As well as teaching Balboa, Stephen recently qualified as an instructor for the new aerobics programme, JitterBlast. He'll be introducing classes in Birmingham in 2016, so check back soon for the latest information, or join the JitterBlast West Midlands Facebook page.



JitterBlast is an intense total-body dance fitness workout that mixes kicking, plyometric movement, and core building exercises – which shape muscle and improve balance, flexibility, and daily energy levels. The program utilizes interval-style training designed for burning calories and cardiovascular health.


JitterBlast uses high-energy moves from Swing dances like Lindy Hop and Charleston, and vintage Jazz, with some classic Hollywood Film dance moves thrown in. Learning how to dance to high-energy swing music, making an intense workout more of a dance party than a chore. Without knowing it, you will be learning a foundation of technique in swing and jazz dance that will inspire even professionally trained dancers.


There’s no partner required! JitterBlast is a solo dance format. Because this is a dance fitness program, it’s not about getting the moves right. It’s about harnessing the Jitterbug spirit and just having a good time. What you put into the workout is what you get out of it.


This is an environment welcome to all ages, genders, fitness levels and dance abilities. The only requirement is your willingness to have fun!


JitterBlast is designed by World Lindy Hop Champion and fitness trainer, Nick Williams. Besides his many competition titles, he’s been featured in music videos and has choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance? He has methodically designed this program using tools such as:


  • Interval Training

  • Muscle Confusion

  • Maximizing many muscle groups

  • Moving in different planes of motion

  • Speed and Agility

  • Plyometric movements

  • Flexibility training

Next JitterBlast classes:


English Studio, mac birmingham, B12 9QH


7.30pm on the following Tuesdays:

July 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

£5 per person

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