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  • JUMPIN'! @ The Bedford - Vintage Swing Dance Party - Friday 28 April @ The Bedford - JUST TURN UP!
  • 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!

Learn to dance

Wedding dances

Make your "first dance" that bit more special!

Spurred on by Youtube and TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing, lots of couples are choosing to make their wedding "first dance" a bit more special with some prior tuition or even choreography. We can help with anything from a few simple steps to a full-blown routine!


How many classes will we need?

That depends on what you are looking to achieve. During the first session we will be able to better advise you, but a rough guide would be one or two classes to "get by" through to ten or more if you want a choreographed routine. If you are looking to do a full-on Lindy hop routine, you will almost certainly also need to take a number of drop-in classes and/or workshops, to at least intermediate level and will need to set aside significant time to learn.

What music can/should we use?

We teach swing dancing - so your music does have to be swing. For a wedding dance this can be quite flexible, ranging from 1930s and 40s Big Band swing through to swinging modern tracks. Many people choose to use "lounge swing" (eg Rat Pack) with its romantic themes - as did Swingland founder and director Martin Ellis and his wife Ruth (Martin and Ruth teach together at our weekly classes in Windsor).

Availability

Our best availability is early evenings directly before one of our regular group classes - although we always have to confirm with the venue. This can be cheaper too as we already have the space.

At certain times of the year we are very busy - availability during the Summer months is often much more likely.

Rates

The rate varies depending on the teacher, what is required, the number of people, location and time of day - but a rough guide to price would be £60 per hour for a couple plus studio hire if required.

How to book

Please contact us by e-mail in the first instance.

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