Medway Lindy Hoppers
Medway Lindy Hoppers

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5th April 2017

Fab opening night of our brand new class at Rochester Dance Junction - 110 people Lindy Hopping! 

12th February 2017

We are pleased to announce our brand new class in Rochester. 

29th January 2017

Class on Monday 6th February will be a social evening with no formal teaching. It will be an opportunity to practice your lindy hop to all your favourite tunes. We will also be playing all the strolls and our glamorous assistants will be there to remind us of the steps. 

We will be serving tea and cakes as usual.

16th January 2017

Tonight we celebrated 5 years of Medway Lindy Hoppers! Thank you to everyone who has supported us. 

Medway Lindy Hoppers - January 2017 

5th August 2016

We have had a major website make over. We hope you enjoy the new look of our website!

3rd August 2016

Thank you to all our dancers who performed with us as Bearsted Classic Car Show. We had a great day!

14th May 2016

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29th April 2016

We are sorry but there are no classes on Monday 2nd May 2016 (Bank Holiday) and Thursday 5th May 2016. We will be back on Monday 9th May at Aylesford and Thursday 12th May at Burham.

14th April 2016

We are sorry but there is no class tonight (14th April 2016) at Burham. We will be back next week.

9th February 2016

Medway Lindy Hoppers are hosting an afternoon tea dance on Sunday 13th March 2016 and an evening dance on Saturday 9th April 2016 at Burham Village hall entrance by ticket only please see our website page for more information

On Monday 15th February and Monday 22nd February we will be teaching Balboa at Aylesford Community Centre. (No Lindy Hop or Strolls on these dates)

We are pleased to confirm that we will be opening a new Lindy Hop class at Burham Village Hall on Thursday 24th March suitable for beginners and improvers.

