Swing out!

Friday 23 March

Nothing in the diary for today, sorry!

Sunday 25 March

Swingland Twickenham

Learn to swing dance in Twickenham, Middx - every Sunday

Monday 26 March

Swingland Brixton

Learn to swing dance in Brixton - every Monday

Tuesday 27 March

C Jam

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

Thursday 29 March


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

Friday 30 March

South London SwingFest 2018 - workshops for all levels, amazing live bands, top swing DJs and more!

We have the most amazing 3 days of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing til the early hours lined up for you as we take over The Bedford for the Easter holiday!

JUMPIN' - Vintage Swing Dance Party

Kicking off South London SwingFest a special JUMPIN' with beginners swing dance (Lindy hop) class and dancing til late to top swing DJs!

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Welcome to Swingland

Learn to Lindy hop and swing dance!

Classes and events in and around London

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.


- 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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