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Hello!

We're back in your inbox for another one of our-not-at-all regular mailing list thingies...

... because we've got a number of small, yet still rather exciting things to report! So hang on to your hats and prepare to be wowed with tales of:

The Xmas PARTY! An upcoming GUEST TEACHER, all the way from Athens! A new monthly feature for Tuesdays, THE SWING SURGERY! ManchesterLindy.com's new BLOG, sWinging It! And our fun new version of the traditional birthday JAM CIRCLE!

Plus, DIARY DATES (including a MCR Jack and Jill contest!) workshops in Manchester (including solo Jazz with Sharon Davies!) and some other stuff too.

On the first Tuesday of each month Manchester Lindy will be offering three 10 minute-mini-private-lessons with a designated Doctor of Swingology! Completely free of charge and allocated on a first-come, first served basis, these ten minute sessions are your chance to ask questions, or have a critique, or simply spend ten minutes working on a move of your choice with one of our more experienced teachers!

Trialing TONIGHT, November 3rd, with the wonderful Amy at the helm, and continuing on December 1st with the lovely Megan, all you have to do is sign up (on an old fashioned paper sheet on the door desk) when you arrive. Chose from 9.30-9.40, 9.40-9.50 or 9.50-10pm.
Slots can be used alone, or as a couple, and will take place in Room 2 after Jazz (start and end times may be approximate due to classes sometimes over-running, but your ten minutes is all yours regardless).

Open to dancers of ALL levels.

Here at ML Towers we are incredibly pleased to present a new ManchesterLindy.com blog series - sWinging It - check it out here and be sure to subscribe so that Dan's next Swing Dance Diary entry comes directly to your inbox!
Manchester Lindy are delighted to announce that this year's Xmas party will feature none other than Alligator Gumbo!
Watch them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmdceIPU0Eg

(and a bunch of other stuff including a performance from THE HOTSY TOTSYS, the North West's favourite Swing photographer RUTH HORNBY, some prizes of some sort, and probably some cake)

SATURDAY DECEMBER 5th
7.30pm
Sale Masonic Hall
(nearest tram stop: Sale - Altrincham line)

 
Tickets are currently on sale via Dancerfly.com for the incredibly reasonable price of £7
Intrepid bargain hunters can save a whole 2 British pounds by paying in person at a Tuesday Swing Social - just ask on the door to claim your spot on the Xmas dancefloor for £5.
50% of tickets are ALREADY SOLD!
See the event link for more information, as it comes!

Guest Teacher: Josephine

from Athens Swing Cats!

Tuesday November 10th

(Level 2 - 7.45pm and Jazz - 8.30pm)

Josephine is a classically trained dancer & has studied Ballet & Jazz for practically all her life. In Lindy Hop she believes in the preservation of the old style as seen in the Hollywood movies, including energetic footwork, polished styling & fierce aerials. In Jazz she takes inspiration from the Authentic Jazz style but gives it a Broadway twist. In her Lindy Hop teaching she focuses on partner connection & expressiveness and in Jazz she focuses on playing with rhythm while providing the necessary tools for improvisation.
Josephine will be with us for just one night while she is visiting the UK.
Here's where we stick the little stuff that doesn't have anywhere else to go!
Diary Dates
Swing Surgeries: November 3rd, December 1st
Dancing for Poppy Appeal: November 4th
Guest Teacher, Josephine: November 10th
Xmas Party: SATURDAY December 5th
End of Year Tuesday shenanigans: December 8th - level 2 COMPETITION TECHNIQUE! December 15th - Jack and Jill Competition! (for one night only there will be no Level 2 class, no Jazz class, and Level 1 will be in Room 2)
Closed for Xmas break December 22nd, December 29th
Level One New Cycle Dates: January 5th, March 29th
 
Celebration Jam Circles

You may already have noticed our new way of celebrating the big and little joys of life - we've swapped BIRTHDAY Jams for CELEBRATION Jams, so if you've got something that you think deserves a little "Heck Yeah!" whether it be a a passed exam or a great charity shop find, a new job or a really good day at an old job, feel free to join our little circle dance celebrations - you are very welcome (dance experience not required)!
Suitable for level 2 Lindy Hoppers

WHAT: 4 hours of Solo Jazz with Sharon:
multi-Champion, amazing international Dancer & Teacher with
positive & fun way to make you learn! A rare treat!

https://youtu.be/oMUvlvEpKIw?list=PL63BC2328DC9DD689

INFO & BOOKINGS: Taina K at  079 497 43 549 /  http://bit.ly/lindytk
FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/993954810668164/
Improvers++ Lindy Workshop
(level 2 and above)

with Taina
Thursday 12th November 2015
7pm-9pm in centre of MCR

WHAT:
Move your Lindy up a notch whether you are leading or following!

    • Being Grounded: why, how & when
    • Footwork Decorations for Leads&Follows
    • Combine the two while dancing WITH your partner
INFO & BOOKINGS: Taina K at  079 497 43 549 /  http://bit.ly/lindytk
FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/1678333712445951/
The Classic Solo Jazz Routine
Tranky Doo

Suitable for level 2 Lindy Hoppers


Half the tickets have been sold - if you want in, book now!

https://youtu.be/c6uiZ9SWHeY

with Taina

Sunday 22nd November
2pm-4pm in centre of MCR

INFO & BOOKINGS: Taina K at  079 497 43 549 /  http://bit.ly/lindytk
FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/405743586297021/
Our Scouse neighbours have some exciting events ahead too - check out the WINTER BALL!

And of course, our Tuesday Swing Social (now in our 7th year!) continues - keep up with with all our shenanigans on via our Facebook group, our Facebook page, and our Twitter.

See you on the dancefloor!

Paula x
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