25th November 2105
Our Tuesday class at Rainham Mark Social Club has now closed. We are currently running one class on Mondays at Aylesford Village Community Centre.
22nd October 2015
We are pleased to announce our new beginners class at Rainham Mark Social Club commencing on Tuesday 3rd November 2015. Come along and learn to Lindy Hop in time for Christmas. No experience needed
3rd September 2015
Thank you to everyone who has attended our Tuesday class at Vinters Park and Thursday class at Burham. Unfortunately, they are now both closed due to work commitments. There is no class next week on 7th September. We will re-open on Monday 14th September at Aylesford. We have made some changes to the class.
Doors open 7.15pm
7.30pm (prompt start) stroll class
8pm-8.45pm Lindy Hop
8.45pm -9pm Tea, cakes and stroll practice
9pm-10pm Lindy hop
Cost £5 (Accompanied under 18's £1)
The stroll programme is as follows:
Monday 14th September Basic stroll & Charleston Stroll
Monday 21st September New Yorker stroll & Electric Slide
Monday 28th September Lollipop Stroll
Monday 5th October Tennessee Wig Walk
Monday 12th October Shim Sham part 1
Monday 19th October Shim Sham part 2
Monday 26th October Shim Sham part 3
Monday 2nd November Rock 'n' Roll Stroll
Monday 9th November MLH BIg Apple
Monday 16th November The Madison part 1
Monday 23rd November The Madison part 2
Monday 30th November The Cardiff Stroll part 1
Monday 7th December The Cardiff Stroll part 2
Monday 14th December The MLH Christmas Stroll
Monday 4th January 2016 Jitterbug Stroll part 1
Monday 11th January 2016 Jitterbug Stroll part 2
Monday 18th January 2016 Jitterbug Stroll part 3
Monday 25th January 2016 Sing Lim Charleston part 1
Monday 1st February 2016 Sing Lim Charleston part 2
Monday 8th February 2016 Secret Stroll part 1
Monday 15th February 2016 Secret Stroll part 2
1st July 2015
There will be NO Medway Lindy Hopper Class on the following dates in July:
Monday 6th July 2015
Tuesday 7th July 2015
Thursday 9th July 2015
Monday 13th July 2015
Tuesday 14th July 2015
Thursday 16th July 2015
We will return to normal classes on Monday 20th July 2015
18th January 2015
There will be NO Medway Lindy Hopper Class on Monday 16th February 2015 due to a new floor being laid at Aylesford Community Centre.
2nd January 2015
Happy new year. Our classes recommence on Monday 5th January at Aylesford and Tuesday 6th at Vinters Park. This month our class has been running for three years. We would like to thank everybody who has attended our classes and supported us. We continue to welcome newcomers every week, no partner necessary. We are looking forward to a fun packed 2015 and seeing you on a dance floor soon.
5th August 
Unfortunately, this Thursday (7th August) will be our last class in Rochester as the class is closing. Our Rochester class was our first class and has found home in four different venues in the last two and a half years. We wish to thank everyone who has attended our flagship class.
However... Medway Lindy Hoppers will be back in Rochester in 2015 - more details to follow.
29th June
This Wednesday 2nd July will be our final stroll class where we will be practicing all the strolls we have learned so far. Unfortunately, this will be the last class at Boughton Monchelsea as the class is closing. Thank you to everyone who has supported this class.
There will be NO classes on the following dates:
Monday 7th July
Tuesday 8th July
Thursday 10th July
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Monday 14th July
Tuesday 15th July
Thursday 17th July
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Monday 25th August
10th May
Class on Wednesday 18th June will be a Sing Lim Workshop
29th May
Class on Wednesday 3rd June will be a Secret Stroll Workshop
23rd May 2014
Class on Wednesday 28th May will be a Cardiff Stroll Workshop
17th May 2014
Class on Wednesday 21st May will be a Madison Workshop
2nd May 2014
We are pleased to announce these following changes to our classes:
From Monday 12th May:
  • Mondays will be Balboa for 8 weeks
  • Tuesdays will be Lindy Hop
  • Wednesdays will be strolls for 8 weeks - starting with the Shim Sham
  • Thursdays will be Lindy Hop
19th January 2014
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Wednesday night class in Boughton Monchelsea (Maidstone), which will be opening on Wednesday 5th March 2014.
We have also listed our Workshops for 2014, click HERE for more info.
18th December 2013
We would like to wish everyone who comes to Medway Lindy Hoppers a merry Christmas and a happy new year (filled with lots of Lindy Hop!).
The last classes of 2013 will be:
  • Monday 16th December
  • Tuesday 17th December
  • Thursday 19th December
Medway Lindy Hopper's Christmas social will be Monday 23rd December 2013.
In January, Mondays in Aylesford will be Balboa for begginers and improvers. Tuesdays & Thursdays will continue to be Lindy Hop for beginners and improvers.
26th November 2013
We are pleased to announce that our Winter Dance (No. 2) is now SOLD OUT. We are looking forward to a great night of dancing.
10th September 2013
We are very sorry that we have had to close our Monday Tap class at Aylesford. We will be starting new Tap dance workshops at Burham (Old School) Community Centre.
Sunday 13th October, Sunday 27th October, Sunday 10th November, Sunday 17th November & Sunday 8th December. 6pm - 8pm adults only. £5 including tea and cakes. Suitable for absolute beginners and improvers. Bring your own tap shoes. Click HERE for more information.
13th August 2013
Our series of Balboa lessons have finished and all classes are now Lindy Hop & Charleston. However, we are planning more Balboa for the future. Don't forget to check out the dates for Collegiate Shag in September.
Please note we will be closed on Monday 26th August.
21st June 2013
We are pleased to announce that from September 2013, Amy, Monika and Louisa will be teaching with Murray at class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
9th June 2013
Thank you to everyone who came along to Monica's Vintage Fair and our Summer Swing Out yesterday. It was a lovely afternoon and evening of dancing, tea drinking, shopping and socialising.
Please see the new events we have listed and details of our new class starting in September 2013.
12th May 2013
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Tea Dance this afternoon. We are planning more of these for the future.
From tomorrow (13th May 2013) our Monday class at Aylesford will be 7pm-8pm Tap dancing. Then brand new beginners Balboa class followed by Lindy Hop 8pm - 10pm.
2nd May 2013
