The Upper Room, 8 Greenland Street London, United Kingdom NW1 0ND 020 3151 1750
Welcome to our classes on Monday nights:
- Level 1 @ 7.15pm
- Level 1.5 @ 8.15pm
Just a one minute walk from Camden Town tube station:
The Upper Room, (Old St Michael's Church Hall) 8 Greenland St NW1 0ND
We now run two fun and energetic classes every week. We first have a beginner-friendly class at 19:00 which is followed by our improver class, swinging out from 20:15. Come learn the joyful dances of the 1920′s, 30's and 40′s!
How our classes work and what we teach:
7:00pm – Level 1: Beginner-friendly swing dancing – start any time - £10 for the hour! We teach from the absolute basics each week – you don’t need any experience, or a partner, just turn up ready for an hour of fun!
8:15pm – Level 1.5 – £10, or £5 if you do level 1 first.
This class assumes knowledge of the basic rhythms covered in our level one class & heads into more technically challenging content that aims to really push your dancing, while also embracing the joy of Lindy Hop! We will also be using this class to learn some classic solo routines, so look out for that on our class plan (http://www.swingpatrol.co.uk/camden-class-plan/) and updates on our Facebook page!
What is the Lindy hop?
Lindy hop is the original form of swing dancing that we teach in our classes. It was created and danced to the sounds of big band jazz from the 1920's, 30's and 40's. It is a unique partner dance for anyone and everyone and can be danced to all tempo's - fast, slow and anything in between.
The most famous and extreme footage of swing dancing to date is the Helzapoppin' clip - check it out - Amazing!
To really know what the lindy hop is you will have to come and try it out for yourself, we look forward to seeing you next Monday 7pm at our beautiful venue. All welcome! :)
- Carter and Fiona
Studios feature sprung floors and hard wooden floors, floor to ceiling mirrors, sony sound systems compatible with all devices, upright piano, stage piano, natural light, roof balcony, cafe and changing facilities.
Dance Studio One - 5.5m x 18m - sprung floors - £39.50 per hour
Dance Studio Two - 5.5m x 5.5m - hardwood floors - £22.50 per hour
Dance Studio Three - 5.5m x 8m - laminate floors - £30 per hour
Discounts for off-peak hours, 10am - 5pm Monday to Thursdays - all studios half price!
Book online at www.academydancestudios.com
We also hire out our music rooms, please visit www.northlondonmusicacademy.com for more information.
In the heart of Camden the "The Office Studio" offer you the space you need for your rehearsals, workshops, privates and group classes.
Open 7 days a week, find prices starting from £10 per hour and good discounts on block bookings.
Studio 8x6 m, capacity 20 people, provided with sprung wooden floor,high ceiling, mirrors, sound system and toilets.
Really well serviced by public transport and easy parking in surrounding streets and and possibility of parking in the complex subject to availability.
Feel free to call us on 0207485 4844 to know more information about it!!
It's a blast from the past! Work up a sweat with a touch of nostalgia in my heart-pumping, traditional aerobics class.
Open to all abilities, cardio work to your favourite 90s tunes followed by core stability exercises and floor work to tone up every muscle whilst having fun!
NEW DANCE CLASSES WILL START SEPTEMBER 9th 2014.
With Jenny Thomas and Tony Jackson.
7.30 - 8.15pm - Level 1 - Absolute beginners 6 count swing
8.15 - 9.00pm - Level 2 - Beg/Inter 8 count introduction to Lindy Hop
9.00 - 9.45pm - Level 3 - Inter/Advanced Lindy Hop, Patterns, Syncopations and Musicality
9.45 - 10.30 - Practice to Big Band Swing, Jive and music from the 30's and 40's
No Partner or dance experience required.
All drop in classes, no need to book in Advance.
1 class only £8
Any 2 classes £12
All 3 classes £15
Dance practice time included in the price
Teenage Contemporary Dance Company at Islington Arts Factorystarting at 5.30pm-7.00pm 2013-2014
Urban Dance Level 1 age7-9 at 4.30 until 5.15
Urban Dance Level 2 age10-12 at 5.15 until 6.15
At Islington Arts Factory we teach ballet and contemporary as our core dance subjects, enabling the children to develop strength and coordination in order to express themselves and be safe. We recommend that all children take a weekly ballet class. We don;t enter children for exams so there's no pressure, they progress at their own pace with the support of teachers, allowing us to take a more creative and personal approach to their tuition.
This is a creative and vibrant dance class for young people where Funk meets Hip Hop, Jazz, and Afro Street Fusion to create a landscape of rich rhythms and beats. Express yourself through lively animated choreography that will introduce you to a range of new and snazzy dance moves so that you can perform !
Swing dancing is a truly fun dance which embraces Lindy Hop and Charleston capturing the 1920s 30s and 40s.
Come down and join Cat Foley & James Joseph Horada, Every Monday at The Islington Arts Factory, only moments away from Holloway Station. All are welcome! You can come down any week and learn! You don't need a partner! You don't need any prior knowledge of dancing! Just be prepared to have a lot of fun!
