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New to swing dancing?

First steps...!

Whether you've never danced a step in your life and are convinced you've got "two left feet" - or you're an experienced dancer looking to learn a new style - we can help you!

For anyone starting something new, choosing where to learn can be quite daunting!

Our classes are really fun and friendly - and we always have new people starting every week. As a specialist swing school we have a fantastic reputation based on the quality of our teaching, our attention to detail and our passion for the dance - and we have been teaching since 1998.

You don't need to book for any of our regular weekly "drop-in" classes (see dates and locations below) - you just turn up - and you don't need a partner either.

At our weekly "club nights" (C Jam and A-Train) there is music and dancing after the classes - this is a great opportunity to practise the steps and to get to know "the scene" too. Look out for beginners classes at our monthly dances (eg This Joint Is Jumpin') and special events as well!

Prices vary depending on the format of the night - but are generally £10-£15 (with discounts available for NUS/Equity and for advance booking). We often run special offers for new people too - see the details for the class you're interested in!

Drop-in classes

Now booking - workshops and events

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Drop-in classes

Drop-in swing dance classes

Drop-in classes are where most people start learning to swing dance - they're fun, friendly and accessible. You don't need to be there every week, you don't need a partner, and most of our drop-in classes include essential practice time too.

  • no need to book, just turn up
  • no previous experience needed
  • no partner needed
  • start any week

Shown below are dates for the next month - for dates after that, please see our calendar.

See also What to wear, Worskhops, Private classes.


C Jam

The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD : www.thebedford.co.uk

17 Oct - C Jam - with live music tonight from the Shirt Tail Stompers!

7.45pm - 8.45pm Beginners class - in The Ballroom

8.00pm - 8.45pm Authentic 1930s/40s jazz dance class - in The Map Room

8.45pm - 9.15pm Intermediates class - in The Ballroom

8.45pm - 9.15pm Beginners follow-up class - in The Map Room

(9.15pm - 11.30pm Dancing - Live band - The Shirt Tail Stompers)

Details


24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov - C Jam

7.30pm - 8.30pm Beginners class - in The Ballroom

8.00pm - 8.45pm Authentic 1930s/40s jazz dance class - in The Map Room

(8.30pm - 9.00pm Dancing/practice)

9.00pm - 9.30pm Intermediates class - in The Ballroom

9.00pm - 9.30pm Beginners follow-up class - in The Map Room

(9.30pm - 11.15pm Music and dancing)

Details


A-Train

The Hammersmith Club, 11 Rutland Grove, London W6 9DH : www.hammersmithclub.co.uk

19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov - A-Train

7.45pm - 8.45pm Beginners class - in The Dance Hall

(8.45pm - 9.15pm Dancing/practice)

9.15pm - 10.00pm Intermediates class - in The Dance Hall

9.15pm - 10.00pm Beginners follow-up class - on The Balcony

(10.00pm - 11.00pm Music and dancing)

Details


JUMPIN' Vintage Dance Night

The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD : www.thebedford.co.uk

20 Oct - JUMPIN' Vintage Swing Dance Night

(8.00pm - 12.00am Dancing to top swing DJs)

8.15pm - 9.00pm Beginners swing dance class - in The Map Room

Details


Swingin' Sundays

The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3SZ

5 Nov, 12 Nov - Swingin' Sundays

3.30pm - 4.45pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class

Details


Elysian Den

George IV, 185 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4 2DR

29 Oct - Elysian Den

7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class

(8.00pm - 10.30pm Music and dancing)

Details


Swing Kitchen

Market House, 443 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LN

23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov - Swing Kitchen

7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.15pm - 9.15pm Improvers Lindy hop class

Details


Swing Station

The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3BL : www.firestationartscentre.com

23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov - Swing Station

8.00pm - 9.00pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class

(9.00pm - 9.30pm Social dancing/practice)

Details


Tuesday 17 October

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!

7.45pm Beginners class

8.00pm Authentic 1930s/40s jazz dance class

8.45pm Intermediates class

8.45pm Beginners follow-up class

9.15pm Dancing - Live band - The Shirt Tail Stompers

Thursday 19 October

A-Train

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

Friday 20 October

JUMPIN' Vintage Swing Dance Night

(This Joint Is) JUMPIN'! is Swingland's stylish monthly vintage dance night at renowned venue The Bedford in South London - featuring top swing DJs, occasional live bands and a beginners swing dance class

Monday 23 October

Swing Kitchen

Learn to Lindy hop in Brixton

Swing Station

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

Tuesday 24 October

C Jam

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

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