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This Joint Is Jumpin'!

This Joint Is Jumpin' is Swingland's monthly Friday night swing dance party at The Bedford in South London - featuring the very best live music plus top swing DJs! Includes FREE taster swing 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!

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DEC.org.uk Friday 15th May DJ-only special with proceeds to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. £10 on the door includes beginners swing dance class. All welcome, no partner needed. Just turn up!

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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.

There is no need to book - just turn up.

  • 8pm Doors open
  • 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 Taster 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 there is no need to book - just turn up. The class is aimed at absolute beginners.

  • 9pm-late Live music, top swing DJs and dancing
  • 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.

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 main bar is open throughout the evening and the bar in the ballroom will be open from 9pm (after the dance class).

See Food & Drink at The Bedford

Admission to This Joint Is Jumpin'

Doors and bar open from 8pm and the class kicks off at 8.15pm.

  • Full price - £12 on the door
  • Concessions - £8 on the door
  • Available to NUS/Equity members - please show your ID on the door.

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

The taster swing dance class is included in the price.

The band is on stage for two sets, first set 9.30pm, second set 11pm.

Last admission is 11pm.

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!

Nothing in the diary right now - please check back soon!

  • FRIDAY NIGHT DANCING! @ The Bedford - Fri 15 May
  • FRIDAY NIGHT DANCING! @ The Firestation, Windsor - Fri 5 June
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