James and Cat teach a 1 hour class (level 1) from 8pm every week, which welcomes total beginners, offering a basic knowledge and grounding of the lindy hop, and from 9pm improvers with a bit of experience under their belts are welcome to join our second class (level 1.5)..
The Islington Arts Factory is on Parkhouse Road and is about 10 minutes walk from Holloway Road Station. There are also plenty of buses going to this part of town.
You can find all video class notes here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_dNd-7fMAc&list=PL4isWHUrZ0ZOiKlftPdOmCY5rOpC-8-mw
Classes in Drama, Dance & Singing! Theatretrain is for children between the ages of 4 and 18yrs.
TT Mini's 11.30am-1pm for 4-5yrs
Main School 2pm - 5pm for 6-18yrs
All Theatretrain children appear in either a West End or a Local Theatre every year.
Tuition every Saturday in term time.
No auditions - just lots of enthusiasm!
Join in and have the time of your life! Your chance to learn how to perform in front of thousands on a London stage. Or even the O2 Arena!!
Follow us on Twitter @TT_Camden
Read our blog http://theatretraincamden.tumblr.com
Landmark Near Swing Patrol Camden
Carreras Cigarette Factory Distance: 0.3 miTourist Information 180 Hampstead road, London NW1 7AW London, United Kingdom
The Carreras Cigarette Factory is a large art deco building in Camden, London in the United Kingdom. It is noted as a striking example of early 20th Century Egyptian Revival architecture. The building was erected in 1926-28 by the Carreras Tobacco Company owned by the Russian-Jewish inventor and philanthropist Bernhard Baron on the communal garden area of Mornington Crescent, to a design by architects M.E and O.H Collins and A.G Porri. It is 550 feet (168 metres) long, and is mainly white,The building's distinctive Egyptian-style ornamentation originally included a solar disc to the Sun-god Ra, two gigantic effigies of black cats flanking the entrance and colourful painted details. When the factory was converted into offices in 1961 the Egyptian detailing was lost, but it was restored during a renovation in the late 1990s and replicas of the cats were placed outside the entrance.
St Michael's Church, Camden Town Distance: 0.1 miTourist Information Camden Road London, United Kingdom NW1 9
St Michael's Church is the principal Anglican church for Camden Town in north London. The present building, designed by George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner in a Gothic Revival style, dates to the late 19th century.HistoryThe congregation was begun in 1881 at a building nearby which now houses a betting shop ; a service was held in the shop to begin the celebrations for the church's 125th anniversary in 2002.The present building was the first London church designed by Bodley and Garner and is built of brick with stone dressings in the decorated Gothic style. The nave was completed in 1881 and the chancel added and consecrated in 1894 under its first vicar, Father Edward Penfold. A north west tower was planned but never built. The interior has a continuous, stenciled waggon ceiling covering both nave and chancel, and a vaulted north chapel. The west front was restored in 2005 and a new roof was completed in August 2007. The church is Grade II* listed, for its interior.In 1954 the parish of St Michael's subsumed those of All Saints, Camden Town (which had become a Greek Orthodox church in 1948) and St.Thomas, Agar Town, Wrotham Road (whose 1864 building was demolished due to war damage). In 2003 St Michael's became part of the St Pancras Team Ministry, with St Pancras Old Church, St Mary's Church, Somers Town, and St Paul's Church, Camden Square.
Dingwalls Distance: 0.3 miTourist Information 11 Middle Yard, Camden Lock London, United Kingdom NW1 8AB
Dingwalls is now a 500 capacity venue adjacent to Camden Lock, Camden, London, England. The venue hosts gigs and a weekly Comedy Loft comedy club. The building itself is one of many industrial Victorian buildings that were put to new use in the 20th century. The original owner of the building, T.E. Dingwall, had his name painted on to the outside wall of the building, which was a common practice by businesses in Camden Town during the late Victorian era. The paint is still visible to this day, hence the venue's name.HistoryFirst launched as the newly developed Camden Lock's flagship venue in the summer of 1973. Dingwalls Dancehall was open to all - "reasonably priced at half a bar for entry", providing the longest bar in London (at the time), near-pub price drinks and New York-style burgers and chickpeas. It wasn't a club, yet stayed open till 2am, hosting acts such as funk band Gonzalez, and pub rockers Kilburn and the High Roads. Reviewed in one music paper the first summer, it was immediately recognised as plugging the "vast gap in the social and financial standings of various venues", where you can "eat, drink, boogie and listen to a live set during an evening which lasts till two"... "late enough for most people" (those were the days!) - and "excellent bands are to be found there".Music was first managed by former Hendrix road manager Howard 'H' Parker. Following Parker's death, Dave 'The Boss' Goodman, who also doubled as chef and DJ, took over from the mid 1970s to mid 1980s.At some point in the 1980s, it ceased to present live shows - the premises taken over by the Lock market.