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Elysian Den

Dancing at Elysian Den

Elysian Den is Swingland's new monthly Sunday night swing dance in the stunning Boston Room at The George IV Chiswick, West London - featuring vintage DJs, occasional live band and a beginners swing dance class

Swing. Dance. Heaven.

Magnificent, atmospheric Art Deco style venue with wonderful dance floor, great sound - and air conditioning.

Next at Elysian Den! :-

26 Nov - Elysian Den - live band night!

NEW! Monthly Sunday night swing dance with beginners class and 2 hours of dancing to top vintage DJs and occasional live band. Live band tonight - The Smokey Taps!

7.30pm - 8.00pm Beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class

Learn some steps to try out later. All welcome - no partner or previous experience required!

8.00pm - 10.30pm Music and dancing

Dancing to live music from The Smokey Taps plus top vintage swing DJs!


Elysian Den

At Elysian Den you'll find everyone from complete beginners to experienced dancers. Expect great swing music and a fun and friendly atmosphere. Depending on the time of year, anything from 50-100+ people attend.

There is no need to book - just turn up.

  • 7pm Doors open and beginners class

    If you're new to swing dancing this is an opportunity to learn a few simple, fun steps to try out later on. You don't need a partner and there is no need to book - just turn up. The class is aimed at absolute beginners.

  • 8pm Vintage swing DJs, occasional live band and dancing

    Dance the night away or just soak up the atmosphere!


  • There is no dress code, vintage-inspired is always welcome but casual is fine - see What to wear.


Elysian Den is an established vintage dance event formerly run by good friends of Swingland Aki and Gaia - re-launched by Swingland in August 2017

Admission to Elysian Den

Doors to the Boston Room open from 6.30pm. Beginners dance class 7pm. There is no need to book - just turn up.

Admission includes a drink voucher for use at the main bar.

  • Standard price - £10 on the door
  • Concessions (NUS/Equity with ID) - £8 on the door

    Available to NUS/Equity members - please show your ID on the door.


The beginners swing dance class is included in the price.

On band nights the band is on stage for two sets, first set 8pm, second set 9.15pm.

Last admission is 9.30pm.

Last dance 10.30pm.

How to get to Elysian Den

Elysian Den is held in the Boston Room at The George IV, Chiswick

The George IV one of Chiwick's best pubs with several bars and a lovely courtyard garden - at the very back you'll find the magnificent, recently renovated Art Deco style Boston Room (where you'll find Elysian Den)

Website www.georgeiv.co.uk


The George IV is at 185 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2DR.

By tube - District or Piccadilly Line to Turnham Green, 4-5 minutes walk. Turn left out of the station and walk down to Chiswick High Road. The George IV is across the road to your right. NB District Line trains runs all day on Sundays to/from Turnham Green, Picadilly Line trains run to/from Turnham Green from 10pm on Sundays

By train - Kew Bridge (30 minutes to London Waterloo via Clapham Junction), then bus.

By bus - All major bus routes, including E3, 237, 267 & 27 stop within 50 metres of the venue.

By car - there is plenty of free parking on Chiswick High Road and in local streets.

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Elysian Den - Bar and food

The main bar is open for drinks throughout the day and evening.

An extensive menu is available from the bar from noon til 8pm on Sundays. The Sunday Roasts are highly recommended!

Drinks at The George IV

Food at The George IV

Elysian Den - Dates

Shown below are dates scheduled for the next six months - for any dates already in the diary after that, please see our calendar. Keep checking back as new dates are added all the time!

26 Nov - Elysian Den - live band night!

NEW! Monthly Sunday night swing dance with beginners class and 2 hours of dancing to top vintage DJs and occasional live band. Live band tonight - The Smokey Taps!

7.30pm - 8.00pm Beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class

Learn some steps to try out later. All welcome - no partner or previous experience required!

8.00pm - 10.30pm Music and dancing

Dancing to live music from The Smokey Taps plus top vintage swing DJs!


Monday 20 November

Swing Station

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

8.00pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class

9.00pm Social dancing/practice

Swing Kitchen

Learn to Lindy hop in Brixton

7.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.15pm Improvers Lindy hop class

Tuesday 21 November

C Jam

Classes and dancing at South London's renowned - and longest running - Swing Dance Night!

Thursday 23 November

A-Train

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

Saturday 25 November

Half-day workshop (11am-1pm) - Improve your Swing out (improvers)

A half-day workshop dedicated to IMPROVING your Lindy hop Swing out!! (ie you need to know the Swing out but want to make it better).

Sunday 26 November

Swingin' Sundays

Learn to Lindy hop in Twickenham, Middx

Elysian Den - live band night!

NEW! Monthly Sunday night swing dance with beginners class and 2 hours of dancing to top vintage DJs and occasional live band. Live band tonight - The Smokey Taps!

Monday 27 November

Swing Station

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

Swing Kitchen

Learn to Lindy hop in Brixton

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