- Lindy hop classes on Mondays at Market House, Brixton, South London.
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If you're new to this
Swing is a lively and fun style of social dancing for people of all ages.
The classes are perfect for those with little or no dance experience. Swing dance is a great way of meeting new people, learning dance with a partner, keeping fit and having fun.
You will learn the basic fundamentals of swing dance - a variety of 6-count steps and footwork combinations.
You do not need to bring a partner.
Dance is a great way to boost confidence in a supported and fun environment.
Please do join our regulars on our Swingland Brixton Facebook page!
If you have some experience
There is an improvers class after beginners, aimed at those who are already familiar with the basics taught in the beginners classes. Here you will learn a variety of 8-count steps and patterns.
About Swingland Brixton
"Start the week as you mean to go on by learning to Lindy hop in Lambeth. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned dancer, this class beats your average Monday evening..." - Time Out London
Swingland's Brixton classes opened in late 2011 and Ciana Skeete and Oli Deans soon established a thriving local swing dance scene based around Electric Social, which sadly closed its doors in 2015. Early in 2016 Romayne Etwaroo re-started our Brixton classes and after a brief spell at Brixton Community Base she returned to the original venue, which had re-opened as Blues Kitchen. In early 2017 Romayne moved to the current venue - upstairs at The Market House - right in the heart of Brixton on Coldharbour Lane and closer to the tube.
Swingland Brixton - Class details
Join any time. No need to book (just turn up). No partner needed.
See also What to wear.
7pm - beginners Lindy hop class
Learn all the basics with simple fun routines aimed at getting you dancing quickly - with plenty of emphasis on good lead/follow technique and connection as with all Swingland classes! No experience required. Absolute beginners always welcome!
8pm - improvers Lindy hop class
Move your dancing on to the next level! You need to be familiar with all the basics taught in the beginners classes
Followed by 15mins practice.
Partners are rotated regularly in the classes so you get a chance to dance with everyone. This is the best way to learn and it's a great way to get to know people too! Even if you do come with a partner, we strongly recommend joining in the rotation - you will learn much quicker!
The classes are lead by Romayne Etwaroo.
Romayne trained full time in Contemporary dance, Physical Theatre, Street and Ballet from the age of 16.
Her love of music from the 1920's to 1950's led her to Swing dance, ever since she has specialised in Lindy hop and the Charleston.
Romayne has since performed internationally for various dance and theatre companies, choreographers and artists in London, France, Italy and Japan.
She loves teaching and her classes are both energetic and fun!
Swingland Brixton - Admission
The class kicks off at 7pm - please be prompt.
There is no need to book - just turn up.
- £10 one class
Includes practice time.
- £12 both classes
There is an extended period where you will probably want to do both classes as you move from beginners through to improvers/intermediates - so we offer a great value price for taking both classes.
Cash only - please pay Romayne in the class.
Our pre-paid Class Cards are convenient and can save you money if you take both classes or attend other Swingland classes and events.
- 5 weeks - £55
Purchase on the door or on-line.
How to get to Swingland Brixton
Our classes are held upstairs at The Market House - an independent bar and late night venue in the heart of buzzing Brixton.
The Market House is at 443 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LN.
By tube - Brixton on the Victoria line is 2 minutes walk away. Alternatively you can use Clapham North (Northern line) then catch a bus or walk (20 minutes).
By bus - bus routes 3, 37, 45, 59, 159, 139, 109, 2, 2a, 2b, 133, 135, 37, 35, 322.
By train - Brixton station is 2 minutes walk away. Alternatively you can use Clapham High Street (London Overground) or Herne Hill station (Thameslink) then catch a bus or walk (20 minutes).
Parking - in local streets.
Venue website www.market-house.co.uk
Google Business Page - Swingland @ The Market House SwinglandBrixton
Swingland Brixton - Dates
Shown below are dates for the next two months - for dates after that, please see our calendar.