Swing out!

Lindy hop Brixton

Swing dancing at Electric Social

Lindy hop classes on Mondays at Brixton Community Base, Brixton, South London.

Next Lindy hop in Brixton :-

30 May - No Brixton classes (Bank holiday)

Brixton Lindy hop

Our Brixton classes opened in late 2011 and Ciana and Oli soon established a thriving local swing dance scene based around Electric Social, which sadly closed its doors in 2015 (you can still catch Ciana and Oli teaching the jazz dance class at C Jam on Tuesdays in Balham).

For 2016 we're very pleased and excited that Romayne Etwaroo has re-started classes, this time at Brixton Community Base!

If you're new to this

Swing is a lively and fun style of social dancing for people of all ages.

The classes are perfect for those with little or no dance experience. Swing dance is a great way of meeting new people, learning dance with a partner, keeping fit and having fun.

You will learn: - Basic fundamentals of Swing dance - Learn a variety of 6 count steps and footwork combinations.

You do not need to bring a partner.

Dance is a great way to boost confidence in a supported and fun environment.

If you have some experience

There is an intermediates class after beginners, aimed at those who are already familiar with the basics taught in the beginners classes.

Brixton Lindy hop - Class details

Join any time. No need to book (just turn up). No partner needed.

See also What to wear.

  • Beginners
  • 7pm - beginners Lindy hop class
    Learn all the basics with simple fun routines aimed at getting you dancing quickly - with plenty of emphasis on good lead/follow technique and connection as with all Swingland classes! No experience required. Absolute beginners always welcome!

  • Intermediates
  • 8pm - intermediates Lindy hop class
    Move your dancing on to the next level! You need to be familiar with all the basics taught in the beginners classes

Class rotation

Partners are rotated regularly in the classes so you get a chance to dance with everyone. This is the best way to learn and it's a great way to get to know people too! Even if you do come with a partner, we strongly recommend joining in the rotation - you will learn much quicker!

Your teachers

The class is taught by Romayne Etwaroo.

Romayne trained full time in Contemporary dance, Physical Theatre, Street and Ballet from the age of 16.

Her love of music from the 1920's to 1950's led her to Swing dance, ever since she has specialised in Lindy hop and the Charleston.

Romayne has since performed internationally for various dance and theatre companies, choreographers and artists in London, France, Italy and Japan.

She loves teaching and her classes are both energetic and fun.

Brixton Lindy hop - Admission

The class kicks off at 7pm - please be prompt.

  • Beginners class - £8
  • Intermediates class - £8
  • Cash only - please pay Romayne in the class

How to get to Brixton Lindy hop

Brixton Community Base is at Talma Road, Brixton, London SW2 1AS. Our classes are held in the Lower Ground Floor Hall.

Tube: Victoria line to Brixton
Turn left out of the tube and walk past the Ritzy Cinema and past the Library along Effra Road.
Turn left onto Mervan Road and continue until you come to Talma Road and then turn right.
The Community Centre is on the corner of Talma Road and Probert Road.

Buses to Brixton
3, 37, 45, 59, 159, 139, 109, 2, 2a, 2b, 133, 135, 37, 35, 322.

British Rail
Brixton station is 5 minutes walk away. Alternatively you can use Herne Hill station (Thameslink) then catch a bus or walk the 13 minutes to Brixton.

There is metered parking in Talma Road. Limited one day passes at £3.50 are available by prior arrangement.


Useful links
London Underground & Buses
Train timetables & tickets
AA Route Planner

Venue website www.brixtoncommunitybase.org

Brixton Lindy hop - Dates

Shown below are dates for the next two months - for dates after that, please see our calendar.

30 May - No Brixton classes (Bank holiday)

6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul - Lindy hop in Brixton

7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.00pm - 9.00pm Intermediates Lindy hop class

Our club nights
C Jam
This Joint Is Jumpin'
Friday Night Swing
Swing Balls/Festivals
On today

Wednesday 25 May

Nothing in the diary for today, sorry!

Thursday 26 May

No A-Train (holiday) - back next Thursday

Friday 27 May

Jumpin'! Vintage Dance Night - DJ Special!

Friday Vintage Dance Night. Includes beginners swing dance class - no partner needed! DJ Special - guest Swing DJs spin 1930s-50s swing & RnB for dancing. £10 on the door, all welcome!

Saturday 28 May

One-day workshop - Beginners/Improvers

Lindy hop fundamentals - master the 8-count basics - Swing Out, Lindy Turn and Circle, Texas Tommy, partnered Charleston - plus essential variations. Leads needed - lead or lead+follow booking now!

Monday 30 May

No Brixton classes (Bank holiday)

No Windsor classes (Bank holiday)

Tuesday 31 May

C Jam

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

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