When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Tony Huber
  • Course Code W22DNEE03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This mid-week evening Jitterbug course, new to Morley College, explores the vibrancy and energy of a range of vernacular dance styles deriving from 20th century African American dance culture. Advance your Jitterbug Dance even further. Emphasise on jazzing up your moves and developing your own individual Jitterbug dance style with fluidity and fineness. Choreograph your own routines and swing to some of the best big band and jazz tunes with sophistication and ease! Suitable and recommended for those who have some previous experience in swing dancing (1 to 2 terms or equivalent) though not exclusively. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course, you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Utilise a variety of basic steps and variations required for Jitterbug Dance
  • Perform a range of strolls to music
  • Utilise accurate advanced techniques and skills with fluidity and style
  • Acquire and recall a repertoire of at least 16 intermediate / advanced moves and their terminology
  • Gain jazz moves to improve your Jitterbug dance style and movement
  • Dance short advanced Jitterbug dance routines to all tempo music with confidence and ease


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The class will start with a warming up, usually by doing a stroll. You will learn individual dance moves through repetitive practice, following step-by-step demonstration and guidance from your tutor. The class will practice in pairs with different partners through frequent rotation and/or in small groups as well as working at your own pace. At the end of the session, learners will have the opportunity to dance a full routine with different partners in free-style dance at the end of the session. You will have the opportunity to work one-to-one with your Tutor and/or Assistant. You will have the chance to ask questions, discuss your learning with your fellow students, the Tutor and/or Assistant. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    The course is open to all. Some previous experience in Jitterbug Dance (e.g. 1 to 2 terms or equivalent) or related partner dances is preferable. There is no need to bring a partner. A level of physical fitness is required to maintain a session of sustained exercise. For adaptation of movement for individual learning needs, please speak to your tutor.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You should have a good level of fitness. As Jitterbug Dance is a partner dance, you should have the willingness to work with all participants. Good attendance and commitment will be highly beneficial in supporting your learning and progress. Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

    What you need

    You should wear appropriate and comfortable clothing and footwear. Footwear with a smooth sole (indoor-use) is preferred; trainers and high heels are not suitable. Please also bring a bottle of water.

    What you can do next

    You can progress to continue to study Jitterbug Dance at an even higher level and/or participate in Jitterbug, Swing and Jive social dances. Alternatively, the dance department offers a wide range of courses which your tutor would be pleased to discuss with you. Please contact dance@morleycollege.ac.uk for more information or visit our website at https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/