Swing out!

Jumpin'!

(This Joint Is) Jumpin'! is Swingland's monthly Friday night vintage dance party at The Bedford in South London - featuring the very best live music plus top swing DJs! Includes beginners lindy hop dance class. Look out for occasional cabaret and dance competitions too! Non-dancers are very welcome so bring your friends to see what swing dancing is all about and how much fun it is!

Next This Joint Is Jumpin' :-

19 Feb - Jumpin'! Vintage Dance Night - with live music from Pronto Swing + DJs

Friday Vintage Dance Night. Includes beginners swing dance class - no partner needed! Live music from Airlie Scott's Pronto Swing plus top Swing DJs spinning 1930s-50s swing & RnB for dancing. £15 in advance (or on the door if available), all welcome!

8.15pm - 9.00pm Taster swing dance class - in The Ballroom

9.00pm - 1.00am Dancing to live music (Pronto Swing) and top swing DJs - in The Ballroom


This Joint Is Jumpin'

This Joint Is Jumpin'! - Vintage Dance Night

At our monthly dance party 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.

Advance booking is optional but check before travelling if you plan on coming and haven't got a ticket.

  • 8pm Doors open
  • No need to get a drink downstairs as the bar will be open, so please come straight upstairs!

  • 8.15pm Beginners swing dance 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 the class is aimed at absolute beginners.

  • 9pm-late Live music, top swing DJs and dancing (band sets 9.30pm and 10.45pm)
  • As regulars to our Tuesday night classes C Jam will know, The Bedford's Ballroom has one of the best dance floors around. With two sets from the live band plus top swing DJs playing "the best swing music in town" you will find it hard to keep still!

    Cabaret/dance competitions

    Occasionally there is a little extra entertainment! - again, see Dates for details.


    This Joint Is Jumpin' takes place every month, usually on the 3rd Friday, sometimes the 2nd Friday - please see Dates.

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

Admission to This Joint Is Jumpin'

  • 19 February - £15 (£12 conc) on the door - or buy in advance below
  • 25 March - £20 - book now at www.swingfest.org.uk
  • 29 April - £15 (£12 conc) on the door - or advance booking will be available nearer the time

The beginners swing dance class is included in the price.
Doors and bar open from 8pm and the class kicks off at 8.15pm.
The band will be on stage for two sets, first set 9.30pm, second set 10.45pm.
Last admission is 10pm.


Optional advance booking - Friday 19 February

Bringing a group? - contact us in advance for group prices

If you require more than one ticket please adjust the quantity on the PayPal form after clicking Buy Now.

Advance tickets - includes dance class!
Are you doing the class?

Please note that there are no refunds or exchanges under any circumstances - you may however sell tickets on.

How to get to This Joint Is Jumpin'

This Joint Is 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 This Joint Is 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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Bar and eating

An extensive food menu is available in the main bar (on the ground floor) from 6.30pm.

The bar is open throughout the evening for drinks.

See Food & Drink at The Bedford

This Joint Is 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!

19 Feb - Jumpin'! Vintage Dance Night - with live music from Pronto Swing + DJs

8.15pm - 9.00pm Taster swing dance class - in The Ballroom

9.00pm - 1.00am Dancing to live music (Pronto Swing) and top swing DJs - in The Ballroom


25 Mar - Jumpin'! Vintage Dance Night - with live music from King Candy & The Sugar Push + DJs - kicking off SwingFest 2016!

8.15pm - 9.00pm Taster swing dance class - in The Ballroom

9.00pm - 2.00am Dancing to live music (King Candy's Great Eastern) and top swing DJs - in The Ballroom


29 Apr - Jumpin'! Vintage Dance Night - with live music from King Candy's Great Eastern + DJs

8.15pm - 9.00pm Taster swing dance class - in The Ballroom

9.00pm - 1.00am Dancing to live music (King Candy's Great Eastern) and top swing DJs - in The Ballroom


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