Learn to dance – 1930s style!

Brighton Lindyhoppers offer fun and friendly beginner, improver and intermediate swing dance classes.

Having learned from original dancers from the 1930s Savoy Ballroom, we continue to teach in their style, promoting inclusivity, freedom of expression and enjoyment of swing music. Having a social night out and meeting new people is just as important as learning the steps in our classes.

We love introducing people to Lindy Hop and can’t wait to meet you. Check out our video to see what we’re all about.


Classes have such a great atmosphere and always end with everyone laughing.

Tallulah, 19

Monday classes

Beginners class, Improvers class and Practice time

Upstairs function room at The Good Companions Pub, 132 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3TE.

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Complete Beginners
8.40pm – 9.40pm – Improvers
9.40pm – 10.30pm – Practice time

£8 per class or £10 for both

No need to book – no partner needed – wear flat, comfy shoes.

Content changes every week.

Tuesday classes

‘The A Train’ – Improvers class and social dancing

The Railway Social Club, 4 Belmont, Brighton, BN1 3TF.

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Improvers class
8.30pm onwards – Practice time and social dancing

£8 for class and dancing, £4 entry after 8.30pm

No need to book – no partner needed – wear flat, comfy shoes.

This class is aimed at those who have some experience of Lindy Hop/Swing dancing (we recommend you’ve had about 6 months beginners lessons and/or have had a few dances socially and felt they went well!) or those who are used to dance classes and can pick things up easily.  In this class we recap some of the basic moves and then add either styling or work to improve technique.  

After the class a DJ will play swing music and there is a bar in the venue, ideal for practicing and getting to know your fellow dancers.

Wednesday classes

Beginners class, Intermediates Class and occasional swing band

Funky Fish, 19-23 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Beginners Class
8.40pm – 9.40pm – Intermediates Class

£8 for one class £10 for both. 

Absolute beginners suitable for those who have never danced before or those who want to nail the basics.

Intermediate class for those who have been dancing around a year and are comfortable on the social dance floor, these classes improve and perfect your dancing and we do not teach the beginners moves in this class.

Thursday classes

We have 3 courses running on Thursdays:

  • 6 week beginners swing dance course
  • Beginners Lindy Hop drop in
  • 6 week Balboa course

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6 week beginners swing dance course

Thursday evenings 8pm-9pm 

25th April – 30th May 2019 – Buy tickets here.


Wendy Whatling School of Dance, 74-76 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3JD

Learn to Lindy Hop, the Daddy of all swing dances! In this 6 week course you’ll learn all the basic moves in a small group. You don’t need a partner and you don’t need any experience as we’ll be teaching from the absolute basics.  We recommend you wear flat shoes and layers, as the class can get hot as we start to dance.

Traditionally in Lindy Hop the Men lead and the Women follow, however we DO NOT stick to this tradition there are many female leads and male follows in the scene so please feel free to chose which ever role you prefer.

These fun and friendly classes take place in a nice new dance studio and you’ll be dancing with the same people each week in a small group to encourage personal development.

Most streets close to the venue have free parking after 8pm, and several buses stop at 7 dials.

Learn in a small, consistent group. Six week course. Advanced booking essential.

Beginners Lindy Hop drop in 

Thursday evening 7.30pm – 8.30pm 
Islingword Inn, 175 Queens Park Road, Brighton, BN2 9ZA

Different content every week, suitable for absolute beginners, start anytime! 

£8 no need to book, just turn up! 

Balboa Drop in

Thursday Evening 8.30pm-9.30pm
7th March – 11th April 2019
Islingword Inn, 175 Queens Park Road, Brighton, BN2 9ZA

£8 per class drop in.

Balboa is a beautiful dance, more subtle than Lindy Hop and allows you to dance to fast music without getting out of breath.  Focus is on the connection with your partner and we are so excited to be working with International competition winning teacher Natasha Hall and her partner Jay.   This class is  for people who know the basic Balboa footwork and want to feel more confident with their dancing. 

Saturday class

Complete Beginners Taster Class

Every first Saturday of the month
Brighton Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU.



No need to book – no partner needed – wear flat, comfy shoes.

Everyone welcome.

Lindy Hop Weekend Workshops

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Solo Jazz  Workshops

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Brighton Swing Thing

Saturday 25th May 1 – 4pm
Brighton Spiegeltent

We’re back with 2 great afternoons of swing music and dancing at this beautiful venue.

MAY 4th SOLD OUT – but tickets are still available for MAY 25TH – get them quick here before they’re gone!

Compete beginners class, live band, DJs, Performances and a competition! Get involved or just sit and watch.

Everyone welcome, it’s sooooo frienldy and everyone dresses up and it’s just magical – so come along!

New Orleans Swing Night

Friday 14th June 8.30pm – Midnight
Funk Fish Club Brighton

Join us for our Monthly New Orleans Night at the Fantastic Funky Fish club.

The evening will start with a complete beginners lindy hop class and feature fantastic live music from Kirsty Cheeks Torode (from Cat Club Swing…yes, the band from the Spiegletent!) with a New Orleans twist to her set.

This will be a friendly and welcoming evening, where you’ll hear the best in swing music, learn some cool moves, dance and hang out with wonderful people!

Tickets on sale in advance here. Numbers are limited to ensure space to dance, so book in advance and don’t miss out!


What is Lindy Hop?

I never thought I’d enjoy dancing this much.

Ben, 25

The Lindy Hop is a social dance from the swing dance family, also known as the jitterbug. It evolved in Harlem in New York City in the 1920s and 30s along with the jazz music of that time.

The 1980s saw a revival in America and Sweden which quickly spread to the UK. Lindy Hop is a fun dance and classes are popular in all major cities.

The ultimate Lindy Hop dance scene can be viewed below…whilst we won’t be teaching this in beginners class, we look forward to trying some of the moves with the more adventurous and daring students!

About us

The A-Train is like going to a party with all your friends every week.

June, 58

Brighton Lindyhoppers was established in 2011 by dance partners Graeme and Amanda.

Together with their team of skilled, friendly and enthusiastic teachers, they create a relaxed and entertaining learning environment to help build confidence and enjoy Lindy Hopping.

They regularly welcome over 100 students a week.

See some of them performing here in a video made as a tribute to original Lindy Hopper Frankie Manning.

Hire us

The dancing was the highlight of the evening and everyone was talking about it.


Brighton Lindyhoppers are available for hen parties and weddings, performances, private classes, swing DJs and bands. Contact us for more information.

brighton lindyhoppers at wedding


We can help you with your first dance or provide entertainment for guests with performances or classes.

Hen parties

An afternoon of vintage dancing is a great way to add fun to your hen party. We book the venue and teachers. All you need to do is turn up!

Brighton Lindyhoppers performance

Private classes and performances

We can provide teachers and dancers for any occasion – birthdays, corporate events or festivals. Our dancers will ensure the dance floor is full all night.

Hire Brighton Lindyhoppers or our 1920s Charleston troupe, the Pennies From Heaven.

We are also available for private lessons.

Brighton Lindyhoppers swing DJ

Swing DJs and bands

Let us take the hassle out of event organisation by providing the best swing DJs and bands.

Contact us

I hadn’t had this much fun in years. Or maybe ever!

Ce, 43

We’re very friendly – feel free to email us for more information about our classes or to inquire about hiring us for an event.

You can also speak to us before or after any of our classes.

Alternatively, just give us a call.

Amanda: 07753 443632

Graeme: 07533 423456

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