Swing out!

Lindy hop Brixton

Practising the moves!

Lindy hop classes on Mondays at Market House, Brixton, South London.

Next at Swing Kitchen :-

26 Jun, 3 Jul - Swing Kitchen

7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class

Learn all the basics of swing dancing - absolute beginners can join any week, no partner needed

8.00pm - 9.00pm Improvers Lindy hop class

Moving on from the basics - develop your Lindy hop vocabulary and technique


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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 improvers class after beginners, aimed at those who are already familiar with the basics taught in the beginners classes.

About Brixton Lindy hop (Swing Kitchen)

"Start the week as you mean to go on by learning to Lindy hop in Lambeth. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned dancer, this class beats your average Monday evening..." - Time Out London

Our Brixton classes opened in late 2011 and Ciana Skeete and Oli Deans soon established a thriving local swing dance scene based around Electric Social, which sadly closed its doors in 2015.

Early in 2016 Romayne Etwaroo re-started our Brixton classes and after a brief spell at Brixton Community Base she returned to the original venue, which had re-opened as Blues Kitchen. At that time Oli returned to teach with Romayne.

For 2017 Romayne and Oli are excited to be moving to a wonderful new venue - Market House - right in the heart of Brixton on Coldharbour Lane and closer to the tube.


Please do join our regulars on our Swingland Brixton Facebook page!

Swing Kitchen - 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!

  • Improvers
  • 8pm - improvers 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 classes are taught by Romayne Etwaroo and Oli Deans.

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.

Swing Kitchen - Admission

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

  • Beginners class - £10
  • Improvers class - £10
  • Both classes - £12
  • Cash only - please pay Romayne in the class

How to get to Swing Kitchen

Market House is at 443 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LN. Our classes are held upstairs.

By tube - Brixton on the Victoria line is 2 minutes walk away. Alternatively you can use Clapham North (Northern line) then catch a bus or walk (20 minutes).

By bus - bus routes 3, 37, 45, 59, 159, 139, 109, 2, 2a, 2b, 133, 135, 37, 35, 322.

By train - Brixton station is 2 minutes walk away. Alternatively you can use Clapham High Street (London Overground) or Herne Hill station (Thameslink) then catch a bus or walk (20 minutes).

Parking - in local streets.

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Market House, Brixton

Swing Kitchen - Dates

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

26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug - Swing Kitchen

7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class

Learn all the basics of swing dancing - absolute beginners can join any week, no partner needed

8.00pm - 9.00pm Improvers Lindy hop class

Moving on from the basics - develop your Lindy hop vocabulary and technique


Friday 23 June

Nothing in the diary for today, sorry!

Saturday 24 June

Workshop - Lindy hop fundamentals (beginners/improvers)

Lindy hop fundamentals - master the basics - Swing Out, Lindy Turn and Circle, Texas Tommy, partnered Charleston - plus essential variations.

Sunday 25 June

No Swingin' Sundays (Twickenham Stadium event)

Monday 26 June

Swing Kitchen

Learn to Lindy hop in Brixton

Swing Station

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

Tuesday 27 June

C Jam

Classes and dancing at the home of Savoy style Lindy hop in London. 2 rooms!

Thursday 29 June

A-Train

Classes and dancing at West London`s Premier Swing Dance Night!

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