Learn to Dance

With Boogie Back Dance Co., we offer a variety of classes in Lindy Hop, Charleston and Solo Jazz, for everyone: absolute beginners and experienced swing dancers alike, in Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

Swing is, at its heart, a social dance, and our aim is to get you movin’ and groovin’ on the dance floor from your very first class. Lindy hop, one of the original swing dances, involves improvisation: mixing rhythms and patterns with vernacular jazz movements and charleston. Our classes are designed to help you get used to moving to swinging jazz music, and most of all, to feel the joy of this almost century-old dance.

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Learn how to party to old-school jazz!

Coming up...

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, our physical classes are currently on hold. We sometimes offer online lectures or social hangouts, and occasional live or pre-recorded classes that you can take in your time.

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Previous classes...

Some of our online sessions are available to join after-the-fact. Check them out below!

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Meet the teachers

The Boogie Back Dance Co. teaching team has grown since the school was started in 2012 by Jeannie Elliott, kicking off the swing scene in Cape Town. Now we're six-strong and growing, eager to share this dance around the city.

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Sarah Boyd

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Jes Ferguson

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Sam Sserwanga

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Brendan Argent

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Muriel Gravenor

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Jeannie Elliott

Join the community...

Connect with the local dance community using your preferred platform:

Facebook: Cape Town Swing dance community Facebook group
MeetUp.com: Cape Town Swing Dancing Meetup group
WhatsApp: Contact us to join 'Swing Dance Anytime'