West London's Premier Swing Dance Night!

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.

About A-Train

A night at A-Train is a mixture of classes, practice and social dancing. In any of the classes you may join in the partner rotation, or stick with one partner if you prefer. Unless otherwise stated, advance booking is optional and you may just turn up and pay on the door. Come alone, with a partner or a friend, or in a group (sorry, no children or pets).

A typical night at A-Train attracts around 50 people from all walks of life, and all age ranges.

The classes are taught by Swingland founder Martin Ellis, Jess Cameron, and Liza Patoux, with guest teachers on occasion.

The Hammersmith Club

The Hammersmith Club is a real gem of a venue - a recently-renovated period dance hall with a great dance floor and plenty of original features. The bar in the dance hall is open for drinks and snacks (crisps etc.) throughout the evening.

Beginners/improvers classes at A-Train

Covering all the basics of Lindy hop these classes from 6.30pm are fun, social, and informative.

Intermediates classes at A-Train

For those with good knowledge of Lindy hop fundamentals, this class at 8pm is guaranteed to stretch you. You'll need to be familiar with steps like the swing out, Lindy turn and partnered Lindy hop Charleston. If you don't know those steps yet, don't worry, we will cover them in beginners over time, or for a fast-track, try one of our regular beginners/improvers workshops!

Technique & styling classes at A-Train

As an alternative to intermediates this open-level class will help you improve all aspects of your dancing!

Social dancing at A-Train

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!

Prices and booking

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

Dates/schedule, prices & booking

Monday 3 January 2022

Showing dates for A-Train @ The Hammersmith Club on or after Monday 03-Jan-22. Switch to today

Concession prices where offered are valid for current NUS or Equity members - please show your membership card at the door.

Existing Swingland class cards will be honoured for all drop-in classes. A new class card scheme will begin in October.

Drop-in classes for all levels, and social dancing at A-Train

A-Train @ The Hammersmith Club - Monday 03-Jan-22, 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Weekly Lindy hop classes and dancing at West London's premier swing dance night! Absolute beginners join any week.

6.30pm - Beginners/improvers Lindy hop classLearn all the basics of Lindy hop! No previous experience required. Start any week.
7.30pm - Practice time/socialPractise what you've learnt - or just relax with a drink from the bar after the class.
8pm - Intermediates Lindy hop classChallenge 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.
8pm - Technique & styling classAs an alternative to intermediates this open-level class will help you improve all aspects of your dancing!
9pm - Social dancingDancing to top swing DJs.

£12 (£10 concessions) in advance or £15 (£12 concessions) on the door - includes one class plus practice and social dancing. Beginners/improvers class plus Technique & styling class - special combined rate £18 (£15 concessions) in advance or £20 (£16 concessions) on the door.
Pre-book or just turn up

Social dancing only at A-Train

Social dancing at A-Train - Monday 03-Jan-22, 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Social dancing at West London's premier swing dance night!

9pm - Social dancingDancing to top swing DJs.

£5 (entry after 9pm)
Pre-book or just turn up

Classes start and finish promptly at the advertised times. If you're running a bit late, please do join in and do your best to catch up - but we can't run past the finish time.

The Hammersmith Club

How to get to A-Train

A-Train is held at The Hammersmith Club - a stunning period dance hall in the heart of West London.

The Hammersmith Club

The Hammersmith Club is at 11 Rutland Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 9DH.

Entrance is via the large gate (pictured) then the new entrance porch to the left of the dance hall. NB the car park is private and must not be used.

Entrance gates to The Hammersmith Club

From the river - The Hammersmith Club is located on Rutland Grove, very close to Hammersmith Bridge. Rutland Grove is one street back from the Thames waterfront (Lower Mall) with its historic pubs and rowing clubs. To the East the Thames Path winds along the river to the City, and to the West the waterfront stretches as far as Chiswick Eyot. If you are walking from Lower Mall take Mall Road next to the Rutland Arms pub and turn right into Rutland Grove. The entrance to The Hammersmith Club will be on your right.

By tube - Piccadilly, District or Hammermsith & City Lines to Hammersmith, 5-10 minutes walk. From the tube exit cross towards King Street and then walk up Blacks Road into Hammersmith Bridge Road - Rutland Grove is the last turning on the right before the river/bridge. Alternatively walk up King Street and turn left opposite Primark then continue straight (Bridge Ave then Bridge View after crossing under the flyover) until you reach Rutland Grove - look for Digby Mansions ahead of you. Turn right into Rutland Grove and the entrance to the venue is on your left nestled between smart townhouses.

By bus - any bus to Hammersmith Bridge - there is a stop right at the end of Rutland Grove.

By car - Just off the A4, Hammersmith is easily accessible by car from all directions. There is free parking on Lonsdale Road just the other side of Hammersmith Bridge from the venue, and in some local streets. Kings Mall car park is just off King Street 5 minutes walk from the venue - open 24/7 and very good value. Parking outside the venue in Rutland Grove is metered until 10pm.

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Venue website www.hammersmithclub.co.uk/

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