Bellehoppers are a small group of friends from Belfast, Northern Ireland who honour the authentic styles of the 1920s through to the 1950s

Summer workshops!

Thank you to everyone who attended our classes. We are now on a break for the summer but fear not, we are back in August with some exciting summer workshops!

These will be an hour and a half workshops on partner dance styles not taught anywhere else in the province. No dance experience or partner is necessary to sign up. Don't miss out on your chance to learn:

The Peabody - Tuesday 8 August 2017, 7pm - 8.30pm
Originating in the late 1910s, the Peabody is a brisk dance that covers a lot of space on the dance floor. Danced to almost any up-tempo Dixieland jazz, it moves like a relaxed quickstep, with long, gliding strides and a few syncopations.
Book through the Crescent Arts Centre

The Laminu - Tuesday 15 August 2017, 7pm - 8.30pm
The Laminu is a slow form of the Balboa. It arose in California in the late 1940s, and was most probably conceived by dancers who were already dancing the Balboa. It is suitable for dancing to slower swing tunes.
Book through the Crescent Arts Centre

Blues dancing - Tuesday 22 August 2017, 7pm - 8.30pm
Originating in the early 20th century, blues dancing experienced a revival in the 1980s and 1990s at some of the larger swing dance camps. It focuses on fluid and rhythmic elements, helping you find your own connection to both blues music and to your dance partner.
Book through the Crescent Arts Centre

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