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About DJam

19 -21 January - 2018

A bliss weekend of learning, dancing & partying in a beautful countryhouse hotel
Lindy Hop | Balboa | Jazz | Tasters 

We’re very excited to announce that registrations for DJam’s 11th annual Swing Dance Festival will open on Sunday 9 April. Come! Join us in Durham for a warm, relaxed and friendly weekend of high quality tuition in the beautiful surroundings of Beamish Hall Country Hotel where the large dance floors are vibrant but not overcrowded and where you can enjoy the company of lovely dancers and learn from talented and inspiring teachers. Immersed in this warm swing bubble, you are bound to become even more addicted to this wonderful dance.

We are have been overwhelmed with the positive and helpful feedback that you have given from the last DJam. You have told us about the classes that you love so we are delighted to announce that Balboa is back!
In addition to Balboa, DJam 2018 will also feature core tracks in Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz as well as a wide variety of taster classes.  Your teaching line up will include top international teachers such as Hector Artal and Sonia Ortega, Mel and Jo Calanglang and Cat Foley with more teachers will be announced soon!
New for DJam 2018 – Lindy Hop and Balboa Masterclass
If you feel that you are one of the most advance dancers at DJam and you want to learn more challenging technique in an intimate learning environment, then the Masterclass could be perfect for you!
New for DJam 2018 – Groups of 6 get £10 discount each
If you’d like to bring a group to DJam, let us know and we will send you your special discount code so that every group member will get discount. Plus….. for everyone who uses your code, you will get £10 cash back.
New for DJam 2018 – Easy Payment options
Early Bird tickets are only £140 / £130 pairs / £120 groups
You can choose to make one payment or reserve your Early Bird price with a deposit of £30, followed by 3 easy payments.
More information will follow.

Early bird registrations will open 9 April 2017 12pm GMT. Bedroom reservations at Beamish Hall Hotel are also open and you can book one of the beautiful bedrooms and be able to dance non-stop. Simply email Beamish Hotel Reservations Team. Let them know that you are part of DJam and you will be able to get the DJam discount pay just a £50 deposit to reserve your room. Rates are £99-£109 per room including breakfast for 2 people. 

With a packed programme of workshops and lots of social dancing, you can choose to do as much or as little as you like. Dancing at DJam is a great way to make new friends, learn new moves and techniques, and enjoy lots and lots of social dancing with a great atmosphere. So what are you waiting for? Book now to secure your place at this fantastic event.

DJam is brought to you by Lindy Jazz, a friendly swing dance community with weekly clubs in Durham and Newcastle. Lindy Jazz is registered as a Community Interest Company and is directed by one of its founders, Joo-Lee Stock. Our aims include encouraging community engagement through the joy of swing dancing and friendship.

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Arts Council Tel: 07719174544  Email:
Lindy Jazz HQ, Brancepeth Close, Durham DH1 5XL
Member of Foundation for Community Dance 2848
Member of the National Dance Teachers Association