Lisa McGurk

Has been a professional dance teacher since 1996.
She was part of the original “Jumpin at the Woodside” teaching lineup and taught alongside the great Frankie Manning. She was subsequently mentored by Frankie’s long term dance partner “Erin Stevens” whose influence can still be seen today. Described as being the “best follow in the business” she has since trained with some of the top UK and European dance teachers and has performed in cabaret with many of the UK’s top Swing and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues bands.
She has taught at many events and to all levels of dancers across the UK, from schools to dance weekenders.
With a great understanding of the way structured dance works, she is able to pass on her knowledge to her students. Always giving them the full information to make them the best dancers they can be. Described as having the “the patience of a saint!”

Alan McGurk

Started dancing “under protest” in 2004, but, after the first few lessons and a regional competition win in 2006, has been hooked ever since.
He has trained with some of the top UK and European dance teachers, and in 2009, started teaching weekly classes and at dance events across the UK.
Having played guitar in various bands over the years and more recently the ukulele, harmonica and bodhran, he is keen to pass on his knowledge of rhythm and musicality to his students.
Classes & Workshops
Classes & Workshops
We run our own weekly classes on a Tuesday night at two levels. Absolute beginners and Improvers.

If we have enough demand, we will also run workshops on a Sunday. Look out for flyers and more info here.

Our dances are practice nights, a chance to have a go at the new moves you have been learning in class. A relaxed atmosphere to catch up with friends and classmates for a social and a dance.

With a whole night of music for you to dance to, pick a track that you like, get up and have a go, with the best in 1940's/50 Jump Jive, Rhythm & Blues
If you have a music request please come and ask.

It’s the best way to improve, just get up and go for it. Once you’ve taken that first step you’ll never look back!

Tea & Coffee provided free or you can bring your own drinks and nibbles!

We will be on hand to help you.

Hire us to come along to your party - whether it's a wedding, retirement, birthday, hen or any other special occasion. We will come along and teach some fun dance lessons and get your party started. A great ice breaker.
Demonstrations - Festivals - Corporate Events
Demonstrations - Festivals - Corporate Events
If you are running a festival and would like some visual entertainment, we can come along and dance to live music or bring our own sound system and fill in between entertainment.

We can come along to your corporate/team building day and provide a fun event to get your employees dancing.

Private Lessons
Private Lessons
One to one tuition or in a small group. If you want to fast track your dancing, work on something specific, ask all the questions you want.
Ideal for first wedding dance.