Invading Birmingham

Hello there, today I feel like I was whacked over by a truck … it’s not hungover and it’s not swungover either … I just got so tired … so I went to Birmingham on business yesterday and then I decided to pay Martyn Nelson a visit since I was around. On my way to Birmingham, I encountered some traffic, not something worth ranting about. However, on my way home, I left at around quarter past 10 and then a huge bit of M1 was closed so I had to drive through dark “foresty” roads … you know, the kind of dark roads you see in horror movies … roads where people get lost and then eaten or murdered or tortured … they were very dark, zero lights on … and I was a bit tired … I mean, very tired. Then I reached Northampton and half of the city’s roads were closed so I had to drive around the whole city and all … /rant.

This is going to be a short review as I got so much to do today. So I attended both classes and then socials afterwards. Classes were lovely and teachers were amazing. I was told by their fellow students that Swing Era was the best swing school in Birmingham. When I was doing classes, it reminded me of Club Savoy somehow. Perhaps because of mirrors in the studio? I love mirriors. People can take a look at how amazingly they look when they dance … or stand 😀

Martyn & Don
Martyn & Don

We did tons of swing outs. I learned a variation. I also learned variation of that variation. It was great. Social dancing took place at another place, 2 doors away. The room was tiny, maybe for 4 couples tops. It was a great way to practice the floor craft … and it was FREE! Drinks were also cheap. Parking was also either free or cheap. I paid £2.30 for 6 hours! In London, you may stay for 1 hour or less for £2 … I also bumped into a cat or should I say … the cat bumped into me? The place the school takes place, Moseley, is lovely as well. I think it’s a village or outskirts of Birmingham but what would I know? Lovely teachers, lovely classes, lovely people. If I was living in Birmingham, I’d be a regular student there for sure.

I don’t know when I am going to visit Swing Era again, June 25th should be the latest or I might attend some of their workshops in between now and then. And as always, a selfie/groupie/photo, etc … 😀

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Don Mazonas

Don Mazonas

CEO & Founder at Don Markets Limited
Hello, internet marketing (blogging) and swing dancing are two of my biggest passions. Combining them both was a good idea to spread the word about awesomeness of swing dancing. For more information about me, please check the "about" section of this blog.
Don Mazonas

Don Mazonas

Hello, internet marketing (blogging) and swing dancing are two of my biggest passions. Combining them both was a good idea to spread the word about awesomeness of swing dancing. For more information about me, please check the "about" section of this blog.

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