One of the coolest trends in Barcelona right now is swing dancing, including popular styles like the Charleston and Lindy Hop. Luckily, more and more dance clubs and dance schools are offering opportunities do get out and swing around Barcelona. Here are some of the places that offer you the opportunity to try out this fun and unique style of dance.
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Swing Maniacs is a dance school with various locations across the city and surrounding areas, that offer swing classes throughout the year as well as different events and competitions. If you look at their calendar of events online, you will find the lineup of different events for different styles of swing dance, including Charleston, Shag, and Lindy Hop. Swing Maniacs offers classes to all levels, starting from absolute beginners, so there’s no reason to feel shy or embarrassed if you’re new to the club.
Address: Carrer de Roger de Flor, 293
Spank the Baby
Hop on over to Spank the Baby to put on your dancing shoes and get swinging. This dance school offers group and private classes, as well as intensives to teach you all the swing and Charleston essential steps. This is a great way to get started if it’s your first time being introduced to swing. Check their calendar for seasonal swing-themed events, including workshops, classes, and social gatherings.
Address: Carrer de Vistalegre, 18 Baixos
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Take a step back in time one Sunday a month at Sala Apolo when the Barcelona Jazz Orquestra takes the stage for a night of music and dancing. The orchestra plays big band and jazz tunes to dance along to and patrons can bop the night away and do the Charleston. Depending on the month, the jazz and dance events might have a theme as well, so be sure to stop in or check out the website for the latest information about upcoming dances!
Address: Carrer Nou de La Rambla, 113
Temple del Swing
Temple del Swing offers classes for singles dancers of pairs, depending on the kind of swing you want to learn. To learn the Charleston, you don’t need to worry about having a partner since this class is taught without pairs. Classes are offered every day of the week except for Sundays so you are sure to find something that works for your busy schedule. Temple del Swing also hosts monthly dance parties and activities so that you have the opportunity to meet up with other Charleston fanatics.
Address: Carrer de les Moles, 32
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Seven Dance is a dance school that offers all types of dance classes, including the Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Shag versions of swing. The professional instructors at this dance school will teach you everything that you need to know to get out on the dance floor and get moving. For a full list of course descriptions and timetables, consult Seven Dance‘s website for more information.
Address: Carrer de Perill, 10
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