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(This Joint Is) JUMPIN'!

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(This Joint Is) JUMPIN'! is Swingland's stylish monthly vintage dance night at renowned venue The Bedford in South London - featuring top swing DJs, occasional live bands and a beginners swing dance class

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20 Oct - JUMPIN' Vintage Swing Dance Night

(This Joint Is) JUMPIN'! is Swingland's stylish monthly vintage dance night at renowned venue The Bedford in South London - featuring top swing DJs, occasional live bands and a beginners swing dance class

8.00pm - 12.00am Dancing to top swing DJs - in The Ballroom

DJs Andrew "Tequila Mockingbird" Willis and resident Martin Ellis bring you the best in Big band swing, RnB, Jump and early RocknRoll

8.15pm - 9.00pm Beginners swing dance class - in The Map Room

Absolute beginners welcome, no partner or previous experience required


JUMPIN'!

At JUMPIN'! 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.

  • 8pm Doors open and dancing begins - in the ballroom

    No need to get a drink from the downstairs bar as the bar in the ballroom will be open, so please come straight upstairs!

  • 8.15pm Beginners swing dance class - in the map room (adjacent to the ballroom)

    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.

  • Top swing DJs (plus occasional live bands) and dancing

    Dance the night away or just soak up the atmosphere! As regulars to our Tuesday night classes C Jam will know, The Bedford's ballroom has one of the best dance floors around. With top swing DJs (and occasionally live bands) playing "the best swing music in town" you will find it hard to keep still!


  • There is no specific dress code, but an effort is much appreciated on a Friday night - see What to wear.

Admission to JUMPIN'!

Doors, bar open and dancing in the ballroom from 8pm. Beginners dance class in the map room 8.15pm.

There is no need to book but you can do so below if you wish and there is a discount for groups of 10 booking in advance.

  • Standard price - £10 on the door with dance class, £8 dancing only (£12 on band nights)
  • Concessions (NUS/Equity with ID) - £8 on the door with dance class, £6 dancing only (£10 on band nights)

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

  • Group of 10 - £70 (£100 on band nights) in advance - see below

OPTIONAL Advance Booking

On-line booking and payment (PayPal)

Please note

  • Advance booking is optional
  • No refunds although you may sell tickets on
  • Bring your PayPal receipt as proof of purchase
Advance tickets
Names of attendee(s)

NB Last admission is 10.30pm.

How to get to JUMPIN'!

JUMPIN'! is held at The Bedford in Balham - one of London's best live music and comedy venues - and home for the last 12 years to our Tuesday night classes and club C Jam!

The Bedford is an amazing Victorian venue incorporating several fully-licensed bars, a wonderful period ballroom upstairs (where you'll find JUMPIN'!) - and even a Shakespearean Globe Theatre!

Website www.thebedford.co.uk


The Bedford is at 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD.

By tube - Northern Line to Balham, 2 minutes walk. Turn right out of the station and walk up Balham Station Road. The Bedford is easily visible ahead of you.

By train - Balham (10 minutes to Waterloo or Victoria via Clapham Junction), 2 minutes walk as for tube.

By bus - Buses 315 (Bedford Hill), 355, 249 or 155

By car - Just off the South Circular (A205), Balham is easily accessible by car from all directions. There is plenty of parking in local streets, free after 6.30pm - or use the Sainsbury's car park opposite.

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JUMPIN'! - Bar and food

An extensive food menu is available in the main bar (on the ground floor).

The main bar is open throughout the evening and the bar in the ballroom will be open from 8pm.

See Food & Drink at The Bedford

JUMPIN'! - 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!

20 Oct - JUMPIN' Vintage Swing Dance Night

(This Joint Is) JUMPIN'! is Swingland's stylish monthly vintage dance night at renowned venue The Bedford in South London - featuring top swing DJs, occasional live bands and a beginners swing dance class

8.00pm - 12.00am Dancing to top swing DJs - in The Ballroom

DJs Andrew "Tequila Mockingbird" Willis and resident Martin Ellis bring you the best in Big band swing, RnB, Jump and early RocknRoll

8.15pm - 9.00pm Beginners swing dance class - in The Map Room

Absolute beginners welcome, no partner or previous experience required


17 Nov - JUMPIN' Vintage Dance Night

(This Joint Is) JUMPIN'! is Swingland's stylish monthly vintage dance night at renowned venue The Bedford in South London - featuring top swing DJs, occasional live bands and a beginners swing dance class

8.00pm - 12.00am Dancing to top swing DJs - in The Ballroom

Guest DJs join resident Martin Ellis to bring you the best in Big band swing, RnB, Jump and early RocknRoll

8.15pm - 9.00pm Beginners swing dance class - in The Map Room

Absolute beginners welcome, no partner or previous experience required


Tuesday 17 October

C Jam - with live music tonight from the Shirt Tail Stompers!

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

7.45pm Beginners class

8.00pm Authentic 1930s/40s jazz dance class

8.45pm Intermediates class

8.45pm Beginners follow-up class

9.15pm Dancing - Live band - The Shirt Tail Stompers

Thursday 19 October

A-Train

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

Friday 20 October

JUMPIN' Vintage Swing Dance Night

(This Joint Is) JUMPIN'! is Swingland's stylish monthly vintage dance night at renowned venue The Bedford in South London - featuring top swing DJs, occasional live bands and a beginners swing dance class

Monday 23 October

Swing Kitchen

Learn to Lindy hop in Brixton

Swing Station

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

Tuesday 24 October

C Jam

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

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