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  • ONE-DAY WORKSHOP - BEGINNER/IMPROVER LINDY HOP - Saturday 29 April @ The Bedford - BOOK NOW!
  • LIVE MUSIC at C JAM @ The Bedford - Tuesday 2 May @ The Bedford - JUST TURN UP!
  • JUMPIN'! @ Lost Rivers - Vintage Swing Dance Party - Saturday 10 June @ Lost Rivers Elephant - JUST TURN UP!

JUMPIN'

(This Joint Is) JUMPIN' is Swingland's monthly Friday night Vintage Dance Party at The Bedford in South London - featuring top swing DJs (and occasionally live bands). A beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class is included. 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' :-

28 Apr - JUMPIN' - Vintage Swing Dance Party

Friday night Vintage Swing Dance Party. Includes beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class. London's top Swing DJs spin 1920s-50s hot tunes, swing & RnB for dancing. £10/8/6 on the door, all welcome! No partner or previous dance experience needed.

8.00pm - 1.00am Music and dancing - in The Ballroom

With top London swing DJs
INCLUDES

9.00pm - 9.45pm Beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class - in The Map Room

With Swingland's expert teachers

10.00pm - 10.15pm Cabaret Show - in The Ballroom

A short Cabaret show featuring Fireflies Swing Dance Company and Holly & Romayne


Door open 8pm, last dance 1am. Groups/parties welcome!

See other dates

About JUMPIN'

At our monthly Vintage 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.

    Doors open at 8pm - no need to get a drink downstairs as the Ballroom bar will be open, so please come straight upstairs!

  • Music and dancing - in the Ballroom
  • 8pm-late - London's top Swing DJs spin 1920s-50s hot tunes, swing & RnB for dancing
    We kick right into the music and dancing in the Ballroom and run all the way through til the last dance at 1am. 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 impossible to keep still!

  • Learn to swing dance! - in the Map room
  • 9pm - beginners Lindy hop class
    If you're new to swing dancing head next door into the Map Room at 9pm where you can learn a few simple, fun steps from Swingland's expert teachers. You don't need a partner and the class is aimed at absolute beginners.
    The music and dancing continues in the Ballroom.

  • Cabaret/dance competitions
  • Occasionally there is a little extra entertainment! - again, see Dates for details.


    JUMPIN' takes place on the last Friday of every month - please see Dates.

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


The Bedford Map Room

Admission to JUMPIN' - Friday 28 April 2017

  • With dance class - £10 (£8 conc) on the door
  • Without dance class - £8 (£6 conc) on the door
  • * Admission includes £1 drinks token valid at the Ballroom bar only (one token may be used per drink).
    * Groups of 10 or more (birthdays, parties etc.) - one free ticket (please contact us in advance).

Doors & Ballroom bar open and dancing from 8pm - the dance class is in the Map Room at 9pm.

Last admission is 11pm.


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!

28 Apr - JUMPIN' - Vintage Swing Dance Party

8.00pm - 1.00am Music and dancing - in The Ballroom

With top London swing DJs
INCLUDES

9.00pm - 9.45pm Beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class - in The Map Room

With Swingland's expert teachers

10.00pm - 10.15pm Cabaret Show - in The Ballroom

A short Cabaret show featuring Fireflies Swing Dance Company and Holly & Romayne


10 Jun - JUMPIN' @ Lost Rivers - Vintage Swing Dance Party

7.00pm - 12.00am Music and dancing

With live band and top London Swing DJs!
INCLUDES

7.30pm - 8.30pm Beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class

With Swingland's expert teachers

9.45pm - 10.00pm Cabaret Show - in The Ballroom

A short Cabaret show


Our club nights
C Jam
A-Train
JUMPIN'!
Friday Night Swing
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Thursday 27 April

A-Train

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 27 April

A-Train

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

Friday 28 April

JUMPIN' - Vintage Swing Dance Party

Friday night Vintage Swing Dance Party. Includes beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class. London's top Swing DJs spin 1920s-50s hot tunes, swing & RnB for dancing. £10/8/6 on the door, all welcome! No partner or previous dance experience needed.

Saturday 29 April

One-day workshop - Beginners/Improvers Lindy hop

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

Sunday 30 April

No Swingin' Sundays (Bank Holiday weekend) - back next week!

Monday 1 May

Swing Kitchen

Learn to Lindy hop in Brixton

No Swing Station (Bank Holiday Monday) - back next week!

Tuesday 2 May

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!

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