Our 2019 festive events season sees the return of our hugely popular Spiegel Swings’ afternoon dance event.
Dig out your dancing shoes because we are going to party! Our Saturday Swing dance event will get your toes tapping, your hips swaying, your feet stomping and your spirit soaring – even if you’ve never danced Swing in your life.
In fact, with lessons, demos, performances and contests this is event will soon have you ‘swingin’ to life’ as we turn the clock back to an age of uproarious fun and entertainment. A celebration of music and dance that all the family can enjoy and tea and home baked cakes available.
Here’s the plan
At noon, The Spiegeltent opens its doors. Make yourself at home, chat and relax with a drink.
Between 12.30-3.30pm, there’s going to be a whirlwind of dance, with swing DJs finding the rhythms you can’t resist. If you don’t know the moves, don’t worry, we’ll show you!
The first Swing class, ideal for complete beginners, start at 12.30pm, with easy music and kids welcome to join in with the adults. Our second class features faster music and again, children welcome to join in. Our second class features faster music and again, separate groups for adults and children.
Watch the experts, then see how you match up
At 1.15pm, experts from Swing Dance Bristol will be performing. They’ll demo the steps, the turns, the breaks and the tricks. Pick up all the tips you can because at 2.25pm the competition begins. With the tent hopping and the tunes blasting, we’ll be looking for your best aerial moves, and for those whose feet are flying, there’s a fast music challenge.
A quick recap
- 12 pm doors open
- 12.30 first beginners classes – easy music
- 1.15pm performances followed by Swing class/demo with experienced dancers
- 2.25pm dance contests (aerials contest, then fast music challenge)
- 2.35pm second beginners class – fast music
- 12.30-4pm, Swing DJs and dancing.