other dance clubs, as well as holding many dance nights themselves like "The Steeple Swing Out" at Steeple Morden, spring & autumn dance nights "Hop 'til U Drop" at Biggleswade. Also "Rhythm Joint" at Risby, summer & winter dance nights "Sugar Town Strut" at Risby, all with some really great Swing Jazz & 40's/50's Rhythm & Blues Bands. As the class has grown in popularity it is full of fun loving dancers who enjoy the social side of Lindy Hop & love to go out every weekend dancing as well as coming to classes for a challenge! Paul & Debbie are great ambassadors to keeping music live & love go to summer music festivals & band gigs of every kind.Paul & Debbie Jackson Swing Dance Teachers

 Paul has become a Swing DJ which was more by default than choice! to be in control the music played at their own events, he now has a good set up & a huge range of music to keep everyone dancing! The "Get in the Swing" Christmas Party has become something of a legend & sells out in a flash with a fun class & sometimes a live band!

 To keep up to date with  Lindy Hop moves they go to several workshop weekends a year to learn new things from world class teachers! They also teach workshops themselves at various other events including Jump Jive 'n' Boogie weekends at Warners Hotels, Party's, Balls, Hanger Dances & the Twinwood Festival. Having a passion for dancing to live Traditional Jazz bands, they also teach 1920's Partnered Charleston as the dance of the Jazz era.

 Along side all this Debbie's teenage daughter Hayley has been growing up on the swing dance circuit & has made quite a name for herself as not only a lovely swing dancer but a singer & double bass player who has performed many times with the Jive Aces & other bands over the last few years as "Lil' Miss Hayley." She hopefully will be getting her own band together for dancers on the swing dance scene! Watch this space!