Monday 29 July 2024 - A-Train - Swing dance classes & dancing at The Hammersmith Club - London West | Swingland Dance co.

Swingland - A-Train @ The Hammersmith Club - Lindy hop classes & dancing

A-Train is Swingland's weekly Monday night swing dance and music club at The Hammersmith Club in West London, with Lindy hop classes for absolute beginners through to intermediate/advanced dancers, plus freestyle dancing to top swing DJs and occasional live bands.

What happens at A-Train?

A-Train runs on Monday evenings

Summer Schedule (May-September)

Starting out - beginners/improvers class - 6.45pm-7.45pm

For those new to swing dancing the evening starts with weekly drop-in classes aimed to make those first steps as straightforward and enjoyable as possible. Covering all the basic steps and rhythms of Lindy hop - different material is taught each week and the classes are designed so that you can join any time and you can progress without needing to be there every week. No previous experience required. Fun, social and informative! Rotate partners (no partner needed) or stay with fixed partner - your choice.

Practice time/social

After each class there is time to practise - and to grab a drink from the bar!

Improvers/intermediates class - 8.15pm-9.15pm

Challenge yourself and move your dancing to the next level! You need to be reasonably familiar with Lindy hop basics including swing out, Lindy turn and partnered Lindy hop Charleston to take this class. These steps are covered in our beginners/improvers classes and workshops. Partners all rotate in this class.

Social dancing at A-Train - from 9.15pm

After the classes it's dancing time - swing out to the very best recorded music from the 1930s, 40s & 50s. Newer recordings are also played - provided that they really do swing!

Winter Schedule (October-April)

Starting out - beginners class - 6.30pm-7.30pm

For those new to swing dancing the evening starts with weekly drop-in classes aimed to make those first steps as straightforward and enjoyable as possible. Covering all the basic steps and rhythms of Lindy hop - different material is taught each week and the classes are designed so that you can join any time and you can progress without needing to be there every week. No previous experience required. Fun, social and informative! Rotate partners (no partner needed) or stay with fixed partner - your choice.

Practice time/social

After each class there is time to practise - and to grab a drink from the bar!

Improvers class - 8pm-8.45pm

The bridge between beginners and intermediates - here we will move on from the absolute basics and cover more of the steps you need for intermediates. Partners all rotate in improvers.

Intermediates class - 9.15pm-10pm

Challenge yourself and move your dancing to the next level! You need to be familiar with Lindy hop basics including swing out, Lindy turn and partnered Lindy hop Charleston to take this class. These steps are covered in our improvers classes and beginners/improvers workshops. Partners all rotate in intermediates.

Social dancing at A-Train - from 8.45pm

During the Winter Season (October-April) social dancing is split into two short sessions, before and after the intermediates class.

After the classes it's dancing time - swing out to the very best recorded music from the 1930s, 40s & 50s. Newer recordings are also played - provided that they really do swing!

Live music at A-Train

Very occasionally we have live music at A-Train. These nights are definitely not to be missed - so check the calendar and save the dates!

Prices, booking, and schedule

Please see dates/booking for more details, including prices. Pre-booking is optional unless stated, but can save you money on the door price.


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