New Online Learning School Starts 15th May 2020!

Whilst our courses DVDs have proven popular over the last 15 years, we're now building a more modern and comprehensive online school.

With home learning a necessity during lockdown, "real world" students have already been completing Spring 2020 term courses online that were unable to complete at local venues due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

In order to allow those who were dancing in the Spring 2020 term to continue, we have initially focused on producing relevant continuation courses for Summer 2020.

Therefore, the following 10 week courses, starting 15th May, can be booked now;

  • Intermediate Yellow
  • Inters Plus Purple
  • Summer Super Course

Participants can take their first online lessons of the summer term on 15th May, 2020. 10 weekly classes will be released every Friday from that date and users will have access to the content for up to 12 months.

Currently our online school has its own platform separate from this website, https://homelearn.theswingdancecompany.co.uk

Currently, the online school operates as a stand-alone website, completely separate from this one. Login credentials and payment gateways are entirely different.

Absolute Beginners Online Course Available Sept 2020

Further core Swing Dance Company 10 week SwingJive courses will be added over the summer ready to start in September 2020, including;

  • Absolute Beginners
  • Intermediate Green
  • Inters Plus Orange
  • Autumn Super Course

 

Before the end of 2020 we shall complete our core range of courses, to allow for a January 2021 start, including;

  • Inters Plus Blue
  • Spring Super Course

 

Further related content, including other niche dance styles, will be added over time.

Tuition Delivered by Lead Instructors

Brooke & Debbie Garvey, the Swing Dance Company owners and teacher trainers, deliver the instruction on both the online courses and the DVDs, therefore giving you access to the most experienced dance instructors in this style.

This means that the style and content of the delivery is typical of the professional methods used in their classes too. Therefore you can purchase with the confidence that you are receiving a similar learning experience in your own home.

Concise & Accurate

When providing tuition, our philosophy is to focus on the core of the content. We aim to reduce superfluous movement and styling, which can be added later, in order to focus on the core body movement, lead and follow signals, timing and transfer of weight.

As a result we focus on communicating the important information like what steps to take and which direction to face throughout the move. Most of all we recognise that many students learn by copying, so we ensure our own movement is accurate and concise.

Catering For All Learning Styles

Everybody's learning style is different. We each want our own unique blend of visual, aural, verbal, physical and logical content to aid our learning.

Whichever combination of learning styles you crave, you will be catered for in our classes. This is because every move we teach follows 5 stages that cover all learning styles as explained here:

  1. Watch the Move (aids your visual learning) - See a demonstration of the move first so you know what you will be trying to achieve.
  2. Understand the Movement (verbal & physical) - Learn each individual step of each movement with instructors direction, delivered and repeated slowly, with patience, step-by-step.
  3. Rhythmic Call Words (aural) - Once you understand how your body needs to move, we move onto when each step happens within the whole move. We build this up from a slow pace using a rhythm with helpful memory words. This repeats numerous times to give you practice. As you become more proficient we increase the tempo  until reaching typical music tempo.
  4. Understand The Count (logical) - Once your movement is smooth and rhythmical we then show you the count of the move. This especially helps those who are strong logical (and weak aural) learners understand where to be and when during each move.
  5. Practice to Music (aural) - Once we've built up to normal dancing tempo we introduce music so you can put your steps into practice.

Learn At Home with a DVD

If you prefer to keep it old school, we still have the following course DVDs in stock:

  • Absolute Beginners
  • Intermediate Yellow
  • Intermediate Green

These DVDs were produced between 2003-2008, so the quality of the production is looking aged in comparison to our modern equivalent.

The good news is that its price is also unchanged for over a decade so it represents a great budget option whilst stocks last! We're not planning any further production runs once current stocks are exhausted.

Our DVDs were created to complement participation in a  course rather than as a replacement, so whilst they contain tuition they do not provide additional exercises and practice material.

Learn at Home with Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course DVD

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course DVD

In the early days of The Swing Dance Company, customers attending our classes gave us overwhelming feedback to produce supporting DVDs to help them practice at home.

In spite of the first Beginners DVD being little more than a student project, our DVDs have gone on to sell in their thousands around the world.

The Swing Dance Company has produced three DVDs to date. The DVDs cover the material on The Swing Dance Company's phenomenally successful 10 week Swing Jive courses. There is a DVD for the Absolute Beginners Swing Jive course and a DVD each for Intermediate Yellow and Green Swing Jive courses. Both intermediate courses are the same level of difficulty and can be taken in either order.

How to Purchase

You can purchase any or all of the DVDs in our classes and events directly from this website on this link, or from our merchandising website www.swinggear.co.uk/dvd-s

Leanr at Home with Intermediate Yellow SwingJive Course DVD

Intermediate Yellow SwingJive Course DVD

Learn At Home with Intermediate Green SwingJive Course DVD

Intermediate Green SwingJive Course DVD