Swing out!

Welcome to Swingland

Learn to Lindy hop and swing dance in London!

Lindy hop (also known as Jitterbug or Jive) is the original style of swing dancing - from the dance halls of 1920s and 30s Harlem to the worldwide swing craze of the 1940s and the rock'n'roll of the 1950s. Over the last 20-30 years swing dancing has been enjoying a renaissance - and London is one of the major cities driving this revival!

Established in 1998, Swingland is a leading and well-respected swing dancing school and swing dance and music promoter based in the London area.

We teach Lindy hop and related dances, including East Coast ("6-count") Swing, Charleston and authentic Jazz dance.

We provide weekly swing dance classes, events and live music nights, dance parties; choreography, private lessons, demos and performances; glamorous Swing Balls and more!

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Swing dance London... and now Windsor!

  • Classes & workshops
  • - regular weekly classes and workshops where you can learn and practise in a fun and friendly environment.

  • Clubs/events/dance parties
  • - after the classes, our club nights feature dancing to top swing DJs and regular live bands. Swingland is the team behind renowned London Lindy hop club C Jam, as well as A-Train and Swing Cellar. We also run monthly social dance parties (This Joint Is Jumpin' and Friday Night Jive!) - as well as supporting larger annual events including 1920s/30s/40s Vintage dances such as the glamorous and very grand Savoy Ball.

  • Choreography
  • - Swingland is run by Martin Ellis who also choreographs the Attic Cats Lindy hop performance group. Martin and the Swingland team are available for private/group classes (eg wedding "first dance"), demos, performances (eg corporate events) and for video, film and TV work.


Swingland is very much dedicated to the original "Savoy" style of Lindy hop, from the ballrooms of 1930s Harlem and we pride ourselves on teaching great technique throughout our classes, believing this to be the key to becoming an accomplished swing dancer.

Swing dancing can be cool and laid-back or fast and high-energy. It's a great way to get - and stay - fit, and meet people from all walks of life. It's also highly addictive - mostly because it's so much fun!

So get "hep to the jive" - and get the swing thing with Swingland!


If you're new to our website or are thinking of taking up swing dancing for the first time, we hope you'll find everything you need here. You can start any of our drop-in classes at any time - you don't need to book or commit to turning up every week - just turn up as and when you can. You don't need a partner either - plenty of people turn up on their own or with friends - and we rotate people in the classes as it's the best way to learn. If you have any questions please do contact us - we'll be glad to help - and we look forward to seeing you soon!
- Martin and the Swingland team

Why choose Swingland?

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C JamA-TrainThis Joint Is Jumpin'!Friday Night Jive!
This week

Thursday 24 April

A-Train

West London`s Premier Swing Dance Night!

7.45pm Beginners class + practice

9.00pm Improvers/intermediates class

9.00pm Intermediates/Advanced class

9.30pm Dancing


Saturday 26 April

One-day workshop - Beginners/Improvers

LEADS NEEDED! We currently need more leads for this workshop - leads or lead+follow please book now - thanks!
Lindy hop fundamentals - master the 8-count basics - Swing Out, Lindy Turn and Circle, Texas Tommy, partnered Charleston - plus essential variations. Advance booking required.

Monday 28 April

Swing & Jive in Windsor

Lindy hop in Brixton

Tuesday 29 April

C Jam

The home of Savoy style Lindy hop in London. 2 rooms!

Now booking
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24 Apr 15:05 - Workshop this Saturday - spaces for leads/lead+follow View

16 Apr 14:55 - Easter Holiday - classes and dancing View

14 Apr 10:45 - Live music this Friday! Plus details of workshops, dancing and more live music dates! View

11 Apr 10:35 - Workshop tomorrow - spaces for leads/lead+follow View

2 Apr 17:30 - April Newsletter - Friday night dancing, live music, Lindy hop workshops and more! View

28 Mar 18:55 - Calling all LEADS! Beginners/Improvers workshop this Saturday View

27 Mar 09:30 - Beginners/Improvers workshop this Saturday - master the 8-count basics! View

18 Mar 15:30 - The Savoy Ball - this Saturday! View

4 Mar 12:55 - March Newsletter - Friday night dancing, Savoy Ball, Lindy hop workshops, live music and more! View

22 Feb 09:05 - February Update - Lindy hop workshops, Friday night dancing, live music and more! View

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