Swing out!

Wednesday 21 February

Swingland Windsor

Learn to swing dance in Windsor, Berkshire - every Wednesday

7.45-8.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.45-9.30pm Improvers/intermediates Lindy hop class

Thursday 22 February

A-Train

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

Saturday 24 February

Workshop - Lindy hop fundamentals (beginners/improvers)

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

One-day workshop - authentic jazz dance

The Tranky Doo is a playful and stylish solo jazz routine from the '40s. If you're confident with some of the basic solo moves, picking up routines and/or with the Shim Sham, and want to try something a little more challenging, learning this workshop is a great next step. It's also a perfect opportunity for those of you who have learnt one half of the routine and want finally to nail it!

Sunday 25 February

Swingland Twickenham

Learn to swing dance in Twickenham, Middx - every Sunday

Monday 26 February

Swingland Brixton

Learn to swing dance in Brixton - every Monday

Tuesday 27 February

C Jam

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

Wednesday 28 February

Swingland Windsor

Learn to swing dance in Windsor, Berkshire - every Wednesday

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Welcome to Swingland

Learn to Lindy hop and swing dance!

Classes and events in and around London

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! All our weekly drop-in classes are running as usual
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Don't miss -
Beginners/improvers one-day workshop - Saturday 24th February. BOOK NOW!
Elysian Den - Sunday 18th March - beginners swing dance class then dancing to top swing DJs! Just turn up
SOUTH LONDON SWINGFEST - Friday 30th March Sunday 1st April - annual festival of swing music - live bands & top swing DJs, Lindy hop workshops for all levels. BOOK NOW!

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!

Established in 1998, Swingland is a leading and well-respected swing dancing school and swing dance and music promoter 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, events and live music nights, dance parties; choreography, private lessons, demos and performances; glamorous Swing Balls and more!

Classes & workshops

- 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 monthly social dance parties (This Joint Is Jumpin' and 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.

Choreography

- 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.


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!


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