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Saturday, 27 Jan, 10.00am - 3.00pm

One-day workshop - Beginner/improver authentic jazz dance

The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD : www.thebedford.co.uk

For anyone with a new year's resolution to add a different dimension to their dancing, or anyone who has wanted to join solo jazz classes but has never found the right time, or if you want to consolidate/improve some of the jazz fundamentals you have already learnt, this workshop will be an excellent place to start. It requires no previous solo jazz experience (although some swing or other style of dance experience may be a bonus).

With Oli Deans (Swingland Brixton, C Jam jazz classes)

11.00am - 4.00pm Authentic jazz dance

The first half of the workshop will concentrate on learning and practising some of the fundamental and best known solo jazz moves; and in the second half of the workshop we will put those into practice as we learn the Shim Sham, one of the classic, old time routines.

We break for lunch at 1pm. Lunch is not included but most people eat downstairs at The Bedford. Please don't bring your own food/drinks into the venue.

This workshop will be led by Oli Deans who has taught the solo jazz classes at C Jam for over 5 years.


No previous solo jazz experience required (although some swing or other style of dance experience may be a bonus).

The Bedford is at 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD.

By tube - Northern Line to Balham, 2 minutes walk. Turn right out of the station and walk up Balham Station Road. The Bedford is easily visible ahead of you.

By train - Balham (10 minutes to Waterloo or Victoria via Clapham Junction), 2 minutes walk as for tube.

By bus - Buses 315 (Bedford Hill), 355, 249 or 155

By car - Just off the South Circular (A205), Balham is easily accessible by car from all directions. There is some free parking - and plenty of metered parking - in local streets, but please do look at the signs as in some zones there is a time limit on how long you can park in one spot. You also get 2 hours free in the Sainsbury’s car park opposite the venue.


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Venue website www.thebedford.co.uk

The Bedford, Balham

Please note

  • This workshop will be predominantly solo steps but some might be partnered
  • You must be prepared to rotate partners where needed
  • We will endeavour to keep numbers of leads and follows as even as possible but cannot guarantee exactly equal numbers

On-line booking and payment (PayPal)
Please ensure that you are available for the workshop and have read the above information before booking, as refunds cannot be given - thanks!

Saturday, 27 Jan 2018 - One-day workshop - Beginner/improver authentic jazz dance

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NB this workshop is being run by - and your PayPal transaction is with - Oli Deans trading as Swingland

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