Click HERE to see a video of 'The Susie Qs' debut performance at our 'Spring Fling'.
27th March 2013
Tacky Annie's are holding a dance on 18th May 2013. Click here for more info.
17th March 2013
Medway Lindy Hoppers hosted their Spring Fling last night. It was a sell out and it was great to see so many people there. We'd like to thank the Just In Time Swing Band for their fantastic live music and the Suzie Q's for their fabulous debut performance. We would also like to thank everyone who helps out behind the scenes at Medway Lindy Hoppers and to all those who come along to support our events. The dance raised £275 for the band's charity.
6th March 2013
We are changing.
From Monday 1st April 2013:
- Both Lindy Hop classes will run 8pm-10pm
- Borstal Class will move to Burham Village Hall - a large venue with a wooden floor & free car park
- We open our Tap Dance for Lindy Hoppers Class on Monday 15th April
- Every class will cost £4 on the door (£1 accompanied under 18's Lindy Hop)
19th February 2013
Tickets for our 'Summer Swing Out' are selling fast. Buy early to avoid disappointment.
12th February 2013
Due to the interest in our 'Summer Swing Out' on Saturday 8th June 2013, we have moved to our larger venue in Burham. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at all our events and classes (until we sell out). Please contact us for more information.
Due to unforseen circumstances our July Tea Dance has been cancelled.
31st January 2013
Our 'Spring Fling' dance on the 16th March 2013 is now SOLD OUT!
We are pleased to confirm that Ruby and Jo's Vintage Clothing stall will be at our tea dance on 3rd February and at the 'Spring Fling'.
20th January 2013
Due to snow, we are really sorry but Monday's (21st January) class at Aylesford is cancelled.
5th January 2013
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Shim Sham for Tap Dancers Workshop has been re-arranged for 24th March (rather than 10th March). Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
1st January 2013
Tacky Annie's Winter Swingtime is on Saturday 2nd February 2013. BYO rations & drinks, hot drinks from Tacky's Cafe. Ruby/Jo vintage & retro stall. Tickets £5. Geoff: 07770 352 685
Lyminge Village Hall, Woodlands Road, Lyminge, CT18 8EW
24th December 2012
Medway Lindy Hoppers wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2013.
13th December 2012
Medway Lindy Hoppers are pleased to anounce that we are planning our Spring Fling Dance for March 2013 with the music of Just In Time Swing Band.
7th December 2012
There will be no classes at Medway Lindy Hoppers on:
Thursday 27th December 2012
Thursdays at Borstal will recommence on Thursday 3rd January 2013
Mondays at Aylesford start Monday 7th January 2013
22nd November 2012
We are pleased to promote our NEW class in Aylesford.
Brand new class for absolute beginners starting
Monday 7th January 2013
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Adults £4, accompanied under 18's £1
Includes tea, coffee & cakes
Large car park & wooden floor
Aylesford Community Centre
25 Forstal Road
Aylesford
ME20 7AU
Taught by Murray & Carol
21st November 2012
Medway Lindy Hoppers are proud to present our Winter Dance. Please click here for more info.
17th November 2012
We are please to anounce the launch of our tea dances and workshops for 2013.
28th October 2012
Due to the elections the class on Thursday 15th November 2012
has been CHANGED
On that night we will be at Cleave Warne Hall (Behind St Mathews, Borstal)
At a changed time of 8pm - 10pm
Same class structure applies (Tea Cakes Dancing)
25th September 2012
Due to unforseen circumstances the Partner Charleston Workshop (14th October 2012) has been cancelled.
It has been replaced by a Shim Sham & Madison Workshop.
Same date, times and venue apply.
31st August 2012
Medway Lindy Hoppers are very pleased to announce that Louisa will be assisting Murray at class when we return on the 6th September.
Louisa & Murray at Twinwood 2012
31st July 2012
There will be no classes at Medway Lindy Hoppers on:
Thursday 23rd August 2012 and Thursday 30th August 2012.
Our regular lessons will recommence on Thursday 6th September 2012 and we look forward to seeing you all then.
30th July 2012
We are pleased to announce that we will be having Ruby and Jo's Vintage clothes stall at our Summer Swing Out dance on Saturday 8th September. They will be selling a wide selection of vintage and retro clothing and accessories.
11th June 2012
Our sell out Charity dance on Saturday 9th June was a big success. We were proud to present the "Just in Time" swing band at our debut dance. We had a great time dancing and listening to the live music of a 30 piece big band. The dance floor was full, tea and cakes were served all night and we raised £390.50 for charity. We would like to thank everyone in the band for their great performance and to everyone who supported the dance.
7th June 2012
We are pleased announce that Medway Lindy Hoppers are expanding and will be putting on Tea dances and Dance Workshops at our new venue The Cleave Warne Hall (St Matthews Church) in Borstal. Please keep checking the website for details of our dance lessons, workshops,Tea Dances and Evening Dances. Remember to check the details of the venue on the flyer or on the website as we are now using three halls. We would not want anyone to go to the wrong venue.
20th April 2012
The charity dance on the 9th June has been very well recieved and has now sold out and we are all looking forward to a night of live swing music and dancing. The classes at Borstal are very well attended and we have a friendly welcome to all who want to try the Lindy Hop. The class is suitable for complete beginners and improvers and includes tea, cakes and social dancing for the cost of £4 (£1 for accompanied under 18's).
18th February 2012
The class has really taken off now and we are definitely here to stay in Borstal. We extend our welcome to newcomers at the class. You can come along and try Lindy Hop dancing with us on any Thursday evening. The class is suitable for complete beginners and improvers and includes tea, cakes and social dancing for the cost of £4 (£1 for accompanied under 18's).
13th January 2012
Medway Lindy Hoppers new beginners class was launched on Thursday 12th January 2012 at Borstal Village Hall. Everyone at Medway Lindy Hoppers would like to say a big thank you to everyone who turned up on our opening night. We offer a warm welcome to any newcomers who would like to come along to learn lindy hop and enjoy a social evening.
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