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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

12 Dec, 2 Jan, 9 Jan - C Jam

7.30pm - 8.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class - in The Ballroom

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

(8.30pm - 8.45pm Dancing/practice)

8.45pm - 9.30pm Intermediates Lindy hop class - in The Ballroom

8.45pm - 9.30pm Beginners follow-up class - in The Map Room

(9.30pm - 11.15pm Music and dancing)


19 Dec - C Jam XMAS PARTY - live music from Graham Hughes and The Sunshine Kings!

7.30pm - 8.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class - in The Ballroom

7.45pm - 8.30pm Authentic 1930s/40s jazz dance class - in The Map Room

8.30pm - 9.00pm Intermediates class - in The Ballroom

8.30pm - 9.00pm Beginners follow-up class - in The Map Room

(9.00pm - 12.00am Live band + dancing)


Swingland Windsor

The Old Court Artspace, St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3BL

13 Dec - Swingland Windsor

8.00pm - 9.00pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class

(9.00pm - 9.30pm Social dancing/practice)


10 Jan - Swingland Windsor

7.45pm - 8.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class - in The Auditorium

(8.30pm - 8.45pm Dancing/Practice)

8.45pm - 9.30pm Improvers/intermediates Lindy hop class - in The Auditorium



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

14 Dec, 21 Dec, 4 Jan, 11 Jan - A-Train

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

(8.45pm - 9.15pm Dancing/practice)

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

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

(10.00pm - 11.00pm Music and dancing)



7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class

(8.00pm - 11.00pm Dancing)


Swingin' Sundays

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

7 Jan - Swingin' Sundays

3.30pm - 4.15pm Beginners Lindy hop class

(4.15pm - 4.30pm Dancing/practice)

4.30pm - 5.15pm Improvers/intermediates Lindy hop class


Swingland Brixton

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

18 Dec, 8 Jan - Swingland Brixton

7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.15pm - 9.15pm Improvers Lindy hop class


Tuesday 12 December

C Jam

Classes and dancing at South London's renowned - and longest running - Swing Dance Night!

7.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.00pm Authentic 1930s/40s jazz dance class

8.30pm Dancing/practice

8.45pm Intermediates Lindy hop class

8.45pm Beginners follow-up class

9.30pm Music and dancing

Wednesday 13 December

Swingland Windsor

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

Thursday 14 December


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

Saturday 16 December

The Winter Swing Ball 2017

Swing into Christmas at Swingland's Winter Swing Ball! Dress to sparkle for a night of dancing to live music and top swing DJs. Includes beginners swing dance class. Non-dancers are very welcome so bring your friends!

Monday 18 December

Swingland Brixton

Learn to Lindy hop in Brixton

Tuesday 19 December

C Jam XMAS PARTY - live music from Graham Hughes and The Sunshine Kings!

Lindy hop dance classes (or 1930s/40s jazz dance class in separate room) then live music from The Shirt Tail Stompers! Classes 7.30pm-9pm - all welcome including absolute beginners. No partner needed.
Band & DJs 9pm-midnight. £12 on the door.

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