| Get in the Swing is run by Paul & Debbie Jackson, who
have been teaching Lindy Hop since 2001 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 Rhythm Joint" a monthly event at Newmarket
& "The Sugar Town Strut" spring &
autumn dances at
with some really great Swing Jazz & 40's/50's Rhythm & Blues
As the classes 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.
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!
Lindy Hop is an evolving
dance so to keep up
to date with the dance 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 in Bournemouth, 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.