I took my first class last night and over the next 6 weeks will be learning the basics of Lindy Hop and the Charleston.
It might sound like an easy thing to learn but it’s really challenging for me - I don’t instinctively know the difference between left and right and while my fine motor skills are excellent, making coordinated bigger movements is really hard. I learned last night that you dance with your body first and the feet have to follow from there and I’m all over the place! hahaha
The teachers are so lovely, I’m thinking I might film them when they’re demonstrating the steps slowly so I can practice in between classes and work my way up from there! I’m also learning the follower moves first because I’m new and it’s easier because you learn a lot from the leads so it’s an additional learning layer.
I plan to keep doing 6 week cycles of the beginner course until I’m ready to move up to the intermediate class.