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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) -
* 11th & 12th April - SwingFest 2020 - a fabulous weekend of live music, workshops and dancing!

Please read our policy on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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.

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.


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!



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In line with official government advice re COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all our classes and dancing are now closed until further notice. Stay safe, look after your families, friends & neighbours - and see you on the other side.

Sunday 5 April

Swingland Twickenham - class and dancing

Learn to swing dance in Twickenham, Middx - every Sunday

3.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class

4.30pm Dancing/practice

Monday 6 April

No Brixton classes for now

Brixton classes (Mondays) are closing during the Covid-19 outbreak - back as soon as possible!  Currently all our other regular weekly classes and dancing are running.

Tuesday 7 April

C Jam - classes and dancing

Classes and dancing at South London's Premier - and longest running - Swing Dance Night! Every Tuesday
This Tuesday come and learn the Big Apple - classic jazz routine. I figure we'll need something non-contact that takes a decent amount of weeks to teach so Big Apple it is. Come and have some fun!
Beginners swing class first with no need to rotate partners unless you want to, then Big Apple.
See you at The Bedford!

Wednesday 8 April

Swingland Windsor - classes

Learn to swing dance in Windsor, Berkshire - every Wednesday

Thursday 9 April

A-Train - classes and dancing

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

Saturday 11 April

South London SwingFest 2020

Established in 2015, South London SwingFest is an annual festival of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing at The Bedford, Balham in the heart of South London.  We have the most amazing weekend of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing lined up for you as we take over The Bedford for the Easter holiday!
For details and booking see www.swingfest.org.uk.

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C Jam
A-Train
Elysian Den
The 1931 Club
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