What to wear
Advice on shoes, clothes and dress code
Please wear what you will feel comfortable dancing in - but bear in mind that most of our drop-in classes are held in bars, clubs and pubs so please wear something appropriate for an evening in that type of venue. We recommend loose clothing with plenty of room to move and flat shoes rather than heels.
For the classes at our regular club nights (C Jam, A-Train, Swing Cellar), an effort is always appreciated but jeans, t-shirts etc. are absolutely fine - if you like to dress retro or vintage that is great and there are some people that do so regularly so you certainly won't feel out of place - but most people don't unless it is a special night.
For workshops we suggest loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes. For beginners, plimsoles, trainers or ordinary everyday flat shoes are fine. Shoes should be clean and non-marking. For airsteps workshops follows should bring a long-sleeved top. As you are dancing with partners, shorts and vest-tops are not appropriate.
Friday and Saturday evenings
At our weekend nights people generally make more of an effort to dress smartly.
Unless specifically stated, vintage or retro attire is not necessary (and in any case, smart modern is always an option). Gentlemen will usually wear a shirt rather than t-shirt, and many will wear a jacket and/or tie. Ladies a dress or skirt/trousers and a top and shoes with a small heel or smart flats.
The Winter Swing Ball
Vintage or retro attire is not necessary but a touch of vintage glamour/sparkle (or smart modern) would be appreciated!
Gentlemen we suggest wear a shirt rather than t-shirt, with a jacket and/or tie. Ladies a dress or skirt/trousers and a top and shoes with a small heel or smart flats.
No jeans/t-shirts or trainers please.
The Savoy Ball
This is one night where jeans/t-shirts and trainers etc. are strictly off-limits and will be refused entry!
This is the night to put on your glad rags - vintage/retro or smart modern (Black Tie/evening dress).
It's all part of the fun and helps make this once-a-year extravaganza extra-special!
Thursday 23 May
West London`s Premier Swing Dance Night!
7.45pm Beginners swing dance class
9.00pm Intermediates Lindy hop class
9.00pm Beginners follow-up class
Saturday 25 May
More leads needed! Leads or lead+follow please book now
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 27 May
Bank Holiday - no Windsor classes
Bank Holiday - no Brixton classes
Tuesday 28 May
The home of Savoy style Lindy hop in London