Swing out!

Swingin' Sundays - Twickenham Lindy hop

Teachers - Martin and Ruth Ellis

Swingin' Sundays is Swingland's Lindy hop dance club at The Cabbage Patch in Twickenham, Middx, with dance classes every Sunday afternoon.

New to swing dancing? Our classes are fun and friendly, you don't need a partner and you can start any week - no need to book, just turn up!

Next at Swingin' Sundays :-

21 Jan, 28 Jan - Swingin' Sundays

Learn to Lindy hop in Twickenham, Middx

3.30pm - 4.15pm Beginners Lindy hop class

Learn all the basics of swing dancing (Lindy hop). Join any week, no partner needed. Absolute beginners welcome! 60mins class followed by 15mins practice.

4.15pm - 4.30pm Dancing/practice

Practise what you've learnt - swing out to the best recorded music!

4.30pm - 5.15pm Improvers/intermediates Lindy hop class

Moving on from the basics - develop your Lindy hop vocabulary and technique


See other dates

About Twickenham Lindy hop (Swingin' Sundays)

A fun beginners/improvers Lindy hop class every Sunday afternoon* - all welcome, no partner or previous experience required. No need to book, just turn up!

Swing dancing is an increasingly popular pastime and is probably the most fun you can possibly have keeping in shape! It is very sociable - come with friends, a partner or on your own - everyone is welcome and you'll soon feel at home!

Please do join our regulars on our Swingland Twickenham Facebook page!

What we teach

We teach the original swing dance - the Lindy hop as danced in the great ballrooms of the Harlem Renaissance, such as The Savoy

You will learn all the fundamental Lindy hop steps - with plenty of emphasis on technique to get things right from the very beginning.


*except Bank Holiday weekends and the occasional international Rugby match Sundays - see dates

Swingin' Sundays - Class details

Join any time. No need to book (just turn up). No partner needed.

See also What to wear.

  • Beginners/improvers

    3.30pm - beginners/improvers class (Lindy hop fundamentals)
    Learn all the basics with simple fun routines aimed at getting you dancing quickly - with plenty of emphasis on good lead/follow technique and connection. Includes practice time. Absolute beginners always welcome. No partner needed!

    Followed by 15mins practice.

  • Improvers/intermediates

    4.30pm - improvers/intermediates class (Lindy hop)
    Move your dancing to the next level! Knowledge of 6-count and 8-count fundamentals required. No partner needed!

Class rotation

We rotate partners regularly in the class so you don't need to bring a partner and you get a chance to dance with everyone. This is the best way to learn and it's a great way to meet people too! We strongly suggest that you join in the rotation, you will learn much quicker!

Your teachers

The classes at Swingin' Sundays are taught by Martin and Ruth Ellis.

Swingin' Sundays - Admission

The beginners class kicks off at 3.30pm - please be prompt. If you get there earlier the main bar is open for food and drinks.

  • Admission - £10 one class

    Includes practice time.

  • £12 both classes

    There is an extended period where you will probably want to do both classes as you move from beginners through to improvers/intermediates - so we offer a substantial discount for taking both classes.

Cash or debit/credit card - please pay Martin in the class.


Class cards

Our pre-paid class cards (now valid at all regular Swingland nights) are convenient and can save you money.

  • 5 weeks - £50 (save up to £10)

    Purchase on the door or on-line.

How to get to Swingin' Sundays

The Cabbage Patch is a world-famous, historic pub opposite Twickenham railway station. You'll find us in the "Recording Studio" downstairs - follow the signs for the correct door or ask at the main bar.


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

By train - The Cabbage Patch is one minute walk from Twickenham Station (mainline to Waterloo, Richmond etc.). Cross the road and turn left, you'll find the pub on your right.

By bus - 110, 267, 281, 281, 681.

By car - There is parking in local streets.

Map

Useful links
Train timetables & tickets
Bus timetables - Twickenham Station
AA Route Planner
Parkopedia parking map - TW1 3SZ

The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Swingin' Sundays - Dates

Shown below are dates for the next few months.

21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr - Swingin' Sundays

Learn to Lindy hop in Twickenham, Middx

3.30pm - 4.15pm Beginners Lindy hop class

Learn all the basics of swing dancing (Lindy hop). Join any week, no partner needed. Absolute beginners welcome! 60mins class followed by 15mins practice.

4.15pm - 4.30pm Dancing/practice

Practise what you've learnt - swing out to the best recorded music!

4.30pm - 5.15pm Improvers/intermediates Lindy hop class

Moving on from the basics - develop your Lindy hop vocabulary and technique


Friday 19 January

Nothing in the diary for today, sorry!

Sunday 21 January

Swingin' Sundays

Learn to Lindy hop in Twickenham, Middx

Elysian Den

Monthly Sunday night swing dance with beginners class and 2 hours of dancing to top vintage DJs and occasional live band!

Monday 22 January

Swingland Brixton

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Tuesday 23 January

C Jam

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

Wednesday 24 January

Swingland Windsor

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Thursday 25 January

A-Train

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

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