Great news! Bombshell Chic will be joining us at The Royal Bath, Bournemouth!

Bombshell Chic join the Royal Bath

Great news! Bombshell Chic Ltd will be joining us at The Royal Bath Hotel for the Boogaloo Jump Jive weekender in #Bournemouth next weekend, Friday 15th-18th November 2019. 

Due to popular demand, we are selling day tickets this year. Just £25 for the whole day (from 10:30am) including dance classes and evening bands, or £20 for the evening – from 8:00pm. 


Friday’s line up:

Cool music for dancing with Pat da Kat: 8.00 – 8.30pm
Ruby & The Dukes: 8.30 – 10.00pm
Chris Corcoran Big Band: 10.30 – Midnight
Late night record hop with Pat da Kat: Midnight – 1.00 am

Saturday’s dance classes in the Kings Hall include:

10.30 – 11.30 Swingsters Swingin’ Saturday Stroll 
Mike & Mel have choreographed a swingin’ Saturday stroll – come along Saturday morning and have fun learning this groovy Stroll and get your weekend off to a Swingin’ start – join them on Saturday night on the
dance floor where you can get your groove on. No partner needed.

11.35 – 12.35 Argentine Tango with Ian & Suzanne
Learn the foundations of Argentine tango – a subtle and closely led dance loved by dancers and audiences for its beauty, passion and drama. Learn a few simple stylish moves to give you a taste of the Tango!

12.40 – 1.55 Swing Jive for Beginners with Paul & Debbie
This great 1940’s/50’s Jive Dance is suitable for all levels, using a simplified six count footwork. You can use this pattern for faster Swing, Jazz and Rock’n’Roll music. Paul & Debbie will get you dancing even if you
haven’t danced before!

2.00 – 3.10 West Coast Swing with Ian & Suzanne
West Coast Swing is derived from Lindy Hop. It is a slotted swing dance, characterised by its use of triple steps and a smooth and linear style, made up mostly from 6, 8 and 10 beat moves. Ian and Suzanne will introduce you some of the basics of the dance.

3.15 – 4.30 Lindy Charleston and Variations with Paul & Debbie
An energetic Lindy Hop class with many Lindy Charleston variations to add to your Swing Jive. Suitable for beginners and more experienced dancers

Saturday’s line up:

Pat da Kat: 8.00 – 8.30pm
The Hep Chaps:  8.30 – 10.00pm
Laura B & Her Band: 10.30 – Midnight
Late night record hop with Pat da Kat: Midnight – 1.00 am

Saturday’s dance classes in the Kings Hall Private Bar include:

1.30 – 2.45 Balboa with Mike & Mel
Balboa is a smooth sophisticated swing dance which evolved in California at the same time that Lindy Hop developed in New York in the late 1920’s. Low impact to dance to faster music with a cool and beautiful look. We aim to multi-level the class to give more experienced Balboa dancers a challenge.

2.50 – 3.50 Rhythm & Blues with Mike & Mel
Taking you back to the 1940s where Rhythm & Blues evolved from blues, with the addition of driving rhythms taken from jazz. Get ready to get down and get those hips moving.

4.00 – 5.00 Salsa with Ian & Suzanne
Ian & Suzanne will teach you some essential, gentle Salsa steps to dance to those numbers from Latino artists such as Ritchie Valens or The Mavericks, to name only two.

Sunday’s line up:

Pat da Kat: 7.30 – 8.00pm
The Cadillac Kings: 8.00 – 9.30pm
Kit Packham’s One Jump Ahead: 10.00 – 11.30pm
Pat da Kat: 11.30 –Midnight

Sunday’s dance classes include:

Dance Classes in The Kings Hall:

10.30 – 11.45 1920’s Partnered Charleston with Paul & Debbie
Paul and Debbie specialise in this wonderfully flamboyant dance from the era of flappers, gangsters and molls. Danced with a partner, it is great fun and fantastic to dance to fast music! Paul and Debbie will teach the basic footwork and throw in some great moves. This class will be suitable for all.

12.00 – 1.15 Peabody with Mike & Mel
A brilliant and fun ragtime dance loved by swing dancers at the Savoy Ballroom. Lively and easy to learn. It evolved into the modern quick step.

1.30 – 2.45 Lindy Hop Smooth & Slow with Paul & Debbie
An 8-count based lesson – using their wide knowledge of all aspects of Lindy Hop, Paul & Debbie will help you to understand lead & follow techniques using some stylish moves which will add class to your dancing.

3.00 – 4.15 Introduction to Quick Step with Ian & Suzanne
Learn the basic steps to get you dancing round the room to the quicker swing numbers. It’s great fun!

Dance Classes in The Kings Hall Private Bar

12.30 – 1.30 Cha Cha with Ian & Suzanne
A Latin dance of Cuban origin introduced in the early 50s. It’s a fun dance to get your feet moving and your hips swinging.

1.35 – 2.35 Collegiate Shag with Mike & Mel of Swingsters
Collegiate Shag has been wildly popular since the late 1920’s and predates the Lindy Hop. It is a fun swing style using 6 beat footwork involving hops and kicks and breaks. Often danced to quicker tempos.

2.40 – 3.40 Musicality with Mike & Mel
Join Mike & Mel in this fun class as they give tips, ideas & stylings on how to explore and express yourself while dancing to the music.

3.45 – 5.00 The Shim Sham with Paul & Debbie
A great chance to learn this very popular jazz dance, usually danced to Jimmie Lunceford’s “’Tain’t what you do” amongst other tracks. No partner or experience required. Incorporating many syncopated jazz steps,
breaks and fun bits. This is a great dance to know & danced worldwide!

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