Swing out!
  • 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

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.


A-Train

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

27 Apr, 4 May, 25 May - 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 Dancing)

Details


JUMPIN' Vintage Dance Night

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

28 Apr - JUMPIN' - Vintage Swing Dance Party

(8.00pm - 1.00am Music and dancing)

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

(10.00pm - 10.15pm Cabaret Show)

Details


The Cable Street Rag Band at Juju's

JuJu's Bar & Stage, Ely's Yard, 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

6 May - The Cable Street Rag Band at Juju's

(7.00pm - 11.30pm Music and dancing)

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

Details


Swingin' Sundays

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

7 May, 14 May, 21 May - Swingin' Sundays

3.30pm - 4.45pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class

Details


Swing Kitchen

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

1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May - Swing Kitchen

7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.00pm - 9.00pm Improvers Lindy hop class

Details


Swing Station

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

8 May, 15 May, 22 May - Swing Station

8.00pm - 9.00pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class

(9.00pm - 9.30pm Social dancing/practice)

Details


C Jam

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

2 May - 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


9 May, 16 May, 23 May - C Jam

7.45pm - 8.45pm Beginners class - in The Ballroom

7.45pm - 8.45pm Authentic 1930s/40s jazz dance class - in The Map Room

9.00pm - 9.30pm Intermediates class - in The Ballroom

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

(9.30pm - 11.30pm Dancing)

Details


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

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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