The Arts Barge Project Presents…The Great Yorkshire Swing!

The Arts Barge project knows how to turn a dreary, wet Sunday night into a fun filled extravaganza. Full of Lindy Hop dancers and a full piece swing band, this vibrant ensemble transports you back to the swing era of the 1930/40s and it is impossible not to want to be involved.

This is a great experience for all ages. If dancing really isn’t your thing then there is enjoyment to be had just listening to the fabulous swing band and watching the professionals go through their set routines and showing you how it should be done.

And this is exactly what you are encouraged to do from the get go. Everyone is invited to join in and learn the basic steps. Even if you have two left feet and dance like your dad, you’ll pick it up in no time. The Lindy Hop is full on fun and don’t be worried that you’ll feel like a wallflower if you’ve turned up on your own. There are more than enough people on standby to partner you and to help you to shake your tail feather!

This is a great experience for all ages. If dancing really isn’t your thing then there is enjoyment to be had just listening to the fabulous swing band and watching the professionals go through their set routines and showing you how it should be done. This is an evening where you are transported back to a different era, where the rhythm and blues livens your soul and the dancing takes you back to its Harlem roots. If you are looking for a different night out in York then this is something you should definitely check out.

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A sensational night of vintage swing music and dance. Featuring Rinkadon Jukeboy’s Blind Tiger Dance Band with some of Yorkshire’s finest and up-and-coming musicians. The amazing Lindy Hopping dancers of Pure Lindy will be a hoppin’ and a poppin’ and a shakin’ a tail feather! There’ll be loads of chances to learn those dances so get ready to put some swing into your thing!

Go retro with 1930’s and 40’s dress (not compulsory – anything goes).

An Arts Barge Project fundraiser

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