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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 at JUMPIN' :-

31 Mar - JUMPIN' Vintage Swing Dance Night - DJ Special!

Friday Vintage Swing Dance Night. Includes beginners swing dance class - no partner needed! DJ Special - guest Swing DJs spin 1930s-50s swing & RnB for dancing. £12 on the door, all welcome!

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

With Romayne and Oli (Swingland Brixton)

9.00pm - 1.00am Dancing to top swing DJs - in The Ballroom

With DJs Markus 'Big Papa Mac' Rosendal, Holly France and Swingland's Martin Ellis


See other dates

JUMPIN'

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.

  • 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 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 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.


    JUMPIN' takes place every month, usually on the last 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 JUMPIN'

  • 31 March - £12 (£10 conc) on the door

The beginners swing dance class is included in the price.
Doors and bar open from 8pm and the class kicks off at 8.15pm.
Last admission is 10.30pm.


How to get to 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 17 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.com


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 & Drinks 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!

31 Mar - JUMPIN' Vintage Swing Dance Night - DJ Special!

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

With Romayne and Oli (Swingland Brixton)

9.00pm - 1.00am Dancing to top swing DJs - in The Ballroom

With DJs Markus 'Big Papa Mac' Rosendal, Holly France and Swingland's Martin Ellis


Our club nights
C Jam
A-Train
JUMPIN'!
Friday Night Swing
Swing Balls/Festivals
On today

Thursday 23 March

A-Train - Hammersmith

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

7.45pm Beginners class

8.45pm Dancing/Practice

9.15pm Intermediates class

9.15pm Beginners follow-up class

10.00pm Dancing

Thursday 23 March

A-Train - Hammersmith

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

Friday 24 March

Friday Night Swing - Windsor

Friday night swing dance party with beginners swing dance class and top swing DJs. Upstairs in the auditorium, 8pm-midnight

Saturday 25 March

One-day workshop - Beginner/improver Lindy hop

Lindy hop fundamentals - master the basics - Swing Out, Lindy Turn and Circle, Texas Tommy, partnered Charleston - plus essential variations.

Sunday 26 March

Swingin' Sundays - Twickenham

Learn to Lindy hop in Twickenham, Middx

Monday 27 March

Swing Kitchen - Brixton

Learn to Lindy hop in Brixton

Swing Station - Windsor

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

Tuesday 28 March

C Jam - Balham

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

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