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Windsor Lindy hop

Beginners class at Windsor Lindy hop

Swing Station is Swingland's Lindy hop dance club at The Firestation in Windsor, Berkshire, with dance classes every Monday and occasional Friday night dance parties.

Next at Swing Station :-

26 Jun, 4 Sep - Swing Station

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

8.00pm - 9.00pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class

Learn all the basics of swing dancing - absolute beginners can join any week, no partner needed

9.00pm - 9.30pm Social dancing/practice

Practice what you've learnt, get to know people and build confidence with your first tastes of social dancing!


18 Aug - Friday Night Swing - Windsor

Friday night swing dance party with beginners swing dance class and top swing DJs. Upstairs in the auditorium, 8pm-midnight

8.30pm - 9.00pm Fun beginners swing dance class

No partner or previous experience required!

9.00pm - 12.00am Dancing

Dancing to top swing DJs


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About Windsor Lindy hop (Swing Station)

A fun evening of great music and dancing with a bunch of really friendly people!

Our Monday night classes usually attract between 20 and 30 people - mostly local - from all walks of life, and all age ranges (16+).

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 brand new Swingland Windsor 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 steps - with plenty of emphasis on technique to get things right from the very beginning.


Don't miss our occasional Friday night dance parties - also at The Firestation!

Swing Station - Classes & dancing

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

See also What to wear.

  • Beginners/improvers
  • 8pm - 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!

  • Dancing/practice
  • 9pm - social dancing
    Practise what you've learnt and get to know people! The bar upstairs is open throughout the evening too.

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 Swing Station are taught by Martin and Ruth Ellis - with Rosie Skinner helping when Ruth is unavailable.

Swing Station - Admission

The class kicks off at 8pm - please be prompt. If you get there earlier the bar/café is open upstairs from early evening.

Please pay at the bar upstairs and hand your receipt to the teacher downstairs.

  • Admission - £12
  • Includes class & dancing.

    Save money! Buy 5 weeks for £50 - available at the bar or on-line here.

How to get to Swing Station

The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture is housed in the historic Old Court - Windsor’s old Firestation, Magistrates Court & Police Station. Located on the corner of St Leonards Road & St Marks Road, look for the big red fire doors and red railings.

Upstairs is a friendly, fully licensed bar/café with comfortable sofas to relax before or after classes or dancing. The Firestation is open from 10am every day until midnight (except Sunday until 10.30pm).

The Monday night classes take place in the basement studio. Friday Night Jive is upstairs in the auditorium. For both you should pay at the reception desk to your left as you enter the building via the front door/lobby.

Website www.firestationartscentre.com/


The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture is at The Old Court, St Leonards Road (corner of St Marks Road), Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3BL.

By train - The Firestation is a fifteen minute walk from Windsor & Eton Riverside Station (mainline to Waterloo) or ten minutes from Windsor Central Station (shuttle to Slough with mainline to Paddington, Maidenhead and Oxford).

By bus - The Firestation is well served by buses to and from Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and the surrounding area. Routes 71, 191, 200, 701 & 702 either go right by us or very near by. Click here for Firstgroup bus route details and a neat interactive route map.

By car - Windsor and The Firestation are within easy reach of the M4 (Jct 6) and M40 (Jct 2). There is free parking in local streets outside the venue (please check signs as some bays are charged until 8pm, although the charge is very reasonable).

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Useful links
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Swing Station - Dates

Shown below are dates for the next few months.

26 Jun, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep - Swing Station

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

8.00pm - 9.00pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class

Learn all the basics of swing dancing - absolute beginners can join any week, no partner needed

9.00pm - 9.30pm Social dancing/practice

Practice what you've learnt, get to know people and build confidence with your first tastes of social dancing!


3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug - No Swing Station (Summer holiday)


18 Aug - Friday Night Swing - Windsor

Friday night swing dance party with beginners swing dance class and top swing DJs. Upstairs in the auditorium, 8pm-midnight

8.30pm - 9.00pm Fun beginners swing dance class

No partner or previous experience required!

9.00pm - 12.00am Dancing

Dancing to top swing DJs


Friday 23 June

Nothing in the diary for today, sorry!

Saturday 24 June

Workshop - Lindy hop fundamentals (beginners/improvers)

Lindy hop fundamentals - master the basics - Swing Out, Lindy Turn and Circle, Texas Tommy, partnered Charleston - plus essential variations.

Sunday 25 June

No Swingin' Sundays (Twickenham Stadium event)

Monday 26 June

Swing Kitchen

Learn to Lindy hop in Brixton

Swing Station

Learn to Lindy hop in Windsor, Berkshire

Tuesday 27 June

C Jam

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

Thursday 29 June

A-Train

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

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