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Welcome to Swingland

Swing Dancing

Dance lessons, workshops, events and choreography

London and Windsor, UK

Swing • Lindy hop • Jitterbug • Jive • Charleston • Jazz dance

Welcome to Swingland!

New to swing dancing? Our drop-in classes are fun and friendly, you don't need a partner and you can start any week - no need to book, just turn up! Our monthly workshops require advance booking.
Don't miss these! (now booking) -
* Saturday 21st December - The Winter Swing Ball
* Tuesday 31st December - New Year's Eve Swing Dance Party

Established in 1998, Swingland is a leading and well-respected swing dancing school and swing dance and music event organiser based in the London area.

We teach Lindy hop and related dances, including East Coast ("6-count") Swing, Charleston and authentic Jazz dance.

We provide weekly swing dance classes and dance parties, events and live music nights, choreography, private lessons, demos and performances, glamorous Swing Balls and more!

Learn to swing dance
Lindy hop, jitterbug, jive, Charleston

- regular weekly classes and workshops where you can learn and practise in a fun and friendly environment.

If you're new to our website or are thinking of taking up swing dancing for the first time, we hope you'll find everything you need here. You can start any of our drop-in classes at any time - you don't need to book or commit to turning up every week - just turn up as and when you can. You don't need a partner either - plenty of people turn up on their own or with friends - and we rotate people in the classes as it's the best way to learn. If you have any questions please do contact us - we'll be glad to help - and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Clubs/events/dance parties

- after the classes, our club nights feature dancing to top swing DJs and regular live bands. Swingland is the team behind renowned London Lindy hop clubs C Jam and A-Train. We also run seasonal Swing Balls (eg The Winter Swing Ball) and monthly social dance parties (eg Elysian Den) - as well as supporting larger annual events including 1920s/30s/40s Vintage dances such as the glamorous and very grand Savoy Ball and Festivals such as South London SwingFest.


- Swingland is run by Martin Ellis who also choreographs and trains a fantastic Lindy hop performance company, Fireflies. Martin and the Swingland team are available for private/group classes (eg wedding "first dance"), demos, performances (eg corporate events) and for video, film and TV work.

Lindy hop (also known as Jitterbug or Jive) is the original style of swing dancing - from the dance halls of 1920s and 30s Harlem to the worldwide swing craze of the 1940s and the rock'n'roll of the 1950s. Over the last 20-30 years swing dancing has been enjoying a renaissance - and London is one of the major cities driving this revival!

Swingland is very much dedicated to the original "Savoy" style of Lindy hop, from the ballrooms of 1930s Harlem and we pride ourselves on teaching great technique throughout our classes, believing this to be the key to becoming an accomplished swing dancer.

Swing dancing can be cool and laid-back or fast and high-energy. It's a great way to get - and stay - fit, and meet people from all walks of life. It's also highly addictive - mostly because it's so much fun!

So get "hep to the jive" - and get the swing thing with Swingland!

New to swing dancing?

Why choose Swingland?

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Sunday 15 December

Xmas/New Year holiday

Our Twickenham classes resume on Sunday 5th January. Don't miss our WINTER SWING BALL on Saturday 21st December and our NEW YEAR'S EVE Swing Dance Party on 31st December!

Monday 16 December

Swingland Brixton - classes

Learn to swing dance in Brixton - every Monday

Tuesday 17 December


Classes and dancing at South London's Premier - and longest running - Swing Dance Night! For our last C Jam of 2019 we have a very special night with Lindy hop lessons as usual then swing Djs plus live music from the wonderful Shirt Tail Stompers til late! All welcome, including absolute beginners.

Wednesday 18 December

Swingland Windsor - classes

Learn to swing dance in Windsor, Berkshire - every Wednesday

Thursday 19 December

A-Train - classes and dancing

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

Saturday 21 December


Swing into Christmas at Swingland's Winter Swing Ball! Dress to sparkle for a night of dancing to live Big Band music from Pete Long's Rocket Basie Orchestra (14-piece) and top swing DJs. Includes beginners swing dance class (no previous experience required) and short cabaret show. Non-dancers are very welcome so bring your friends!

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C Jam
Elysian Den
The 1931 Club
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