Swing out!

Windsor Lindy hop

Dancing at Friday Night Swing (June 2015)

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 :-

October 2017 - we look forward to seeing you every Monday at The Firestation as usual. The venue is under new management so for the time being please come straight downstairs and pay us in the class rather than paying at the bar. See you there!!

23 Oct, 30 Oct - 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!


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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.

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-9.30pm - social dancing/practice
    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.

October 2017 - we look forward to seeing you every Monday at The Firestation as usual. The venue is under new management so for the time being please come straight downstairs and pay us in the class rather than paying at the bar. See you there!!

Swing Station - Admission

The class kicks off at 8pm - please be prompt.

  • Admission - £12

    Includes class & social dancing/practice.


  • Block bookings - save money!!

    Save money by booking 5 evenings.

    • 5 weeks - £50 (save £10)

      Buy 5 weeks for £50.

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.


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).

Map

Useful links
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Parkopedia

Swing Station - Dates

Shown below are dates for the next few months.

23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 8 Jan, 15 Jan - 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!


25 Dec, 1 Jan - No Windsor classes (Xmas break)


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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